Kendall booters nip rival Holley

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Jake Adams (3) takes a shot on goal as Holley’s Chris Balys (10) moves in to defend. The action took place during the host Eagles win over the rival Hawks this evening.

A  goal in each half proved to be just enough offense to earn Kendall a narrow 2-1 victory over visiting rival Holley this evening in a Genesee Region League boys soccer game.

After misfiring on three early scoring chances, Kendall jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Jake Adams scored on a rebound shot with 10:55 remaining in the first half.

Holley battled back to quickly tie the contest at the outset of the second half as Andrew Cary scored just 1:06 into the half.

Holley teammates Chris Balys (10) and Flint DiLella (6) go up for a header.

However, Kendall answered right back just 13 minutes later when Nate Warters scored with 25:40 remaining off an assist from Adams.

The Kendall defense then preserved the win as goalie Cameron Zinsmeister came way out to make a huge sliding stop on a Holley breakaway with 23 minutes to go to highlight the Eagle defenders clutch stretch run.

Kendall’s Nate Warters, who scored the game winning goal, here battles for control of the ball with Holley’s Tyler Hill.

“That was the game right there,” said Kendall Coach Chris Proukou of the big save. “Overall we played really well. We came out a little flat in both halves but as soon as the kids got into it and settled in we started connecting.”

Kendall improves to 2-1 in the league and 3-3 overall while Holley slips to 1-2 and 4-2.

Holley’s Gabe Mendoza tries to drive around Kendall defenders James Longrod (10) and Jeremy Browe (4).