Sports Shorts -Oct.16
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
Reina Leads Juggler Soccer Notre Dame High School striker Chrissy Reina is setting a new career standard for goal scoring with the Jugglers and has led the team to a 13-2 record on the season. Reina, the younger sister of former Notre Dame standout Dominica Reina, has accumulated 106 goals and 75 assists in her career. She has 38 goals and 14 assists on the season. With Reina leading the attack, the Jugglers have managed to weather rugged competition in the Tri-Valley League and have flourished in some of their non-league games. Earlier in the season, Notre Dame won the Bishop Ludden Tournament, defeating Fowler/Corcoran 5-0 and a solid Bishop Grimes squad 8-1. In league play, coach Tom Bronk says the competition has been closer. “We’ve had to play with a lot of speed, but we have to play very physical,” he said. “Every game is tough.” The Jugglers split with both Whitesboro and New Hartford. As of Wednesday evening, the Jugglers were ranked 11th in the state among Class C schools. Bronk says that Reina has brought the team “to another level.” “She has great speed, unbelievable moves, and great change of direction,” he said. He added that she has been aided by a solid playmaker in center midfielder Ashley Broadhurst, who has 18 goals and 21 assists of her own on the season. “She gets the ball on Reina’s foot and creates unbelievable through balls,” the coach said. One asset that Reina brings to the team is her sense of humor, which helps to keep the team loose, Bronk noted. “She keeps everyone in stitches,” he said. The Jugglers next game is Tuesday at Clinton. Game time is set for 4:15 p.m. Their final game is at Holland Patent at 4:15 Thursday, Oct. 16.
Le Moyne Men’s Soccer Topples AIC The Le Moyne men’s soccer team easily handled American International College 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 7 in a Northeast-10 Conference match. Pat Delaney scored the first goal of the game on a direct kick and, in the 29th minute, Scott Newman improved the Dolphins’ lead to 2-0 with a goal of his own. Ten minutes before the end of the first half, Liverpool product Drew Gilbert placed a corner kick into the box for a Richard Shaw header into the back of the net for Le Moyne’s final goal of the game. Tom Mann made nine saves in the shutout. With the victory, Le Moyne improved to 7-5 overall and 5-3 in Northeast-10 Conference play.
CBA Girls Soccer Leads League Going into Thursday’s game against Cazenovia, Christian Brothers Academy’s girls soccer team led Class B not only with its undefeated record but also in all statistical categories. The Brothers had amassed an 8-0-1 record in Liberty American play and were 12-0-2 overall with the sectional tournament looming on the horizon. In addition, Kate Dellas led the league in goals with 21, while Mae Butler led in assists with 12, and Grace Barnard had the league’s best saves percentage with 92.9. Just behind Butler, Erica LaGrow was second in the league in assists with 11. CBA was ranked third in the state among Class A schools.