Oswego Athletes Pile Up More Wins

OSWEGO, NY – Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer and swimming have been victorious recently while the football team scored well, but came up on the short end.

Oswego Defeats Henninger in Volleyball

Oswego Lady Bucs volleyball used a solid and consistent night to defeat Henninger 25-11, 25-6, and 25-10 to move to 2-0 in league play and 7-0 overall.

The Lady Bucs were lead on the night by Courtney Lavere (10 kills, 5 aces), Cortnie Purce (9 kills, 2 aces, 2 assists), and Bella Winklestine (8 kills, 4 aces).

Leading in assists were Madison Collins (18 assists) and Alexa Healy (12 assists). Also getting on the stat sheet were Erica Atkins(5 kills, 3 aces), Marguerite Dillon (3 kills, 2 assists), Reilly Patrick (2 kills). Defensively Sarah Stoebner ( 9 digs) and Mikayla Allen (3 digs) played well.

Tennis Victory for Lady Bucs

Oswego won its first tennis match of the season with a 6-1 victory over Syracuse East.

In singles action Sarah Mancuso started it out with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Rachel Parillo.  Syracuse second singles Mei Lin Luzadis defeated Sydney Knight 6-3, 6-3, but Oswego came right back in the third singles as Krysta Broeker defeated Quynh Le 6-4, 3-6, and 6-1.

Doubles action saw the Bucs sweep with the first doubles of Meredith Chesare and Kelly Skinner defeating Trinh Ho and Francine Yanchik 7-6, 6-0. The second doubles, Rana Al-Salameh and Allison Moshier won 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 over Briana Bigby and Alyssa Merriam. Emilee Anderson and Samantha Davis won 6-1, 6-4 over Annie Phan and Cloe Rodrigues while Katie Knopp and Molly Malone won over Yan Linh Le and Trang Nguyen 6-1, 6-3.

Buc Golfers Back on Track

The Oswego golf team has had trouble beating FM ever since Coach Dan Rose took over the team five years ago. On the road or at home, in good weather or bad, it really didn’t seem to matter. Fayetteville’s deep roster from year to year and seemingly never-ending supply of talented golfers posed a definite problem for the Bucs.

Earlier in the season, Oswego traveled to Woodcrest Golf Club and put up a valiant fight against the Hornets, losing a thriller by only 2 strokes. On Tuesday, it was FM’s turn to travel, making the hour-long journey to Oswego to duke it out again with the Bucs—this time at famed Oswego Country Club.

The Bucs saved their best for last.

Posting their best home total of the season, an astounding 194, Oswego won the match by an impressive 16 strokes, proving that they can play with the best in the league on any given day.

Closing with back-to-back birdies, Alec Kunzwiler led the Buc charge on Tuesday, firing an even-par 35 on the front side at Oswego. With only 2 match scores of 40 or higher this season, Kunzwiler is putting together another stellar year—a year he hopes ends a little differently than last.

Last year, Kunzwiler missed the qualifying cut at the sectional tournament at Green Lakes. Even tougher to take was the fact that Oswego had gone 12-4 during the regular season, only to finish second to last overall at Green Lakes.

“Last year was difficult,” said Coach Rose. “We had a fine regular season, competed in every match, and then really struggled at Green Lakes. The boys really seem to be playing their best golf of the season right now, and I think a lot of them are looking forward to having another shot at sectionals.”

Brandon Tracz is another golfer who has saved his best golf for last. Tracz’s round of 36 on Tuesday gave him the second lowest total in the match and a much needed boost of confidence. Also playing well against FM were Buc golfers Luke Boshart (39) and Jake Anderson (39).

With 2 more matches left in the regular season, Oswego would love nothing more than to get to 11 wins on the year. They will have their work cut out for them, though, with both of the final matches on the road. Friday they will play Central Square at Greenview, and Monday they will play the season finale in Auburn. The Bucs are now 9-5 on the season.

The team charged to victory on Monday, defeating Liverpool at home by a final stroke count of 202-231. The victory was the team’s eighth of the season.

Luke Boshart is one of those players who appear to be in top form just a week removed from the sectional tournament. With a bogey 5 on the final hole on Monday, Boshart finished off a two-over-par 37 on Oswego Country Club’s front side. Boshart, who will graduate in the spring, is looking to make the most of his remaining time on the Buccaneer Varsity Golf Team.

In all, the team will graduate five contributing seniors at the end of the season. One of them, Jake Anderson, holds the second lowest stroke average on the team and has been a major part of Oswego’s success in 2012. Jake shot a solid 41 in Monday’s match.

Brandon Tracz’s game is also taking a turn for the better. His steady play over the past two matches has revitalized a somewhat fatigued Buc squad, and propelled them to the back-to-back wins.

Alec Kunzwiler also remained rock solid on Monday, shooting 40 in the win over Liverpool.

The team will need more low numbers on Tuesday when they host league-leading Fayetteville-Manlius. FM comes in with only 2 losses on the season. Oswego is now 8-5 overall on the year.

Varsity Swimming Successful

The OHS girls’ swim team defeated Mexico 95-87 for its second win of the year.

The meet was tied entering the diving competition, and Buc divers placed first, second and fourth as Carrie Gilbert, Hailey Ihlow and Lobby Rookey scored for the Bucs. Gilbert finished with a 188.65 total off the board.

Frosh Mariah Metcalf was a double winner for the Bucs in winning the 200 medley (2:26.91) and the 100 breast (1:16.58).

Soph Brenna Riley won the 100 free in 58.49 and was second in the 100 back with a lifetime best of 1:07.46.

Oswego’s 200 medley relay team of Riley, Elaina Rando, Elizabeth Baker and Zoe Ferris was first with 2:05.82 and the 400 free relay team of Rando, Baker, Chrissy Abare and Riley scored with a 4:09.12.

One of the top swims of the meet came from junior co-captain Catie Geroux. Her time of 1:11.61 in the 100 back was not only the third fastest in the meet, but also her first individual sectional qualifying time. She joined 13 of her teammates who will be looking forward to the Section III Championship Meet.

A number of Lady Bucs started the meet with the best of times in the 200 medley relay as Riley started out with a 31.29 in the back, Ferris went 27.30 in the free while Metcalf put up a lifetime best of 32.96 in the breast and Ihlow anchored with a 28.25.  Libby Rookey put up an impressive  38.27 back split and Angie Rookie did a 39.37 breast split. Erin Delaney went 34.56 in the 50 fly split which is two seconds better than her best time.

Varsity Football Scores Well

Oswego scored the first touchdown of the night as Alex Makin ran it in from 10 yards out for a 6-0 lead over Indian River,

However, the home team stormed back. At the end of the first quarter Darrius Bryant scored his first of five touchdowns as he raced 73 yards to pay dirt to tie it up and the try for two saw Jason Smith give Indian River an 8-6 lead after one quarter.

In the second IR scored 22 unanswered points to go up    30-6 at halftime. In the third the home team boosted it to 44-6.

However, the Bucs didn’t give up and outscored Indian River 24-7 in the final quarter to account for a 51-30 loss.

Lee Williams had two touchdowns for the Bucs and carried just three times for 106 yards. Zach Jadus scored once while carrying the ball eight times for 93 yards. Marcus Winfield had a 41 yard night on 10 carries and Justin Canale had one carry for 22 yards.

Passing wise Garrett Dunsmoor was 6×12 for 76 yards while on the receiving end Winfield paced the receivers with three catches.

Oswego plays host to New Hartford this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Homecoming game.

Buc Boys Battle

The Oswego boys’ varsity soccer team fell to Central Square 4-1.

The lone Oswego goal was scored in the first half by Kaleb Allen.

However, there was not another Buc goal.

In net Nat Harrington had 17 saves for the Bucs.

The Oswego varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Corcoran 4-1 in the most recent game.

Oswego trailed 3-0 in the first half, but then James Darling scored the only tally of the game for OHS while Kyle Collins picked up the assist.

In net Nat Harrington had a dozen saves for the Bucs.

Girls’ Soccer Splits

The Lady Bucs soccer team scored a 4-1 win over Central Square.

Oswego raced out to a 2-0 half time lead and then tallied two more in the second. Jodi Kester scored twice for the Bucs while Kayla Sharkey and Liz Michaud each had a goal.

Assists were credited to Sharkey and Michaud who each had one.

In the net Rachael Purtell had six saves.

Liverpool scored a 5-0 win over the Lady Bucs soccer team.

In the net for the Bucs Rachael Purtell had 11 saves.

Boys’ volleyball

The Oswego boys’ varsity volleyball team moved to 5-0 on the year with a 3-0 verdict over Liverpool.

Oswego dominated the first game with a convincing 25-8 victory and then gained a 25-13 win before closing out the night with a 25-22 verdict.

Coach Mike Shea said, “We didn’t want to overlook their potential. We spent this week in practice working on a few particular set plays that we wanted to run during the game. We were able to pass well early on and run the offense we were working on. All of our guys were able to contribute. We started all of our subs for game three and they were able to get the job finished for us. It was a great match all around.”

With everyone seeing action there were many names in the score sheet. Tom Dillon had seven kills, three digs and three aces while Zach Gillard finished with four kills, two blocks and three digs.

Dylan Lavner was a force at the net with 13 kills, a block, two digs and two aces while Nate Miller had eight assists.

Josh Carney had a block, 23 assists, a dig and two aces while Josh Costo added two kills, a block and dig. Dan O’Brian finished up with a kill, block and dig while Conner Riley had a kill and Drazen Schrecengost finished with four kills and a dig.

Jayvee Spikers Win Again

The jayvee girls’ volleyball team scored a sweep of Cicero-North Syracuse with wins of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-9.

Coach Ted Beers said, “We did not come out with the intensity we truly needed to beat this CNS squad. Our strengths did not come through for us. We tend to get a lot of aces and we force teams on their heels. Today we gave to many free balls and did not take care of our serving the way we did. Our girls played a good defensive game, we were in it for both set 1 and set 2, but could not capitalize on the mistakes CNS was making.”

Jenna Ballard had an assist while Miranda Clary had two aces. Sara DelBrocco was credited with a dig; Kellie Gorman two kills and an ace; Allie Henderson two kills, and an ace; Jordan McCauley three assists and a point block; Shanell Meyers two kills and three digs; Tasha Mezza an ace; Jessica Pfiefer three digs and Alexis Sheridan two ace.

Previously the team competed in the Central Square tournament.

Coach Beers said, “We played well to start the tournament out and finished 3-3 in pool play and got edged out by Windsor to play in the Silver. Once we hit the playoffs we hit our stride, quickly took down Phoenix and went on to play FM in the Silver championship.”

Continuing he said,” We won the first set and lost the second set 30-28 and then we lost the third set 17-15. We did not put the ball in the corners and we gave FM too many free balls and could not finish our touches to maintain possession. This was our third tournament and we have made it to the championship match in each tournament, so our girls should be proud of themselves. We have won two out of the three tournaments we have been to.”