Lake Shore went undefeated in 18 games before losing to Honeoye Falls-Lima in the girls lacrosse Far West Regionals last year. That included three wins over Class C League rival Amherst. Wednesday, the Eagles (3-0) continued their dominance over Amherst (2-2), rallying in the second half for a 12-8 victory on the Tigers' home field. Shayla Scanlan scored four times and Ivy Santana had three goals for coach Hannah Wawrowski's team. Wawrowski returned to the sidelines this season after being on leave last year.
Lake Shore and Amherst each have won two Section VI Class C titles the last four seasons and have faced each other in the last four sectional finals. Lake Shore won in 2014 and 2016 and Amherst in 2013 and 2015.
Senior co-captain Madison Stevens had a pair of goals for Lake Shore in Wednesday’s victory. The Eagles also got a big boost from eighth-grader Elia Jimerson, who switched from defense to midfield in the second half to help the Eagles’ comeback. Jimerson also had a pair of goals.
Easy win for Niagara-Wheatfield
Niagara Wheatfield turned in a 5-1 record in a limited schedule of Section VI Class B League games last season. The games were limited because the Falcons played so many games out of classificationa gainst Niagara Frontoer League teams.
There is no NFL lacrosse league this year, but coach Trish Pineda's team is shooting high in Class B League play.
"We have 10 seniors and they want this," Pineda said after the Falcons scored a surprisingly one-side win on the turf field at Williamsville North in off-an-on rain showers>
"We dominated them today," Pineda said. "We expected it to be a lot closer."
Junior Tiffany Cristofinelli led N-W with five goals and an asssit. Seniors Marissa Markott and Jazlzyn Kirkland scored three goals each.
Junioe Amanda Walizoski, the Falcons most experienced defender, stood out.
It was the first Class B league game of the season for the Falcons, who are 2-1 overall, Niagara Wheatfield split two previous games against Class C Iroquois (11-10 overtime win) and a strong West Seneca East team (a 7-8 loss).
With the Wednesday's rain raising havoc with the baseball and softball schedules, lacrosse dominated the day's high school sports action.
Stewart saves Quakers
Class A girls league play, Orchard Park, Lancaster and Frontier all scored victories against divisional opponents.
Madison Stewart was outstanding with 18 saves for Orchard Park in an 11-10 triumph over visiting Clarence, Morgan Braxendale had four goals for the Quakers (3-0).
Hannah Schmahl and Maddie Mazur each scored three goals for Lancaster in an 18-4 triumph at Niagara Falls.
Shutouts are rare in lacrosse, but Frontier got one in a 15-0 triumph at Lockport. Macayla Barry had two goasl and two assists and Savannah Gonsiolek scored twice for the Falcons in the victory.
In boys lacrosse, Jackson Glynn scored two goals, including the game-winner, for Nichols in an 8-7 triumph over Bishop Timon-St. Jude Eric Urbank had a goal and threee assists for the Vikings.