Regular season action winds down

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Emily Smith hitting back a volley.

This is the final week of most regular fall seasons in high school sports action.

The Penn Yan Boy’s Soccer team is holding on to third place in the Wayne-Finger Lakes West League with a record of 6-4-1. Penn Yan Girl’s soccer team won two out of three games, the Dundee Girl’s Soccer team improved their record to 6-5-3 and the Penn Yan Girl’s Tennis team wrapped up 2014 in sectional action last week.

Boy’s Soccer

Penn Yan 1 Newark 0

The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s soccer team whitewashed the Newark Reds 1-0 at home Oct. 7.  Scott Fingar continued his torrid scoring notching the game winner. Gage Ponsetti set up the goal with an assist. The goal was Fingar’s 10th goal of the season.  Jon McKay was very busy in the Mustang nets, making 14 saves and recording the shutout win.

Penn Yan 1 Bath-Haverling 1

Thursday evening, Penn Yan earned a tough fought 1-1 tie with a very talented Bath Haverling team. Once again, the team of Scott Fingar and Gage Ponsetti  paced the Penn Yan offense. Fingar scored Penn Yan’s goal in the first half set up by a Gage Ponsetti assist. With the regular season nearing a conclusion, Penn Yan’s overall record stands at 7-6-2.  They hold down third place in the Finger Lakes east with a 6-4-1 record.

Girl’s Tennis

The Penn Yan Mustang girl’s  tennis team entered last week’s Section v tournament as the #2 seed.  On Monday they hosted Haverling the #7 seed. 

Penn Yan 4 Bath 1

The Mustangs defeated the Steuben County girls 4-1 in a quarterfinal match. Emily Smith and Hannah Christensen recorded wins in their singles matches. The Mustang doubles teams of Amelia Johnson/Maddy Arnold and Olivia Clinton/Kelsha Wells also delivered team wins for the Orange and Blue.

HAC 4  Penn Yan 1

On Tuesday afternoon, the #3 seed team from H.A.C. upset Penn Yan 4-1.  Emily Smith delivered the sole Penn Yan point with a win in her singles match.

Volleyball

Penn Yan 3  Waterloo 1

The Penn Yan Mustang girl’s volleyball squad defeated Waterloo 3-1 at home Oct. 7. Liz Wunder paced the Penn Yan triumph delivering 12 kills, 4 blocks, and serving 3 aces.  Kelly Bray handed out 17 assist and had 6 digs for the Orange and Blue.  Brie Yonge also had 9 digs as Penn Yan improved their overall record to 5-7.

Geneva 3  Penn Yan 0

The Penn Yan girls traveled to Geneva to take on the Panthers Oct. 9.  Geneva controlled this match from start to finish, registering a 3-0 win over the Mustangs.  Once again for the Orange and Blue netsters, Liz Wunder led the local team with 12 kills and 2 aces.  Emily Wunder accounted for 11 assists and also served 2 aces for Penn Yan (5-8,3-8).

The  regular season draws to its conclusion, the Dundee girl’s volleyball suffered two shutout loses last week.  

Bloomfield 3 Dundee 0

On Monday in Bloomfield, the Scots were blanked by the Bombers 3-0. Dundee’s  Jeanette Jayne contributed 6 digs and 2 kills in this contest.  

HAC 3  Dundee 0

H.A.C shutout Dundee 3-0 in Dundee. Oct. 9  Sam Reagan had 4 kills and 3 blocks for the Scots (3-10, 0-8).

Girl’s Soccer

Penn Yan 3 Geneva 2

The Penn Yan Mustang girl’s soccer team defeated Geneva 3-2 in Geneva Oct. 6.  The Orange and Blue fell behind 2-0 early in the contest, but charged back with 3 unanswered goals to pull off the big win. Sebrenna Parsons tallied 2 goals and Kim Thayer found the back of the net with the other Penn Yan tally. Anessa Sherman and Stephanie Owens dished out assists for the Mustangs.

Penn Yan 6   Marcus Whitman 0

Penn Yan shutout Marcus Whitman 6-0 Oct. 10 at home.  Stephanie Owens, Sarah Alexander, Sabrena Parsons, Cassandra Sherman, Courtney Lafler, and Kayli Harling notched goals for the victorious Mustangs. Kim Thayer registered 2 assists while teammate Sebrenna Parsons had 1 helper.

Wayne 5 Penn Yan 0

The Mustangs suffered a 5-0 loss to Wayne on Wednesday evening.  Penn Yan’s record stands at 7-6-1 overall. They are 3-7-1 in the Finger Lakes East.

Dundee 1  Marcus Whitman 0

Dundee’s Madeleine Fenton scored the game’s only goal in the 4th minute of the 2nd overtime to give Dundee a 1-0 victory over Marcus Whitman in a Finger Lakes West game Oct. 11. Brooke Howell recorded the shutout win making 7 saves in goal.

Dundee 3  HAC 0

The Scots also blanked H.A.C. 3-0 at home on Wednesday afternoon. Tayler Morrison scored 2 goals and handed out 1 assist in this contest. Nolleen Whetham tallied the other Dundee goal and also handed out 2 assists on the Morrison goals.  Brooke Howell stopped 9 shots in this shutout win for the Scots.

On Monday afternoon, Dundee started their busy week of action with a 1-1 tie with Bloomfield. With the 2 wins and a tie, Dundee improved their season record to 6-5-3.

Cross Country

The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s cross country team competed in a meet in Waterloo Tuesday afternoon.  

Teams from Geneva, Marion, Waterloo, and Williamson joined Penn Yan in this competition.  The Mustang team dropped decisions to Waterloo 19-44, Marion 20-43, Geneva 20-42, and Williamson 23-30. Their overall record in the Wayne/Finger Lakes League drops to 8-9. Individually, Penn Yan’s Peter Tomlinson finished in third place. The Mustang’s girl’s team did not compete in this meet.