No. 2 large school East Aurora needed more than 90 minutes to score, but it did so in the second overtime for a 1-0 boys soccer win against No. 5 St. Joe’s to remain undefeated.
Senior Bryce Schiltz played a through ball to classmate Jack Bean, who slid it past the keeper in the 94th minute. Senior Dan Philips made four saves for the Blue Devils (12-0).
No. 6 Kenmore East scored the first two goals of the game in a 2-1 Niagara Frontier League win at Lew-Port. Kyle Hofschneider and Franc Schmoyer each had a goal and an assist.
Senior Zakaria Shiabi scored seven goals and added an assist in McKinley’s 11-2 win at West Seneca East. Junior Issak Sabtow had two goals and an assist.
Cross country standouts at McQuaid Invitational
Three runners and three teams from Section VI were among those who won titles at the 53rd McQuaid Invitational on Saturday at Genesee Valley Park.
Clymer/Sherman/Panama sophomore Kylee Odell won the Girls Unseeded Varsity A-3 race, while Silver Creek sophomore Jaylah Cossin finished third to help the Black Knights win the team title.
East Aurora eighth-grader Megan McLaughlin came in second and senior Molly McLaughlin fourth to lead the Blue Devils to a first-place team finish in Girls Seeded Varsity AA. Megan's time of 17:48.7 set a new eighth-grade course record at the invite. The record was previously set in 2009 by older sister Marta McLaughlin with 17:55.
Maple Grove freshmen Carling Lockwood, Ava Crist and Tina Peppy finished in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, in the Girls Seeded Varsity A race to help the Red Dragons capture the team title
Fredonia sophomore Emily Brown finished second in the Girls Unseeded Varsity A-2, as did Lockport freshman Sydney Nowicki in the Girls Unseeded Varsity AA-2.
On the boys side, Grand Island senior Ryan Buzby was first in Unseeded Varsity AA-2 and Maple Grove senior Michael Peppy won the Seeded Varsity A race.
East Aurora senior Ian Russ (Boys Seeded Varsity AA), Clarence junior Grey Conover (Boys Unseeded Varsity AAA-2) and Clymer/Sherman/Panama freshman John Swabik (Boys Unseeded Varsity A-3) each finished as the runner-up in their respective races.
Orchard Park senior Cal Puskar (Boys Seeded Varsity AAA) and Newfane senior Samuel Auernhamer (Boys Unseeded Varsity A-2) both finished in third place.
Chiefs stay perfect
No. 1 Iroquois topped No. 9 Sweet Home, 5-1, in the lone field hockey game on Saturday’s schedule.
Elizabeth Fonfara scored twice, Samantha Gaglio had a goal and two assists, and Riley DeGrace had a goal and two assists for the Chiefs, who are now 10-0.
Lancers advance in N.J.
St. Mary’s of Lancaster, the No. 1 girls volleyball team in Western New York, advanced to Sunday’s Gold Division of the Garden State Challenge by going 3-1-1 during pool at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey on Saturday.
The Lancers swept Notre Dame (Pa.), Good Counsel (Md.) and Cherokee (N.J.), split with Williamstown (N.J.) and dropped both sets to Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.).
At the Clarence Tournament, the Red Devils defended their home court with a sweep of Lockport in the gold bracket final by set scores of 25-19 and 25-15.
Clarence swept East Aurora in the semifinals, while Lockport got by Mount St. Mary in straight sets.
Clarence’s Jaide Cummings was named tournament MVP, while teammates Leah Victor and Lindsey Leipold were named to the all-tournament team along with Olivia Alessi and Maddie McLaughlin of East Aurora, Grace O’Brien and Sam Hare of Mount St. Mary, and Kourtney Krchniak and Sam Chilcott of Lockport.
Chautauqua Lake beat Maryvale in three sets to win the silver bracket.
Crusader matches record
Christian Central’s Lauren Zwolenkiewicz tied a school record for goals in a game with six in the Crusaders’ 6-1 win against Park School. Tahelah Noel previously held the honor.
Senior Michelle Terbot scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead No. 4 large school Niagara Wheatfield to a 3-2 win at honorable mention North Tonawanda.