Holley tournaments to highlight a busy soccer week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 August 2016 at 2:36 pm

The annual Holley boys and girls tournaments will highlight a busy week of area high school soccer competition.

The Holley boys tournament gets underway on Wednesday with Batavia vs. Alden at 4:30 p.m. followed by Roy-Hart vs. Holley at 6:30 p.m. The consolation and championship games will be on Friday.

The Lady Hawks Tournament begins on Thursday with Batavia vs. Greece Olympia at 4:30 p.m. followed by Albion vs. Holley at 6:30 p.m. The consolation and championship games will be on Saturday.

The Niagara-Orleans League girls season opens at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday with defending champion Wilson at rival Newfane, Albion at Akron and Roy-Hart at Barker.

Wilson, which went on to win Section VI and Far West Regional titles and a state semifinal contest last fall is led by a trio of first team N-O All-League honorees including senior forward Kayla Neumann, senior midfielder Emily Patterson and junior goalie Emily Kelly along with second team honoree senior midfielder Jen Darlak.

Newfane likewise returns a good nucleus including first team All-Leaguers junior midfielder Emily Foltz and senior defender Makena Carpenter along with second team honorees, forward Kayleigh Daniels and defender Kaelan Swogier, both seniors.

N-O boys competition gets underway on Wednesday with defending champion Newfane hosting rival Wilson and Albion visiting Akron at 4:30 p.m.

Newfane is led by two returning first team N-O All-League honorees in midfielders Trevor Moreland and Clayton Cleveley, both juniors, along with second team honoree, junior midfielder Mateo May.

Wilson, which got the season off to a fast start by winning the Tonawanda Tournament this past weekend is led by returning first team All-League forward Cesar Carlin, a junior who scored two goals in both tournament games. The Lakemen also return first team All-League defender Josh LiPuma, a senior.

One non league boys game Wednesday will have Medina/Lyndonville facing Tonawanda at Lyndonville at 4:30 p.m.

The Genesee Region League girls season begins on Thursday as Lyndonville hosts Notre Dame at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, defending Division 1 champion Kendall visits Attica at 11 a.m.