Hawks to host season opening tourney

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 August 2017 at 9:34 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Anchoring the lineup for the Holley boys varsity soccer team this season will be this group of returnees. In front are Andrew Moseman, Jacob Downey, Patrick Bower and Kory Puente. In back are Erik Balys, Matt Skehan, Matt DeSimone, Dalton Major and Jon Mounts.

The annual Holley Tournament will open the season for the Hawks boys varsity soccer squad on August 30 and September 1.

Holley will face Rochester Academy Charter in the opening round which will also have Roy-Hart vs. Batavia.

Senior goalie Patrick Bower, a four year varsity starter, heads Holley’s veteran group which also includes senior defender Dalton Major; senior midfield/forwards Cory Caccamise, Matt Desimone, Jacob Downey and Andrew Moseman along with junior defenders Erik Balys, Will Lavender, Kory Puente and Matt Skehan; junior midfield/forwards Jon Mounts and Matt Wilson and junior goalie Brett Baxter.

Holley, which went 6-1-3 in the Genesee Region League and 13-3-3 overall last year, lost 10 players to graduation including midfield/forwards Andrew Cary (19 goals, 5 assists), Derek McArthur (12 goals, 14 assists) and Bailey Schubmehl along with defenders Chris Balys and Tyler Hill.

“We lost a lot to graduation so on attack we will be relying on young players,” said Coach Dan Orbaker. “I believe our league will be very competitive this season. How well we do depends on our young players.”

August: 30 Holley Tournament vs. RAC, 6:30 p.m.

September: 1 – Holley Tournament; 8 – U. Prep, 6 p.m.; 12 – at Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 14 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.; 20 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; 22 – Wilson Magnet,TBA.; 26 – at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 28 – Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 30 – at Kendall, 11 a.m.

October: 2 – at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.; 4 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.; 6 – Attica, 6:30 p.m.; 10 – Kendall, 6:30 p.m.; 12 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 13 -at U. Prep, 4:30 p.m.