Molly Meegan took a pass around the opposing goal, isolated in a one-on-one situation against a defender. The Mount St. Mary standout rolled in front of the crease, and threw a sidearm shot that beat the goalie for a score.
It was the 100th goal of Meegan’s career – clearly an occasion that was worth storming the field by the rest of her team.
“We actually did that,” Thunder coach Bethany Schroeder said. “The refs allowed us to come on the field. Even Sacred Heart’s team came out to shake her hand.
“We saved the game ball and, after the game, we all signed it and gave it to her.”
There was still a matter of a game to be played, naturally. Mount St. Mary didn’t let that spoil the party, as it took an 8-5 decision from Sacred Heart.
“It was a back-and-forth game,” Schroeder said. “We were down a goal about midway through, but we didn’t let them score for most of the second half. Our defense did a great job.”
Katie Hart had a big impact on the scoresheet, piling up three goals and an assist in the victory.
“She is an all-around player – very aggressive,” Schroeder said.
MSM moved to 7-4 overall and 7-1 in the Msgr. Martin Athletic Association. Next up for the Thunder is a nonconference game with Lake Shore on Monday.
Emily Nicosia was quite close to perfect for Williamsville North in a softball game on Saturday.
Nicosia had made it to the fifth inning without allowing a batter to reach base. However, she allowed a bloop single at that point to spoil that attempt.
“I felt so badly,” coach Michelle Switzer said.
But Nicosia got the rest of the lineup in order to finish the one-hitter, which featured 18 strikeouts in an 11-0 win over Jamestown. She also hit a homer.
“She’s a really good pitcher who is going to Canisius on a scholarship,” Switzer said about Nicosia. “She was hurt for the first part of the season, but against Jamestown she was great. It was exciting to watch.”
Top track meet
The track was busy at Sweet Home High School on Saturday afternoon for the ADPRO Sports Panther Invite. Webster Thomas of the Rochester area took the boys title over Starpoint and Sweet Home, while the host school captured the girls crown ahed of Amherst and Nardin Academy.
Logan Yoder of Starpoint was an individual standout on the boys side. He took the 100-meters in 10.98 and the 200-meters in 22.77. Michael Todaro and Tommy Flannery of Orchard Park won individual events (800 and 3,200 respectively) and were part of a 4x800 relay victory for the Quakers.
On the girls side, Nia Stevens of Tapestry Charter took home the titles in the 100 (12.39) and the 200 (25.61).