Penn Yan boys lacrosse, Scots softball notch wins
The Penn Yan Academy boys lacrosse team continued their successful march toward tournament time with three more solid wins last week. The Orange and Blue picked up wins over two Rochester teams and a talented Clarence squad from the Buffalo area. As usual, the Mustangs featured a potent scoring attack and solid goal tending to nail down their victories. The trio of wins last week improved Penn Yan’s record to 8-1.
Penn Yan 15 McQuaid 0
On Tuesday at home, Penn Yan routed McQuaid 15-0. Rion Davison led the Mustang scoring charge with 3 goals and 2 assists. Austin Fingar added 2 goals and 2 assists, while Sam Dirisio contributed 2 goals and 1 assist. Rounding out the Penn Yan scoring sheet was Bryce Moravec (1 goal/1 assist), Ben Covert (1 goal), Riley Marsh (1 goal), and Sean Emerson (3 assists). Brandon Maciejewski and Gage Ponsetti teamed up in goal to whitewash their Monroe County guests. They made 7 saves to ensure the shutout.
Penn Yan 12 Webster-Schroeder 4
The Mustangs hit the road on Thursday to take Webster-Schroeder in Rochester. Penn Yan used a powerful second half to secure a 12-4 win over Schroeder. Bradley Voigt dominated the afternoon’s Mustang scoring barrage with 6 goals and 3 assists. Sean Emerson added 3 goals and 2 assists, Rion Davison, Bryce Moravec, and Ben Covert also tallied goals. Austin Fingar added 2 assists. Brandon Maciejewski stopped 12 shots in the nets, while teammate Gage Ponsetti picked up 2 saves.
Penn Yan 12 Clarence 10
Saturday saw the Orange and Blue laxers journey up the thruway to take on a very talented Clarence team from Section VI. The game was played at Genesee Community College near Batavia. In a physical match, Penn Yan defeated Clarence for the second straight year 12-10. This hard fought, see-saw game featured a strong second half comeback by the Mustangs. Once again, Bradley Voigt led the way offensively for the Orange and Blue. The talented senior netted 5 goals and 3 assists in the win. Rion Davison contributed 3 goals and 2 assists to the effort, while Austin Fingar added 2 goals. Sean Emerson, and Shane Bloom also tallied goals, while Andrew Perl picked up an assist. Brandon Maciejewski picked up the win in goal making 5 saves.
Patty Queener’s Mustang girls lacrosse team continued their quest for another Finger Lakes title with a couple of games last week.
Penn Yan 22 Mynderse 2
In Seneca Falls April 22, the Mustangs routed Mynderse 22-2. The Orange and Blue dominated this game from start to finish. Peyton Pallar recorded 5 goals and 2 assists to pace the Mustang’s scoring efforts. Brienna Yonge added 4 goals and 1 assist. Heather Conklin and Heather Lee contributed 2 goals and 1 assist each. Rounding out the Penn Yan scoring was Renee Burt, Danielle Chidsey, Mia Covell, Hannah Keech, Brittany Payne, and Brenna Voigt with 1 goal each. Jessica Covell stopped 4 Blue Devil shots to ensure the win.
Waterloo 10 Penn Yan 2
The Penn Yan girls once again traveled to Seneca County April 24 to take on Waterloo in a game with first place on the line in the Finger Lakes League standings. This time, Penn Yan came up short on the scoreboard. Waterloo defeated the Mustangs 10-2. Peyton Pallar and Mia Covell picked up the Penn Yan goals. Jessica Covell made 11 saves in the nets for the Mustangs. With the regular season marching toward the finish line, Penn Yan’s record stands at 4 -2 in the league and 5-2 overall.
The Penn Yan Mustang baseball team returned from their successful Florida trip and prepared to turn their efforts toward a Finger Lakes East championship. They didn’t have to wait long to find themselves in some tough league action.
Mynderse 5 Penn Yan 1
In Penn Yan April 21, the Mustangs faced off with Mynderse with first place in the league on the line. Both teams entered this contest undefeated in league play. On this chilly afternoon at the Elm Street Field, the Blue Devils from Mynderse would prevail 5-1. Derek Sisson was the bright spot for Penn Yan in this contest. He went 3-for-3 against the tough Seneca Falls pitcher. But his offensive effort would not be enough on this day. Penn Yan dropped to 2-1 in league play with the loss.
Wayne 7 Penn Yan 1
The Mustangs offensive woes did not improve the next day, unfortunately. Penn Yan traveled to Ontario Center to take on the Eagles from Wayne. The hometown Birds downed the Mustangs 7-1 in this contest. Alex McKay was solid on the mound for Penn Yan, recording 8 strikeouts. But the Orange and Blue bats never did awaken to give them a chance to pull out the win.
Penn Yan 5 Geneva 3
The Mustang Diamond crew rebounded nicely April 24. The Yates County boys entertained longtime rival Geneva on the Elm Street diamond. The two teams fought to a 3-3 tie into the finals innings. Penn Yan’s Rafael Colon cracked a huge 2 run double to give Penn Yan a well earned 5-3 win over the Panthers. The win broke a mini two game losing streak, and moved Penn Yan back into the race for the Finger Lakes East title. The Mustangs record in the league stands at 3-2. They are 4-3 overall with a large schedule of games ahead in the next couple of weeks.
Bloomfield 15 Dundee 10
The Dundee Scotmen baseball team returned to the diamond last week after enjoying their spring break recess. The Scots dropped a 15-10 decision to Bloomfield April 21 in Dundee. Colin Prior and Bobby Strait had 2 hits each. Prior’s base knocks would drive in 3 Dundee runs. Bobby Strait and Justin Neu scored 2 runs each. But their collective efforts would not be enough to prevent the Bombers from scoring the win.
Dundee 13 Naples 3
Dundee bounced back nicely on Wednesday with a big 13-3 win over the Green from Naples. Bobby Strait smacked 4 hits in this contest. Justin Neu and Austin Thompson delivered big doubles. Colin Prior and David Ayers also had hits in this big winning efforts.
Marcus Whitman 6 Dundee 4
The Scots dropped a 6-4 decision to Marcus Whitman April 24. David Ayers had 2 hits for the hometown Scots. The Wildcats hung on to win this Finger Lakes West encounter. Dundee’s record stands at 2-3.
The Penn Yan Mustang softball team moved into a very busy stretch in their regular season schedule.
Penn Yan 14 Wayne 4
The Mustangs traveled to Wayne County to face off with Wayne April 22. The Yates County crew enjoyed their trip to the shore of Lake Ontario, clubbing out a very impressive 14-4 win over their shaken hosts. Mati Ponsetti led the way to victory for Penn Yan. She went 3-for-6 at the dish, including a double and 3 RBIs. In the pitching circle, Ponsetti held the Eagles to just 2 hits, striking out 3. Sara Alexander slammed 3 singles and scored 4 runs for the Mustangs.
Geneva 9 Penn Yan 5
The Penn Yan girls returned home April 24 to entertain the Geneva Panthers at their Middle School diamond. This game would prove to be not as productive as their previous one. Geneva downed the hometown Mustangs 9-5. Becca Bailey smacked a triple and a double to try and key the Penn Yan offensive. Ashley Walker would add a double and a single, but their combined showing with the bat would not be quite enough on this day.
Penn Yan 10 Bath 8
The Orange and Blue quickly got back on the winning path April 26, sweeping a doubleheader from the Haverling girls from Bath. Ashley Walker contributed 5 hits, including a triple and double in the double dip win. Mati Ponsetti lit up the Penn Yan score book with 3 hits in the first game as the Mustangs downed Haverling 10-8.
Penn Yan 8 Bath 4
In game two, the Mustangs defeated Bath 8-4. Sara Alexander swatted 2 hits in this game to help key the win for the Orange and Blue. Brooke Sherman picked up both wins with a couple of solidly pitched games. Penn Yan improved their overall record to 7-3.
Dundee 10 Bloomfield 6
The weather might have been chilly last week, but the Dundee Scots softball team was red hot. The Dundee girls capped off a very successful week with big wins over Bloomfield, Naples, and Marcus Whitman to improve their record to 3-2.
On April 21 at home, Dundee upended Bloomfield 10-6. Tristine Dombrowski went 3-for-3, including a big triple to help ensure the win for Dundee. Liz Curran had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Sam Clark, Ayla Lane, and Olivia Taylor all went 2 for 4 in the game.
Dundee 18 Naples 7
On Wednesday in Naples, Tristine Dombrowski continued her offensive demonstration with 4 more hits including a big home run. The Dundee girls hammered out 17 hits in the contest to mow down the Greens.
Dundee 9 Marcus Whitman 6
The Scots completed their sweep of the week with a solid 9-6 win over Marcus Whitman at home on Thursday. Tristine Dombrowski continued her torrid hitting with a 4-for-4 efforts. Kailee Morrison added a huge triple and 3 RBIs to Dundee’s winning effort.
Track & Field
The track and field teams from Penn Yan and Dundee were in action last week. Both teams competed in multi- team meets. The Mustangs traveled to Waterloo on Wednesday. For the Penn Yan girl’s team, Heather Andersen continued to be impressive, delivering first place finishes in the 200 and 400 dashes, and the high jump events. Freshman Lydia Anderson won the long jump event for Penn Yan.
The Mustangs also scored a first place finish in the 4 x 800 relay. On the boys side, Kyle Ingerick won the pole vault event, and the Mustang 4 x 400 relay team picked up a first place finish. On Friday at the Lyon’s invitational, Heather Andersen won the 200 and 400 dash events for Penn Yan. The Mustang girls team finished in second place in this invitational, scoring 69 team points. In the Wayne Finger Lakes 1 standings, the Penn Yan girls team is in 4th place with a 8-5 record. The Mustang boy’s are in 8th place with a 3-9-1 record.
The Dundee track and field teams competed in the North Rose/Wolcott team meet Thursday. For the Dundee boys, Andrew Davis won the 1600 and 3200 long distance events. Caitlin Schenck finished in first place in the discus event. In the Finger Lakes West, the Dundee boy’s team is in second place with a 11-2 record. The Dundee girls are in eighth place with a 4-9.
Wayne 4 Penn Yan 1
The Mustang tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to Wayne last week in Ontario Center. Penn Yan’s John Foster won the #1 singles match to give Penn Yan their sole team point.