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Frontier takes Sweet Home title

In the recurring battles between the Lancaster and Frontier girls volleyball programs, the Falcons have bragging rights again -- for now.

Frontier defended its title at the Sweet Home Invitational on Saturday by outlasting its ECIC I rival in the championship match, 25-15, 17-25, 15-11.

Last Wednesday, Lancaster beat Frontier in five games in the teams' first meeting in ECIC I play. The 25-11 victory in the fifth game had given the Redskins a measure of revenge over Frontier, which dethroned Lancaster in last year's Section VI Class AA championship.

Kelsey Osborn and Kara Nickolson earned all-tournament honors for Frontier while Brittany Anthon and Nicole Texido were honored for Lancaster.

Frontier entered the week ranked first among large schools while Orchard Park was second and Lancaster third. In pool play, OP fell in two games to Frontier and did not advance to the quarterfinals. In ECIC I play, OP beat Lancaster a week ago and topped Frontier on Monday.

In boys volleyball action, St. Joe's didn't drop a game all day and beat the host Warriors in the final, 25-15, 25-23, to win its second straight Cheektowaga Tournament.


Akron kicks City Honors, 2-1

Jeremy Rushok intercepted a clearing pass and scored on a 25-yard shot with 4:41 left to give Akron a 2-1 victory over City Honors in a nonleague game that may be a boys soccer postseason preview. City Honors scored two minutes into the second half to take the lead and Peter Duerden tied it up for Akron at the 20-minute mark.

"City Honors is probably going to be a top four team in the class [B]," said Akron coach Chuck Pfohl. "It was a good sneak peak at maybe what's going to happen in sectionals."


Nardin wins Lew-Port tourney

Kit Creighton and Genny Goergen had the goals as Nardin beat the host team, 2-0, to win the Lew-Port Tournament. Coach Frank Cotroneo lauded the defense of Iris Savoy-Burke, Bridget Gibbons and Chloe Wingerter as Tori Christ earned the shutout.

Depew's Rachel Banasik scored her 93rd career goal 12 minutes into the second half to tie up what would end up a 1-1 game with Pioneer.


Wilson takes Barb Field title

Julie Rohing scored the game-winning goal in penalty strokes and earned MVP honors as the Wilson field hockey team beat tourney host Kenmore East, 2-1, in overtime in the championship game of the Barb Field Tournament. Wilson won the penalty strokes, 3-2. Wilson took the lead on a Sam Rew goal five minutes into the game and Laura Werwinski tied it in the second half. "It was an unbelievable game," said 10th-year Ken East coach Jeff Orlowski.


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