OHS Girls’ V’ball Downs C-NS

The Oswego girls’ volleyball team chalked up a victory while the girls soccer team lost a close one and jayvee teams proved competitive with the boys’ soccer players remaining unbeaten and the volleyball team showing improvement.

Oswego Over CNS

Varsity girls volleyball player Erica Atkins prepares to serve against CNS in the Buc win on Thursday night.
Varsity girls’ volleyball player Erica Atkins prepares to serve against CNS in the Buc win on Thursday night.

It was a nail biting battle between the Oswego and Cicero-North Syracuse girls varsity volleyball teams on Thursday night at Powers Gymnasium.

It was the third three set match in a week that the Bucs had competed in and this time prevailed 26-28, 25-20, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-17.

The Lady Bucs are now 1-3 overall and start league action next week against Nottingham and Henninger.

Oswego started strongly in set one as Erica Atkins (3 kills) and Marguerite Dillon (6 kills) paced the Oswego attack. Madison Collins added ten assists, but CNS rallied and won 28-26.

In sets two and three Oswego raced out to early leads and won both sets 25-20. Reilly Patrick (5 kills) and Dillon (6 kills) lead the Oswego attack while Collins added fifteen assists.

In set four CNS rallied to even the match and won 25-17. Bella Winklestine led the team in kills and Dillon in assists.

In the final set Oswego started with an early 5-0 lead and pushed it to a five set victory. DIllon and WInklestine paced the attack from setter Collins plus Winklestine added aces and point  blocks to the victory.

Lady Bucs Soccer

The Oswego varsity girls soccer team lost 2-1 to Syracuse this week.

Scoring the lone tally for the Bucs was eighth grader Claudia Chetney while sophomore Claire Richardson assisted.

In net Oswego keeper Rachael Purtell had 11 saves while Emma Allen for Syracuse was credited with nine saves.

With the loss the Bucs fell to 0-5 on the year.

Jayvee Boys Soccer

The Oswego boys jayvee soccer team picked up its third win of the young season as well as their third shutout  with a 3-0 defeat of Auburn at home on Thursday afternoon.

The Bucs saw the better of the possession in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net until late in the half.

Dawson Izyk found himself behind the Auburn defense and slotted a ball across the front of the goal to a wide open Tom Donohue for the Bucs opening marker.  The half ended with the Bucs ahead 1-0.

In the second half Auburn showed more possession, but the Buc defense held strong limiting the number of chances for the Maroons.

Midway through the half Buc Hunter Mazuroski got open inside the Auburn 18 yard box and placed the ball nicely into the lower right hand corner of the goal to give the Bucs a 2-0 cushion.  Then with about 10 minutes to play Martin Orta found Izyk with a through ball to send Izyk in on the Auburn keeper.  He finished the play off to give the Bucs their final 3-0 margin of victory.

Coach Don Fronk said, “The boys have been working extremely hard at practice and they have been reaping the rewards of that hard work.”

Jayvee Girls Volleyball

Oswego jayvee girls volleyball players met Cicero-North Syracuse and came away empty handed  losing 25-20, 25-16 and 25-13.

Coach Ted Beers said, “Every day we grow and one big thing we have taken away from tonight is that we need to have a higher level of intensity throughout our match. We start the night off aggressive and fast and it showed as we jumped out quick.  However,  we let our intensity drop and it hurt us too much tonight. We did a great job of keeping the ball in play and did well again with our serving game. I am hoping our annual Buc Booster tournament this weekend will give us that little boost we need.”

Tasha Mezza had five aces and four kills, Addy Benjamin two aces and a point block and Sarah Fitzgibbons three assists.

Also contributing were Tori Armet (assist), Olivia Flint (kill), Rachel Godden (two aces), Halley Jermyn (kill), Brianna Pfeifer (ace), Camryn Shortslef (two digs), Brianna Stenz (dig), Miranda Clary (assist and ace), Kelsey Cullinan (assist) and Riley Jaquin (dig).