Spring Sports In High Gear For Buc Athletes

Lady Bucs performed well at the Disney Complex.
Lady Bucs performed well at the Disney Complex.

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lady Buccaneer varsity lacrosse team faced an aggressive Central Square on the road Saturday afternoon and brought home a 12-5 victory.

Oswego came out with an early 3-0 lead with a goal from Taylor Giglio 20:34, Becca Martin from Giglio 16:37, and Mackenzie Robinson from Martin 11:16. However, Square answered back with two quick goals at 9:32 and 7:32 left in the half bringing the score to 3-2.

The Oswego attack scored two more as Martin and Libby Sherman from Mikayla Place brought the halftime score to 5-3 in favor of the Bucs.

The second half went quite well for the Buccaneers and they adjusted to Central Squares’ backer defense.

Kaitlin Armstrong led the team in draw controls with a total of five possessions on the day.  The second half scorers were Armstrong (1-0), Place (1-2), Giglio (4-3), Martin (3-1) and Alexa Healy (1-0)

The Buc Defense, consisting of Tayler Bowman in goal (10 saves), Brittany Howard, Kelsey Ross, Andrea Folgherait, Sarah Stobener, and Allie McPherson, really stepped up their game holding Central Square to only three goals in the first half and two in the second.

Softball Splits

The Lady Bucs softball team competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Walt Disney World and came home with a 1-1 record.

The Bucs defeated Bonny Eagle 9-1 with a nine run second inning.

Emily Kolenda was on the mound for the Bucs and picked up the win.

Earlier the Bucs lost 4-2 to Cloverleaf.

Varsity Nine Splits

Tom Dillon pitched a three hitter as the Buc varsity baseball team scored a 5-1 win over Auburn.

The win was highlighted by a five run second by the Bucs. Autie Ascenzi with a three run double and Dave Culeton two bagger in the second frame provided an insurmountable advantage.

Kevin Carpentier and Culeton each had two hits for the Bucs.

Oswego then met Syracuse East and lost 22-4.

SE scored five in the first, 10 in the second and seven in the third for the 22 runs.

Oswego had six hits on the day while the winning team managed a dozen.

Kevin Carpentier had a double as did Zack Salvador while Tom Dillon, Salvador and Carpentier had RBI’s for the 1-1 Bucs.

Jayvee Lax Win

The Oswego jayvee boys’ lacrosse team opened the season running on all cylinders defeating South Jefferson 19-1 as the Bucs dominated the game with aggressive defense and strong face off play.

Freshman attack man Ben Annal scored five goals to lead the way.  Mitch Schrader and Zach Crisafulli each had three goals and eight ground balls.  Also scoring goals were Matt Wise (2), Jake Gardner, Garrett Dunsmoor, Greg Mayor and Shane Bowman.

Goalie Hunter Izyk made seven saves.

Jayvee Baseball

The jayvee baseball team played three games over the spring break against Fulton, Auburn and Henninger-Nottingham and won two games.

The scores of the games were: Oswego 8 – 5 over Fulton 5, a 2-1 loss to Auburn and an 8-5 win over Henninger-Nottingham.

These games were a great start for the boys.

They not only had to battle their competition, but also Mother Nature.

The Auburn and Henninger/Nottingham games were both very windy and chilly games even for CNY baseball players.

The Bucs competed very hard against their competitors, which has them off to a good start of 2-1 record.

The key offensive highlights of the week came from Derek Bivens, Colin Clark, Josh Carney, Alec Kunzwiler, Chris Sullivan, and Leighton Smith. Colin Clark co-leads with four hits and leads the team with five stolen bases and four runs.  The other co-leader for hits is Chris Sullivan with four hits as well.  Leighton Smith and Alec Kunzwiler share the lead of most walks drawn with four each. Josh Carney is the sole leader of home runs as he hit a three-RBI inside-the-park shot against Henninger-Nottingham.

The key pitching of the week came from Josh Carney, Alec Kunzwiler, Leighton Smith, and Chris Sullivan.  Both Kunzwiler and Smith have the victories so far and Carney has the only save. Chris Sullivan has provided the Bucs with some extra assistance as he pitched in both wins this year.

Jayvee Girls’ Lax Win

The jayvee girls’ lacrosse team began its season on Saturday with a convincing 14-0 win over host Central Square.

Oswego scored the first goal just 16 seconds into the contest as Allison Hare found an open Hannah Broadwell in front of the Red Hawks goal to put the Bucs ahead 1-0.

From that point on the Bucs dominated possession, giving Central Square very few looks at the Oswego goal.

First half goalie Carrie Yurkon made one save in her 25 minutes of play, while Maddie Whalen did not need to make a save in her 25 minutes in goal.

Scoring for the Bucs were Mallory Gordon and Kelly Gorman with three goals each while Hannah Broadwell and Taylor Montgomery each had two. Brooke Broadwell, Johanna Scruton, Kara Collins and Alexis Dingman had one each while Hare had two assists and Broadwell one.