SPORTS RECAP: Week of 11-1-23

Nov 03, 2023 at 03:28 pm by Observer-Review

Watkins Glen
Girls Soccer
The Watkins Glen girls soccer team repeated as the sectional champions in Class C during a game against Trumansburg, Friday, Oct. 27. The Lake Hawks won 1-0 with Ava Kelly scoring the goal. Goalie Lilly Ameigh made five saves during the game.
"It was a close game, but we managed to hang on against a very talented Trumansburg team," said Coach Scott Morse. "I thought it was a great performance by our team. We controlled much of the game but struggled to find the net. That happens sometimes, but our defense and goalkeeper played terrific and didn’t give up a goal. Ava Kelly made a phenomenal move to get to the net and score that first-half goal. Skye Honrath played really tough through some intense double teams and physical defense. She kept the pressure on and, though didn’t get one to go, was very strong in the attack."
Morse added, "Briana Hatch was really good in the midfield and Olivia VanSkiver doesn’t get enough credit for her play. Both of them played great tonight. Brenna Pierce was all over the field and made a huge impact on the game. Different teams call for different matchups, but every player on this team works hard every day and helps us win these games. I couldn’t be prouder of the girls. It’s so hard to win a sectional title, but to win in back-to-back seasons is really special. They set this as a team goal early in the year, and to watch them work so hard for it all season, and reach that goal was really great. Now we will have to get to work and prepare for the regionals next Saturday."
To reach the final game, Watkins Glen beat Southern Cayuga, 7-1, Wednesday, Oct. 25. Skye Honrath posted three goals, Sasha Honrath had two goals and one assist, while Ava Kelly added a goal and an assist. Michaela Wheaton had the final goal for the team and also an assist. Also recording assists were Molly O’Connell-Campbell and Olivia VanSkiver. Ameigh made three saves in the goal.

Schuyler Storm
The Schuyler Storm football team defeated Susquehanna Valley, 38-14, Friday, Oct. 27.
Leading rushers were Bradley Gillis with 17 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Willett recorded 12 runs for 105 yards. Nick D'Alleva added six carries for 29 yards and Gavin Lohmeyer had four for six yards and a touchdown.
Lohmeyer was 5-for-8 passing with 141 yards and two touchdowns.
Alex Holmes made three catches in the game for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Brady Cannon added two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown and also had a 99-yard interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Cross Country
The Watkins Glen cross country team competed at the IAC championship, Wednesday, Oct. 25. Johnny VanScoyk was fifth, Aidan Maphis 16th and Isaac Hendrickson 18th, overall.

The Dundee-Bradford volleyball team won a quarterfinal game in sectionals, Friday, Oct. 27. The team defeated Arkport-Canaseraga in four games, 25-23, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-19.
Mikayla Schoffner posted 14 kills and two aces. McKenna Miller had eight kills and one ace. Addie Kendall recorded three kills and four aces, while Hannah Herrick added 21 assists.
The BraveScots will move on to the semi-finals, Tuesday, Oct. 31 for a Halloween sectional game.

Cross Country
The Dundee-Bradford cross country team competed at the Wayne-Finger Lakes Championship, Saturday, Oct. 28. For the boys, Devon Grandall was 109th. Braedyn Fisher finished 110th and Aidan Ryan was 119th.
In the girls race, Cheyanne Grandall took 43rd and Marley Duffy was 62nd.

Penn Yan
Cross Country
The Penn Yan cross country team participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Championship, Saturday, Oct. 28.
James Tette led the boys race with a first-place finish in 15:56. Anthony Wheeler took 22nd and Finn Tette was 37th.
For the girls, Ameina Samultalski was 11th overall, Eva Smith took 25th and Madison Bishop was 87th.
Taking All League honors were Tette in first, Wheeler third, Samultalski second and  Smith third.

The Penn Yan volleyball team ended their season facing Hornell in sectionals, Saturday, Oct. 28. The match went to four games.
The volleyball team opened sectionals with a win over Wayland-Cohocton, 3-0, Thursday, Oct. 26. Ilyssa Knickerbocker had one ace, six kills and two digs. Hailey Trank posted nine aces, two kills, 19 assists and two digs. Kaeden Dailey added five aces, eight kills and one dig.

Penn Yan-Dundee Football
The Penn Yan-Dundee football team ended the season with a sectional loss to LeRoy, 33-22, Friday, Oct. 27.

The Hammondsport volleyball team fell in a pre-quarterfinal sectional match against Houghton Academy, Wednesday, Oct. 25. The match was lost, 3-0.

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