OSWEGO, NY – Swimming, volleyball, tennis, golf and soccer are just some of the team in action.
Swimmers Lose Tight One
The Lady Bucs lost a close one to the Baldwinsville Bees on Wednesday night 48-46.
B’Ville’s front line proved too much for Oswego to overcome despite second and third in seven of the nine events that B’ville won.
Senior Kaila McClelland was the only individual event winner for the Lady Bucs, placing first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:28.88. The other win for the Bucs came in the last event, the 400 freestyle relay. The team of senior Kaila McClelland, junior Chrissy Abare, and freshman Mayra Lopez and Brenna Riley placed first in the event with a time of 4:06.45. The Lady Bucs also placedsecond in the event, closing the point gap from 10-2. That team consisted of sophomores Elizabeth Baker, Carrie Gilbert, and Colleen Frasier, along with freshman Zoe Ferris. The team touched the wall at 4:22.13 to complete the 1 – 2 finish.
Nine Lady Bucs qualified for Sectional’s at the meet with their exceptional times. Qualifying for the first time were eighth graders Mariah Metcalf (50 free 27.50, 100 breast 1:17.40), Elaina Rando (100 breast 1:20.75), and Red Creek independent swimmer Brooke Morrisseau (50 free 27.32). Also qualifying for Sectional’s at the meet was senior Kaila McClelland (200 IM 2:28.88, 500 free 5:46.85), junior Chrissy Abare (200 free 2:12.79, 100 free 1:01.20), sophomores Colleen Fraser (breast 1:19.62) and Pulaski independent swimmer Breann Burns (50 free 26.66, 100 free 58.94), and freshman Mayra Lopez (200 IM 2:31.94, 500 free 5:53.60) and Brenna Riley (200 free 2:12.97, 100 fly 1:12.51).
Coach Josh Lerch said, “This was a great first meet for us. The girls stepped up, swam fast, and kept us in the meet the whole way. We almost had enough at the end to come back and take the meet, but unfortunately we fell just short. There were a lot of in season best times and it was nice to see that our training is sending us in the right direction.”
Top Volleyball Teams Square Off
In a battle of two of the top teams in the CNYCL the Cicero-North Syracuse Lady Northstars topped the Oswego Lady Bucs 21-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-19, and 24-26. Oswego is now 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in league play. The team will play this weekend in the Central Square Tournament and Monday at Fulton in a non-league match.
The Oswego team had a strong night again hitting the ball with Kelsey Ross leading the team (16 kills, 3 aces), followed by Cortnie Purce (15 kills), Cydney Ward (13 kills, 2 aces, 5 pt.blocks), Bella Winklestine (9 kills, 1 ace, 2 pt.blocks, and Becca Martin (5 kills).
Alexa Healy set the balanced attack with 50 assists.
Defensively Mary Montagnola (12 digs) led Oswego, with Ross (11 digs), Cat Clancy (6 digs), Sarah Stoebner (6 digs), and Purce (5 digs).
“This was a tough loss as we lead by 5 points late in the 5th set and let them off the hook with mistakes made by us. We outhit them 58-20 kills but made too many passing errors. We’ll have to re-group quickly because we’ll see them again Saturday in the Central Square Tournament and have a tough non-league match Monday with Fulton,” said Coach Ron Ahart.
Lady Buc Soccer Win
The Lady Bucs met Syracuse on the road and captured a 4-2 win.
Four second half goals, after a scoreless first half, saw the Lady Bucs earn the win. For the bucs Kayla Sharkey had a goal and assist and also scoring were Jodi Kester, Kaitlyn Armstrong and Abbey Henderson.
Tracz Stands Tall for Oswego Golf Team
Oswego sophomore golfer Brandon Tracz’s best nine hole round of the season was not quite enough on Wednesday to overtake a strong Liverpool squad playing on their home turf. Tracz’s sizzling total of 38 on the front nine at Liverpool Country Club included birdies at holes 1 and 6, secured him medalist honors, and helped Oswego to their 205 total.
Liverpool’s total of 201 was only four strokes better on this day, a day when Oswego felt like they had a chance to take out the league-leading Warriors.
“On the bus I told the guys that anything under 200 would get the win,” said Coach Rose after the match. “With perfect weather and nice course conditions, I thought we had a chance to hit that number. We just came up a little short today.”
Joining Tracz with some solid individual effort on Wednesday were Oswego Golfers Alec Kunzwiler, whose 39 was second best in the match and Sam Lalonde, who continues to battle Alec for lowest overall team stroke average. Dylan Morgia (44) and John Phillips (44) rounded out the scoring for the Bucs, who are now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the league.
Good Start for Varsity Boys Volleyball
The Oswego boys varsity volleyball team 25-18, 25-22 and 25-18.
Coach Mike Shea said, “Our guys played really well. As I look at the match I can’t find any glaring problems that we need to address. Passing was excellent which allowed us to do a lot of offense.”
For the Bucs Ryan Patrick had 11 kills, two aces and two digs while Kevin Carpentier had four kills, 26 assists, an ace and five digs. Dylan Lavner finished with eight kills, three digs and an ace while Justin Peterson had four kills, two blocks and a dig. Mike Thompson added six kills, four blocks, two assists and four digs. Also contributing were Aaron Baxter with a block and dig; Tom Dillon with a block, Jeremy Galvin with an assist, Brennan Richardson with an ace and two digs, and Connor Riley with a kill.
Varsity Tennis Faces Tough Foe
The undefeated Baldwinsville Bees came to Oswego and continued their win streak with a 7-0 decision.
At first singles and second singles Sarah Mancuso and Taylor Bowman had tough matchups against returning varsity singles players that have been state ranked in previous seasons.
Oswego’s closest match was that put on by first doubles Ali Yule and Aubree Schrader taking B’Ville to a three set match. After losing the first set, senior desire to win came out as Yule and Schrader took the second set and fell short in the third.
OHS Jayvee Tennis Match
In a contest halted due to rain the Oswego girls lost to Baldwinsville 5-2.
At first singles, Carrie Kelly was a winner in straight sets by scores of 6-5, 6-4.
Second singles player Sydney Knight rallied after dropping the first set 6-1, to win the second set 6-4. The deciding set was halted by rain with Knight leading 1-0.
In doubles play, Krysta Broeker and Abby Allen rallied from a 0-4 deficit before dropping their first set, 7-5.
Also competing for the Bucs were Shannon McIntosh at third singles and the doubles tandems of Samantha Davis/Kennedy Singletary, Katie Knopp/ Ana Alcasid, and Isabella Waterbury/Johnna Tombolillo.
Jayvee Boys Volleyball Win
The boys’ jayvee volleyball squad opened the 2011 season with a 25-21, 25-21 win over visiting Horseheads.
The Bucs utilized timely serving and played solid throughout. Josh Carney, a returning setter, ran the offense and demonstrated some leadership with an inexperienced squad. Zach Gillard and Tyree Varner are improving everyday and will be a force at the jayvee level by mid-season. Mike Edwards played solid defense and passed well at libero. Logan Krass and Nathan Wagner blocked well in the middle. Ryan Martin served four straight points at a crucial time in set two, while Drazen Schrecengost, Pat Dillon, and Emmett O’Brien played well in their first jayvee outings.