McCormick exolodes for eight goals in lacrosse season finale


STORMING THE NET — RFA midfielder Meghan McCormick, right, works her way past Clinton defenders Rachel Evans and goaltender Nicole Murdoch to score a goal for the Lady Black Knights during Friday night’s season finale at the Stadium. McCormick finished with a game-high eight goals as RFA won, 17-13. (Sentinel photo by Makenzi Enos)

EN GARDE! — RFA attacker Marisa Castro, left, and Clinton’s Hannah Shankman both jump for ball to battle for possession during Friday night’s game at the Stadium. Castro had an assist on the night as the Romans won, 17-13. (Sentinel photo by Makenzi Enos)

Rome Free Academy junior midfielder Meghan McCormick scorched the back of the Clinton net with eight goals to lead the Lady Black Knights to a 17-13 lacrosse victory in the team’s season finale on Friday at the Stadium.

Courtney Wheeler added four goals and an assist, as Alexa Sanzone tallied two goals and an assist, Kayli Smith fired in two goals, Brooke Miller had a goal and an assist, and Marisa Castro and Rachel Noone both contributed with an assist each during the triumph.

Rome netminder Rebecca Keiffer made seven saves for the hosts.

Clinton, which trailed 8-7 at the half, was led by Mackenzie Roy’s five goals, as Nicole Murdoch finished with nine saves in between the pipes.

RFA claims TVL title

The RFA girls golf team won the Tri-Valley League title at the Twin Ponds par-36 course after they scored a team tabulated score of 140 points to edge out second place finisher New Hartford, which finished with 152 points.

Rome was led by medalist Nicolette Darois after her 44 round of golf, as teammates Lilly Bulawa finished with a 45 and Lauren Felice had a 51 score.

TVL individual awards were announced, with RFA’s Lilly Bulawa named the player of the year, Camden’s Melissa Kirby named most improved and New Hartford’s Maryrose Mauro named rookie of the year.

Wildcats roar to win

In boys golf, Adirondack posted a 174-205 victory over Holland Patent during a match at the Woodgate Pines Golf Club.

The Wildcats were guided by Max Laramie and Joey Pettinelli’s 41 scores as they improved to 9-4 overall. HP was paced by Dylan Wiedmer’s 46.

VVS takes sixth place

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls outdoor track and field team took sixth place during the Star-Light Invitational Meet held at the Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

The Lady Red Devils finished with a total of 47 points, as Baldwinsville won the event with 149 points.

West Genesee took second with 73 points, as Tully was third with 66, West Canada Valley was fourth with 65, and hosting C-NS was fifth with 54 points.

Morgan Bernier won the 400-meter hurdles event with a time of 1 minute, 9.67 seconds and also ran a leg in the first place four-person relay team teamed with Kayla Prentice, Maggie Curtis, and Alexis Kavanaugh during the 400 relay with a time of 52.49.

Kavanaugh took second in the 200 dash and fourth in the long jump event, as Tammy Beal took second in the outdoor pentathlon event, Ronnie Judge was fifth in the 400 dash event, Curtis was fifth in the 200 dash, and the quartet of Judge, Anna Visalli, Brianna Roscoe, and Jessica Smith were fifth in the 3,200 relay run.

Oriskany falls to Clinton

The Oriskany softball team suffered a 12-1 setback against host Clinton, 12-1, during a Center State Conference crossover matchup to end their regular season at 15-4 overall.

Jordan Sahl, 4-1, was hit with her first loss on the mound this season. She finished with a triple at the dish.

Oriskany will await its seeding for the upcoming Section III Class D tournament after Sunday’s seeding meeting at the Section III Conference Center.

Rome bests Proctor

In boys tennis, the RFA team slugged their way past TVL hosting Proctor High of Utica during their matchup by a 4-3 sets score.

Scoring wins for the Black Knights were Zach Warren in his singles match, along with doubles wins by the tandems of Sebastian Domenico and Michael Mellace; Dylan Furney and Mark Fanelli; and Barry Li and Accele Rando.

VVS bows to Whitesboro

VVS dropped its boys tennis match to visiting foe Whitesboro, 6-1, during a non-league matchup to move to 4-6 overall this season.

Matt McCall scored the lone singles win for the Red Devils.