continued CBA head coach Doug Sedgwick saved particular praise for senior Maddie Calkins and sophomore Alexa Radziewicz, who followed Elmer and broke up several scoring opportunities.
In the last minute of regulation, WG defender Dina Cavallaro intercepted a wayward CBA pass, giving the Wildcats one more chance to force overtime - but they forced Hildebrandt into a charge near the net, causing a turnover, and ran out the remaining clock.
Just before that, WG, off yet another close call (an 8-7 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima on May 4), had a more relaxing game at Nottingham High School, where it beat the combined Syracuse City squad in a 13-5 decision.
The Wildcats’ attack was both patient and productive, a rare combination in recent weeks. The production led to a 7-2 halftime edge on a Syracuse side that carried a 10-4 record, and WG would pull further away in the second half.
Hildebrandt and Grace Osterdale led the way, each getting two goals and three assists. Michaela Ciciarelli had a three-goal hat trick, while Collins managed a pair of goals. Jackie Pardee and Mia DiBello each had one goal and one assist as Vicki Graveline and Jamie Martin also scored, with Elmer and Mary Maestri earning assists.
WG closes its regular season Tuesday night, hosting Auburn, and would find out two days later where it would start the Section III playoffs.