High School Sports Round-Up: Multiple wins in Penn Yan and Dundee

Gary Pinneo
Matilynne Ponsetti on the mound for the Penn Yan Mustangs.

Softball: Lady Mustangs notch two wins

With the winter-like weather finally waning, the Penn Yan Lady Mustang softball team registered their first two victories of their 2014 campaign.

Penn Yan 9 Pal-Mac 2

On April 9 at their Middle School home diamond, the Orange and Blue downed Pal-Mac 9-2. Mati Ponsetti limited the Raider girls to just four hits, while striking out four to register the win. Becca Bailey paced the Penn Yan offense with a triple and a double. She drove in three runs with her timely hitting.

Penn Yan 12 Midlakes 6

The next afternoon, the Penn Yan squad traveled to Phelps to take on the hometown Midlakes team. The Orange and Blue diamond girls extended their early season winning streak to two with a big 12-6 win over the hosting Eagles. Ashley Walker smacked a triple and a single plating two runs for the victorious Mustangs. Becca Bailey rapped out 3 hits and drove in 2 runs for Penn Yan (2-1).

The Lady Mustangs pack their bags and head south to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this week. They will compete in the Grand Strand Classic during their spring break.


With the weather and conditions finally cooperating, the Dundee Lady Scot softball team finally played a couple of games last week to open up their season.

Honeoye 14 Dundee 11

On April 9 in Honeoye, the Dundee girls dropped a close fought 14-11 decision to their Finger Lakes West foes. Megan Howell delivered three hits for the Yates County visitors. Cara Booth clubbed a big grand slam homerun and a single for the battling Lady Scots. Olivia Taylor delivered a triple for Dundee while Sam Clark added a double when the Scots fell to South Seneca April 10. The Lady Scot early season record fell to 0-2.

Baseball: Mustang Nine impressive in opening week wins

Marty Olmstead's Penn Yan Mustang baseball squad opened their 2014 Finger Lakes East season with two impressive wins over Finger Lakes East opponents.

Penn Yan 17 Midlakes 1

On April 9, the Mustangs romped to a 17-1 opening day win over the Midlakes Screaming Eagles in Phelps. Catcher John Martisch cracked a big two run homer in the first inning to get things going for the Orange and Blue. Derek Sisson contributed a double and two RBIs to the Penn Yan scoring ledger while registering three hits on the afternoon. Shawn Peck and Daan Liederman each added a double to the Penn Yan offensive numbers. The Mustangs ended the contest with 13 hits. Alex McKay tossed the first innings to earn the win. John McKay and Dan Gibson finished up on the mound.

Penn Yan 7 Waterloo 0

The Mustangs returned home Friday to host rival Waterloo on their Elm Street diamond. The result was once again a "W" for the Mustang diamond herd. Lukas Larham tamed the Waterloo tribe with a fantastic four hit, 11 strikeout effort en route to a 7-0 shutout victory. Keying the Orange and Blue offense was Jordan Bush with a double and two RBIs while Derek Sisson added a double and single. Mustang shortstop Eric Riehl added two hits also.

The Mustangs (2-0), fly south to Florida this week for a series of games at the former Dodger training site in Vero Beach. This will be the 13th straight year the PYA baseball team has traveled to Florida over spring break.

Dundee Scots split two games in week #1

The Dundee Scots opened their 2014 baseball campaign with games against two Finger Lakes West opponents last week.

Honeoye 12 Dundee 4

On Wednesday in Honeoye, the Scots dropped 12-4 decision to the Bulldogs from Honeoye. Dundee's Devin Jensen delivered a double and added an RBI for Dundee.

Dundee 13 South Seneca 1

The Scotsmen got back in the win column Thursday with a big 13-1 win over South Seneca at home. For the Scots, Bobby Strait tossed a three hitter and struck out eight to lead the maroon forces to their initial win. Nick Machuga went 2-for-3 for Dundee, scoring three runs and stealing three more. Justin Neu scored two runs and swiped two bags for the Scots. Dundee evened their record at 1-1 with the win.

Boys Lacrosse: Mustangs roll to two more wins

The Penn Yan Mustang boy's lacrosse team improved their early season record to a perfect 4-0 with two more impressive wins last week. The stickmen from Livonia and Carthage rolled into Penn Yan with visions of victory and both limped away with decisive losses.

Penn Yan 19 Livonia 0

Thursday afternoon on the Mustang Field turf, the stampeding Mustangs whitewashed Livonia 19-0. Bradley Voigt netted 5 goals and 6 assists to pace the Orange and Blue attack. Sean Emerson, Rion Davison, and Craig Gerhardt tallied four goals each for Penn Yan. Sam Dirisio and Austin Fingar also added goals. Brandon Maciejewski registered the shutout win in the nets for the Mustangs.

Penn Yan 18 Carthage 4

On Saturday afternoon on Liberty Street almost grass, the Orange and Blue lax forces crushed a talented Carthage team from Section 3 18-4 to improve their record to 4-0. Senior attack Rion Davison had a huge offensive afternoon for the Mustangs, netting six goals. Sam Dirisio scored three goals while Ben Covert, Craig Gerhardt, Sean Emerson, Austin Fingar, and Bradley Voigt added two goals each. Brandon Maciejewski and Gage Ponsetti shared time in the Penn Yan nets, combining for eight saves. The Mustangs head off for their annual trip to West Point over spring break. They will play a very good team from Lakeville/Panas to cap off their trip this week.

Girls Lacrosse: Lady Mustangs win one, lose one

Pal-Mac 8 Penn Yan 7

The Penn Yan Lady Mustang lacrosse team lost their first game of the season, falling to Pal-Mac 8-7 at home April 7. Heather Conklin scored four goals and Peyton Pallar tallied three goals to account for the Penn Yan scoring. Sophomore Jessica Covell played very well in goal for Penn Yan, stopping five shots.

Penn Yan 7 Ithaca 5

The Orange and Blue lady laxers rebounded well on Friday with a huge come from behind 7-5 win over Ithaca High in the hilly city on Cayuga Lake. Trailing 3-1 at the half, the Penn Yan girls rallied for sox goals to gain the ultimate victory. Heather Conklin registered three goals while Courtney Lafler added two goals and one assist to the Penn Yan scorebook. Peyton Pallar and Hannah Christensen also contributed goals in the winning effort. Jessica Covell was once again solid in goal for Penn Yan, making several key stops to preserve the victory.

Boys Tennis: PYA Netsmen split two matches

The Penn Yan Mustang boy's tennis team notched a 4-1 win over Geneva in Penn Yan April 9. The PYA No. 1 doubles team of Dan Ledgerwood and Dan Gleason delivered a win. The No. 2 doubles team of Nate Christensen and Noah Terpolilli also picked up a win. The Mustang scoring was rounded out by singles wins from John Foster and Joe Coriale.

On April 10, the PYA netsmen dropped a 4-1 decision to Newark in that Wayne County village. Nate Christensen and Noah Terpolilli picked up Penn Yan's sole match point with a 6-4,3-6,7-5 win in the # 2 doubles game.

Track: Andersen Shines Again

Penn Yan's Heather Andersen picked three individual wins for the Penn Yan girl's track field team on Tuesday at Marcus Whitman. She registered first place finishes in the 400, 800, and high jump events. Dundee's Noleen Whetham won the 100 and Caitlin Schneck won the discus event. On the boy's side, Penn Yan's Peter Tomlinson came in second place in 400. Dundee's boy's picked up four team wins at the meet, scoring 109 points. Andrew Davis won the 1600 and 3200.

The Penn Yan girl's team record stands at 6-4 in the Wayne Finger Lakes 1 division. The Mustang boy's are 3-7. In the Wayne Finger Lakes West, the Dundee boy's are 8-1, while the Scot girl's team are 4-5.