Spartans win on late goal
Junior Joel Giambra scored his third goal of the game with 11 seconds left to give Williamsville North (3-1, 3-0 Class A League) an 11-10 victory over Williamsville East in boys lacrosse. That was the Spartans’ only lead of the game and came six seconds after Jordan Scinta scored unassisted to tie it. Thomas Crane won the ensuing faceoff and led a fast break with Giambra, who scored into the top corner from 10 yards.
“It was a good comeback,” said Williamsville North coach Stephen Ola. Williamsville East, which defeated North twice last season, led 4-2 at halftime and 8-5 after three quarters.
• Josh Slowinski, the Class A league Player of the Year in 2014, scored seven times to lead Clarence to a 13-9 victory at Orchard Park. Andy Avarello had 14 saves for the Red Devils, who split two regular season games with the Quakers last season before falling to OP in the Section VI Class A championship game.
• Cameron Carpenter, converted from goalie, scored the first goal of the game for St. Joe’s and the Marauders went on to 9-6 triumph over Canisius to go to 2-0 in Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse. Ned Mathias, Dom Perna and Myles Young had two goals each for St. Joe’s while Peter Masters and Tyler Trammell had single tallies. Mathias and Masters each had a pair of assists.
• Bishop Timon-St. Jude (2-0 Monsignor Martin) defeated Nichols, 6-4. Sophomore attack Neil Gardner led the Tigers with three goals and two assists. Christian Watts, Gavin Caulfield and Nate Quinn also scored for Timon.“It was either really good defense or really bad offense,” Timon coach Mike Burke said of the low-scoring game. “We have some young players who can score but sometimes they take the first shot available and that’s not always the best shot. It’s something we have to work on. Give credit to Nichols. They had a smart game plan. They stopped our transition game and capitalized on their opportunities.”
Niagara-Wheatfield girls win again
Returning All-Western New York selection Emma Falter and two sophomores led Niagara-Wheatfield to a 12-8 girls lacrosse victory over rival Niagara Falls Monday in a Class B League match.
Falter, who is headed for the University at Albany, scored three goals and assisted on another in the victory. Jaz Kirkland, a sophomore attack, had a pair of goals as did sophomore midfielder Quinna Hamby, a first-year varsity player.
Coach Trish Pineda’s Falcons (5-1, 3-0 Class B League) led all the way, owning a 5-3 advantage at halftime. Niagara-Wheatfield’s only loss was to Williamsville East, which is playiing in Class A this season.
Mount St. Mary (5-1, 3-0 Monsignor Martin) kept its league record clean with a 17-4 triumph over Sacred Heart as Olivia McDonald led the way with five goals. Molly Meegan scored three times for the Thunder.