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Lafayette ousts Medina/Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 October 2016 at 9:07 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina/Lyndonville’s Ethan Leonard (9) battles for control of the ball with Lafayette’s Eid Dirrir during the Mustangs sectional semifinal loss this evening at Sweet Home.

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Medina/Lyndonville’s Elian Gonzalez works the ball up field against Lafayette defender Harmar Sa.

Unable to overcome a two goal half-time deficit, No. 7 seed Medina/Lyndonville dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 6 Lafayette in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B2 boys soccer playoffs this evening at Sweet Home.

Medina/Lyndonville did erase an early 1-0 deficit with a quick two goal scoring burst midway through the first half. Elian Gonzalez tied the game with a goal at 19:37 as he looped a corner kick shot right into the net. Vassilios Bitsas then gave the Mustangs a 2-1 lead with a goal just two minutes later on a rebound off an initial direct kick shot by Matt Hess.

However, the Mustangs’ lead lasted less than three minutes as Lafayette answered right back with a quick two goal scoring burst to regain the lead for good. A goal by Jama Din retied the contest at the 14:58 mark and Theeovie Louzaia followed up with a tally at 12:46 for a 3-2 lead.

Lafayette made it 4-2 five minutes later on a goal by Muhammad Faires.

Neither team could then find the net in the second half.

Lafeyette advances to the finals with a 10-6 record while Medina/Lyndonville winds up the season at 12-7.

In a Class B1 semifinal, No. 2 East Aurora blanked No. 3 Newfane 4-0.

Cross-Country

Medina’s Dan Heil placed 7th in a field of 100 runners at the Clarence Invitational held today at Akron Falls Park.

In the girls race, Hannah Heil placed 17th out of 100 runners for the Mustangs.