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Medina girls romp in sectional opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Emma Gardner (18) drives the ball up field against JFK defender Lindsay Phillips (14) during the Mustangs sectional opening win this afternoon at Vets Park.

Jumping out to a 3-0 half-time advantage, Medina went on to defeat JFK 5-0 this afternoon in the Section VI Class B playoff opener at Vets Park.

Medina grabbed a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the game as Emilee Austin scored off an assist from Kayla Leno.

The Mustangs then broke the game open when Taylor Miller scored two quick goals late in the half, the first off an assist from Max Wright.

“We played solid defense and we stuck to the game plan,” Medina coach Mike Lepkyj said. “We did get off to a bit of a slow start but we played very well defensively and when you do that it helps to get the ball rolling.”

Miller completed her hat-trick with a goal three minutes into the second half on a direct kick and Wright rounded out the Mustangs goal production with a late tally.

Miller now has a team leading 14 goals on the season while Austin has 6 and Wright 2.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Destiny Satkowski (10) battle for the ball with JFK’s Rebecca Schultz (1).

It marked the second time in three years that Medina has ousted JFK in the opening round of the sectionals.

Improving to 6-11, Medina next visits top seeded City Honors on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer

Section VI Class A-2 Playoffs

No. 7 Springville 4, No. 10 Albion 1
SPRINGVILLE – Scoring two quick goals in the first 10 minutes, No. 7 Springville went on to defeat No. 10 Albion 4-1 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section VI Class A-2 playoffs.

“We had some point blank opportunities but their goalie made some nice saves,” Albion coach Greg Martillotta said. “We created opportunities we just could’t finish.”

Kyler McQuillan scored Albion’s only goal on a penalty kick late in the second half.

Albion finishes the season at 2-13-1.