Big scoring burst powers Akron to Class C regional field hockey victory over E.R.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 November 2017 at 5:36 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Akron’s Abby Stone scores the first of her three goals during the Lady Tgiers Far West Regional victory over East Rochester this afternoon at Williamsville North.

A lightning quick three goal scoring burst late in the first half keyed Akron to a 7-0 victory over East Rochester in the Class C Far West Regional field hockey game this afternoon at Williamsville North.

Leading by a narrow 1-0 margin, Akron broke the contest wide open with the decisive scoring burst ignited by a goal by Alexis Bell with 13:18 remaining in the first half off an assist from Abby Stone.

Rebecca Breymeier followed up with two quick goals, at the 12:08 and 10:20 marks, the later off an assist from Bell to quickly make it 4-0.

Akron’s Rebecca Breymeier celebrates after scoring the first of her two goals.

The Akron advantage soared to 5-0 at the half as Lydia Blueye tallied with 2:40 remaining.

However, it was East Rochester which had the momentum at the outset. The Lady Bombers had three corner opportunities in the first two minutes but the Akron defense weathered that flurry.

Akron got rolling just six minutes later when Stone scored what proved to be the game winner at the 22:20 mark.

Keeping the momentum, the Lady Tigers then got three corner opportunities of their own capitalizing on the third with Bell’s goal which ignited the decisive three goal uprising.

Stone also scored Akron’s two second half goals.

Akron next faces the winner of the Whitney Point (Section IV) vs. Roundout Valley (Section IX) regional in the state Class C semifinals next Saturday at Vestal High School near Binghamton.

The appearance in the state semis will be the first for Akron since 1995 when the Lady Tigers also bested East Rochester 2-0 in the Far West Regional.

Akron’s last appearance in the regional was in 2015 when the Lady Tigers dropped a narrow 2-1 decision to East Rochester.

Akron’s Lydia Blueye punches the ball past East Rochester goalie Kate Case for a goal.

Akron’s Alexis Bell, who scored the game’s second goal, sends the ball toward the goal as Emily Brock defends for East Rochester.