Albion, Kendall, Holley set for soccer semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 October 2017 at 7:20 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – The Albion and Kendall girls soccer teams have both advanced to the sectional semifinals this week. Albion’s Kendall Derisley and Kendall’s Lyndsay Wright are shown here in action during a recent non league meeting. The Holley boys squad has also advanced to the semis.

The Albion and Kendall girls teams and the Holley boys squad will all be competing in the semifinal round of the soccer sectional playoffs this week.

No. 8 seed Albion will face No. 5 Alden in the Section VI Class B-1 semifinals at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Williamsville North. Niagara-Orleans League champion No. 2 seed Newfane will take on No. 6 Olean in the first semi at Will North at 6 p.m.

Now at 10-6-2, Albion advanced by defeating top seed City Honors 3-1 in the quarterfinals while Alden blanked I Prep 6-0. Newfane edged Springville 3-2 in another quarterfinal.

No. 4 Kendall will face Genesee Region League foe top seeded Wheatland-Chili in the Section V Class D-1 semifinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday at a site to be announced.

Kendall, which advanced to the semis by downing Bishop Kearney 3-1 to improve to 14-4, lost to W-C by a 3-1 score during the G-R season.

No. 3 Holley will face No. 2 Williamson in a Section V Class C-1 semifinal at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Webster Thomas.

The Hawks nipped G-R foe No. 6 Pembroke 1-0 in double overtime in the quarterfinals to improve to 9-5-3.

Williamson blanked No. 7 Marcus Whitman 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

Section VI Class C field hockey playoffs get underway on Monday with three quarterfinal contests including No. 5 Medina (5-7) at No. 4 Holland (7-8-1) and No. 6 Wilson (5-7) at No. 3 Roy-Hart (8-4), both at 3 p.m., and No. 7 Eden (5-10-1) vs. No. 2 Barker (11-1) at Medina’s Vets Park at 6:30 p.m.

The semifinals on Wednesday will have the Medina/Holland winner taking on top seeded Akron (11-1) and the Wilson/Roy-Hart winner facing the Eden/Barker winner.

On the gridiron, Holley and Medina/Lyndonville will both take to the road Thursday for bowl game final contests.

Holley will visit G-R foe Attica at 5:30 p.m. in the Section V Class C-1 Connors and Ferris Bowl championship game.

Medina/Lyndonville will take on Olean in the Class B Chuck Funke Memorial Bowl title contest at Piioneer High at 7:45 p.m.

The pairings for the Section VI volleyball playoffs are slated to be announced on Monday.