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Field hockey sectionals begin Monday; soccer and football semis are also on tap this week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 October 2018 at 2:47 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina and Akron, which split a pair of regular season meetings, will meet in the opening round of the Class C playoffs on Monday afternoon at Vets Park. Medina’s Guin Schalck and Akron’s Olivia Diebel are shown here in action during the earlier season meeting at Vets.

Opening round games in the Section VI Class C field hockey playoffs on Monday will begin a busy week of high school postseason competition.

Those quarterfinal match ups will have No. 5 seed Medina (7-5) hosting No. 4 Akron (8-4) at Vets Park at 4:30 p.m., No. 8 Newfane (1-11) at No. 1 Barker (11-1) at 3:30 p.m., No. 7 Holland (4-12) at No. 2 Roy-Hart (10-2) at 3 p.m. and No. 6 Wilson (4-8) at No. 3 Eden (9-5-2) at 6 p.m.

Medina and Akron split a pair of games during the Niagara-Orleans League season. Medina won the first meeting at Akron 2-1 and Akron took the rematch at Medina 2-1.

Akron is the defending Section VI Class C champion having downed Barker 2-1 in last year’s title contest.

Barker defeated Newfane twice in route to claiming the N-O title but the Lady Raiders got a scare in the second meeting nipping the Lady Panthers 3-2 in overtime.

The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday at Clarence High School.

Girls Soccer Sectionals
Unbeaten (16-0-1) No. 4 Albion will take on top seeded East Aurora (14-2-1) in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B1 playoffs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Williamsville East.

No. 3 Akron (11-6) will face No. 2 Allegany-Limestone (14-2) in a Class B2 semi at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Williamsville East.

No. 4 Holley (10-5-3) will take on undefeated (17-0) top seed Marion in a Section V Class C2 semi at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Webster Thomas.

Kendall (12-5), which is also a No. 4 seed. will face No. 9 Arkport/Canaseraga (7-9) in a Class D1 semi at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perry. Arkport/Canaseraga upset top seeded Honeoye 3-0 in the quarterfinals while Kendall ousted No. 5 Alfred-Almond 4-1.

Football
Undefeated (8-0) top seed Albion will host No. 4 Cheektowaga 7-1) in a Section VI Class B semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday. Cheektowaga belted No. 5 Dunkirk 40-8 in the quarterfinals while Albion ousted No. 8 Lackawanna 34-14.

Medina/Lyndonville/Barker will visit Newfane in the Class B Chuck Funke Memorial Consolation Bowl title game at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Panthers romped past Iroquois 54-22 in the semifinals while the Mustangs downed Burgard 28-22.

Cross-Country
The N-O boys and girls cross-country championships will be decided at the annual All-League meet on Saturday at Lakeside Beach State Park at 10 a.m.

The Newfane boys are girls teams are both undefeated at 6-0 while the Wilson boys and Akron girls are both at 5-1.