Medina/Lyndonville booters enter N-O stretch run with two game lead

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Brian Anderson and his Medina/Lyndonville teammates will begin a key stretch run quest for a Niagara-Orleans League title on Saturday at Akron.

Two games up with four to go, that is the situation for the Medina/Lyndonville boys soccer squad as the Mustangs get set to begin a key stretch run bid to claim the Niagara-Orleans League title with a contest at defending champion Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Medina/Lyndonville doubled its league lead to two games with a 4-0 victory over Wilson on Thursday.

That victory boosts Medina/Lyndonville’s N-O record to 7-1 and drops Wilson two games off the pace at 6-3 and into a tie with Newfane which nipped Roy-Hart (4-4) 3-2.

Akron, which has captured the N-O crown six of the last seven years, stayed in the title chase at 4-3 by edging past Albion 2-1 Thursday.

Interestingly, Medina/Lyndonville will face Akron on back-to-back Saturday’s because of an earlier season postponement. The Mustangs, who will host the Tigers on October 11, also have road games remaining at Newfane next Wednesday and at Roy-Hart on October 16. Newfane handed the Mustangs their lone N-O loss by a 3-1 margin earlier in the season.

Brian Anderson with 12 goals and 3 assists and Steven Anderson with 10 goals and 3 assists leads the Medina/Lyndonville attack which also has James Ianni with 4 goals and 8 assists and Kristian Snyder and Aaron Feltz both with 3 goals and 3 assists.

In the Genesee Region League front-running Kendall is 7-0-1 after Thursday’s 1-1 tie with Byron-Bergen (3-2-2). Wheatland-Chili at 5-2 and Holley at 4-2-1 are still in contention.

Kendall can claim the title with a win either at Holley on Monday or at Attica on Wednesday.

Jake Adams has 18 goals and 6 assists to lead the Kendall offense as Will Condo has 7 goals and 5 assists, Riley Iqbal 5 goals and 6 assists and Mookie Nauden 3 goals and 4 assists.

The Kendall girls squad also leads the G-R Division 1 standings at 9-1 with Attica at 7-2-2 and Byron-Bergen 6-1-3 still in contention. The Lady Eagles visit Byron-Bergen in a key contest this evening.

Maya Rutland leads the Kendall offense with 20 goals.

Defending champion Wilson leads the N-O girls standings with a perfect 9-0 record and holds a two game advantantage in the loss column over both Akron (7-2-1) and Newfane (7-2).