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Medina stickmen rally past Wilson

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Greg Husung, left, and Wilson’s Evan Keefer, right close in on the ball during the Mustangs come-from-behind victory over the host Lakemen this afternoon. Also moving in on the play is Wilson’s Kyle Wiesinger (1).

Rebounding strongly from an early four goal deficit, Medina came storming back to defeat host Wilson 13-7 this afternoon in a non league lacrosse game.

Kyle Barna poured in five goals to spearhead the attack for Medina which rattled off 10 straight goals to take command after falling behind by a 5-1 margin after one period.

Brett Pecoraro, Tyler Valley and Jake Cotter each added two goals for the Mustangs while Andrew Wigley and Aaron Feltz both netted one.

Goalie Adam Cotter, who made several strong saves, anchored the Medina defensive unit which also came on strong limiting Wilson to just two goals over the final three quarters.

Medina did grab a 1-0 lead at the outset on a tally by Wigley but Wilson answered with a barrage of five straight goals within a span of just six and a half minutes, three by Zach Russell, to grab a 5-1 advantage.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kyle Barna, who scored five goals, lets go with a shot.

Regrouping, Medina countered with five unanswered goals in the second period to regain the lead for good at 6-5.

Barna ignited that rally by forcing a turnover deep in Wilson territory and then scoring himself.

Feltz, Pecororao and Valley followed up with consecutive goals within a span of just 1:43 to pull Medina even at 5-5.

Barna then gave the Mustangs the 6-5 halftime advantage by scoring on a power play.

“We had a very slow start but we showed a lot of resilience. We responded very well,” said Medina Coach Gordy Luthart. “We’re starting to mature as a team and this is a good sign of progress.”

Keeping the momentum, the Mustangs extended the advantage to 9-5 at the three-quarter mark after goals by Pecoraro, Cotter and Valley.

The Medina advantage jumped to 11-5 in the first two minutes of the final period after goals by Cotter and Barna.

Wilson finally ended Medina’s 10 goal surge on a tally by Russell but the Lakemen could get no closer than 11-6.

Barna capped off the Mustangs scoring parade with a pair of tallies to up his team leading season total to 34 goals.

Pecoraro and Valley now both have 16 goals, Cotter eight and Feltz and Wigley 7.

Now at 4-5, Medina next hosts Lew-Port at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Photo Cheryl Wertman – Adam Cotter makes a save in goal for Medina.

More Rainouts

This morning’s rainy weather caused the postponement of a number of contests including the Roy-Hart at Albion and Lima Christian at Lyndonville baseball games as well as the Barker at Lyndonville, Byron-Bergen at Kendall and Pittsford Mendon at Albion softball games.