Sweet Home breaks through
Senior Kaylee Pistner scored four goals, giving her 12 on the season, in Sweet Home’s 5-0 field hockey victory over visiting Amherst. Pistner, at center attack, was a first team All-Western New York selection in 2015 when she led the team with 10 goals.
“We’ve had a rough road against Amherst for a number of years,” said Sweet Home coach Dawn Kauderer-Kromer. In fact, the victory ended a seven-year winless – and scoreless – drought against the Tigers. The previous Sweet Home win in the rivalry was in 2008, 2-0, behind All-Western New York goalie Leann Stiver. Amherst outscored Sweet Home, 27-0, during the streak.
Attai goal wins for North
Williamsville North squeezed out its third 1-0 victory in ECIC I play, edging Orchard Park on senior captain Ali Attai’s goal at 58:30. Donovan Reed recorded his eighth straight shutout for the Spartans.
In girls soccer, Candice Kasaraha and Lianna VanSice scored second-half goals to give Williamsville North a 2-1 nonleague victory at neighborhood rival Williamsville East.
VanSice’s game-winner came about 20 minutes into the second half, when her high shot from 18-20 yards went over the goalkeeper’s head and into the net.
Katie Bodie made 10 saves for the Spartans, including one on East star Marissa Birzon with about three minutes left. Junior Tess Ford gave East the lead in the first two minutes of the game, but North kept East and Birzon off the board the rest of the way.
Lancers top Sharks
St. Mary’s of Lancaster, the dominant team in Monsignor Martin Association girls volleyball and the No. 1 ranked small school team in Western New York, added to its resume, winning a third match in three days, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22, over Sacred Heart. It was the first loss in league play for the Sharks.
Jill Vitale had 28 assists in the victory while Caitlyn Meyer had 14 kills.
Iroquois honors slated
Iroquois will hold its annual Wall of Fame induction ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday at the middle school auditorium prior to the Chiefs’ Homecoming Game at 7 against McKinley.
The honorees include: the late Daryle Gustavel, Roxanne Slade – wife of Section VI Executive Director Timm Slade, Matt Mariacher, Tara Reimer and Christy Medolaro.
Gustavel was a Trench Trophy scout and awards dinner announcer. Nicknamed “Milt,” he passed away at age 47 last December. Gustavel scouted and graded linemen for consideration for the Trench Trophy, which is given to the top senior two-way lineman in the area.
Mariacher, a past winner of the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Award, was one of the top wrestlers in area history. The four-time Section VI champion capped his career with a state title in 2007 and participated in multiple NCAA Tournaments during his career at American U.
Admission is free. For information, call athletic director Pete Tonsoline at 652-3000, Ext. 7200.