Kendall booters are repeat champs
Making it two title years in a row, the Kendall boys soccer squad captured the Genesee Region League championship this season by compiling an 8-0-2 record.
Sophomore Jake Adams spearheaded the Kendall offense with 24 goals and 12 assists.
The Eagles attack also had seniors Will Condo with 12 goals and 8 assists, Riley Iqbal 6 goals and 14 assists, Mookie Nauden 6 goals and 4 assists, Justin Barrett 4 goals and 5 assists, Skyler Heller 4 goals and 1 assist and Cody Travis 3 goals and 5 assists.
Senior goalie Riley Reis, who had a goals against average of 0.909, anchored the Eagles defense.
The Eagles roster also included seniors Zach Vogt, Sage Summers, Jon Steffen, Keith Salyer and Zach Adams; juniors Brandon Lewis and Paul Urquhart and sophomore Joe LoSapio.
“We had good experience back this year and winning the league made it a great season,” said Coach Brian Duffy. “Overall I was very pleased with the way we played all season. Overall it was a very successful season.”
During the G-R season, Kendall posted a pair of key wins over runner-up Wheatland-Chili (8-2) by scores of 3-1 and 1-0. The Eagles also earned a win and a tie against third place finishers Holley and Byron-Bergen/Elba which both finished at 4-3-3.
Kendall finished the season undefeated at 15-0-4. The Eagles earned the No. 1 seed for the sectionals and played to a 2-2 double overtime tie with Keshequa in the Section V Class C2 semifinals. However, Keshequa advanced to the finals by nipping Kendall 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout.