Canisius rallies for win
In boys volleyball, Canisius and McQuaid played a classic match in Rochester. The Crusaders fell behind, two sets to one, but came back to win a thriller in five sets.
“It was a real barnburner – it was a packed gym, a really terrific match,” Canisius coach Tom Weislo said. “I think it’s really good for both teams. We love playing that type of competition.”
Chas Palka had 26 kills for the Crusaders, while Griffin Schmit added 24.
Elsewhere, Sean Taggart had 18 kills and Connor Cummings added 30 assists as St. Francis defeated West Seneca East in three sets.
St. Mary’s of Lancaster remained perfect in girls volleyball. The Lancers dominated Mount Mercy in three sets. Emily Pijacki led St. Mary’s (9-0, 3-0) with 10 assists. Williamsville East can say the same after sweeping Hamburg.
Quakers top Flames
Orchard Park picked up a nice win over a top opponent in girls soccer, knocking off Williamsville East, 2-0. Jenna Crean and Kasey Hollins. The Quakers were ranked fourth in the area among large schools, while the Flames were third.
A couple of shutouts marked play in the Radcliffe Cup among City of Buffalo girls soccer teams. Tamara Caliz had the shutout as Arts defeated Middle Early College, 1-0. Mira Olma scored for the Cavaliers, who moved to 4-1 this season. I-Prep/Grover’s Adetutu Sumbade only needed to make three saves in a 3-0 win over Emerson.
Timon gets shutout
Bishop Timon-St. Jude turned up their offense in the second half of their game with Niagara Catholic on Friday. The Tigers took a 1-0 lead at halftime and turned it into a 4-0 victory in a Msgr. Martin Association boys soccer matchup.
Ryan Miller scored two goals for Timon, while Ryan Magghuo added a goal and Lucian Issa tallied on a penalty kick. The Tigers, who won their first game of the year, finished with an 18-6 edge in shots for the game.
Elsewhere, Jeremy Jeziorski had a big game for Alden – two goals and an assist – as the Bulldogs moved to 6-2 with a 3-1 nonleague win over St. Mary’s of Lancaster.
Town rivals tie
Williamsville South and Williamsville East aren’t separated by much in field hockey. They both are ranked in the top 10 of local teams. When they met on Friday, you’d expect a close game. And, they played one, finishing in a 1-1 tie after overtime. Jenna Woods had the goal for the Billies, who moved to 5-0-1.
Iroquois stayed undefeated by rolling past Eden, 7-0. Hayley Fonfara had two goals.