continued Westhill adjusted its defense, though, and blanked Chittenango for most of the second half. Alyssa Crane made 16 saves, but could not keep everything out as Nicole Easterly (five goals) and Maggie Tripodi (four goals, five assists) led the visitors.
On Friday night, the Bears lost, 19-6, to Onondaga, never getting on track against the much-improved Tigers despite two goals from Antelmi and Shafer and single tallies from Billington and Lauren Zimmer. Rachel Ashkar (five goals), Samantha Annable (four goals, one assist) and Cori Holbrook (three goals, three assists) led the OCS effort.
Chittenango’s boys team returned to action Thursday, against LaFayette, and finished strong, but dug too deep of a hole before that finish in a 12-10 loss to the Lancers.
LaFayette, coming off a win over previously unbeaten Skaneateles, did not get fazed when the Bears took a 4-3 first-quarter lead. Instead, it clamped down on defense and held Chittenango in check through the middle stages while embarking on a 9-2 run.
Down 12-6 going to the fourth quarter, the Bears charged at the end, with Devin Phelps working his way to two goals and three assists as Kyle Zimmer scored three times. Garrett Sadler and Steve Billington both had a goal and two assists, with Turner Smith and Robert Whittin also scoring.
Still, the Lancers prevailed, overcoming Connor Shea’s total of 15 saves. Brian Phillips led LaFayette, scoring five times, while Nate Beresovoy managed two goals and three assists.