Albion spikers to host Medina in key N-O opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Anchored by this trio of returning first team All-League honorees including, from left, Meghan Hurley, Kelsee Soule and Chanyce Powell, Albion begins defense of its Niagara-Orleans League volleyball title on Wednesday by hosting rival Medina.

Niagara-Orleans League volleyball action gets underway Wednesday with a key clash between last year’s top two finishing teams as Albion hosts rival Medina at 6:30 p.m.

Albion posted a 12-0 record last fall to capture the N-O championship for the second year in a row while Medina finished in the runner-up spot at 8-4, the Mustangs best finish in a decade.

Both teams return a solid veteran nucleus.

Albion returns five starters including a trio of first team N-O All-League selections in seniors Kelsee Soule and Meghan Hurley and junior Chanyce Powell. The Purple Eagles starting unit also returns seniors Ashlee Bocach and Aleah Foos, who earned second team All-League honors.

Medina is led by junior Emily Kams, who earned second team All-League honors and junior Molley Gross, an honorable mention selection. The Mustangs also have experience in seniors Abby Maines, Megan O’Keefe, Elizabeth Newman along with juniors Carley Schultz and Lexi Sargent and sophomore Alyssa Beyer.

Wednesday’s other N-O openers will have Newfane at rival Wilson and Roy-Hart at CSAT as Akron draws the bye.

The Lyndonville boys volleyball team will also make its debut on Wednesday hosting Pavilion.

The week’s soccer action will be highlighted by the Kendall girls Tournament on Thursday and Saturday as the Lady Eagles will face Albion in the opening round.

In N-O girls soccer action, Albion visits Roy-Hart in a key match on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. while in N-O boys action, defending champion Medina/Lyndonville hosts Wilson at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

N-O Standings

Boys Soccer: Medina/Lyndonville 2-0, Roy-Hart 1-0, Newfane 1-0, Wilson 1-0, Akron 0-1, Albion 0-2, CSAT 0-2.
Girls Soccer: Newfane 3-0, Roy-Hart 2-0, Wilson 2-0, Akron 1-1, Albion 1-2, Barker 0-2, CSAT 0-2, Medina 0-2.
Golf: Wilson 5-0, Medina 5-1, Barker 2-2, Newfane 2-2, Roy-Hart 2-2, Albion 2-3, CSAT 1-4, Akron 0-5.
Field Hockey: Wilson 2-0, Akron 1-0, Barker 1-0, Medina 1-1, Newfane 1-1, Roy-Hart 1-1, Kenmore 0-2.

Week’s Schedule


Boys Soccer – U. Prep at Holley 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Medina at Akron, Barker at Newfane, Wilson at CSAT, Holley at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Roy-Hart, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey – Akron at Medina, Roy-Hart at Barker, Wilson at Kenmore, 4:45 p.m.
Volleyball – Holley at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Golf – CSAT at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.


Boys Soccer – Wilson at Medina/Lyndonville, Albion at Akron, Roy-Hart at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Notre Dame at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
Golf – CSAT at Medina, Newfane at Akron, Wilson at Barker, Roy-Hart at Albion, 4 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – Medina at Albion, Newfane at Wilson, Roy-Hart at CSAT, Webster Christian at Kendall, Lyndonville at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 6:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball – Pavilion at Lyndoville, 7 p.m.


Girls Soccer – Albion at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey – Medina at Roy-Hart, Barker at Wilson, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – Holley at Alexander, Kendall at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.


Football – Albion at Alden, Barker/Roy-Hart at Depew, 7 p.m.; Medina at East Aurora, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer – Kendall at Wilson Magnet, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Byron-Bergen Tournament
Girls Soccer – Medina at CSAT, Barker at Akron, Roy-Hart at Wilson, Holley at Attica, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – CSAT at Albion, 6:30 p.m.
Golf – Medina at Akron, Wilson at Roy-Hart, Albion at Barker, CSAT at Newfane, 4 p.m.


Football – Elba/Byron-Bergen at Holley, 1:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer – Kendall vs. Medina/Lyndonville at Lyndonville, 2 p.m.; CSAT at Akron, 10 a.m. Sodus at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba at Lyndonville, 11 a.m.