It proved easier in Saturday's 14-5 win over Homer, where the Spartans bolted out to a 10-3 halftime edge. Davis scored a season-best five goals, matching the Trojans by herself as Vlassis added three goals and two assists. Nikki DeVona had two goals and three assists, with Alex McEachron adding one goal and one assist. Haley DeVona also had a goal.
As for the ESM boys, it moved back above .500 (5-4, to be exact) last Thursday with an 11-5 win over Whitesboro where, once again, Garrett Smith took over.
Only up 4-2 at halftime, the Spartans used a 5-1 burst through the third quarter to pull away. And Smith, by himself, outscored the entire Warrior roster with seven goals as Sean Dooling, Bobby Campese, Jesse Perry and Dan MacDougall each added single goals.
Two days later, ESM handled Fulton 10-3, nearly pitching a first-half shutout in racing to a 5-1 lead. Smith again outscored the opposition with five goals, while Campese scored twice. Dooling had a goal and two assists as Nick Capriotti and Dean Squires also converted. Emile Frigon added two assists as Alex Krawec was superb in the net, recording 13 saves.
Back on Thursday, J-D's girls team improved to 7-3, defeating Cortland 10-8 to make a move up the OHSL Freedom division standings. The Red Rams seized a 6-4 lead by halftime and held on the rest of the way, never letting the Purple Tigers' attack get too well established.
Taylor Bierwagen nearly won the game by herself, managing six goals plus an assist as Taylor Fallon added three goals and two assists. Caitlin Cariseo had the other goal, as she and Lauren Swan got two assists apiece. Lauren Beville had one assist as Marie Prosak recorded nine saves.