South evens score with East
The Williamsville South boys soccer team handed rival Williamsville East its first league loss, 2-1. Max Mangold and Zack Schwartz combined for both goals as South moved to 8-1-2 in ECIC II while East dropped to 9-1-1. East won the first meeting, 2-1.
Mangold scored two minutes into the game after Schwartz beat his defender and crossed the ball to Mangold, who was six yards from goal before knocking the ball out of the air and into the net.
East answered on a goal about 7:30 into the second half when Chris Haney sent a blast into the upper corner from 18 yards out.
The game-winner came 14 minutes into the second half as Schwartz beat a defender along the end line and served a ball diagonally to Mangold, who delivered with his sixth goal this season.
"Once we got the go-ahead goal we tightened up defensively," said South coach Pete Sugg, citing defenders Chris Toone, R.J. Grampp and Brian Van Ee. "A couple times I got a little nervous. We played solid trying to keep their guns away from our goal. It was a typical East-South game -- really hard-fought. When we're playing East, nothing really needs to be said. The kids know each other and they want to beat each other."
Shaun Winter scored the game-winner as Grand Island (6-5-2) handed Kenmore East (9-1-3) its first Niagara Frontier league loss, 1-0.
Braun having record season
Senior Danielle Braun continues to rewrite the girls soccer record book at Iroquois. Brown had a goal and an assist, giving her a record 214 career points in the Chiefs' 2-0 win over Holland. The previous record for points in a career was 212 held by Natalia Crofut since 2001.
Earlier this week, Braun became the leader for most goals in a career. Her current total of 79 surpasses Crofut's mark of 75.
Kenmore West (10-0-2) kept its hope of winning the Niagara Frontier League title alive with a 5-1 win over North Tonawanda. Charlotte Clark had a goal and three assists for the Blue Devils.
West (10-0-2) is in second place behind Grand Island (11-0-1). Both teams have two league games left, including a meeting with each other on Thursday at West. West needs to win its last two games to win the league. GI needs to tie West to win the league.
Junior Jamie Warren scored the game-winning goal with six minutes left in the second overtime as Frontier outlasted Lancaster, 4-3. Warren, moved the ball upfield, made two moves to get into the clear, and pounded the ball in from the 18-yard mark.
Senior Teresa Delabio scored all five goals, giving her a school record 39, in Starpoint's 5-0 win over West Seneca East. Delabio's season-high is six goals.
Girls tennis reaches final 4
Olga Khmylev, (Williamsville East), Miranda Podlas (Williamsville East) and Carolyn Bristol (Orchard Park) and Franzi Wohlfarth (Frontier) advanced to the semifinal round of the ECIC Singles Championship. Friday's first round was played at the Village Glen.
The semifinals begin at 3 p.m., followed by the finals. The top eight will represent the ECIC at the Section VI Championships Oct. 24-25 at the Glen.
*In girls swimming, Williamsville East broke two pool records while beating host Starpoint, 110-58, in an ECIC Interdivision meet. The Flames' 200 medley relay of Kristin Ostanski, Brittany O'Dea, Claire Sucharski and Cari Cardinale went a record 2:10.0. Sucharski also set the pool standard in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.6. The Flames have a 7-0 record.
*In football, Orchard Park enters today's 2 p.m. contest with Lancaster as the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in the state by the New York State Sportswriters' Association. The Quakers had been No. 2 the three previous weeks.