The Oswego High School golf team continues to perform well on the links, the tennis team started out with a victory and the Lady Bucs soccer teams went into action this past weekend.
FM Scores Over Bucs
Senior golfer Brandon Tracz is making the most of his final year of high school golf eligibility. With five matches in the books in 2013, Brandon has already accumulated three sub-40 rounds, racked up numerous 300-plus yard drives, and tallied nine birdies for the Bucs.
Tracz led the team in scoring again on Friday against Fayetteville-Manlius, firing a two-over round of 37 at Woodcrest Golf Club in Manlius. The rest of the team did not fair as well, unfortunately. By the final count of 202-189, Oswego suffered its third loss of the season and the third loss of the week.
“A difficult way to start the season,” said Coach Dan Rose after the match. “We expected this opening stretch to be tough. I just don’t think we realized how tough it would actually be to get a win this year on the road. The depth and skill level of all the teams in our section is just phenomenal, and when you add in the home course advantage, it becomes that much greater of a challenge.”
In previous years, the team’s Friday total of 202 may have been good enough to win- or at least compete.
But this year, it is clear that the golfing competition has grown more skilled. Teams are now consistently shooting home scores in the 180s, a number that is often hard to reach for the visitors.
Oswego did have some reasons to celebration Friday. Rookie players Bryce Hourigan and Jake Dumas (both freshman) shot scores of 40 and 42, respectively. Also playing well for the Bucs were Sean Dain (41) and Josh Dumas (42).
“Very happy with the early season play of our freshman,” said Coach Rose. “It bodes well for later in the year.”
The Bucs have one more away match before coming home to Oswego Country Club. The team plays at CNS on Tuesday. Oswego is now 1-3 on the season.
The Oswego High School girls’ tennis team opened the season with a 5-2 win over Syracuse-West.
In singles action Sydney Knight scored a 6-2 and 6-1 win over Jessica Hodell while in the second singles Samantha Davis of Oswego lost to Duong Diep 6-4, 6-4 The third singles Buc Molly Malone lost 3-6, 7-6, 2-6 to Elaine Dermady.
Oswego captured the match by doing well in the doubles as first doubles Meredith Chesare and Kelly Skinner defeated Maya Edwards and Tylah Worrell 6-0, 6-1. Rana Al-Salameh and Krysta Broeker scored 6-1, 6-1 wins over Thao Nguyen and MyHuyen Tran. In the third doubles Emilee Anderson and Allison Moshier scored 6-3, 6-2 win overs Sophia Kinne and Taylor Robinson and the fourth doubles provided a Buc sweep with Hannah Gorman and Brenna Sherman winning 6-0, 6-1 over Alexis Garfield and Alissa Jaquin.
Lady Buc Soccer Results
The annual Mr. B Girls’ Soccer Tournament saw the Lady Bucs start off the season on the short end of two games.
In the opener the Bucs lost 3-0 to Fulton as Oswego keeper Rachael Purtell was kept pretty busy stopping 22 Fulton scoring attempts.
Oswego got off to a slow start and it proved costly. However, the Bucs were only able to muster one shot on Fulton keeper Hunter Hartranft.
The Bucs headed to the consolation game against Whitesboro where coach Kyle Boeckmann saw improvement, but his squad lost 9-0.
Oswego played steadily the final 20 minutes of the game, but the offense still didn’t get untracked.
In net Purtell finished with 11 saves and Hannah Fitzgerald came on to get six saves. Meanwhile Whitesboro keeper Emilie Mull had two saves for the day.
The Oswego jayvee girls’ soccer team scored a 1-0 decision over Fulton on Friday, August 30.
Maddy Taylor scored on a breakaway goal with 10 minutes left in the game for the lone tally of the day.
The Buc defense clamped down on the opposition while M’Kenzie Bradshaw had an outstanding save in the first half to stem the Fulton tide.
Emily Lloyd and Claire Ratzlaff contributed considerably to the effort for the Bucs.