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Will North knocks off Ken West

It went to penalty kicks but Williamsville North ended Kenmore West's bid to repeat as Section VI Class AA girls soccer champions.

The Spartans won the penalty kick battle, 4-2, to earn the 2-1 win over Kenmore West.

In regulation, Jenna Panepinto scored about 10 minutes into the second half to give Kenmore West the lead.

With about 13 minutes left in regulation, Marissa Barbalato tied the game for the Spartans.

The teams played two 10-minute overtimes and two five-minute overtimes before going to the shootout.

Williamsville North goal keeper Courtney Ball stopped the first and third shooters for the win.

The Spartans will face Clarence after the Red Devils defeated North Tonawanda, 2-0. Lisa Johnson had the shutout.

In the Class A semifinals, Amherst advanced with a 2-1 win over Grand Island.
Allison Rogers and Sarah Lasker scored for the Tigers.

Amherst will face Williamsville East in the finals after the Flames defeated Starpoint, 2-1. It will be the eighth trip to the sectional finals for the Flames in the last nine years.

Williamsville East opened with a goal by Lauren Randaccio but Teresa Delabio tied the game by halftime.

Tara Keirnan scored off a corner kick in the second half for the win.

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City Honors claims title

Three different players scored for City Honors in a 3-0 win over Leonardo da Vinci in the Public Schools Championship game in girls soccer.

Maddie Eberle, Sarah Hussein and Katherine Curry scored for City Honors.

Catherine Weeman and Annie Willis combined on the shutout.

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Otto, Strychalski win

Courtney Otto of West Seneca West was named the Most Valuable Swimmer in at the ECIC Class AA championships. Otto won the 200 free and 100 butterfly while Williamsville North won the team title.

Julie Strychalski of Depew earned the honor for Class A, winning the 200 free and the 100 back while East Aurora won the team title.

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