Buc Sports Central: Boys’ Far From Lax, Softball on the Road

OSWEGO, NY – After playing two of the best teams in Section III, the Oswego High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team hosted Utica Proctor on Saturday.

The Bucs simply overmatched the visiting team as OHS walked off with a 23-2 victory.

Coach Doc Nelson said, “There really isn’t much to say about this. We played a lot of different people, tried a couple of new positions and got to work on a new offense. So in that respect it was a good day.”

Dom Cianfarano tied his own single game record with seven goals and four assists for 11 points while Chase Izyk won 90% of his faceoffs.

This game was over in a matter of minutes as the Bucs launched out to a 10-1 first quarter lead and it was 15-2 by intermission.

Ryan Martin added four goals while Kaleb Astoria and Cooper Levine had three each. Scoring one apiece were Kyle Clark, Fred Ferguson, John Kaplewicz, Dan Maniccia, David Mathes and John Phillips.

Assists were also widespread for the 6-3 Bucs with Maniccia with four, Cianfarano three and Jeremy Purce, Martin and Kaplewicz with two each. Single assists were given to Levine and Phillips.

Section IV Teams Gain Wins

The Oswego High School Lady Buccaneer softball team dropped a pair of non-league games against Section IV powers on Saturday, losing to Vestal 3-0 and to Union-Endicott, 18-3.

Oswego spotted the Vestal Bears a 2-0 first-inning edge, and never recovered.

Losing pitcher Emily Kolenda settled down after the first inning, allowing only two more hits and retiring 10 of the final 11 batters she faced.

Offensively, Kolenda led the way with a single and a double. Ashlee Wapen and Marguerite Dillon each added a single. The Bucs left six runners on base—several in scoring position—in the shutout loss.

In game two, the Tigers of Union-Endicott unleashed a 19-hit attack against the Lady Bucs. Every UE starter and replacement had at least one hit.

Oswego managed only three hits against hard-throwing Alexis Eastman. Cortnie Purce Allie Yule each doubled while Wapen added a single.

According to Coach Mike McCrobie, how the team responds to the non-league losses could affect its standing in the league. “We have one of the toughest non-league schedules we’ve ever undertaken,” McCrobie said. “Those two games, and upcoming games at sixth state-ranked Phoenix, and a May 1 make-up with Class A power Jamesville-Dewitt are all difficult challenges, but win or lose, the kids should benefit from playing this level of competition.”

Oswego (5-4 overall, 2-1 in the league) continues its string of road games with a Tuesday visit to take on Coach Casey Jones and powerful Firebirds of Phoenix. They return home and return to CNYCL action on Friday for a 5 pm start against RFA.