Clarence pulled the biggest surprise of the boys volleyball sectional quarterfinals on Thursday night, beating second-seeded Kenmore East in three games. The Red Devils, who came into the tournament as the 10th seed, received 18 kills from Matt Frey and 38 assists from Neil Haskell.
Next up for Clarence is third-seeded Hamburg, which downed No. 6 Lockport in three games. Jeff Hartman had 14 kills for the Bulldogs. The semifinals will be played Saturday.
Elsewhere in Class A, No. 1 West Seneca West beat Frontier in three games. Matt Anderson had 13 kills for the Indians. Orchard Park's John Klanac had 17 kills as the No. 5 Quakers beat No. 4 Kenmore West in three.
Class B: No. 1 Eden beat No. 9 Williamsville East in three games. Sophomore Jake Waszak had 32 assists for the the Raiders. . . . Mike Maloney had eight blocks in No. 4 Cheektowaga's five-game victory over No. 5 Williamsville South. . . . Grand Island, the second seed, took five games to oust No. 7 Maryvale. Mike Corrao had 19 kills for the Vikings. . . . No. 6 East Aurora took five games to surprise No. 3 Depew.
Class B: Fourth-seeded Roy-Hart surprised No. 1 Iroquois, 2-1. Heidi Chapman and Lydia Goldstein scored for Roy-Hart. Amherst is waiting for the Rams in Tuesday's championship game. The Tigers needed two overtimes to defeat Pioneer, 3-2. Amherst's Lindsay Bronnenkant had two goals, including the winner.
NYSAIS: Lauren McDermott did all of the scoring for Nichols in a 3-1 win over Brearley.
NYSAIS: Bob Shuttleworth had the 45th shutout of his career and Rick Munschauer had both goals as Nichols defeated Trinity (New York City), 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the Independent Schools state tournament.
NYSAIS: Nichols, the second seed in the Independent state tournament, took a 3-2 decision from No. 7 Packer Collegiate (New York City) in the quarterfinals. Jill Roloff, Ann Morrow and Annmarie Cellino scored for the Vikings.