South earns title share
Mia Martin scored her 26th goal of the season and Morgan Maley had two assists as Williamsville South beat Williamsville East, 3-1, to earn a share of the ECIC II title in field hockey.
The Billies and Hamburg each finished at 12-2-2. Martin also gained a share of the Section VI regular-season scoring title with Meghan Fonfara of Iroquois and Kaeli Mathias of Kenmore, who also tallied 26 goals.
Field hockey’s seedings meeting to determine playoff matchups is Wednesday.
Eden nets 21 in a row
Outside hitter Sam Burgio had seven kills as the Eden girls volleyball team beat Lackawanna in three game to finish 12-0 in ECIC IV and capture its 21st league title in a row. The Raiders (22-4) are idle until the start of sectionals. This year they competed in the St. Mary’s, Eden, Frontier and Garden City (N.J.) tournaments.
Marlena Clotfelter had five aces and seven kills as St. Mary’s beat Niagara Catholic in three games to highlight Senior Night. The Lancers would finish undefeated in the Monsignor Martin Association with a win Wednesday over visiting Immaculata.
Elizabeth Gallagher had eight kills and five blocks as Kenmore West needed four games to defeat City Honors in a nonleaguer.
West won the first two games, lost the third, 25-16, and then won the fourth.
“In the third game they were hitting with a lot more consistency, and were hitting to spots in the short middle that were hard for us to pick up,” said West coach Kelly Schrantz-Strong. “In the fourth game we came out serving a lot more aggressively and got out to a 6-1 lead and never really looked back.”
The Blue Devils (7-10) won five of their last six matches to close out the Niagara Frontier League slate, and they are hoping that momentum will carry over into this week’s sectionals.
Rebecca Higgens had 16 kills and Maryellen Devic added 12 as Orchard Park moved to 10-2 in ECIC I with a win in three games over Frontier.
St. Joe’s edges Nichols
Brendan Cryan scored the game-winner with 10 minutes left on an assist from David McMaster as St. Joe’s edged Nichols, 2-1, in the Monsignor Martin Association. Goalkeeper Will Boerema had six saves. The win was especially satisfying for St. Joe’s as it lost the first two meetings with Nichols, one in overtime and the other in double overtime.
Mike Anders scored both goals and Paul Burich had the shutout as Canisius moved to 5-2-1 in Monsignor Martin with a 2-0 blanking of St. Francis.
Goalkeeper Nick Czerwinski recorded 10 saves as Cardinal O’Hara evened its record at 5-5 with a 2-0 win over Park.
The Monsignor Martin regular season will end Wednesday with St. Joe’s hosting rival Canisius and Nichols going to St. Francis, both at 4 p.m. The playoffs will begin with semifinals on Sunday.
Christian Central wins
Mary Pappagallo netted a pair of goals and Tahelah Noel added the other, her 32nd of the season, as Christian Central moved to 9-1-1 in the Monsignor Martin Association’s South Division with a 3-1 win over Niagara Catholic.