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Field hockey showdown highlights week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Defending champion Barker faces key home games against front-running Akron and Medina this coming week to close out the regular season as the Lady Raiders seek to repeat. Here Barker’s Erika Moeller brings the ball up field against Medina’s Teanna Cardone during the earlier season meeting between the two teams at Vets Park.

In recent years the Niagara-Orleans League field hockey championship has very often been decided on the two head-to-head meetings between Akron and Barker and this season is no exception.

In what has come down to a two team title race, undefeated Akron currently holds the top spot at 10-0-0 while defending champion Barker is still in the hunt at 8-1-1.

The teams will collide in a key title showdown at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday as Barker hosts Akron. The Lady Tigers nipped the Lady Raiders 1-0 in their earlier season meeting.

Akron can claim its first N-O championship since 2006 with a win or a tie over Barker. Interestingly, the Lady Tigers shared the title in 2006 with Barker at 12-0-2 as the teams played to ties in their two meetings. The Lady Tigers last outright N-O championship was in 2005.

Barker needs a win over Akron to stay alive and then a Wilson win or tie against Akron on Thursday in the regular season finale in order for the Lady Raiders to claim at least a share of their 10th straight N-O championship. Third place Wilson (7-3-1), which can still play the spoilers role, was knocked out of title contention by Roy-Hart last week by a narrow 1-0 margin.

The N-O boys cross-country title race also has a key tri-meet on Tuesday as defending champion Barker (3-0) plays host to Newfane (3-1) and Akron (2-1). The meet also features a key girls matchup with defending champion Akron at 3-0 going against 4-0 Newfane.

With just one game remaining defending champion Wilson and rival Newfane are deadlocked for the N-O girls soccer lead at 12-1. Newfane pulled even with three-time defending champion Wilson by posting a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Wednesday’s regular season finales will have Wilson at Barker (1-12) and Newfane hosting third place Akron (9-3).

In N-O volleyball action, undefeated (10-0) Albion can lock up ouright pssession of a third straight league title win a home court win over Newfane (3-6) on Wednesday.

In Genesee Region League boys soccer competition Holley at 6-2 is still in the thick of the title race as the Hawks visit front-running Wheatland-Chili (6-1-1) in a key showdown on Wednesday and then host Attica (1-6-1) on Friday to close out the regular season. Holley nipped W-C 3-2 in their earlier meeting.

The undefeated Kendall girls squad (12-0, 15-0), which has already locked up a third straight G-R Division 1 title, will look to complete an undefeated regular season and claim a top seed for the upcoming sectional playoffs as the Lady Eagles visit runner-up Byron-Bergen (8-3-1) on Thursday.

The week will be capped off with the renewal of the century plus long Medina vs. Albion football rivalry as the Mustangs visit the Purple Eagles.


This week’s schedule

Today

Boys Soocer – Geneseo at Holley, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Boys Soccer – Roy-Hart at Akron, Albion at Wilson, CSAT at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Lyndonville at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Cross-Country – Medina and Roy-Hart at Albion, Newfane and Akron at Barker, Wilson at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Field Hockey – Akron at Barker, Roy-Hart at Kenmore, Newfane at Medina, 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – Lyndonville at Medina, Attica at Holley, Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball – St. Francis vs. Lyndonville/Medina at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Boys Soccer – Holley at Wheatland-Chili, Kendall at Attica, 6:30 p.m., Wilson at Medina, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Albion at Medina, Wilson at Barker, Akron at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; CSAT at Roy-Hart, Attica at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – Medina at CSAT, Newfane at Albion, Akron at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Boys Soccer – Wilson at CSAT, Newfane at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Medina, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Alexander at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Wheatland-Chili, Kendall at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey – Medina at Barker, Akron at Wilson, Newfane at Kenmore, 4:45 p.m.
Volleyball – Pembroke at Lyndonville, Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, CSAT at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Football – Medina at Albion, Barker/Roy-Hart at East Aurora/Holland, 7 p.m.
Boys Soccer – Oracle vs. Medina at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; CCA at Roy-Hart, Pembroke at Kendall, Attica at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer -CCA at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball – Newfane at Medina Roy-Hart at Akron, Attica at Albion, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Football – Holley at Notre Dame ,1:30 p.m.


N-O Standings

Boys Cross-Country – Barker 3-0, Roy-Hart 3-0, Newfane 3-1, Akron 2-1, Albion 1-3, CSAT 1-3, Wilson 1-3, Medina 0-3
Girls Cross-Country – Newfane 4-0, Akron 3-0, Albion 3-1, Medina 2-1, Barker 1-2, Roy-Hart 1-2, CSAT 0-4, Wilson 0-4
Field Hockey – Arkon 10-0-0, Barker 8-1-1, Wilson 7-3-1, Roy-Hart 6-5-0, Newfane 2-8-0, Medina 1-9-0, Kenmore 1-9-0
Boys Soccer – Newfane 9-0-1, Akron 6-3-1, Wilson 5-2-2, Medina/Lyndonville 5-3-2, Albion 4-5-2, Roy-Hart 1-9, CSAT 1-9
Girls Soccer – Wilson 12-1-0, Newfane 12-1-0, Akron 9-3-1, Albion 6-7-0, Roy-Hart 5-7-1, Medina 4-7-2, Barker 1-12-0, CSAt 1-12-0
Girls Volleyball – Albion 10-0, Akron 6-2, Medina 5-4, Roy-Hart 5-4, Newfane 3-6, Wilson 2-6, CSAT 0-9

G-R Standings

Boys Soccer – Wheatland-Chili 6-1-1, Holley 6-2-0, Byron-Bergen/Elba 5-3-0, Kendall 4-4-0, Attica 1-6-1, Pembroke 1-7-0
Girls Soccer Division 1 – Kendall 12-0-0, Byron-Bergen 8-3-1, Wheatland-Chili 8-4-0, Attica 4-7-1, Holley 2-8-2
Girls Soccer Division 2 – Alexander 9-1-2, Pembroke 3-6-3, Lyndonville 3-7-1, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 2-9-1, Notre Dame 2-8-1
Girls Volleyball Division 1 – Notre Dame 10-0, Byron-Bergen 9-1, Alexander 6-3, Attica 6-3, Holley 1-12
Girls Volleyball Division 2 – Pembroke 7-3, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 5-5, Kendall 4-7, Lyndonville 3-7, Wheatland-Chili 0-9

Football

B East Division – Alden 5-0, 6-0, Depew 3-2, 3-3, East Aurora/Holland 2-2, 3-3, Medina/Lyndonville 2-2, 4-2, Albion 1-3, 2-4, Barker/Roy-Hart 0-4, 1-5
G-R League – Attica 5-0, 5-1, Notre Dame 4-1, 4-2, Elba/Byron-Bergn 3-2, 4-2, Alexander 3-2, 4-2, Oakfield-Alabama 2-3, 3-3, Pembroke 1-5, 1-5, Holley 0-5, 0-6