OSWEGO, NY – Recent sports action saw the Oswego hockey team score nail-biting victories while the cagers drew a tough foe in Cicero-North Syracuse.
Other teams were also in action recently
Senior Night OT Win for Lady Bucs
The Oswego High School girls’ varsity hockey seniors celebrated senior night with a dramatic overtime victory against Skaneateles.
Caty Darling, Erika Lazzaro, Devyn Hutcheson, Samantha Omundsen, Kaitlin Friel, Lisa Roeger and Karissa Favata were honored before the start of the game and in the end it was two members of the “Class of 2011” that scored the decisive goal.
The teams battled through three scoreless periods as Buc Madisyn Whalen (22 saves) and Laker Amanda Lupo (24 saves) stopped every shot that came their way.
Into overtime the teams went and Darling hit a lead pass off the boards to Hutcheson who then scored the only goal of the game.
Coach Dan Bartlett has seen his team rebound recently and credited the victory as “an outstanding team effort.”
Hutcheson tallied the winner on an assist from Darling at the 56 second mark of overtime.
Madisyn Whalen continued her recent strong play by making 22 saves in recording the shutout.
Amanda Lupo was equally impressive in net for the visitors as she recorded 24 saves with the single tally against.
Bucs Ice Red Raiders
In a typical rivalry game the Oswego and Fulton boys’ ice hockey teams went toe-to-toe and hit-for-hit as they battled for the first time in league action.
With enrollment size moving the Bucs to Division II the previous non-league match up between the schools just 11 miles apart became much more important and carried the “league” label.
Oswego scored a 2-1 win on the Fulton ice to move to 5-3 in league and currently sit in third place.
John Phillips scored the game winning goal in the third period as Fred Donabella and Cody Mariano picked up the assists.
The teams battled through a scoreless first period, but in the second Austin Tracz scored with Mariano and Donabella assisting.
Chase Izyk finished with 28 saves while his counterpart for Fulton Kevin Niver stopped 35 Buc scoring attempts.
Coach Andy Rozak said, “It was a very physical game for both teams. Fortunately, our power play came through scoring both goals for us.”
Oswego moves to 5-3 in league action and 7-4 overall.
Bucs Fall to CNS
The Oswego varsity boy’s basketball team was defeated by visiting Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday evening in Powers Gym by the final score of 72 – 54.
Once again, the Bucs fell behind early and had to battle back the entire game.
Coach Brian Haessig said, “Our lack of varsity experience has really been evident the past three games, when we faced senior laden teams. Although our effort has been outstanding, the majority of the mistakes we are making are the result of the lack of varsity level experience.”
The intensity demonstrated in third quarter on both defense and offense was gratifying to see.
Haessig said, “We actually outscored the North Stars 35- 32 over the final two quarters.”
Sophomore Dustin Sands led Oswego in scoring with 23 points, several of those off nice passes from senior captain Jake Metcalf.
Also scoring for the Bucs were Metcalf with 8, Mike Thompson 7, Corey Galletta 6, Josh Gillard 5, Ryan Patrick 3, and Kevin Carpentier 2.
Lady Bucs Upended on Court
Cicero-North Syracuse, with standout Breanna Stewart, got off to an explosive start and coasted to a girls’ varsity basketball victory over the visiting Bucs.
The North Stars roared to a 30-5 lead after just eight minutes of play and boosted the advantage to 45-12 by intermission.
Stewart led the charge for the home team scoring 29 points.
CNS kept the pressure on in the third quarter to lead 64-15.
But, the Bucs were able to put 22 points on the board in the final eight minutes to reach the 37 total.
For the Bucs Kelsey Ross had 12 points while Lexi Gillard had seven points, Emily Barlow six, Sam McCarrick five, Taylor Giglio three, Cortney Louis and Erica Atkins two for the 4-5 Lady Bucs. Oswego is 1-2 in league play.
Jayvee Girls’ Lose
Oswego fell to CNS 56-30 in girls’ jayvee basketball action.
The Bucs were at a height disadvantage and also struggled at the foul line in hitting 11×30.
Reilly Patrick scored eight to lead Oswego.
Frosh Basketball Action
The Oswego freshman basketball team scored a decisive 58-29 win over Auburn.
Oswego took control in the third quarter with a smothering press which resulted in the Bucs taking a commanding lead.
Zach Gillard led the way with 10 points, Ryan Kearns 9, Zack Salvador 8, Chris Murphy and Steve Kunelius 6 each, Ryan Martin, Lee Williams, Mylek Hoyt and Josh Dumas 4 each and Garrett Skinner 3 points.