Dunkirk sets school record in season-opening win
The Dunkirk Lady Marauders opened up the 2013 girls high school soccer season with a bang as they set a new school record with 13 goals in a 13-4 beating of Olmstead in the first round of the Dunkirk Kickoff Tournament on Thursday.
Cailin Pogarzelski and Kyle Bentley each netted three goals while Pogarzelski also had two helpers. Emilee Hanlon found the back of the net four times.
Amanda Michalski, Morgan Marek and Natalie Nytz each added three goals while Michalski had two assists as did Sidney Charles. Nytz and Marek each had one helper for the victors.
Aimee Kaufmann was the winning goalie with three saves.
“I’m very happy,” Dunkirk coach Phil Cook said. “They did a great job. They moved the ball very well, created scoring chances and they finished them. We have been a very competitive team the last couple years. We have never been able to quite get over that hump into a winning team. To win a season opener is always nice. I think that we have a talented group of girls with a lot of offensive talent.”
In the opening game of the tournament, Lake Shore’s Meloney Lesimer netted two goals to lift Lake Shore to a 3-2 victory over Springville.
Alaina Woldarek netted two goals in a losing effort.
The conclusion of the tournament is today at Dunkirk High School as Springville plays Olmstead at 4:30 p.m. followed by Lake Shore vs. Dunkirk at 7 p.m.
Olean 6, Fredonia 3
The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies held a slim 2-1 lead over Olean in the opening game of the Olean Kickoff Tournament.
Then Olean’s Aleeya Clemons woke up in the second half and netted three goals as the Lady Huskies rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Lady Hillbillies.
“We contained Clemons in the first half very, very well,” Fredonia coach Cathy Cruver said. “In the second half, we came out flat. (Clemons) had a couple breakaways and she scored on all of them. We knew before the game she had great ball handling skills. She had a hard time finishing last year, but she has taken care of that this year.”
Emily Valvo, who made the jump from midfield to the front line scored two first-half goals, both assisted from Morgan Genovese, to give the visitors the 2-1 halftime edge.
In the second half, Fredonia’s lone goal came from Aleyna Szot, unassisted.
Now Fredonia competes in the consolation match of the tournament Saturday at 10 a.m.
“We have done this tournament now for several years,” Cruver said. “It’s always a good tournament. Jamestown, Ellicottville, Olean and Fredonia compete in it. It brings up the level of play for us. It’s a nice way to kick off the season. It would have been nicer to kick it off with a win, but it wasn’t in the books.”