Roundup: Geneseo loses heartbreaker in state semis

Roundup: Geneseo loses heartbreaker in state semis

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Roundup: Geneseo loses heartbreaker in state semis

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Hilton's Jeff Hibbard, left, battles for the ball against Walt Whitman's Sean Zagorski during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton's season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Hilton’s Jeff Hibbard, left, battles for the ball against Walt Whitman’s Sean Zagorski during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton’s season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Hilton's Simon Garno, left, celebrates his goal with Jeff Hibbard during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton's season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Hilton’s Simon Garno, left, celebrates his goal with Jeff Hibbard during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton’s season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Geneseo's Tucker Lyons, right, gets a hug from Ethan Roth after their loss in a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo's season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Geneseo’s Tucker Lyons, right, gets a hug from Ethan Roth after their loss in a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo’s season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Hilton's Brady Farrell, center, consoles Tyler Nettnin following their loss in the NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton's season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Hilton’s Brady Farrell, center, consoles Tyler Nettnin following their loss in the NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton’s season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Geneseo's Kyle Rollins, right, takes a shot on goal while defended by Schecter's Ben Goldberg during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo's season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Geneseo’s Kyle Rollins, right, takes a shot on goal while defended by Schecter’s Ben Goldberg during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo’s season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Hilton goalie Brian Wilkin, left, dives for the ball and collides with Walt Whitman's Anthony Palazzolo during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton's season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Hilton goalie Brian Wilkin, left, dives for the ball and collides with Walt Whitman’s Anthony Palazzolo during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class AA semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hilton’s season ended with a 7-3 loss to Walt Whitman-XI.

Class C State semifinals at Middletown

Schechter-I 1, Geneseo 0

Schechter scored with five seconds remaining in the game to advance to the final.

“The first half we were into the wind … I think that took away some opportunities for more scoring chances,” Geneseo coach Chris Masters said. “But the boys did a good job defending and holding them off.”

Masters said Geneseo (19-2-1) had three or four scoring chances in the second half.

“It was obviously heartbreaking, but at the same time it was a great experience for the team,” Masters said.

Geneseo's wall of Danny Cannon, right, Mike Caruso, Ethan Roth and Sean Kelly stop a free kick by Schecter's Jonathan Rand during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo's season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Geneseo’s wall of Danny Cannon, right, Mike Caruso, Ethan Roth and Sean Kelly stop a free kick by Schecter’s Jonathan Rand during a NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships Class C semifinal played at Middletown High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Geneseo’s season ends with a 1-0 loss to Schecter-I.

Class B State Volleyball

Brighton 25-25-19-25; Williamsville-VI 15-21-25-20

Stefan Mickol had 21 kills and six aces to help lead Brighton to a four-set win over Williamsville North of Section VI to advance to the Class B state volleyball final for the first time in school history on Saturday.

Tristan Judd added seven kills and five blocks and Tim Francis had three kills and five blocks for the Barons (21-4), who won 25-15, 25-21, 19-25, 25-20.

Graham Trolley chipped in 24 digs and Evan Silver tallied five kills and three blocks for Brighton.

“We lost in the western regionals in 2012, so we’re building hopefully toward a state final,” Brighton coach Brad Rosenbaum said. “This is uncharted water, so we’re taking it one day at a time.”

Class A State Regionals at Midlakes

McQuaid 25-25-25, Orchard Park-VI 17-21-20

Spencer Wickens had 24 digs and Christopher Mahar added 34 assists, 2 aces, and 3 digs for McQuaid (18-1).

“We’re very appreciative that we get to represent Section V and try to bring back a state title,” McQuaid coach Chris Parks said.

Joseph Crosby added 14 kills and seven blocks and Charlie Siragusa recorded 7 kills, 3 aces and 4 blocks for the Knights.

McQuaid advanced to the state final last year.

Soccer

Class AA State semifinals at Middletown

Walt Whitman-XI 7, Hilton 3

Simon Garno scored a pair of goals and Jeff Hibbard tallied the third goal for Hilton (11-10-1).

Class D State semifinals at Middletown

Fort Ann-II 2, Alfred-Almond 1

Senior captain Levi Bayus scored with six minutes left in the first half for Alfred-Almond (19-2-1).

“I’m very proud of the boys,” Alfred-Almond coach Burt Turner said. “They put a lot of good elements to a good season and made the most of their potential.”

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