Thursday May 16, 2013 | By:Michael J. Petro | Sports
Frontier leading-scorer Jimmy Smith netted four goals in a win over Lockport. (Photo by Michael J. Petro)
Just as easily as Frontier was able to run away from Lockport, the Falcons were handled by Orchard Park in the team’s final two Class A division games. Frontier is now 8-6 overall and finished 4-4 in Class A.
Against Lockport in a 17-0 win on May 8, senior Jimmy Smith scored four times while junior Jake Kocic finished with five points, including three goals. Senior Nick King added three goals and junior Tyler Schwartzott and freshman Nathan Quinn had two each.
Sophomore defender Brandon May also played a vital role in Frontier’s second shutout this season with eight ground balls, going 3 for 3 on face-offs and tallying his first goal of the season. Also adding goals were seniors Matthew Shelvay, Garrett Hileman and Josh Young. Luke Bartone earned the shutout in net.
In a 15-1 loss to Orchard Park on May 13, Brendon Forant scored Frontier’s lone goal and also won six draws. The Falcons were missing due to injury Phil Stamer on face-offs and four defenders Matt Kryszak, William Kirkwood, Pat Quinlivan and May.
In between the two games, Frontier was outscored 6-1 in the final quarter and fell 13-12 at West Seneca East on May 10. Smith scored three times and picked up five ground balls in the loss. Scoring twice for Frontier were Quinn, King, Kocic and Forant.
Nick Wilcox and Hamburg finished the Class B season at 9-0 and for a sixth straight year won a division title. (Photo courtesy of Ron Larson)
The Section VI postseason begins in Class B and C, each with an 11-team field, on Friday, May 17. Lake Shore
, which finished 7-3 in division play after a 16-11 win over East Aurora on May 7, will finish as a top five seed and earn a bye in the first round. At 5-5 in the division, Eden will host a pre-quarterfinal May 17.Hamburg
, Class B’s top seed after going unbeaten at 9-0 (12-2 overall), will begin play hosting a quarterfinal on Tuesday, May 21. Class A’s third-seed Frontier will start play in the five-team field Thursday, May 23 like it did last season, at No. 2 Clarence.St. Francis
scored another big Monsignor Martin win, 10-8 over Canisius on May 14, to earn a split in the season series. The win comes shortly after a victory over St. Joe’s, which is tied for first in the league with Timon. St. Joe’s ended Timon’s 49-game win streak against Monsignor Martin teams a few weeks ago.
The Red Raiders are now in line for the third seed in the six-team field for the playoffs, which begins with quarterfinal action next week.