East Aurora won both the boys and girls team championships among the large schools on Saturday in the Alden Bulldog Stampede cross-country invitational. North East (Pa.) captured the boys small schools team title while Maple Grove led the girls small school team scoring.
Vinny Pagliaccio, a West Seneca East senior, crossed the line first in the boys large schools race in 15 minutes, 53.69 seconds for the 3.1-mile Alden course. East Aurora’s first finisher was senior Nicholas Ebling, who was fourth in 16:07.22, but the Blue Devils’ depth with runners finishing 10th, 12th, 18th and 26th carried the day as EA finished with 69 points.
Josh Peron finished fifth and Brian Gleason seventh to lead Frontier to second in the team scoring, with 136 points.
Sydney Nowicki of Lockport led a star-studded girls large school field, winning in 18:05.7. Sophomore Megan McLaughlin
of East Aurora was second (18.21.92) while Malloy Grubb of Amherst, a winner in the McQuaid meet two weeks ago, was third in 18:53.08.
McLaughlin, fourth-place runner Karis Ertel, senior Maggie McLaughlin’s 10th place and 12th and 13th places helped East Aurora to its girls team title with 28 points. Canandaigua with 111 points led three Section VI teams who were next in the team scoring.
Host Alden’s Kyle Urban, a sophomore and Cameron Eastland, a senior, finished 1-2 in the boys small school race, but that wasn’t to prevent North East from the Erie, Pa., area from taking the team title. Third-place finisher Zand Courwright led the North East team effort. North East had three other runners in the top 15.
Holly Arrison of Nichols won the girls small school race in 18:59.7.
Eva Crist, who was third, led Maple Grove to the team title. Senior Sonya Krezmien of Springville was third.
St. Joe’s Hilbert runs seventh in NYC race
Evan Hilbert of St. Joe’s finished seventh over the 2.5-mile course Van Cortlandt Park Course in the Bronx in the Varsity C race of the Manhattan College Invitational meet. Martin Riddell of Haddonfield, N.J., won the race in 12:41.6.
Hamburg’s Neudeck posts 29th shutout
Goalkeeper Nate Neudeck of Hamburg recorded his ninth shutout of the season and the 13th of his career in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win over Lake Shore in a nonleague match at Hamburg on Senior Day.
Brady Reinagel, Jack Whipple and Kaleb O’Connor scored for Hamburg. Jon Oswald had a pair of assists.
Whipple and Neudeck, the only seniors on the Hamburg roster, were honored.
Neudeck’s career shutout total ranks 13th in Section VI history.
North Collins ends Eden unbeaten streak
Alex Tejiera, Brody Klawinski and Carson Tejiera each scored a goal for North Collins in a 3-2 upset over Eden in a nonleague match. Eden, the first-place team in ECIC IV, was ranked eighth in last week’s WNY Coaches Small School Poll and was unbeaten in its previous nine games. North Collins was not ranked.
Glavey nets hat trick in City Honors’ win
City Honors defeated Hutch-Tech, 7-0, for its fifth straight win in Radcliffe Cup girls soccer player among Buffalo Public Schools teams.
Mary Grace Glavey scored three times while Natalie Milne had a goal and two assists for the Centaurs. Sabrina Lonas, Uma Battarcharjee and Eleanor Kwacz also scored for Honors.
Maddie Turnbull, Lina Young scored goals and Myah Gabel made five saves in goal for North Collins in a 3-0 nonleague match against Eden.
Miranto stars in TNT game with three goals
Kylie Miranto scored all three goals and Jess Tyrell was in goal for the shutout as North Tonawanda won its T-NT girls soccer match over Tonawanda. The nonleague victory left North Tonawanda with a 12-1 overall record.