Varsity Field Hockey
Clare Heads List Of Barker Field Hockey Players Receiving All Western New York Recognition
November 14, 2017
BARKER -- 3 more accolades have been announced for members of the Barker Field Hockey team. All Western New York recognition was received for their performance during the 2017 fall season by the the following players:
- Katrina Clare - 1st Team
- Casey A'Hearn - 2nd Team
- Natalie Menz - Honorable Mention
Clare also received All New York State recognition for her selection to All Western New York 1st Team.
Niagara-Orleans League All League Honors For Several Field Hockey Players
November 7, 2017
BARKER -- 11 Barker Field Hockey players are to be congratulated for their performance during the 2017 Niagara-Orleans League season as they have earned All League recognition:
N-O League 1st Team:
- Casey A'Hearn
- Katrina Clare
- Natalie Menz
N-O League 2nd Team:
- Cara Fox
- Ciara Gregoire
- Jill Moeller
N-O League Honorable Mention:
- Haley Brown
- Lena Fazzolari
- Madison Gancasz
- Haleigh Mason
- Sarah Mason
Lady Raiders Fall To Akron In Finals
November 1, 2017
WILLIAMSVILLE -- The Varsity Field Hockey season came to an end in the sectional finals last night as the Cardiac Kids dropped a 2-1 decision to league rival Akron. Katrina Clare scored the lone Barker goal on a great play 42 seconds into the 2nd half. Jill Moeller's short pass to Haley Brown on a free hit was then slapped into the circle by Brown. Clare then sent the redirected ball into the goal cage to give Barker a 1-0 lead.
Cara Fox made 3 saves and Haleigh Mason played exceptionally well for Lady Raiders.
The team ends the season with a 17-2 record and a share of the league title. Several post season honors will be announced in the near future.
Fazzolari Scores With 13 Seconds Left In Game To Send Lady Raiders To Sectional Finals
October 25, 2017
CLARENCE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team advanced to the Section VI Class C Finals after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Roy-Hart at Clarence High School on Wednesday night. Lena Fazzolari netted both Barker goals, the second coming with just 13 seconds remaining in the game. Natalie Menz made a great hustle play along the sideline to start the winning play. Menz was able to beat the Roy-Hart player to the ball at her own 43 yard line sent a pass up the sideline to Katrina Clare. Clare carried the ball 35 yards, creating a 2-on-1, and then crossed it over to Fazzolari who then finished the play as she redirected the ball past the goalie. Menz assisted on the first goal which came at the 23:42 mark of the second half
Cara Fox stopped 1 shot for the Lady Raiders. Barker's midfielders and attack passed very well and created plenty of great rushes up the field. The Lady Raiders outshot the Rams 8-2. Ciara Gregoire, Jill Moeller, Casey A'Hearn and Haley Brown all played exceptionally well. Sarah Mason, Haleigh Mason and Madison Gancasz also had strong games.
The team will play Akron at 5:00 PM at Williamsville North on Wednesday, November 1st for the championship.
Menz & Fox Difference In Sudden Victory Shootout Victory Over Eden
October 23, 2017
MEDINA -- Monday night in Medina, without a doubt, lived up to the Monday Madness hype. After 60 minutes of regulation, two 10 minute overtime periods, and two rounds of 5 shootouts, it was Cara Fox and Natalie Menz who teamed up in each half of the sudden victory shootout round to end the marathon playoff game. Fox stopped the 9th of 11 Eden shooters and then Menz capped off the 1-0 victory with her second goal of the shootout to send the Lady Raiders into the semifinals. Barker will play on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm in Clarence against Roy-Hart.
Ciara Gregoire scored in the first round of the shootout for Barker to even the shootout at 1-1 after an Eden shooter gave them a 1-0 advantage. Although Fox stopped 9 of 11 shooters, several of those shooters attempted multiple shots in their 10 second shootout time.
It was a tense and exciting game between the #7 seed Eden and #2 seed Barker. The Lady Raiders from Barker (Eden is also nicknamed Raiders and wear maroon and white) controlled much of the play, but could not score on any of their 8 shots in regulation. Barker held a 19-0 advantage in penalty corners through regulation and the overtime periods and an 8-0 edge in shots on goal.
Varsity Field Hockey Celebrates League Championship On Senior Day
October 17, 2017
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team recorded a 5-0 shutout of Kenmore/City Honors on Tuesday to finish the season 11-1 in league play and 15-1 overall. With the victory the team claimed a share of the Niagara-Orleans League Championship. Barker and Akron finished the season tied for the league’s top spot. A coin flip will decide the #1 seed for the Class C postseason bracket.
In a pre-game ceremony all 7 seniors were recognized. Congratulations and thank you to Casey A’Hearn, Haley Brown, Cara Fox, Abby Ignatowski, Sarah Mason, Natalie Menz and Jill Moeller for their accomplishments and contributions to the Barker Field Hockey program over the years. Additional members of the League Champions are: Madie Gancasz, Erin Costello, Ciara Gregoire, Haleigh Mason, Paige Sandolfini, Lena Fazzolari, Katrina Clare, and Rachel Hurtgam.
Menz and Clare both scored twice in the game while Moeller added 1. Moeller and Menz also added 1 assist each. Fox and Sandolfini share the shutout win in goal. The team played exceptionally well throughout the entire game.
The girls will begin sectional play next Monday or Wednesday depending on the results of the coin flip during the seeding meeting.
Moeller Nets Goal At Wilson
October 12, 2017
WILSON -- On Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 10-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League and 14-1 overall with a 3-1 victory at Wilson. Jill Moeller, Ciara Gregoire and Rachel Hurtgam all netted goals for the Lady Raiders. Madie Gancasz picked up an assist.
Paige Sandolfini stopped 2 shots between the pipes. Haley Brown, Erin Costello, Katrina Clare, Sarah Mason and Casey A'Hearn all had strong games for Barker.
The final regular season game will be on Tuesday, October 17th vs. Kenmore at 5:00 PM. Senior recognition will take place at 4:15. In addition to the pre-game ceremony for the 7 seniors and their final league home game, the team will attempt to claim at least a share of the Niagara-Orleans League championship with a victory.
Fox Shuts Door In Shootout At Roy-Hart
October 10, 2017
MIDDLEPORT -- Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team came away with a dramatic 2-1 victory in Roy-Hart as the girls rallied from a 1-goal deficit in the second half and won in a shootout. Katrina Clare scored on a pretty play from Jill Moeller to Ciara Gregoire to Lena Fazzolari, back to Gregoire and then to Clare for the equalizer.
The teams headed to overtime and played 10 scoreless minutes of 7-on-7 to set the stage where Cara Fox came up big for the Lady Raiders in the cage. Fox blanked all four shooters she faced while Casey A'Hearn and Clare both scored for Barker. The 2-0 shootout margin gave Barker the decision.
Haleigh Mason, Sarah Mason and Maddie Gancasz all played exceptionally well in the second half and overtime. Haley Brown also had a strong game. The team is now 9-1 in league play and 13-1 overall. Barker travels to Wilson on Thursday for a 4:45 start.
Fazzolari Provides Spark Late In First Half
October 5, 2017
MEDINA -- Lena Fazzolari netted 2 goals within a 5 minute span towards the end of the first half to help propel the Varsity Field Hockey team to a 5-1 victory on the turf at Medina on Thursday. Katrina Clare, Ciara Gregoire and Natalie Menz also scored for the Lady Raiders. Menz, Rachel Hurtgam and Haleigh Mason all added assists. Cara Fox picked up the win in goal turning aside 1 shot. Casey A'Hearn, Abby Ignatowski, Madie Gancasz and Erin Costello all had noteworthy games against the Mustangs. The team will travel to Roy-Hart on Tuesday for a 4:45 Play 4 the Cure game against the Rams.
Gregoire Fires Rocket In Overtime To Win Game
October 3, 2017
BARKER -- Ciara Gregoire sent a rocket into the far left side of the goal cage in OT as the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Akron 2-1 on Tuesday and moved into a 1st place tie with the Tigers. Jill Moeller sent the ball to Gregoire who was able to carry the ball to the right side of the attacking circle and take the winning shot. Natalie Menz scored with just over 9 minutes remaining in the second half to tie the game at 1.
Cara Fox stopped 2 of 3 shots for the victory in goal. Casey A'Hearn had an impressive game at center mid for the Lady Raiders while Haleigh Mason, Sarah Mason, Maddie Gancasz and Haley Brown helped to solidify the rest of midfield and defense for Barker.
The team is now 7-1 in league play and 11-1 overall. Barker will travel to Medina on Thursday for a 4:45 contest.
Lady Raiders Start Second Half Of Season Strong
September 28, 2017
NEWFANE -- Katrina Clare's hat trick yesterday at Newfane led the Barker scoring attack in a 5-0 victory over the Panthers. Sarah Mason and Rachel Hurtgam also scored for the Lady Raiders. Jill Moeller, Natalie Menz and Ciara Gregoire all had 1 assist.
Cara Fox and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal. Emily Wagner, Natalie Bruning, Kaedynce Schumacher, Carla Stoloski, Ella Gooding and Bree Bachman, who were all called up from the JV team for the game, played very well.
The team is now 6-1 in Niagara-Orleans League play and 10-1 overall and will host Akron on Tuesday at 4:45 PM.
Hurtgam & Gregoire Provide Offense Against Sacred Heart
September 26, 2017
BARKER -- Led by Rachel Hurtgam and Ciara Gregoire, the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Sacred Heart 5-2 on Tuesday. Both Hurtgam and Gregoire scored 2 goals and added 1 assist. Katrina Clare also scored.
Natalie Menz added 2 assists. Cara Fox stopped 7 shots while Paige Sandolfini turned aside 1 shot. Erin Costello, Jill Moeller and Casey A’Hearn all played very well for Barker.
The team is 5-1 in league play and 9-1 overall and will travel to Newfane on Thursday for a 4:45 game time.
Lady Raiders Pick Up Road Victory At Nichols
September 25, 2017
BUFFALO -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Nichols on Monday by a 2-0 score. Lena Fazzolari and Natalie Menz tallied goals for Barker. Rachel Hurtgam and Katrina Clare earned assists.
Cara Fox and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal as Fox stopped 1 shot and Sandolfini turned aside 2. Jill Moeller, Sarah Mason and Casey A'Hearn all had solid games for the Lady Raiders.
The team in currently 5-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League and 8-1 overall. Barker will host Sacred Heart on Tuesday at 4:45. The game is a Play 4 the Cure game.
A'Hearn Tallies Two In Victory At Kenmore
September 21, 2017
KENMORE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team notched a 5-0 win at Kenmore on Thursday as Ciara Gregoire and Casey A'Hearn both scored twice and Madie Gancasz added a single tally. A'Hearn also added an assist, as did Rachel Hurtgam and Katrina Clare. Natalie Menz chipped in with 2 assists.
Cara Fox and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal. Sandolfini stopped the only shot Kenmore put on goal. Abby Ignatowski played a very strong game at midfield and on defense. Erin Costello and Bree Bachman also played very well for the Lady Raiders who are now 5-1 in league play and 7-1 overall.
The team will travel to Nichols on Monday for a 4:00 PM start time before returning home on Tuesday to Play 4 a Cure against Sacred Heart at 4:45 PM.
Gancasz Nets Game Winner
September 19, 2017
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team won a tightly contested 1-0 game over Wilson on Tuesday. Madison Gancasz scored the lone goal less than 3 minutes into the game. Jill Moeller provided an assist on the game winning goal.
Haley Brown played exceptionally well for Barker making several key defensive plays and quality hits to help aid the attack. In her first Varsity game Bree Bachman played very well on attack. Sarah Mason and Haleigh Mason solidified the middle of the field for the Lady Raiders.
Cara Fox picked up the shutout for Barker.
Barker is now 4-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League and 6-1 overall. The team will travel to Kenmore for a 4:45 contest on Thursday.
Gregoire Scores Two In Victory Over Roy-Hart
September 18, 2017
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team moved to 3-1 in league play and 5-1 overall on Monday with a 4-1 victory over Roy-Hart. Ciara Gregoire scored 2 goals while Madison Gancasz and Lena Fazzolari both added 1. Jill Moeller and Natalie Menz both had an assist.
Haley Brown, Erin Costello, Abby Ignatowski, Haleigh Mason and Sarah Mason all played exceptionally well. Cara Fox was the winning goalie.
The team will host Roy-Hart on Tuesday at 4:45.
2 Goals By Clare At Upper St. Clair
September 16, 2017
PITTSBURGH, PA -- On Saturday the Varsity Field Hockey team won by another 3-2 score. The Lady Raiders defeated Upper St. Clair as Katrina Clare scored twice while Lena Fazzolari netted 1. Jill Moeller, Haleigh Mason and Casey A'Hearn all had 1 assist. Madison Gancasz had a solid performance.
Barker is now 4-1 overall and will host Roy-Hart on Monday and Wilson on Tuesday. Both games begin at 4:45.
Menz Provides OT Game Winner
September 15, 2017
PITTSBURGH, PA -- On Friday night the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Mt. Lebanon in the first of 2 games the team played over the weekend in Pittsburgh. Up 2-0, Barker was unable to hold the lead and gave up the tying goal late in the game. In overtime Natalie Menz made the most of a penalty stroke opportunity to win the game. Ciara Gregoire forced the foul that created the penalty stroke with her breakaway against the goalie. A collision between the 2 players occurred and a penalty stroke was awarded. Menz scored also scored the first Barker goal while Rachel Hurtgam scored the second goal. Gregoire assisted on Hurtgam's goal.
Cara Fox made 6 saves including a big save in OT to keep the teams knotted at 2. Madison Gancasz had a strong game for the Lady Raiders.
Barker is now 3-1 overall and will play at Upper St. Clair on Saturday at 11:00.
Ignatowski Plays Very Well On Defense
September 12, 2017
MEDINA -- The Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a 5-1 victory on Tuesday against Medina. Lena Fazzolari, Natalie Menz, Katrina Clare, Rachel Hurtgam and Haleigh Mason all scored 1 goal. Fazzolari and Menz both added an assist.
Paige Sandolfini stopped 5 Medina shots for the win in goal. Abby Ignatowski had a solid game on defense. Madison Gancasz also played exceptionally well at defense and at mid.
The team is now 2-1 on the season. Barker will travel to Pennsylvania on Friday to play the next 2 games. The next home game is Monday, September 18th vs. Roy-Hart at 4:45 PM.
Lady Raiders Defeated By League Rival Akron
September 7, 2017
AKRON -- The Varsity Field Hockey team, who lost both games to Akron last regular season, dropped another tightly contested game against the Tigers, 2-1 at Akron on Thursday. Casey A'Hearn provided the lone goal for the Lady Raiders who are now 1-1 overall and in the league.
The team will host Medina next Tuesday at 4:45.
Clare Starts Season With Hat Trick Against Newfane
September 5, 2017
BARKER -- Led by Katrina Clare's hat trick the Varsity Field Hockey team started the season on a positive note with a 9-0 victory over Newfane. Casey A'Hearn added 2 while Rachel Hurtgam, Ciara Gregoire, Madison Gancasz and Natalie Menz all added 1. Menz added 2 assists. Lena Fazzolari and Gregoire both had 1.
Cara Fox and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal. The win was a total team effort.
The team will travel to Akron on Thursday to play against the defending league champion Tigers.