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Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019: Frewsburg girls win 10-round shootout, reach states

   Leading off today: Penalty-kick shootouts are used to avoid having soccer games go on indefinitely. Of course, there's nothing to prevent the penalty kicks from going on forever either.

   Frewsburg and Westfield/Brocton started getting into that territory Saturday in the Section 6 girls Class C final before Amanda Dilts took matters into her own hand.

   Dilts drilled a penalty kick into the top corner in the 10th round of a shootout to eliminate third-seeded Westfield/Brocton and send the fifth-seeded Bears into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association quarterfinals next weekend.    "I never thought it would come down to me," Tilts said.

   The teams went scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime. Both sides went 5-for-5 to complete the first phase of penalty kicks, setting the remainder of the match up as sudden death.

   Goalies Madison Voty of Frewsburg and Angel Busch of the Wolverines matched saves in the seventh round. Westfield/Brocton's ninth shooter fired wide, but the Bears missed the opportunity to advance when their attempt hit the crossbar.

   Westfield/Brocton's next shooter missed high, setting the stage for Dilts, a four-year varsity player with one goal on the season and two in her career.

   "She has just been amazing all year long," Frewsburg coach Scott Stone said. "She's done everything we've asked of her. She's played amazing soccer from Day 1 and she's become a leader, always supporting the girls. She was the one on the bench after every overtime getting the girls together just to say, 'Keep fighting.'"

   Vestal ... again: Emilia Cappellett scored on a breakaway with 4:23 left in the first overtime Vestal went on to a 1-0 victory over host Maine-Endwell in the Section 4 girls Class A, giving the Bears their 10th consecutive championship.

   Vestal goalie Emerson Wong posted the shutout in the rubber match between the sides. The teams had split a pair of regular-season contests and are frequent opponents in the postseason.

   "This was a different vibe this year," Cappellett said. "I think we lost 10 seniors last year and a lot of them were Division I athletes. We went to the final four last year and it was very hard to adjust and I just knew for a lot of us -- there are 10 of us graduating again -- I just knew we wanted to put everything we had into it. We did and I couldn't be happier."

   In addition to losing the large senior class, Vestal experienced a coaching change as Gina Baldwin took over for Bill Stepanovsky.

   Hamburg strikes early: Senior captain Laura Bogner drilled home a 30-yard direct kick 90 seconds into the game to start Hamburg on its way to a 3-0 win over North Tonawanda for the Section 6 Class A-1 title, the program's first crown since 1992.

   Bogner scored again on a direct kick from nearly the same spot 10 minutes later as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead.


   "It was a long time coming," coach Tom Zugger said. "They played so well together today. They really, really wanted this win. I don't think we've never been more ready to play a game then we were today."

   The Bulldogs will play A-2 champion Grand Island for the overall Class A championship and a place in the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals.

   F-M stays on schedule: Fayetteville-Manlius may have overachieved a year ago in beating favored Baldwinsville for the Section 3 girls Class AA title, but expectations are higher this time around and the Hornets continue to meet them.

   F-M defeated West Genesee 3-0 to complete its successful defense and improve to 17-1. Hannah Knych scored in the 32nd minute to break a scoreless tie.

   "It took a while to develop, but they believe in this program and care about themselves," said coach Brent Ostrander.

    • Spencerport, a Class A semifinalist after back-to-back NYSPHSAA championships, is in the mix again. The Rangers downed Pittsford Mendon 2-0 for their fourth straight Section 5 title.


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  •    One year after graduating 12 seniors, the Rangers got all the offense they needed when Sabrina Trapani connected on a free kick with 12 minutes remaining in the first half. Bre DeHond converted on a corner kick seven minutes later, and Cat Wall posted her third shutout in four games.

       St. A's doubles down: The St. Anthony's girls kept alive their quest for a third straight CHSAA girls soccer championship by blanking Kellenberg 1-0 for the league title. The Friars will play Holy Trinity Saturday in the state semifinals.

       Olivia Perez scored off an assist from Nicole Gordon with 12:40 remaining in regulation for the lone goal.

       Meanwhile, the St. Anthony's boys overcame a one-goal deficit midway through the second half to edge Kellenberg 2-1 on Dalton Dancy's overtime tally and pick up their first championship in five years..

       Jack Donahue scored the game-tying goal for the Friars, who upset top-seeded Chaminade in the semifinals after being eliminated by the Flyers four consecutive seasons.

       J-D boys cap tough run: Jamesville-DeWitt won the Section 3 boys Class A championship by beating the top three seeds. The Red Rams completed the run with a 2-1 win in overtime over PSLA at Fowler.

       Patrick David scored 2:50 into overtime. The Falcons had downed J-D by scores of 1-0 and 3-2 during the regular season.

       A Schuylerville first: Schuylerville's first Section 2 boys soccer championship came at the expense of one the section's most consistent programs.

       The sixth-seeded Black Horses avenged an overtime loss in the 2018 semifinals to Ichabod Crane by beating the Riders 2-1 in the Class B championship match. The Riders were appearing in their ninth final in 10 years.

       Ian Winchell gave Schuylerville the lead with a blast to the far-right corner of the net in the sixth minute, and Zach Saddlemire made it 2-0 with 13:15 left.

       Field hockey: Top-seeded Lakeland earned its 11th straight Section 1 Class B crown with a 4-0 win over Somers. Keirra Ettere connected for the first two goals.

       Lakeland returns to the NYSPHSAA tournament after seeing its state championship winning streak end at 10 in last year's final.

        • Carle Place made it seven Section 8 Class C championships in a row by downing Oyster Bay 4-0.

       Emiline Biggin recorded a hat trick and assisted on the other goal.

       Moonlighting: Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey coach Daniel Jones was called upon to serve as an emergency backup goalie for the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL team's home game against Bridgeport on Friday night.

       Jones was needed because the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Crunch goalie Louis Domingue to the New Jersey Devils. With Mike Condon injured, the Crunch needed a backup goalie. Team COO Jim Sarosy contacted Jones, who played college hockey for SUNY Oswego, and signed him to an amateur tryout.

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