Camden escapes with narrow victory over rival Holland Patent

The Camden girls soccer team escaped with a 1-0 shutout victory over host Holland Patent on Tuesday to remain undefeated on the season and improve to 5-0 in the Tri-Valley League and overall.

Abby Zurschmit scored the lone goal of the contest for the Lady Blue Devils on an assist from Michaela Soules to knock it past Holland Patent goaltender Samantha Lamanque, who had eight saves in net.

The loss moved the Lady Golden Knights’ record to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Camden goalkeepers Cassilyn Wolff and Sam Miner combined for seven saves between the pipes in net.

VVS falls to New Hartford

In other girls TVL soccer action, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill dropped a 3-1 decision to host New Hartford.

Belle Saville booted in VVS’ only goal unassisted, while goalie Leanne Doolen grabbed 17 saves in net.

VVS’ record goes to 1-5-1 overall and 1-4 in the TVL.

HP boys drop Camden

On the boys’ soccer side, Ben Neal and Ryan Kessler both achieved three-goal hat tricks to lead Holland Patent to a 10-3 rout over host Camden.

Neal also added on three assists with his three goals, while Craig Ashcroft tallied on two goals and three assists. Elliot Conners and James Richards each had one goal, as MacKenzie White and Nick Roberts each contributed with an assist.

Spencer Soules had two goals and an assist to pace Camden with fellow Blue Devil teammate Carl Falk also shooting in a goal and chipping in with two assists.

Camden keeper Cody Bourgeois made 19 saves in net.

Bulldogs blank Little Falls

In more boys soccer action, the Westmoreland Bulldogs pulled out a 5-0 shutout triumph over visiting winless Little Falls.

Nate Jones had two goals and an assist, while Tyler Witter scored a goal and made an assist, as well. Andrew Arntsen and Ryan Mathis each scored a goal with Jason Dee making an assist.

Goalie Matt Brundage had nine saves in net for 3-3 overall Westmoreland. Little Falls moved to 0-6 overall.

HP diver sets record in win

Holland Patent diver Sylvia Ross set a new school diving record, as the Holland Patent girls swimming and diving team picked up a 52-50 win over Rome Free Academy.

Ross took first place in the 1-meter diving competition and broke the old Holland Patent record with a score of 231.23. RFA’s Brittany Liddy was second during the event.

Molly McCulloch also captured three wins at the meet with individual wins in the 200-meter freestyle and 100 breaststroke, while contributing to the 200 freestyle relay team’s triumph along with Ashton Villenueve, Madasyn Smith and Kelsey Givens.

Givens also won the 50 freestyle, and Smith claimed the 200 individual medley, while Melanie Burnett took the 500 freestyle.

Jenna Rolf led RFA with three wins, including the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay with Stephanie Dibert, Taylor Pettinelli and Brianna Dehart, as well as the 400 freestyle relay with Dibert, Ashley Eadline and Rachel McNamara.

Eadline was also victorious in the 100 freestyle race.

Beaver River sinks South Lewis

In other girls swimming action, South Lewis fell victim to a 99-81 loss to visiting Beaver River.

Stephanie Czajka and Marissa Ward each tallied two wins apiece, as Ward won the 200 and 500 freestyles, while Czajka claimed the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Carlin Chruscicki also won the 1-meter diving competition with teammate Mia Poste placing second during the same event.

RFA bounces Bishop Ludden

The RFA girls volleyball squad were triumphant in their matchup with Bishop Ludden, 3-1, with set scores of 26-24, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-19.

Lindsey and Brittany Barlett led the way for RFA with Lindsey hitting four aces, two kills an assist and a dig, and Brittany nailing four aces, two kills, five assists and three digs.

Marie Elaine Serrano knocked eight aces, three assists and two digs, as well, while Brittany Theall added four aces, two digs, a kill and an assist, and Koryann Powonski made five aces and four digs.

Camden remain unbeaten in TVL

The Camden field hockey team continued its dominance in TVL play by capturing a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Holland Patent to move to 5-0 in league action.

Holly VanDresar and Kianne Hinkle each shot in a Camden goal, while Bailey Barrett added on an assist.

Senior goalkeeper Heidi Deppmeyer made two saves, and Holland Patent net minder Allison Freiermuth grabbed 10 saves.

Camden’s overall record goes to 6-1 overall and Holland Patent moves to 4-1-1 overall.

VVS grab a win and loss in meet

The VVS boys claimed a victory and defeat during Camden’s cross country meet at the Osceola Ski Center.

The Red Devils picked up the win over Camden, 25-31, before falling to Oneida, 24-31. The Indians also downed Camden, 19-36.

VVS’ Seth MacDonald was the top finisher at the meet, racing to a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds.

HP out runs Notre Dame

In other boys cross country action, the reigning New York State Class C champion Holland Patent bolted to a 15-50 win over visiting Notre Dame.

The Golden Knights swept the top-five finishing order with twin brothers Dylan and Cody Racha tying for first place in 17:31.

Steve Lisi took third place in 19:13, Todd Stevens placed fourth in 19:22, and Nolan Amos rounded out the top-five in 19:24.

HP sails past Lady Jugglers

The Holland Patent girls cross country team swept the top-nine finishing order to defeat visiting Notre Dame, 15-50.

Leah Rice took home first place in 23:08, while Cheyenne Petrillo-Lavier finished second in 23:34. Erika Bradley was third, Jen MacMillan placed fourth and Korey Bunal raced on to fifth.

Red Devils ousted by Canastota

The VVS girls tennis squad suffered a 4-3 loss to visiting Canastota in a non-league matchup.

The doubles team of Jackie Cuda and Brooke Cavanagh earned a victory, while teams of Mary Toro and Sharon St. Louis and Kelly Breckenridge and Megan Emmerich won by forfeit.

VVS goes to 1-5 overall on the season.