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High School Extra (April 13): Frontier lax starts 3-0; Canisius bows in OT

Frontier goes to 3-0

Sean Muldowney is off to a strong start as the new head coach of boys lacrosse at Frontier after 13 years as an assistant at Clarence.

Curt Eschner scored his second goal of the game, halfway through the 5-minute overtime, to give Frontier a 7-6 Class A League victory on Tuesday night at Lancaster to go 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Class A.

Frontier led 6-4 in the fourth quarter of the defensive struggle before the Legends rallied.

“We got into a little penalty trouble, a one-minute slashing penalty and an unsportsmanlike conduct,” Muldowney said. “We were short for two minutes and they tied it with about four and a half minutes to go. It was a nailbiter after that.”

Frontier led 4-2 at the half.

Owen Bean and Nick Yanazzio also scored two goals each for Frontier. Eschner had an assist in addition to his two goals.

Canisius falls in OT

Jamir Jones scored in the second overtime to give Aquinas a 12-11 victory over Canisius in Rochester. The loss dropped the Crusaders to 3-4 on the season with three of the losses coming on a spring trip to the Washington-Baltimore area. Aquinas is 4-1 and will play a return game at Canisius on May 2.

Reed Martin scored six goals for Canisius, including a tally that gave the Crusaders the lead, 11-10, with about two minutes left. Aquinas tied it, however.

“We had a good opportunity in the first overtime,” said Canisius coach Joe Smith. “In the second, we were one-on-one with their goalie, but he made the save and the ball rebounded to midfield and led to their winning goal.”

The game was tied 5-all at the half and 8-8 after three quarters. Aquinas took a 10-8 lead in the fourth quarter before Canisius rallied to take its late advantage.

“Our goalie, Danny Lafferty, played pretty strong. He had some big stops,” Smith said. Another defensive standout for Canisius was senior Billy Lafferty, Danny’s older brother.

Roy-Hart champs to be honored

Roy-Hart Class of 1988 graduate and 1996 Olympic team member Lou Rosselli will return to the school on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Home of Wrestling Champions Day. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m.

Rosselli is the associate head wrestling coach at Ohio State and will be an assistant coach for the U.S. team in the Summer Olympics this year in Rio de Janeiro.

Drew Hull, a 2013 New York state champion, and Cameron Swick, state champion in 2016, also will be honored by Roy-Hart athletics and the R-H Booster Club.

Following the ceremony, Roselli and former Roy-Hart coach Dick Lang will hold a youth wrestling clinic at 11 a.m. at Roy-Hart Middle School.

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