OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego High School boys’ hockey team chalked up its fourth consecutive shutout while the bowling team swept its foe, the girls’ basketball team went overtime and the grapplers picked up a couple of wins in recent Oswego High School sports action.
Hockey Blanks Raiders
Hockey shutouts are becoming the norm for Oswego goalie Chase Izyk as on Friday night the Bucs headed to Fulton for a Division II contest.
For the fourth consecutive game the Bucs walked off the ice holding an opponent scoreless in a 3-0 victory.
Oswego had its offense clicking with 40 shots on goal while an inspired Fulton squad fired 31 shots on the Buc netminder.
For Oswego it moved the season record to 7-0 in league play and 8-1 overall while the Red Raiders fell to 0-7 in league and 0-8 overall.
The visiting Bucs carried the play in the early going, but the Raider defense and goalie Brandon Ladd stood strong. However, the eventual winning goal came with just over five minutes left in the first period. Chris Jadus put home a rebound off a Jake Oleyourryk shot and it was 1-0. Just over two minutes later what proved to be an insurance goal was scored by Justin Clark. Daniel Ryan shot the puck on net and Clark cashed in the rebound.
The third goal of the game came early in the third period when Oleyourryk scored.
The Oswego Bucs swept the lanes against host Fayetteville-Manlius at Green Lakes Bowl.
The Bucs stated the day with a 1,074-907 win and followed up with 1,036-932 and 1,171-864 win as they moved to 14-4 on the year.
Jim Rose had a sensational 680 with games of 217-219-244 to lead the 14-4 Bucs. Zach Delbrocco had a 674 (171-238-248), Joe Clavelli 657 (171-238-248) and Matt Clemons a 637 (236-189-212).
Kevin Goodale had games of 241 and 171 and Gavin Gilbert had a 219.
In a non scoring status Mike Woolworth had a 533 with a top game of 223.
The girls lost to FM 3-0 by scores of 629-627, 742-677 and 745-673.
Seventh grader Kaitlyn Grant had a 430 to pace the Bucs with a high game of 162. Megan Flack had a 419 and Tori Gardner 411. Also contributing on the score sheet were Allie Hare, Caitlyn McRae, Aubrey Sanderson and Miranda Burnswick.
Burnswick had a three game total of 438, but two of her games were in a non-scoring role. Her season best 155 game did count toward the total in the final game.
The Lady Bucs now stand at 6-12 for the season.
Overtime Loss for Lady Bucs
It was a little non-league action for the Oswego Lady Bucs basketball team on Friday as VVS invaded Powers Gym.
In overtime the VVS team gained its second win of the year with a 45-39 verdict.
After one quarter the Bucs trailed 5-0.
Coach Mike Palmitesso noted each team played outstanding defense to start off the game and neither was able to score from the field.
Brenna Riley got the Bucs on the board with a 15 foot jumper and then connected on two free throws in the second quarter. Erica Atkins and Rachael Purtell hit a pair of baskets to tie it at 9-9 with 30 seconds remaining in the half. However, VVS then scored the next four points to go into intermission leading 13-9.
Palmitesso decided to come out for the second half with a full-court man-to-man pressure defense. However, the Bucs quickly drew three fouls and the defense went back to the zone. VVS gained some momentum and went up 17-9.
Oswego did not give up as Nicole McCarthy sparked the Bucs with a basket and two free throws coming off the bench, and McKenna Brooks along with Atkins scored again to knot the count at 19-19 with two minutes to go in the third quarter. Once again VVS gained the edge and scored the last six points of the quarter to lead 25-19.
Defense played a key for the Bucs in the fourth. Marguerite Dillon scored six points and Purtell hit a three along with two free throws to tie the score again.
With under a minute to go the Devils made two free throws to lead by two points.
The Bucs missed an inside shot and the battle for the rebound resulted in a jump ball. Oswego held possession and with 20 seconds remaining Brooks was fouled and made both free throws to send it to overtime.
In the extra session the Devils outscored the Bucs 8-2 to win.
Leading Oswego was Purtell with nine points while Dillon had seven, Atkins seven, McCarthy six, Riley five, Brooks four and Reilly Patrick a foul shot.
Wrestlers Win Two
The Oswego wrestlers hosted the Akley Memorial Duals on Saturday and gained two victories.
Mexico won the title followed by Cicero-North Syracuse, Liverpool, Fulton “B”, Tech Central, the Bucs, Watertown IHC and Onondaga.
Austin Coleman, at 113, was the Most Outstanding Wrestling for Oswego, while Tim Conners, at 195, was the MPW for the Raiders. Mexico 170 pounder Jake Woolson finished 5-0 and was the MOW for the Tigers.
The Bucs scored a 33-19 win over Onondaga Senior.
Jacob Rodriguez pinned Michael Pelletier in 1:15 at 220 while Coleman picked up a forfeit. Zach Tepfenhart of Oswego along with Destin Clark gained forfeit wins. Matt DiFabio scored a major 16-7 decision over Kevin Krause at 138.
The Bucs also defeated Watertown IHC 48-36.
DiFabio started it off with a 3:39 pin of Zach Reynolds at 138 and was followed by a Jordan Attwood pin of Cyrus Beckman in 3:36 at 145. At 195, Zachary Caruso pinned Taylor Welch in 3:55 while at 220 Rodriguez picked up a forfeit win. Coleman at 113 pinned Will Hogarth in 20 seconds while Tepfenhart won by forfeit and Clark then pinned Baily Upton at 126 in 5:00. Jordan Perchway pinned Tristan Phillips in 5:40 to finish the scoring for the Bucs.
Jayvee Girls at 8-1
The jayvee Lady Bucs dominated from the beginning enroute to a 51-11 win over VVS as they moved to 8-1 on the year.
All players were able to get in the game a make a huge impact.
Leading the team with scoring was Julia Lavery with 14 points and three steals.
Claire Richardson, Olivia Dowdle and Cassidy King all chipped in seven points.
Clara Culeton scored six and Siara Wilson and Brianna Stenz each added four. Kelly Skinner had two.