OP booters top Canisius
Chase Eagan scored in the second overtime to give Orchard Park a 2-1 nonleague win over visiting Canisius on Monday in boys soccer. George Weimer had the other goal for the Quakers. Eagan scored off a pretty chip by junior Ben Wagner in the evenly played game that saw each goalkeeper make five saves.
“It’s a nice start to the season for us,” said OP coach Josh Dannecker, whose team played a 0-0 draw with St. Joe’s in their opener. The Quakers were a middle-of-the-pack team in ECIC I last season while Canisius won the Monsignor Martin championship.
Sweet Home and Niagara-Wheatfield wrapped up the ECIC-NFL Challenge with the host Panthers scoring a 2-1 win over visiting N-W Monday night. All-Tournament selection Noah Keen had a goal and an assist for the winners. Tim Calkins of the Panthers also made all-tournament.
ECIC finished the Challenge with a 7-4-1 advantage over the NFL in the 10th renewal of the rivalry.
Colin Whitman and Justin Victor had goals for St. Francis in a 3-2 loss to Aquinas of Section V.
Max Penke of Alden scored three goals in the Bulldogs’ 6-1 win over Attica of Section VI.
Junior Chase Boardman, sophomore Zach Hendrick and freshman Caleb Foley scored for Maple Grove (2-1) in a 3-1 victory over Frewsburg.
Orchard Park’s girls soccer is also off to a strong start. Skylar Baun scored three goals as the Quakers defeated East Aurora, 5-1.
Kristen Prohaska scored twice to lead Starpoint over West Seneca West, 5-3, in a nonleague soccer match between ECIC teams.
Lancaster, Clarence win in tennis
Tina Stasiuk at first singles won an eight- game pro set, 8-0, and Brooke Szymusiak and Paige Szymusiak also won singles for Lancaster in a 5-0 nonleague win over visiting Lockport in girls tennis.
Shefalika Prasad, Chloe Esch and Caroline Bolton swept the singles, each in straight sets, for Clarence in a 5-0 nonleague girls tennis victory over East Aurora.