Medina girls win soccer season opener
A pair of unanswered second half goals powered Medina to a 3-1 victory over host Oakfield-Alabama this afternoon in a non league season opening girls soccer game.
The game was tied at 1-1 at the half and Medina junior goalie Jamie Boyce kept the contest deadlocked with a big save on a Oakfield-Alabama penalty kick opportunity three minutes into the second half.
Sparked by that big stop, the Medina offense netted what proved to be the game winning goal less than five minutes later when sophomore Martha Gardner scored on a breakaway off an assist from sophomore Kyla Leno.
The Mustangs later added an insurance goal when freshman Destiny Satkowski scored with eight minutes remaining.
Satkowski also scored Medina’s lone first half goal.
“That’s a good way to start the season. It was a tight game for a half but our hard work and conditioning really made the difference,” said Medina Coach Mike Lepkyj. “It’s definitely nice to see their conditioning pay off and the chemistry coming together.”
The Mustangs will next host Roy-Hart at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.