Milligan paces City Honors
Jack Milligan scored five goals for City Honors as the Centaurs held off a comeback from I-Prep/Grover for an 8-5 win in D'Youville Cup boys soccer.
"I really think that we had a little bit more depth and we were well-conditioned," City Honors coach Andrew Krause said. "Our guys played a tough game [Monday] night against Williamsville East, one of the top teams around, and we lost, 1-0. I think that experience helped us today.
"I-Prep is always known for being a fast team and that's not totally our game, but we played it today for sure."
City Honors improved to 4-2-1 overall and 4-1 in league play.
"We have a really competitive league in the city this year," Krause said. "All of the games have been really good between I-Prep, City Honors and Riverside. McKinley gave us a real good game. I think the Buffalo Public Schools are up and coming."
Eden wins sixth straight
With a strong core of senior experience, Eden is fielding one of the most complete girls soccer teams in coach Jill Keller's tenure. The Raiders improved to 7-1 overall with a 2-0 win over JFK in ECIC IV. Senior Catherine Mammoser scored twice and Courtney Cross recorded the shutout as Eden won its sixth straight game.
"Overall, this is the strongest team I've seen since I started coaching," said Keller, in her 18th season. "We've had good years with strong strikers, but this year we're just really solid throughout. The girls just seem to be really jelling."
Grand Island stays undefeated
In a battle of undefeated teams in Niagara Frontier League girls volleyball, Grand Island came out with a three-game victory over Niagara-Wheatfield. Cassie Oursler had 13 kills and six aces for the Vikings (6-0).
Eden improved to 9-1 with a three-game win over Holland in ECIC IV.