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High School Extra: Petrucci’s heroics lead City Honors to win

Petrucci’s heroics lead to win

Molly Petrucci scored with 13 seconds remaining to give City Honors a 3-2 victory over Tonawanda at the Tonawanda Tournament on Friday. Head coach Andrew McDermmott said the goal came off a “really ridiculous angle” in the penalty box and that Petrucci claimed to have her eyes closed when she shot it. Petrucci, a senior in her sixth year on varsity, is approaching the state scoring record. She also scored earlier on a penalty shot.

“She’s a pure goal scorer who excels in situations when things get tight,” McDermott said.

In Niagara-Orleans play, Rachel Senek scored the game-winning goal off a header from Emily Paterson with three minutes remaining in overtime in Wilson’s 2-1 victory over Albion. Paterson finished with two assists and Zipporah Barrett played a strong game on defense.

Lancaster defeated Orchard Park, 2-0, in double overtime in ECIC I behind Abby Lombard and Molly Preston’s goals in the first-overtime period. Olivia Schmidt had three goals and one assist in Holland’s 5-0 victory over Eden in ECIC IV. Julia Grupp added two assists. Kaylee Henschke scored twice in Newfane’s 4-0 victory over Medina in Niagara-Orleans.

Amber Villella had four goals and Emma Lindke added three more in Roy-Hart’s 7-2 victory over Barker at the Holley Soccer Tournament.

South pulls a comeback

Williamsville South dropped the first two sets before rallying back to defeat Niagara-Wheatfield, 23-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 in nonleague volleyball. Melissa Postek led the Billies with 21 kills and Kali Yeats had nine kills and 23 digs for the Falcons.

Also in nonleague, Molley Gross had six kills and three aces as Medina defeated Kendall, Section V, 25-11, 25-13, 25-20.

Something about 2-0

More than 33 percent of the boys soccer games finished 2-0 on Friday.

Roy-Hart defeated Batavia, Section V, 2-0 in nonleague behind goals by Noah Kindron and Jamal Hilson. Andrew Stock had eight saves in the shutout. Olean defeated Port Allegany (Pa.) 2-0 in the Allegany-Limestone Tournament with two assists from JT Margo and Jack Dwaileebe’s shutout. Kyle Cunningham’s shutout helped Clarence defeat West Seneca West, 2-0, in ECIC I.

In a trio of ECIC II games, Williamsville East defeated Sweet Home, 2-0, and moved to 4-0, 3-0 in league. Williamsville South defeated Lake Shore 2-0. Mitch Polk had the shutout for East and Justin Klas had it for South. Senior forward Ryan Cass had two goals in Iroquois’ 4-0 victory over West Seneca West. Junior forward Nathan Sorgi had two assists and senior goaltender Alex Balcerzak had the shutout.

In ECIC III, Nathan Woldu had three goals and an assist to lead Amherst past Pioneer, 6-0. Noah Thompson had two goals as East Aurora defeated Maryvale, 4-0.

Chad Gilson had two goals and Trevor Moreland added three assists as Newfane defeated Tonawanda, 4-1, at the Dan Durick Tournament. Nathan Nuwer scored three goals in Alden’s 5-2 victory over Holland in ECIC IV.