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Frontier soccer edges rival Hamburg

Brandon Galanti scored on a penalty kick in the first half and a breakaway in the second as Frontier beat rival Hamburg, 2-1, in boys soccer on Monday.

Hamburg coach Tony Schiappa said his team couldn’t finish its chances against Frontier’s standout goalie Zachary Perkins (nine saves). “The boys were amped up to play their cross-town rival, both sides play a competitive match,” said Schiappa.

Galanti now has 12 goals for the Falcons, who improve to 5-2 overall.

In Monsignor Martin play, senior Matthew Unger scored on a header in double overtime on a throw-in from Jacob Duggan as St. Francis beat host St. Joe’s, 1-0.

“It was a heads-up play, the guys knew where Jake was going to throw the ball so they adjusted their runs to that area and gave us a good opportunity to score,” said coach Mike Smolinski. “We work on those plays all the time in practice and it was a good time to happen in double overtime.”

Junior Nick Donner scored his first varsity goal and junior goalie Jake Loecher had his first varsity shutout as Lancaster improved to 6-2 overall with a 3-0 with a win over Iroquois.

Sacred Heart golf improves to 9-0

The Sacred Heart golf team moved to 9-0 with a 242-305 victory over Mount St. Mary in a match played Monday at Glen Oak Golf Course. Senior Emily Connors fired a 38 for nine holes to earn medalist. Lauren Kase was next with a 42.

Connors has been the Sharks’ medalist three times this season. Kase, Sarah Notaro and Victoria Parker have also been medalists this season for the Sharks.

“We have a pretty deep group of girls with talent,” said coach Ken McKinnon. “Only once this season has a medalist not been in the 30s for nine holes.”

No team has been within 33 strokes of the Sharks in a match this season. Sacred Heart can finish the regular season undefeated for the second year in a row when it tees off at 4 p.m. against Nardin on Wednesday at Cazenovia.

Youth serving Pioneer field hockey well

Freshman Brittany Baker had two goals and two assists as the ECIC III-leading Pioneer field hockey team beat West Seneca East, 6-0. Coach Janet Landahl discovered Baker as a sixth grader when she opened up the field that summer for anyone who wanted to play. “She just showed up over the summer, I threw a stick at her, it was pretty crazy,” Landahl said. “I brought her up last year and she is really developing into a nice offensive player.”

Pioneer (5-0-1) is having a big year despite graduating eight seniors. Baker is one of three freshman, along with three sophomores who start. The Panthers, who play on turf, completed a 2-0-1 stretch playing on grass against Williamsville North and the two West Senecas.