Kopek, McMahon lead RFA past Whitesboro in field hockey

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Drew Kopek and Isibeal McMahon led the Rome Free Academy field hockey team to a 7-3 win over visiting Tri-Valley League foe Whitesboro on Wednesday night at RFA Stadium.
 
Kopek scored four goals for the Black Knights and Isibeal McMahon scored three.
 
Emma Wright had two assists and Maggie Closinski, Fiona McMahon and Alyssa Nardslico each had an assist for Rome.
 
Jaylene Rodriguez had 12 saves in goal for RFA.
 
Emma Scranton scored twice for Whitesboro and Casey Clausen scored once.
 
Megan Brinck made 14 saves for the Warriors.
 
The Black Knights, 5-2, play host to New Hartford on Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
 
Whitesboro, 2-5, plays again tonight when they host Camden at 4:30 p.m.
 
HP edges Little Falls
The Holland Patent field hockey team got past Little Falls 2-1 at home in the Center State Conference Thursday.
 
All three goals came in the third quarter.
 
Alivia Alexander and Izzy Stalker each scored for the Golden Knights in the third quarter. Madison Oliver had an assist.
 
HP’s Filomena Allen stopped five shots in goal.
 
HP improved to 5-1-1 on the season and is 4-0 in the league. The Knights travel to Cicero-North Syracuse today for a non-league game at 5 p.m.
 
RFA girls rout Proctor
The RFA girls soccer team beat Utica Proctor 7-0 Thursday at home in the TVL.
 
RFA jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead then exploded for five second half goals. RFA had 28 shots on goal and allowed three shots.
 
Hannah Gann and Antonia Schillaci each scored twice for the Black Knights. Mikayla McPheron, Arianna Petrelli and Eryka Strohl scored once each. Earning an assist each were Kaylee Bertini, Miranda Brown and Brynn Furbeck.
 
In goal for RFA, Miranda McCormick stopped one shot before giving way to McPheron, who had two saves.
RFA is now 4-4 on the season. The Black Knights travel to Camden for a 5:15 p.m. TVL game Tuesday.
 
VVS shuts out Oneida
The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls soccer team blanked Oneida 6-0 at home in the TVL Thursday.
 
Laiken Kiser and Sierra Kinne scored a pair of goals each. Also scoring were Donata Oaksford and Julia Carter. Anna Peterson had two assists, and Marrissa Nell and Payton Cronk had one each.
 
Grace Maranville made two saves in net for VVS and Cronk came in to make one more.
 
For Oneida, goalkeeper Olivia Friend made 10 saves.
 
VVS will play a TVL match at 9 a.m. Saturday at Camden.
 
Oneida travels to Whitesboto for a TVL match at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Westmo extends win streak
The Westmoreland-Oriskany boys soccer team scored three first half goals and held on to beat Clinton 3-2 at home in a CSC game Thursday. The win was the team’s sixth in a row.
 
The hosts led 3-1 at the half, with two goals from Jack Tamburino and another by Anthony Sawanec.
 
Clinton’s goals game from Cooper Siddon and Jakob Whitfield. Sam Butcher had an assist for the Warriors.
Dave Cronauer made 10 saves in net for Westmoreland.
 
Clinton’s Owen Saunders stopped eight shots.
 
Westmoreland is now 6-1 on the season. The Bulldogs will travel to Hamilton for a non-league game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Clinton is 4-2-1 this season. The Warriors will be in Oneida for a 10 a.m. start Saturday, also a non-league game.
 
RFA swimmers cruise to win
The RFA girls swim team defeated winless Utica Proctor 103-56 in Utica Thursday in a Center State League meet.
 
The RFA 200 medley relay team of Savannah Moshier, Imani Pugh, Alexandra Mecca and Chase Calandra won. Also winning for RFA was the 200 freestyle relay team of Calandra, Savanna McCormick, Lily Mirabelli and Cheyenne Coon.
 
Mecca won two individual events, the 200 medley and 500 freestyle. Pugh won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. McCormick won the 200 freestyle. Mirabelli won the 50 freestyle. Lydia Mullen won the 100 backstroke.
 
Lillian Gilroy won the diving event for the 3-2 Black Knights.
 
RFA will participate in a three-team meet at Holland Patent also involving West Canada Valley at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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