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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. Field hockey - Williamsville North at Iroquois, 5 p.m.

A No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown between the last two unbeatens left in Western New York. It doesn't get any better than that.

No. 1 Iroquois (11-0) serves as the host after winning a 1-0 game at Williamsville North last season. The defending regional champs have given up four goals all year. Samantha Gaglio leads the team in goals with 12, while Riley DeGrace and Alexis Bonafede each have seven.

No. 2 Williamsville North (11-0) have given up five goals in 11 games this year. Emma Roland is the top offensive player on the team with 11 goals and 11 assists. Jordan Cooper has eight goals and seven assists.

WNY high school field hockey poll (Oct. 3)

2. Boys soccer - St. Joe's at Lackawanna, 4:30 p.m.

New No. 1 small school Lackawanna (11-2) hosts No. 3 large school St. Joe's (9-2-1) in a big nonleague matchup.

The Steelers are riding a six-game winning streak since a loss to Riverside. Their other loss came in a nonleague tilt against Williamsville South. They've outscored ECIC IV competition 32-3.

The Marauders have played some the best teams that Section VI has to offer and have fared well going 4-2. Wins have come against I-Prep, Iroquois, Grand Island and Kenmore East. Losses have been to No. 1 Clarence and No. 2 East Aurora.

WNY high school soccer polls (Oct. 3)

3. Boys soccer - Lafayette at I-Prep/Grover, 5 p.m.

No. 2 small school I-Prep/Grover (6-3-1, 5-2) and No. 6 Lafayette (7-3-1, 6-1) square off in a key D'Youville Cup game at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium.

The Presidents are trying to keep pace with Lafayatte and McKinley (6-1 league) in the Division I standings. They lost to Lafayette, 1-0, on Sept. 13 and to McKinley, 3-0, last Thursday. Senior Abdullahi Hussein has a team-high 14 goals.

The Violets bounced back from two straight nonleague losses to Tonawanda and Lackawanna with blowouts of Hutch-Tech and MST Seneca. Their league loss came to McKinley, 4-0, back on Aug. 31. The offensive attack is spread out between Ali Somo (seven goals), Mee Reh (five goals) and Harmar Sa (five goals).

WNY high school soccer polls (Oct. 3)

4. Girls soccer - Orchard Park at Williamsville North, 4:30 p.m.

No. 6 large school Williamsville North (9-3, 6-3) hosts No. 8 Orchard Park (7-4-2, 5-3-1) in an ECIC I game.

The Spartans won a 1-0 home game against OP on Sept. 9. Jessica Pilotte scored the goal 25 minutes in, and Brittany Paplham made eight saves for the shutout. Chloe Hurrell and Lianna Vansice each have six goals on the year.

The Quakers jumped into the poll this week with wins against honorable mention Frontier and No. 9 Lancaster last week. Kasey Hollins has seven goals, while track star Jenna Crean and Emily Henrich each have five.

WNY high school soccer polls (Oct. 3)

5. Boys volleyball - Williamsville North at Frontier, 6 p.m.

No. 4 Frontier (6-3, 5-1) welcomes No. 9 Williamsville North (3-3 league) in another ECIC I matchup.

The Falcons control their own destiny for the division title. They swept second-place Clarence and every other team has at least three league losses. Brandon Dunz had 30 kills in a five-set win at North on Sept. 12.

The Spartans have been playing their best ball of the season. After opening with league losses to West Seneca West, Frontier and Clarence, they've won three in a row against Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca West.

WNY high school volleyball polls (Oct. 3)

Honor roll
- Boys volleyball: Sweet Home at Williamsville East, 6 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Starpoint at Eden, 6:30 p.m.
- Field hockey: Lancaster at Williamsville East, 6 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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Tuesday's roundup

Double shift: Holly Schmelzer blazes her own path, on the field and the ice

Power 10: Miguel Rodriguez ranks the best of the scholastic fall season

How The News Voted following Week Five's games

High Schools: Barker wins field hockey showdown on Gregoire's OT goal

High school scores & schedules (Oct. 4)

WNY high school soccer polls (Oct. 3)

WNY high school volleyball polls (Oct. 3)

WNY high school field hockey poll (Oct. 3)

WNY high school cross country polls (Oct. 3)

Section VI announces tweaks to football slate

Harvard Cup Hall of Fame Dinner Ceremony is Saturday

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