Tennis sectionals today
Section VI champions will be crowned today in singles and doubles as the girls tennis championships reach their climax today at the Village Glen in Williamsville.
Also at stake are berths to the New York State championships as the top three singles players and the top three doubles teams advance to the Nov. 1-3 event at Tri-City Tennis Center in Latham in the Albany area.
A starting field of 48 players – 16 singles players and 32 doubles teams – were cut down to the final four after the first two rounds of action on Friday. The singles semifinals and double semifinals are scheduled for 3 p.m. followed by the finals at approximately 5 p.m. Southwestern and Orchard Park both have players still alive in both.
The singles semifinals are set with Haley Hollins of Orchard Park taking on Morgan Johnson of Southwestern and Nicole Kozinski of Clarence playing Georgianna Gens of Fredonia.
In doubles, Kristen Zablonski/Lauren Karoglan of Orchard Park play Jessica Robins/Leann Richert of North Tonawanda. In the other match, Victoria VanEvery and Elizabeth Rowan of Southwestern take on Rachel Johnson/Shayleen Brennan of Orchard Park.
Runners win CCAA titles
The Maple Grove boys and the Fredonia girls won team titles at the Cattaraugus/Chautauqua Cross Country Championships at Long Point State Park.
The Red Dragons scored 73 points to outdistance runner-up Gowanda with 84 points. They had two runners in the top 10 including 4th place junior Ryan Hetrick and 6th place junior Frank Zuroski.
Junior Owen Barber of Allegany/Limestone won the race in 15:54.62, a comfortable pace ahead of runner-up Josh Odell of Sherman, who crossed in 16:37.34.
For the girls, Fredonia scored 53 points to narrowly beat Maple Grove, which had 57. Fredonia had three runners among the top 10: runner-up senior Lauren Reyda, 4th place Gwen Stokes and 6th place Emily Brown. Junior Hope Pietrocarlo of Maple Grove won in 18:52.74. Teammate Grace Auer was third.
Wilson triumphs in 2 OT
Sophomore Kayla Neuman scored two minutes into the second overtime on a cross by senior Lauren Austin as No. 2 seed Wilson eliminated No. 7 Fredonia, 2-1, in a Class C quarterfinals girls soccer game.
The Lakewomen (16-2) advance to play East Aurora on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Amherst. Wilson will take a 12-game winning streak into the contest.
“It was a thrilling game. Fredonia threw everything at us,” said coach Tom Baia. “It was a real nice win for our girls. We were up, they tied it, and we showed some real determination to win it.”
Austin scored 2 minutes into regulation. Fredonia tied the game with 14 minutes remaining in the second half. Wilson goalkeeper Kaitlynne Tubo made two key saves in regulation and Zipporah Barrett was dominating marking Fredonia’s top forward.
Elsewhere, Katie Fales scored with 2:48 left in the second overtime as Falconer eliminated Akron, 3-2, in a Class B quarterfinal.
Akron jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. The Falcons’ scored twice in the second half courtesy of Emma Steele, who connected on a penalty kick 1:27 into the second half. Andi Bolk added a goal 4:34 into the second half, her 25th, breaking the school record for most goals in a season.
Chiefs field hockey wins
Abby D’Amato scored twice and Brianna Malczewski earned the shutout in goal as the Iroquois field hockey team (14-1-2) moved into Tuesday’s Class B semifinals with a 4-0 win over visiting Sweet Home.
• Rachael Cobo scored in OT and Elizabeth Soles scored in the first half for Wilson in a 2-1 win over Newfane.
Freshmen lead Lancers
The St. Mary’s girls volleyball team will take a 14-0 league record into Monday’s Monsignor Martin Association match with Immaculata and Tuesday’s contest with Nardin.
On Friday a pair of freshmen led the Lancers to a win in three games over Mount Mercy as Onalee Duane had 11 assists and Summer Slade had seven kills.