OSWEGO, NY – Lady Buc swimmers and jayvee volleyball teams remained tough in sports action on Wednesday night while also sporting solid efforts were the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ varsity soccer teams along with the girlsâ€™ cross country squad and the girlsâ€™ varsity volleyball team.
The Lady Bucs had a great meet Wednesday night as they out swam the Nottingham/Henninger Bulldogs with probably 100-82.
Placing first in nine of the twelve events, Oswegoâ€™s balanced lineup matched up well with the Bulldogs.Â Seniorâ€™s Michaela Auer, Mara Parker, Haley Annal, and Meredith Moshier lead the way.Â Michaela placed first in both the 50 freestyle (26.55) and the 100 free (58.53).Â Mara won the 200 freestyle (2:10.72) and placed second in the 100 freestyle (59.43).Â Haley won the 100 butterfly (1:09.80) and placed second in the 100 backstroke (1:10.76).Â Meredith swam an outstanding inseason best time in the 500 freestyle (6:05.55) and placed second in the 200 I.M. (2:37.61).
Other Bucs recording wins and best times were: Junior Kaila McClelland winning the 500 freestyle (5:52.62) and placing second with a personal best time of 2:13.23 in the 200 freestyle; Freshman Carrie Gilbert winning the diving event with a season best score of 178 points; Freshman Katrina Tafler swimming a personal best in the 100 backstroke (1:14.55); eighth grader Mayra Lopez winning the 200 I.M. (2:35.34) and placing second in the 500 freestyle (6:02.33).
Also worth noting is the success of Oswegoâ€™s three eighth grade Varsity Swimmers this meet and this season. Mayra Lopez qualified for her third and fourth Sectional events at tonightâ€™s meet. Brenna Riley was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay and placed fourth in the 100 fly.Â Finally, Angie Rookey nearly topped her best times this season in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke events.Â All three girls have worked very hard this season and theyâ€™ve been dropping time as a result of it.
Boys Soccer Falls to Cats
The Oswego varsity boysâ€™ soccer team traveled to West Genesee on Wednesday evening and ran into a potent Wild Cat offense, coming away with a 5-1 defeat.Â T
he Bucs were able to withstand many first half chances from West Genesee and it looked as if both teams were headed into the locker room tied at 0-0, until Jake Sutherland put home a corner kick with 20 seconds remaining until half-time.Â The Bucs did have a few opportunities in the opening half as Stephen Auyer beat a couple of Wildcat defenders only to have his shot hit the near post just 5 minutes into the contest.
In the second half West Genesee found the back of the Oswego net twice in the opening 10 minutes to take a 3-0 lead.Â The hosts were able to tack two more on, giving them a 5-0 cushion before Auyer found the back of the net on a well taken direct kick from just outside the Wildcat 18 yard box with 1:32 left to play.
Oswego goalie Matt Skinner finished the game with 11 saves.
The Bucs next game is Saturday when they host Auburn at 4pm at the Benjamin Soccer Complex.
Lady Bucs Lady Bucs Soccer Falls
West Genesee jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead and left Oswego with a 3-1 win in varsity soccer action.
For the Bucs the lone goal came in the second half as Courtney Louis scored with an assist from Jodi Kester. In net for the Bucs Jamie Bouffard had 14 saves and Cassie Collins came in to make four.
Lady Buc Runners on Run
The Oswego girlsâ€™ cross country team lost to the host Lady Maroon of Auburn 19-44 Wednesday over the wet and muddy East Middle School course.
Junior Mackenzie Robinson turned in a course best of 21:08, to finish second for Oswego.Â Â Â Â “Mackenzie ran very strong and lead the entire race, before being outkicked by Auburn’s Destiny Parks in the last 100 meters” said Coach Jim McCaul.
Junior Mikayla Place, finished 10th for Oswego followed by freshmen Meghan LiVoti.
Senior Michelle Champagne, returning from illness and sophomore Kaela Shafer, completed the scoring for the Lady Bucs.
Oswego will return to action tomorrow, traveling to the Pine Grove Junior High Campus in East Syracuse, for the 19th Annual East Syracuse Minoa Cross Country Invitational.
Lady Bucs Lose Non-League Game
The Oswego Lady Bucs dropped a hard fought non-league match to Cazenovia 13-25, 25-20, 16-25, and 24-26.Â The non-league loss puts Oswego at 8-3 overall.
In set one, untimely passing hurt the Bucs from the start of the set and Oswego fell 25-13.Â Jasmine Davis (3 kills), Kelsey Ross (3 kills), and Krisi Stemple (9 assists) led Oswego. Laura Naron added two kills.
In set two, Oswego start quickly with good serving and hitting and never looked back for a 25-20 win. Cydney Ward (5 kills), Davis (4 kills), and Ross (3 kills) led the Oswego attack set by Stemple (12 assists). â€œWe played very well moving our hits all around the court.â€
In the third set, Cazenovia took advantage of some soft attacks by Oswego and made them pay with a 25-16 win in the set.Â Ross (2 kills), Davis (2 kills), and Ward (3kills) attacked well. Stemple added 8 assists.
In the fourth set Cazenovia trailed all the way to 22-17 but rallied when poor Oswego attacks allowed them back into the set. Stemple (14 assists) finished off a strong night despite a sprained ankle.Â Ross (5 kills), Davis (4 kills), Naron (2 kills), and Ward (2 kills) helped Oswego to the early lead.
Coach Ron Ahart said, â€œI thought overall it was not a bad effort but we still have some soft spots we need to tweak as the end of the season nears and we pursue a second league title.â€
Jayvees Win 11th Straight
The Oswego jayvee girlsâ€™ volleyball team won its eleventh consecutive match of the year with a 2-1 victory. Oswego won the first game 25-11 and then 25-15 before losing the finale 25-22.
Coach Ted Beers said, â€œWe came out flying tonight, we only had one service error in the first two sets combined and never really allowed the Cazenovia offense to find a groove.Â The girls played an aggressive match which we knew we had to play right from the first whistle.Â We really wanted this momentum so we can carry with us for our match with Utica Proctor Friday and our end of season tournament in Baldwinsville on Saturday.Â We are 11-0 and we are directing our attention towards our next home match against Baldwinsville on Wednesday and really focusing on what we will need to do to play a big game against them.â€
Mikayla Allen, Emilee Anderson, Ally McPherson and Bella Winkelstine each had a kill while Erica Atkins had a kill and dig. Brooke Broadwell had two digs. Madi Collins had two aces and four assists. Alexa Healy had two aces and 11 assists. Emily Henderson had a dig as did Molly Malone. Mackenzie had an ace. Courtney Lavere had three kills and an ace while Sarah Stoebner finished with two kills and three aces. Cortnie Purce had five kills, seven aces and a point block.