Barker tips Medina in overtime in field hockey

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 September 2019 at 9:13 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Lacey Kenward sends a shot toward the Barker goal as Katrina Clare tries to block for the Lady Raiders. The action took place during Barker’s overtime win over Medina this evening at Vets Park.

Barker opened defense of its Niagara-Orleans League field hockey title with a narrow 2-1 overtime win over Medina at Vets Park this evening.

Ciara Gregoire scored the game winner for Barker off an assist from Lena Fazzolari at 4:52 of the 10 minute 7 on 7 overtime period. To see a video of Barker’s winning goal, click here.

Barker also got off to a quick start taking a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the opening half on a goal by Rachel Hurtgam.

However, Medina battled back to knot the contest when Lacey Kenward scored with just 2:40 to go in the first half.

Neither team could find the net in the second half which saw Medina have a 5-3 edge in corner opportunities.

In the other N-O openers, Akron banked Wilson 5-0 as Olivia McClain scored 3 goals and Roy-Hart shutout Kenmore 6-0 as Maddie Brown scored 2 goals and Cheyenne Stilwell, Mandi Hill, Jenna Gioeli and Abby Ander 1 each.

Barker’s Rachel Hurtgam and Medina’s Faithann Vanderwalker battle for the ball.