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Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Wednesday

1. Girls volleyball - Williamsvile East at Clarence, 6 p.m.

No. 1 large school Williamsville East visits No. 2 Clarence in a high-profile nonleague matchup.

The lone loss for the Flames came at No. 1 small school St. Mary's of Lancaster last Tuesday. Makayla Greenfield, Rachel Steffan and Ally Jozwiak are a formidable trio for East.

The Red Devils lost to the Flames, 30-24, in the one-set quarterfinals at the Frontier Tournament last Saturday. Lindsey Leipold, Jaide Cummings and Jenna Hugenschmidt are a few of the top players for Clarence.

WNY high school volleyball polls (Sept. 26)

2. Field hockey - Williamsville North at Clarence, 4:45 p.m.

No. 2 Williamsville North (8-0) heads to No. 5 Clarence (7-2) in an ECIC I contest.

The Spartans have outscored opponents 36-3 this season, including 21-0 over the last four games. Sophomore Emma Roland leads the team in points with eight goals and 10 assists. Junior Jordan Cooper has seven goals and seven assists.

The Red Devils are on a six-game winning streak since losing back-to-back games against Lancaster and Iroquois. Sophomore Maggie Kelkenberg has a team-high eight goals and senior Alexa Tuzzo has five.

WNY high school field hockey poll (Sept. 26)

3. Girls soccer - Hamburg at Williamsville East, 7 p.m.

No. 3 large school Williamsville East (9-0, 7-0) hosts No. 6 Hamburg (8-0, 6-0) in an ECIC II meeting between two of the six unbeaten teams left in Western New York.

The Flames have only given up two goals all season, one in a 5-1 win at Williamsville South and the other in a 2-1 win against Orchard Park. Freshman Bella Buscaglia (11 goals, four assists) and senior Tess Ford (nine goals, seven assists) are the top offensive players. Sarah Panepento is one of the top keepers in the area.

The Bulldogs have also been good defensively, giving up four goals in three of the eight games played. Eve Bierl leads the team with nine goals and Maddy Ingraham has five.

WNY high school soccer polls (Sept. 26)

4. Boys soccer - Grand Island at Kenmore East, 7 p.m.

No. 6 large school Kenmore East (8-2-1, 6-1-1) welcomes No. 10 Grand Island (6-3-3, 6-1-1) to Adams Field after the Bulldogs and Vikings tied back on Sept. 2, 1-1, at Grand Island.

East's league loss came to North Tonawanda, 2-1, while GI's came at Lew-Port in overtime, 1-0.

Leading scorers for the Bulldogs are Papouch Schmoyer (13 goals), Kyle Hofschneider (11 goals, nine assists) and Dylan Cunningham (six goals, 19 assists). The Vikings are led by Jake Nelson (seven goals) and keeper Steven Pufpaff, who broke the school record for career shutouts on Monday.

WNY high school soccer polls (Sept. 26)

5. Boys soccer - Williamsville East at Sweet Home, 7 p.m.

No. 7 large school Williamsville East (6-1-2, 4-1-1) and No. 10 Sweet Home (8-2-1, 5-2-1) play in a key ECIC II battle. The Flames won a 2-0 home game against the Panthers on Sept. 1.

East is looking for its first three-game winning streak of the season. The Flames started the year 4-0-2 and lost, 2-0, at Starpoint. Trey Buscaglia leads the way with 11 goals.

The Panthers are 4-0-1 in the last five games, a streak that started after a 3-0 loss at Starpoint on Sept. 11. Lucas Marshall is the main threat offensively with 11 goals.

WNY high school soccer polls (Sept. 26)

Honor roll
- Girls soccer: Nardin at Frontier, 4:30 p.m.
- Girls volleyball: Sweet Home at Niagara Wheatfield, 4:30 p.m.
- Girls volleyball: Hamburg at Frontier, 6 p.m.
- Field hockey: Williamsville South at Amherst, 5:30 p.m.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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