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Medina U19 booters earn first win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Steven Anderson drives the ball upfield during the Medina U19 team’s 3-2 victory over the Niagara Pioneer Arsenal Wednesday evening at Vets Park.

Gaining that elusive first victory of the season, Medina’s U19 team downed the Niagara Power Arsenal 3-2 Wednesday evening at Vets Park.

Medina used a big first half scoring burst to key the win and improve to 1-3-1 on the season.

Medina jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half on goals by Steven Anderson, Cooper Hardiman and Ben Howell.

The locals then had to hold off a strong second half rally by the Niagara Power which scored twice and just missed netting the tying goal in the final minutes.

Medina next visits the Aurora Arsenal on July 8.

With the win Medina avenged an earlier season 3-2 loss to the Niagara Power.

Josh Baptiste battles for control of the ball for the Medina U19 squad.

U17 Division

Medina’s U17 team dropped a 5-2 decision at Akron Wednesday evening.

Zach Harris and Lucas Cook scored the Medina goals.