Kendall girls prep to defend soccer titles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – All-League honorees Taylor ReQua, Taylor Rutland, Maya Rutland and Jenna Jacob anchor the lineup for the Kendall girls varsity soccer team which is prepping to defend its league and sectionals titles.

Led by a quartet of All-League honorees, the Kendall High girls varsity soccer team is prepping to defend its Genesee Region League and Section V Class CC titles.

The forward/midfield trio of seniors Taylor Rutland and Maya Rutland and sophomore Taylor ReQua, who all earned G-R All-Star honors last fall, along with senior goalie Jenna Jacob, who received honorable mention, anchors the lineup for Kendall which went 13-1-1 in G-R competition and 17-2-1 overall last year.

Maya Rutland led the team with 29 goals and 6 assists while ReQua had 11 goals and 15 assists and Taylor Rutland 6 goals and 7 assists.

In goal, Jacob made 90 saves and had a goals against average of 0.584.

The Lady Eagles lineup also looks to include varsity veterans seniors Amelia Patrick (defender/midfielder), Julia Smith (defender) and Coralee Freitag (midfielder/forward) along with junior midfielders Elizabeth Rath and Jenna LoSapio.

“I’m really happy with the strong core group we have back to lead the team,” said Coach Pam Beres. “We have some big shoes to fill in some spots so our younger players will really have to step up but I’m happy with what I’m seeing so far. The big thing is to play together as a team and as long as we do that we should have a successful season.”

The Lady Eagles losses to graduation included midfielder/forward Marisa Hanlon along with defenders Kristen Jacob and Tania Arellano.

Kendall is scheduled to visit Greece Odyssey in a non league game on August 29 before opening G-R competition at Attica on September 1. The Lady Eagles will also host their tournament on September 10 and 12 opening against Albion.

“The league should be strong again this season and we’ve strengthened our non league schedule to help better get us prepared for sectionals,” said Beres.

Kendall’s Schedule

Aug. 29 – at Greece Odyssey, 11 a.m.
Sept. 1 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Kendall Tournament vs. Albion, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Kendall Tournament, 5 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 – Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 – at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Pembroke, 3 p.m.
Sept. 29 – Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 – at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 – at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 – at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.