By Alicia Dziak
Last week, the girls’ varsity soccer team faced off against Mount St. Mary’s, coming away with a 1-0 win. Grace Zabawa scored the only goal in the game, with Amy Stabell earning the shutout in net.
Last week Thursday, the girls hosted Tonawanda, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Lady Griffs. Zabawa had the hat trick, with one of her goals assisted by Erin Drewiega.
Coach Eric Holler complimented the defensive unit of Nyah Solly, Shay Ellis, Karagen Heferle, Gracie Attebery and Emma Gang, noting that they continue to improve and have helped earn the clean sheets.
On Tuesday, the girls headed to Cheektowaga to play JFK, coming away with a big 8-0 win. Kelsey Zabawa had a hat trick, with Hannah Goetz, Grace Zabawa, Nyah Solly, Gracie Attebery and Erin Schneider each adding one. Assists were registered by Jacy Schelble with two and Erin Drewiega.
The team remains undefeated on the season, their only non-wins being two ties against Holland. In order to win the division, Springville needs to win their remaining league games. Holler anticipates their toughest competition for the top spot is Alden, whose only loss was to Springville earlier this season. The girls match up again on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in Springville.
Last week Wednesday, the JV girls soccer team defeated Tonawanda 7-1. It was their third matchup of the season, the first two resulting in 4-0 and 6-0 wins for Springville.
The game got off to a slow start, with the Lady Warriors having only 10 players. Springville did their best to capitalize on the “power play” but only landed one in the net early on, a goal crossed by Shelby Stisser, assisted by Lily Dziak and tapped in by Alainey Leatherbarrow.
In the last 10 seconds of the first half, Tonawanda scored on a breakaway goal, leaving the score tied at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Griffs came out to play, quickly scoring two more goals in the first few minutes and not looking back.
Leatherbarrow scored two more of the goals, both again assisted by Dziak, and Kiley Nolan, Shelby Smith, Brooke Walker and Hannah Carrow each chipped in one, with the assists by Hannah Baumgartner, Leatherbarrow, Walker and Smith.
Logan Lukert stopped a penalty shot late in the game, and with the help of the defense, held the Lady Warriors to only one goal in the game.
On Monday, the girls hosted Pioneer for the second time this season. The first time, Springville won 3-1.
The game once again got off to a slow start, very evenly matched for the first 40 minutes. At the half, the game remained scoreless.
In the second half, Springville came out with a second wind, and Dru Robinson, Shelby Smith and Shelby Stisser all scored for the Lady Griffs.
Springville plays Tonawanda for the fourth time this season on Wednesday, and faces Olean for a third time on Thursday. (The lack of girls’ JV teams at other schools this season has forced Springville to play the same opponents numerous times.)
The modified girls finished with a split last week, putting their record at 2-2. On Tuesday on Tonawanda’s turf, the girls came away with a 1-0 victory as Ella Franklin scored with 28 seconds left. Chloe Lester and Andryea Hitchcock combined for the shutout.
On Saturday, the girls fell to Alden 7-1. Niki Bucci tallied the lone goal for Springville with a nice assist from Ella Franklin. Also playing well in last week’s games were Marissa Martens, McKayla Ruhland, Lauren Smith and Ella Staniszewski.