Will East, Clarence stay unbeaten
The Williamsville East boys soccer team made it 10 wins in a row to start the season with a 6-0 victory over West Seneca East on Friday in ECIC II. Coach Jeff Librock said it's the Flames' best start in at least a decade.
Goalie Nick Smith had his sixth shutout of the season. The team's top two scorers delivered as well. Brandon Schick had three goals giving him 18 for the season. Brett Librock also had a hat trick bringing his season total to nine. "Brandon has a lot of speed and also brings a wealth of experience, he's started four years on the varisty," said coach Jeff Librock. "I thought we were going to do well because of our experience, but anytime you roll 10 in a row it's pretty exciting."
Elsewhere, No. 1 ranked Clarence got first-half goals from Taylor Helms and Patrick Schulz in a 2-0 victory over Williamsville North. Goalie Mike Biedny withstood North's pressure in the second half to collect his fifth shutout.
Ryan Doyle scored a pair of goals as Newfane moved to 6-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League with a 3-2 victory over Medina.
Cutrona's hat trick carries South
Carissima Cutrona had a hat trick, scoring all three goals in the first half, as the Williamsville South girls soccer team (7-0-1) started the second half of its ECIC II schedule with a 5-1 win over visiting Iroquois. Cutrona leads the Billies with 13 goals goals and five assists.
Deanna Kocher punched in a pair of goals to lead Alden to a 3-2 victory over visiting Eden.
Clarence field hockey moves to 7-1-1
Jillian Willer, Giovanna Fafanello and Kasey Thur scored as the Clarence field hockey team moved to 7-1-1 with a 3-0 victory over host Sweet Home in the ECIC. Courtney Sefanik had the shutout, including a penalty stroke. The Red Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the half.
The Red Devils played most of the game in the Sweet Home end thanks in part to the play of defenders Katherine Weyant and Jocelyn Mogavaro. The team's next game is Monday at home against Starpoint.
McQuaid Invitational today
Over 50 schools from Section VI will participate today at the McQuaid Cross Country Invitational, one of the largest scholastic meets in the U.S. Teams from 18 states and two Canadian provinces have been invited. The 2011 meet drew over 6,100 runners from 228 schools in five states and Ontario.
The 48th annual event covers a 3.0-mile course through Genesee Valley Park, on the southern outskirts of Rochester. The course is mostly grass; moderately hilly and runners find it deceptively difficult. The boys course record is 14:35 while the girls is 16:52.2. There are seven boys varsity races (three seeded, four unseeded) and six girls races (three seeded, three unseeded).
East Aurora's boys and girls teams are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class B while T.J. Hornberger of Lake Shore will likely run one of the fastest times of the day. East Aurora's girls expect a challenge a challenge from Sweet Home, but the Blue Devils depth will likely prevail.
. Kyle Patterson and Drake DeJesus finished with nine kills each and Matt Donn had five aces as the Kenmore East boys volleyball team beat rival Kenmore West in three games in what was the first meeting of the season in the Niagara Frontier League. The Bulldogs improve to 6-2 overall.
The match was part of a boys-girls doubleheader. Kenmore West won the girls match in four games. Dana Mancuso had 18 kills, and Elizabeth Gallagher 10 kills as West beat East for the fourth time in the past five starts.
. Rebecca Winnert of Williamsville South broke the Maryvale pool record in the 500 freestyle, swimming a 5:14.13. The previous record of 5:30.96 had been held since 2009. The Billies also won the meet, 108-60.
John Krieger and Connor Barleven carded 38s as Albion edged Medina by two shots (232-234) in a Niagara-Orleans League golf match.