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OFA stays unbeaten in golf, track-field

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A very big opening week of the season led to a very important second week for the OFA Golf team on Thursday. The Blue Devils climbed to 3-0 on the season underscoring reigning Northern Conference champion Potsdam 204-212 one day after breaking the 200-stroke mark in a win over Gouverneur.

While the Devil golfers scored a key win at home, the OFA Boys Track-Field team lifted its record to 5-0 in an extended homestand with a 133-101 win over Massena (3-2). The Lady Devils (1-3-1) were outscored by 4-2 Massena 163-152.

The OFA Girls Lacrosse team (3-4) showed its continued improvement in road test at Canton (4-3) where the Devils dropped an 8-7 decision

GOLF

“The guys played very well under the pressure of a very big match,” said OFA Coach Joe Lynch after juniors Conor Hannan and Jed McRoberts and sophomore Tristan Moore led the Devils with rounds of 40.

“And we have another big match on Monday hosting a Malone team which is also undefeated. Then we head into the second half of the season where we play Massena, Potsdam and Malone on the road.”

Brandon Mullin’s round of 41 and a 43 from Dylan Binion rounded out OFA’s winning total against the Stoners who were led by Konnor Bigwarfe’s medalist 39, a 40 from Dan Cruikshank and a 41 from Ryan McDonald.

Alec Manke tallied a nonscoring 46 and Matt Piercey led the alternates with a 43. Ryan Petell and Colin Ross followed at 47 and 48.

GIRLS LACROSSE

CANTON - Katie Lapinski scored the game winning goal with just under four minutes to play to secure an 8-7 win Canton. The Bears erased a 4-1 deficit in the first half and prevailed in a second half where the team traded goals.

“It was just a great game we just kept trading goals and they managed to get the final goal,” said OFA Coach Lauren Morley.

“This game shows we have been able to make adjustments and keep moving in the right direction. Mackenzie Bresett had the game of her life with five goals off great rushes and Courtney Sherwin and Zendel Cordwell led our defense which created turnovers throughout the game. Hunter Shaver didn’t figure in the scoring but she made plays throughout the game.”

Nikki Holmes tallied two goals with one assist to round out the offensive support of Erica Chase’s 15 saves.

Lapinski generated two goal and one assist for the Bears. Alison Noble and Tess Knight each tallied two goals while Lacey Kenny, and Rachael Huntley each produced a goal and an assist. Kaeli Frank added one goal and

Meghan Howard made 11 saves in goal.

TRACK-FIELD

Multi-medalists led six 1-2 finishes in OFA’s Boys Track-Field win over Massena.

Joe Grizzuto teamed with Nate Stowe for a 1-2 in the high jump and Nick Vielhauer for a 1-2 in the 3200 and also led the 110 hurdles. Taylor Bouchard teamed with Nate Stowe for a 1-2 in the 400 hurdles and Alex Sias for a 1-2 in the triple jump after teaming with Colburn, Donovan Smith and Colin Sovie on the winning 4x800 relay.

Alex Wood posted a 200 dash-1600-800 run triple and combined with Sovie for 1-2 in the 800. The Devils also took the top two places in the discus throw with Russ Jacquith and Alex Cole.

The Devils other first on the day came from the 4x400 relay team of Sovie, Smith, Phillip Adami and Shaugh Wiers.

Andrew Brush won the 100 dash and the long jump and anchored the winning 4x100 relay for Massena and combined with Materi Kremar for a 1-2 in the 100. The Raiders also posted a 1-2 from shot putters Cody Hooper and Jason Hanson and received a first place finish from Kyle Nicholson in the 400 meters.

In the girls meet Jaclyn Lamica led the 100 and 200 dashes and the high jump with a 5-foot effort and Amber Cunningham paced the shot put and discus throw to lead the Massena victory.

The Devils answered with a triple medalist efforts by Ellen Miller and Sarah Mitchell. Miller led the 400 hurdles and the 1500 run and combined with Mitchell, Danielle Steenkamer and Kurstyn Macaulay for a first in the 4x800 relay.

Mitchell also led the 400 dash for the Devils who also received a first in the long jump by Charlotte Miller. Individual seconds for the Devils came from: Nikki Duprey (100-200D), Charlotte Miller (TJ), Chelsea Montroy (DT) and Sam King (SP).



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