Serotte’s goal tops St. Joe’s
Harrison Serotte scored an overtime goal for Nichols, giving the Vikings a 1-0 Monsignor Martin Association upset over visiting St. Joe’s on Wednesday.
It was the second league loss for St. Joe’s, which is ranked No. 1 in the Western New York Coaches Poll for large schools.
Serotte scored off a long throw-in five minutes into the overtime play as Nichols avenged a 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Marauders earlier in the season.
Goalkeeper Andrew Jensen made six saves for Nichols.
St. Joe’s keeper Carmine Tronolone kept the game scoreless with a crucial save against Serotte in the first half, again off a long throw-in.
J.P. Bobak scored with 15 minutes left in regulation giving first-place Canisius its sixth Monsignor Martin Association soccer victory, a 1-0 triumph over St. Francis in Athol Springs. Bo Stroud made four saves to shut out the Red Raiders.
Canisius, ranked 10th in the latest Western New York Coaches large school poll, owns a victory over No. 1 ranked St. Joe’s and is undefeated in Monsignor Martin play.
Grand Island, ranked No. 2 among Western New York large schools, got two goals each from Joe Kulikowski and Garrett Robinson in a 5-0 victory over Kenmore East in the Niagara Frontier League. Anthony Emmi had the other goal for the Vikings. Steve Pufpaff made seven saves for the shutout for GI.
Kulikowski raised his goal total for the season to 20 with seven assists.
Fresh off Monday’s victory over International Prep/Grover, Hutch-Tech improved its record to 4-2 in D’Youville Cup I play with a 4-0 triumph over Lafayette (3-3). Abei Salim scored twice for the Engineers while senior goalkeeper Alex Ward earned the shutout with nine saves.
Nardin soccer wins
Nardin, the first-place team in Monsignor Martin Association girls soccer Division A, triumphed over Division B leader Immaculata, 4-1. Lindsay Karas scored twice for the Gators while Olivia Jerge and Sydney Scello registered a goal and an assist each in the victory.
Senior Molly Petrucci, City Honors’ prolific goal scorer, tallied five times in the Centaurs’ 11-0 triumph over Hutch-Tech in Buffalo Public Schools girls soccer at Johnny B. Wiley Stadium. Honors is 6-0 in league play and has scored in double figures in five of the victories. Petrucci has 25 goals this season.
No. 1 Iroquois hockey wins
Iroquois (8-0) is the top-ranked field hockey team in Western New York which is nice. But, it can also have its drawbacks. It’s made the Chiefs a target for their opponents in ECIC play.
“Everybody is bringing their unbelievable games against us,” said Iroquois coach Pete Tonsoline after Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Orchard Park.
Iroquois got an early goal from Chantel Gauthier and a late tally by Hayley Fonfara. The star of the game, though, was Orchard Park’s sophomore goalie Jesse Gacek.
“Their goalie had 21 saves,” Tonsoline said. “We bombed her. We were just crashing the net and doing everything we could and the kid kept coming up with saves.. She was really on. Give the credit to her.”
On the other hand, Katie Walek in goal for Iroquois was called on for only one save. It was the first ECIC loss for the Quakers.
Jenna Woods scored her third goal of the game with five minutes left in regulation, giving Williamsville South (8-1-1 ECIC) a 3-2 victory at rival Amherst (7-2) in ECIC field hockey. South was ranked fourth and Amherst third in WNY.
Elisabeth Sadorski assisted on the winning goal, her second helper of the game. Earlier, Sadorski assisted on the first goal of the game by Woods three minutes into the second half. Amherst quickly responded with two goals, taking the lead on a tally by Casey Adimey with 19 minutes to go. After Woods tied it with an assist by Abby Ferenczy the play went back and forth before Woods broke the tie. Rachel Mackowiak made eight saves for South.
Ranked No. 1 in the WNY Coaches boys volleyball poll, Canisius swept St. Francis in three sets to remain undefeated. Griffin Schmit had 15 kills for the Crusaders. … Starpoint won its sixth straight ECIC North Small School golf title, defeating Maryvale, 280-371. Alex Stead shot 42 for Starpoint for medalist honors. Eighth-grader Joe Dell’oso and Jake Brown shot 46 each while Luke Kenyon and seventh-grader Max Lin each had a 49. … Ali Shawish scored three goals, giving him 30 for the season, as undefeated Lackawanna won it sixth ECIC IV game, defeating Tonawanda, 5-1.