by Janet Schultz, NYHOL
Week six has become a challenge. WNYGVIH’s first major postponements due to weather happenedon Tuesday, January 9. Three games postponed and one has been made up already.
Topping the statistics is two players from KenGiPort are heading to the Century mark with points. Bella Jayme has accumulated 57 goals and 42 assists for 99 points and Izzy Bourgeault has 41 goals and 57 assists for 98 points.
Sitting in first place is Niagara County with 30 points on a 10 game winning streak. With a couple morewins on the books, HEWS has moved to second place with 26.5 points and KenGiPort close behind with 24 points. Then its FFLOP, St. Mary’s of Lancaster, Monsignor Martin, LIDA, CASH and Williamsville.
Topping the scoring board is Madison Mallone of NICO with 11 goals and 7 assists for 18 points. KenGiPort’s Isabella Jayme is second with 10 goals and 8 assists and following her is her teammate Izzy Bourgeault is 7 goals and 11 assists for 18 points. The top five slots are rounded out with NICO’s Sam Latini, 8/9 and Marina Mansfield 9/5 and St. Mary’s Avery Szczesek with 10/4.
Rachel Fix, FFLOP, heads the goaltending with a .975 save% and 1 shutout in her 91.33 minutes of play. She is followed by Betsy Accurso, St. Mary’s, .945 save% in 225 minutes; Kennedy Ruest, NICO, .945 in 540 minutes; Ella Buczynski, HHEWS, .937 and 501.55 minutes of play and Samantha Horne, KGIP, .934 and 445.30 minutes of play.
On Monday LIDA best St. Mary’s 3-2 in a tight game. While St. Mary’s opened the scoring at 2:07 on a goal by Lauren Gilano, assisted by Avery Szczesek, LIDA answered back with two goals scored by Claire Whiteford and Leah Dowling ending the first 2-1 over St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s tied the game in the second on a goal by Szczesek and then with 8:46 left in the third, LIDA’s Emily Lysiak scored and the game ends 3-2 in favor of LIDA.
Carly Irzycki stopped 19 of 21 for the win and Avery Hall stopped 16 of 19 for St. Mary’s.
HHEWS came out with Liliann Drzazgowksi scoring the only goal in the first period and then great goaltending stopped any scoring in the second. It was FFLOP’s Sara Himelein scoring what would be the game-winner in the third, assisted by Luci Bowen. It was a tied game at the end of three so into overtime the game goes. FFLOP’s Jocelyn Smaczniak, assisted by Maya Griffin with 1:58 left on the clock for the 2-1 win. Kerrigan McCarthy stopped 26/27 sog and Ella Buczynski stopped 21 of 23.
On Wednesday, NICO postponed their game against Williamsville so Williamsville could play their Tuesday game at Northtowns against KenGIPort.
It was a 5-0 KenGiPort upset over Williamsville. Scoring for KenGiPort was Teagan Willats with two and a goal each from I. Bourgeault, Savannah Samplinkski, and Jayme. In net Horne stoppd 16 for the shutout victory. Olivia Lookman stopped 28 of 33 for Williamsville.
Thursday was a full night with St. Mary’s traveling to CASH which ended with a 2-0 shutout for St. Mary’s. The goaltending played an important role and even though the scoreboard doesn’t tell it, CASH’s Ella Celej made some fantastic saves stopping 37 of 38 sog. St. Mary’s Reece Gall and Szczesek with the goals, Szczesek’s an empty netter with 1:13 left in the third period. Accurso stopped 18 for the shutout victory.
FFLOP hosted KenGiPort and came away with the second shutout of the night. It was a goal by Lila Bell that won the game, along with the goaltending of McCarthy stopping all 31 sog. Horne was in net for KenGiPort stopping 25 of 26.
HHEWS traveled to Rochester to play a non-league game against Webster. They tied 1-1 with goals by Brynn Holland on the powerplay, assisted by Samantha Miller for HHEWS and Sami Cullen, assisted by Harper Blakley and Viv Kinkead for Webster. Tending the nets for HHEWS was Buczynski stopping 22/23 and for Webster Maddie Strelick, stopping 13 of 14.
Week seven will start our Senior Celebrations as team honor these ladies prior to their home game.
On tap: No games on Monday as of this printing.
Tuesday, January 16: MonMar will be at LIDA; FFLOP at NICO and HHEWS at KenGiPort.
Wednesday, January 17: Williamsville at MonMar
Thursday, January 18: Williamsville at FFLOP; LIDA at CASH and NiCO at HHEWS.
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