Keshequa powers past Alfred-Almond in semifinals
Eagles stopped by Indians
NUNDA — Alfred-Almond came into the game with six straight shutouts, but Riley Rease was a problem Monday night.
The Keshequa senior poured in a remarkable five goals, four of them in the first half, as the second-seeded Indians came out strong and overpowered No. 3 Alfred-Almond in a 7-1 Section V, Class D1 semifinals victory over the visiting Eagles.
Rease's five goals was more than the four Alfred-Almond had given up all season entering the night.
Rease's first three goals came in the first 17 minutes as Keshequa quickly took command. Reese Powers scored the other two goals in the win and also had an assist. Aidan Wood had three assists while Jacob Schiano and Jordon Luther each had one assist.
Alfred-Almond’s lone goal came in 46th minute of play thanks to Jack Emo’s individual effort.
No. 3 Alfred-Almond ends its stellar season with an overall record of 10-1-1. The Eagles graduate Ayden Burdick, Cameron Claire, Aquila Cushing, Carsen Hann, Daniel Porter and Owen Washburn.
Keshequa, which went to states last year in Class C, now sets its sights on a Class D1 title Wednesday night, visiting No. 1 Fillmore, the defending champions, in the finals.
Avoca-Prattsburgh falls in playoffs
Avoca-Prattsburgh's stellar tennis campaign was halted by Harley in the Section V playoffs, 3-2.
Harley swept the doubles action and got a win at first singles to secure the victory. Susie Moore and Annabella Putnam posted wins at second and third singles for Avoca-Prattsburgh.
Avoca-Prattsburgh wraps up the season 11-1. Harley is 11-5.
1S: Sophia Carling (Harley) d. Kendra Pinckney 10-4
2S: Susie Moore (Avoca-Prattsburgh) d. Margo Hillyard 10-4
3S: Annabella Putnam (Avoca-Prattsburgh) d. Isabel Goldstein 10-2
4D: Maggie Syrett & Ella Novy-Marax (Harley) d. Mallory Patoine & Camryn Moore 10-4
5D: Zoe Fleischer & Diya Tanwar (Harley) d. Alexis Fitzwater & Ginny Savage 10-2