Eden volleyball avenges defeat
Last month, the Eden boys volleyball team had its 107-game league winning streak snapped by Maryvale.
On Saturday, the second-seeded Raiders paid the third-seeded Flyers back by winning in three straight games in the Section VI Class B semifinals. In Wednesday night's final at Orchard Park, Eden (19-8) will face Amherst.
Steve Klein had 18 service points and 10 digs, Ryan Meller had 13 kills and Adam Wightman added eight kills for Eden, which split with Maryvale during the regular season.
Top-seeded Amherst (17-2) got 21 kills from Charlie Gomez, eight blocks from Dave Greetham and 45 assists from Andrew Hays in its three-game sweep of fourth-seeded Cheektowaga.
Frontier, OP volleyball advance
Top-seeded Orchard Park and seventh-seeded Frontier advanced to Wednesday's Class A boys volleyball final with semifinal wins.
Pat Schwagler had 16 kills, Mike Stefani added 15 kills and 14 digs, and Tom Comfort had 10 kills and four aces as the Quakers (29-3) defeated fourth-seeded Lancaster in three straight games. The clincher was a 28-26 thriller.
Frontier (23-5) got 13 kills and four blocks from Paul Hoffman, 10 kills from Jason Norsen and six kills, three aces and a block from Evan Acanfora in its four-game win over third-seeded Hamburg. The Falcons lost the first game, 25-17, but held the Bulldogs to 15, 15 and 13 in the final three.
Canisius, Nardin take titles
Canisius and Nardin captured the team crowns at the Monsignor Martin Association cross country championships in Cazenovia Park.
Canisius had the top six finishers in the boys meet, with Jordan Hamm (16:17), Sam Lopresti (16:34), Berry Fitzgerald (16:41), Tim Dangler (16:50), Bill Hartigan (16:56) and Ned McGraff (17:07) first to complete the 3.1-mile course. St. Joe's, led by seventh-place finisher Matt Collins (17:10) was a distant second in the team standings with 56 points, 41 more than Canisius.
Jill Shea (18:55.3) and Anne Pyrak (19:26) finished 1-2 for Nardin in the girls meet. Alise Johnson (fourth, 20:25) and Molly Munschauer (fifth, 20:40) were also among the top five for Nardin, which scored 22 points. Sacred Heart, second with 79 points, was led by third-place Brittany Gibbons (21:15.2).
Wmsv. East tennis players advance
Olga Khmylev and the doubles team of Monica Veith and Miranda Podlas gave Williamsville East a trio in today's quarterfinals in the state girls tennis tournament in Manlius.
Khmylev defeated Christina Douglas of Manlius Pebble Hill, 6-0, 6-0, and Elizabeth Stachtiaris of Kellenberg Memorial of Uniondale, 6-1, 7-5. Veith and Podlas topped Ashley Britner and Holly Wright of Roslyn, 6-1, 6-1, and Lyndsay Smith and Stefanie Comings of Pittsford, 6-0, 6-0.
In singles, Tina Miller of Williamsville East continues in the consolation round today, as do the doubles teams of Catie Wickline and Caroline Bristol of Orchard Park and Justine Rusk and Emma Manuel of Williamsville East.