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High School Extra (Sept. 7): Will East volleyball starts strong, Hamburg boys soccer wins

Flames volleyball opens with a win

Williamsville East, the defending Section VI Class A girls volleyball champion, got the new season off to an impressive start Tuesday with a three-set sweep of Sweet Home. Returning All-Western New York outside hitter Lexi Novak led the Flames with 19 kills. Junior setter Makayla Greenfield had 28 assists.

“We played pretty well for our first match,” said East coach Scott Wright. “ We lost two significant pieces from last year’s team, but we have a lot of people coming back. … We’ll know how good we are this weekend in the St. Mary’s of Lancaster tournament. All the good teams will be there.”

Miskell’s goal is winner for Hamburg

Hamburg made Ryan Miskell’s goal, assisted by Gabe Mastrangelo, four minutes into the game hold up the rest of the way in a 1-0 ECIC II boys soccer victory over visiting Sweet Home Tuesday night. It was the second straight division win for the Bulldogs, who are 3-1 overall, and the first loss in five games for the Panthers, who are 1-1 in ECIC II games.

Vito Fulciniti scored in the first half and Dave Wolanin added a second-half tally for Lancaster in a 2-0 ECIC I triumph over visiting Frontier.

In ECIC I girls soccer, Clarence showed off its potent offense in an 8-0 rout of Williamsville North. Anna Davies scored five goals while Riley Bowers had a pair of tallies for the Red Devils. Lauren Cullinan had a goal and two assists while Gabrielle Loewer and Emma Faso had two assists each. Davies has 11 goals and three assists on the season for the Red Devils, who have outscored their opponents 25-0 so far.

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