Niagara Gazette

April 26, 2014

High Schools: Wilson rallies to top Lew-Port in lacrosse

STAFF REPORTS
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Zack Russell scored three goals and added three assists and Justin Westmoreland scored five goals for the Wilson Lakemen (2-4) boys lacrosse team in their 11-9 victory over the Lew-Port Lancers on Friday.

It was a dramatic finish for the Lakemen, as the team saw a five-goal lead slip away, yet was able to pull away with their first league win of the season.

“It all came down to hard work and character,” head coach Chris Braley said. “That win right there showed that we’ve got a lot of both qualities in our locker room.”

Braley said while the team may not be the most talented in the area, they will make up for it by doing well in the finer points of the game.

“There’s some things in our game that could use some fine-tuning – namely winning faceoffs – but as long as we keep doing the little things well, we’ll be fine,” Braley said. “We’re not a highly-skilled team, but we can do the little things well. And when we do those things well, we’ll have a chance to win every game.”

W. Sen. East 6, Nia.-Wheatfield 4

Quinn Miller scored four goals and Parker Phillips made nine saves in the Trojans’ (4-2) defeat of the Falcons.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Nia.-Wheatfield 15, Lockport 7

Emma Salter scored four goals and Marissa Smith, Christine Thomas, Alexis Becker and Megan Sarmham each scored two goals in the Falcons’ (2-2) win over the Lions (0-3).

BASEBALL

Starpoint 2, Sweet Home 1

Andrew Murchison and Alex O’Donnell combined for a one-hitter and O’Donnell and Brent Guay scored the Spartans’ (4-1, 2-1 ECIC II) runs in their win over the Panthers (0-1 ECIC II).

Nia.-Wheatfield 13, N, Tonawanda 4

Bailey Cadwallader, Anthony Tardibuono and Casey Grualin notched three hits apiece and Dan George hit two doubles for the Falcons (3-1) in their win against the Lumberjacks.

Medina 18, Wilson 0

Adam Hoot tied a school-record with 18 strikeouts and went 4 for 5 with a home run and six RBIs for the Mustangs in their win over the Lakemen.

Grand Island 14, Lockport 3

Quinn Corrao and Brendan Sheehan each batted in three runs and Mark Montes allowed just five hits and three earned runs to help the Vikings (4-2, 3-2 NFL) defeat the Lions.

SOFTBALL

Niagara Falls 13, Lockport 5

Carli Leo recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up only three hits and Toni Polk went 4 for 5 at the plate to lead the Wolverines (3-1) past the Lions.

Wilson 16, Medina 6

Tayler Dezole recorded 10 strikeouts and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and an RBI, and Jen Darlak went 4 for 4 with two RBIs to lead the Lakewomen (3-0) past the Mustangs.

Lew-Port 9, Grand Island 3

Jenna Rhue had three hits and four RBIs, Bailey Stayner added three hits and two RBIs and Vicky Waugaman pitched a complete game while striking out seven and allowing only two hits for the Lancers (4-3, 2-3 NFL) in their defeat of the Vikings.

Nia.-Wheatfield 6, N, Tonawanda 3

Katie Mazierski went 2 for 3 and scored two runs and two stolen bases, Bri Krawczyk went 1 for 3 and batted in a run and Nikki Jacobs went 1 for 2 and batted in a run of her own to lift the Falcons (3-0 NFL) over the Lady Jacks (3-1).

BOYS TENNIS

Grand Island 4, Ken East 1

Eric Riederer, Wyatt Mock and Tommy Corrao won their singles matches for the Vikings (3-0) while Mike Paternostro and McClain Erhard picked up wins in doubles competition.

COED TENNIS

Wilson 5, Akron 0

Nathan Johnson, Dominic Curcione and Alex Keie each picked up wins for the Lakemen (4-1) in singles competition, while Gabe Curcione, Joe Hecko, Hannah Johnson and Kallie O’Lear won in doubles matches.