Iroquois on to boys soccer final four
Iroquois (16-2-2) advanced to the final four in Class A boys soccer with a 2-0 victory over Pittsford-Sutherland of Section V in the Far West Regional final Friday night at Caledonia-Mumford.
Bennett Solowski got the Chiefs on the board in the first half, Eric Steinmetz tallied in the second half and Greg Monti made five saves to record the shutout.
St. Francis Prep of Queens scored twice in the final 12 minutes to defeat St. Joe's, 2-0, in the state Catholic semifinals. The Marauders played without all-Western New York pick Jake DiMatteo, who was down with the stomach flu.
Immaculata advances to volleyball final
Seventh-seeded Immaculata has earned a spot in today's New York State Association of Independent Schools girls volleyball championship match.
The Bears (17-3) scored a two-game semifinal victory over sixth-seeded Fieldston in Friday's semifinals, winning by scores of 30-25 and 30-23. Sarah Horvath had 12 kills, Alex Wysoki had six blocks and Charlene Kabel added seven aces.
Immaculata will face fifth-seeded Brearley (14-5) at 3 p.m. today in New York City.
Two Nichols teams play for titles
Two Nichols girls' teams will be in New York this weekend, competing for state championships.
In soccer, Nichols -- the Monsignor Martin Assoc. champions with a 16-2-2 overall record -- will play Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island (15-0). The contest will be played at St. John's University. If the Vikings win that game, they would play on Sunday for the state title at Hofstra University.
In field hockey, Nichols -- the fourth seed -- took a 5-1 decision from Riverdale. the Vikings play at Rye Country Day today in the semifinals. A win would push Nichols to the state championship game on Monday at Fieldston High School in New York.
Ellicottville, Falconer bow out
The Ellicottville and Falconer girls soccer teams had their state championship hopes derailed with losses in the Far West Regionals in the suburban Rochester town of Brighton.
Arkport of Section V scored a 5-0 win over Ellicottville in Class D. "We put up a good fight," said coach Mary Neilon, whose Eagles finished 15-4-1.
Livonia of Section V had the only goal against Falconer in the Class C matchup.