Holley girls soccer team looks to keep rolling

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 September 2020 at 10:04 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Returning Genesee Region League All-Stars Halee Passarell, left, and Kayleigh Neale will help lead the Holley girls varsity soccer team into the upcoming Genesee Region League season.

Anchored by a large group of a dozen returnees, Holley is looking to keep the momentum going from last year’s 10 win season heading into the upcoming Genesee Region League girls soccer campaign.

Seniors Halee Passarell (Midfield/Forward) and Kayleigh Neale (Defender/Midfield), who both earned G-R All-Star honors last fall, and freshman Samantha Bates (Midfield/Forward), who was an Honorable Mention selection, head Holley’s veteran contingent.

Passarell had a team high 13 goals and 7 assists, Bates 7 goals and 4 assists and Neale 5 goals and a team high 14 assists last season.

The Lady Hawks veteran group also includes seniors Skyla Milazzo (Midfield/Forward), Allyson Skehan (Defender/Midfield), Hayley Skidmore (Defender/Midfield), Amya Cancino (Midfield/Forward), Allison Lyndaker (Midfield/Forward) and Rylee Secor (Defender/Midfield) along with junior Tatum Gagne and freshmen Emma Bradley (Goalie/Midfield), Jailyn Bishop (Defender/Midfield) and Isabella Thom (Defender/Midfield).

“We’ve got a pretty good core back,” said Coach Renee Wolf. “Our middle is pretty strong so I think we should definitely do well.”

The Lady Hawks graduation losses included G-R All-Stars Sarah Harrington (Midfield/Forward) and Olivia Radford (Defender/Forward and Honorable Mention selection Rachel Killian (Defender/Midfield). Radford had 10 goals and 9 assists and Harrtington 3 goals and 3 assists last year.

Holley is scheduled to open the G-R season at home on October 6 against Notre Dame.

Schedule (games at 7 p.m.):

October: 6 – Notre Dame, 8 – at Wheatland-Chili, 10 – at Kendall, 13 – Byron-Bergen, 15 – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 20 – Kendall, 22 – Wheatland-Chili, 24 – at Byron-Bergen, 26 – Alexander, 28 – at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 30 – at Attica.

November: 3 – vs. Lyndonville at Medina, 5 – Pembroke