Sept. 25 sports report: Falcons fall; Riverhawks win; Spagnolo honoured; golf results
The St. Catharines Falcons fell to 1-3 with a 4-2 loss in Hamilton Monday in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Golden Horseshoe Conference action.
The teams traded four goals in the first period. Carson Edwardson netted both goals for the Falcons while Luke Croucher and T.J. Hughes responded for the Kilty B’s.
Hamilton then added a goal in each of the final two periods by Anthony Pinelli, on a power play, and Mason Reeves, into an empty net.
Marco Costantini made 32 saves in goal for the win.
Dillon Lamarche kicked out 25 shots in net for the Falcons.
The Falcons are home to Welland Friday.
RIVERHAWKS STILL UNDEFEATED
The Niagara Riverhawks improved to 3-0 this season with a 4-1 road win over the Hespeler Shamrocks in Provincial Junior Hockey League action
After a scoreless first period, the Riverhawks got on the board when Nick Volpatti found the back of the net just a minute into the period.
Keith Palmer scored for the Riverhawks at the 14:05 mark to give the Riverhawks a 2-0 lead. Hespeler scored a shorthanded goal to cut the lead to 2-1 after two periods of play.
Jacob Saddler continued his scoring spree as he added his team-leading sixth goal of the season before Palmer added his second of the night into an empty net to round out the scoring.
“We were a bit tired in the third playing with a short bench but I was pleased with the effort of all our guys tonight,” Riverhawks coach Tim Barath said.
Riverhawks outshot Hespeler 46-25 with Dylan Matos making 24 saves in picking up his first win as a Riverhawk.
Riverhawks return to action Thursday night when they host the Glanbrook Rangers. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. at the Gale Centre.
Sir Winston Churchill alumnus Marilena Spagnolo is this week’s Brock University female athlete of the week.
The women’s soccer goalkeeper made 12 saves against the fifth-ranked Western Mustangs and helped her team record a 0-0 tie.
Brock was outshot 17-2 as the third-year goalie recorded her second shutout of the season.
Spagnolo’s highlight save came when she stopped Western’s top striker during a penalty kick.
“A big shout out to Marilena,” Brock head coach Kevin Trethowan said. “She read their striker’s body language really well. It was a great save.”
League Winners: Mary DiCarlo, Lina Menechella, Terry Bartol, Mary Davidson, Fran Primeau.
Competition Winners: Bingo, Bango, Bongo
2 Player Teams – Barb Bridle (20), Mary Jane Evers (16).
3 Player Teams – Terry Botell (13).
4 Player Teams – Darlene Duggan (9).
Points Leaders: Jen Norquay (60), Carol Purcer (57), Cindy Dickson (57), Ardeth Staz (57), Denise Roach (55), Shelley Marchand (55), Phyllis Edwardson (54), Leanne Cummings (53), JeanAnn Zurbrigg (53), Deborah Sunstrum (52), Mary Davidson (51), Beattie Sokoloski (51), Kim Cowan (51), Darlene J Smith (51), Jo-Ann Luck (51).
League Winners: Eva Fung, Maureen Good, Doreen Garwood-Jones, Debbie Krahn, Sandra McDonald.
Competition Winners: Bingo, Bango, Bongo
2-Players – Brandi Currie (20).
3 Players – Sue Greer & Jan Kroetsch (12).
4 Players – Rose Ferro (9).
Points Leaders: Janice Kroetsch (59), Shirley Bartolini (57), Bonnie Comer (54), Libby Botell (53), Liz Seeley (53), Janie Griffiths (53), Terry Huisman (53), Ardeth Staz (51), Rose Ferro (51), Sandra MacDonald (50), Judith Bennoch (49), Brenda Schultz (49), Pam Dobos (47).
League Winners: Wayne Smith, Bob Rogerson, Chris White.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Don Miller, #9 Mark Isherwood, #11 Dino Lavalle, #13 John Waind, #17 Ed Stangret.
Points Leaders: Terry Cooke (63), AJ Heafey (62), John McCracken (61), Don Miller (61), Rick Wezden (59), Mark Miller (58), Casey Jarzabek (57), John Waind (57), Mario Armenti (56), Joe Beiner (55), Bob Rogerson (54), Ken Edwardson (54), Tim Summers (54), Justin McDonald (54).
First Place – Kathy VanderKant, Peggy Cowling, Linda MacKay & Chris Godard.
Second Place – Kathy McIntosh, Suzanne Meginnis, Helen Wylde & Marg Kay.
Count Two Net Best Balls:
First Place: (-23) Ralph Carmichael, Dieter Klassen, Ken Cripps, Pat Loney
Second Place: (-18) Ron Reece, Wayne Meginnis, Rick Linwood, Sam Linwood
Third Place: (-16) Tony Crocco, John Sciamonte, Ed Stangret, Bob Fuller
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 John Sciamonte, #13 Rick Linwood
Low Net Winners: Two Players Tied
Ken Cripps 90-22=68, Ed Stangret 81-13=68.
Butch Ciancio, Thursday, Sept. 20, 138 yards on the 17th Hole, using a pitching wedge. Playing partner was Sam Lucenti.
Jordan Lake, Saturday, Sept. 23, 138 yards on the 17th Hole, using a pitching wedge. Playing partners were Derek Kurelo, Cody Connor and Brandon Gagne.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
A.N. Myer captured the Zone 3 high school golf title Monday at the Port Colborne Golf and Country Club.
Nolan Piazza (76), John Romak (77), Ben MacLean (78), Marco Primerano (81) combined to shoot 312.
Notre Dame was second at 325. Frederick D’Angelo (73), Matthew Martel (79), Brenden Morris (79), Steven Kozak (94).
Saint Michael was third at 330. Blake Pingue (78), Patrick Rekowski (80), R.J. Derhodge (84), Noah Fortuna (90).
The top three teams advance to SOSSA (Southern Ontario Secondary School Association) Oct. 1 at 20 Valley.
Also advancing to SOSSA were Luke DelGobbo of Crossley (71), Francisco DelReal of St. Paul (79) and Jordyn Rowlng of Greater Fort Erie Secondary School (80).
In girls play, Kayla Burke of Centennial shot a 75 followed by Sierra Gaspari of Notre Dame (106), Hunter Corriveau of Jean Vanier (112) and Bailey Jacobs of GFSS (144). All advance to SOSSA.
At the Zone 4 playoffs at Twenty Valley, Blessed Trinity took home top spot in the boys division with a 335. Eric Lowe led the way for BT with an 85 while Jonah Boria shot at 86. Dean Strecker (88) and Caleb Shorthouse (91) rounded out the team.
Governor Simcoe were second at 342. Sam Williamson (83), Deryck Burke (86), Evan Clarke (90) and Coleman Tope (92).
St. Francis placed third at 354. Blake McGowan (77), Kyle Cameron (83), Cam Vanhezewyk (87) and Cole Carpenter (107).
Individuals advancing to SOSSA were: Nicholas Carbonara of Denis Morris (83), Charlie Jeffries of Eden (77) and Kieran Lupish of Grimsby (80).
In girls play, Sahara Zingano of Grimsby (103), Alexis Alderson of Blessed Trinity (108) and Anna Edmond of Denis Morris (112) all advanced.