Clarence pulls away from Frontier
Frontier is noted for its defense but once Clarence solved that riddle, the floodgates opened for the Red Devils’ offense.
Sydney Cerza scored three goals for Clarence in its 5-0 shutout of Frontier in ECIC I girls soccer on Thursday.
“I thought if we were able to unlock what they do defensively, we could get some chances,” Red Devils coach Tom Furminger said. “We really attacked from the flanks and we got some opportunities up the middle.”
Shannon Carr opened the scoring for Clarence off an assist from Dana Casullo. Then Cerza scored the next three goals off assists from Lexi Miller and Carr. Megan Boyer rounded out the scoring with an assist from Kristen Benson. Molly Barden recorded the shutout for the Red Devils.
In ECIC II, Hamburg’s Kara Daly scored two goals and added two assists, while Amy Villarini also scored two goals with one assist in the Bulldogs’ 7-0 shutout over Starpoint. Julia Whipple was credited with the shutout for Hamburg, which improved to 6-1-3.
In ECIC III, Pioneer earned a 2-0 victory over Sweet Home as Shaina Plant scored both goals while Jacque Law recorded the shutout.
Akron moves closer to N-O title
Akron inched closer to locking down the Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer championship, improving to 9-0 in the league after beating Newfane, 3-0.
With three games remaining, the Tigers have a 2ø-game lead over second-place Newfane. Senior midfielder Jamison Nelson scored two goals for Akron, while sophomore Josh Weigel added an insurance goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Austin Medole recorded his fourth shutout of the season for the Tigers, whose next game is Wednesday at Wilson.
Mike Patterson scored two goals, including the winner, in Wilson’s 4-3 victory over CSAT in Niagara-Orleans action.
Elsewhere, Nick Foster scored the contest’s only goal in Frontier’s 1-0 ECIC I win over Orchard Park.
Burke scores twice in Kenmore win
Kailyn Burke proved once again why she’s one of the Niagara-Orleans League’s top scorers by tallying two goals in Kenmore’s 5-0 shutout over Roy-Hart in field hockey.
“Kailyn played a total team game,” Kenmore coach Jeff Orlowski said. “She dominated the game and took over the game and when she does that, we’re a pretty good team.”
Mackenzie Hadaway had the shutout.
In ECIC, Pioneer strengthened its record to 7-2-1 as Brianna Ronan earned her seventh shutout of the season in the Panthers’ 3-0 victory over East Aurora. Brittany Baker scored her ninth goal of the season while Kelsey Chai added one for the Panthers.