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Lady Tigers have veteran squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – VETERAN BOOTERS: Prepping for the upcoming season the Lyndonville girls varsity soccer squad is bolstered by a large group of returnees. In front are Jenna Castricone, Autumn Nesbitt, Alyssa Mahnke and Maddison Gardepe. In back are Kaity Albone, Maddy Boyle, Gabby Dusett, Fancy Silversmith and Masson Bayne. Missing from the photo are Cheyene Button and Geness Joy.

LYNDONVILLE – Last fall an underclassmen dominated Lyndonville team struggled through a 1-12-3 building season. Now, with virtually all of that squad returning the Lady Tigers are looking to move up in the Genesee Region League soccer standings this season.

The Lady Tigers large returning contingent includes seniors Jenna Castricone (goalie/defender), Autumn Nesbitt (midfield), Alyssa Mahnke (forward), Maddison Gardepe (defender), Cheyene Button (goalie) and Geness Joy (defender) along with juniors Kaity Albone (midfield), Maddy Boyle (midfield), Gabby Dusett (forward), Fancy Silversmith (defender) and Masson Bayne (midfield).

“The experience is huge,” said Coach Jim O’Connor. “We have more depth and athleticism than we’ve had and we’re looking forward to a good season. The key though is getting some good scoring.”

The Lady Tigers open the G-R season at Wheatland-Chili on Sept. 3 with the home opener set for Sept. 11 against Attica.

Lyndonville’s schedule is as follows:
Sept. 3 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 – at Elba, 10 a.m.
Sept. 11 – Attica, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Notre Dame, 11 a.m.
Sept. 16 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 – at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 24 – Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 – at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 – at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 – Kendall, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Oakfield-Alabama, 2 p.m.
Oct. 8 – Elba, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 – at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 – Barker, 10 a.m.
Oct. 16 – Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.