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High School Extra (Aug. 28): Canisius volleyball wins Clarence title; ECIC soccer teams win Challenge

Another title for Canisius

For the third year in a row Canisius and Eden have met in the finals for the championship of the Clarence Invitational Tournament in boys volleyball. Canisius has won all three. “That’s kind of cool,” said Crusaders coach Tom Weislo after his team swept two sets from the Raiders, 25-19 and 25-21, to claim the title. Canisius had advanced with wins over Clarence and Lockport.

“It was a good start,” said Weislo, whose team went 34-0 last season. “Clarence and Lockport are very good teams and played well.”

Tournament MVP Devin Joslyn led Canisius with 32 kills, seven aces and four blocks in the tournament. Chas Palka had 28 kills and eight aces and Griffin Schmit 30 kills for the Crusaders.

ECIC wins challenge

The ECIC teams clinched a 10th straight win, 6-4-1, after the second day of the 10th Coaches vs. Cancer ECIC-NFL Challenge Saturday at Sweet Home with West Seneca West, Williamsville East and Williamsville North getting wins for ECIC.

Grand Island of the NFL made it two straight wins in the Challenge with a 5-0 win over Williamsville South as Garrett Robinson scored two goals and added two assists.

Falcons get a trophy

The sports trophy case at Frontier has many trophies and awards collected over the last 63 years in several sports. None in boys soccer, however. Until Saturday.

The Falcons finished strong with late goals by senior Ryan McGinty and junior Mark Proy and defeated Cheektowaga, 3-1, in the championship game of the First Annual ADPRO Frontier Alumni Tournament.

Senior Zach Morrissey of Frontier opened the scoring. Cheektowaga tied it when Eric Muscareil tallied on a penalty rebound.

Cheektowaga goalkeeper Ryan Moretta stopped 21 of 24 Frontier shots and earned tournament MVP honors.

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