The Lady Bucs soccer team has advanced to the next round of the Section III Class AA Tournament while the boys sustained a heartbreaking loss in the first round of sectional action. Meanwhile, the varsity football team and swimmers scored victories.
Lady Bucs Advance in Soccer
The Lady Bucs scored two first half goals and came away with a 2-0 win over Rome Free Academy. The game started slowly, but RFA had the first outstanding chance early in the first half. OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goalie was caught out of position and a shot rang off the cross bar and rebounded far out into the field to keep the Knights off the board.
However, Nikki Paulhardt and Brittany Kearns got all the scoring the Bucs needed as they scored in the opening half.
In next Leah Folgherait stood tall in net and held the Knights at bay.
On the first goal Paulhardt got the goal, but it was the work of Amanda DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Amico and Taylor Phillips that got the ball into scoring position. On the second goal Courtney Lewis and Phillips got the ball into a crowd and Kearns scored.
Defensively Maia Czarnecki, Kristin Knight, Kathryn Michaud and Sarah Skinner all played solidly while Folgherait came up with 14 saves for the day.
Oswego advances to the next round on Friday at CBA against the number two seeded squad in Class AA.
Buc Boys Heartbroken
Oswego and Rome battled to a 0-0 deadlock at the end of regulation.
The marathon continued with no one able to score in either the first or second overtime. The game was decided by penalty kicks. Each team had five kickers and OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Antonio Darling scored the lone one for the Bucs as he beat keeper Dominick DiMaggio. However, RFA managed two scores and advanced.
Varsity Football Season Comes to an End
Damian Williams carried 28 times for 317 yards, scored four touchdowns and threw a scoring strike as the Buc varsity football team wrapped up the 2009 season with a 59-26 win over visiting Fowler on Wednesday night.
Ryan Jock and Paul Edson ran for touchdowns as the Bucs rushed for 496 yards. On the receiving end Dan Cirino caught five passes with two ending up in the end zone while Matt Howard also was on the receiving end of a Mike Brown pass for six more points. In the air the Bucs accounted for 108 yards to finish with 604 yards for the evening.
Williams concluded his spectacular high school career with over 4,000 yards rushing in just 22 games.
For the Bucs it was a solid home season as Oswego has now gone 9-0 on its home field over the past two years.
Swimmers Gain Victory
The Oswego Lady Bucs finished off their regular season with a win against Nottingham-Henninger to improve their record to 6-3 in league and 7-4 overall.
The Bucs took first place in eight of the 12 events Tuesday night. Junior Meredith Moshier won the 200 freestyle (2:19.04). Senior Iveliz Lopez placed first in the 200 I.M. (2:31.8) and the 100 freestyle (1:00.06). Junior Mara Parker won the 50 freestyle in a time of 26.72. Freshman Chrissy Abare placed second the 50 free with a Sectional qualifying time of 27.72, and she won the 500 freestyle in another personal best time and Sectional time of 6:01.98. Senior Laura OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Brien won the diving event, with 8th grader Carrie Gilbert right behind her getting second. Eighth grader Hailey Ihlow dove well enough to garner 4th place honors for the Bucs. Senior Lindsay Johnson won the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:14.44.
Some other notable swims were turned in by eighth grader Catie Geroux, who helped Oswego put up the top 4 times in the 50 freestyle (29.67) and went first and second with Lindsay Johnson in the 100 butterfly (1:16.73). Sophomore Kaylie Allen also had a great meet. She swam an outstanding 50 butterfly (34.9) and 100 butterfly (1:22.58). Freshman Shanley Branch also had a great 100 butterfly (1:27.2) and 100 breaststroke. Eighth grader Hailey Ihlow also had a great meet, just missing her best score for the diving event and helping Oswego finish 1st, 2nd, and 4th, out of 6 divers.
Coach Josh Lerch said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I thought that we swam well tonight. Those that hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made SectionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s yet got to rest for the meet and they swam and dove really well. Those that had already made it were not rested and still swam well, especially Chrissy Abare and PulaskiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Breann Burns. Now weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking forward to SectionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in a week to see what the 13 girls that will be going can do when theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve rested.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Boys Jayvee Volleyball Results
Oswego lost to Baldwinsville 25-20 and 25-13, but was able to win the middle game 25-10. Brennan Richardson had a solid passing and digging game, but momentum never swung the Bucs way.
Against Liverpool, Oswego fell 25-18 and 25-22. Connor Riley was unstoppable in the middle while Mike Ruggio played a solid hitting game for the Bucs.
The Bucs then fell to Cicero-North Syracuse 25-16 and 25-18. Defense picked up and blockers Connor Riley and Justin Peterson dominated at the net, but serving errors hampered the Bucs.
Central Square and Oswego had a good battle with the Red Hawks winning 25-20 before falling 25-18 and the Bucs fell 25-18 in the final game as the season concluded for the 5-8 Bucs. It was a solid effort. Dylan Lavner played far above expectations as a first year player and hit, served and dug balls all over the court. Jack Crouch was very consistent from the setting position.