Palmyra-Macedon is 20-1-1 in its last 22 regular-season games.
When the best player in school history graduates, expectations for the following season might not be as high. For Mike Karns’ Palmyra-Macedon girls soccer team, that simply has not been the case.
All-time leading scorer Shannon Spusta has moved on to the college ranks, but the Red Raiders keep rolling.
Against host Marcus Whitman Thursday night, the Pal-Mac claimed its fourth straight victory this fall, 2-0 over the Wildcats. In four games this year, the undefeated are outscoring their opponents, 15-1.
Senior team co-captain Taylor Wingerden netted the game-winner, upping her team-leading tally to 12 this season. She scored off an assist from co-captain Mary Bruton. The other goal came from senior co-captain Emily Maul, her first of the season, off a Jami Wolverton assist.
Between the pipes for the Red Raiders junior Brittany Pritchard registered her third shutout this season with five saves.
For Whitman (0-2-1), sophomore Claudia Coleates tallied eight saves.
Victor 3, HF-L 1
The visiting Blue Devils kept their undefeated season alive, handing Monroe County foe Honeoye Falls-Lima its first loss.
Victor (4-0-1) was led by a pair of goals from junior Lauren Haslinger, the team’s top scorer, with both assists delivered by Amanda Kidder, who leads the team in assists. Also scoring for the winners was Meg Blasi off an assist from Julianne Patterson.
H-AC 6, DeSales 0
The host Wolves (2-1) won their second straight game by way of shutout thanks to solid goalkeeping by Aedin Brennan, who finished with four saves.
Co-captain Marissa Palacio logged her second straight hat trick, while teammate Louise Hirtelen-Booker netted a pair with Cricket Cleary socking in one. Junior Alex Hunt tallied four assists, with co-captain Becca Cinquino assisting on one.
DeSales slips to 0-4 this year.
Fairport 3, Canandaigua 0
In Canandaigua, the visiting Red Raiders (2-2) got back on the winning track after dropping two in a row.
Leading the way for Fairport were Kacie Bednarcyk with a pair of goals and teammate Sydney Teng with her first of the season. Logging the shutout for the Red Raiders was Julia Sanger, while Abbey Cook had two assists.
The Braves fell to 1-3 overall with the loss, and travel to Irondequoit Monday.
Bloomfield 4, South Seneca 0
In Bloomfield, the host Bombers used a 22-shot performance to improve to 5-0 overall this season while also winning their 25th-straight regular season game.
Leading the scoring for the winners was a two-goal effort by Kate Clauss. Meaghan Gilbride and Sarah Rhodes added one each. Assists came from Rhodes and three from Ashley Hastings.
“It took us a little while to settle down but we were able to pull it together and Kate (Clauss) got us on the board with a great feed from Sarah Rhodes,” said Bloomfield coach Jonathan Mastin. “We really took a step forward tonight. Our passing was better, our movement was better, this was a great game for us as a team.”
Page 2 of 2 - Between the pipes for the Bombers was Alyssa Sackett with four saves.
Red Jacket 2, Naples 1
In a battle of unbeatens at Shortsville, the host Indians (3-0) remained undefeated thanks to Cassie Fuller’s game-winner in the 73rd minute, assisted by Sam Turner who scored Red Jacket’s first goal.
“I thought it was an excellent back-and-forth game the whole time,” said Red Jacket head coach Andy Wight. “My midfielders really worked their butts off in the first half, and my defenders in the second. In the end we were able to put two in the net, while our goalie made 17 saves. I’m so proud of this whole team.”
Melissa Lincoln scored to tie the game early in the second half for Naples (2-1).
Romulus 3, Dundee 1
In Dundee, Romulus’ Molly Gunter-Droney had two goals for the Warriors (2-1). Also scoring for Romulus was Courtney vonHahmann off a Danielle vonHahmann assist. Kristha Bryan scored for Dundee (1-4).
Bloomfield 5, Romulus 0
The host Bombers got back on track, posting a convincing Finger Lakes West victory.
Bloomfield (1-2, 2-2), on a two-game slide coming in, got a big game from Bryan Allen who scored twice and assisted on three others.
Also chipping in with goals were Jake Codding, Patrick Erdle and Zach Hammond with assists from Travis Young and Luke Anderson.
For Romulus (1-1, 2-1), Simba Modeste had a busy day making 15 saves, while the Bombers’ Patrick Marble recorded six saves and Ethan Hudson made two in relief.