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September 23, 2018

Oswego Bucs Hockey Tops In Division II


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego boys hockey team moved atop the Division II standings while the Lady Buc cagers battled back against West Genny and the swimming team saw Liverpool as a formidable foe.

Meanwhile, the modified girls volleyball and basketball team wound up the season successfully.

Izyk Gets Second Shut Out

Zach Zerrahn had the lone goal for the Bucs in the key win over Auburn.

Zach Zerrahn had the lone goal for the Bucs in the key win over Auburn.

Six games into the season the Oswego High School boys’ varsity hockey team is the lone unbeaten in Division II play with a 6-0 record.

The latest was over Auburn as the Bucs walked off the Crisafulli Rink surface with a 1-0 victory.

Chase Izyk chalked up his second consecutive shutout while the penalty killing along with solid defense clamped down for the league leading Bucs.

The lone goal of the game came from Zach Zerrahn as Jake Anderson and Sean Mooney picked up assists on the first period tally.

Lady Buc Cagers In Action

Oswego hosted West Genesee on Friday night as the Bucs lost 48-36.

Coach Mike Palmitesso said, “We had a tough time getting the ball inside against the Wildcat defense. We turned over the ball with our perimeter passing which led to some easy baskets at the other end. Overall, we had 18 turnovers in the first half.”

West Genny’s two leading scorers Melissa Fumano and Vickie Graveline combined for all 16 points in the first quarter as the Wildcats held a 16-7 advantage.

The Bucs kept the game within reach in the second quarter, but still trailed 28-17 at intermission. The two West Genny scorers from the first quarter maintained the consistency in the second as they combined for 25 of the 28 points.

Palmitesso said, “At halftime we decided to switch our defense in an attempt to stop their two players and it worked. We got to within seven points with two minutes left in the third with Erica Atkins and Nicole McCarthy hitting threes and Rachael Purtell and McKenna Brooks also scored.”

However, two starters picked up their fourth foul and went to the bench.

The coach noted, “We had a couple of turnovers and West Genny scored at the other end for an 11-point lead after three periods.”

The Lady Bucs switched back to zone due to foul trouble and kept Genny away from the basket only allowing one field goal in the fourth quarter.

Coach Palmitesso said the girls played a great second half and made some great passes inside which kept the Bucs in the game.

Palmitesso noted, “We cut their lead to five points with a couple minutes left in the game and Marguerite Dillon and Erica Atkins picked up their fifth foul and West Genny going to the line and making three free throws. Down by eight we still had a chance, but the Wildcats would not let us get to the basket. I am so proud of the girls for not giving up, as we continue to grow as a team.”

Marisa Dashner and Brenna Riley did a great job on defense for the Lady Bucs.

Scoring for the Bucs were McKenna Brooks 14, Purtell with eight, McCarthy six, Atkins three, Katie Knopp with three and Dillon with a pair.

Melissa Fumano 21 points, Vicki Graveline 13, Marisa Hudgins 8 lead the Wildcats.

Warriors Swim Past Bucs

Liverpool won the majority of events as the Warriors swam past the Bucs 109-72.

The visitors set a new pool record in the 400 free relay with a 3:23.82 as Nick Burdo, Garrett Clarke, Drew Henry and Dan Hens broke the record previously held by the Bucs.

For the Bucs Leo Gordon won the 50 free in 23.90 and the 100 fly with 59.82. Jimmy Dillon had his best times of the year in the 50 free and 100 fly. Dillon also was strong in the 500 free in a winning time of 5:28.42 which was 20 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

Second for the Bucs were Jeremy Galvin in the 100 back in 1:05.12 and Dylan Harrington in the 100 breast with 1:10.27.

Oswego was second in the 200 free relay in 1:47.98 with Josh Costo, Evan Davis, Ben McCrobie and Dillon. The Bucs were also second in the 400 free relay with a 3:42.53 behind the efforts of Gorton, Harrington, Galvin and Dillon.

In third for Oswego were Harrington in the 100 fly (1:01.20), Galvin in the 100 free (56.96), McCrobie in the 500 (6:00.28), Chris VanGorder in the 100 back (1:21.06) and Christian Davis in the 100 breast (1:26.88).

Modified Blue Volleyball Results

Coach Ted Beers modified blue team had a solid season as he noted, “We finished our season at 8-2 and  won our last two games of the season by visiting Henninger and CNS. In Henninger we came out flat in the first set and the girls decided that they were not happy with that set, and they came out in force the rest of the match. Against CNS we had a few mistakes and it costs us some points in the end but we prevailed winning 3-2 in the way of the sets. It has been a good season for us and a lot of growth and a lot of fun.”

Against Henninger the team lost the first game 25-16, but came back for victories of 25-10, 25-12, 25-18 and 27-25.

Brianna Batchelor and Mari Atkinson had six and five aces respectively while Grace Bruns, Jessica Godden and Emily Purce had three aces.  Eleanor had an ace and assist, Claire Ratzliff an ace and two assists while Abby Roy had two aces and Mackenzie Rice a kill and dig. Clara Culeton had two kills, three aces and two digs.

Against CNY the Bucs won 25-14, lost 28-26 and rebounded for a 25-19 victory while losing the fourth game 25-17. Oswego clinched the match with a 25-20 verdict in the finale.

Lisec had six aces and an assist, Atkinson five aces, Bruns four aces and three kills, Batchelor and Culeton with three aces.  Jessica Godden had two aces and a dig while Rice finished with a kill, ace and two digs. Kayla Droshin had an ace, Sheyenne Lacey an ace, Ratzlaff an assist and Rachel Godden a dig.

Modified Cagers Win

The boys modified basketball team concluded the season with a 50-35 win over visiting Nottingham.

The Bucs won their final two contests to finish the season 4-6 overall.

Zach Crossman was the high scorer with 13 points. Pat Dowdle scored 10, Alex McRae nine, Nick Sullivan six, and Jason Proud five.

Representing the 2012 team were seventh graders  DJ Pfeifer, Max Mays, Matt Mace, Nick Searor, Zach Crossman and Jason Proud; and the eighth graders Aaron LaTulip, Patrick Dowdle, Ben Muckey, Nick Sullivan, Jacob Caster, Brandon Cheeley, Alex McRae and Cole Shurtleff.

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