Undefeated Maple Grove routed Barker, 6-0, in a Class C prequarterfinal girls soccer game on Tuesday.
The fifth-seeded Lady Red Dragons improved to 17-0 on the season behind the victory while No. 12 Barker saw its season come to a close with a 3-13 record.
Alex Novotny led the way with a hat trick. She scored at the 26th minute of the first half and then added a pair within the first 10 minutes of the second. All three of those goals were assisted by teammate Emma Franczak.
Maple Grove’s Sarah Pardue looks to pass while being pursued by Barker’s Brianna Lyons during Tuesday’s Section 6 Class C prequarterfinal. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Along with Novotny, Paige Sirwatka netted a direct kick in the 21st minute, Sarah Pardue - assisted by Franczak - scored in the 33rd minute and finally Katie Thorson tallied the sixth and final goal of the night midway through the second half from Brianne Davis.
Lauren Nickerson needed to make just one save to complete the shutout.
Maple Grove will square off against No. 13 Silver Creek (4-12-1), winners by a score of 9-0 over No. 4 Leonardo daVinci in their prequarterfinal, at the field on the Dutch Hollow Road on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
TINNERMAN LEADS WAY
SALAMANCA - Micky Tinnerman netted a pair of goals to lead No. 8 Salamanca past No. 9 Randolph, 3-1.
Tinnerman scored the game's opening goal in the eighth minute, a header off a long Shae Smith throw-in, and then scored 11 minutes into the second half off an assist by Marisa Hufmann, giving the Lady Warriors (10-6-1), at that point, a 3-0 lead.
In between Tinnerman's goals, teammate Alyssa Coustenis tallied on a rebound in the 19th minute.
Kaylee Hettenbaugh delivered a goal from Makenzie Evans with 10 minutes remaining to help Randolph (7-8-2) avoid the shutout.
Courtney James and Kashauna Learn combined for 12 saves in the victory (James had nine in the first have and Learn three in the second) while Randolph goalkeeper Tiffini Keyes stopped 11 shots in defeat.
Salamanca will move on to the quarterfinals, where it will square off with host and top-seeded Allegany-Limestone (12-2-1) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
FALCONER LOSES HEARTBREAKER
FALCONER - Eden cut eighth-seeded Falconer's season short in heart-breaking fashion on Tuesday evening as the Lady Raiders edged the Lady Golden Falcons, 3-2 in penalty kicks, in a prequarterfinal contest.
After Kaylee Keith, assisted by Molly Arrance, put Falconer on the board first just 12 minutes into the game, Eden responded early in the second half by tallying a pair of goals, scored by Catherine Mammoser and Marit Mellenseter, within a minute of one another during the 65th and 66th minutes.
Andrea Volk came right back two minutes later, however, with the equalizer.
The score remained knotted at two through the end of regulation, through a pair of 10-minute overtimes and even through a pair of five-minute sudden death overtimes as well.
Finally, after each of the team's first five penalty kick shooters scored, Falconer missed on its final kick in the second go-round to give Eden the hard-fought victory.
''They hung in there the whole time," Falconer coach Kersten Hardy said. "We had some good opportunities and so did they. Unfortunately, we just didn't get it done in penalty kicks. For the younger kids, it's a lesson learned. For the seniors, it's a tough loss."