Offense leads Lancaster
Seven different players scored for Lancaster in a 14-6 win over Clarence in Class A girls lacrosse.
Grace Gabriel led the attack with five goals and two assists, all in the first half, while three players all scored two goals each – Anna Orlando, Hannah Reimer and Hanna Nagowski.
The balanced scoring along with solid defense has been a key for Lancaster, which is 5-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.
“I feel like we use lots of different people so that teams can’t focus on our girls who score a lot of goals,” coach Julie Buccieri said. “We’re trying to make sure our offense is balanced and giving opportunities to everybody.
“Also, we focus defensively on limiting shots, especially in transition. Playing strong defense and causing a lot of turnovers helps us stay on offense.”
Quakers edge Nichols
With three goals from Emily Markarian and Sydney Potenza, Orchard Park held on to edge Nichols, 10-9, in girls lacrosse.
The game was tied, 5-5, at halftime, but the Quakers pulled ahead by two goals. Nichols got it back to a one-goal game, but Orchard Park (4-3) maintained possession for most of the final five minutes and goaltender Megan Sarles kept the Vikings from getting the equalizer.
Lake Shore nabs win
Lake Shore rallied from an early deficit to earn its first win of the season in boys lacrosse with a 12-10 win over Williamsville North.
Williamsville North took a 3-0 lead, but the Eagles got on the board and the game was a back-and-forth affair. In the fourth quarter, Lake Shore scored quick goals off penalties.
“We had some key players back who didn’t play the first couple of games,” coach Joe Migliaccio said. “They hustled and were more disciplined. That was a big part of it.”
Darian Jimmerson scored six goals while JoVanni Klimowicz had three goals and an assist.