RFA girls deal Camden first loss of season

BLOCKED SHOT — RFA goalkeeper Danielle Famolaro blocks a shot from Camden’s Kady O’Rourke as Camden teammate Holly VanDresar, 4, looks on during Friday’s first-round game in the Knight Time Classic at the Stadium. Backing up the play behind Famolaro is RFA’s Kaysie Gregory. The Lady Black Knights went on to win in overtime, 2-1. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)

Senior Allyson Eggan made the winning goal in overtime to lift the Rome Free Academy field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Camden in the opening round of the Knight Time Classic on Friday night at the Stadium.

After Camden rebounded from a 1-0 halftime deficit on a goal by Megan Keil, Eggan put the winning shot past Camden goalkeeper Heidi Deppmeyer on an assist by Stacie Skidmore to advance RFA into the championship round.

Kaysie Gregory had Rome’s first-half goal off an assist from Alexa Sanzone as the Lady Black Knights’ record moves to 2-1-1 overall. Deppmeyer finished with 10 saves in net for 4-1 overall Camden.

Whitesboro defeated East Syracuse-Minoa, 3-0, in the other first-round contest. The consolation and championship games were scheduled today.

RFA advances in tourney

The RFA girls soccer squad scored three goals in the second half to claim a 4-1 victory over Proctor High of Utica in the first round of the Joe Dundon Tournament at Joy Elementary School.

Courtney Wheeler scored a goal and contributed with two assists to pace RFA, while Krista Anken, Kayli Smith and Nicole Vaderjagt each had a goal, as well. Jessica Gallagher also chipped in with an assist. Rachel Noone made seven saves to preserve the win and help the Lady Knights remain undefeated at 3-0 overall.

RFA advanced to the championship round to battle Henninger High of Syracuse tonight at 7 at the Stadium.

Westmoreland blanks Rome

In other girls soccer action, Skyler Zawko tallied three goals during Westmoreland’s 7-0 road win over Rome Catholic.

Nicole Dardano also scored two goals and made an assist, while Marissa Pietruch and Jennifer Munn both chipped in one goal apiece. Westmoreland goalie Kelley Citrin made four saves, and Rome Catholic’s Dona Jones grabbed 15 saves.

Remsen crushes Adirondack

The Remsen girls soccer squad remained undefeated at 6-0 overall following a 10-0 triumph over Adirondack.

Alexis Childers led the way with a three-goal hat trick and added on an assist, as Brittany Watterbury, Erin O’Connor and Alexis Rieben each fired in two goals. Remsen goalkeeper Megan Will had two saves, and Adirondack’s Melissa Flack had 13 saves.

Rome falls to Watertown

The RFA boys soccer team gave up two goals early in the second half and dropped a 2-1 decision to Watertown at the Stadium. Rome, 0-2-1 overall, had taken a 1-0 lead off a score by Dakota Costello with an assist from Randy Linderman. Spencer Kahler finished with seven saves in net for the Black Knights.

Westmoreland wins in overtime

In other boys soccer action, Nate Jones scored during a sudden death overtime period to give Westmoreland a 1-0 victory over Center State Conference host Adirondack. Jones scored with 1:41 remaining in overtime off an assist from Zach Hibbard. Matt Brundage made 12 saves for the Bulldogs, while Ben Zeng tallied 11 saves for the Wildcats.

Black Knights down C-NS

The RFA boys golf team improved its record to 7-3 overall with a 202-238 win over Cicero-North Syracuse at the Rome Country Club. Joe Facciolo was the medalist for RFA with a round of 38, as Joe Katchmar hit a 40 for second place with Glen Marsh and Logan Fournier both shooting a 41 to tie for third.

Lady Bulldogs oust Waterville

The Westmoreland girls tennis squad swept visiting Waterville with a 5-0 shutout triumph to move to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the Center State Conference this season. Elizabeth Crane, Alissa and Lindsey Cornacchia each had singles wins, while the teams of Ashley Russell and Sara Dampf along with Jill Crane and Kelsey Bielby both had doubles victories.

Lady Black Knights fall to Auburn

In other girls tennis action, RFA suffered a 4-3 loss to host Auburn. Nicole Anken and Alexis Bravo each tallied singles wins, as the group of Lindsay Nowicki and Rachael Hojnacki scored the lone doubles win.

VVS bows to Notre Dame

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls tennis team fell to a 4-3 loss to visiting Notre Dame in a Tri-Valley League contest. The doubles teams of Meaghan Crandall and Jane Suttmeier, Mary Toro and Sharon St. Louis, and Kelly Breckenridge and Amanda Emmerich were all victorious.

Whitesboro swims past RFA

In swimming and diving, the RFA girls team was defeated by host Whitesboro, 101-84.

The 1-1 Lady Black Knights got individual wins in the 100-yard butterfly by Stephanie Dibert, in the 100 freestyle from Ashley Eadline, in the 500 freestyle from Rachel McNamara and a relay win in the 400 event by McNamara, Eadline, Jenna Rolf, and Brianna DeHart.