Filtch proved unstoppable on this night, getting three of those goals and adding an assist, with Sargeant adding a goal (giving her six for the season) and Wentworth also finding the net. Donahue contributed another assist.
It was Solvay’s misfortune to face the other local Class B power, Westhill, on Tuesday night, and though the game was closer, the Bearcats still lost to the Warriors 3-1.
Essentially, Lindsey Lippert won it for Westhill. The ultra-talented senior forward scored twice in the first half, and then tacked on another goal for the hat trick in the second half.
Against that assault, the Bearcats did get on the board in the latter stages when Antonacci fed Gianna Yiazzo for a goal, but it wasn’t enough. Goalie Chelsie Delperuto recorded 10 saves.
Westhill went from there to its own big win over Phoenix, 8-0, in its home opener on Thursday, where the team collected clothing items to the Salvation Army as part of the school’s annual Back to School Clothing Drive.
The game itself saw eight different players – Lindsey Lippert, Kelly Lippert, Tatiana Molds, Shelby Stack, Isabella Haber, Grace Powers, Abbie Carkner and Brianna Eassa – earn the eight Westhill goals as part of a 24-shot attack. Molds added a pair of assists.
And all of this leads to Tuesday night, and the first of two regular-season showdowns between the Warriors and Mustangs on Westhill’s home turf, which kicks off at 7:30.