Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Tuesday
1. Girls volleyball - Williamsville East at St. Mary's of Lancaster, 6 p.m.
It doesn't get any better than a battle of Nos. 1.
No. 1 small school St. Mary's picked up its fourth Monsignor Martin win in straight sets yesterday at Niagara Catholic. The Lancers won their own tournament on Sept. 9 without All-WNY outside hitter Summer Slade, who was sidelined with an injury.
No. 1 large school Williamsville East fell in the semis to the runner-up of that tournament, Lancaster, in three sets. The Flames are 5-0 overall and in ECIC II. Top players include Makayla Greenfield and Rachel Steffan.
2. Girls volleyball - Orchard Park at Clarence, 6 p.m.
Also in girls volleyball, No. 2 large school Clarence hosts No. 4 Orchard Park in ECIC I.
The Red Devils are younger that in recent years, but that certainly hasn't slowed them down in five wins. Jaide Cummings and Jenna Hugenschmidt have stood out for Clarence this season.
The Quakers are 5-1, with their loss at Lancaster in four sets. OP back up a five-set thriller against Williamsville North last Friday by winning the Sweet Home Tournament on Saturday. Liz Chow was awarded MVP, while Kate Hennessey was named to the all-tournament team.
3. Boys soccer - Riverside at Lafayette, 5 p.m.
No. 4 small school Riverside (4-3, 0-2) plays as the visitor at its Dingboom Field against No. 5 Lafayette (3-1-1, 3-1).
The Frontiers lost in D'Youville Cup play to McKinley and Hutch-Tech but have quality nonleague against Lew-Port and Lackawanna. Senior forwards Say Reh (five goals) and Pay Bu (four goals) lead the team offensively
The Violets made a big statement last Wednesday with a 1-0 win of then-No. 1 I-Prep/Grover. It was the third straight win after a tie to WNY Maritime/Oracle and McKinley to star the season. Junior defender Ali Somo has a team-high three goals.
4. Girls soccer - Frontier at Williamsville North, 7 p.m.
In ECIC I, No. 5 large school Williamsville North (5-1, 4-1) welcomes No. 7 Frontier (5-2, 4-1).
The Spartans have yet to give up a goal in their five wins this season. Their loss came to No. 2 Clarence, 2-0. Lianna Vansice leads the team with three goals and nine points. Melanie Krysiak has a pair of goals and four assists.
Frontier's league loss also came to the Red Devils, 2-0. Taylor Gehen has a team-high six goals, while Alyssa Lorka has three goals and three assists.
5. Girls soccer - Starpoint at Hamburg, 5 p.m.
No. 8 large school Starpoint (6-1, 3-1) visits No. 9 Hamburg (5-0, 3-0) in ECIC II.
The Spartans are looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss to No. 3 Williamsville East last Friday. Their offense is led by a pair of eight-goal scorers in Kristin Pickard and Julia Mascaro.
The Bulldogs are undefeated with league wins over Williamsville South, West Seneca East and Sweet Home. Maddie Ingraham leads the team with five goals, Eve Bierl has four and Abby Kane three.
- Girls soccer: Orchard Park at Williamsville East, 7 p.m.
- Girls volleyball: Niagara Wheatfield at Grand Island, 5 p.m.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.
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