The Oswego High School sports teams are now in full swing as play is now under way in all sports.
Golfers Win Second
The Oswego High boys’ varsity golf team secured its second win of the season on Thursday, beating Cicero-North Syracuse on the road by a final count of 197-199. The victory took place at Beaumont Greens in Brewerton on a sun-filled day.
“A great win for us,” said Coach Dan Rose after the match. “Any win we can get on the road is a great win.”
And what a stretch it has been for the Bucs. With five road matches to start the 2013 season, the boys will be happy to get home to the Oswego Country Club, a course with which they are much more familiar.
Early in the season, Coach Rose has preached the importance of ‘stealing’ a few matches on the road and taking care of business at home.
“We survived that crucial opening stretch,” said the coach. “In addition to surviving, we played well even in the losses. We absolutely need to win the close matches this year.”
Thursday’s match against defending sectional champs CNS was about as close as it gets. The match was tied with two Oswego players still out on the course.
“Both players ( Sam Oleyourryk and Noah Lee) birdied their final hole. We counted both scores and won the match by two strokes. It was a nice confidence-builder for the team.” said Rose.
Junior starter Eric Demidowicz carded a medalist tying round of 38 at Beamont.
“Eric has been a nice surprise for us this season,” said Coach Rose. “He has an accurate game and a fluid putting stroke. His scoring contributions have been a nice addition this year.”
Also continuing to play steady for the Bucs was Sophomore Noah Lee. Noah’s 39 was one of the final scores to come in on Thursday, and put the Bucs ahead to stay. Lee has had 4 sub-30 rounds this season and continues to be one of the most reliable contributors on the team.
Also contributing to Thursday’s win were Alec Kunzwiler (40), Sam Oleyourryk (40), and Alex Kemper (40).
At 2-3, the Bucs are looking forward to some matches on their home turf.
With six of their next eight matches at The Club, Oswego will try to add to its win total over the next two weeks.
The team is not looking too far ahead, though as they will duel with Syracuse on Thursday in Oswego.
Oswego Falls to Liverpool
The Oswego girls’ varsity volleyball team lost a heartbreaking five set set match to Liverpool 18-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-19, and 14-25. The team is now 0-0 in league play and 0-2 overall.
Leading the Lady Bucs was Marguerite Dillon (23 kills, 4 aces, and 3 digs) followed by Erica Atkins (8 kills, 2 aces, and 8 digs), and Bella Winklestine (6 kills, 3 aces, and 2 digs). Also finishing with strong stats was Madison Collins 43 assists.
The team travels to Union-Endicott this weekend for the Fall Volleyball Classic and opens the home season on Monday versus CNS.
In varsity soccer on Thursday evening the Oswego Lady Bucs lost in overtime to Central Square 1-0 while the boy’s lost a 2-0 decision at Central Square.
Jayvee Soccer Win
The Oswego boys’ jayvee soccer team continued its fast start with a 2-0 win over Central Square on Thursday.
The game started off with a lucky play for the Bucs as the Central Square goalie bobbled a Dawson Izyk corner kick allowing the ball to roll into the net just 90 seconds in. After that goal the played settled down and teams played relatively even as the Bucs held a 1-0 lead at the half.
Oswego began to take better control in the second half and with about 20 minutes remaining on the clock Martin Orta found Izyk with a through pass and he capitalized to make it 2-0.
Oswego goalie Carson Smith had six saves while the midfield group of Payton Reese, Liam Benjamin, Noah Wells, Thomas Donahue, Brandon Cheeley and Jordan Delgado played well in allowing the Bucs to control the tempo of the game through the second half.
Jayvee Girls’ Volley Falls
The Oswego jayvee volleyball team had a good battle with Liverpool losing the first and third matches 25-23 and 25-20, but winning the middle set 25-18.
Coach Ted Beers said, “Tonight we were able to keep our service errors to a minimum which is something we have worked on. We had 13 aces for the night. We were in each set, but the biggest problem was not finishing our third touch attempts.”
Miranda Clary had nine assists while Tasha Mezza had six aces, four kills and two digs. Sara DelBrocco added six digs while Mackenzie Rice had five kills and Camryn Shortslef a kill and two digs. Tori Armet had an assist and dig; Addy Benjamin an ace and four kills; Brianna Pfeifer a dig; Olivia Flint four kills; Brianna Stenz an ace and dig and Sarah Fitzgibbons four assists, five aces and a dig.
Oswego returns home on Monday to face West Genesee.
Boys Soccer Edged
The Oswego High School varsity boys’ soccer team opened the season with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Auburn Maroons.
The Bucs, behind goals by Santiago Orta and Leighton Smith went up 2-0 at halftime, but the home team rallied for three unanswered second half goals for the victory.
Oswego keepers Adam Scharf had nine saves and Liam Peterson two. Meanwhile, Auburn goalie Austin Wansor finished with two saves.
Kyle Collins and Kyle Kemper each chalked up assists for the 0-1 Bucs.
Girls’ Volleyball In Action
The Oswego girls’ varsity volleyball team went up against state finalist Baldwinsville and the Bucs came home with a loss.
B’ville scored wins of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-20 to pick up the victory.
For the Bucs Maddison Collins had 14 assists while Margo Dillon had seven kills and six digs as the defending Section III Class A champions opened the season.
Jayvee Boys’ Soccer Win
The Oswego boys’ jayvee soccer team kicked off its season on a positive note with a 2-0 win over Auburn.
After a scoreless first half Buc Dawson Izyk found the back of the net twice in a ten minute span off passes from Hunter Mazuroski and Martin Orta.
Oswego goalie Ben Muckey recorded five saves for the Bucs in earning the shutout.
Coach Don Fronk noted that on defense Derek Caramella, Chris Van Gorder, John Khamis and Thomas Donahue along with Orta played solidly.
Jayvee Volleyball Loss
After the Oswego jayvee volleyball loss to Baldwinsville, Coach Ted Beers said, “We played a tough team tonight and I am proud of how well we played. This was our first true match of the season. It was good to see how well we did as a whole in some things, but also where we need to work on a few things. I think when we played good defense it turned into points for us as we were able to set up our hitters. We do need to work on finishing some of our touches.”
Baldwinsville won 25-15, 25-16 and 25-20.
For the Bucs Sara DelBrocco had seven digs while Kelsey Cullinan had two aces and an assist and Sarah Fitzgibbons chalked up three assists. Jenna Ballard also had two assists and Brianna Stenz three kills.
Also contributing were Tori Armet (kill), Addy Benjamin (kill), Olivia Flint (ace), Rachel Godden (kill), Tasha Mezza (ace), Camryn Shortslef (kill), Miranda Clary (assist) and Riley Jacquin (dig).