BY RANDY SCHULTZ –
AMHERST – Following two scoreless periods of hockey, Orchard Park/Frontier/Lakeshore scored two goals late in the third period to defeat Monsignor Martin, 2-0 to win their semi-final game of the 2017 WNYGVIHF Girls Federation playoffs Friday night at the Northtown Center at Amherst.
With the win Orchard Park/Frontier/Lakeshore will now face Williamsville on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at HarborCenter in Buffalo.
The first two periods were a battle of the goalies, with Brianna Gawronski for Msgr Martin at one end and Maggie Spyche at the other for OP/F/LS stopping shot after shot taken at them.
Finally, at the 9:17 mark of the third period, Frangelica Bautz broke the scoreless deadlock to give OP/F/LS a 1-0 lead. Victoria Mariano and Meghan Roche assisted on the goal.
Just about four minutes later (13:13) Mary Kromer popped in the insurance goal with Sirena Fitzery and Brooke Becker assisting.
Monsignor Martin were Federation Champions for the past two seasons and four out of the last five seasons.
OP/F/LS are the current Section VI Champions and are seeking their first Fed Championship.
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