Plenty Of Action For Bucs This Spring

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego teams have been in action recently and on Tuesday the Lady Bucs lacrosse team scored a 14-8 win over Auburn for the first victory of the season while the eight-team Icebreaker Softball Tournament was cancelled due to wet fields, cold conditions and a forecast that did not appear to allow this year’s event to become a reality.

Scoring for Oswego is Becca Martin
Scoring for Oswego is Becca Martin

More details will follow on the girls’ first lacrosse win of the year.

Tennis Wins

Oswego won key tiebreakers at first and fourth doubles to secure a 4-3 win against Central Square.

Alex Kemper’s volleys and Kyle McCauley’s serves helped them win a three set thriller that decided the match.

Performing under pressure for a pair of freshman is not easy to do, but they were able to focus well when they needed to.

Michael Hart won another three set match at third singles by refocusing after dropping the first set. Also settling done and playing well was Austin DeMott at first singles.

After getting blanked in the first set 6-0, DeMott was able to battle All-League Senior Justin Parow of Central Square to a tiebreak.

Central Square nearly pulled off the win despite missing eight players from the roster.

Tim Hansich and Stefan Mazuroski played well as a team and attacked the net to earn a straight set victory at third doubles.

At first doubles, Dylan Lavner and Sean O’Connor battled back from three match points in the third set tiebreaker to win the deciding tiebreaker (10-8).

Oswego improved their record to 1-1.

1S: Justin Parow (Central Square) d. Austin Demott (Oswego) 6-0, 7-6
2S: Brandon Payne (Central Square) d. Ryan Patrick (Oswego) 6-2, 6-2
3S: Michael Hart (Oswego) d. Savon Johnson (Central Square) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
1D: Dylan Lavner & Sean O’Connor (Oswego) d. Will Gilbraith & Derrick Lederle (Central Square) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2D: Ian Madigan & Josh Wheeler (Central Square) d. Dacota Kazyaka & Steven Scott (Oswego) 6-4, 6-1
3D: Tim Hanisch & Stefan Mazuroski (Oswego) d. Tyler Parow & Alex Steria (Central Square) 6-3, 6-3
4D: Alex Kemper & Kyle McCauley (Oswego) d. Dylan Cook & Run-Cheng Lee (Central Square) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6

Gosek Gets Golfer to Fast Start

Last season, the Oswego High School girls’ golf team was basically comprised of players brand new to the game of golf; players whose love of the game was evident, but whose skills were in the beginning stages of development.

One season later, it is clear that all the hard work from a year ago is beginning to pay off.

Under sunny skies and light winds, Oswego’s 223 total at Oswego Country Club was good enough on Thursday to defeat a strong Liverpool squad who finished with a total of 253.

Although Oswego’s total score was not low enough to beat Auburn’s impressive overall score of 191 (Auburn was also participating in the tri-match), Oswego was very happy with the end result.

Leading Oswego to their first win of 2011 was Junior Sarah Gosek—whose score of 53 on Oswego Country Club’s tricky front nine included 2 pars and plenty of proficient putting.

Gosek has set some lofty goals for herself this season, and so far, she is putting in the kind of practice that it takes to reach those goals.

“Sarah is spending a great deal of her practice time on and around the green,” said Coach Rose of his second-year player. “It’s really starting to pay dividends with her scores.”

“The pace and Sarah’s putts, especially from long range, has really improved,” Coach Rose continued. “Better putting is the fastest way to better, more consistent scoring, and I think Sarah has figured that out.”

Gosek was not the only Oswego player experiencing success in Thursday’s home-opener. Fellow team members Ashley Deveney and Abby Atkins also had personal bests on this day shooting scores of 57 and 60, respectively.

Ashley holed a 10-foot side-winding putt for bogey on the difficult uphill ninth and was very steady driving the ball all day.

Abby had a difficult start to her round but pulled it together late to end up with her career best score at home. Although Abby’s score was not counted in this match, it is clear that she is becoming a more consistent player.

Courtney Kelly’s nine-hole total of 56 was also her personal home best.

With two nine-hole match scores in the 50s to start the season, Courtney has established herself as one of this year’s team leaders.

Tess Gordon also toured Oswego’s front nine in 57 strokes—one of her best home totals of her young career.

Only a sophomore this season, Tess will surely have many more opportunities to better her career best score.

“We have some work to do over the spring holiday,” said Coach Rose. “But I foresee great improvement from each member of the team this year.”

The Lady Buc Golfers next travel to Rome Country Club on Thursday for a morning match.

Oswego is now 1-4 on the season.

Softball Shutout Victory for Lady Bucs

Junior righthander Emily Kolenda threw a three-hitter while striking out ten as the Oswego High School softball team defeated Henninger 7-0 on Friday afternoon.

After Henninger put two runners on to open the game, Kolenda settled down to retire 20 of the final 21 hitters to pick up her second victory on the young season.

Offensively, the Lady Bucs had some solid at-bats against hard-throwing Henninger ace Rachel Mertens, according to Coach Mike McCrobie.

Oswego got the only run it would need in the top of the second in small-ball fashion. Hot-hitting Kaitlin Friel led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Ashley Wapen.

Friel took third on a wild pitch and scored on an infield out by Mary Montagnola.

The visitors added two more in the third as Friel drove home Kolenda who had singled and pinch runner Chrissy Abare to make it 3-0.

Leading the Buc offense were Friel, Kolenda and Yule with two hits apiece and Devynn Wilder with a pair of RBI.

Also hitting safely were Sarah Mancuso, Taylor Maas, and Wapen.

Defensively, Montagnola took a hit away with a diving catch in centerfield and Friel ended the game with a dive on an infield blooper.

The Lady Buccaneers move to 2-2 on the season (2-1 in CNYCL League play).

Lady Buc Lacrosse Falls to Bees

Oswego (0-5) kept the first half close during the competition against Baldwinsville (4-1) Friday evening with a halftime score of 5-4 (B’ville), but fell 14-6.

Baldwinsville swarmed the midfield on during Oswego’s clears into their offensive end causing a lot of turnovers for the Bucs.

The Bees played a high-pressure defense.

Oswego possessed the ball in their settled offense – finding Mackenzie Robinson open on the far side for two goals in the first half.  Also in the second half Sam McCarrick scored her first goal of the season. She is coming off an injury from basketball season.

Taylor Bowman’s 15 saves kept the Bucs in the game.

Coach Laura Burger said, “During second half play the Bee’s secured a lead. They took some time off the clock in the second half, ending each possession on a shot. Hayley Lukaczyk played the last eight minutes of the game.”

Continuing she said, “Oswego was relentless throughout the game, continuing aggressive play until the last whistle sounded.“

Final stats showed Taylor Giglio with two goals and an assist while Mackenzie Robinson also had two goals.  Becca Martin and McCarrick also scored with Lacey Brown and McCarrick picking up assists.

Lukaczyk – 2 saves
Bowman – 15 saves

Buc Boys Fall to B’Ville

The Oswego boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost a hard fought 9-6 game to Baldwinsville.

Coach Doc Nelson noted, “We played with no emotion in the first half as B’ville scored very quickly and we didn’t respond. We came alive in the third quarter, but again B’ville scored the first goal of the fourth and it seemed to stun us a bit. We had great difficulty beating their defensive middies and we could not generate any consistent offense from our attack. We also made too many turnovers on our clears and in the half field offense.”

After one quarter the Bucs trailed by a 1-0 scored, but the Bees pulled out to a 5-1 halftime lead. The Bucs rallied with four third quarter goals, but couldn’t gain the lead or momentum.

Dom Cianfarano scored four goals for the Bucs while Kyle Clark and John Kaplewicz each had one.

Coach Nelson said, “Dom Cianfarano played hard especially in the third when he tried to carry the attack on his shoulders. John Kaplewicz did another great job in face offs. Trevor Martin and John Phillips played well on the back line. Colin Joyce and Josh Saternow played well coming off the bench.”

In goal, Trent Yule had 11 saves for the 5-3 Bucs.

Jayvee Lacrosse Wins

The Oswego jayvee lacrosse team scored a 9-1 win over CNS White.

Brian Williams and R.J. Sherman had two goals apiece to lead Oswego while also scoring were Isaiah Love, Craig Lawton, Jared Jaquin, Ed Sheridan and Tom Montgomery.

Dishing out assists were Derrick Johnson and Isaac Annal.

Solid play on defense came from Eric Doviak, Nick Reiner, James Jaskula and Sean Benjamin.

Tom Allen recorded three saves and Eric Clyne had one save in the win.

JV Softball Under Way

The Oswego jayvee softball team lost 3-1 to Henninger as the Bucs managed just one hit.

Caitlyn McRae had the lone hit and the only run for the Bucs.

On the mound, MacKenzie King pitched well in striking out eight and walking none.