OSWEGO, NY – The boys varsity volleyball team remained unbeaten while the tennis team continued to improve and the jayvee teams for Oswego were in action.
The Oswego varsity boys volleyball team remained unbeaten with a three-game sweep of Syracuse on Wednesday night at Powers Gymnasium.
The Bucs remained unbeaten in winning their fourth outing of the year as they dominated the visitors with scores of 25-8, 25-15 and 25-7.
Everyone saw action through the course of the night.
Josh Carney finished with two kills, 14 assists, and an ace while Zach Gillard had five kills, five blocks and five aces.
Pat Dillon finished with six kills and a dig while Mike Edwards had three kills, an assist and ace.
Also contributing were Trevor Bradshaw (kill, two aces, three digs and two aces), Tray Clark (kill and three aces), Logan Krass (two kills, block and ace), Matt Samson (an ace) and Drazen Schrecengost (two kills and two aces).
Formidable Tennis Foes
Oswego High School varsity tennis coach Staci Bartlett said, “The girls have had a couple of tough matches this week. Although their scores look a little rough, what the scores aren’t showing is how incredibly well they have been playing against some very difficult teams. Their serves are improving tremendously and they were engaged in several excellent rallies. They may have lost the past couple of matches, but their individual games have improved significantly.”
The Oswego girls hosted Baldwinsville in their second match for the week on Wednesday.
Baldwinsville swept the courts, defeating the Lady Bucs 7-0.
First singles Kelly Skinner played Baldwinsville star singles, Kahloe Reisinger and was defeated 6-0, 6-1.
Sydney Knight played second singles and lost 6-1, 6-3. Third singles Meredith Chesare was defeated 6-2, 6-0.
Baldwinsville continued to dominate the courts during the doubles matches. First doubles Rana Al-Salameh and Krysta Broeker were defeated 6-2, 6-0. Second doubles Katie Knopp and Molly Malone came out strong, taking the first three matches of the game before losing 6-3, 6-0. Second doubles Samantha Davis and Allison Moshier engaged in several long rallies before losing 6-0, 6-2. Fourth doubles Emilee Anderson and Kennedy Singletary were defeated 6-1, 6-3.
Oswego hosted powerhouse Fayetteville-Manlius Tuesday as the visitors won 7-0.
First singles, Kelly Skinner rallied FM’s Shirley Zhang, but was defeated 6-2, 6-0. Second singles Sydney Knight was defeated 6-0, 6-0. Third singles for the Bucs was played by Meredith Chesare and lost 6-0, 6-1.
FM doubles teams swept the courts in doubles as well. First doubles Rana Al-Salameh and Krysta Broeker were defeated 6-0, 6-0. Second singles team Katie Knopp and Molly Malone rallied well against FM but were defeated 6-3, 6-2. Third doubles Samantha Davis and Allison Moshier were defeated 6-2, 6-2. Abigail Allen and Hannah Broadwell played fourth doubles for the Bucs and were defeated 6-1, 6-4.
Boys Varsity Soccer
The Oswego High School varsity boys soccer team lost 7-1 to Fayetteville-Manlius.
The Bucs did get a first half goal from Alex Crossman while in the net Adam scharf recorded a dozen saves.
Jayvee Volleyball Tournament
Coach Ted Beers was excited over the tournament the Buc jayvee girls volleyball team hosted last weekend.
He noted, “This was another successful and fun filled tournament. In pool play we went 5-1 and finished first in our pool. In our crossover game we defeated Fulton in a very hard fought match by both teams 26-24. With the win we faced Skaneateles in the championship match and fell to them in three sets. We did very good all day and it gave us the boost we have needed for some time now.”
All tournament team members were: Oswego – Tasha Mezza ,Mexico – Deanna Spencer; Westhill – Mackenzie Baron; Skaneteles – Emma Goodell,Fulton – Aryelle Barbagallo; Liverpool – Julia Flohr; Cazanovia – Paige Nardella; and Marcellus – Emily Kocher.
Next up the Bucs faced Nottingham and won 25-18, 25-10 and 25-9.
Coach Beers said, “We came out strong today. We kept our serves in play, gathered up a lot of stats, and played well both offensively and defensively. I think a good portion of tonight was some of the momentum we built from our tournament. We still need to make sure we communicate on the floor and speed our game up, but tonight we have made some big improvements. We need to continue to build as we go to Henninger on Thursday and then off to the Central Sqaure tournament on Saturday.”
Contributing to the victory were Rachel Godden with three aces, a kill, dig and point block), Camryn Shortslef (seven aces, kill and dig), Brianna Pfeifer (three aces, two kills and two digs) along with Brianna Stenz (six aces and a dig).
Also providing support were Tori Armet (kill, assist), Addy Benjamin (two aces and two kills), Olivia Flint (ace), Tasha Mezza (ace, kill and two assists), Mackenzie Rice (dig), Miranda Clary (four assists, dig), Kelsey Clary (four assists and a dig), Jenna Ballard (dig) and Riley Jaquin (dig).
Jayvee Tennis Wins
The Oswego jayvee girls tennis team moved to 2-0 on the year with a 4-3 win over Liverpool.
Oswego won two of the three singles matches. Hannah Broadwell and Ana Alcasid each won with Broadwell sweeping 6-2, 6-1 and Alcasid 6-0, 6-3.
Meghan Anderson, playing second singles, was defeated in a three set match. She won the opener 6-3, but lost 6-3, 6-2.
First doubles of Abby Allen and Lauren Boshart prevailed 7-5, 6-3 and the Bucs clinched it with a 6-3 win by Danica Aquitania and Amber Canbek in a single set match at fourth doubles.
In the second doubles, Lexi Hannah and Haley Baker dropped tight sets of 6-4, 7-5 and the doubles tandem of Brynn Adner and Brianna Batchelor rebounded from a 6-1 first set loss to win 6-3 before dropping the tiebreaker 7-1 as darkness fell.
The Lady Bucs then returned to action to face perennial power Fayetteville-Manlius and lost their first match of the season.
Oswego singles players Anderson, Alcasid and Boshart won individual games.
The first doubles of Baker and Hannah rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first set to lose 6-4. The doubles of Adner-Batchelor and Canbeck-Aquitania fell in straight sets.
Jayvee Soccer Falls
Playing their fourth game in seven days the Oswego boys’ jayvee soccer team ran out of gas against a strong Liverpool side and lost 7-0.
Carson Smith had another strong game in goal for the Bucs as he recorded 17 saves.
Coach Don Fronk said, “With only 14 or 15 players available to us it is difficult to maintain a high level of play with so many games in a short period of time. The boys fought hard but we just ran out of gas and could not keep up with the speed and technical skills of a strong Liverpool team.”
The Bucs are currently 4-2 on the season.