Grand Island booters prevail
Defending Class A champion Grand Island opened its boys soccer season Friday with a 2-0 victory over West Seneca West in the Coaches Vs. Cancer ECIC/NFL Challenge tournament at Sweet Home.
John Griffin scored both goals for the Vikings, and Garrett Robinson had the assists on each. Lucas Robinson earned the shutout for the Niagara Frontier League squad. Ben Sokolowski had 14 saves for West Seneca West.
Twelve teams were competing in the event at Sweet Home. Senior Noah Keem scored all six goals for Sweet Home in a 6-0 rout of North Tonawanda. In other action, Justin Weiskerger scored two goals to lead Hamburg to a 4-0 victory over Kenmore West. Hamburg, Class A-1 finalist each of the past two seasons, got a goal and two assists from sophomore Game Mastrangelo and a shutout performance in goal from Zach Setera.
In the Tonawanda Tournament, Wilson beat Tonawanda, 4-2, and Maryvale routed Springville, 6-0. Cesar Carlin had two goals and an assist for Wilson. Anthony Hernandez had two goals and three assists for Maryvale.
Frontier used a possession game to score a 3-0 victory over Eden in the first round of the inaugural AdPro Frontier Alumni Tournament. Sophomore Josh Kacalski, playing in his first varsity game, scored two goals. Junior Tommy Notto got the shutout. The Falcons had a 274-88 edge in passes. Cheektowaga downed City Honors, 3-1, in the first game behind two goals from Sultan Ahmed.
Sacred Heart rolls
Defending Msgr. Martin Association champion Sacred Heart rolled to an 8-2 girls soccer victory over City Honors in the first round of the Dan Durick Memorial Tournament at Tonawanda. Sacred Heart got six goals from Taylor DiMarco. Tatyjana Scalisi and Alisa Schaefer also scored for the Sharks, who advanced to a Saturday final meeting with host Tonawanda. The Lady Warriors, the Section VI Class B runner-up last season, scored a 5-2 victory over Medina.