OP tops Frontier in girls volleyball
The highly anticipated girls volleyball rematch between Orchard Park and Frontier went to the Quakers once again and they could meet again sooner than expected.
Orchard Park, the area’s No. 1 ranked team, defeated No. 2 Frontier on Thursday, 3-0. The Quakers won, 25-19, 25-14 and 26-24, to improve to 8-1 in ECIC I. The first time they met this season, Orchard Park won in five games. They could play again this weekend when they travel to Section V and Pittsford-Sutherland for a tournament.
Kristen Stanek finished with 20 kills while Noelle Poloncarz had 41 assists for the Quakers.
Elsewhere, Megan Neelon was brilliant for Clarence with 18 kills, 12 digs and six aces in the Red Devils’ 3-1 victory over Lancaster.
Clarence took the first two sets 25-23 and 25-20 while the Redskins won the third 25-21 before the Red Devils claimed the final set 25-19.
Woodareks lead Springville
Alena Woodarek scored her 100th career goal for Springville while Tia Woodarek isn’t far behind from reaching the same milestone.
The Griffins shut out Pioneer, 4-0, as Alena scored three goals. Tia scored one goal to move within seven of the century mark while adding an assist. Heaven Rolleck registered the shutout for the Griffins.
Tonawanda got all the scoring it needed from Kalyn Compeau and Hope Balling in the Warriors’ 4-1 ECIC IV win over host Depew.
Compeau and Balling scored two goals each and Balling added an assist for Tonawanda.
Boyd commits to Harvard
Canisius senior Jack Boyd, who has won two state championships each of the last two years and is one of the top-ranked swimmers in the country, has committed to swim at Harvard University, according to SwimmingWorldMagazine.com.
Boyd, an All-American the last two years, is ranked 46th in the country by collegeswimming.com.
Boyd won the 500- and 200-yard freestyle events at last year’s state meet in All-America times. He also swam on the Crusaders’ 400 freestyle relay, which finished second to overall champion Fordham Prep.