Orchard Park, the No. 1-ranked large school girls volleyball team in this week’s coaches’ poll, lost the first set then rallied for a 3-1 victory over Eden, ranked third in the small school poll, on Monday.
The Raiders took the opening set, 25-19, before the match turned on the Quakers’ 26-24 win in the second. OP won the final two, 25-14 and 25-13.
Sara Lucas racked up 36 assists and had three service aces and Brooke Shively stood out defensively with 29 digs for Orchard Park. Ashley Dogal had nine kills, two blocks and two aces for the winners.
Outside hitter Emma Wlostowski recorded 16 kills, seven digs and two aces for Alden (7-0, 5-0 ECIC IV) in a sweep of its first-place duel with Depew (4-2, 3-1 ECIC IV). Madie Abbott had four kills, two digs and six aces and Miranda Frank had four digs for coach Amber Beyer’s Bulldogs, who were not in the top 10 in this week’s WNY large school poll.
Flames score upset
Junior Courtney Maclay scored the winning goal with 17:56 left in the second half for No. 3-ranked Williamsville East in a 3-2 upset at No. 1 Williamsville North in field hockey. Senior Jenna Cavalieri scored two first-half goals for the Flames while junior goalie Grace Burker made 11 saves.
K-East tops town rival
Kenmore East, which had lost is six previous league matches, came from behind to defeat rival Kenmore West, 3-2, in Niagara Frontier League boys volleyball. After losing 25-6 and 25-21, the Bulldogs triumphed 25-16, 25-20 and 16-14. Alex Simmons (six kills and 15 blocks) and Jayden Sujka (five kills, 11 blocks) stood out for East while Mike Greiner served up 15 assists.
OP’s Fischer shoots 33
Orchard Park freshman Charlie Fischer, the New York State Sub-Junior champion in 2019 and the runner-up in 2018, shot a 3-under-par 33 on Monday at the Orchard Park Country Club to lead the Quakers to a 239-295 victory over West Seneca in their ECIC South Large Schools match.
Sisters lead Chiefs
Morgan Kulniszewski scored her 13th goal of the season and older sister Grace tallied her 18th for Iroquois (9-0, 7-0 ECIC III) in the Chiefs’ 2-0 soccer triumph over Depew.