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Byron-Bergen girls nip Kendall in overtime

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 October 2016 at 9:03 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Raine Oakley sends a shot off toward the goal as Jeanne Denson, left, and Mackenzie Muoio defend for Byron-Bergen during the host Lady Eagles overtime loss to the Bees this evening.

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Kendall’s Kacey Menge brings the ball up field as Melissa MacCowan comes in to defend for Byron-Bergen.

Byron-Bergen nipped host Kendall 3-2 in overtime this evening to maintain a narrow hold on first place in Division 1 of the Genesee Region girls soccer league.

Deadlocked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, Byron-Bergen grabbed a 2-1 lead four minutes into the first overtime period on a goal by Kelsey Maurer.

Kendall retied the contest just 45 seconds later as Michela Hanlon scored off an assist from Taylor ReQua.

However, the last goal and the key win belonged to Byron-Bergen as Miriam Tardy scored for the Bees with just 1:20 remaining.

ReQua also netted Kendall’s lone goal in regulation time.

Byron-Bergen improves to 10-1 in the division while defending champion Kendall slips to 8-2.

Kendall next hosts Wheatland-Chili in another key contest at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. W-C edged Lyndonville 3-1 in overtime to stay a half game off the pace in the Division 1 title race at 9-1.

Wheatland-Chili 3, Lyndonville 1 OT
Wheatland-Chili scored twice in the second overtime period to trim visiting Lyndonville 3-1.

Lyndonville tied the game at 1-1 in the second half as Anna Lewis scored off an assist from Emily Houseman.

Kenzi Muck made 20 saves in goal for the Lady Tigers.