All Western New York Announced
November 9, 2015
BARKER -- The All Western New York Field Hockey Committee recognized Barker seniors Caitlyn Mason and Erika Moeller as members of the 2015 second team. Both players were recognized for their contributions defensively and offensively this past season.
Field Hockey All League Teams Released
November 6, 2015
BARKER -- The following field hockey players received recognition from the Niagara-Orleans League this season:
- Caitlyn Mason
- Erika Moeller
- Kelsie Engert
- Madison Greenwald
- Lydia Dewart
- Emma Duffy
- Erin Greenwald
- Natalie Menz
- Rebecca Stoloski
Season Ends In Section VI Class C Finals
November 5, 2015
AMHERST -- On Thursday night the field hockey season came to an end with a 3-1 loss to league rival Akron in the Section VI Class C finals. After a scoreless first half, Akron scored the first goal just 55 seconds into the second half. Caitlyn Mason initiated the play that led to the lone Barker goal, as she sent a ball into the circle and Lydia Dewart finished the play by tapping the rebound through the goalie's feet.
The team finished the season at 14-3-1 overall.
Moeller & Greenwald Get Things Started 40 Seconds In
October 28, 2015
AMHERST -- The Varsity Field Hockey will compete next Thursday, November 5 at 3:30 pm at Amherst for the Class C Sectional Championship after a 3-0 victory over Wilson on Wednesday night in the semi finals. Madison Greenwald started things off just 40 seconds into the game with a deflection of an Erika Moeller drive that found the back of the cage. Jillian Moeller netted her first Varsity goal with just over 4 minutes to go in the first half. Lydia Dewart assisted on the goal by crossing the ball into the middle of the circle. Natalie Menz closed out the scoring with a second half goal at the 17:14 mark.
Kelsie Engert had a very strong game at midfield and was a key factor on the second goal. Caitlyn Mason came up big with 2 saves and some important clears to keep Wilson off the board and pick up the shut out win in goal. Grayce Weller had a defensive clear in the second half to help preserve the shut out.
Barker is now 14-2-1 overall and will face league rival Akron in the finals.
Lady Raiders Advance to Class C Semi Finals
October 22, 2015
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team advanced in sectional play yesterday with a 3-0 victory over Holland. Natalie Menz, Lydia Dewart and Erika Moeller all scored for Barker. Kelsie Engert added an assist on Moeller's goal. Caitlyn Mason and Cara Fox shared the shutout win in goal.
Madison Greenwald played very well throughout the game, especially transitioning with the attack. Grayce Weller, Emma Duffy and Sarah Mason also contributed strong games at midfield and on defense.
The team will play on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Amherst against Wilson in the Section VI Class C Semi Finals.
Senior Day Contributions Noticeable From Class of 2016
October 15, 2015
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Medina yesterday on Senior Recognition Day by a score of 8-0. All 10 seniors: Courtney Bodine, Emma Duffy, Kelsie Engert, Paige Fudella, Erin Greenwald, Madison Greenwald, Caitlyn Mason, Erika Moeller, Amber Schafer and Becky Stoloski all factored into the win. After a 30 minute delay in the first half due to lightning, Stoloski and Duffy both contributed 2 goals. Moeller, Erin Greenwald, Lydia Dewart and Katrina Clare all added 1. Engert and Natalie Menz added 2 assists each. Duffy, Moeller, Grayce Weller, Mason and Dewart all had 1 assist.
Mason and Bodine shared the shutout win in goal as Bodine stopped 2 shots. Bodine and Mason both played on the field as well. Mason was involved in several pushes into the Medina circle and did a nice job in the middle of the field. Bodine, Fudella and Schafer all did a solid job of rotating and pushing up with the attack from their midfield and defensive positions.
Madison Greenwald was actively involved in many plays on corners and transitioning from defense to attack. Sarah Mason defended well and was actively involved in defense and attack. Emily Annable also did a great job, especially in the second half, working the sideline on the wing as Barker worked their passing game well.
The team finished the regular season in second place with a 10-1-1 league record is is currently 12-2-1 overall. Barker will be the #2 seed in post season and will host a quarter final playoff game on Thursday, October 22 at 3:00 pm. Come out and support the Lady Raiders.
Greenwald Connects For Winner In OT
October 13, 2015
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team won a dramatic 3-2 overtime game against Akron on Tuesday night. Madison Greenwald tallied the winning goal with 1:45 left to play. Kelsie Engert and Erika Moeller helped to setup the goal which was scored on a penalty corner.
Caitlyn Mason was a shining star as she made 2 saves in goal in the first half and then sparked a rally on the field with under 15 minutes to play. Mason initiated the play that led to Barker's first goal, scored by Erin Greenwald with just over 6 minutes remaining in regulation. Mason then netted her own goal with 1:35 left. Akron would send the game into OT which then set the stage for Greenwald's dramatic goal.
The team is now 9-1-1 in league play and 10-2-1 overall. Barker will host Medina on Thursday at 4:45 for the final regular season game and will recognize 10 seniors at 4:15. Please come out and support Caitlyn Mason, Madison Greenwald, Amber Schafer, Courtney Bodine, Paige Fudella, Becky Stoloski, Erika Moeller, Erin Greenwald, Emma Duffy, Kelsie Engert and the rest of the Lady Raiders as they close out the regular season.
Clare Picks Up First Career Varsity Goal
October 8, 2015
NEWFANE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team added a 2-0 victory at Newfane last night to improve to 8-1-1 in the league and 10-2-1 overall. Katrina Clare notched her first career Varsity goal at 19:27 of the second half which proved to be the game winner. Emily Annable did a nice job setting up the goal and Erin Greenwald's work created the initial opportunity for the Lady Raiders on the play. Natalie Menz scored off a pass from Emma Duffy for the second goal with :30 remaining.
Erika Moeller and Sarah Mason both played well at the defensive end of the field while the midfield play of Madison Greenwald and Kelsie Engert was solid for Barker. Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout in goal.
The team will host Akron on Tuesday at 4:45 in an important Niagara-Orleans League contest.
Varsity Field Hockey Blanks Wilson
October 6, 2015
BARKER -- On Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Wilson 3-0 to take over sole possession of 2nd place in the N-O League. Becky Stoloski, Lydia Dewart and Natalie Menz all scored for Barker. Menz added an assist as well.
Caitlyn Mason stopped 2 shots for the shutout. Erika Moeller played a great game on defense and Madison Greenwald was solid at midfield. Katrina Clare had an aggressive game on attack.
The team is now 7-1-1 in league play and 9-2-1 overall and will travel to Newfane on Thursday for a 4:45 contest.
Offensive Chances Not Cashed In For Lady Raiders
October 3, 2015
MT. LEBANON -- Saturday afternoon the Varsity Field Hockey team wrapped up it's 2 day trip to Pittsburgh. After a very impressive win on Friday over the host school the Lady Raiders hit a road block in Pine Richland and suffered a 2-0 loss. Barker had several chances, but just couldn't break through to get on the scoreboard.
The team is now 8-2-1 overall and will host Wilson on Tuesday at 4:45 in a key Niagara-Orleans League battle.
Another Impressive Game For Engert
October 2, 2015
MT. LEBANON -- On Friday night the Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a 3-0 win under the lights outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Barker defeated host Mt. Lebanon 3-0 as Kelsie Engert had a career day with 2 goals and an assist to go along with solid play at midfield and at the defensive end. Caitlyn Mason turned away 3 shots to earn the shutout in goal. Erika Moeller scored 1 and added an assist while Madison Greenwald and Natalie Menz both added helpers.
The team improved to 8-1-1 with the victory and will play again at Mt. Lebanon on Saturday against another Pittsburgh area team - Pine Richland.
Lady Raiders Shine Brightly Under The Lights
September 25, 2015
MIDDLEPORT -- The Lady Raiders grabbed a tightly contested 1-0 victory at Roy-Hart on Friday night as Grayce Weller tallied the lone goal for Barker. Weller scored with 17:10 remaining in the second half on a penalty corner to propel the visitors to a 7-1-1 record and completed a four game win streak for the week.
Caitlyn Mason turned away 4 Roy-Hart shots to pick up the shutout win between the pipes.
Barker is off until next Friday and Saturday when they travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on Mt. Lebanon and Pine Richland in non-league contests.
Engert Stars For Lady Raiders
September 24, 2015
TONAWANDA -- The Varsity Field Hockey team won its third game of the week on Thursday with a 1-0 victory at Kenmore. Becky Stoloski notched her league leading 7th goal for the Lady Raiders. Kelise Engert played a tremendous game at midfield and on defense. Engert's positioning and commitment to transition to offense was a great part of the Barker attack and possession. Engert also had impressive recognition of situations throughout the game and made great decisions which aided in controlling the play.
Emma Duffy and Erika Moeller also had impressive games at midfield and on defense. Courtney Bodine and Caitlyn Mason had solid games on the field and shared the shutout in goal.
The team will is now 6-1-1 overall and will travel to Roy-Hart on Friday night to play under the lights at 7:00.
Weller Nets Winner On Corner
September 22, 2015
MEDINA -- The Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a 3-0 victory at Medina on Tuesday as Grayce Weller, Madison Greenwald and Natalie Menz all scored for Barker. Erika Moeller, Lydia Dewart and Erin Greenwald each picked up an assist.
Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shut out win in goal. Emma Duffy did a great job with her 3D skills on free hits. Paige Fudella played a very strong game on defense.
The team is now 5-1-1 overall and will travel to Kenmore tomorrow to begin the 2nd round of play.
Menz Wins It In Overtime
September 21, 2015
BUFFALO -- The Varsity Field Hockey team won a thrilling overtime game at Nichols on Monday as Natalie Menz scored on a pass that was sent to the front of the cage by Madison Greenwald with 4:25 left in OT. Courtney Bodine stopped 1 shot for Barker and shared the shut out with Caitlyn Mason. Lydia Dewart and Emma Duffy also had noteworthy games on attack and at midfield respectively for Barker.
The team is now 4-1-1 overall and will travel to Medina for a 4:45 contest today.
Tigers Defeat Lady Raiders
September 17, 2015
AKRON -- On Thursday, the Varsity Field Hockey team dropped a 1-0 decision to Akron. Caitlyn Mason made 2 saves for Barker. Emma Duffy and Erika Moeller had played well for the Lady Raiders.
The team returns to action on Monday with a non-league contest at Nichols at 5:00. Barker is now 3-1-1 on the season.
Greenwald Notches 3rd Of The Season
September 15, 2015
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 3-0-1 on Tuesday with a 3-0 shutout against Newfane. Becky Stoloski added 2 goals to her league and section leading total of 6. Erin Greenwald notched her 3rd of season while Natalie Menz added 2 assists.
Caityln Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the win in goal with Mason making 1 save. Bodine also had a solid outing on the field. Also contributing for the Lady Raiders with strong games were Grayce Weller, Kelsie Engert and Erika Moeller. Madison Greenwald showed some impressive stick work in midfield while Emma Duffy did the same near the circle.
The team will travel to Akron on Thursday for a 4:45 game.
Mason Stands Tall In Shootout
September 10, 2015
WILSON -- On Thursday the Varsity team battled to a 1-1 tie against the Lakewomen from Wilson. Becky Stoloski netted the lone regulation goal for Barker while Natalie Menz added a goal in the shootout to help preserve the tie.
Caitlyn Mason made 2 saves during regulation to help setup overtime. After a scoreless 10 minutes of 7 on 7 where neither team managed a shot on goal, Mason stopped 4 of 5 Wilson shootout attempts to hold the game at a deadlock.
Barker is now 2-0-1 in league play and overall and will host Newfane at 4:45 on Tuesday.
Stoloski Nets Pair In Victory Over Roy-Hart
September 8, 2015
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 2-0-0 with a 4-0 shutout over Roy-Hart on Tuesday. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine each turned aside 1 shot and shared the victory. Mason picked up an assist on the second of Rebecca Stoloski's 2 goals. Emma Duffy added an assist on Stoloski's first goal. Lydia Dewart and Erin Greenwald also notched goals for the Lady Raiders.
Katrina Clare had a strong game on attack, while Erika Moeller contributed with several key plays on defense. Barker will travel to Wilson on Thursday for a 4:45 start.
Dewart & Annable Score Twice In Season Opener
September 1, 2015
BARKER -- Lydia Dewart started the scoring for the Varsity Field Hockey team on Tuesday with 2 first half goals en route to a 7-0 victory over Kenmore in the Niagara-Orleans League opener for both teams. Emily Annable would later score 2 as well. Emma Duffy, Rebecca Stoloski and Caitlyn Mason also scored for the Lady Raiders. Mason and Dewart teamed up on Duffy's goal to record assists while Natalie Menz chimed in with an assist on Annable's first.
Mason and Courtney Bodine split time in goal and shared the shut out win. Menz had a strong game on attack as she looked ready to play another half as the game concluded. Paige Fudella and Grayce Weller had impressive games on defense.
Barker will host Roy-Hart at 4:45 next Tuesday.
Field Hockey Post Season Honors Announced
November 14, 2014
BARKER -- Congratulations to Gabriella Clare, Melissa Grosshans and Caitlyn Mason for being selected as Niagara-Orleans League First Team members. Clare and Grosshans also received All Western New York First Team recognition. Mason is an All Western New York Honorable Mention selection. Erin Greenwald, Madison Greenwald, and Alexandrea VeRost were selected to the Niagara-Orleans League Second Team. Players receiving Honorable Mention recognition for the Niagara-Orleans League were: Kelsey Blackley, Morgan Brown, Emma Duffy, Kelsie Engert, Renee Levy and Erika Moeller.
Field Hockey Falls In Far West Regionals
November 10, 2014
WEBSTER -- On Monday night the Varsity Field Hockey team lost a hard fought 1-0 game to East Rochester in the Class C Far West Regionals. Caitlyn Mason was outstanding in goal as she made seven saves which included diving saves and stops on shots from point blank range. Gabby Clare and Melissa Grosshans both had stellar performances for the team. Erika Moeller, Kelsie Engert and Erin Greenwald also had stand out games for the Lady Raiders. The entire team played very well and just came up short against the speedy Bombers.
Barker finishes the season as Niagara-Orleans League Champions with a 12-0 league mark and as Section VI Class C Champion with an overall record of 16-1-1. Members of the sectional championship team are: Gabby Clare, Melissa Grosshans, Kelsey Blackley, Liz Luckman, Morgan Brown, Renee Levy, Alex VeRost, Caitlyn Mason, Erika Moeller, Amber Schafer, Courtney Bodine, Becky Stoloski, Erin Greenwald, Emma Duffy, Madison Greenwald, Kelsie Engert, Paige Fudella, Lydia Dewart, Grayce Weller and Emily Annable.
Second Half Rally Propels Lady Raiders To Sectional Title
November 5, 2014
AMHERST -- The Barker Field Hockey team retained their Section VI Class C title on Wednesday night with a 2-1 come from behind victory over Akron. After being down 1-0 at the half, Gabby Clare and Madison Greenwald both tallied goals in the second half to lift the Lady Raiders to their 7th straight sectional crown. Erin Greenwald assisted on Clare's goal.
Emma Duffy and Morgan Brown both played exceptionally well. Alex VeRost made 2 huge defensive plays in the second half which led to the go ahead goal. Melissa Grosshans had an outstanding game along with Clare. The pair took over the game in the second half and helped to propel the team into the Far West Regionals on Monday, November 10 at 7:30 PM at Webster Schroeder High School to face East Rochester.
Stoloski's Goal & Mason's Saves Pace Lady Raiders In Semis
October 30, 2014
AMHERST -- The Varsity Field Hockey defeated East Aurora 1-0 on Thursday night to earn a spot in next Wednesday's Section VI Class C Championship game. Kelsey Blackley started the play that led to a goal scored by Becky Stoloski. Blackley sent a pass up the field to Gabby Clare who got the ball to Lydia Dewart who then crossed it over to Stoloski for the game winner midway through the second half.
Caitlyn Mason came up with 3 saves for the Lady Raiders to earn the shutout win in goal.
Barker will now face league rival Akron in the finals at Amherst on Wednesday, November 5, at 5:30. Admission for the championship game is $5.00. The team will take aim at their 7th straight sectional title and a trip to the Far West Regionals.
Grosshans Tallies 2 As Varsity Field Hockey Advances To Semis
October 24, 2014
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Holland, 6-0 on Friday to advance to the Section VI Class C Semi Finals. Barker will now play East Aurora at 5:30 on the turf at Amherst on Thursday, October 30. Melissa Grosshans tallied 2 goals, while Gabby Clare, Becky Stoloski, Lydia Dewart and Erin Greenwald all netted 1. Clare and Stoloski both picked up an assist.
Caitlyn Mason notched the shutout in goal making 3 saves for the victory. Erika Moeller and Renee Levy both played solid games for the Lady Raiders.
The team is now 14-0-1 overall. Practice for today is still being worked out.
Post Season Begins Friday
October 21, 2014
MEDINA -- The Varsity Field Hockey team completed the regular season with an undefeated record by defeating Medina yesterday 9-0. The team will host a quarter final sectional game on Friday at 3:00. Barker will play the winner of the Medina @ Holland pre-quarter final game.
Goal scorers for the game at Medina on Tuesday were Erin Greenwald with 4, Melissa Grosshans with 2, while Liz Luckman, Kelsey Blackley and Emma Duffy all added 1. Gabby Clare had 3 assists and Renee Levy had 1. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout win in goal as Bodine came up big in the second half with 2 saves.
Barker is currently 13-0-1 overall and was 12-0 in league play.
Lady Raiders Take Niagara-Orleans League Title With Win At Akron
October 16, 2014
AKRON -- The Varsity Field Hockey claimed its 9th straight Niagara-Orleans League title on Thursday night at Akron with a 4-0 victory over the Tigers. Melissa Grosshans and Erin Greenwald both tallied goals while Gabby Clare scored twice and added 2 assists. Erika Moeller and Kelsey Blackley also added an assist. Caitlyn Mason turned away 3 shots to pick up the shutout win between the pipes. Morgan Brown, Madison Greenwald and Emma Duffy all provided quality minutes which were keys to the victory.
Congratulations to the entire team which also includes Paige Fudella, Liz Luckman, Amber Schafer, Courtney Bodine, Renee Levy, Alex VeRost, Kelsie Engert, Becky Stoloski, and Lydia Dewart. Barker is now 11-0 in league play and 12-0-1 overall and will travel to Medina on Tuesday for a 4:45 game that wraps up the regular season. Barker will host a sectional game on October 24 at 3:00.
Senior Day Recognition Followed By 4-0 Victory
October 14, 2014
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team moved to 10-0 in league play and 11-0-1 overall on Tuesday with a 4-0 shutout over visiting Newfane on Senior Day. Kelsey Blackley, Morgan Brown, Gabriella Clare, Melissa Grosshans, Renee Levy, Eluzabeth Luckman and Alexandrea VeRost were all recognized in a pregame ceremony for their years of service to the program.
Goal scorers were Lydia Dewart, Grosshans, Erin Greenwald and Rebecca Stoloski. Brown and Clare both had an assist. Dewart played exceptionally well as did Madison Greenwald. Caitlyn Mason picked up her 7th shutout in goal.
Barker travels to Akron on Thursday for a chance to clinch the league championship. Akron is currently 9-1 in league play. Game time is 4:45.
Blackley's Drive Starts Scoring Play For Lady Raiders
October 9, 2014
WILSON -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 9-0 in league play on Thursday with a 2-0 victory at Wilson. Becky Stoloski and Liz Luckman both scored a goal while Kelsie Engert, Alex VeRost and Erin Greenwald all had an assist. Caitlyn Mason notched the win between the pipes. Erika Moeller, Madison Greenwald and Emma Duffy all played very well while Alex VeRost and Morgan Brown both made several nice defensive plays. Levy also had a strong game at midfield.
Barker's first goal was scored on a penalty where Engert inserted the ball to Levy the first half. Levy's quick and strong shot towards the goal was finished by Stoloski who came off the weak side to tap it in. The play that led to Barker's second goal was initiated by a long drive by Kelsey Blackley. Gabriella Clare received the pass and was able to get the ball towards the goal where the Wilson goalkeeper came out to play it. Erin Greenwald's hustle to go to the ball and take it from the goalie then setup Luckman's shot which found the back of the cage.
The team will host Newfane at 4:45 on Tuesday. We will recognize our 7 seniors at 4:15.
Varsity Field Hockey Defeats Roy-Hart
October 7, 2014
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team scored a 4-0 victory over Roy-Hart on Tuesday as Gabby Clare scored twice and Melissa Grosshans and Alex VeRost both added one. Kelsey Blackley and Erika Moeller both notched an assist. Caitlyn Mason earned the shut out win in goal. Kelsie Engert and Coutney Bodine both played well defensively.
The team is now 8-0-0 in the league and 9-0-1 overall and will travel to Wilson on Thursday for a 4:45 game.
Luckman Strikes First For Second Straight Game In Pittsburgh
October 4, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Elizabeth Luckman scored for the second time in as many days for the Varsity Field Hockey team on their trip to Western Pennsylvania. Luckman who opened the scoring on Friday at Fox Chapel High School, followed it up with the opening goal on Saturday at Mt. Lebanon High School. Becky Stoloski also tallied one while Gabby Clare chipped in with 2 goals of her own. Erin Greenwald and Melissa Grosshans both added assists. Caitlyn Mason stopped the 2 shots she faced to record the shutout win.
Barker is now 8-0-1 overall and will return to N-O League action on Tuesday when they host Roy-Hart at 4:45 pm.
Greenwald And Mason Shine Brightly In Pennsylvania Rain
October 3, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- The Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a well earned 3-3 tie at Fox Chapel High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. Competing against the Foxes and the heavy rains Barker was able to get on the board first, midway through the first half when Elizabeth Luckman redirected a crossing pass from Gabby Clare. Caitlyn Mason came up with several key saves early in the game to keep Chapel Hill in check.
Madison Greenwald added two goals in the second half on corners. Both goals were deflections. The first was assisted by Emma Duffy while the second came on a crossing pass from Morgan Brown and shot by Gabby Clare. The team was unable to hold onto a 3-1 lead late in the second half as the Foxes tallied 2 goals on penalty corners with less than 3 minutes to go. The third goal came on a corner as time had expired.
In overtime the teams played an exhaustive 15 minutes with no scoring. Mason came up huge 3 more times in the OT and finished the game with 10 saves on 13 shots. Clare and Melissa Grosshans played exceptionally well on attack for the Lady Raiders. Renee Levy, Erika Moeller and Alex VeRost all had solid games at the defensive end of the field.
Barker will finish it's Pennsyvania road trip with a contest at Mt. Lebanon on Saturday.
Brown Makes Impact Against Kenmore
September 30, 2014
BARKER -- Led by Morgan Brown's exceptional play at mid-field and Gabby Clare's hat trick the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Kenmore 5-1 on Tuesday. Erin Greenwald and Emma Duffy also chipped in with goals and Lydia Dewart added an assist. Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie with 43 shutout minutes between the pipes. Alex VeRost, Paige Fudella, Amber Schafer and Courtney Bodine all made several nice plays on defense for the 7-0 Lady Raiders.
The team will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend for games against Fox Chapel and Mt. Lebanon. Barker returns to league play on Tuesday with a 4:45 contest Roy-Hart.
Stellar Play From Engert & Moeller
September 25, 2014
BARKER -- Led by Gabby Clare's 4 goals and Lydia Dewart's hat trick against Medina, the Varsity Field Hockey team moved to 6-0 on Thursday. Melissa Grosshans added 2 while Erin Greenwald, Madison Greenwald, Becky Stoloski and Liz Luckman all tallied 1.
Morgan Brown, Alex VeRost, Erika Moeller and Kelsie Engert all made nice defensive plays. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout.
The team returns to action at home on Tuesday with a 5:00 start against Kenmore.
Mason Makes Key Save Late Against Rival Akron
September 23, 2014
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team notched a big 1-0 victory over Akron on Tuesday in a key Niagara-Orleans League game. Melissa Grosshans redirected a ball sent by Erika Moeller for the lone goal. Lydia Dewart had a great game for the Lady Raiders. Gabby Clare was once again a force for the team as she created constant problems for the Akron defense. Kelsie Engert and Madison Greenwald also played very well. Caitlyn Mason came up with a big save late to preserve the shutout in goal.
The team is now 5-0 and will host Medina at 4:45 on Thursday.
Lady Raiders Move to 4-0
September 18, 2014
NEWFANE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team brought home a 4-0 victory from Newfane yesterday as Melissa Grosshans scored twice and Madison Greenwald and Kelsey Blackley both added 1. Gabby Clare played a strong game and picked up an assist. Caitlyn Mason had the shutout in goal.
The girls are now 4-0 and will host Akron on Tuesday at 4:45 in a game featuring the two remaining undefeated teams in the Niagara-Orleans League.
Grosshans Ignites Attack With 2 Goals
September 16, 2014
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team moved to 3-0 in league play and overall with a 5-0 victory over Wilson on Tuesday night. Melissa Grosshans scored twice for Barker while Erin Greenwald, Gabby Clare and Liz Luckman each added one.
Alex VeRost had an impressive defensive game and Kelsey Blackley also played well from the sweeper position. Madison Greenwald was active in the middle of the field and Lydia Dewart provided quality minutes on attack. Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout in goal. Barker will travel to Newfane on Thursday for a 4:45 game.
Clare Cranks It Up
September 11, 2014
MIDDLEPORT -- Thursday night the Varsity Field Hockey team picked up it's second win of the season with a 4-0 victory at Roy-Hart. Gabby Clare, Kelsey Blackley, Madison Greenwald and Erin Greenwald all scored for Barker. Clare, Elizabeth Luckman and Kelsie Engert all had assists.
Emma Duffy, Alexandrea VeRost and Melissa Grosshans all played very well. Caitlyn Mason recorded the shutout in goal. Barker, now 2-0, will host its home opener on Tuesday at 4:45 vs. Wilson.
Duffy & Stoloski Net 2 Goals Each At Kenmore
September 4, 2014
KENMORE -- On Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team opened its season with a 6-0 victory at Kenmore. Emma Duffy and Becky Stoloski both notched 2 goals while Madison Greenwald and Erin Greenwald chipped in with 1 each. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout in goal. Gabby Clare had a great performance adding 2 assists. Melissa Grosshans also had a strong performance for the Lady Raiders.
The team played very well and will look to continue their impressive start to the season today at the Nichols scrimmages where they will face Lancaster, Williamsville North and Amherst.
Bodine And Denny Are Scholar-Athletes
December 3, 2013
BARKER -- Congratulations to Brooke Bodine for being named an Honorable Mention All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete this past fall. Congratulations go out to Olivia Denny for earning All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete honors also for the fall. Additionally, Denny was named the Scholar-Athlete for the month of November by WIVB Channel 4. View Olivia's video
at the Channel 4 web site.
Field Hockey Post Season Honors Announced
November 27, 2013
BARKER -- Congratulations to the the following Varsity Field Hockey players who earned special recognition including Niagara-Orleans League, All Western New York, New York State, and local media honors:
All New York State:
New York State Public High School Athletic Association All Tournament Team:
New York State Public High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award:
All Western New York First Team:
All Western New York Second Team:
Niagara-Orleans League First Team:
Niagara-Orleans League Second Team:
Niagara-Orleans League Honorable Mention:
WKBW Channel 7 Super 7 Athlete of the Week - #7 for the week of November 15, 2013:
Mason On Top Of Her Game In Defeat At State Semis
November 16, 2013
CICERO -- On Saturday the Varsity Field Hockey team lost an exhausting and intense double overtime game, 1-0, to Cazenovia in the New York State Class C Semi Finals. Barker put up a valiant effort in their attempt to win a state championship, as Caitlyn Mason stole the show with 7 saves, of which none were common. She was named to the All Tournament Team. Heather Mason was presented with the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament.
The team finished the season with a 17-2 record.
Clare To Greenwald Is Winning Combination
November 9, 2013
MEDINA -- On Saturday the Varsity Field Hockey team claimed the Class C Far West Regional Championship at Medina after a 1-0 victory over East Rochester. Erin Greenwald's goal with 5:54 left was just enough to give the Lady Raiders the advantage they needed. Greenwald's goal came off a beautiful attacking play by Gabby Clare, who drew the defender towards her before giving the crossing pass to Greenwald who redirected the ball up and over the ER goalkeeper. Heather Mason continued her stellar play.
The Barker defense as a collective whole had a strong game, both at mid field and in the defensive circle. Solid play by Kelsie Engert, Erika Moeller, Alex VeRost, Renee Levy, Morgan Brown, Madison Greenwald and goalkeeper Caitlyn Mason, who recorded the shutout, made the difference throughout the game and especially during a late surge by ER.
Barker will play in the State Semi Finals at 3:30 on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School against Cazenovia.
Barker Field Hockey Seniors Lead The Way
November 6, 2013
AMHERST -- Wednesday night the Varsity Field Hockey team claimed its sixth straight Section VI Class C Championship with a 3-1 victory over Eden. Brooke Bodine, Olivia Denny, and Gabby Clare scored goals for the Lady Raiders, while Melissa Grosshans and Heather Mason picked up assists. Mason's performance led the team as she was a presence for Barker both on attack and defensively. Mason along with Bodine and Denny, the team's senior tri-captains, led the way for the Lady Raiders who under the lights and through a soaking rain had one of their best starts of the season. The milder than normal temperatures were welcomed by the players as they heated things up quickly with two goals within the first 14 minutes of play. Erika Moeller also played exceptionally well and elevated her game to another level. Caitlyn Mason had a great game in goal as she dived and slid to make three fantastic saves and several had clears.
The team is now 16-1 overall and will play against East Rochester at 1:00 on Saturday at Vets Park in Medina.
Northern Raiders To Meet Southern Raiders In Class C Finals
October 31, 2013
AMHERST -- The Barker Varsity Field Hockey team will play for a sectional championship on Wednesday, November 6 against Eden after their 4-0 shutout of Holland on Thursday night. Melissa Grosshans, Olivia Denny, Madison Greenwald and Heather Mason all scored for the Lady Raiders. Alex VeRost played a very strong game defensively for Barker and Caitlyn Mason stopped all four Dutchmen shots for the win between the pipes. Denny had several smart plays on attack.
The team will matchup with the maroon and white Raiders of the South at Amherst on Wednesday at 5:30.
Greenwald And Denny Pace Barker Attack
October 29, 2013
BARKER -- #1 seeded Barker won a convincing 6-0 game on Tuesday over Roy-Hart in the Section VI Class C Field Hockey Quarter Finals. Erin Greenwald and Olivia Denny both notched two goals while Gabby Clare and Heather Mason each added one. Melissa Grosshans and Kelsey Blackley both had an assist. Caitlyn Mason was the shutout winning goalie.
Denny keyed much of the attack and possession for the Lady Raiders. Clare had a strong game for Barker while Alex VeRost and Erika Moeller were steady and consistent. The team will next meet Holland at 5:30 on Thursday at Amherst in the Semi Finals.
Clare Leads Lady Raiders To League Championship Clinching Victory
October 22, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Roy-Hart 4-0 on Tuesday to lay sole claim to their 8th straight Niagara-Orleans League Championship. Gabby Clare, Heather Mason, Olivia Denny and Lydia Dewart all scored for Barker while Clare added an assist. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout win. Emma Duffy, Erika Moeller and Kelsie Engert all played exceptionally well for the Lady Raiders.
Barker will host Roy-Hart on Tuesday, October 29th, at 3:00 in the Class C Quarter Finals.
Bodine Nets Two In Victory Over Medina
October 17, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team recorded an impressive 7-0 victory over Medina on Thursday. Brooke Bodine scored two goals while Melissa Grosshans, Olivia Denny, Lydia Dewart, Erin Greenwald and Gabby Clare all tallied one. Morgan Brown notched two assists. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout between the pipes. Emma Duffy and Kelsie Engert both had solid games for the Lady Raiders.
The team is now 10-1 in league play and 12-1 overall. The final regular season game will be on Tuesday at 4:30 pm and will feature a pre-game recognition, at 4:00 pm, of the team's three seniors - Bodine, Denny and Heather Mason. The team will celebrate the six year field hockey careers of these three players and try to wrap up an eighth straight league championship.
Varsity Field Hockey Streak Snapped
October 15, 2013
Barker Field Hockey Now 9-0 In Niagara-Orleans League Play
October 10, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a 3-0 victory over Wilson on Thursday on goals by Gabby Clare, Melissa Grosshans and Erin Greenwald. Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie for the Lady Raiders. Olivia Denny, Renee Levy and Kelsey Blackley had strong games for Barker on attack and transitioning from the defensive side of the field.
The game was the team's annual Play 4 the Cure game as both teams wore pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. A portion of the profits from Barker's Field Hockey fundraisers this fall will be donated to the cause.
Barker is now 9-0 in the league and 11-0 overall. The team will travel to Kenmore on Tuesday for a 4:30 game.
Mason Penalty Corner Goal Is Margin For Victory
October 8, 2013
AKRON -- Heather Mason's goal off a penalty corner with 4:29 left in the first half at Akron was the lone goal for the Lady Raiders Varsity Field Hockey team in a shutout over the Tigers on Tuesday. Melissa Grosshans inserted the ball on the corner to pick up an assist.
Caitlyn Mason stopped two shots to grab the shutout. Alex VeRost, Olivia Denny and Kelsie Engert all played exceptionally well while Morgan Brown and Erika Moeller also had solid games.
Barker is now 8-0 in the league and 10-0 overall and will host Wilson on Thursday at 4:30. The two teams will Play 4 the Cure as they wear pink in a game that is highlighting breast cancer awareness.
Lady Raiders Got Scoring From Multiple Players
October 3, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team used a strong second half to defeat Nichols yesterday 4-1. Melissa Grosshans, Erin Greenwald, Renee Levy and Brooke Bodine all scored for the Lady Raiders. Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie. Olivia Denny, Madison Greenwald, Erika Moeller and Kelsie Engert all played exceptionally well.
The team is now 9-0 overall and 7-0 in the league. The next game is Tuesday at 4:30 in Akron.
Blackley Launches Missiles In Win Over Newfane
October 1, 2013
NEWFANE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team grabbed a 3-0 shutout victory at Newfane on Tuesday. Kelsey Blackley launched two missiles into the cage early in the second half to lead the scoring for Barker. Melissa Grosshans started the scoring in the first half and added an assist on Blackley's second goal. Heather Mason picked up an assist on the second goal.
Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie stopping two shots and also made two clears. Renee Levy played exceptionally well for the Lady Raiders with several solid plays. Courtney Bodine, Emma Duffy and Erin Greenwald all contributed quality minutes for Barker. Olivia Denny, Erika Moeller, Kelsie Engert, Alex VeRost and Madison Greenwald had solid games. The team will host Nichols at 4:30 on Thursday. Barker is now 7-0 in the league and 8-0 overall.
Clare Scores First Of The Season
September 26, 2013
MIDDLEPORT -- The Varsity Field Hockey team moved to 6-0 in the league and 7-0 overall on Thursday with a 7-1 victory at Roy-Hart. Heather Mason scored twice for the Lady Raiders while Melissa Grosshans, Erin Greenwald, Gabby Clare, Lydia Dewart, and Olivia Denny all added one. Caitlyn Mason added two assists. Denny and Clare both had one assist.
Barker will travel to Newfane on Tuesday as they start the second round of league play at 4:30.
Lady Raiders Varsity Field Hockey Moves To 6-0 Overall
September 24, 2013
MEDINA -- On Tuesday afternoon the Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a 7-0 victory at Medina. Melissa Grosshans and Erin Greenwald both scored multiple goals with three and two respectively. It was the second hat trick of the season for Grosshans. Greenwald's goal was the first of her Varsity career. Brooke Bodine and Lydia Dewart both had one goal. Dewart's goal was the first Varsity goal for the freshman. Gabby Clare added two assists while Morgan Brown had one.
Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shutout in goal. Emma Duffy had a solid defensive game while Olivia Denny had a strong game on attack.
The team is now 5-0 in the league and 6-0 overall and will travel to Roy-Hart for a 4:30 game on Thursday.
VeRost A Force In Thrilling Overtime Win
September 20, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey maintained it's position atop the Niagara-Orleans League with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory on Thursday against previously unbeaten Kenmore. With no time left on the clock the Lady Raiders executed a penalty corner for the winning goal which was scored by Morgan Brown. Alex VeRost and Olivia Denny were instrumental in the play as VeRost inserted the ball to Denny who then patiently drew the Kenmore defender to the ball and dumped the pass to the middle of the circle where Brown was crashing to the goal cage and redirected it in for the winning goal. Denny received an assist on the play.
VeRost was stellar throughout the game as she anchored the Barker defense, making play after play against skilled Kenmore attack. Heather Mason scored Barker's first goal early in the second half. Brooke Bodine assisted on the play. Barker would hold onto the 1-0 lead until 6:59 left in regulation time when Kenmore scored to tie the game.
After 10 minutes of 7 v. 7 in overtime, Barker was awarded a penalty corner which would set up the winning goal with no time left on the clock. Kelsie Engert, Renee Levy and Erika Moeller had impressive defensive games and transitioned to attack very well. Barker is now 4-0 in the league and 5-0 overall. The team will travel to Medina on Tuesday for a 4:30 game.
Brown's Goal Proves To Be Winner At Wilson
September 17, 2013
WILSON -- Morgan Brown scored on a penalty corner at the 17:42 mark of the first half to give the Varsity Field Hockey team all it would need against the Lakewomen on Tuesday. Renee Levy added a goal late in the first half and Heather Mason added two in the second half to make the final score 4-0. Levy's goal was her first at the Varsity level. Olivia Denny assisted on the third and fourth goals.
Caitlyn Mason made three saves and had five clears in goal for the Lady Raiders. The team is now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in league play. The next game for Barker will be on Thursday at 5:00 when they host Kenmore.
Mason Sisters Key To Barker Field Hockey Victory
September 14, 2013
BARKER -- On Saturday the Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a hard fought 2-0 victory over Akron. Heather Mason and Brooke Bodine scored for the Lady Raiders while Caitlyn Mason earned the shutout in goal making seven saves. Erika Moeller added an assist. Morgan Brown and Madison Greenwald played exceptionally well on defense. Olivia Denny, Kelsey Blackley and Melissa Grosshans anchored the Barker attack.
The team is now 2-0 in league play and 3-0 overall and will travel to Wilson on Tuesday for a 4:30 game.
Denny A Factor In Three Of Four Goals
September 10, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 2-0 overall on Tuesday with a 4-0 victory over Sacred Heart. Brooke Bodine, Morgan Brown, Olivia Denny and Heather Mason all scored for Barker. Denny also added two assists. Caitlyn Mason and Courtney Bodine shared the shut out in goal. Kelsey Blackley had a strong game on attack.
The team will host Akron on Thursday at 4:30.
Grosshans Scores Three For Lady Raiders
September 5, 2013
BARKER -- On Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team opened the season with a 5-0 victory over Newfane. Melissa Grosshans led the way for the Lady Raiders with a hat trick. Erika Moeller and Kelsey Blackley each added a goal. Brooke Bodine and Erin Greenwald picked up an assist. Caitlyn Mason earned the shutout between the pipes. Alex VeRost, Madison Greenwald and Kelsie Engert all played exceptionally well making several nice defensive plays.
The Lady Raiders will travel to Nichols on Friday for scrimmages against Lancaster, Williamsville North and Amherst. The next game will be a non-league match-up at home on Tuesday against Sacred Heart at 4:30.
Denny Heads All Western New York List
November 20, 2012
BARKER -- Congratulations go out to Olivia Denny for being named to the All Western New York First Team for Field Hockey and to Jessica Hefferon and Kayla Moeller for being named to Second Team. All three players are commended for their performances this season as they helped lead the Lady Raiders to it's second trip to the State Semi Finals in the last three years.
Varsity Field Hockey Comes Up Short In State Semis
November 17, 2012
CICERO -- The Varsity Field Hockey season ended on Saturday morning after a 2-1 loss to Southampton in the Class C State Semi Finals. Kim Zaepfel scored the lone goal for the Lady Raiders midway through the first half. Kayla Moeller assisted on the play. Caitlyn Mason stopped a penalty stroke with just over five minutes to play to keep it close. Barker was awarded a penalty corner as time expired, but was unable to get the equalizer.
Zaepfel was selected to the All State team while Jessica Hefferon was presented with the Sportsmanship Award. The team finishes a tremendous season with a 17-1-1 record. It marked the second time in three years that the team has made it to the State Semi Finals.
Zaepfel Adds Another Post Season Recognition
November 16, 2012
BARKER -- Kimberly Zaepfel was recognized today as the #7 athlete on the WKBW Channel 7 Super 7 Athlete of the Week. Zaepfel was nominated for the recognition for her performances in the Sectional Finals against Akron and Far West Regionals against East Rochester. The clip can be viewed at the Super 7 Countdown link
Varsity Field Hockey Team Headed To States
November 10, 2012
PENFIELD -- The Barker Varsity Field Hockey team can add another title to its arsenal for this season - Far West Regional Class C Champion. On Saturday morning the Lady Raiders defeated long time nemesis East Rochester 2-0 at Penfield High School to earn a trip to the State Semi Finals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Saturday, November 17 at 9:30 am. Barker will play the Long Island winner of the Section 8/Section 11 Regional between Friends Academy and Southampton. The two teams square off on Tuesday, November 13 to determine the last of the Final Four teams. Greene from Section 4 and Greenwich of Section 2 are on the other side of the bracket.
Kim Zaepfel scored what proved to be the game winning goal at 16:19 of the first half when a ball, sent into the circle by Makenzi Strickland at the 20 yard line made it's way to the ER goalkeeper. The ball rebounded off the keeper and towards the top of the circle where Olivia Denny got a stick on it to send it back towards the goal. Zaepfel then got a solid redirection on the ball to send it into the cage to give Barker the lead. The hard working Lady Raiders, who controlled much of the play in the first half, did such a great job passing and managed to contain the ER big ball.
Although they were on their heels towards the start of the second half, Barker managed to keep ER off the scoreboard and kept them from putting any shots on goalie Caitlyn Mason. With 6:24 left in the game Kelsey Blackley took a pass from Gabby Clare and deposited it in the goal cage to give the Lady Raiders an insurance goal. The play started just outside the Barker 40 yard line as Strickland took a loose ball in the middle of the field and turned it up field to Denny. The ball was then sent to Clare who worked past an ER defender and passed to Blackley. The Blackley goal injected the Barker team with some energy too as they were able to keep the ball in the ER half of the field for much of the remainder of the game and had a couple more great chances to score before time expired.
The win was a great team effort and the Barker midfield and defense was very impressive. Birthday girl Meghan Menz, Heather Mason, Jessica Hefferon, Strickland, Kayla Moeller and Morgan Brown all had solid performances. The win over ER was just the fourth time the Lady Raiders have managed to get by ER in 15 tries, but it was the second time in the last three years. Several of this years players were on the team that went to States in 2010 and they hope to use that experience to their advantage.
Three Field Hockey Players Selected For Niagara Orleans League First Team
November 7, 2012
BARKER -- The Niagara Orleans League has released the names of players receiving All League honors. Barker had three First Team, three Second Team and five Honorable Mention selections. Olivia Denny, Jessica Hefferon and Kayla Moeller were selected for First Team, while Second Team recognition went to Gabriella Clare, Heather Mason and Makenzi Strickland. Morgan Brown, Melissa Grosshans, Caitlyn Mason, Meghan Menz and Kimberly Zaepfel all received Honorable Mention. Congratulations go out to all of these student-athletes and their teammates on a tremendous season.
Varsity Field Hockey Headed To Regionals
November 6, 2012
AMHERST -- The Varsity Field Hockey team won a tightly contested game with league rival Akron on Tuesday night in the Section 6 Class C Finals. After a scoreless first half it was Makenzi Strickland's crossing pass near the Barker bench that made it's way to Melissa Grosshans who shot the ball behind the Akron keeper at 27:26 of the second half. Barker came out firing on all cylinders in both halves, but was unable to get anything going in the Akron circle until the goal. The Lady Raiders would have several chances from that point on to add to their lead, but were turned away by either the goalie or the goal posts. Barker would hit three posts in the game as there was a flurry of activity in the attacking circle in the second half. The passing game of Gabby Clare, Olivia Denny, Kayla Moeller and Heather Mason was a key to pushing the play up the field and creating offensive chances.
In addition to the assist on the goal, Strickland did a fine job at mid-field. Jessica Hefferon made the game saving play in the second half as she cleared a ball from entering the Barker cage. Morgan Brown also played exceptionally well in her mid-field position as did Meghan Menz at link. Kim Zaepfel was aggressive in the circle and made some nice plays on the left side. Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout win in goal.
For the second time in as many games the Lady Raiders defeated an Niagara Orleans League opponent for the thrid time to advance in the post season. Barker will travel to Penfield High School on Saturday morning for a 10:00 match-up in the Far West Regionals with a familiar foe - East Rochester.
Three Goals By Denny Propels Lady Raiders Into Finals
November 2, 2012
AMHERST -- On Friday night the Varsity Field Hockey team moved one step closer to a Section 6 Class C Championship with a 6-0 blanking of Newfane. Led by Olivia Denny's hat trick and one assist, the team advanced to play against Akron on Tuesday at 5:30 at Amherst in the finals. Jessica Hefferon scored what proved to be the game winning goal by finishing the play on a penalty corner less than three minutes into the game. Gabby Clare and Melissa Grosshans both added a goal. Grosshans, Kim Zaepfel and Clare all recorded an assist.
Heather Mason had a great game at midfield while Clare and Kelsey Blackley both did an outstanding job on attack. Kayla Moeller and Hefferon both made several key plays for the Lady Raiders. Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout win in goal.
Barker's quick striking offense appeared again in the game, as it has many times this season when Grosshans and Denny scored 45 seconds apart during the middle of the second half to solidify the win. Four of the Barker goals were followed by another goal within three minutes. The semi final victory marked the third time this season that Barker defeated Newfane.
Two Zaepfel Blasts Tipped In For Goals
October 31, 2012
MEDINA -- The Varsity Field Hockey team advanced to the Class C Semi Finals after a 4-0 shutout of Holland in Medina on Halloween. Kim Zaepfel played a very solid game notching two assists on penalty corners as both Kayla Moeller and Olivia Denny scored off redirections of Zaepfel's shots. Moeller added another another goal while Melissa Grosshans scored once.
Heather Mason, Morgan Brown, Jessica Hefferon and Denny all had assists. Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout win in goal.
Barker will play at Amherst on Friday at 5:30 against Newfane.
Barker Field Hockey Claims 7th Straight League Title
October 23, 2012
MIDDLEPORT -- The Varsity Field Hockey team picked up a big 2-0 victory at Roy-Hart on Tuesday to grab hold of its 14th Niagara Orleans League title in the past 20 years, including the seventh straight. Gabby Clare scored both goals during the second half for the Lady Raiders. With just over six minutes gone in the second half Kayla Moeller sent a nice crossing pass into the circle after a give and go pass from her to Makenzi Strickland started the play. Clare was able to redirect the ball into the goal. After 23 minutes expired in the secnd half Heather Mason assisted on Clare's second goal with a pretty entry pass into the circle.
Mason, Morgan Brown, Strickland, Jess Hefferon, Alex VeRost and Meghan Menz all had very productive games defensively and transitioned to the attack very well. Olivia Denny also played a strong game on attack. Caitlyn Mason notched the shutout win in goal. The entire team had a solid performance, especially in the second half.
Next up will be a sectional game in the Class C Quarter Finals on Monday at 3:00 against Holland. The game, originally scheduled to be hosted by Barker will be moved to Vet's Park in Medina due to the storm and soggy conditions. Barker is the #1 seed for the Class C tournament and will begin their quest for a 15th sectional championship.
Lady Raiders Pick Up Win Against Medina
October 18, 2012
BARKER -- Gabby Clare and Olivia Denny both scored twice for the Varsity Field Hockey team on Thursday to help the Lady Raiders to a 5-2 victory. The win clinched at least a tie for the league championship with one game remaining. Barker is now 10-0-1 in the Niagara Orleans League and 12-0-1 overall. Brooke Bodine and Kayla Moeller both were credited with an assist in the game.
Heather Mason played a solid game as did Melissa Grosshans and Alex VeRost. Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie.
The team reconized their six seniors: Kim Zaepfel, Makenzi Strickland, Kassy Neadow, Kayla Moeller, Meghan Menz and Jessica Hefferon in a pre-game ceremony.
Barker will travel to Roy-Hart on Tuesday for the regular season finale at 4:30.
Mason Comes Up With Huge Save In OT On Penalty Stroke
October 16, 2012
KENMORE -- The Varsity Field Hockey team earned a 0-0 tie with Kenmore on Tuesday as goalie Caitlyn Mason made a huge save on a penalty stroke by the league's top goal scorer midway through overtime. Heather Mason had a standout game for the Lady Raiders on defense. Even with no scoring the game was a fast paced and exciting one as Olivia Denny, Kayla Moeller and Gabby Clare carried the play for the Barker attack.
The game was a Play 4 the Cure game as both teams raised awareness for breast cancer with pink in their uniforms. It marked the second time in recent years that Barker and Kenmore have participated in the event together. The entire Niagara Orleans League actually had a Play 4 the Cure Day on Thursday, October 4, but Barker had a bye that day. Kenmore graciously offered to participate with Barker so that the Lady Raiders could have a pink game this season.
Barker remains alone in the top spot in the Niagara Orleans League with a 9-0-1 record and will host Medina on Thursday for Senior Day. The ceremony will begin at 4:00, with the game to follow at 4:30.
Menz Capitalizes On Opportunity To Score At Wilson
October 11, 2012
WILSON -- The Varsity Field Hockey team moved to within a game of clinching at least a share of the Niagara Orleans League Championship yesterday with an 11-0 victory at Wilson. Olivia Denny netted a hat trick and added an assist to lead the scoring. Gabby Clare chipped in with two goals and an assist while Meghan Menz, Jess Hefferon, Melissa Grosshans, Kassy Neadow, Kim Zaepfel, and Kayla Moeller all scored once.
Makenzi Strickland had two assists while Morgan Brown and Moeller both had one. Neadown and Caitlyn Mason split the shutout win in goal. Brooke Bodine, Alex VeRost and Heather Mason all had solid games for the Lady Raiders.
The team is now 9-0 in the league and 11-0 overall and will travel to once beaten Kenmore on Tuesday for a 4:30 game.
Grosshans Nets Lone Goal In Victory Over Akron
October 9, 2012
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team scored with just under 10 minutes to go in the game and thwarted a last ditch effort by Akron in the final minute to grab a 1-0 victory on Tuesday. Kim Zaepfel made a great play inside her defensive 25 yard line to start a transition that would lead to the only goal of the game. Zaepfel made a pass to Gabby Clare who worked the ball down the field and get the ball to Kayla Moeller inside the Akron circle. Moeller's shot to the cage was then finished off by Melissa Grosshans for the goal.
Kelsey Blackley had an impressive all around game while Jessica Hefferon and Heather Mason made key plays defensively. Caitlyn Mason earned the shutout win making a huge stop late in the game.
Barker is now 8-0 in the league and 10-0 overall and will travel to Wilson on Thursday.
Zaepfel Continues Improved Play
October 3, 2012
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Buffalo Seminary on Wednesday by a score of 8-0. Multiple goal scorers were Kim Zaepfel and Kayla Moeller who both notched two. Olivia Denny, Melissa Grosshans, Gabby Clare and Kelsey Blackley all added one. Jessica Hefferon and Denny both had an assist.
Kassy Neadow and Caitlyn Mason shared the shutout win in goal. Meghan Menz, Madison Greenwald, Kelsie Engert and Brooke Bodine all played well for the Lady Raiders. The team is now 9-0 and will host rival Akron on Tuesday at 4:30.
Denny Nets Hat Trick Including One On Penalty Stroke
October 2, 2012
BARKER -- Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team put on a passing clinic against Newfane. Barker showed it's great skill and awareness with many pretty plays along the sidelines and around the attacking circle. Olivia Denny scored a hat trick, which included a goal off a penalty stroke. Kelsey Blackley, Kayla Moeller and Melissa Grosshans also netted goals. Gabby Clare added two assists while Brooke Bodine chipped in with one.
Caitlyn Mason and Kassy Neadow shared the shutout win in goal. Meghan Menz and Kim Zaepfel both had another solid game on attack while Jess Hefferon made some solid plays from the sweeper and midfield positions.
The team is now 7-0 in the league and 8-0 overall. The Lady Raiders will be home again Wedneday at 4:45 for a non-league match-up with Buffalo Seminary.
Clare Notches Two Assists Against Rams
September 27, 2012
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 6-0 in league play and 7-0 overall with a 3-0 victory over Roy-Hart on Thursday. Olivia Denny, Kayla Moeller and Melissa Grosshans all scored for Barker. Gabby Clare picked up two assists and Kim Zaepfel added one. Caitlyn Mason was the winning goalie with the shutout. Meghan Menz and Zaepfel both had impressive games on attack while Morgan Brown and Heather Mason played well at midfield.
The next game will be on Tuesday at 4:30 against Newfane as the team begins the second round of league play.
Moeller Scores Four And Helps On Two
September 25, 2012
MEDINA -- Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team played with great energy under the lights of Vet's Park in Medina. The Lady Raiders brought home a 9-0 victory led by Kayla Moeller's four goals. Kim Zaepfel had a strong game and scored the first goal of the night while Makenzi Strickland, Morgan Brown, Gabby Clare and Olivia Denny all added one of their own. Moeller added two assists while Jess Hefferon and Strickland both had one helper.
Meghan Menz, Heather Mason and Alex VeRost all played very well for the Lady Raiders. Caitlyn Mason and Kassy Neadow shared the shutout win in goal. The team is now 5-0 in the N-O League and 6-0 overall. The Lady Raiders will host Roy-Hart at 4:30 on Thursday.
Lady Raiders Alone Atop The Standings
September 20, 2012
BARKER -- Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team took over sole possession of first place in the Niagara Orleans League with a 6-0 win over previously unbeaten Kenmore. The Lady Raiders effectively shut down the league's top goal scorer and had six different players contribute offensively in the win. Kassy Neadow, Melissa Grosshans, Gabby Clare, Kayla Moeller, Jessica Hefferon and Olivia Denny all scored while Morgan Brown had an assist and Denny added two. Caitlyn Mason was impressive in goal and picked up the shutout win.
The team is now 4-0 in the league and 5-0 overall. The next game will be under the lights of Vet's Park in Medina on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
Neadow And Mason Share Shutout And Score Goals
September 18, 2012
BARKER -- The Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 3-0 in the league and 4-0 overall on Tuesday with a victory over Wilson. Goals were scored by Kassy Neadow, Kelsey Blackley and Gabby Clare. Caitlyn Mason, Melissa Grosshans, Kayla Moeller, and Olivia Denny all had two goals. Jess Hefferon, Kim Zaepfel, Denny and Clare each had an assist while Moeller added two.
Mason and Neadow shared the shutout win in goal. Alex VeRost and Morgan Brown both had impressive games at midfield. The team will host Kenmore on Thursday at 5:00 in a battle of the league's two undefeated teams.
Blackley Blasts Laser On Penalty Corner
September 13, 2012
Akron -- On Thursday the Varsity Field Hockey team won a big Niagara Orleans League contest at rival Akron, 3-0. Kayla Moeller, Kelsey Blackley and Gabby Clare all scored for Barker. Heather Mason picked up an assist while Caitlyn Mason earned the shutout victory in goal. Jessica Hefferon and Makenzi Strickland both had impact games defensively. The team is now 2-0 in the league and 3-0 overall. The next game will be at home on Tuesday against Wilson at 4:30.
Mason Is Rock On Defense At Nichols
September 11, 2012
BUFFALO -- On Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team improved to 2-0 overall with a 1-0 victory at Nichols. Olivia Denny was the lone goal scorer on a pretty setup from Melissa Grosshans and Gabby Clare. Caitlyn Mason recorded her second shutout in goal while Heather Mason was rock solid on defense. Overall the team did a nice job in the early season game on turf.
Barker will travel to Akron on Thursday for a key 4:30 match up in Niagara Orleans League play.
Moeller and Denny Lead Offensive Push For Varsity Field Hockey Team
September 6, 2012
NEWFANE -- On Tuesday the Varsity Field Hockey team opened up the season on a high note with an 8-0 victory at Newfane. Kayla Moeller led the way with a hat trick while Olivia Denny netted two goals. Makenzi Strickland, Kim Zaepfel and Jess Hefferon all chipped in with one. Melissa Grosshans, Strickland and Gabby Clare all had an assist while Denny helped out on two scores.
Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout win in goal. Heather Mason and Morgan Brown played exceptionally well on defense and offense respectively. The win was a total team effort.
The Lady Raiders will travel to Nichols on Tuesday.