Medina girls edge Roy-Hart on last second goal; Albion, Lyndonville win
A goal in the final seconds earned Medina a narrow 3-2 victory over Roy-Hart this afternoon in a rain soaked Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer season opener at Vets Park.
In the other N-O openers, Albion blanked host Barker 8-0, defending champion Wilson bested Akron 4-2 and Newfane shutout CSAT 7-0.
In one Genesee Region League opener, Lyndonville blanked host Oakfield-Alabama 2-0.
Kyla Leno scored on a penalty shot with just five seconds remaining to give Medina the victory.
Medina also got off to a quick start grabbing a 1-0 lead on a goal by Destiny Satkowski early in the first half most of which was played in a monsoon rainstorm.
Roy-Hart though battled back to knot the contest before half-time on a goal by Taylor Fry.
Keeping the momentum, the Lady Rams then moved into a 2-1 lead in the first 20 seconds of the second half on a goal by Amber Villella.
The sea-saw battle continued as Medina retied the contest at 2-2 on a breakaway goal by Rowan Hamner with 13 minutes remaining.
That set the stage for the exciting finish as Leno capitalized on the last second penalty shot opportunity to score and boost Medina’s overall record to 2-0.
Albion 8, Barker 0
Emily Blanchard scored three goals and Mariah Elsenheimer two to lead the Albion attack which also included solo tallies by Mikayla Yaskulski, Ally Page and Jayne Bannister.
Justice Nauden earned the shutout in goal for Albion which led 4-0 at half-time.
Lyndonville 2, Oakfield-Alabama 0
A pair of late goals earned Lyndonville the narrow win at Oakfield.
Lyndonville broke away from a scoreless deadlock when Kaity Albone scored with just nine minutes remaining off an assist from Rebekah Hoffee.
Aubrey Lewis added an insurance tally on a penalty shot in the final seconds.
Makenzie Muck made 10 saves to earn the shutout in goal for the Lady Tigers which also got strong efforts from Hoffee at stopper and Katie O’Connor at midfield.
Wilson 4, Akron 2
Wilson built up a commanding 3-0 lead on goals by Jenn Darlak, Leah Herman and Kasey Neumann to key the win over host Akron.
Akron did cut the deficit to 3-2 on goals by Paige Buscaglia and Katie Apholz but could get no closer as Wilson answered with a tally by Kayla Neumann to put a lock on the win.