Iroquois brothers team up
The brother combination of Keith and Drew Braun paid off for Iroquois in a 1-0 win over Sweet Home in an ECIC II boys soccer game Monday.
Keith, the senior, scored the lone goal in the third minute of the second half as the Chiefs (5-2, 5-0) built a two-game lead in ECIC II. His sophomore brother, Drew, picked up the assist when he was able to pass from ball from the midfield to Keith, who took a shot from just outside the 18, and it deflected off a Sweet Home player into the net. Matt Buehlmann had seven saves for his second shutout.
"They look for each other defensively. They know where each other is going to be, so one is always there to help the other," said coach George Glinsboeckel. "Drew played on the varsity as a freshman so he's acclimated to the varsity level and Keith has been waiting for the opportunity to step up and a leader."
St. Joe's soccer gets even
Two weeks after losing to Nichols, 2-1, the St. Joe's soccer team reversed its fortune on Monday with a 4-0 win at home. A third game to decide the season series in the Monsignor Martin Association is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Nichols.
Jon Vara, Braden Scales, Gabriel Gomez-Chavez and David Arthur each scored, Mike Maloney had three assists and goalkeeper Will Borema had the shutout. St. Joe's scored three goals in the game's first 20 minutes before playing everyone.
"They moved the ball very, very smartly," said St. Joe's coach Mike Thoin. "The passing was exceptionally crisp, and when they didn't have the ball, they were moving wonderfully."
No. 1 Lockport hangs on
Lockport solidified its spot as the No. 1 ranked large school in the boys soccer Coaches poll with a 2-1 win over Kenmore East in the Niagara Frontier League. The Lions were without leading scorer Alex Reid (12 goals), out with a groin injury.
Alex Secord headed in the game winner on a cross from Brian Smist. It was Secord's third goal in four games since returning from a broken wrist. "The team had to grind it out with Alex," said coach Jeff Holshoff.
Josh Beshaw scored the first goal for Lockport (8-0-1). Kenmore East answered when Lorenzeo Zaccaria connected on a breakaway.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Jeff Calkins scored twice and Tom Modica-Amord had the shutout as Niagara-Wheatfield blanked Grand Island, 4-0.
East field hockey on streak
Senior Joslin Downey had three goals giving her 10 for the season as West Seneca East field hockey team beat Pioneer, 6-1, for its fourth win in a row. Pioneer's only goal came with 15 seconds left in the first half. East's (5-1) only loss was to Iroquois.
Eden boys volleyball 4-0
Kyle Acker had 13 kills and Declan Pierce had seven aces as No. 4 ranked Eden boys volleyball team beat Cheektowaga in three games.
Each team came into the match with a 3-0 record in ECIC III. Eden coach Robert Pierce said Acker played very consistent and Cody Smith is working on hitting higher and deeper.
NFL girls soccer teams tie
Niagara-Wheatfield scored two goals in the first half and Grand Island scored a pair eight minutes into the second half as the Niagara Frontier League girls soccer teams played to a 2-2 tie in double OT. Both teams had scoring chances down the stretch but couldn't score.
The Falcons put a ball off a post in the second OT while GI goalie Megan O'Leary had a great kick save late in the game.
Clarence and East Aurora both had 13 shots on goal, but neither team scored as the nonleague contest ended in a 0-0 tie in double overtime. The East Aurora keeper was Addie Ohler while Clarence countered with Emily Davidson.
East football reunion Oct. 8
There will be a 40-year reunion of the West Seneca East football team on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Flattery's Bar, 1130 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. The 1971 Trojans remain the only undefeated team in WSE football history. The buffet dinner costs $20.
For more information e-mail Don Raw at email@example.com by Oct. 1. Call Raw at 585-905-2448, Terry Whieldon at 662-3673 or Mike Geraci at 648-7194.