SPORTS ROUNDUP Sectional victories for soccer and volleyball

John Christensen
The Chronicle Express
PYA’s # 28 Leah Prather works the ball past the Attica defense.

Girls Soccer

Sectionals, Class B2, Oct. 22

#3 Penn Yan 5, #6 Attica 0

PYA’s # 24 Avery Castner defends their goal by booting the ball back up field.

The Penn Yan girls skunked Attica in Round 2 of the B2 Tournament, ending Attica's season at 7-10-1. PY dominated the contest from the start, with Sierra Harrison picking up the match's first two goals by the 15 minute mark. Harrison also added an assist. Maihue Miranda-Wiltberger scored the next goal, adding three assists in the match. Penn Yan's remaining goals came from Morgan Anderson and Rebecca Hayes, while Avery Caster added an assist on Harrison's second goal. Elle Harrison had eight saves for PY. The Mustangs' next opponent is Mynderse (#2) on Oct. 26.

PYA’s # 8 Morgan Andersen passing the ball upfield.
PYA’s # 15 Sierra Harrison kicks the ball into the Attica goal for score number one with 29:28 left in the first period.

Class B2, Oct. 26

#3 Penn Yan 3, #2 Mynderse 1

The Mustangs and the Devils met up in Newark for the B2 Semifinals, with Penn Yan coming out the victor and finalizing Mynderse' season at 10-7-1. PY led things off with a goal from Irelynd Densmore six minutes in, assisted by Morgan Anderson. Anderson scored the next point at the 11-minute mark with an assist from Sierra Harrison and the game went into the half 2-0 for the Mustangs. Mynderse closed the gap with a second period goal from Madelyn Verkey, but a third point for PY from Rebecca Hayes with an assist from Densmore sealed the deal, sending Penn Yan to the Class B2 Finals against #1 Haverling on Oct. 29. Elle Harrison had six saves for Penn Yan in the match, while Devil's goalkeeper Lauren McDermott had five. 

Class C1, Oct. 22

#6 Addison 2, #3 Marcus Whitman 1

The in Class C1 Semifinals, Addison toppled Whitman in a 2-1 overtime win. Addison's Sadie Strauss drew first blood, scoring in the first minute of play with an assist from Kerrigan Driskell. Whitman was able to tie it up in the second period thanks to Aurora Woodworth, with the teams battling into a short-lived OT, Kerrigan scoring a first-minute goal with an assist from Jillian Ames. Whitman finished out the season as the top-ranked team in the Finger Lakes League during the regular season with a record of 14-4. Addison moved on to face and fall to Geneseo, who moves on to face an undefeated (19-0) Warsaw in the C1 Finals.

Boys Soccer

Sectionals, Class B2, Oct. 23

#2 Penn Yan 1, #7 North Rose-Wolcott 0 (OT)

The Mustangs and the Cougars battled to a standstill in regulation, with Penn Yan coming out the winner thanks to a deciding overtime goal by Zack Townley. It was PY goalie Thomas Barden's eight shutout of the season. The loss ends North Rose's season at 8-7-2. PY moved on to face #6 Wayland-Cohocton in the Semifinals on Oct. 27.

Oct. 27

#6 Wayland-Cohocton 1, #2 Penn Yan 0

Way-Co beat the odds to take down Penn Yan in the Class B2 Semifinals. The winning goal came halfway through the second period, scored by Way-Co's Mike Gammell assisted by Titan Rocha, with PY unable to tie it up by the final horn. It was a hard-fought game, with both teams sending ten shots towards the net. PY goalie Thomas Barden had eight blocks. Penn Yan finished out the season as one of the most dominant teams in the FL East with an overall record of 13-4-1, including eight games where they kept their opponents from scoring a single goal and four that the Mustangs won by five or more points. "We had a great season," commented Mustangs head coach Jason Hassos. Way-Co moves on to the B2 Finals, where they face the #1 ranked Haverling Rams.

Class C2, Oct. 23

#2 Dundee/Bradford 3, #7 Campbell-Savona 2

Entering the Class C2 Sectional Tournament at the #2 seed in the Quarterfinals, Dundee/Bradford defeated #7 Campbell-Savona, ending the Panthers' season at 8-8. Campbell-Savona pushed past Cuba-Rushford in the first round, with CR starting the tourney at the #10 spot. Aiden Monell opened the scoring in the first period off a corner kick that Logan Ayers sent into the box. Aiden Webster added another goal for the BraveScots off of a direct kick from Jacopo Paniga. Campbell tied the game up in the second half with 18 minutes to go. Logan Ayers scored the winning goal with a penalty kick. Dundee/Bradford goalie Tyler Spina had four saves. D/B's opponent in the Semifinals will be the #6 seed, Kendall. 

Class C2, Oct. 27

#6 Kendall 1, #2 Dundee/Bradford 0

After two rounds of regulation and two rounds of overtime, Kendall was finally able to overcome Dundee/Bradford, earning the right to move on to the Class C2 Finals against #1 seed Keshequa. The match between Kendall and the BraveScots was a battle, with neither team able to take the lead through a match that nearly doubled in time. The deciding goal was scored by Kendall's Louis Conte off an assist from Zach Barret. Dundee/Bradford finishes the season as one of the top teams in the Finger Lakes West at 10-4-1. 

Girls Volleyball

Oct. 21

Midlakes 3, Penn Yan 0

Penn Yan fell to Midlakes in the last match of the regular season in three sets that were 25-16, 25-23 and 25-16 for Midlakes. For Midlakes, Kianna Naval had 12 kills and ten digs, Kayla Nurse had nine kills and Hanna Godkin added 27 assists. On PY's side, Lexie Parsons had four kills and seven digs, while Lauren Schilling had eight digs. Penn Yan's record after the loss was 6-6 in the Finger Lakes East and 9-11 overall. The Mustangs enter Sectionals as the #6 seed in the Class C Tournament, facing Haverling (#11) in the Pre-Quarterfinals.

Oct. 22

Dundee/Bradford 3, South Seneca 2

The BraveScots beat South Seneca in a close five-game match, finishing out the regular season at 5-4 in the Finger Lakes West and 8-9 overall. The match's scores ran 16-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-18 in favor of D/B. The BraveScots got the #5 seed in the Class D2 Sectional Tournament, with their first match versus Cuba-Rushford (#12) on Oct. 27.

Sectionals, Class C, Oct. 27

#6 Penn Yan 3, #11 Haverling 0

In a three-set contest for the second round in the Class C tourney, Penn Yan came out on top with scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14, ending Haverling's season at 8-9. The Mustangs next opponent will be World of Inquiry (#3) on Oct. 29. 

Class D2, Oct. 27

#5 Dundee/Bradford 3, #12 Cuba-Rushford 0

Dundee/Bradford beat out Cuba-Rushford in the Pre-Quarterfinals of the D2 tourney, playing three sets that came out 25-8, 31-29, and 25-10 for the BraveScots. D/B now moves on to the Quarterfinals against Bolivar-Richburg (#4) on Friday night at 6 p.m. Standouts for the BraveScots included Mikayla Schoffner with nine aces and six kills, Lily Hall with 13 assists and four kills, Carlie Baker four aces, four kills and a block and Tianna Strickland with four aces. 


Oct. 22

East Rochester/Gananda 41, Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield 6

ER/Gananda demolished the Wildcats, holding Whitman/Bloomfield to a single TD and no extra points. MWB sat at 3-4 for the season after the loss, while ER/Gananda remained undefeated. 

PYA/DCS’ # 4 Kaden Labar, # 3 Jon Bell and #80 Caden Dagnesi gang tackle the Leroy rusher.

Oct. 23

Le Roy 14, Penn Yan/Dundee 7

The Scottish Mustangs lost by a touchdown on a chilly morning at home against Le Roy, dropping to 4-3 this fall. Le Roy was 7-1, with their only loss this season to the undefeated ER/Gananda. 

PYA/DCS’ # 4 Kaden Labar rushes for yardage.
PYA/DCS’ Quarterback #7 Carter Earl sends a pass to # 6 Anthony Druker for considerable yardage.
PYA/DCS’ # 6 Anthony Druker runs into the end zone after catching a pass, making the score PYA/DCS 6, Leroy 7 with 11:11 left in the 2nd quarter.
PYA/DCS’ #41 Owen Bishop kicks an extra point to make it a tie game at 7.

Boys Cross Country

Marion Invitational Oct. 23

Drew Reigelsperger of Bloomfield/Naples was the winner in 16:45 and Victor’s Timothy Sumarsono was second (16:40). Tim Hansen of Marcus Whitman finished 39th (18:45).

PYA/DCS’ # 3 Jon Bell and # 20 Ashtian Dunning knock Leroy’s # 22 out of bounds one foot before the goal line.
PYA/DCS’ # 6 Anthony Druker catches a QB pass, then turns up field and scores their first TD of the game.
PYA/DCS’ # 20 Ashtian Dunning catching a pass.