By Alicia Dziak
On Tuesday, July 17, the U16 girls Avalanche headed to Kenmore to play a game which had been rescheduled twice. With six players missing and extremely dry field conditions, the game began on a challenging note, but that didn’t stop the Avalanche. Springville scored first with a goal by Shelby Stisser. It was quickly answered with one by Kenmore, and the 1-1 tie would be taken through a majority of the game. In the second half, the game got heated, with officials carding two of Kenmore’s players, and repeatedly talking to their parents on the sidelines. Kenmore’s attempts to take Springville down eventually led to a penalty inside the box. Shay Ellis stepped in to take the penalty kick, scoring the game winner for Springville.
Emma Gang and Madison Lissner combined for a great game in net, and the defense played their best game of the season protecting it. The entire offensive and midfield units gave it their all as well, playing hard and quickly bouncing back from numerous falls onto the sharp grass. The win gives the girls six in a row.
The girls host Akron on Thursday, July 19, who they tied last time they met in the first game of the season. On Monday, July 23, the girls play Kenmore again, this time at home. Their final game of the season will be when they travel to Medina on July 26.
On Thursday, July 12, the U16 boys Springville Griffins hosted KenTon. Springville had the numbers advantage, with KenTon showing up with no subs versus a solid bench of five for the Griffins.
A very even matchup resulted in a tough game, with Springville scoring in the first half, with a goal by Jared Hecht, a lead the Griffins would hold onto for most of the game.
Late in the second half, however, KenTon came back with two quick goals to take the lead and ultimately win the game.
The boys head to Amherst on Thursday, July 19, and then host Lockport on July 26 for their final game of the season.
The U14 girls Wildcats faced off against Holland on Monday, July 16. Holland struck first, but Springville answered back with a goal by Alainey Leatherbarrow, tying the game at 1. From there, the game went downhill for the Wildcats and they couldn’t keep up with the more experienced Holland team, and the girls came away with a loss.
The girls host Clarence on Friday, July 20 and Lockport on Monday, July 23.
On Monday, July 16, the U12 boys Griffins headed to Orchard Park for their second matchup of the season with the team. The first time they were victorious with an 8-0 win, and the second time did not disappoint, with the boys taking home a 7-0 victory. Memphis Brueckman scored four of the goals, with David Martens, Rowen Oakley and Griffin McKinsey adding one each. Brendan Wohlhueter and Aiden Dobson combined for the shutout.
On Monday, July 30, the boys face off against South Buffalo at home, followed by their two final games of the season, at Lakeshore and at West Seneca, on Aug. 1 and Aug. 6, respectively.