Kendall girls face rematch in semifinals
Just as was the case in the opening round, the top seeded Kendall girls will again face a rematch of last year’s playoff foe when the Lady Eagles take on No. 5 Warsaw in the Section V Class C2 soccer semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Caledonia-Mumford.
Undefeated (17-0) Kendall, which shutout Campbell-Savona in the quarterfinals for the second straight year by the identical score of 6-0, blanked Warsaw 3-0 in the semifinals last year.
Warsaw advanced by shutting out No. 4 Bishop Kearney in the quarterfinals.to improve to 11-5-1.
The victor will face the winner of the No. 7 Bolivar-Richburg vs. No. 3 South Seneca semi in the championship game on Friday. Bolivar-Richburg upset No. 2 Marion in the quarterfinals 2-1.
The Kendall offense has been led by Maya Rutland with 27 goals and 7 assists, Taylor Rutland 11 goals and 9 assists, Taylor ReQua 10 goals and 21 assists and Coralee Freitag 9 goals and 5 assists.
Jenna Jacob in goal anchors the Lady Eagles defense which has allowed only 2 goals in 17 games and registered 15 shutouts.
Also on Tuesday, the Niagara-Orleans League will be represented in both semifinal games of the Section VI Class B girls soccer playoffs at Amherst.
No. 2 Wilson will face No. 5 Olean at 5 p.m. and No. 16 Roy-Hart will take on No. 4 Tonawanda at 7 p.m.
Roy-Hart has already upended top seeded City Honors 2-0 and No. 8 Alden 6-1.
The Lady Rams have been sparked offensively by the 1-2 combination of Emma Lindke (28 goals, 11 assists) and Amber Villella (27 goals, 13 assists).