Thursday April 18, 2013 | By:Michael J. Petro | Sports
Tyler Schwartzott tries to get up field in Frontierís 7-3 loss to Clarence. Frontier has bounced back with consecutive wins since losing its season opener.
Frontier responded after an opening game loss to Clarence with an overtime victory over Butler of Pennsylvania on Saturday (April 13) and then winning handily over Lockport two days later.
Six players supplied the Falcons with a pair of scores in beating Lockport 14-1 on April 15. They included seniors Connor Kacmarski, Ian Woods and Jimmy Smith and juniors Ryan Donovan and Jake Kocic and freshman Nate Quinn, who scored four times in Frontierís two wins. Senior Nick King and junior Jeff Taylor also found the back of the net, while Woods added two assists and Luke Bartone earned the win in net.
King was the hero in Saturdayís game as his third goal sent Butler back to Pennsylvania disappointed and put Frontier in the win column with an 8-7 victory over Butler. Frontier led early but saw a one-goal halftime lead become a deficit in the third quarter. Junior Tyler Schwartzott and Smith each also notched one goal and an assist and Woods also tallied a goal. Smith now leads the team with five goals.
Sophomore defender Brandon May notched a team-high eighth ground balls and now has 18, along with five interceptions on the season. Senior goalie Luke Bartone made 23 saves to earn the win.
Elsewhere locally, St. Francis
earned a big Monsignor Martin win, beating Nichols 11-6 on Monday (April 15) in the league opener behind Alex Mistermanís six goals. The Red Raiders improved to 3-2.
Also, Lake Shore
ran away from Gowanda 22-2 in Class C action. Marvin Curry and Devon Curry each scored five time for the Eagles in the win.