By Alicia Dziak
Three of the four club teams ended their soccer seasons in the last week.
Last Thursday, the U16 girls Avalanche took the 90 minute drive to take on Medina- Roy Hart. The two teams met once before during the season, resulting in a 2-0 win for Springville. The second time around, the Avalanche took a little time to adjust to the much smaller Medina field. While Springville dominated the play, they couldn’t land one in net despite numerous attempts. At half time, the game was scoreless, and remained that way well into the second half.
Finally, with about 15 minutes remaining on the clock, Jackie Roggie scored from her position on the left off a pass from Ava Dziak. The 1-0 win for Springville gave them an undefeated season, with a record of 8-0-2, and placed them first in their division of eight teams. Other teams in the division included Arcade, Orchard Park, Akron, Kenmore, Niagara-Wheatfield, Tonawanda and Medina.
The 16 Springville girls really stepped it up all season, with many of them playing together continuously since last fall.
Offensively, Jackie Roggie, Sheby Stisser, Cora Boundy, Dru Robinson, Morgan Kotlarsz and Megan Seifried worked together to score 22 goals for the Avalanche. At inside midfield, Ava Dziak, Mabel Robinson, Destiny Lightcap and Lily Dziak helped control the play on both ends of the field. On the defensive side, Shay Ellis, Rachel Stressinger, Emma Gang and Maddie Schwanekamp did a great job protecting the net, and goalie Logan Lukert, with help from Gang and U14 goalie Madison Lissner, only let in six goals all season. Great job to all the girls!
Last week Thursday, the U16 boys Griffins capped off their season at home against Lockport. The outcome was a 3-0 victory for Springville, with goals scored by Ashton Hoch, Jake Schreiber and Chris Smith. Andrew Jenis and John Andreef combined in net for the shutout.
On Monday, the U14 girls Wildcats headed to Kenmore East High School for their last game of the season, unfortunately only showing up with 10 players to Kenmore’s 12. Despite being on the field with a one-woman disadvantage for a majority of the game, Springville was able to strike first with a goal by Brooke Judkiewicz, taking the 1-0 lead into halftime.
The second half was not as good to Springville, as Kenmore tied it up, followed by a goal by Springville that was called back due to goalie interference. About halfway through the second half, Kenmore scored again on an outside shot, and the 2-1 score would be the final.
Also on Monday, the U12 boys faced off against South Buffalo at home in Colden. Earlier in the season, Springville won 10-1 against the same team, and the second time around, it ended in much the same way, with Springville taking away a whopping 12-0 victory. Goals were scored by Dylan Emerling (2), Ben Jenis, Memphis Brueckman (3), Wyatt Michalski (2), Graeden Heichberger, Brendan Wohlhueter (2), with one coming off a header from a corner kick, Evan Braunsheidel and Aidan Dobson. Dylan Emerling and Cole Gabel combined for the shutout.
The U12 boys remain in first place in their division and have two more games to finish out their season—at Lakeshore on Aug. 1 and at West Seneca on Aug. 6.