Oswego sports teams were active during the past weekend as the swimmers chalked up a victory,Swimmers Edge Out Mexico
Oswego traveled to Mexico on Friday evening to face a determined swim team.
Mexico put up a fight throughout the whole meet and was never out of it, but Oswego won 98-87.
The Lady Bucs won eight out of a possible twelve events, but Mexico was within striking distance going into the last relay. Oswego held on and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of senior captain Iveliz Lopez, and juniors Mara Parker, Haley Annal, and Michaela Auer won the event in a time of 4:02.57.
Coach Josh Lerch said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oswego was successful because of the balanced team effort that was put forth tonight, but there were some notable swims worth mentioning in addition to that.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Senior captain Iveliz Lopez swam a lifetime best in the 200 yard freestyle, coming in at 2:10.07. She also swam her fastest time this season to win the 100 yard freestyle. Sophomore Michaela Kearns swam lifetime bests in the 50 yard freestyle (30.72) and the 500 yard freestyle (6:25.22). Eight graders Carrie Gilbert (129.7) and Hailey Ihlow (110.00) had their highest scoring diving meet ever.
Junior Haley Annal swam her fastest in-season time in the 100 yard butterfly (1:07.44) to capture first place. Junior Meredith Moshier swam her best in-season time ever in the 100 yard freestyle (1:04.09). Junior Mara Parker managed to win the shortest event as well as the longest event at the meet, coming in at 26.69 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle and 5:44.78 in the 500 yard freestyle.
Eighth grade independent swimmer Breann Burns from Pulaski turned in the top time in the 100 yard backstroke (1:05.6). Senior captain Sarah Miller put up some great numbers while sprinting, and winning the 100 yard breaststroke as well.
Coach Lerch said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“When these two teams get together, some great things happen. Many of the girls know each other. Some of them are even teammates in the offseason on the Oswego Laker Swim Club. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very refreshing to see girls from opposing teams welcome the challenge that some teams bring to their pool, with open arms. Every time that there was close race tonight, girls from both teams really stepped up their games.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Oswego welcomes F-M to their pool this coming Wednesday night where they look forward to facing some new challenges.
Whitesboro Blanks Varsity Buc Gridders
Oswego lost a 48-0 decision to Whitesboro on Friday night on the victors field. The loss dropped the Bucs to 1-3 on the season.
The Bucs head to Watertown this Friday night for a 7 p.m. kick off.
Boys Volleyball Falls
Oswego varsity fell to Cicero-North Syracuse 3-0 as the Bucs lost 25-14, 25-16 and 25-13.
Rich Carpentier had six kills for the Bucs while Ryan Patrick had 15 assists, Ian Van Wert four kills, Joe Brown a kill, Tom Drumm a kill, Cooper Harse one block, Tom Ruggio a kill, Anthony Samson two kills, Elliot Singleton a kill and Mike Thompson one kill.
Buc Boys Vie at Baldwinsville Invitational
In a tough field, many teams being state ranked, the OHS cross country team had many personal best times over a fast course as the squad finished 15th out of 16 teams.
Colin Morgan broke 18 minutes for a personal best. Shane Demo returned to action and ran a season best 18:25 over the three mile course. Zach McQuaid, Cody Sivils, Austin DeMott and Mitchell Rabalais all ran their fastest times of the year.
The jayvee boys were led by Jake Annal and Jimmy Dillon as they finished a mere four seconds apart. Andy DiVita dropped his best time by almost two minutes. Steve LiVoti ran a long 3 miles finishing next for the Junior Bucs and Bill Crist ran his best time of the season
Gymnastics Falls to Marcellus
Oswego lacks depth this year as the squad lost to Marcellus 98.6-27.3 in the second meet of the year.
Varsity Tennis Blanked
Oswego girls battled on the tennis court, but lost 7-0 to West Genesee. Dominque Canale went three sets before losing to Anisha Shetty 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 while Lindsay Rose, at second singles, lost to Maranda Dowling 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. The third singles Chelsea Geroux lost to Christine Flacks 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 in an marathon battle.
Jayvee Tennis Wins
It was a 5-2 victory for the Oswego girls jayvee tennis team.
The Bucs swept the singles as Casey Caroccio won 8-3, Emily Rumrill 8-5 and Hayley Adams 9-8.
In doubles action the second doubles team of Christina Dehm and Katelyn Gurney won 8-3 and the duo of Alison Yule and Sierra Adams won 8-2.
First doubles of Joanna LeFevre and Alyssa Davis lost 8-3 while the fourth doubles team of Hannah Allen and Caty Darling fell 8-3.
Girls Jayvee Volleyball Wins
It was a two game sweep for the Lady Buc jayvee volleyball team with wins of 25-13 and 25-7 against the invading Corcoran Cougars.
Oswego evened it season record at 3-3. Emily Barlow had two aces, Tayler Bowman two digs, Catherine Clancy two assists and Alexa Healy an ace and assist. Courtney Lavere had a kill and an ace while Rebecca Martin had four aces and a blocked point. Allison McPherson had a kill and Carlie Morley added a kill and point block. Mackenzie Oatman had four aces and Cortnie Purce one ace.
Coach Ted Beers said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We played a good game as our serving set the pace and everyone contributed. We still continue to struggle with our communication, but the serving made up for some of our previous mistakes.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Oswego then improved its season record to 4-3 win a win over Central Tech of Syracuse. The Bucs won 25-13, 25-12 and 25-11.
Sarah Stoebner had a kill and two aces while Barlow had a kill, Clancy six aces and two assists and Healy seven aces and five assists. Emily Henderson had two aces while Lavere and Martin each had an ace. McPherson finished with three kills and seven aces while Morley had two kills. Oatman managed a kill and Purce finished with two kills and an ace.
Coach Beers said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The girls played well today. Once again everyone contributed and our serving put the games away for us. It is always nice to have a home game and just watch the team play the way they have been playing lately.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Girls Jayvee Soccer Team Wins
The Oswego jayvee girls soccer won in convincing style 8-0 over Utica Proctor
The Lady Bucs started early with a goal from Liz Babcock, assisted from Christie Hoefer. The Bucs kept possession most of the first half, with two goals from Kayla Sharkey and two from Abbey Henderson, assisting in those goals were Bri Favata, Henderson and Ashley Sharkey. Outside midfielders, Tori Frazier, Andrea Folgherait, Alyssa Ferreira and Ashley Sharkey help to create all of the scoring opportunities.
In the second half with a 5-0 lead Oswego again kept possession and control of the game. Hoefer got the scoring started the second half from an assist from Emily Kolenda. Liz Michaud was able to sneak corner kick past the keeper for the second goal of the half and Favata rounded out the scoring as she was left open in front of the net to get the shot passed the keeper.
According to Coach Steve Cass, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This game allowed us to get our confidence back. We had some close games that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go our way and we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t possess the ball like we should be in the other games. This was defiantly what we needed before for the tough part of our schedule.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Cassie Collins and Mackenzie Palmer came out with their first shutout of the season
Modified Blue Battles
The Oswego modified girls blue soccer team battled Cicero-North Syracuse to a 0-0 deadlock.
Coach Tai Jackson said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The team played really well and went out hard for the entire game. The continued to battle through the two four minute overtimes. We made some positioning adjustments that really worked out well and the girls adjusted. We had a few late scoring opportunities.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Gabe Lombardo played a solid game in the stopper position while Brooke Broadwell and Margo Dillon worked really well with one another.
Mod White Ties
The Oswego girls modified white soccer team also had a 0-0 deadlock with CNS.
Coach Missy Verdoliva said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m impressed with how weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re starting to come together as a team. The team played well and put forth a tremendous effort. We moved the ball forward and attacked as a team which was something we struggled with in our first game of the year against Baldwinsville.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Hannah Fitzgerald, Andrea Ferreira, Shanell Meyers and Nora Culeton led the charge from the forward position and had 11 shots on goal. The defense was paced by Maddy Muckey and Kara Collins while goalie Rachel Purtell came up big for Oswego making 11 including two breakaways.