Varsity Field Hockey
Lady Raiders Ride The Comeback Wave To Reach State Semi Finals
November 3, 2018
PENFIELD -- The Varsity Field Hockey team continued its incredible postseason run on Saturday at Penfield High School with another come from behind victory in overtime. Down 2-0 to the East Rochester Bombers, Barker battled back with a goal from Kaedynce Schumacher followed by 3 from Katrina Clare, including the overtime winning goal to push the Lady Raiders into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Semi Finals for Class C. Clare assisted on Schumacher’s goal, while Ciara Gregoire was credited with an assist on the OT winner.
Madison Gancasz, Lena Fazzolari, Natalie Bruning and Rachel Hurtgam all played very well for Barker. Ashlin Cole was a difference maker on defense for the Lady Raiders.
Barker will play against Carle Place from Long Island on Saturday at 3:00 at Williamsville North High School. Tickets are $8 online by clicking on the link or $10 at the gate on game day.
Bruning's Late Goal Secures Section VI Class C Championship Title
November 1, 2018
WILLIAMSVILLE - The Varsity Field Hockey team claimed the Section VI Class C Championship on Thursday night with a 2-1 come from behind victory over Eden at Williamsville North High School. Down 1-0 at halftime, Barker evened the score with 15 minutes remaining in the 2nd half on a penalty corner goal by Katrina Clare. Madison Gancasz inserted the ball to Ciara Gregoire who then passed to Clare.
With Eden applying pressure late in the game Barker took a free hit at the 1:24 mark from deep in its own end. The Lady Raiders quickly moved up the field and gained the Eden circle to set the stage for Natalie Bruning's heroics. With 20 seconds left on the clock, Bruning secured the ball off a rebound in front of the goal cage and cashed in her opportunity to give Barker the lead. After play restarted at midfield Lena Fazzolari was able to steal the ball and maintain possession for Barker to run out the clock.
Championship team members are: Bree Bachman, Bruning, Clare, Ashlin Cole, Erin Costello, Fazzolari, Ella Fox, Gancasz, Miya Goodale, Ella Gooding, Ciara Gregoire, Courtney Hillman, Megan Hotaling, Rachel Hurtgam, Paige Sandolfini, Kaedynce Schumacher, Emily Wagner and Aaliyah Wheat.
The team will play at 7:00 pm on Saturday night at Penfield High School against East Rochester in the Far West Regionals. The game will determine a spot in the State Final Four.
Ciara Gregoire Is Player Of The Week
November 1, 2018
BARKER -- Once again the Barker community supported one of its own. Ciara Gregoire received the Buffalo News Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week. Ciara received over 9,000 votes to claim the award. Gregoire was also selected this week as the Buffalo Sports Page/Southtowns Trophy Athlete of the Week.
A huge thank you goes out to all who voted for Ciara.
Gregoire's Overtime Game Winner Advances Barker To Section VI Class C Finals
October 24, 2018
CLARENCE -- Wednesday night the Varsity Field Hockey team pulled off an incredibly exciting comeback win against Akron in the Section VI Class C Semi Finals at Clarence High School. After trailing 2-0 at halftime the team regrouped and rallied for 2 goals by Rachel Hurtgam to tie the score. After turning aside several penalty corners by Akron, which included 3 in the waning moments of the game, the Lady Raiders were able to force overtime. The theme of one shot, one hero was on display again as Ciara Gregoire took a pass from Katrina Clare who had received the ball from Madison Gancasz as the team was transitioning out of its defensive end. Lena Fazzolari started the play by gaining possession near the Barker defensive circle and got up to the Barker 35. Gancasz sent the ball from the Barker 45 to the Akron 45 to Clare who made a move to get to the Akron 35 where Gregoire then picked up the ball and raced in on a breakaway for the game winner just 2:15 into the extra period.
Barker will travel to Williamsville North on Thursday, November 1st for a 7:30 PM Section VI Class C Championship Game against Eden.
Clare Leads Scoring In Quarter Finals Win Over Newfane
October 22, 2018
BARKER -- Monday afternoon the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Newfane 5-0 in the Section VI Class C Quarter Finals. Katrina Clare scored 3 times for the Lady Raiders while Emily Wagner and Miya Goodale each scored 1. Kaedynce Schumacher and Natalie Bruning both added an assist.
Paige Sandolfini and Megan Hotaling shared the shutout win in goal with Sandolfini stopping 1 shot.
Barker moves onto the Semi Finals on Wednesday night at Clarence and will face Akron at 5:30.
One Shot, One Hero: Kaedynce Schumacher
October 16, 2018
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team played one of its best games of the season en route to a 1-0 victory to claim the Niagara-Orleans title and the #1 seed in post season. With both teams tied for the top spot in the Niagara-Orleans League, Roy-Hart and Barker entered the game with 10-1 league records. The match-up was a winner take all league championship game.
Kaedynce Schumacher scored the lone goal of the game for the Lady Raiders at the 27:45 mark of the second half. One shot, one hero. One team, one goal. The goal was unassisted and came off of a penalty corner where Schumacher cashed in the rebound. Paige Sandolfini stopped 2 shots while Madison Gancasz and Schumacher picked up huge defensive saves for Barker.
Gancasz and Natalie Bruning played extremely well and Rachel Hurtgam also had a standout game. Additional members of the championship team include Bree Bachman, Katrina Clare, Erin Costello, Lena Fazzolari, Ella Fox, Ella Gooding, Ciara Gregoire, Megan Hotaling and Emily Wagner. The entire team is credited with great preparation and commitment to choose greatness.
Barker will host a Section VI Class C Quarter Finals game on Monday, October 22nd. The opponent and game time will be announced after the seed meeting on Thursday, October 18th.
Homecoming Hat Tricks For 2 Lady Raiders
October 13, 2018
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team had a standout performance on Saturday for the homecoming game vs. Sacred Heart. Rachel Hurtgam and Katrina Clare led the scoring as they both netted hat tricks during an 8-0 victory. Natalie Bruning and Lena Fazzolari also scored for the Lady Raiders. Erin Costello and Clare added 1 assist each while Bruning added 2.
Paige Sandolfini and Megan Hotaling shared the shutout win in goal. Madison Gancasz and Ella Fox both had strong games. The team is now 10-1 in the league and 12-3 overall and will face Roy-Hart at Barker on Tuesday at 4:45 to determine the league champion and #1 seed for sectionals.
Clare Forces OT Then Wins It In OT
October 11, 2018
NEWFANE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit and won 3-2 in overtime at Newfane on Thursday to keep pace with Roy-Hart atop the Niagara-Orleans League standings. Kaedynce Schumacher got the Lady Raiders on the board 10:00 minutes into the 2nd half and Katrina Clare tied the score with 1:30 remaining in regulation time. Clare then netted the game winner in OT with 6:11 remaining.
The Varsity team will be home for the next 2 games. On Saturday, Barker will host Sacred Heart at 12:00 for homecoming. Senior recognition for Erin Costello and Paige Sandolfini will take place at 11:15 AM. The teams will wear pink as they Play 4 the Cure and accept donations for Nick Sutch throughout the game. On Tuesday at 4:45 Barker will host Roy-Hart and the Varsity game will determine the league champion and the #1 seed for postseason.
Bruning Scores 2 & Assists On 2
October 9, 2018
BARKER -- On Tuesday afternoon the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Kenmore/City Honors 7-0. Emily Wagner led the scoring for Barker with a hat trick. Natalie Bruning added 2 goals and 2 assists. Katrina Clare and Lena Fazzolari also scored while Ciara Gregoire and Aaliyah Wheat both added an assist.
Megan Hotaling and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal. Erin Costello and Ella Fox has solid games on defense.
The Lady Raiders will travel to Newfane on Thursday for a 4:45 pm game. Barker remains tied for 1st place in the Niagara-Orleans League with Roy-Hart. Both teams have 9-1 records.
Wagner's Game Winner Defeats Akron
October 4, 2018
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Akron 2-1 yesterday to improve it's record to 8-1 in league play and 9-3 overall. Katrina Clare scored Barker's first goal halfway through the opening half. Rachel Hurtgam assisted on the goal. Emily Wagner netted the winner midway through the 2nd half. Paige Sandolfini had 6 saves for Barker to pick up the win in goal.
The team will host Kenmore/City Honors on Tuesday at 5:00 pm.
Hat Trick Scored By Clare At Wilson
WILSON -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 7-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League and 8-3 overall with a 7-0 victory at Wilson on Tuesday. Katrina Clare scored a hat trick while Natalie Bruning, Emily Wagner, Lena Fazzolari and Rachel Hurtgam all scored once. Bruning, Ella Gooding and Ciara Gregoire all added 1 assist.
Paige Sandolofini and Megan Hotaling shared the shutout win in goal with Hotaling making 1 save.
Barker will host Akron at 4:45 on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH, PA -- On Saturday morning the Varsity Field Hockey team rallied late to get to within a goal, but was unable to notch the equalizer against a very talented Upper St. Clair team. For the second straight day and third time in the week, the team ended the game with a 2-1 score. Katrina Clare scored on a Barker's lone penalty corner attempt. Ella Gooding inserted to Clare to begin the play.
Megan Hotaling turned aside 9 USC shots. Barker slipped to 6-3 overall and will travel to Wilson on Tuesday for a 4:45 start.
Gregoire Earns Assist At Mt. Lebanon
September 28, 2018
PITTSBURGH, PA -- Friday night the Lady Raiders took to the field at Mt. Lebanon High School for the first of a two game road trip to Western Pennsylvania. Kaedynce Schumacher got Barker on the board first. Ciara Gregoire assisted on the goal. Pagie Sandolfini kept Barker in the game with 6 saves, but Mt. Lebanon was able to break through for 2 goals to earn a 2-1 victory.
The team will square off at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Boyce Middle School against Upper St. Clair to close out the trip to PA.
Fazzolari Scores & Adds Assist
September 25, 2018
MEDINA -- Led by Lena Fazzolari's goal and assist, the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Medina 2-1 on Tuesday. Madison Gancasz assisted on Fazzolari's goal early in the game, while Fazzolari setup Emily Wagner for the winning goal in the 2nd half. Gancasz also made a defensive save and Paige Sandolfini turned aside 3 shots to pick up the win between the pipes.
Barker keeps pace with Roy-Hart at 6-1 atop the league standings. The team is 7-1 overall. The Lady Raiders will travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to play Mt. Lebanon Friday night and Upper St. Clair on Saturday morning.
Barker Grabs Share Of 1st
September 25, 2018
MIDDLEPORT -- On Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team grabbed a share of 1st place in the Niagara-Orleans League with an exciting 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Roy-Hart. Ciara Gregorie and Katrina Clare scored the goals for Barker. Paige Sandolfini had 3 saves, including one late to keep the Rams from tying the game. Madie Gancasz added 1 defensive save. Gancasz and Lena Fazzolari were instrumental in maintaining possession in the final minute of the game to preserve the victory.
The Lady Raiders are now 5-1 in the league and 6-1 overall. Barker will travel to Medina on Tuesday for a 4:45 game against the red hot Mustangs.
1st Career Goal Scored By Schumacher & Goodale
September 18, 2018
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Newfane 6-0. Kaedynce Schumacher and Miya Goodale both notched their first career varsity goal. Ciara Gregoire, and Madison Gancasz also scored a goal. Katrina Clare added 2. Natalie Bruning & Lena Fazzolari had 1 assist each.
Emily Wagner, Bree Bachman and Aaliyah Wheat all played extremely well. It was a great team effort by the Lady Raiders.
Barker is now 4-1 in league play and 5-1 overall and will travel to Roy-Hart on Thursday for a 4:45 game.
Katrina Clare Receives Special Recognition from 3 Media Outlets
September 14, 2018
BARKER -- Congratulations to Katrina Clare for being recognized as the WNY Athletics Field Hockey Player of the Week. Clare was also named the Buffalo Sports Page/Southtowns Trophy Athlete of the Week.
A huge thank you to all who voted for Clare in the poll for the Buffalo News Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week. Clare's vote total was almost double that of the second place athlete. A true testament of how Barker came together to support one of its own.
Balanced Scoring Fuels Win Over Kenmore/City Honors
September 13, 2018
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Kenmore by a 6-0 margin on Thursday. Lena Fazzolari, Rachel Hurtgam, Emily Wagner, Katrina Clare, Ciara Gregoire, and Natalie Bruning all scored for Barker. Wagner, who scored on a penalty stroke, also added an assist.
Megan Hotaling and Paige Sandolfini shared the shutout win in goal.
Ella Gooding had an impressive game at midfield.
The team is now 3-1 in league play and 4-1 overall. Barker will host Newfane at 4:45 pm on Tuesday.
Akron Bests Barker By Familiar 2-1 Score
September 11, 2018
AKRON -- On Tuesday the Lady Raiders Field Hockey team dropped a game to Akron in the battle for first place. Katrina Clare's second half goal on a penalty corner gave Barker a 1-0 lead, but Akron answered back within 2 minutes to tie the score, also on a penalty corner. Madison Gancasz assited on the Barker goal.
In overtime Akron would again score on a penalty corner to win the game 2-1. Rachel Hurtgam, Ciara Gregoire and Ella Gooding all played well in the loss.
Barker drops to second place behind undefeated Akron and Roy-Hart. The team will host Kenmore/City Honors on Thursday at 5:00 pm.
Sandolfini Makes 2 Saves In Victory Over Wilson
September 6, 2018
BARKER -- Katrina Clare scored 2 goals while Ciara Gregoire, Lena Fazzolari and Rachel Hurtgam all netted 1 goal each in the Varsity Field Hockey team’s win over Wilson on Thursday. Emily Wagner and Clare both added an assist for the team.
Paige Sandolfini made 2 saves in the first half for the Lady Raiders.
Barker is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the N-O League. The girls will travel to Akron on Tuesday for a 4:45 start time.
Clare Nets Hat Trick At Nichols
September 4, 2018
BUFFALO -- Katrina Clare led the scoring for Barker at Nichols on Tuesday with a hat trick as she scored the first 3 goals of the game en route to a 6-0 victory. Lena Fazzolari added 1 while Rachel Hurtgam chipped in with 2. Madison Gancasz, Hurtgam, Ciara Gregoire, and Natalie Bruning all added 1 assist.
Megan Hotaling started in goal for the Lady Raiders and she split time with Paige Sandolfini. Neither goalkeeper saw a shot on goal.
The team is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Barker will host Wilson on Thursday at 4:45 PM.
Hurtgam Opens 2018 Campaign With 2 Goals And An Assist
August 30, 2018
BARKER -- The Varsity Lady Raiders Field Hockey team opened the 2018 season with a 7-2 victory over Medina on Thursday. Rachel Hurtgam and Katrina Clare both scored 2 goals and added an assist. Also scoring for Barker was Ciara Gregoire, Natalie Bruning and Madison Gancasz. Bruning, Lena Fazzolari and Kaedynce Schumacher all had an assist.
Paige Sandolfini split time with Megan Hotaling in goal. Both made 1 save and allowed 1 goal. Schumacher had a defensive save in the second half to keep the ball out of the goal cage.
Barker will travel to Nichols on Tuesday for a 4:30 PM start.