Kenmore West wins in OT
Freshman Faye Panagopoulos scored in sudden death overtime to give No. 8 seed Kenmore West a 1-0 victory over No. 9 West Seneca West in a Section VI girls soccer Class AA prequarterfinal on Tuesday.
Panagopoulos scored off a corner kick by junior Hannah Gallivan after the teams had played two overtime periods before going to sudden death.
“It hurts to talk,” said Blue Devils coach Clarence Boatman after the long struggle. “Gallivan’s corner kick hit a couple of players in front and went to Panagopoulos. She drove it into the back post.”
Sophomore Jenna House made 12 saves for the winners.
“It’s the first time in four years we won a playoff game,” Boatman said. “I’m happy for my players. They’ve worked hard, extremely hard. Now we get Clarence on Thursday...” Sharks get soccer title
Nichols knocked Nardin out of a tie for the Monsignor Martin Division A girls soccer championship, 2-1, when Jill Zamorski curled home a corner kick 12 minutes into the second half. The loss by Nardin (8-2) allowed Sacred Heart (9-1) to claim sole possession of the title. Nichols (7-3) was third.“It’s a good win but we didn’t control the ball very much,” said Nichols coach Larry Desautels.
Julie Noonan scored a first-half goal for Nichols, but Nardin tied it 10 minutes into the second half.
Hutch-Tech, Olmsted runners win
Hutch-Tech defeated City Honors, 21-34, at the Delaware Park Rose Garden to wrap up a 15-0 season and clinch a 15th straight in the Buffalo Public Schools boys cross country league championship. The Engineers have been undefeated in dual meet competition during their title run. Fakhiri Alameri (14:44) led a 1-2-3 finish for Hutch. Mohammed Nor and Mark Parrilla followed him across the line as the Engineers also defeated Olmsted and da Vinci. It was the only loss of the season for City Honors.
Olmsted handed City Honors and Hutch-Tech their first losses of the season and took the girls championship with its first undefeated season. Emily Mogavero (3rd), Morgan Lewis (5th), Ella Dileo (6th), Brittany Higgs (7th) and Brianna Grine (9th) led Olmsted. Hanna Murphy of City Honors was the individual winner in 16:16. Pezzino sets GI record
Madisyn Pezzino scored three times and reached the 170 -goal mark, breaking the Grand Island career record of 168 held by Jessica Remmes (Class of ’06) in the Vikings 7-0 victory over Cheektowaga in a Section VI girls soccer prequartefinal. Pezzino has 45 goals and nine assists this season for GI (16-1), a loser only to Aquinas of Rochester. Marcy Barberic had two goals and two assists for the Vikings.