By Chris Brooks, managing editor, wellsvillesports.com
PRATTSBURGH — The Avoca/Prattsburgh Lady Titans celebrated their Senior Night in style on Wednesday.
Led by Ina Kjernli on the front line, the hosts in black and gold took care of business in front of their home crowd in Prattsburgh, coasting their way towards a 6-0 shutout of the Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg.
Kjernli posted a pair of goals to go with a helper to pace the Avoca/Prattsburgh offense. Providing additional help on the attack were Izzy Button, Madison Everdyke, Meyah Putnam and Ellie Harrell, as the four Lady Titans converged to record a goal each.
The defense remained glued together to record the shutout for Lily Hausauer in goal.
Class B2 First Round
No. 9 Canisteo-Greenwood 3, No. 9 Fillmore 2
HOUGHTON — Sectional fever has officially hit the tennis court on a summer-esque Wednesday night at Houghton University, where either No. 9 Canisteo-Greenwood or No. 8 Fillmore would fight for the right to square off with defending Class B2 Champion Wellsville in the next round of action that lies ahead.
Each team would grab two wins in competition, but with a forfeit win in third singles being credited to the Lady Chargers, they were able to perform the complete sweep of all three singles matches against the Lady Eagles to earn their place in the Quarterfinal round, as they advanced onwards with a 3-2 edge to end Fillmore’s season.
“Tonight was a tough way to have the season end,” said Lady Eagles coach Randy Crouch. “I’m really disappointed for our seniors that we couldn’t get the third win and earn a spot in the Quarterfinals. I’m really proud of the growth we have shown this year, and I am already looking forward to taking another step forward next year.”
The Lady Eagles garnered both victories in the doubles department, one in strong fashion from their first doubles team of Kira Morley and Spencer Hopkins, as they took control of their match against Canisteo-Greenwood’s Amylia Stewart and Bailey Heisel from start to finish with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. The second doubles team of Kirra Bentley and Lena Tucker were in for a battle with McKenzie Clark and Serenity Sanford, ultimately edging their way towards triumph by a 6-3, 6-3 decision.
As for the Lady Chargers, they took both singles matches in competition with 6-1, 6-0 wins, as Aaliyah Tigner and Alli Jackson came away victorious at first and second singles, respectively to put on top of their third singles forfeit win.
Fillmore’s 2023 campaign on the court has officially reached its conclusion, as they finish with a record of 4-9 overall.
1. Claire Schilke (FIL) def. Aaliyah Tigner (C-G), 6-1, 6-0.
2. Molly Mahoney (FIL), def. Alli Jackson (C-G) 6-1, 6-0.
3. J. Minch (C-G) by for.
1. Amylia Stewart/Bailey Heisel (C-G) def. Kira Morley/Spencer Hopkins (FIL) 6-1, 6-0.
2. McKenzie Clark/Serenity Sanford (C-G) def. Kirra Bentley/Lena Tucker (FIL) 6-3, 6-3.