East girls soccer beats South
The Williamsville East and Williamsville South girls soccer teams played to a 2-2 double overtime tie in their first ECIC II meeting of the season. On Monday, the host Flames put a little distance between themselves and their rivals by winning, 3-1.
The loss was the first for South. Senior captain Sarah Eichhorn had two goals and an assist as East moved to 8-1-2 overall and 6-0-1 in the ECIC II.
East scored first on a goal by eighth-grader Marissa Birzone. South answered thanks to Fiona Dargan as the first half ended in a 1-1 tied. Second half scoring honors belonged to Eichhorn as she scored through the middle of the defense on her first goal and then on a header off a corner kick for her second.
"The girls came out with a lot of enthusiasm and intensity and we played our best game of the year so far," said East coach Chris Durr. "And we beat a very good South team. I thought we did a pretty good job on [South scoring leader Carissima] Cutrona. She's tough to contain, she the best forward in Western New York, and she didn't score and that's what we wanted to do."
Chalk up another last-second overtime win for Iroquois.
Junior forward Madison Roberts scored on an assist from Valois Feneziani with 27 seconds left in the second overtime as the Chiefs beat Sweet Home, 1-0. Kim Buehlmann had the shutout. The Chiefs evened their record at 5-5-1 overall. Iroquois also beat Holland in the last minute of overtime.
"Sweet Home has definitely gotten better, they played inspired soccer and we struggled to score that goal," said coach Rick Weber. "We should have found many times to put the game away earlier. They weren't in the kind of game they were hoping for but I give my team credit. They always play to the end."
Amherst swimmers see pink
The Amherst girls swimming team will host its 5th annual Pink the Pool community service event on Friday at 6 p.m. against Iroquois in their home pool in the Middle School.
The Amherst swimmers will wear pink caps and the natatorium will feature artwork from Smallwood Elementary students to help brighten the pool.
They will give away Estee Lauder makeup to women who promise to schedule a mammogram and sell bracelets to raise money for breast cancer research. The team started the event to honor four mothers at Amherst who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. The event has raised $15,000 to date.
Depew volleyball stages rally
The Depew girls volleyball team rallied from two games down to beat host Amherst, 15-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-21 and 26-24. Jen Wasielewski contributed strong play at the net and had six kills and four aces. "We came out flat. After we lost the first two games, I went with the same group of girls and everybody got involved in the match," said coach Jeff Addesa. "I guess they started to believe in themselves." The Wildcats 6-2 record in ECIC III includes a sweep of Cheektowaga.