Quakers dig out win over Hamburg
In a match that could rival any sectional final, the Orchard Park boys volleyball team edged Hamburg in a four-game contest that on numerous occasions brought the roaring crowd to its feet. The play was solid on both sides as OP held on to win 25-21, 25-23, 17-25 and 28-26.
OP entered the match ranked No. 2 in the WNY coaches poll while Hamburg was No. 3. Libero Trey Cimorelli was the difference-maker with 32 digs and Kevin Donahue had 17 kills as OP moved to 7-2 overall.
"It was a real tight match, we'd get a little bit of a lead but their libero kept making play after play," said Hamburg coach Brian Carroll.
Iroquois, Hamburg tie in field hockey
Iroquois' Riley Fenn scored the game-tying goal with about four minutes left as Western New York's No. 1 ranked field hockey team salvaged a 1-1 tied with Hamburg on Monday.
Hamburg (5-1-1), ranked No. 2, played Iroquois (6-0-1) to a scoreless first half before Melissa Obenshain scored with 14:17 left to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
Elsewhere, Jenna Luzzi had two goals as Clarence handed Pioneer its first loss in ECIC, 3-1. The goals were the first of the season for the junior forward. Giovana Sasenello netted the other goal. The Red Devils (5-1-1) were coming off their first loss on Friday to Iroquois.
Sarah Cary scored with 2:30 left in the 10-minute overtime period to give West Seneca West a 1-0 victory over Sweet Home.
Lockport soccer moves to 9-0
Alex Reid had two goals, including the first with 1 second left in the first half, as Lockport beat Kenmore East, 4-0, in Niagara Frontier League boys soccer. The other goal was a header off a free kick with five minutes left. Reid leads the NFL with 14 goals. Lockport is 9-0, equaling last year's start. Kenmore East was the only team to beat the Lions in the NFL last year.
Ryan Ross scored off an assist by Brian Ailinger as Grand Island edged Niagara-Wheatfield, 1-0 for the team's third shutout.
Kevin Armstrong scored the game-winner with four minutes left in the second overtime as Canisius edged Nichols, 2-1, in the Monsignor Martin Association.
Brandon Schick scored on an assist from Brett Librock with 11 minutes left as Williamsville East moved to 8-0 with a 1-0 nonleague win over City Honors.