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High School Extra for Sept. 28: Will South field hockey wins fifth in a row

South field hockey wins fifth straight

The Williamsville South field hockey team put the final touches on a big week Friday beating rival Williamsville North, 1-0. Earlier, the Billies beat rival Williamsville East, 5-0.

“It’s been a great week for Williamsville South field hockey,” said coach Mary Ferenczy, whose team has won five in a row. “Our turning point was when we played Orchard Park. We scored eight goals that day and we really haven’t looked back.”

Against North, Mia Martin scored the game’s only goal with 8:53 left in the first half. Martin’s goal was generated by Abbey Kowalski, who sent the ball up the left wing to Emily Martin, who had a solid centering pass. There was an initial shot and Mia Martin got the rebound and scored. It was South goalie Alison Steubell’s fourth shutout in a row.

“Mia was in the right position to put it away, it was a solid, solid goal,” said Ferenczy.

That gives Martin 15 goals, which leads the ECIC. South (6-2) has not lost since Pioneer handed them a 1-0 setback on Sept. 16.

“Early on in the season we weren’t sure where everyone was going to be playing, but now we have come up with our lineup that has been clicking, and we’ve been playing with a high tempo,” Ferenczy said.

Frontier wins fifth game, 34-32

Frontier’s boys volleyball team needed to win a fifth game, 34-32, to beat Clarence in an ECIC I match that took 2 hours and 15 minutes. Erik Hatten had 32 kills while Jake Gleason had 54 assists.

Riverside soccer moves to 7-0

Junior Hassan Sabtow scored twice giving him 11 for the season, and Kovan Dalil added a single goal with an assist, as the Riverside boys soccer team moved to 7-0 in the D’Youville Cup with a 3-1 win over I-Prep Grover Cleveland. Friday’s game was played at All High Stadium. Christian Ndagano added two assists.

First-year Frontiers coach Ahmed Omerhodzic attributed his team’s early success to team chemistry, its speed in the midfield and the team’s ability to control the tempo of the game. He also credited last year’s coach, Fred Sales, for everything he taught the returning players. “He has molded them into what they are, I’m just reaping the benefits,” he said.

Mohamed Almadi scored the game-winner for Bennett in a 2-1 win over McKinley.

In a nonleague game, Jack Finn and Cole Hastings scored and Matt Sutter had both assists as City Honors blanked Wilson, 2-0. Karl Hock had the shutout as the Centaurs improved to 6-2-1 overall.

Starpoint golfers card ECIC title

The Starpoint golf team clinched its fifth straight ECIC North Small title with a victory over Alden at Kiss ‘N Greens.