Tonawanda News — staff reports
Lockport finished the night as the overall winners with 296.50 points, with Lady Lion swimmers finishing among the top three spots, if not in first place, in several events at the Niagara Frontier League Meet hosted by Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Among the events won by Lockport swimmers was the 200-yard freestyle A Final, which Elizabeth Connolly finished with a time of 1:57.30. Teammate Lauren Isherwood won the B Final in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:28.41. Katie Pollock finished first in the A Final of the 50-yard freestyle as well as the A Final of the 100-yard freestyle.
The host Lady Falcons posed the only close challenge to Lockport in overall points, finishing second at 284.50 points. Katie Wagoner, Bridgette Ehrmann, Santana Sawma and Sally Rozumalski combined to win the A Final of the 200-yard Medley Relay for Niagara-Wheatfield, finishing at 1:56.17, just over two seconds ahead of second place Lew-Port.
Kenmore West finished third overall with 216 points. Among that school’s winners was Julia Sagasta, who won the A Final of the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:14.12, ten seconds ahead of her nearest competitor, Lockport’s Kristina Connolly. Sagasta also finished first in the A Final of the 500-yard freestyle.
Jenna Rice won the A Final of the 100-yard Butterfly for Ken West, while Jenna Rice won the 100-yard Backstroke.
Rounding out the rest of the competitors, in order of overall finish, were Lew-Port, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, North Tonawanda and Kenmore East.
Class A-1 Semifinals (at Hamburg)1-Grand Island 4, 4-Ken East 3, PK
After erasing a 3-1 deficit in regulation, Grand Island completed its comeback win with penalty kicks after overtime could not break a 3-3 deadlock. Brian Ailinger’s successful penalty kick proved to be the game winner for the Vikings, who will face Williamsville East next Wednesday at Hamburg High School.
Class B Quarterfinals2-Wilson 1, 7-Newfane 0
Freshman Emily Patterson scored the game’s only goal in the 25th minute, while Katlynne Tubo made nine saves for her 10th shutout of the season in Wilson’s 1-0 win over Newfane in their Class B quarterfinal matchup.
Angela Goodman, Gina Godwin and Kaylee Stoelting played strong defense to help preserve the shutout. Wilson (16-0-2) will face Tonawanda next Tuesday at Amherst High School at 6 p.m.
Lancaster 3, Grand Island 2
Jay Baumann led Lancaster in its five-set victory over the Vikings with 20 kills and 15 digs. Jake Alessi had 20 digs.
Class A Pre-Quarterfinals10-Hamburg 3, 7-Grand Island 0
The Vikings finished their season at 6-11 overall (6-8 NFL) as Hamburg upset Grand Island in three sets, 25-23, 25-18, 25-14. Lindsay Proctor had 19 digs and four kills for Grand Island while teammate Leah Giles added 14 digs.
Class B Pre-Quarterfinals8-Starpoint 3, 9-East Aurora 0
Hattie Lasal had 18 assists while Jenna Faulkner had seven kills and six aces in the Spartans’ win over East Aurora in straight sets.
Albion 3, 15-Lew-Port 0
Sara Millspaugh had nine kills and an ace to lead Albion as they swept the Lancers.
MMAAMt. Mercy 3, Niagara Catholic 0
The Patriots fell in three sets, 25-9, 25-8, 25-8. Niagara Catholic senior Tylerlynn Langer had two kills, one dig and three assists. Fellow senior Samantha Galbo had 10 digs and one assist, while Stephanie Male added once ace, three kills and one assist. The Patriots finish their season 0-16 in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association and 2-19 overall.
Mt. St. Mary’s 3, O’Hara 0
Gabby Vona had five kills for the winners.