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Kendall soccer squads take aim at earning G-R titles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 October 2013 at 12:00 am
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Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Jon Steffen (25) and his Eagle teammates face three key games this week in their quest to claim a Genesee Region League title.

Both the Kendall boys and girls varsity soccer teams are in the drivers seat in the race for Genesee Region League titles heading into the final week of the regular season.

The undefeated (7-0, 13-0) Kendall boys squad faces three challenging contests in the quest for a G-R title.

The Eagles host rival Holley (3-4-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and then face runner-up Wheatland-Chili (6-1-1) in a home and home series Thursday and Friday. Kendall is home Thursday and at W-C Friday. Wheatland’s only G-R loss is a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Holley.

Kendall nipped Holley 2-1 in overtime in an earlier season meeting at Holley.

Senior Alex Sutphen leads Kendall’s scorers with 10 goals and 15 assists. Juniors Will Condo and Riley Iqbal both have 10 goals and 7 assists and junior Justin Barrett 4 goals and 4 assists.

Senior Garret Love has a 0.765 goals against average in the net for the Eagles.

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Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Nicole Browe and her Kendall Lady Eagles teammates face two games in their battle to earn a G-R title.

The Kendall girls squad (10-1-2, 11-1-2) faces two big hurdles in their quest for a league title. The Lady Eagles host runner-up Byron-Bergen (8-1-3) on Wednesday and then visit fourth place Attica (7-3-3) on Friday.

Earlier in the season, Kendall tied Byron-Bergen 0-0 and suffered its lone loss to Attica 1-0.

Sophomore Maya Rutland leads the Lady Eagle scorers with 11 goals and 8 assists. Eighth grader Taylor ReQua has 10 goals and 6 assists, senior Nicole Browe 9 goals and 1 assist, sophomore Taylor Rutland 3 goals and 2 assists and senior Rachel Ackles 2 goals and 4 assists.

Seniors Kari Hurlbutt and Jorden Ammermen have shared the goaltending duties.