Barker completes 12-0 N-O field hockey campaign with win over Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Emma Duffy (2) works to gain control of the ball from Medina’s Anna Blount (10) during the Lady Raiders win over the Mustangs this afternoon at rainy Vets Park.

Completing a perfect 12-0 Niagara-Orleans League field hockey championship campaign, Barker posted a rain soaked 9-0 victory over Medina this afternoon at Vets Park.

In the other N-O contests, Wilson (8-4) upended Akron (9-3) 2-1 and Newfane (5-7) nipped Kenmore (5-7) 2-1 in overtime.

Barker, which has won 11 of its 12 league games by shutout, built up a 4-0 half-time advantage on goals by Erin Greenwald, Liz Luckman, Kelsey Blackley and Melissa Grosshans.

The Lady Raiders closed out the win by scoring five more goals in the second half including three by Greenwald and one each by Grosshans and Emma Duffy.

The N-O championship season is the ninth in a row for Barker which has compiled an incredible record of 114-1-5 during that stretch.

After tying Akron for the title in 2006 at 12-0-2, Barker has claimed the N-O crown outright the next eight years in a row by going 13-0-1 in both 2007 and 2008, 14-0 in 2009, 2010 and 2011, 11-0-1 in 2012, 11-1-0 in 2013 and 12-0 this season. And beginning in 2000, Barker has claimed the N-O title 13 of the last 15 seasons.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Morgan Brown (5) brings the ball up field against Blount.

Barker will next open defense of its Section VI Class C title on Friday with a home game against the winner of Wednesday’s opening round contest between No. 8 Holland and No. 9 Medina. The Lady Raiders have won six straight sectional titles.

The other Class C quarterfinal contests on Friday look to have Roy-Hart vs. Akron, Newfane vs. Wilson and Eden vs. East Aurora.

Wilson 2, Akron 1
First half goals by Courtney Wheeler and Rachael Cobo powered Wilson past Akron. Abby Stone scored for Akron in the second half.

Newfane 2, Kenmore 1 OT
Leah Good scored the game winning goal in overtime for Newfane which also got a goal by Caitlin Chunco.

Final N-O Standings

Barker 12-0
Akron 9-3
Wilson 8-4
Newfane 5-7
Kenmore 5-7
Roy-Hart 3-9
Medina 0-12