Schick’s OT goal wins for Flames
Brandon Schick scored his 20th goal of the season and second of the game at 5:50 of the first overtime to give Williamsville East a 2-1 victory over rival Williamsville South in ECIC II boys soccer Tuesday at East.
Schick took a pass from Chris Barbolini and broke in and put his shot to the right of South goalkeeper Steve Casey.
Schick, the leading goal scorer in ECIC II, opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with an assist by Vic Goel. The Billies tied it on a goal by Lucas Principe five minutes later on a ball in front. The rest of the half South took it to the Flames, then the sides battled through an even second half.
“This goes on every year,” said East coach Jeff Librock. “The kids know each other from summer and middle school and it was your typical South game with two teams going very hard at it.”
Nick Smith had five saves in goal for East. Casey of South had seven stops.
Williamsville East (11-0, 8-0 in ECIC II) is ranked third in the Western New York large school poll. South (8-2-1, 6-2-0 ECIC II) was ranked fourth. The Billies’ only losses have been to East. The Flames took the first meeting between the teams, 1-0, on Sept. 7. South also has a 2-2 nonleague tie with Maryvale on its record.
East will put its unbeaten record on the line at Sweet Home on Friday. The Flames won the first meeting between the teams, 3-1. The sixth-ranked Panthers improved to 9-2-1 overall and 6-2 in ECIC I with 2-0 victory over Iroquois.
Clarence edges Orchard Park soccer
Clarence (10-0, 8-0, ECIC I), ranked No. 1 among WNY large schools edged No. 5 Orchard Park, 1-0, at Clarence in boys soccer.
Brendan Law scored the only goal off a corner kick 10 minutes into the game. It was the eighth goal of the season for Law, a senior striker. Bryan Eliason had the assist. It was only the second loss in the division for the Quakers (7-3, 5-2).
“It was pretty much a defensive game after that,” said Clarence coach Mike Silverstein. “There were limited scoring chances. We had a very good team defense, I felt, today. This puts us up two games on everybody in the division going into our final four [league games].”
Law’s goal was the first against Orchard Park after five straight shutouts. OP goalkeeper Brian Arcara had eight saves. Mike Biedny, the Clarence keeper, had six.
Akron girls take N-O lead
Akron took over first place in Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer with a 2-1 victory over Newfane on Erica Papke’s goal.
The winning Tigers are 9-1 in league play while Newfane dropped to 8-2. Wilson moved into second place with a 10-0 win over Barker.
Canisius sweeps in volleyball
Canisius bounced back from its loss to St. Joe’s last week by sweeping three sets from St. Francis, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19, in Monsignor Martin boys volleyball. Trevor Gooch led the way with eight kills.
Elsewhere in Monsignor Martin, St. Mary’s of Lancaster swept Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 25-22, 23-25, 25-11, 25-17, as Tyler English had 10 kills for the Lancers.
Nardin’s Hanes wins golf title
Senior Michelle Hanes of Nardin captured her third consecutive Monsignor Martin All-Catholic Championship besting a field of 18 golfers at Rothland Golf Course. Hanes shot a two-over 74 to win the title by six strokes over Kayla Burt of Sacred Heart (80). Hanes finished the regular season with an average of 38 for nine holes.
Williamsville North (9-0) clinched the ECIC I boys golf championship by defeating Clarence 295-304 at the Brookfield Country Club. Ben Reichert of North and Mitch Alexin of Clarence shared medalists honors at 39.
Clarence teams run to victory
The Clarence boys cross country team, ranked No. 1 among large schools in Western New York, defeated Frontier, 18-41, Dan Huben of the Red Devils was the individual winner in 16:58. The No. 2 Clarence girls beat sixth-ranked Frontier, 24-31, as Marissa Saenger took first in 19:52.