Medina/Lyndonville booters enjoy historic title season
In just the third year of the merged program, the Medina/Lyndonville boys soccer team enjoyed a banner season by winning a tight four way battle to capture the Niagara-Orleans League title for the first time.
Medina/Lyndonville finished the N-O title campaign with 9-2-1 record to edge out Wilson (9-3-0), Newfane (8-3-1) and Akron (7-5-0) for the championship.
Medina/Lyndonville held a two game lead with a 7-1 record late in the season but saw that advantage sliced to just a half game after a narrow 1-0 loss to Akron and a scoreless overtime tie at Newfane.
Rebounding, the Mustangs closed the league campaign with shutout wins over Akron (3-0) and Roy-Hart (4-0) to lock up the title.
“It was a great season,” said Coach Steve Luksch. “Our league is one of the toughest around so winning it was a great accomplishment. It was a real team effort. A big key was these guys just love to play soccer and they like playing together.”
Offensively the Mustangs were led by the trio of Brian Anderson (16 goals, 6 assists), Steven Anderson (11 goals, 7 assists) and James Ianni (6 goals, 10 assists). Kristian Snyder also had 4 goals and 3 assists and Greg Husung and Aaron Feltz both with 3 goals and 3 assists.
Goalie Justin Morgan anchored the Mustangs defense along with Colm Cooper, Collin Dunn, Josh Klotzbach and Paul Kurz.
The Mustangs finished with a 13-4-1 overall record.