With three goals from sophomore Luke Szablewski, St. Mary’s/Lancaster opened its boys soccer season with a 3-1 win over Fredonia in a non-league matchup.
Senior Nino Marino had two assists and Noah Erzaska took the win in goal for the Lancers.
“Nino controlled the whole midfield and setup two of the goals,” St. Mary’s coach Al Franjoine said.
“We’re a young a team and a small team with only 15 players. Five are seniors and the rest are underclassmen but they very hard workers and love the game. They work hard at it.”
Buscaglia nets two
Trey Buscaglia scored what proved to the game-winning goal as Williamsville East blanked Sweet Home, 2-0, handing the Panthers their first loss of the season.
The Flames improved to 2-0-1. Buscaglia, a junior for Will East, has scored four of the team’s seven goals this season.
It was the first time this season Sweet Home was held scoreless. The Panthers won their first two games by a combined score of 5-0 with junior Lucas Marshall scoring all five of Sweet Home’s goals.
Frontier edges OP
Taylor Gehen scored twice as Frontier edged Orchard Park, 2-1, in an ECIC I game. It was the first loss of the season for the Quakers (2-1, 1-1). OP opened the year with wins over West Seneca East and Jamestown. Both those wins were via shut out.
Gehen broke through the OP defense for the first time the season and improved to 2-0 after a season-opening win over St. Mary’s of Lancaster.
When last the two teams met, the Falcons took a 1-0 win over Orchard Park in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.
It’s been a number of years since Hamburg girls soccer topped Williamsville South. The Bulldogs finally got a win on Friday, topping the Billies, 3-1, in an ECIC II match. Maddie Ingraham scored Hamburg’s first two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner. Abby Kane also scored for the Bulldogs (1-0).
Hamburg racks up goals
Brothers Kyle and Cullen Ingraham combined for four goals and five assists in Hamburg’s 9-0 win over West Seneca East.
“We are really finishing the ball well and getting scoring from five or six different players which haven’t had in recent years,” coach Tony Schiappa said. Hamburg has scored 21 goals in its first four games.
Hamburg plays Williamsville East on Tuesday. “That will be a great barometer on where we stand early on in the year,” Schiappa said.