Tennis, volleyball, and soccer walked off with victories over the weekend while the cross country teams saw the boys come home third at the Weedsport Invitational and the girls had several outstanding runs.
Volleyball Senior Night Successful
With the seniors making major contributions on Senior Night, the Oswego High School varsity girls volleyball team defeated Auburn 3-1 on Monday in Powers Gymnasium at Leighton Elementary School.
The Bucs won the match 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18.
Prior to the match, seniors Morgan Lavner, Katelyn Stevens, Lauren Corradino, and Vanessa Sheffield were recognized for their contributions to the program.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This has been a very good group of seniors,Ã¢â‚¬Â Oswego coach Ron Ahart said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Katelyn and Lauren have both played for a couple of years, and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been a big part of our moving to the fall from the winter. Morgan is a big passer and defensive player for us. This year, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s had to step up and complement Vanessa as a primary passer and hitter. Vanessa has been the top player in Section III this fall. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s put a lot of time into it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Sheffield led the Bucs in hitting on Monday, collecting 14 kills. She also tallied six aces and a block. Lavner had four kills, four aces, and a dig, while Stevens contributed three kills, two blocks, an ace, and a dig. Corradino had two blocks.
Also contributing statistics for the Bucs were Kelsey Ross (1 kill, 2 digs), Cydney Ward (2 kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks), Maggie Mooney (1 ace, 1 assist), Krisi Stemple (2 aces, 23 assists), and Jasmine Davis (2 kills, 1 dig, 1 block).
Oswego improved to 8-2 in league play and 9-3 overall. The Bucs will play Tuesday at Fayetteville-Manlius in a key league match.
Jayvee Soccer Upends Auburn
The Oswego jayuvee girls soccer team won a hard fought game against Auburn 1-0. Oswego had plenty of opportunities to score in the first 10 minutes, but couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get it in the net. The best chance came when a ball was crossed in the front of the Auburn goal.
In the second half, it went back and forth. The Bucs had to again overcome injuries as it left one sub for the last 25 minutes of the game. Oswego received a free kick around the 18 yard box, the ball was played nicely in the box where the Lady Bucs had an opportunity to score. Auburn could not clear the ball all the way out and Kayla Sharkey was able to get a foot on the ball and get it past the keeper. Cassie Collins made some nice saves to preserve the shutout. Helping Collins on defense were, Bri Favata, Emily Kolenda, Kristina Sharkey, Lauren Peel and Leah Weiss.
Seventh Grade Football Upended
The Oswego seventh grade football team lost 26-0 to Cicero-North Syracuse
The Bucs started out with much momentum they were running the ball successfully on offense. Eric Doviak, Chris Sullivan, and Dylan Coleman picked up fumbles on defense to get the offense back on the field. Zach Gillard helped the defense by booming punts deep to CNS for their offense to drive a long field to score. The Bucs had a potent running game by the Coleman twins once again. Austin Coleman had an interception to rev up the Bucs before the half. In the second half CNS would pull away but not before Eddie Sheridan had some great runs from the quarterback position. The Bucs were down 26-0 and looking to improve during a hard week of practice to square off against there next foe Corcoran.
Oswego White Mod Soccer Action
Oswego White has shown great improvements since losing to Baldwinsville the first game of the season 4-0.
Oswego played BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ville to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation. Our goalie Rachel Purtell made many huge saves to keep BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ville off the board. BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ville scored with two minutes left to play in the second overtime period as Oswego struggled to clear the ball out of its own end. Oswego played with great determination and effort.
Oswego White Edges Blue
Oswego White and Oswego Blue battled a tough, hard fought game with the White squad winning 1-0. Both teams showed up ready to play and gave the fans an exciting game to watch.
Oswego White scored the only goal of the game in the first quarter as they applied pressure to the BlueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s defense. The Blue team struggled to clear the ball from a goal kick, and the relentless white team capitalized. Kara Collins scored and Hannah Fitzgerald had the assist.
Varsity Soccer Blanks Square
The Oswego varsity girls tennis team capped an amazing turnaround to their season as it ended the season with a 7-0 win against Central Square. The win was the fourth in the last five matches and gave them a final record of 6-6, (3-3 in the division).
The success earned them an appearance in the quarterfinals of the team sectional playoffs. Junior Dominique Canale qualified for the individual sectional tournament played Thursday at Syracuse Skytop. Also qualifying was the doubles team of Marrisa Canale and Chandler Caroccio.
In the season finale, Chandler Caroccio led the way at first singles. She avenged a three set loss last year to Heather Carr by winning 6-4, 6-1. Lindsay Rose also won handedly, 6-0, 6-2, capping off a great senior season in which she moved up from third singles and responded very strongly. Chelsea Geroux completed the singles sweep with a 6-3, 6-0 win.
The first doubles team of captains Marrisa Canale and Dominique Canale knocked off Rachel Cary and Cailey Roberts in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 10-5. Due to darkness, all third sets were determined by a 10 point tiebreaker. The second doubles team of Sarah Mancuso and Jill Doty came back to win 3-6, 6-4, 10-7. The win capped off a great career for Senior Captain Jill Doty and a promising rookie season for freshman Sarah Mancuso. The third doubles team of Brennan Banta and Meghan Kelly finished their varsity tennis careers with a strong 6-1, 6-3 win. Their teamwork and dedication set a great example for the underclassmen and will be missed next year. The fourth doubles team of Alison Knight and Ashley Deveney proved the future still looks bright for the tennis team as they finished the year with a win 6-0, 6-3 win. They also won in straight sets against Auburn and even took top ranked Baldwinsville to a third and decisive set before the match was called due to rain. Junior Becky Krass and sophomores Aubree Schrader and Sarah Gosek also provide a solid foundation for next year’s team as they have solid serves and strong play at the net while rotating in at third and fourth doubles throughout the season.
Varsity Girls Volleyball on Roll
The Oswego Lady Bucs volleyball stayed hot on a cold night with a three set win over the Central Square Red Hawks 25-7, 25-17, and 25-19. With the win Oswego maintains a one game lead in the race for a league championship with FM. Oswego is now 9-3 overall and 7-2 in league. Oswego next plays on Monday versus Auburn and will honor their four seniors on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Senior NightÃ¢â‚¬Â.
In set one Oswego came out strong and struck often with a fierce attack winning 25-9. Vanessa Sheffield (4 kills) led the way followed by Katelyn Stevens (1 kill, 1 pt.blk.) and Jasmine Davis (3 aces, 1 kill). Krisi Stemple (6 assists) set up the strong attack with Cydney Ward helping with strong blocks and serving.
In set two, Central Square tried to make a comeback but again Oswego took charge to win 25-17. Sheffield (8 kills) led the way followed by Ward (2 pt.blks. 1 kill), Stevens(3 pt.blks., 2 kills), and Davis (1 kill). Stemple added 12 assists.
In set three, Oswego sealed the win 25-12. Sheffield dominated the Central Square blockers with nine kills. Stemple (12 assists) set a good attack followed by Morgan Lavner (3 kills), Lauren Corradino (1 kill), Ward (1 pt. blk., 1 kill), Stevens (1 kill, 2 pt.blks.), and Ward (1 kill, 1 pt.blk.). Maggie Mooney added 2 assists to the attack.
Playing well defensively were Mary Montagnola (8 digs), Kelsey Ross (4 digs), and Laura Naron (2 digs).
Coach Ron Ahart said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were expecting a tough battle after a close match the first time we played them, but we came out with a purpose of controlling the game early and were able to do that. This was an excellent performance for the team. Next week will complete the regular season for us and we have four matches in four days as we hope to secure a league title with a tough match Tuesday with FM. Plus we want to honor our four seniors on Monday versus Auburn.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Buc Boys Third at Weedsport Invite
Led by a top ten finish by Colin Morgan, Oswego finished third among eight teams at the Weedsport Invitational. Shane Demo, Zach McQuaid and Cody Sivils were packed together as they finished sixteenth, twentieth and twenty-first. The next two Buc runners were Mitch Rabalais and Ben Harrington coming in at thirty-third and thirty-fourth respectively.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Since this summer, the boys wanted to run at Weedsport. They were really pumped up for this race. I think they liked the Ã¢â‚¬ËœhillÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ that they had to run up and then come flying downhillÃ¢â‚¬Â said Coach Dan Greene. A third place finish was especially enjoyable since we beat a Corcoran team that beat us earlier this seasonÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The jayvee boys were led by Rafael SilvaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s twelfth place finish. The next three Oswego runners were Jimmy Dillon (twenty-second), Jake Annal (twenty-sixth), and Billy Crist (forty-fifth).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The JV runners are really improvingÃ¢â‚¬Â, said Coach Greene.
Wednesday the teams will compete in the CNYCL Meet at Central Square where they ran one week ago. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is an opportunity for the runners to run faster on the same course they recently competed on. We have to run well at Central Square in order to beat Corcoran again. If our team runs together like they have the last two meets, we may defeat Nottingham alsoÃ¢â‚¬Â said Coach Greene.
Solid Individual Runs for OHS Varsity Girls
The Oswego girls cross country team turned in a strong performance Saturday, at the 29th Annual Weedsport Cross Country Invitational.
Sophomore standout Mackenzie Robinson, finished fourth overall in the Varsity 1 race, running an outstanding time of 22:04 over the very hilly and challenging 3.1 mile Weedsport Athletic Complex course.
Senior Brittany Ross, ran a strong time of 23:16, to place tenth overall for the Lady Bucs, with sophomore Mikayla Place and senior Bridgette Auyer
finishing third and fourth for Oswego.
Junior Michelle Champagne, turned in her finest race of the season, to place first in the Varsity II race, 34 seconds ahead of the second place runner in the race.
Freshmen Kaela Shafer, ran strong from start to finish, to place eleventh overall, followed by senior Danielle Posillipo and sophomore Marycatherine Rice.
Oswego will enter it’s championship season Wednesday, returning to the P.V. Moore High School course in Central Square, for the CNYCL American League Championships, starting at 4 p.m.
Varsity Football Falls at Carthage
The Oswego High School varsity football team lost 49-6 to Carthage on Friday night.
The Bucs will return to action this Friday at 7 p.m. at Joe Wilber Field to take Cortland in a cross over contest.
Girls Varsity Soccer Wins
Oswego scored a 2-1 overtime soccer victory on Saturday at the Oswego Middle School. The Lady Bucs varsity soccer team battled toe-to-toe with a very solid Auburn squad. In a clash of two top CNYCL American teams.
Oswego scored first as midfielder Jamie Bouffard sent a good cross towards the front of the net, but with none of her teammates in position to make a strike, Auburn senior keeper Aubrey Campbell was in position for an easy scoop. Somehow, the ball slipped through her grasp and found its way into the far side of the net, giving Oswego the lead with 31:32 still to play in the first half.
. Auburn tied the game as Kim Neagle sent a pass to team captain, Laura Taylor. Taylor touched the ball twice, moving into space, and sent a well-placed shot past Oswego senior keeper Leah Folgherait (16 saves) and into the left side of the net. The game was knotted at 1-1 with 15:33 remaining.
With less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime, the Bucs converted the game-winner. Senior midfielder Amber Earl blasted a shot on goal from outside the box that required yet another diving save from Campell. This time, however, Bouffard was there to flick the rebound over Campbell and tuck it softly into the far side of the net.
Tough Jayvee Vollleyball Battle with Square
Oswego girls jayvee volleyball players lost the first game to Central Square 25-14, but rallied for 25-23 victories in the last two games.
Coach Ted Beers said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We did not play the first set the way we needed to, too many small mistakes did not allow us to play our pass, set kill style of game. The second and third sets we found the court much better, our serving was key to the two set wins to win the match. We played a tough defensive team today, and they did not let us get our pass set kill game going tonight, so we had to really rely on our ability to hit certain spots of the court with our serve and game play. We will finish out our season this week with 4 straight games, and we look to keep our momentum from the Central Square game as we go into our final week.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Emily Barlow had an ace, Catherine Clancy two aces and three assists and Danielle Faivus two digs. Alexa Healy had five assists, Emily Henderson one kill, and Courtney Levere a kill, two aces and a point block. Rebecca Martin finished with three kills and two aces while Mackenzie Oatman had a kill and an ace. Cortnie Purce had two kills and a point block and Sarah Stoebner two kills and an ace for the 9-4 jayvee team.
Mod Swimmers Win Third
The Oswego girls modified swim team improved to 3-2 overall with a 76-64 victory at New Hartford.
With the meet tied at 31-31 half way through, the Bucs pulled off some impressive swims in the second half of the meet. Brenna Riley touched out the competition in the 50 Fly. Colleen Fraser claimed victory in the 50 Breast. While the team did not take first in many of the events, it was the team depth that accounted for the win. There were several events the team took second, third and fourth place. Contributing to the win were Anne Reynolds, Katrina Tafler, Alexis Dingman, Mayra Lopez, Angie Rookey, and Cassidy Taylor.
Oswego will travel to JD on Tuesday and finish the season at home on Thursday vs. CNS.