Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:04 am
Alexander moved their overall and league record to 7-0 on the season with a 3-1 win against Elba last Wednesday at home and following that up with a 3-1 win last night home to Kendall.
In the Elba match Senior Forward had 2 goals, one in each half, while Freshman Defender Sydney Breton picked up her first varsity goal late in the game to seal the victory. Sophomore Forward Korie Leitten assisted on Pettys' first goal while Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock assisted on the last 2 goals. Sophomore keeper Jess DeAngelo made 3 saves in goal to pick up the win.
Last night Alexander welcomed Kendall to their field and came away with a 3-1 victory. Senior Forward Julia Pettys converted passes from Freshman Midfielder Breyana Crawford and Junior Midfielder Becca Bykowski in the 1st half to stake Alexander to a 2-0 halftime lead. Shortly after halftime, with Alexander struggling to get any sort of soccer going, Kendall sent a cross into the middle of the field. Alexander nearly scored an own goal, but the ball came off the post right to a Kendall attacker who found the net to make it 2-1. Sophomore Forward Lydia Spiotta converted a Pettys pass to make the score 3-1 later on in the match. Sophomore keeper Jess DeAngelo had 4 saves in net to pick up the win.
Defenders Gabby Kwiatek (Junior), Sarah Loranty (Junior), Sydney Breton (Freshman), and Ashlee Wolf (Junior) all had strong games anchoring the back line and limiting what Kendall was able to do.
Thursday Alexander travels to Wheatland-Chili in a matchup of the leagues top 2 teams - Alexander is currently 7-0 in the league while Wheatland-Chili is 6-0-1. Game time is 6:30pm.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:43 am
Alexander picked up two recent wins to move their record to 5-0 on the season.
Last Thursday Alexander picked up a 9-0 win over Oakfield thanks to 4 goals from Senior Forward Julia Pettys, 4 goals from Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock, and 1 goal from Junior Midfielder Maria Dominick. Assists in the game went to Sophomore Forward Korie Leitten (2), Sophomore Midfielder Emily Alvut, Dominick, Pettys, and Shilvock. Senior Amanda Bender had 3 saves in goal for her 3rd win and 1st shutout of the season.
Monday Alexander traveled to Pembroke and played a very good all around game picking up an 8-0 win. Senior Forward Julia Pettys again lead the way with 5 goals (all in the 1st half) while Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock, Junior Midfielder Maria Dominick, and Junior Defender Gabby Kwiatek all found the net once. Dominick had 2 assists, Junior Defender Ashlee Wolf had 1, Sophomore Midfielder Lydia Spiotta had 1, Shilvock had 1, and Kwiatek had 1. Senior Amanda Bender played the first portion of the game and did not have to make a save while Sophomore Jess DeAngelo played the remainder of the game and made 2 saves as they combined for the shutout.
Alexander's next game is Wednesday at home against Elba 4:30pm.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 9:33 am
At Byron-Bergen Tuesday night a pair of 2-0 Genesee Region Division 1 teams squared off. The game was delayed approximately 40 minutes due to thunder after only 1:50 of the game had been played. After the break Alexander came out moving the ball well and put immediate pressure on the Bergen net. Junior Defender Gabby Kwiatek found Senior Forward Julia Pettys with a pass and Pettys beat the keeper to make it 1-0 early in the first half. Pettys would 2 more times before the half (with an assist to Junior Midfielder Maria Dominick on the last goal) to build the halftime lead to 3-0.
Senior Goalkeeper Amanda Bender made 3 fantastic stops to keep Bergen off the scoreboard in 1st half.
Alexander's bench was a bit short to start the game (only 3 active subs due to various circumstances) got a bit shorter as Sophomore Defender Eliza Vacanti went down with a knee injury with under 10 minutes to go in the 1st half.
After the half Alexander came out a bit slow to start but picked it right back up. Bergen pulled a goal back to make it 3-1 but Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock would restore the 3 goal lead just over 10 minutes into the 2nd half as she made the score 4-1.
Bergen would again pull one back to make it 4-2 but it wouldn't take long for Alexander to have a great passing sequence that resulted in a goal by Sophomore Midfielder Lydia Spiotta (assisted by Dominick) to make it 5-2. Pettys would net her 4th goal (assisted by Shilvock) moments later to make the final score 6-2.
Senior Amanda Bender had 8 saves in goal for her 2nd win of the year. The defense and midfield played excellent games.
Alexander is now 3-0 while Bergen falls to 2-1. Alexander's Varsity team hosts Oakfield Thursday at 4:30 while the JV team hosts Oakfield Saturday at 10am.
Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am
Attica traveled to Alexander Friday afternoon to get the 2011 version of their rivalry kicked off. Attica got off to a great start jumping out to a very early 2-0 lead before the game was 8 minutes old.
The first goal saw a long ball down the left side of the field and then sent to the front of the net put into the Alexander net on an own goal and minutes later a very similar play resulted in another goal for Attica to go up 2-0. With not much going their way Alexander continue to battle.
After about 15 minutes of the game Alexander began to take control of the ball as they have been known to do and put a great deal more pressure on the Attica net. It finally paid off when Senior Forward Julia Pettys fired on home off an assist from Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock to make the score 2-1. Attica had an opportunity to increase their lead from the penalty spot just a short time later but put the shot wide of the net.
After the half (with the score 2-1) Alexander came out a bit sluggish for the first 5 minutes and easily could have found themselves in an even bigger hole but some strong defending by Gabby Kwiatek kept the score at 2-1. Alexander began to take control of the play once again and good things started to happen. Pettys again got free behind Attica's back line and poked a goal by the goalie to make it 2-2. Shilvock would set Pettys up moments later to make it 3-2 and with about 15 minutes left in the game Shilvock found Pettys one more time and Pettys fired another home to make it 4-2.
In the 2nd half Alexander's defense stood tall lead by Juniors Kwiatek and Ashlee Wolf, Sophomore Eliza Vacanti, and Freshman Sydney Breton. Senior Amanda Bender started her first varsity game in goal and had 5 saves in net along with some great communication and direction from her position.
Alexander moves to 2-0 in the league and overall while Attica falls to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Alexander's next game is at Byron-Bergen Tuesday - JVs at 4:30, Varsity at 6:30.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 8:09 am
Holley traveled to Alexander in the opening game for both teams in the 2011 season. Alexander came away with a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Junior Midfielder Abby Shilvock and Senior Forward Julia Pettys. Alexander was playing in a different formation with many starters in different positions due to various circumstances but were able to settle down and control the game as time wore on. Early on the game was a bit ragged as the revamped lineup got used to playing in the positions they were in. Alexander had a couple chances midway through the first half but was not able to convert on any.
Sophomore Korie Leitten filled in as the the goalie and had a couple nice saves in the first half to keep Holley off the board. It was Leitten's first game at any level in goal.
Inside the final minutes Shilvock hit a cross to Pettys on the back post and Pettys' header nearly found the corner but was cleared out by Holley. However Alexander got the ball right back to Shilvock who hit a shot from 22 yards that found the top left corner of the net to give Alexander a 1-0 lead just before halftime.
Alexander came out in the 2nd half and began to get more of the possession and it paid off about 15 minutes in as Shilvock found Pettys with a nice through ball inside the 18 yard box and Pettys finished with her left foot low in the right side of the goal to make the score 2-0.
Leitten continued her solid work in goal by knocking a corner kick clear later in the half to keep the score 2-0. With about 10 minutes left Holley had a cross go off the post but it was cleared out by Junior Defender Gabby Kwiatek to again keep the score at 2-0.
It was a great all around performance by the ladies from Alexander as they got were swarming on defense to the ball and applied a lot of pressure high up the field on Holley's defense and midfield and that lead to a lot of turnovers while also breaking up Holley's possession and attack before it got into Alexander's defensive 3rd. Leitten finished with 7 saves to get the win and shutout.
Starting Lineup for Alexander: Korie Leitten (10th, GK), Gabby Kwiatek (11th, D), Eliza Vacanti (10th, D), Sydney Breton (9th, D), Ashlee Wolf (11th, D), Maria Dominick (11th, M), Mary Kunze (9th, M), Abby Shilvock (11th, M), Emily Alvut (10th, M), Lydia Spiotta (10th, F), Julia Pettys (12th, F)
Substitutes for Alexander: Morgan Woodhouse (11th, D), Sam Marchisin (11th, M), Nikki Draves (11th, F), Breyana Crawford (9th, F)
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm
With a 1-0 win over Bloomfield the Alexander Girl's Varsity Soccer team won the 2010 Class CC Section V title Friday night. The only goal of the game was scored in the 4th minute by Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock unassisted. Alexander had several other opportunities to make the score bigger in the first half but was unable to do so.
In the 2nd half Alexander's defense of Seniors Savannah VanSon and Amber Finan along with Sophomore Gabby Kwiatek held strong in front of Senior Goal Keeper Hannah Wilson and held the 1-0 lead. The midfield of Seniors Claire Hartl, Tessa Bigelow, Morgan Mattice, and Autumn Atkinson along with Shilvock contributed to the team defensive effort in the 2nd half.
Wilson came up with 2 huge saves in the final 10 minutes to keep Bloomfield off the scoreboard.
Alexander had won their previous 3 sectional contests 6-0 over Avon in the 1st round, 1-0 over Bishop Kearney in the quarterfinals and 4-0 over Naples in the Semi-Final.
Alexander moves on to play Marion in the Class C State Qualifier game Tuesday the 9th at McAvoy Park in Rochester at 6pm. The winner of that game will advance to play Holland from Section VI in the state quarterfinals which are Saturday at 2pm at GCC.
Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:02 am
Alexander finished the regular season 13-1-2, 11-1-1 in the league with 3 wins in their final 3 games. Alexander beat Byron-Bergen 3-1, Batavia 3-1, and Pembroke 6-1. In those 3 wins Julia Pettys had 9 goals (3 in Bergen, 2 in Batavia, and 4 in Pembroke), Abby Shilvock had 2 (2 in Pembroke) and Claire Hartl had 1 in the Batavia game.
Alexander is currently 2nd in the Class CC sectional bracket but can move up to 1st if Bloomfield drops their final game tonight.
Alexander won the Genesee Region Division 1 Title in the game against Byron-Bergen and finished 1 point behind Wheatland-Chili in the overall Genesee Region Points Race.
Sectionals start next Tuesday, if Alexander remains in 2nd place they will play Avon in the first round.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:14 am
Alexander's record dropped to 10-1-2 on the season overall and 9-1-1 in the league as they dropped a 1-0 game to Attica at home Tuesday. Despite dominating possession of the ball and only allowing 3 shots while taking 19 of their own Alexander was unable to put the ball in the Attica net and fell 1-0 thanks to a goal on a rebound off the crossbar by Attica.
Alexander's last home game is Thursday against Bergen at 4:30. Alexander remains in 1st place in the division by 2 games with 2 games to go. Any win or tie will give them the division title (or a loss or tie by Attica) in the final 2 games.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:10 am
Alexander remains in the ranks of the unbeaten at 9-0-2 with a 2-0 win in Oakfield Wednesday night. Alexander jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Senior Midfielder Claire Hartl put a corner kick from Senior Midfielder Autumn Atkinson 13 minutes into the game. Alexander went up 2-0 8 minutes into the 2nd half as Junior Forward Julia Pettys finished off a pass from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder.
Senior Goal Keeper Hannah Wilson made 6 saves for her 4th shutout of the season.
Alexander moves to 9-0-2 on the season 8-0-1 in the league. Alexander travels to Holley Saturday at 6:30 for a big division 1 game.
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:51 am
Here are the Genesee Region Standings up to this point (not everyone has played the same number of games):
Alexander 7-0-1 15 points
Attica 6-1 12 points
Holley 5-2 10 points
Bergen 2-5-1 5 points
Pembroke 2-5-1 5 points
Wheatland-Chili 6-0-2 14 points
Oakfield 2-4-3 7 points
Kendall 3-3 6 points
Elba 1-4-2 4 points
ND 0-8 0 points
Division 1 is still up for grabs, Attica and Holley are not out of it as both still have a game against Alexander. Division 2 is all but over as barring any major collapse by Wheatland no one can make up the ground that would be ahead of them. Alexander and Wheatland will battle for the overall GR crown (which is actually mythical as there is no actual trophy or title). With Division 1 and 2 having the same number of teams this year they all play an equal number of games.
What I think will be interesting is all-league. The league appears very top heavy this year, who makes all-league will be something to take a look at at the end of the year.
Here are the state leaders:
Julia Pettys (Alex) 11
Madison Dentino (Elba) 11
Abby Shilvock (Alex) 9
Erin Hale (OA) 8
Nicole Browe (Kend) 6
Abby Shilock (Alex) 7
Megan Schmieder (Alex) 6
Jenn Vereecken (BB) 6
Kaila Browe (Kend) 5
Michayla Marchese (Pem) 5
Taylor Vanderkooi (OA) 5
Julia Pettys (Alex) 26
Abby Shilvock (Alex) 25
Madison Dentino (Elba) 24
Erin Hale (OA) 18
Breanna Trader (Att) .606
Hannah Wilson (Alex) .611
Kelsey Lovering (WC) .762
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:02 am
Alexander has moved their record to 8-0-2 overall and 7-0-1 in the league with a 1-1 tie at home against Wheatland-Chili and a 5-0 win in Kendall (in a game that was scheduled to be at Alexander but was moved to Kendall due to the field conditions at Alexander.
Tuesday Alexander and Wheatland faced off in a battle of the top 2 teams in the Genesee Region to this point in the year. Wheatland got ahead 13 minutes from halftime with a goal off a corner kick and took control of the game for the final portion of the half. In the 2nd half the momentum clearly switched to Alexander's side and they held a majority of the 40 minutes of action in the Wheatland half of the field and finally cashed in as Sophomore Midfielder Rebecca Bykowski netted her first varsity goal off an assist from Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock. The game would go to OT and Alexander would continue to dominate possession but was unable to find the net again and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Freshman GK Jess DeAngelo played the first 75 minutes and made 1 save, Senior GK Hannah Wilson played the final 25 and didn't have to make a save.
Thursday Alexander traveled to Kendall due to the fields at Alexander not dealing with all the rain this week and faced off against a strong Kendall squad and came away with a 5-0 win. Junior Forward Julia Pettys scored 2 goals in the first 20 minutes of the game (both assisted by Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock) to put Alexander up 2-0. Shilvock then converted a pass from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder to make it 3-0 before halftime. Early in the 2nd half Senior Midfielder converted a cross from Pettys to make it 4-0 and late in the game Shilvock converted a rebound of a Schmieder shot to make the final tally 5-0.
Senior GK Hannah Wilson made 2 saves (including a nice diving stop early in the game) to pick up her 8th win of the season and 3rd shutout.
Alexander's next game is against Oakfield-Alabama in Oakfield at 6:30 Wednesday the 6th of October.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Alexander moved to 6-0 in the league and 7-0-1 overall Friday with a 3-1 win over Elba. Goals were scored in the final 10 minutes of the 1st half by Julia Pettys (assisted by Megan Schmieder and Abby Shilvock) and Abby Shilvock (assisted by Schmieder). In the 2nd half Schmieder converted a pass from Shilvock 4 minutes in give Alexander a 3-0 lead. Elba would break up the shutout in the final minutes to win 3-1. Hannah Wilson had 6 saves in the win.
Alexander plays Wheatland-Chili at 4:30 at home Tuesday. Wheatland is 5-0-1 in the league and Alexander is 6-0.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11:01 am
Alexander improved to 6-0-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Genesee Region with a 5-0 win over Notre Dame at GCC Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Abby Shilvock had Alexander's 2 goals in the 1st half as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the break (assists to Senior Tessa Bigelow and Senior Maria Senneset). In the 2nd half Alexander got goals from Senior Claire Hartl (assist to senior Autumn Atkinson), Atkinson, and Sophomore Gabby Kwiatek (assist to Senneset).
Hannah Wilson need to make only 1 save en route to her 2nd straight shutout and 6th win on the season.
Alexander's next game is Friday in Elba at 4:30.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Alexander improved to 5-0-1 on the season with a 7-0 win over Pembroke at home on Saturday morning. Alexander jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead with goals from Sophomore Abby Shilvock (7th minute - assisted by Junior Julia Pettys), Senior Megan Schmieder (13th minute, assisted by Senior Morgan Mattice), Pettys (24th minute, unassisted), Senior Kylie Bank (35th minute assisted by Pettys and Sophomore Gabby Kwiatek) and Senior Tessa Bigelow (38th minute assisted by Bank).
Alexander put 2 more goals away win the 2nd half with Kwiatek finding the net in the 7th minute unassisted and Shilvock finding the net for her 2nd in the 14th minute unassisted. Senior Hannah Wilson had 5 saves in net for her 5th win of the season and her 1st shutout. Alexander's next game is Wednesday the 22nd @ Notre Dame.
Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:12 am
Alexander moved its record to 4-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Genesee Region with a 2-1 win over Byron-Bergen (1-2) Tuesday night in Bergen. Alexander jumped out to an early lead when Senior Midfielders Tessa Bigelow and Morgan Mattice both got their heads on a direct kick and Junior Forward Julia Pettys found the net (her 7th of the year) to put Alexander up 1-0. That lead didn't last long as Bergen converted a through ball on a direct kick to make the score 1-1. Alexander had the lead back within 10 minutes of the Bergen goal as Senior Midfielder Autumn Atkinson fired her first goal into the back of the net off a cross from Pettys midway through the 1st half. That is all the scoring that the game would see despite several other chances throughout the remainder of the game, including 2 breakaways by Pettys in the final 5 minutes.
Alexander's defense played a stellar game allowing only 5 shots allowing Senior Keeper Hannah Wilson (3 saves) to have an easy day in net for Alexander.
Alexander is off until Saturday when they will host Pembroke at 9am.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:31 am
Attica jumped out to an early lead thanks to a goal on a breakaway in the 1st half and looked to be on their way to a league victory over Alexander until they were issued a red card with 21 minutes left in the game and played a player down for the final portion of the game and allowed Alexander back into it. Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock scored the tying goal with 18 minutes left in the game and that score held up until overtime.
3 minutes into the first overtime Shilvock sent a ball to the front of the net and Junior Forward Julia Pettys headed the ball in the goal (her 6th of the season) to put Alexander on top 2-1. That score held up for the remainder of overtime and snuck a victory from what had looked to be a loss midway through the 2nd half.
Alexander moves to 3-0-1 overall and 2-0 in the league while Attica falls to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the league. Alexander's next game is Tuesday night in Byron-Bergen at 6:30 against the Bees in what should be another great Genesee Region Game.
Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8:25 am
Alexander knocked off 2 time defending league champion Holley Wednesday evening 3-1 in the first game on their new field. It was Alexander's first win over Holley in over 2 years.
Alexander opened the scoring in the 18th minute as Senior Forward Megan Schmieder finished off a pass from Sophomore midfielder Abby Shilvock to make the score 1-0. Holley tied it in the 34th minute on a corner kick. Alexander nearly went back on top as Schmieder had a breakaway but failed to get a shot off before the Holley keeper slid to knock the ball off her feet.
In the 2nd half Alexander had the majority of the possession but could not convert any of their chances. Senior Midfielder Tessa Bigelow took a pass from Senior Midfielder Claire Hartl but rang her shot off the crossbar to keep the score tied at 1. In the 75th minute of the game Junior Forward Julia Pettys knocked in a rebound of her own shot to put Alexander back on top (her 5th goal of the season). In the 78th minute Shilvock ripped a 30 yard shot into the top corner to put the game out of reach.
Alexander's Senior Keeper Hannah Wilson picked up her 2nd win of the season with 8 stops in goal.
Alexander's record is now 2-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. Holley drops to 0-1.
Alexander's next game is Friday on the road @ Attica at 4:30pm. Attica is 2-0 coming into the game.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Alexander picked up their first win of the season and remained unbeaten at 1-0-1 in the consolation game of the Keshequa Tournament. Junior Forward Julia Pettys found the net before the halfway mark of the 1st half off an assist from Senior Midfielder Tessa Bigelow. Portville would tie the score at the halfway mark of the 1st half off a corner kick.
Alexander went back on top moments later as Pettys found the net again (her 4th of the season) off an assist from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder (her 2nd assist of the season). Senior Goal Keeper Hannah Wilson picked up the win in net.
Pettys was named to the all-tournament team after the game.
Alexander opens up Genesee Region play Wednesday the 8th of September at 4:30 at home against Holley. It will be the first game on Alexander's new varsity field.
Friday, September 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm
In the opening game of the season the Alexander girls varsity soccer team ended regulation and overtime tied 2-2 with Arkport (the defending State Class D Champions) and fell 5-4 in the Penalty Kick Shootout after 6 kickers.
Alexander opened the scoring as Junior Forward Julia Pettys finished a rebound off Senior Midfielder Claire Hartl's shot to make the score 1-0 midway through the first half. Arkport tied the game (against the run of play) on a corner with under 10 minutes remaining in the first half to tie the game at 1.
It took only 3 minutes after halftime for Alexander to go back on top as Pettys again finished a rebound, this time from Senior Forward Megan Schmieder. Alexander looked to be on their way to victory only to have Arkport pounce on a cross that made its way across the mouth of the goal and was slid in with 57 seconds left in the game.
Through 20 minutes of overtime neither team could score. Each team sent 5 kickers out to take a PK, Alexander converted 4 of 5 (Senior Midfielder Autumn Atkinson, Senior Defender Amber Finan, Senior Defender Summer Bliss, and Sophomore Midfielder Abby Shilvock all found the net) but Arkport also converted 4 of 5 with Senior Goalkeeper Hannah Wilson making one save. Alexander missed their next kick over the net and Arkport scored their last kick (despite Wilson getting a solid hand on it) and Arkport advanced to the final against the hosts. Alexander will play Portville in the Consolation game.
Wilson made 8 saves in net while Arkports keeper made 18 which really displayed the advantage Alexander had in shots in the game.
Alexander is 0-0-1 on the season and plays Portville Saturday at 5:45pm at Kiwanis Field in Nunda.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm