West swimmers win, 48-46
Mary Burke, Gillian Boal, Josie Michaels and Kathryn Sullivan placed third in the 400 free relay as the Kenmore West girls swimming team pulled out a dramatic 48-46 win against visiting Lockport.
Both teams entered the meet undefeated in the Niagara Frontier League. The girls took third by a mere three-tenths of a second. The Blue Devils needed to take first place to finish in a tie or take first and third and win it.
The winning foursome of Sommer Stevens, Brianna Garcia, Jenna Rice and Anita Alvarez touched in 3:37, winning by a 1-second margin for West. Alvarez was coming off winning the breaststroke in 1:08.49, which qualifies her for states. She swan the anchor in the last event.
“It was crazy, crazy, crazy,” said Kenmore West coach Carrie Meetze. “It such a nerve-wracking meet. It was unbelievable swimming all around tonight.”
West moves to 5-0, the Lions slip to 4-1.
Wmsv. South soccer clinches
The undefeated Williamsville South girls soccer team clinched the ECIC II title with a 3-1 over Hamburg. Carissima Cutrona had two goals and an assist as the Billies moved to 13-0 overall and 10-0 in the league.
Williamsville South (10-0) can close out an undefeated regular season with wins next week over Sweet Home on Tuesday and Iroquois on Thursday.
“What I love best about them is no one is saying ‘we can go undefeated,’ it’s just been a fun season,”said coach Kevin McNamara.
Also in girls soccer, Alena Woodarek scored her 100th career goal for Springville while Tia Woodarek isn’t far behind from reaching the same milestone.
The Griffins shut out Pioneer, 4-0, on Thursday as Alena scored three goals. Tia scored one goal to move within seven of the century mark while adding an assist.
Flames defend ECIC II crown
The Williamsville East boys soccer team clinched the ECIC II title with a 7-2 win over West Seneca East. Mitch Fors had a hat trick and Abdul Alshaebi added two goals.
The Flames (11-0), the No. 1 ranked large school in Western New York, look to close out league play undefeated when they host Hamburg on Wednesday.
East also went undefeated in ECIC II last year.
Williamsville East’s next game against St. Joe’s at Nichols is part of Big Monday Tournament. East coach Jeff Librock went to Tonawanda and played against St. Joe’s coach Mike Thoin, who went to Kenmore West.
“Mike always got the best of us,” Librock said.
50-year celebration at GI
Gene Masters Field 50-year celebration will be next Saturday at 11:30 a.m. before the 1 p.m. Grand Island vs. Williamsville North game. A tent party for all former Viking football players and coaches will celebrate the last home game on Masters’ grass field. An artificial turf stadium on the same site is planned for 2014.
All football, lacrosse, coaches, band members, cheerleaders and drill team members from 1964-2013 will be invited onto the field at halftime. For more information call Athletic Director Jon Roth at 773-8812.