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Field Hockey Roundup – Oct 12th

Recapping Wednesday’s Games

West Seneca West 0, Clarence 7

Clarence extended their winning streak to +8 with a 7-0 victory over West Seneca West. Their record now stands at 14-1, earning them a 2nd place standing in Class A.

Goals were scored by Morgan Berndt (1), Emma Muchow (1), Alyssa Johnson (2 goals, 1 assist), Elise Bearance (1), Hannah Rozanski (1) and Maggie Kelkenberg (1). Kailee Godesiabois (3), Regan Haberl (1) and Katelyn Scioli (1) were credited with assists.

Clarence will wrap up their regular season schedule on October 16th when they visit neighboring Lancaster.

West Seneca West will do the same on Monday when they make the trip down to Eden.

West Seneca East @ East Aurora

No score has been reported for this contest.

Amherst 0, Iroquois 4

Liz Fonfara kicked off the scoring for Iroquois en route to the team’s 4-0 victory over Amherst. Ella Sturm added a goal and 1 assist; Hayden Herbold turned away 4 shots to record her 6th shutout on the year.

Sweet Home 1, Holland 0

Sweet Home grabbed a 1-0 overtime victory out in Holland thanks to Brielle Brodnicki. Emma Tinney earned the shutout in goal.

Lancaster 1, Williamsville North 3

Lauren Rabinowitz kicked off the scoring for Will North early in the 2nd half (assisted by Erin Roland) to tie the score 1-1. A few minutes later she assisted on Jordan Cooper’s game winner.

Molly Martin added a goal of her own (assisted by Gabby Manzella) for good measure as the game began winding down.

Orchard Park 3, Hamburg 1

Brigid McKeone scored the lone goal for the Lady Bulldogs.

Orchard Park goal scorers were not reported.

Williamsville South 1, Eden 2

Chloe McKenna scored one goal for Williamsville South.

Eden goal scorers were not reported.

 

Recapping Thursday’s Games

Orchard Park 1, Sweet Home 2

Sweet Home grabbed another overtime win thanks to Riley Kromer (2 goals). Sophia Vadnais contributed an assist in the victory.

Akron 2, Medina 1

Sophia Jones kicked off the scoring for Akron late in the second half, followed by a goal from Alexis Bell (assisted by Jordan Nadler).

Sarah Cochrane scored soon after for Medina (assisted by Guinevere Schalck). Despite Medina laying on the pressure during the last ten minutes, Akron was able to outlast the Lady Mustangs for a 2-1 victory.

Barker @ Newfane

Barker narrowly escaped Newfane with a 3-2 overtime win.

With Newfane leading 2-0 at the half (goals by Alissa Zwelling and Ashlen Kettle), Barker began their comeback attempt.

Kaedynce Schumacher scored ten minutes in with Katrina Clare netting the equalizer with 1:30 remaining in the game. Clare scored the game winner in OT to give Barker the 3-2 victory.

Autumn Christy and Bridget Gardner each had an assist, Ryleigh McCoy had 18 saves for Newfane.

Wilson 0, Roy-Hart 8

Roy-Hart goals were scored by Samantha Choate (3), McKenzie Rothwell (2), Ashley Hill (1), Danielle Kozma (1) and Miah Glena (1). The goals were assisted by Miah Glena (2), Stephanie Flowers (1) and Alexis Lovewell (2).

 

What To Watch For in Class A

Williamsville North still controls their own destiny to the #1 seed in Class A. That journey, successful or not, will be determined tonight when they host Orchard Park.

If Williamsville North beats OP, they’ll have 31 Power Points. Clarence, with a win against Lancaster on Tuesday, would max out at 31 Power Points. Williamsville North’s 2-1 victory over Clarence back on Sept 18th would give them the upper hand in any potential tiebreakers with Clarence.

However, a Williamsville North loss and Clarence win would mean the Lady Red Devils get the 1st seed in Class A as a Will North victory over Holland would only award the Lady Spartans 1 Power Point, meaning they would finish with 29 Power Points.

Clarence will have plenty on their plate Tuesday with a Lancaster team who led Williamsville North 1-0 at halftime on Wednesday. The Lady Legends currently sit at 3rd place in Class A, but Orchard Park with two wins, coupled with two losses on the Lancaster side, could slip into that 3rd seed with a single Power Point advantage.

If Orchard Park loses tonight, Lancaster will clinch the 3rd seed for Sectionals. Orchard Park will take 4th, West Seneca West 5th and Kenmore-City Honors 6th.

 

What To Watch For in Class B

Iroquois’ win over Amherst on Wednesday clinched their 1st place standing in Class B with 39 Power Points. Their next two games are against Williamsville South and Williamsville East (currently ranked 3rd and 2nd respectively).

With Will East and Will South battling for the second seed in Sectionals, their contests with Iroquois could easily be the deciding factor in who gets the higher seed for playoffs.

Will South, however, has the advantage as they have an extra game on their schedule which would allow them to finish with 38 Power Points. That being compared to Will East, with only two remaining games, who can only get to 37 points with wins over Eden (tonight – 2 points) and Iroquois (Monday – 3 points).

Pioneer, currently ranked 4th in Class B, has two games remaining and six potential Power Points up for grabs. They have an opportunity to move into second place if neither Williamsville team is able to best Iroquois.

In order for Pioneer to challenge for second place, they’ll have to beat West Seneca East tonight and Sweet Home on Monday. Sweet Home, who went 2-6 the start the year, has flipped their season around and has gone 4-2 in their last six games.

 

What To Watch For in Class C

Roy-Hart and Barker, with their wins yesterday, have both clinched 2nd place in the N-O league and Class C. Their game on Tuesday will determine the N-O league champion and who grabs the first seed at Sectionals.

Akron’s 2-1 victory over Medina last night put the battle for 3rd / 4th place in the N-O league to rest. Akron finishes the regular season with a 10-4 overall (8-4 league) record.

Eden currently sits at 3rd place in Class C. A single win will clinch that standing. However, if Eden drops their last two remaining contests they would fall behind Akron and receive the 4th seed for playoffs.

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