Niagara Wheatfield (12-0) remained undefeated in Niagara Frontier League girls tennis with a sweep of North Tonawanda. Nicole Guldin, MacKenzie Patterson and Katelyn Stojanovski all won their singles matches. The doubles teams of Jocelyn Fike-Nikki Kwiatkowski and Gabriella Greene-Katelyn Hoover also won.
Bower notches shutout
Roy-Hart moved to 7-1 on the season with a 1-0 win over Medina in Niagara-Orleans field hockey. Lexie Lovewell scored the game-winning goal while Jamie Bower recorded 10 saves in the shutout.
Also in N-O field hockey, Olivia Diebel scored five goals with one assist while Alexis Bell had two goals as Akron blanked Newfane, 8-0. Akron improved to 5-2 in league play, 6-2 overall with the win. Anna Meyers and Ivy Montgomery each scored for Wilson (4-4) in a 2-1 win over Kenmore.
In an ECIC game, Quinn Wierzbowski notched her second hat trick of the season in a 4-0 win for Iroquois over Orchard Park. Ava D’Amato had the other goal. Hayden Herbold made six saves to record her fourth shutout of the year as Iroquois improved to 7-2.
Roy-Hart bests Wilson
Noah Hardy scored the game-winning goal, with no shoe, as Roy-Hart handed Wilson its first loss in Niagara-Orleans boys soccer, 3-2. Hardy scored two goals while Aidan Bligh had a goal and an assist for the Rams (6-4, 3-4).
Faso leads Clarence
Two second half goals from Emma Faso helped Clarence to a 2-0 win over Orchard Park in ECIC I girls soccer.
Faso scored in the 17th minute and 29th minute of the second half with assists from Olivia Argentieri and Hannah Rivett.
Kristen Zima recorded five saves in the shutout as Clarence improved to 6-0-1 in league play and 7-1-1 overall.
McNichols scores five
Keifer McNichols had all five of Gow’s goals in its 5-0 win over Christian Central in nonleague boys soccer. Matthew Fontana recorded 12 saves in the shutout.
Canisius volleyball wins
Noah Weislo had 14 kills and two aces as Canisius defeated St. Francis in four games in Monsignor Martin boys volleyball. Saferino Dour had five kills and five blocks as the Crusaders (8-2, 4-0) won, 25-22, 25-9, 23-25, 25-22.
All-Catholic Match set
The field is set for the All-Catholic girls golf championships, scheduled for Saturday at Elma Meadows Golf Course. Sixteen golfers qualified, led by Sacred Heart’s Emily Kase, who had a nine-hole average of 38.6 as the Sharks went 6-2. Nardin, which went undefeated, had the second and third place qualifiers in Hayley Mahoney and Amie Scherrer.
Also qualifying were: Catherine Johnson (Mt. St. Mary’s), Abigail Bradley (Mt. St. Mary’s), Grace Gilbert (Sacred Heart), Eliza Podlas (Sacred Heart), Victoria Beaton (Nardin), Madeline Finn (Nardin), Giavanna Bolognese (Sacred Heart), Emily Lane (Nardin), Grace Young (Mt. St. Mary’s), Rebecca Worling (Sacred Heart), Aubrey Schmidt (Buffalo Seminary), Brooke Hogle (Buffalo Seminary), and Madeline DeGiore (Mount Mercy).
Athletes of the Week
Shae O’Rourke and Jonah Kozak earned Prep Talk Player of the Week honors as voted by readers.
O’Rourke, a freshman on the St. Mary’s soccer team, scored 13 goals with two assists in the Lancers’ four wins last week, bringing her total up to 17 goals and nine assists.
Kozak, who plays on the Frontier boys soccer team, assisted on the winning goal in a win over rival Hamburg, breaking the school record with his 24th career assist. He added two more assists in a win over Jamestown.