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Kendall booters are repeat champs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Bruce Landis – Members of the Genesee Region League champion Kendall boys varsity soccer squad includes, in front from left, Joe LoSapio, Skyler Heller, Jake Adams, Brandon Lewis and Riley Iqbal. In the middle row are Paul Urquhart, Sage Summers, Zach Vogt and Riley Reis. In back are Keith Salyer, Jon Steffen, Cody Travis, Mookie Nauden, Justin Barrett and Coach Brian Duffy. Missing from the photo are Will Condo and Zach Adams.

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.