Some Oswego High School sports teams are prepping for post season competition while others are winding down the Fall campaign.
Boys Spike Liverpool
The Oswego High School boys varsity volleyball team walked off the floor with win number 12 on the year with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night at Powers Gymnasium.
Oswego won the first two games 25-16 and 25-20, but lost a hard fought third 25-21 before ending the Warriors’ night with a 25-21 win.
Zach Gillard made quite an impression with 28 kills, two aces, four digs and two blocks while Josh Carney contributed 33 assists to go along with four kills, a block and dig.
Key players in the late going included Logan Krass (11 kills, two blocks and an ace) and Drazen Schrecengost (11 kills and a block).
Also contributing for the 12-2 Bucs were Trevor Bradshaw (13 digs), Trey Clark (four kills and a block), Mike Edwards (three digs and two kills), Emmett O’Brien (four kills, a block and dig) and Matt Samson (a dig).
Oswego returns to action at home on Monday to face Central Square.
Tennis Finishes in Sectionals
The Oswego High School girls tennis team wound down the season with competition at the Section III Championships.
The two doubles teams qualifying for the sectionals included Meredith Chesare and Kelly Skinner (1st doubles) and Katie Knopp and Molly Malone (2nd Doubles). Meredith and Kelly played the second seeded first doubles team of Fayetteville Manlius.
Coach Stacy Dawson said, “ There were many long rallies and gave this highly ranked team good competitionhowever, the score does not reflect that at 6-0, 6-0. Katie and Molly played a first doubles team from West Genesee which was ranked sixth overall and played strong with a 6-0, 6-3 showing. This was Malone’s final competition as an Oswego Buc tennis player. The other three girls are underclassmen, Knopp and Chesare, juniors while Skinner a sophomore will be back on the court in 2014 and hopefully back to the sectional competition!”
Oswego and Central Square boys soccer teams met once again for what proved to be a competitive contest.
The Bucs, after a 1-1 deadlock at halftime, score two second half goals to win 3-2.
Angelo Gentile and Kyle Collins scored in the last half to cap the victory. Alex Crossman had the first goal of the game for the Bucs, but the Red Hawks scored the next two for a 2-1 advantage.
Collins also had the lone assist for the Bucs.
Shots were relatively close with Oswego holding a 23-21 edge. In next Bucs Adam Scharf (4 saves) and Liam Peterson (9 saves) saw action.
Volleyball Falls to ‘Pool
Oswego and Liverpool clashed on the girls’ volleyball court this week and the Bucs lost in three straight.
Liverpool moved to 12-2 on the year while the Bucs went to 7-6 overall, but 7-3 in league play.
Oswego lost 26-16, 26-24 and 25-19.
For the Bucs Erica Atkins had an ace, 11 kills, and nine digs while Madison Collins had three aces, a kill, 23 assists and a dig. Kelly Gorman added tow kills and an assist while Jessica Pfeifer finished with eight digs. Shanell Myers had two aces and a dig while Clara Culeton added two blocks. Allie Henderson finished with a dig and Marguerite Dillon two aces, 10 kills, two blocks and 11 digs. Bella Winklestine finished with an ace, five kills and four blocks.
Lady Bucs Soccer Win
Oswego Lady Bucs varsity soccer players had a celebratory ride home from Red Creek after a 3-1 victory.
Eighth grader Claudia Chetney scored two goals and Carrie Kelly the other for the Bucs.
Modified Soccer Action
Oswego modified White lost 6-3 to Cicero-North Syracuse.
Cameron Smith had two goals while Tyler Dohse scored on a penalty kick. Nate Geman had two assists.
Coach Casey Jones credited Anthony DiBlasi, Quinn Jacobs and Jonathan Plyler with solid games. On defense Jones felt Matthew Taormina, Connor Joyce, Nick Holland and Plyler did their best work of the season.
Nick Hanna also played a solid game.
Jayvee Soccer Wins Two
The Oswego jayvee boys soccer team recently defeated rival Fulton in a evenly matched, hard fought double overtime game 3-2.
After seeing Fulton control much of the beginning part of the contest Oswego’s Hunter Mazuroski put the Buc’s ahead with a goal near the midway point of the first half.
From that point on the game was fairly evenly played with both teams seeing good opportunities.
The two teams went into half time with the Bucs holding a narrow 1-0 advantage.
The second half was played very similar to the first with both teams having opportunities. The Raiders were able to even the score at one each when they scored midway through the second half.
However, the game remained tied for a matter of seconds as Oswego’s Liam Benjamin found the back of the net to regain the lead for the Bucs. Then with about 10 minutes remaining Fulton again tied the game and as regulation ended with the score 2-2 both teams headed for overtime.
The first overtime period saw no scoring, then 23 seconds after switching ends of the field Oswego’s Thomas Donohue put a loose ball into the Fulton goal giving the Bucs the dramatic 3-2 victory.
Coach Don Fronk said, “This was a great effort for us today, the boys played hard for all 90 plus minutes that this game lasted. It was an awesome win for the boys and just a fantastic game played by both teams.”
The Bucs picked up their eighth win and their sixth shut-out of the season as they defeated Central Square on Wednesday afternoon 3-0.
Oswego controlled much of the game with first half goals from Hunter Mazuroski and Carson Smith, with Dawson Izyk assisting on both, to take a 2-0 lead into the half.
The Bucs again controlled much of the second half and an added insurance goal from Izyk with an assist from Mazuroski put the game out of the reach for the visitors. Oswego goalie Ben Muckey recorded six saves in the shutout win.
Fronk said, “This was a great overall effort for us today. I felt that we controlled much of the game with our passing. It is something that the boys have been working on all season and to see us move the ball as well as we did today is a testament to the hard work the boys have put in this season.”
Oswego (8-7) concludes their season on Saturday with a home game at 1pm at the Oswego Middle School stadium field against Corcoran.
Modified Cross Country
The Oswego modified cross country team hosted a very strong West Genesee squad on Wednesday at OMS.
Max Mays placed ninth overall to lead the Oswego boys team. He was followed by Jake Hibbert in 11th and Kyle Decker in 12th. Andrew Bornheimer, Logan Shepardson and Sam Waldron all place in the top 20.
Sydney Terpening once again led the girl runners placing third overall in the girls event.
Jessica Godden placed 10th. Hannah Koster, Rose Huang, Shelby Wallace, and Janelle Flach all placed in the top 20.
Oswego will attend the Weedsport Invitational on Saturday to conclude the season.