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Holley booters rally to down rival Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 September 2018 at 9:28 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Matt Skehan heads the ball toward the goal as his teammate John Mounts and the Kendall duo of Dale Steffen and Mickey Gardner move in. The action took place during Holley’s come-from-behind win over host Kendall this evening.

Putting together a big second half comeback, Holley rallied to defeat rival Kendall 4-2 this evening in a Genesee Region League boys soccer game at Kendall.

Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Holley came storming back to quickly tie the game with a pair of goals in the first 11 minutes.

Erik Balys got Holley on the scoreboard when he tallied just 3:45 into the second half off an assist from Nathan Nothnagle.

Matt Wilson then pulled the Hawks even when he scored at the 29:51 mark as Kayden Servais earned the assist.

Keeping the momentum, Holley finally took the lead at 3-2 when John Mounts scored unassisted with 17:34 remaining.

The Hawks then put a lock on the win when Servais netted an insurance goal just over a minute later off as assist from Kory Puente.

Kendall built up the 2-0 first half advantage on a pair of goals by Nate Waters whack came just a minute apart at the 17 and 16 minute marks.

Holley is now 1-0 in the league and 4-0 overall while Kendall is 0-3, 0-4.

Holley’s Erick Balys and Kendall’s Brian Gonzalez battle for control of the ball.

Kendall’s Nate Warters tries to work around Holley defender Matt Skehan.