East Hampton Bests Westhampton, Again

Gordon M. Grant
Brooke Wittmer

Sophomore libero Brooke Wittmer secured East Hampton’s No. 2 seed in the Suffolk County Class A tournament.

She came through with 20 digs and four aces to aid East Hampton in a 25-17, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23 win over Westhampton Beach in the final game of the regular season Monday.

The four-set win October 21 helps the Bonackers (10-3 overall, 8-2 in League VI) improve on their five-set win over the Hurricanes back on September 23.

Senior setter Molly Mamay added 20 assists, setting up classmate Mikela Junemann for 13 kills in the road win.

Westhampton senior libero Belle Smith, who was honored for surpassing 2000 digs prior to the match, and competed in her second game back since spraining her ankle, racked up 45 more of them for her Hurricanes (13-4, 6-4). Junior Emma Citarelli had 14 digs and junior Jackie Glaser, 13, to go along with 12 kills.

The No. 3 Hurricanes were without one of their best hitters in sophomore Emmie Koszalka. Her older sister Ava, a senior, classmate Michelle Kryl, and junior Ella Donneson added five kills apiece. Kryl also came through with three aces and four blocks.

The county championship tournament begins Monday, October 28. Westhampton will host Amityville (0-12, 0-10) before the Hurricanes’ final rematch of the season against East Hampton on the road November 5. Both games are tentatively scheduled for 4 PM. Whoever wins would compete for the Class A title at Newfield High School November 11 at 2 PM. Undefeated Kings Park (12-0, 10-0) is the No. 1 seed. The Kingsmen have won eight straight county titles, earning the last five with wins over Westhampton.

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