N-W boys soccer now 6-0
Last season, Niagara-Wheatfield had trouble scoring and finished at .500 with a 7-7 mark. Now the Falcons are perched atop the Niagara Frontier League boys soccer standings and moved up to 6-0 in league play Thursday after defeating Kenmore East, 3-0.
Lack of scoring? Not this year. Niagara-Wheatfield has now outscored its NFL opponents 21-2. Jeremy Bari scored two goals for the Falcons while Noah Asklar added one. The defense was led by goalkeepers Hayden Ross and Tim Calkins, who combined for the shutout.
Also in the NFL, Hunter Sherman knocked in the winner with 2:35 left in overtime to propel Lockport to a 1-0 win over Lewiston-Porter.
Elsewhere, Patrick Schulz collected all three goals for Clarence, which downed West Seneca West, 3-0, in ECIC I. Michael Biedny and Billy Hanford combined for the shutout.
“It was nice for us to jump out to an early lead,” Clarence coach Mike Silverstein said. “We have had trouble lately finishing our chances.”
In Monsignor Martin play, Nichols’ Nick Passafiume knocked in the winner to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 victory against St. Francis.
Christian Central’s Lucas Wanamaker scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 victory against Bishop Timon-St. Jude.
In girls soccer, Sarah Donohue scored a pair of goals for Nardin as the Gators moved up to 6-1 overall after their 4-2 Monsignor Martin triumph over Nichols.
Will North golfers unbeaten, again
It’s been quite a two-year run for the Williamsville North boys golf team.
The Spartans have now finished 10-0 in back-to-back seasons and claimed their third consecutive ECIC North title after beating rival Williamsville South, 239-289, at Westwood CC. Ben Reichert and Tim Kreuz each shot 39 to lead the Spartans.
“It’s been a very special group to finish undefeated the last two years,” Williamsville North coach John Burns said.
Iroquois blanks Hamburg
Iroquois moved up to 7-1-0 in ECIC play after a 2-0 shutout of Hamburg in field hockey.
Bri Malczewski was credited with the shutout, while Hope DiNatale and Shawna Caparaso each scored goals for the Chiefs.
Pioneer’s Brittney Baker scored the game’s only goal to lead the Panthers to a shutout victory over Clarence, 1-0. Senior Nia Martin scored four goals while Allison Staebell helped shut down the Williamsville East offense in the net, as Williamsville South won, 5-0.