By Alicia Dziak
On Thursday, July 19, the U16 girls Avalanche took on Akron at home. The two had matched up for the first game of the season, resulting in a 1-1 tie, the only tie for the girls this season heading into the game. The second time around, the game went much the same way, snapping Springville’s six-game winning streak, ending in another 1-1 tie.
Springville scored first with a goal by Shelby Stisser, and the girls hung onto that narrow lead for a majority of the game. However, late in the second half, officials made a call on one of Springville’s defenders, which was inside the box, and Akron was awarded a penalty shot. To everyone’s surprise, the opposing goalie was the one who took the shot and was successful, and the 1-1 score would be the final.
On Monday, the girls played Kenmore for the second time during the season. They first played last week in a game that got rough and ended in a 2-1 win for Springville off a penalty shot. The second time around, both teams went in to win it, with the Avalanche scoring first with a goal by Jackie Roggie. Kenmore answered back with a goal of their own, but Springville then took advantage of Kenmore’s defensive error, with Roggie assisting Megan Seifried on an open net. Springville carried the 2-1 lead into the second half. The last 40 minutes were nerve-racking and very evenly matched, but Springville solidified their lead with a late-game goal by Cora Boundy, and the Avalanche walked away with a 3-1 win.
The girls play their last game on Thursday when they head to Medina, looking to finish their regular season undefeated.
The U16 boys Griffins traveled to Amherst on Thursday. A few mistakes in a tough game led to a 3-0 loss for Springville.
The boys play their last game of the season on Thursday, when they host Lockport on the JV field at 6:45 p.m.
On Friday, July 20, the U14 girls Wildcats played at home against Clarence. Springville had the numbers advantage, going into the game with the full 11 on the field versus only eight for Clarence. Looking for their second win of the regular season, Springville looked to capitalize on the advantage, and did just that, coming away with a 3-0 win. Dru Robinson, Paige Rosenswie and Ella Franklin each chipped in a goal for the Wildcats, and Madison Lissner and Chloe Lester combined for the shutout.
On Monday, the girls played at home against Lockport. Springville struck first with a goal by Alainey Leatherbarrow, but from there, Lockport turned up the heat and didn’t look back.
The girls play their final game of the season on Monday, July 30 when they travel to Kenmore.
On Monday, the U12 boys Griffins took on KenTon at home, looking to take over first place in their division. With goals scored by Dylan Emerling, David Martens, Evan Braunsheidel and Memphis Brueckman, the boys were successful, coming away with a 4-2 victory. Coach Brian Jenis said it was one of the best game he’s seen a team play. “I can’t speak highly enough of their teamwork and effort,” he added.
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.