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Field Hockey Roundup – September 29th

Recapping Friday Night / Saturday Afternoon

Clarence remains unbeaten at home and improves to 10-1 with a 4-0 victory over now 8-3 Pioneer.

The Red Devils will play three Class B teams next week in Amherst (2-7), Williamsville South (8-2) and Williamsville East (7-3).

Pioneer will make a trip down to Eden (4-4-1) and host Iroquois (8-2) on Friday.

Jill Blas scored 2 goals and added an assist in Lancaster‘s 4-2 victory over Sweet Home.

The Lady Legends improve to 7-2-1 on the year and currently occupy the 3rd place seed in Class A.

Both teams will play on Monday: Lancaster will host Williamsville East (7-3), Sweet Home will travel to Hamburg (2-6-1).

After a scoreless first and second half, neither West Seneca West nor Amherst were able to convert in OT. WSW, however, would come out on top in the shootout for a 1-0 victory. Katie Bohne (10 saves) earned her 6th shutout of the season.

West Seneca West (5-4-2) will travel to Williamsville South (8-2, 2nd in Class B) on Monday; Amherst will host Clarence (10-1, 2nd in Class A) on Monday and Eden (4-4-1) next Friday.

Williamsville North bounced back with a pair of wins over Starpoint and Amherst on Friday evening / Saturday afternoon. The Lady Spartans now sit at 9-1 and atop Class A. The team will play three Class B teams next week in West Seneca East (0-8), Sweet Home (3-7) and Hamburg (1-6-1).

Hamburg grabbed their 2nd win in a row with a 9-0 victory over West Seneca East. Nicole Park led the offensive effort with 4 goals; Brigid McKeone (2), Justine Burke, Maeve Robillard, Maddy Poeller also scored for the Lady Bulldogs.

Jaiden Barnes was credited with her first shutout of the season.

Hamburg will host Sweet Home on Monday; West Seneca East will host Williamsville North.

Barker took a trip down to Pennsylvania for non-league contests with Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning respectively.

Although the team would drop both games in 2-1 decisions, Head Coach Jeff Costello felt it was a valuable experience for his team.

“We gained valuable turf play against two very strong teams from WPIAL. The teams we played this year from both Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair  were quality teams who provided us great competition and challenges. I am hopeful that our games against them will give us a better understanding of what we need to do the remainder of the season to get to where we want to be.”

What To Watch For Next Week

Williamsville South (tied for 3rd in ECIC) will be heading to Clarence (#1 in ECIC) on Wednesday.

Iroquois will be visiting Pioneer on Friday – depending on results from earlier in the week this could potentially be a 1-2 matchup in Class B with the winner eventually claiming the top spot for Sectionals.

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