Beatty's Lady net Lions drop just first match of the season
Staff Reports Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
In a battle of Niagara Frontier League girls tennis unbeatens Thursday, Niagara-Wheatfield knocked off Lockport, 4-1.
“It just so happened that two undefeated teams met at the end of the first round of the schedule,” said Lockport's veteran head coach John Beatty, who's had strong play through to mid-season from his core players, including senior co-captains Katie Britt and Adrienne Folby.
“Katie's been playing very well right up to and including today. She just ran into a buzz saw today. Katie played her tough, but there were a lot of points that went the distance and the Wheatfield player won a lot of those. I think a little more experience could have been the difference in her match today.”
“Adrienne has been our steady rock now for three years and this year, moved up from third to second singles. She's just a hard-working kid who gives you everything all the time. While Katie's an aggressive style player, Adrienne's a steady backcourt player who's hard to beat no matter what.”
The Lady Falcons (7-0 NFL) swept the singles competition over Lockport (6-1 NFL) on Thursday, as Liz Barrett defeated Britt, 6-3, 6-0 at first singles, Bri Fiorita downed Folby at second singles, 6-1, 6-3; and Karyn Kalita beat Lockport eighth grader Delaney Portka at third singles, 6-2, 6-0.
Britt and Folby won their singles matches on Wednesday as the Lady Lions posted a 4-1 victory at Lewiston-Porter. Britt defeated Lew-Port's Brittany Mezuhr, 6-3, 6-3, while Folby beat Madison Lindsay, 6-1, 6-0.
Lockport and Niagara-Wheatfield split their doubles matches on Thursday. Frannie Viola and Lila Trunzo of the Lady Falcons beat LHS juniors Morgan Haley and Kathryn Krawczyk at first doubles, 6-1, 6-0, while at second doubles, Lockport seniors Amanda Schrader and Alex Costello bested Nicole Dworzanski and Kalie Lazarou, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
Against Lew-Port on Wednesday, Haley teamed up with Shchrader at first doubles to beat Gabe Portka and Rachel SanGiacomo, 6-3, 6-3, while at second doubles, Krawczyk and Costello beat Sara Kelly and Ahigeul Nashwinter, 6-3, 6-0.
“Basically through the first round, we've kept Morgan at first doubles and Alex at second doubles, then alternated Amanda and Kathryn around, not because because any one player is stronger than the other, but they compliment the other player they play with," Beatty said.
“It's one of those things where we've been able to give teams different looks because Amanda is extremely strong at the net, Kathryn has a beautiful crosscourt volley shot that's tough to return.”
Next up for the Lady net Lions is a league match at Grand Island at 4 p.m. Monday.
N-O BOYS SOCCER
Medina 4, Wilson 0
MEDINA — Medina got two lightning goals by Thomas Goetze, at the one minute and four minute marks into the second half, to take command. Goetze, who finished with a three-goal hat trick, leads his team with eight goals.
Adam Hoot earned the shut out in goal for Medina.
Roy-Hart 4, CSAT 3 2OT
MIDDLEPORT — A goal by David Brooks with three minutes to go in the second overtime period, off an assist from Kevin Bligh, earned Roy-Hart a narrow 4-3 win over CSAT under the lights at Bruno Pacini Field.
Brooks had two goals on the night for the Rams as did Jared Hinkson.
The win snapped a season opening three N-O game losing streak for Roy-Hart while CSAT drops to 0-5.
Barker 234, Wilson 295
MIDDLEPORT — Front-running Barker boosted its N-O links record to 8-0 on Wednesday with a big win over Wilson at the Niagara-Orleans Country Club.
Mitch Luckman earned medalist horns for Barker with a 42 and Alonzo St. Louis was close behind with a 43.
Nick Seider shot a 49 for Wilson (2-5-1 N-O).
Newfane 254, Albion 265
Paul Tilyou shot 46 and Sean Kilcullen added a 47 on Wednesday for head coach Doug Ames' Panthers (4-3-1 N-O).
John Krieger took medalist honors with a 38 for Albion (3-4-1 N-O) as Tyler Neilans carded a 48 and Connor Barleben a 49.
ECIC GIRLS TENNIS
Starpoint 4 Hamburg 1
PENDLETON — Paulina Masailo, Jasmine Mott and Gillian Mangani each won Wednesday as the Spartans (3-0 ECIC II) swept singles play.
Jen Pell and Amanda Grant also added a win in first doubles for Starpoint.
WSE 5, Starpoint 0
Scott Barrett netted a pair of goals for the winners (2-3 ECIC II).
The Spartans dropped to 1-4 in ECIC II and are 1-5 overall.
Wilson 3, Roy-Hart 0
WILSON — Angela Goodman netted two goals and Kaitlyn Chapman added the other for the unbeaten Lakewomen (6-0 N-O, 8-0 overall).
Grace Adams earned her fifth shutout, making three straight games.
Albion 3, Barker 0
BARKER — Taylor Soule, Monica Benjovsky an Abby Squicciarini took turns scoring the goals for Albion (4-2 N-O).
Lockport 3, Starpoint 1
PENDLETON — Head coach Joe Whalen's Lions improved to 6-0 overall with a non-league win on Wednesday at Starpoint. They remain 3-0 in the Niagara Frontier League.
The scores were 25-18, 26-24, 27-29, 25-8.
Junior Shawn Moore led the Lions with six kills. Middle hitters Moore and sophomore Jason Donorovich did a good job against Starpoint's 6-6 Calvin Crosby.
Junior Jack Whalen had eight kills for the Lions.
Wilson 3, CSAT 0
WILSON — Jordan Gloster scored 21 consecutive points for Wilson (6-0, 5-0 N-O) in Thursday's N-O league victory.
Marcella Walck also served up 13 straight points, five of which were aces, for Wilson (5-0 N-O) in the third set over winless
The scores were 25-1, 25-8, 25-5.
Albion 3, Roy-Hart 2
MIDDLEPORT — Surviving a big scare and a huge swing of momentum, Albion outlasted Roy-Hart in five sets Wednesday in a marathon Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.
The scores were 25-15, 15-14, 22-25, 17-25, 25-19.
Albion improves to 4-1 and Roy-Hart slips to 2-4.
Defending champion Wilson stays perfect at 5-0 ad CSAT drops to 0-5.
Barker 6, Kenmore 0
Six different players contributed goals as Barker blanked Kenmore 6-0 Thursday in a key early season N-O battle of unbeatens.
Kassy Neadow, Melissa Grosshans, Gabby Clare, Kayla Moeller, Jessica Hefferon and Olivia Denny each scored a goal as Barker improves to 4-0.
The loss drops Kenmore to 3-1.
Roy-Hart 3, Newfane 2 (OT)
Kylie Majka scored in overtime to earn Roy-Hart the narrow 3-2 win over Newfane.
Casidhe Heschke and Paige Flynn scord the other goals for Roy-Hart which regains the .500 mark at 2-2.
Newfane is now 1-3-1.
Akron 2, Wilson 0
Cate Kelkenberg and Alisha Bell each scored a goal to lead Akron (3-1) past Wilson (0-4) 2-0.