St. Joe’s lax tops Timon
For the first time since 2000, St. Joe’s won a lacrosse game on Bishop Timon-St. Jude’s home sod, handing the Tigers an 8-5 defeat at Tifft Field. It was only the third win for the Marauders over the Monsignor Martin Association rivals since 2000, the last coming in a controversial 13-12 double overtime win in 2013.
Pete Masters had two goals and an assist and Myles Young and Tyler Tremmel each scored twice while junior Cameron Carpenter had six ground balls, an assist and three takeaways.
“We played as a team. The guys were very unselfish,” said St. Joe’s coach Pete Hudecki. “Five different guys scored and we had multiple guys help with assists.”
St. Joe’s (6-4, 4-0 Monsignor Martin) has not lost to a Western New York team this season.
Quakers keep winning
Undefeated Orchard Park won its ninth overall and moved to 6-0 in ECIC I with a 9-4 victory over Clarence. OP wiped out a 2-0 deficit with six runs in the bottom of the first and was never headed.
Troy Banks, Jake Woodrich and Luke Kuczewski each had two hits and two RBIs for the Quakers. Brandon Nicholson and Jeff Palczewski also had two hits apiece.
Andrew Sipowicz struck out nine batters in six innings.
Austin Meenaghan doubled in the sixth inning to send home the tying run, then drove in the winner on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh for Starpoint in a 4-3 ECIC II triumph over Williamsvillle East.
Matt Cross, who picked up the win in relief of Brandon Joslin, moved the winning run into position with a sacrifice bunt after singles by Austin Owens and Brett Guay.
Coach Tim Racey’s Spartans are undefeated in the division at 4-0.
Canisius and St. Joe’s each won on Monday to remain unbeaten in the Monsignor Martin Association. Tyler Howard pitched a two-hitter and Will Frank had three hits and drove in three runs in St. Joe’s 12-0 win over Bishop Timon-St. Jude. Matt Gabriele struck out nine in six innings and Vinny Chiarenza drove in two runs with pair of hits for Canisius in a 7-2 win over Nichols.
The Marauders and Crusaders are not scheduled to face each other until May 18-19.
Lancaster girls lax tops Amherst in OT
Overtime goals by Hanna Nogowski and Reese Addeo gave Lancaster (7-1) a 13-11 victory over visiting Amherst in a nonleague battle of two of Western New York’s strongest girls lacrosse teams. Nogowski (three goals, two assists) scored in the first extra period and Addeo tallied her third of the game in the second. Lancaster is the defending Section VI Class A champion while Amherst (7-1) went into the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in WNY by Laxpower.com.
Lancaster sent the game into the extra time at 11-11 on Grace Gabriel’s goal with 2:57 left. Lancaster led, 5-0, in the first 10 minutes but the visiting Tigers worked their way back. It was 7-5, Lancaster, at the half. Angelina Simon had four goals for Amherst.
“We always make sure we play each other,” said Lancaster coach Julie Buccieri. “They have strong attackers and we had to work very hard on defense to limit their shots and limit the penalties.”
Jaszcz homers for WSE softball
Fresh off its win in the Depew tournament, West Seneca East defeated Iroquois, 3-0, in ECIC II softball as Madi Jaszcz homer and Anilese Kelly pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts.
Maria Gabriel pitched one-hitter and went 2 for 3 at the plate, and Shannon Gilbert was 4 for 4 with a double and a triple as Sacred Heard ran its record to 4-0 in Monsignor Martin softball with a 10-0 triumph over Mount St. Mary