Meanwhile, East Syracuse-Minoa was back in action, against Cortland, and playing tough defense all the way through a 10-3 victory over the Purple Tigers.
ESM’s goalie, Courtnee Notaro, was sensational, turning back 13 of the 16 shots she faced. The Spartans’ attack did enough, too, steadily building a 7-2 halftime lead and cruising the rest of the way.
Sam Dooling led with three goals and one assist, with Katy Steigerwald adding two goals and one assist. Kate McGarrity, Morgan Young, Haley DeVona, Nicole DeVona and Rachel Toole each scored once, with Toole adding a pair of assists. Megan Legro and Ashley Scalzo also picked up assists.
On Saturday, ESM improved to 6-1, smashing New Hartford 17-2 as it blanked those other Spartans in the second half, staying sharp even after it took a 9-2 first-half lead.
Haley DeVona had a season-best five goals, while Dooling and Legro both scored three times and Dooling added a pair of assists. Toole added two goals and one assist as Young, McGarrity, Scalzo and Steigerwald earned single tallies. Nicole DeVona had three assists.
But CBA would trip up at home, falling to Section V power Honeoye Falls-Lima 9-7. Essentially, the Brothers paid the price for a poor first half as HF-L roared out to an 8-2 lead, and then held on late against the Brothers’ charges.
Only Romeo, with three goals and one assist, found the net more than once. Poplawski was contained well, getting just one goal to match Perla, Fess and Alyssa Pitonzo, with Ehle adding an assist.