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 Monday
1. Girls soccer - Class AA final at Williamsville South
(Update: Due to pending inclement weather, game has been moved to Tuesday at Williamsville East.)
ECIC I rivals Clarence and Williamsville North meet at 6 p.m. with the Class AA championship on the line.
The Red Devils won 2-0 and 1-0 games over the Spartans during the regular season. They're led on offense by Emma Faso (18 goals, 11 assists) and Cassandra Bykowicz (10 goals). North's top scorers are Chloe Hurrell (nine goals) and Lianna Vansice (eight goals).
2. Girls volleyball - Section VI semifinals
There are 14 games on today's schedule. All start at 6 p.m.
- 5-Williamsville North at 1-Clarence
- 3-Lancaster at 2-Orchard Park
Defending-champ Clarence swept North in both meetings this season. OP and Lancaster split during the regular season. Both won at home.
Winners play Thursday in the final at Daemen at 6 p.m.
- 5-Williamsville South at 1-Williamsville East
- 6-Kenmore West at 2-Niagara Wheatfield
Defending-champ Williamsville East swept South both times this year. Wheatfield beat West in four sets twice during the regular season. The Blue Devils upset No. 3 Grand Island in the quarterfinals.
Winners play Thursday in the final at Daemen at 8 p.m.
- 4-Iroquois at 1-East Aurora
- 6-Lew-Port at 2-Maryvale
- 4-Springville at 1-Alden
- 6-Newfane at 2-Medina
Defending B-1-champ East Aurora was tested in a five-set game with No. 9 Olean in the quarterfinals. The Blue Devils beat Iroquois in ECIC III play twice in four sets. Maryvale swept Depew in the quarters, while Lew-Port did the same with I-Prep.
Defending Class B champ Alden swept Fredonia and Springville swept MST Seneca in the quarterfinals. Medina beat Newfane twice in Niagara-Orleans League play in four sets each time.
Winners play in Wednesday's finals at Daemen: B-1 at 6 p.m. and B-2 at 8 p.m.
- 4-Wilson at 1-Akron
- 6-Roy-Hart at 2-Eden
- 4-Cleveland Hill at 1-Cassadaga Valley
- 3-Chautauqua Lake at 2-Portville
Akron takes on familiar foe Wilson, which it swept both times during N-O play. Eden, which has won eight straight state titles, and Roy-Hart swept JFK and Olmsted, respectively, in the quarterfinals.
Cassadaga Valley swept Holland and Cleveland Hill beat Tapestry in four sets in the quarters. Defending C-2-champ Portville swept Silver Creek, while Chautauqua Lake did the same to Allegany-Limestone.
Winners play in Thursday's finals at Brocton: C-1 at 6 p.m. and C-2 at 8 p.m.
- 8-Randolph at 5-Panama
- 6-North Collins at 2-Maple Grove
Reigning state-champ Panama is coming off a sweep of Forestville, while Randolph took down No. 1 Lafayetter in three sets. Maple Grove swept Ellicottville, while North Collins upset No. 3 Cattaraugus/Little Valley in four sets.
Winners play in Friday's final at Brocton at 6 p.m.
3. Boys soccer - Monsignor Martin playoffs
Division A semifinals
- Nichols at St. Joe's, 3 p.m.
- St. Francis at Canisius, 3 p.m.
Top-seeded St. Joe's beat Nichols twice during the regular season, 1-0 and 2-0. Canisius hosts St. Francis, which beat Bishop Timon-St. Jude in the quarterfinals, 2-1, in seven penalty kicks. The Crusaders won 4-0 and 1-0 games over the Red Raiders during the regular season.
Winners advance to next Sunday's final at Canisius College at 5 p.m.
Division B final
- Cardinal O'Hara at St. Mary's of Lancaster, 3 p.m.
The defending-champ Lancers host O'Hara at Westwood Park. Both teams won 4-0 games in the semis. St. Mary's won 8-0 and 4-2 games during the regular season.
Winner advances to Saturday's IAC-MMHSAA crossover game against Gow at Pierce Field at 2 p.m.
4. Girls soccer - Monsignor Martin semifinals
Division A semifinals
- Sacred Heart at Nardin, 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo Soccer Club
- Mount St. Mary at Nichols, 3:30 p.m.
Defending-champ Nardin beat Sacred Heart twice this year, 4-0 and 3-2. Nichols won 3-1 and 5-1 games over Mount St. Mary.
Winners advance to Saturday's final at Canisius College at 4:30 p.m. Nardin beat Nichols in last season's final in penalty kicks.
Division B semifinals
- Christian Central at Cardinal O'Hara, 3:30 p.m.
- Park at Buffalo Seminary, 4 p.m.
O'Hara won 5-4 and 3-1 games over Christian Central during the regular season. Defending-champ Buffalo Seminary won a 7-2 game at Park this year.
Winners advance to Saturday's final at Canisius College at 2:30 p.m. Buffalo Seminary beat O'Hara in last year's final in overtime.
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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