> Marauders gaining momentum
A quick scan of the teams playing in Monsignor Martin finds a small handful easy games, so St. Joe's was more than pleased with its win over Canisius on Tuesday.
Mike Hubert scored three goals with three assists, while Christian Curatolo added two goals and a pair of assists in the Marauders' 11-7 victory against the Crusaders in boys lacrosse. The Marauders were coming off a confidence-boosting win at Section V power Aquinas last week, a game coach Pete Hudecki scheduled with the hopes of carrying momentum in league play.
"I talked to someone just before that game and they asked me, 'What are you expecting?' " Hudecki said. "I said, 'I expect to win.' " St. Joe's still has Nichols, Canisius, St. Francis and Timon/St. Jude remaining on the schedule and while the team's growth is essential, thoughts of postseason are also in play.
"Each win is important for seeding, so beating a good team like Canisius always helps," Hudecki said. "Our team is really playing well right now. "
In other boys lacrosse, Niagara-Wheatfield sophomore striker Brennan Ferguson scored six goals and Zach Dubuc four to lead the Falcons to a 21-7 win over West Seneca East.
"They are a solid team and they knocked off Amherst earlier so I was a little surprised," Falcons coach Vince Schiffert said when asked about the margin of victory. "The key for us was getting the ground balls on the faceoffs."
Medina couldn't contain Silver Creek's Brandon Brooks who scored eight goals and distributed two assists, while Frank Brown added three goals and four assists in the Black Knights' 22-10 triumph over the Mustangs.
Matt Peccia and Pat Ryan combined for seven goals in West Seneca West's 11-9 victory over Lake Shore.
In girls lacrosse, Emily Jaworski scored the tying goal with a minute left in regulation and scored the winner with 1:40 left in overtime to push Nardin (4-2, 4-2 Monsignor Martin) by Sacred Heart, 10-9.
Rivalry goes to Will. North
Williamsville North swept rival Williamsville South in boys and girls track and field. The Spartans boys won, 96-45, while the girls won 97-44.
Allessio Gullino was a triple winner for the Will. North boys in 110 hurdles (16.7), triple jump (40-3) and high jump (6-0). Will. South's Kailyn Arcury won in the long jump (16-10), 100 hurdles (15.3) and 100 (12.6).
> Killian leads in victory
St. Joe's Donny Killian went 3-for-3 with a double to lead the Marauders (9-4) to a 5-1 triumph over North Tonawanda.
> Top seeds named for ECIC tennis tourney
Defending Section VI champion Mike Kranz of Lancaster is the top seed going into this weekend's ECIC boys tennis championships. Sweet Home will host the event that will play its first two rounds on Friday starting at 10 a.m. and play the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
The No. 2 seed in singles in Kranz's teammate Brian Chowaniec followed by No. 3 Mike Rusk of Willamsville East and No. 4 Joe Bartelo of Williamsville South.
The top seeds in doubles are: No. 1 Kevin Layer/Joey Gentile (Clarence), No. 2 August Bruno/Sawyer Dina (Orchard Park), No. 3 Jacob Hofmar-Glennon/Tyler Moore (Amherst) and No. 4 Tommy Baldinger/Dominic Eusanio (Orchard Park).