HS Roundup: Barker field hockey loses first league game since 2005
Staff Reports Medina Journal-Register
On a pleasant fall Tuesday afternoon in Medina, the Mustang boys cross-country team turned in an inspired effort in a tri-meet sweep against Roy-Hart and Wilson, in Niagara-Orleans League competition.
Medina's Austin Heil led all runners with a time of 18:28, while the Mustangs' Dalton Cerbone came in second with a time of 19:08. Wilson's Wes Trank finished in third place.
Medina defeated Roy-Hart 19-37, and defeated Wilson 24-32. Wilson was able to earn a split by defeating Roy-Hart, 23-32.
The Mustangs move to 4-3 in league competition, while Roy-Hart drops to 1-6. The Lakemen are now 2-5.
Newfane 24, Albion 31
Newfane 16, CSAT 47
Albion 17, CSAT 46
AKRON — Newfane's Ethan Morgan led all runners with a time of 19:16, as the Panthers swept a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet at Akron Falls Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Albion's Evan Pappalardo and Jason Downs took third and fourth place, respectively.
Newfane improves to 6-1 in league play, while CSAT falls to 0-7. Albion is now 4-3.
Barker 15, Akron 48
AKRON — Barker's Sergio Cruz led all runners with a time of 17:25, as the Raiders won a dual Niagara-Orleans League meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Barker's Bryce Moeller took second, while the Raiders' Hayden Hathaway finished third. The best Tiger finisher was Tyler Gratz, who came in sixth overall.
Barker improves to 7-0 in the league, while Akron drops to 4-3.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Roy-Hart 15, Medina 50
Roy-Hart 24, Wilson 31
Wilson 15, Medina 50
Medina's Holly Heil led all runners with a time of 21:45, as Roy-Hart earned a sweep of a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Roy-Hart's Chelsea Herriven came in second place, while Wilson's Victoria Couturier took third.
Roy-Hart improves to 3-4 in league competition, while Medina falls to 0-7. Wilson is now 3-4.
Newfane 22, Albion 37
Newfane 15, CSAT 49
Albion 20, CSAT 36
AKRON — Newfane's Kelly Buchnewetch led all runners with a time of 21:40, as the Lady Panthers swept a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet at Akron Falls Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Kim Guerss of Newfane took second place, while Albion's Meredith Patterson and Hannah Wehling came in third and fourth respectively.
Newfane improves to 6-1 in league play, while CSAT falls to 1-6. Albion is now 3-4.
Akron 16, Barker 46
AKRON — The Lady Tigers' Eliza Papke led all runners with a time of 20:27, as Akron won a Niagara-Orleans League dual meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Akron's Margo Henley came in second with a time of 21:08, and the Lady Tigers' Kylee Schultz took third at 21:21.
Akron improves to 7-0 in league competition, while Barker drops to 5-2.
Kenmore East 1, Barker 0
TOWN OF TONAWANDA — Kaeli Mathias scored for Kenmore East with 19:29 remaining in the first half, as the Lady Bulldogs knocked Barker from the ranks of the unbeaten in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Tuesday evening.
Kenmore East goalkeeper Mackenzie Hadaway did an outstanding job in turning away a fair amount of scoring chances by the Lady Raiders, Barker coach Jeff Costello said.
"They made the most of their opportunities," Costello said. "They didn't leave us alone in the circle, and we got caught out of position on their goal. Both teams wanted to win, but they outworked us."
Barker and Kenmore East are now tied atop the league standings at 9-1.
Roy-Hart 1, Newfane 0
NEWFANE — Kelsey Eldridge scored with 17 minutes remaining in the first half, as Roy-Hart earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, Roy-Hart earns its first league victory of the season, and coach Colleen Albee said it's a testament to the team's energy and work ethic throughout the afternoon.
"The girls played together, they were hungry and they went after it," Albee said. "We shut down Newfane's top scorer, Morgan Bedford, and we did a great job getting the ball upfield."
Haley Moore earned the shutout in goal for the Lady Rams, who improve to 1-10 in league play. Newfane drops to 4-6.
Albion 3, Barker 0
BARKER — Kayla Doyle scored two first-half goals to propel the Lady Purple Eagles to a 3-0 Niagara-Orleans League win on Tuesday afternoon.
But perhaps the biggest story was Barker goalkeeper Lindsey Williams, who did all she could to give her teammates a chance to stay in the game. Williams made 34 saves, and kept the score respectable despite Barker's inability to get the ball deep into the Albion zone, Lady Purple Eagles coach Bruce Blanchard said.
"We had 13 corner kicks, we were shooting on her all night, and she stood on her head," Blanchard said. "It was the best goalkeeping I've seen this year. Diving saves, kick saves, everything."
Abby Squicciarini also scored for Albion, with 11 minutes remaining in the game.
Albion improves to 9-4 in league play, while Barker remains winless at 0-13.
Roy-Hart 3, Cheektowaga 2
MIDDLEPORT — Courtney Van Buren paced the Lady Rams with 12 spiking kills and eight service points, as Roy-Hart earned a non-league victory on Tuesday evening.
Eliza Schwab added nine service points and six spiking kills, while Justine Wittcop added six kills.
Roy-Hart won the first set 25-21, before losing the second and third sets by 25-12 and 25-22 scores, respectively. The Lady Rams rebounded to win the fourth set 25-16, and won the decisive fifth set by a 25-20 margin.
The Lady Rams completed Niagara-Orleans League play at 9-3, and will learn their postseason fate at next Tuesday's seeding meeting at Frontier High School.