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High School Extra: Deep bench helps Orchard Park girls soccer

With two goals in each half, Orchard Park played an even game en route to a 4-0 win over West Seneca West in ECIC I girls soccer.

Faith Hanlon and Hannah Woodrich each scored twice as the Quakers improved to 7-1-2 overall with Rebecca Roman notching the shutout.

“I think we’re at the time of year when all teams are battling injury and illness, and we’re part of that,” OP coach Mike Graffeo said. “In the last couple of games we’ve had more girls get playing time and they’ve done good things with it. We seem to have developed a deep bench and right now that’s helpful to us. We don’t have to rely on just starters – other girls have gotten involved and given us lots of positive contributions.”

Will East records shutout

Bella Buscaglia scored twice as Williamsville East blanked Starpoint, 3-0, in an ECIC II girls soccer match. Anna Miller recorded the shutout as the Flames improved to 4-1.

Meanwhile Angel Busch recorded five saves in a 2-0 win for Westfield over Cassadaga Valley in CCAA Central. Laura Johnston scored both goals while Juli Smith had two assists as Westfield evened its league record at 3-3.

Brooke Eddy recorded 10 saves as Portville blanked Ellicottville, 2-0. The Panthers improved to 6-0 in CCAA East play and 8-1 overall. In other CCAA East action, Franklinville earned a 3-1 win over Salamanca. Rachel Chamberlain had the lone goal for the Warriors. Tyra Clark scored for Randolph in a 1-1 draw with Cattaraugus/Little Valley.

In an ECIC III matchup, Quinn DeCicco and Tessa DeCicco each had two goals as Amherst blanked Sweet Home, 6-0.

Wilson soccer wins

Wilson boys soccer remained undefeated in Niagara-Orleans play with a 1-0 win over Medina. Alexander Chiappone had the only goal in the game as the Lakemen improved to 5-0 in the league, 7-1 overall.

McKinley all aces

The serving game was on for McKinley in a three-game sweep of Burgard in Buffalo Public Schools girls volleyball.

Gay Toh Soe recorded 15 aces, Amileya Austin nine, and Nailyn Sanchez seven. McKinley won, 25-10, 25-11, 25-12.

Naylind Pratts had 11 aces and Ruby Wingo six as daVinci earned a 25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-8, win over Riverside.

Roskow shoots 35

Orchard Park junior Jackson Roskow took medalist honors at the Southtowns Classic High School Golf Invitational firing an even-par round of 35 at Orchard Park Country Club. He edged teammate, senior Ben Spitz, and St. Francis senior Brendan Reid, by one stroke.

The Quakers took the team title as well, with a combined score of 152. St. Francis was second with 164 followed by East Aurora/Holland with a 171.

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