The Oswego girls volleyball team defeated league rival West Genesee 26-24, 25-23, and 25-20 in a hard fought match. Oswego is now 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall. The team plays home Wednesday versus Corcoran.
In set one, Oswego trailed early because of early serving errors but rallied as the set progressed with Laura NaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s serving in the end helping Oswego to the set one win. Leading the team in the set were Vanessa Sheffield (4 kills), Morgan Lavner (4 kills), and Krisi Stemple (11 assists).
In set two Oswego, started with the early lead and despite a West Genesee comeback won the set. In this set Sheffield took control of the offense with ten kills followed by Lavner (3 kills), Jasmine Davis (3 kills), Cydney Ward (3 kills), and Stemple (17 assists).
In set three, Oswego took the early lead behind the good serving of Naron, Lavner, and Ward. Sheffield added eight more kills and Stemple ten assists.
Coach Ron Ahart, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This was a good test for us after an off performance on the week-end at Johnson City due to illness. The girls showed a great deal of character in the close sets to win the match and Sheffield (22 kills) and Lavner (passing/hitting) lead a strong offensive attack that kept West Genny on defense all night.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Also in earlier league volleyball action, Oswego swept past RFA 25-7, 25-11, and 25-12. In the match Oswego used all their players for a balanced attack. Vanessa Sheffield (6 kills), Jasmine Davis (3 kills, 4 aces), Krisi Stemple (15 assists), and Morgan Lavner lead the attack. Also garnering stats were Kelsey Ross (3 kills, 5 aces), Maggie Mooney (3 aces, 8 assists), Katelyn Stevens ( 4kills), Cydney Ward ((5 kills), Lauren Corradino (2 kills, 4 aces), Laura Naron, and Mary Montagnola (6 digs).
Girls Jayvee Tennis Action
The jayvee tennis team won 7-0 over Nottingham and lost by an identical score to formidable Fayetteville-Manlius.
Against Nottingham Casey Caroccio won 6-0, 6-1 while Emily Rumrill and Hayley Adams won by forfeit.
In doubles action Alyssa Davis and Joanna leFevre won 6-2, 6-0, Christina Dehm and Katelyn Gurney won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, Alison Yule and Sierra Adams won 6-0, 6-0 and Hannah Allen and Caty Darling won 6-0, 6-0.
Against FM, Caroccio lost 6-0, 6-1 while Rumrill fell 6-0, 6-3 and Adams fell 6-3, 6-1.
Davis and LeFevre lost 6-0, 6-1 while Dehm and Gurney lost 6-3, 6-1. Yule and Adams fell 6-3, 6-1 and Allen and Darling lost 6-2, 6-3.
Jayvee Volleyball Action
Oswego jayvee girls split in recent action winning 25-11 and 25-11 over Rome Free and losing 20-25, 25-20, 25-11 to West Genesee.
Coach Ted Beers said, “We played a good game against RFA as we set the tone early and played good pass, set and kill. Rebecca Martin set the pace for us with some kills and the girls took control of the floor early. Everyone contributed to the win.”
Emily Barlow had three kills, Tayler Bowman an ace and kill, Catherine Clancy seven aces and two assists, Alexa Healy threeaces and four assists, Rebecca martin two kills and an assist, Allison McPherson a kill, Carlie Morley two aces, Mackenzie Oatman three kills and an ace, Cortnie Purce one kill and six aces and Sarah Stoebner an ace.
Against West Genny the bucs played well. Coach Beers noted, “We played a hard fought first set, but we let a couple of mistakes get to us. The second set we tightened up on our basics and played the game we needed to in order to win. The third set we got pushed back on our heels and made some mistakes that cost us in the long run.”
Continuing he said, “Rebecca Martin stepped up big for us tonight with four point blocks and made life for West Genny hitters tough. Also coming up big was Emily Barlow, she was hitting the balls hard and served excellent. Alexa Healy set a good game and served well also.”
Statwise Bowman had a dig, Clancy an ace and four assists, McPherson two kills and an ace, Morley three kills and an ace, Oatman two kills, Purce an assist and point block and Stoebner four aces.
Buc Football Victory
The Bucs captured their first football win of the 2009 season with a 26-13 win over Nottingham on Friday night at Joe Wilber Field
Senior Damian Williams rushed 29 times for 213 yards and two touchdowns , and picked off two passes, to give the spark the Bucs needed.
It was a 7-7 count at the end of the first quarter with the Bucs getting a 29 yard run to the end zone and Steve Dahar kicking for the extra point
Oswego then scored 19 second quarter points as Ryan Jock took the ball to the end zone for a nine yard TD pass connection from quarterback Mike Brown which was followed by another Dahar kick.Ã‚Â Mike Brown punched it in from the one for the third Oswego TD of the night and then Williams completed the Oswego scoring with a nine yard run.
Boys Soccer Blanks Henninger
The Oswego varsity boys soccer team improved itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s record to 3-1 on the season with a 2-0 defeat of visiting Henninger on Friday afternoon.
While the Bucs held a large advantage in possession in the first half of the game they were unable to finish any of their chances. In the second half the Bucs took just over one minute to get on the score board. Ryan Ramsey cut a ball inside a Henninger defender and took a shot that hit the near post. Ricky Wallace cut across the goal and was in the right spot at the right time to put the rebound into the back of the net make the score 1-0. Just five minutes later Stephen Auyer raced in on Henninger goalie Rick Kline and unleashed a shot that beat the keeper to provide the Bucs with their final margin of victory. For the remainder of the game the Bucs continued to dominate the Black Knights but again could not find the back of the net.
Coach Don Fronk said, “We did a nice job of controlling the flow of this game with our possession of the ball. We just had a tough time finishing opportunities today, fortunately the ones we did finish were enough to win this game. As has been the trend this season our defense was solid in the back and Matt Skinner made saves when called upon.”
OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next game is Tuesday at CNS at 6:30pm.
Robinson Leads Cross Country
Sophomore Mackenzie Robinson, turned in an outstanding performance for the Oswego girls cross country team , at the recent Chittenango Invitational. Robinson ran a fast course best time of 21:04, to place first for Oswego and 13th overall in a very large field. The invitational took place over the challenging Jamesville Beach County Course, site of this fall’s Section 3 Championships.
Taylor Giglio finshed second for the Lady Bucs followed by Alexis Gillard, Bridgette Auyer, Brittany Ross, and Michelle Champagne.
Sophomore Mikayla Place was Oswego’s first finisher in the Varsity 2 race, placing 16th overall in a time of 24:54. MaryCatherine Rice came in second for Oswego followed by Kaela Shafer, Rachel Demling, and Danielle Posillipo.
The Lady Bucs will return to action Wednesday, traveling to East Middle School in Auburn, for a CNYCL league matchup, against the host Lady Maroon, wuth the first race scheduled to get unjderway at 4:30 p.m.
Boys Finish 13th
The Oswego boys varsity cross country team finished thirteenth in a field of eighteen while the jayvee squad came home ninth in the Chittenango Invitational on Saturday
Zach McQuaid, Colin Morgan and Cody Sivils led the varsity by finishing sixty-first, sixty-third and sixty-ninth. Rounding out the varsity score were Austin DeMott eighty-fourth and Mitchell Rabalais in eighty-eighth place.
The jayvee boys were led by Ben Harrington, running a very good race as he finished in twenty-fifth. Fellow freshmen, Jake Annal and Jimmy Dillon were sixtieth and sixty-first. Andy DiVita, Steve LiVoti and Bill Crist all ran well for the Junior Bucs.
Tie Varsity Girls Soccer Game
The Oswego High School girls varsity soccer team fought to a 1-1 deadlock with Henninger.
The Bucs opened the scoring with 10 minutes to go in the half as Kaitlyn Armstrong fed a ball back to Taylor Phillips, who blasted in a 30 yard shot to put OHS up 1-0. The Bucs controlled the first half by dominating possession, but could not find the back of the net.
The second half play was even as the injury depleted Bucs began to tire. Henninger scored a equalizer with about 15 minutes left in the game, the Henninger player fired a shot that hit the crossbar and the rebound was sent home.
The final 10 minutes of regulation and both 10 minute overtimes were filled with good scoring chances for both teams, but neither team could find the back of the net.
Playing well on the defensive side was Kristin Knight, Sarah Skinner, Mackenzie Dunsmoor. The midfield was controlled by Kaitlyn Armstong, Katherine Michaud, and Taylor Phillips.
The Bucs hope to rebound Tuesday at 6:30 on Turrill street field VS CNS.
Jayvee Volleyball Boys in Action
The jayvee boys volleyball team won its first match of the season 2-1 over Fayetteville-Manlius. The Bucs lost the first game 22-25, but rallied for victories of 25-22 and 25-21.
Coach Jacob Ottman said, “Although we came out flatfooted and lacking energy in the first game, the boys really stepped up in the second game and every sub was able to get playing time. With Brennan Richardson playing librero and making some spectacular saves and Connor Riley in middle who took control of the net with attacks and blocks, we decisively took the third game to win our first match of the year.”
Jayvee Girls Volleyball
Coach Ted Beer said,Ã¢â‚¬Å“We played a pretty talented Liverpool squad. Our first set was a tough one.We struggled with communicating to one another on the floor early which resulted in us losing the first set 26-24. The girls played well, and the second set went better for us as we had good net presence and good serving, The third set though was not us, again our greatest bump is our lack of communication on the floor. I think that once our girls get over that bump in the road of not talking more on the court we are going to be a very competitive team. We lost 26-24 in the first set, won the second set 26-24 and lost the third set 25-13. We had great setting tonight from Alexa Healy, who helped pace the offense, kills tonight were spread out which is something I like to see. All in all as the season is still young yet we continue to make strides.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Emily Barlow, Carlie Morley and Mackenzie King had a kill while Catherine Clancy had four assists. Alexa Healy finished with three asissts while Rebecca Martin account for some aces. Allison McPherson also had two kills. Mackenzie Oatman had a kill and two aces while Cortnie Purce had two kills and an assist. Sarah Stoebner finished with three aces.