Starpoint upsets Will South
For the second time this year, Starpoint boys soccer knocked off a ranked team. This time it was seventh-ranked Williamsville South as the Spartans came away with a 4-2 win in an ECIC II matchup Wednesday.
Nick Dumond scored in the first four minutes of the game and Starpoint built a 3-0 lead by the 16th minute.
“That first goal gave us a lot of confidence,” said Starpoint coach Todd Conklin. “I really credit our captains today, senior Ryan Schupp and sophomore Mike Jusezcak, for the energy we played with today.”
Dumond finished with a goal and two assists while Schupp scored twice with one assist.
Starpoint (5-5-2) notched a win over Hamburg back when they were ranked No. 5. They face No. 6 Sweet Home on Friday.
“We’re still a pretty young team but we’re learning how to win and how to win different games,” Conklin said. “Our standards and expectations are going up.”
Fasenello sparks Clarence
Trailing 2-0, Clarence called a timeout and senior captain Gigi Fasenello took control of the huddle.
Her speech sparked the No. 7 Red Devils, who came back to earn a 3-2 win over No. 4 Williamsville South in ECIC field hockey.
“She spoke up and I think lit a fire under these kids,” Clarence coach Beth Brawn said. “She told them they’re a better team than this and to hustle. It was basically a different team when we got back out there.”
Clarence (8-2) tied the game on goals from Katie Layer and Tess Luzi. In the second half they took the lead on a goal from Mya Cappellino. Fasenello had two assists.
Brawn also noted the play of senior Chelsea Blackman, who held Williamsville South leading scorer Mia Martin to just one early goal.
“We have a lot of respect of Mia,” Brawn said. “She’s one of the best players in Western New York and Chelsea did a nice job shutting her down and sticking with her.”
Borowicz is NFL medalist
Kevin Borowicz of Grand Island took medalist honors at the Niagara Frontier League boys golf championships.
The tournament, originally scheduled for Monday but moved to Wednesday because of weather, was held at Willowbrook Golf Course.
Borowicz shot a round of 75. Niagara-Wheatfield had the low team score of the day, carding a 443, but it was Lockport that took the league championship title. The Lions entered the tournament tied with Kenmore East in the league standings. They edged the Bulldogs by four strokes (444-448) to win the overall title.
Borowicz led a group of eight who qualified for the Section VI tournament in the spring. Also qualifying were Rick Shotwell (Kenmore East), Brett Phillips (Kenmore West), James Spanbauer (Niagara Falls) JJ Napoli (Lockport), Logan St. Cyr (North Tonawanda), Jack Travers (Niagara-Wheatfield) and Adam Kroll (Kenmore East).