The lawns of Western New York were still rather wet on Tuesday. And so were the athletic fields.
Lancaster and Clarence decided a change in venue was in order for their boys lacrosse game, so they headed to a nearby park to play on artificial turf. The Legends pulled out a 9-8 win on their “home” field.
“It was a see-saw game that went back and forth,” Lancaster coach Dave Mazur said. “We were up two goals, 8-6, with two minutes left. Then Clarence tied it up, but we pulled it out in overtime.”
Jared Gorenflo had three goals and an assist for the Legends, including the score in overtime.
“Jared is a senior,” Mazur said. “He’s played well. He’s a Division III John Carroll recruit. We also had some good defensive plays from Andrew Hersey and Bryce Benham.”
While the footing was fine on turf, the wind made life difficult for both sides.
“If you were with the wind, you were in good shape,” Mazur said. “If you were against it, you had trouble. It was tough to make clearing passes.”
Elsewhere in boys lacrosse, Austin Mascio had four goals and Jesse Broad got the game-winner in double overtime as West Seneca West edged Williamsville North, 9-8.
In a non-league game, Akron stopped Bishop Timon/St. Jude, 16-7. Owen Hill had four goals and six assists for winners.
Thunder roll to win
The Mount St. Mary girls lacrosse team went to Long Island over the weekend to pick up some experience against nonleague opponents. Apparently the Thunder apparently packed some confidence for the trip home.
Mount St. Mary knocked off Mount Mercy, 11-4, on Tuesday afternoon. It was a nice win for a team that has some long memories.
“We lost to Mount Mercy last year in the championship game, so this definitely will help us,” first-year coach Mackenzie Berger said.
Molly Meegan had five goals and an assist for the Thunder, while Emily Smith had four goals and an assist.
“Molly only needs six more goals until her 100th,” Berger said. “Emily really stepped up. She only had one goal all season. I told her to go to the net more, and she came out strong.”
Samantha Miller added six saves in goal. She has been named to an all-American team and will be playing in a special all-star game in Rochester.
“Our biggest opponent in the league will be Sacred Heart,” Berger said. “We’re playing them on Saturday. Our loss to them was our only league loss.”
Elsewhere, Courtney Maclay scored six goals for North Tonawanda in a 12-7 win over Williamsville East. Abby Blair and Alyssa Maxwell had four goals each for Grand Island as the Vikings held off Sweet Home, 10-6.
OP keeps winning
The weather spoiled most of the schedule in both softball and baseball, but a few games were squeezed in. Orchard Park, ranked second in softball, knocked off Williamsville North, 8-2. Lauren Miller had a triple and drove in two runs for the Quakers (10-0).
In ECIC II, Kayla Shutts had a couple of doubles and drove in a run as Amherst downed Sweet Home, 9-3.
In baseball, Clarence was happy to get its baseball game in, as the Red Devils notched an 8-3 win over West Seneca West. Jared Shalke pitched a complete game while Andrew Lorenz had a pair of extra-base hits and drove in two runs.