Bergum nets all five goals in Lake Shore win
Lightning struck twice on Friday in ECIC III boys soccer at Springville. Junior Wade Bergum provided the first strikes, scoring all five goals in Lake Shore's 5-1 win. The second forced the game to be stopped with 20 minutes left in the second half. The teams waited through a couple delays before game officials called the game.
Bergum already has 13 goals in four games.
"They do look to feed him, but he can just run by people," coach Paul Taylor said. "He's pretty much on target with all this shots. It's almost like a foregone conclusion. You see him one-on-one, he's a good-sized kid, and he can beat you a lot of different ways."
Lockport, North meet for soccer title
The Lockport and Williamsville North girls soccer teams will compete today for the title of the Lockport Boosters Tournament. The Lions beat McDowell (Pa.), 3-1 as Gretta Dry scored twice. Goalkeepers Bridget Masiello and Jayme Wadosky combined for eight saves. Kerry Wertman also found the net for Lockport (2-0).
"We moved the ball around well, attacked well up top and had a lot of scoring opportunities," said coach Mike Finnerty. "The defense had been the foundation of our team."
Williamsville North beat defending champion Nichols, 3-1. Lockport and North play for the title at 11 a.m. today while McDowell and Nichols meet in the consolation also at 11.
Meanwhile, Alex Reid had a hat trick and Bailey Reid had the shutout as Lockport advanced with a 4-0 win over Nichols in the first round of the 20th annual Lockport Boosters Boys Tournament.
Can-Am/Pal Tips off today
Some of the top boys basketball players will showcase their skills this weekend at the Can-Am/PAL Tournament named for the late Alan R. Elia Sr.
The field of eight teams includes two from Western New York, Niagara PAL and the Buffalo United Dragons. Other teams are from Canada, the Binghamton, Rochester and Syracuse areas. Each team will play three games on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Niagara Falls High School. The top four teams advance to Sunday's final four starting at 10 a.m. at Niagara Catholic.
Niagara PAL, coached by Sal Constantino, will feature Niagara Falls High School's Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-5 forward named to the All-WNY second team last year as well as J.J. Wilkins and Ramir Burton.
The Buffalo United Dragons, under coach Rodney Nevins, counters with Sam Eckstrom and Nick Schmidt from Olean and Dante Williams of Timon/St. Jude.
Admission is $2 with all proceeds benefitting Niagara PAL programs.
St. Mary's tournament today
A field of 12 teams will compete today for the title of the St. Mary's Girls Volleyball Tournament. The field includes defending champion Penfield, along with Eden, Orchard Park and Frontier.
Pool play begins at 8:30 a.m. with the finals scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. "It's a pretty balanced field, it will be interesting to see what happens," St. Mary's coach Don Pieczynski said.