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Field Hockey Roundup – Tuesday, October 16th

Recapping Yesterday’s Games

Pioneer 3, Sweet Home 0

Olivia Kempf notched her 17th and 18th goals of the season to lead Pioneer to a 3-0 win over Sweet Home. Morgan McAfee added two to her league leading 17 assists.

Pioneer completes the regular season at 11-4-1. Their win yesterday was just enough to propel them into 2nd place in Class B.

Sweet Home will finish their regular season schedule tonight by making a trip over to neighboring Amherst.

Williamsville North 5, Holland 0

Lauren Rabinowitz grabbed a hat-trick in Williamsville North’s win over Holland. Jordan cooper (1 goal, 1 assist) and Molly Martin (1 goal) also scored for the Lady Spartans. Erin Roland had an assist.

Williamsville North finishes the regular season with a 15-1 record. Entering the season as the favorite and #1 ranked team in WNY, the Lady Spartans have proven to be everything that was expected.

Holland will now head to Class C for Sectionals with a first-round matchup against Barker or Roy-Hart (depending on the outcome of tonight’s game between the two teams).

This game was much more than your typical ECIC matchup. You can read more about Holland Field Hockey’s bigger purpose here: They Played For Marv

Buffalo Seminary 0, Medina 5

Libby Cook led the Medina offense with 2 goals and 1 assist in their 5-0 win over Buffalo Seminary. Mary Flores, Lacey Kenward and Abi Neuman each added a goal of their own for the Lady Mustangs.

Medina will wrap up their regular season tonight out in Wilson.

Lancaster 1, Orchard Park 1

Morganne Dee (assisted by Aubrey Monk) scored for Lancaster. Jessica Peters (assisted by Emily Zajdel) scored for Orchard Park.

Lancaster wraps up their regular season with a 9-4-2 record and will carry the 3rd seed into Sectionals.

Orchard Park concludes their season with a 7-7-2 record and will carry the 4th seed into Sectionals.

Williamsville East 0, Iroquois 2

Photo Credit: @iroquoisextra

The Iroquois Field Hockey team couldn’t have written a better script to celebrate their seniors last night.

Riley DeGrace scored the game winner for the Lady Chiefs 8 minutes into the 2nd period. Fellow senior co-captain Ella Sturm added an insurance goal of her own a few minutes later. Hayden Herbold earned a shutout in goal with 8 saves.

The win brings Iroquois’ current win streak to +13. They finished the year with a 14-2 record and a Section VI-leading 45 Power Points.

Williamsville East finishes their regular season with an 11-5 record. They currently sit at 3rd place in Class B but must await the Hamburg – Williamsville South game this evening to determine their final seed for sectionals.

West Seneca West 1, Eden 2

Kelsey Pressing and Rosa Mormina (assisted by Sam Mason) scored for the Lady Raiders. Claire Farry scored for West Seneca West.

Eden’s win was enough to propel them into the 3rd seed in Class C. They finish with a 9-5-2 record in ECIC league play.

West Seneca West finished the regular season with a 5-9-2 and will carry the 5th seed into playoffs.

Hamburg @ East Aurora

Canceled due to weather. This game will be played on Wednesday, October 17th.

Williamsville South 3, Starpoint 1

Sophomore Elizabeth Jackson scored two goals for South in their 3-1 win over Starpoint. Kayla Gill also tallied a goal for the Lady Billies.

Will South currently sits at 4th place in Class B, but a win tonight will move them ahead of Williamsville East into 3rd place.

West Seneca East 0, Amherst 4

Vicky Woite led the Amherst offense in their 4-0 win over West Seneca East with two goals. Allie Thielman and Jill Martin each tallied a goal and an assist. Olivia Cinquino had two assists.

Amherst will finish the regular season by hosting Sweet Home later this evening.

West Seneca East will wrap up their year at Starpoint tonight.

Later This Afternoon

Medina @ Wilson – 4:45pm

Clarence @ Lancaster – 4:45pm

Roy-Hart @ Barker – 4:45pm

West Seneca East @ Starpoint – 5:00pm

Sweet Home @ Amherst – 5:00pm

Hamburg @ Williamsville South – 5:00pm

Newfane @ Kenmore-City Honors – 6:30pm

What to Watch For Tonight

Roy-Hart @ Barker

Roy-Hart and Barker will go head-to-head tonight for the N-O League Championship and #1 seed in the Class C playoffs.

Barker is the only team to score on a Roy-Hart defense led by senior goalie Jamie Bower. Bower’s 73 saves and 2 goals against give her a Section VI-leading 97% save percentage.

On the flipside, they’re going up against a Barker offense that has scored 64 goals and is currently the #1 ranked offense in Class C (#3 ranked offense in Section VI). Katrina Clare’s 23 goals currently rank 2nd in all of Section VI.

The last time these two teams played it ended with Barker narrowly escaping the Lady Rams 2-1. You can expect another close game tonight that will likely come down to the wire between the top teams in the Niagara-Orleans League.

Hamburg @ Williamsville South

The Lady Billies currently sit at 4th place in Class B. A win over the Lady Bulldogs would move them into 3rd place, just in time for playoffs.

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