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Girls soccer Mustangs blank Skaneateles, Caz

Westhill fights past Bishop Ludden, Solvay to keep pace

Marcellus defender Shannon Donahue (6) closes in on Skaneateles’ Molly Wood (18) during last Tuesday’s game. Donahue and the state Class B no. 3-ranked Mustangs’ back line was nearly flawless in back-to-back shutouts over Skaneateles and Cazenovia last week.

Marcellus defender Shannon Donahue (6) closes in on Skaneateles’ Molly Wood (18) during last Tuesday’s game. Donahue and the state Class B no. 3-ranked Mustangs’ back line was nearly flawless in back-to-back shutouts over Skaneateles and Cazenovia last week. Frank Witkowski

Back in league play on Saturday, Westhill worked past Solvay 3-1, seizing the edge in the first half and pulling way in the late stages despite Bearcats goalie Julie Gardner making 11 saves.

Bishop Ludden, who has proved competitive in its debut in the OHSL Liberty division, proved that again in last Monday’s match against Solvay, where the attack never let up in a 5-1 victory.

The Gaelic Knights raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead and never got caught. Shelby Hunter, with a goal and two assists, led Ludden’s effort as Nicole Granteed scored twice.

Mersadiz Hayes and Kelly Byrne joined Hunter in the one-goal column, while in goal Gemma O’Kane turned away eight Solvay shots, only allowing Brianna Wieszczynski’s second-half tally.

Two days later, the Gaelic Knights lost 2-0 to Skaneateles. It was 0-0 until the second half, when O’Kane, who made five saves, gave up goals to Laker teammates Tate Green and Catie Woodruff.

Solvay, meanwhile, would gain its own win on Thursday, stopping Hannibal 4-2 by counting on a pair of players to account for the production.

Wiesszczenski backed up her two goals with one assist on a scoring play by Chelsie Delperuto, who also found the net twice. Theresa Gerard, Angela Frateschi and Kylie Avery each gained an assist. Three goalies – Julie Gardner, Corrine Scoville and Maria Leonardo – combined for 15 saves, eight of them from Scoville.

Jordan-Elbridge, 0-8 going into the week, finally made it to the win column last Monday afternoon, earning a 5-3 decision over Phoenix.

The Eagles’ attack proved successful early, inching into a 2-1 lead by halftime, and matched everything the Firebirds threw at them in the late going, too.

Alexis Rouse scored twice, while Brooke Reilley, Maddie Troia and Shannon Kelly each had one goal. Kali Kimak, playing in goal, made that lead stick with 10 saves.

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