Timon rebounds with a rout
Maybe a loss was what Bishop Timon-St. Jude needed to get back on track.
Two days after suffering their first Monsignor Martin regular season loss in 49 games, the Tigers drilled Canisius, 17-4, in boys lacrosse. On Monday, St. Joe’s upset Timon, 13-12, in double overtime.
“We certainly played up to our potential, which is something we didn’t do against St. Joe’s,” Timon coach Mike Burke said.
The Tigers (8-3) took their frustrations out on the Crusaders (10-5) with J.D. Recor scoring five goals and adding three assists. Junior Connor Fields added four goals and two assists, all in the first half, for Timon. The St. Joe’s loss apparently shook up a Timon team that may have taken winning for granted.
“We had two good victories leading up to St. Joe’s and forgot about working,” Burke said. “You can’t play that way but we did a good job against Canisius.”
Elsewhere in a matchup of two defending Section VI champions, Orchard Park displayed its typically powerful all-around game in a 17-11 victory at Silver Creek.
Defending Class A champion Orchard Park got five goals and three assists from John Januszkiewicz as it improved to 9-1. The loss was the first for the Black Knights (9-1), who have won the last three Class C championships.
Senior Ralph Pagliei added four goals for OP while senior goalie Taylor Ferrino had 19 saves as the Quakers won their eighth straight game.
Silver Creek played without its starting goalie, seventh-grader Chase Scanlan, who was suspended due to a school disciplinary issue. Freshman Owen Tallchief played just his second career game in goal and had six saves.
Orchard Park jumped to a 5-0 lead after one quarter and was up, 11-2, at halftime.
“We got out to a big lead on them,” said Orchard Park coach Gene Tundo. “Our guys shot well, moved the ball well, Mitch had a big game facing off. We limited their big scorers early in the game, and our goalie made some great saves too. ”
Canisius wins in baseball
Bryan Tenney complained of sunburn after Wednesday’s game against Bishop Timon-St. Jude, but the Canisius coach only has his team to blame.
The Crusaders produced 10 runs and received a strong performance on the mound by sophomore Richard Miller in Canisius’ 10-3 victory over the Tigers in the Monsignor Martin Association.
Miller went six innings and allowed just three hits while striking out three.
Brendan Kaplawicz finished with three RBIs for the Crusaders.
Alden tops Cleveland Hill
Down 5-4, in top of seventh inning, Lauren Kocher hit a two-run triple to give visiting Alden a thrilling 6-5 ECIC IV victory over Cleveland Hill. Winning pitcher Laura Kratzke struck out six for the Bulldogs who moved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in league play.
Eighth-grader Alex Sheehy produced the game winning hit in the bottom the seventh with a two-run double to give Orchard Park a 5-4 victory over Immaculata.