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Homeroom Announcements: Monday'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 Monday

1. Girls soccer - Lancaster at Clarence, 4:30 p.m.

No. 2 large school Clarence (9-2, 7-1) looks to avenge its lone ECIC I loss of the season when it hosts No. 8 Lancaster (6-4-1, 4-3-1)

Caitlin VonVreckin scored the game-winner 35 minutes into the second half to give the Legends a 1-0 win against Clarence exactly one week ago. Shea Vanderbosch was outstanding making 14 saves.

The Red Devils bounced back with a 1-0 win against No. 7 Williamsville North on Thursday. Emma Faso scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season 8 minutes into the game.

2. Girls soccer - Holland at Pioneer, 7 p.m.

No. 5 large school Pioneer (11-0-1) hosts No. 5 small school Holland (9-2) in a nonleague matchup.

The Panthers have the top scoere in Section VI in senior Meghan Root, who has 30 goals and nine assists. Ashley Bliss has 16 goals and 11 assists.

The Dutchmen are riding a six-game winning streak since losing to Alden, 4-1. They visit the Bulldogs this Friday in the ECIC IV rematch. Jayna Galley is among the section's leading scorers with 21 goals and six assists.

3. Boys soccer - Starpoint at North Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

No. 9 large school Starpoint (8-2-1) visits No. 8 North Tonawanda (8-1-3) for a nonleague showdown.

The Spartans have been dynamite since starting the season 0-2. They've outscored opponents 20-2 in the 8-0-1 stretch, which includes a 0-0 draw against Sweet Home. Matt Warner (eight goals) and Max Balko (seven goals) lead the team offensively.

The Lumberjacks started the year 8-0-1 and have a 3-1 loss to Grand Island and ties against Lockport and Niagara Wheatfield the last three games. Top wins have come against Riverside and Kenmore East. Junior forward Colin Archibald is the top scorer with 12 goals and five assists.

4. Boys soccer - Sweet Home at Hamburg, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Sweet Home (8-3-1, 5-3-1) heads to Hamburg (6-2-3, 5-2-1) for a pivotal ECIC II battle

The Panthers won a 1-0 game against Hamburg on Sept. 14. Junior forward Lucas Marshall scored just 1:37 into that game. He has 11 of the team's 22 goals this season. No other player has more than two.

The Bulldogs have only lost 1-0 games this year to Sweet Home and Starpoint. Freshman forward Dylan Miskell leads the team with eight goals, while junior Gabe Mastrangelo has seven and Tim Oswald six.

5. Girls soccer - Maryvale at Lake Shore, 4:45 p.m.

Maryvale (4-4-2, 2-4-1) senior Lexi Aquilino has a shot to reach the century mark in career goals against Lake Shore (2-9, 1-7). The fifth-year varsity player has 21 goals on the season, and scored the 99th of her career in a loss at Springville last Thursday.

Honor roll
- Girls soccer: Iroquois at Williamsville East, 7 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Frontier at Grand Island, 5 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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Trench Trophy nominees for Week Five

Jim Kelly Underclassmen for Week Five

Character Athlete winners for Week Five

Sacred Heart's Kase wins Monsignor Martin girls golf

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