Smith leads Lew-Port soccer
Josh Smith assisted on Dominic Dragone’s goal in the first half and scored twice himself in the second to lead Lew-Port (10-1-1, 8-1-1 NFL) to a 3-1 win over Kenmore West in Niagara Frontier League boys soccer. Alex Fusani had the lone tally for the Blue Devils. Lew-Port was ranked ninth in the latest Western New York large schools poll.
Trey Buscaglia’s second goal of the game in the 62nd minute broke a tie and gave Williamsville East (8-3 ECIC II) a 2-1 win over Williamsville South (6-3-1 ECIC II). Joe Malinowski tied the game for South with a tally in the 30th minute.
Lancaster, ranked eighth, put the first blemish on No. 1 ranked Williamsville North’s boys soccer record in ECIC I, playing the Spartans to a 2-2 tie on the Legends’ home pitch. North is 11-0-2 overall, 8-0-1 in the division.
In the CCAA, Jack Novotny scored in the 66th minute to give Maple Grove a 2-1 win over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley. Nick Brown had the other goal for the Red Dragons.
Neuman’s 4th goal is winner
Every time Wilson needed a goal in its Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game at Akron, there was Kayla Neuman to score.
The senior midfielder scored all four goals for the Lakewomen, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in the second overtime period for a 4-3 victory over the Tigers. Neuman scored the game’s first goal and retaliated to level the score after Akron had taken two one-goal leads.
Neuman had 12 goals and five assists on the season for Wilson (6-3-0).
“She dominated the offensive side of the field,” Wilson coach Tom Baia said. “In the second overtime she was taken down in the box to draw the penalty kick.”
The win avenged a previous 2-1 loss to Akron (6-3-0). Wilson’s other losses were to first-place Newfane.
International Prep at Grover remained undefeated in Radcliffe Cup play among Buffalo Public Schools girls soccer teams with a 2-0 triumph over Buffalo Arts. Ageika Santana scored both goals for the Presidents, who registered their seventh shutout of the season.
Lockport girls now second
Lockport moved into a tie for second with Niagara-Wheatfield, at 7-2 in Niagara Frontier League girls volleyball, sweeping Kenmore West in three sets in a match of ranked teams.
Senior Kathryn Krchniak had 19 kills for the Lions while her sophomore sister, Kourtney, had 23 assists and four aces.
No. 3 ranked small school Portville breezed past Salamanca as Brooke Decker had nine kills and four aces and Haley Unverdorben 36 aces and 12 assists
Akron hockey sweeps Barker
Defeating Barker in Niagara-Orleans League field hockey usually is difficult. Sweeping the Raiders in the season series is almost unheard of. Tuesday, Akron completed a rare sweep over the Raiders, 4-0. A month ago, Akron had defeated the Raiders, 2-0.
Abby Stone scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season and Kaitlyn Gaik and Abby Enfield had the other goals for Akron. Tigers coach Mary Borden was most pleased with her team’s “100 percent phenomenal defense,” particularly sweeper Ciera Janis and center mids Olivia Diebel and Amanda Jeziorowski.
Barker had no shots on goal.