Mustangs best Tigers with big first half

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 September 2023 at 8:11 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Cole Callard tries to get a shot past Akron goalie Samuel Reagan during the Mustangs win over the Tigers at Vets Park this evening as Vinny Gray moves in to support.

A big four goal first half scoring burst keyed Medina to a 5-1 victory over Akron in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game this evening at Vets Park.

Cole Callard gave Medina a quick 1-0 lead when he scored just four minutes in.

Akron did pull even seven minutes later on a goal by Cole Fleming but the Tigers could not find the net again.

Medina answered back nine minutes later on a header by Jason Beyer off a corner kick by Alex Benz to regain the lead for good.

Vinny Gray and Benz followed up with goals to put the Mustangs in commanding by a 4-1 margin at the half.

Gray also netted the Mustangs lone second half goal.

Improving to 2-0 in the league and 3-0 overall, Medina next visits CCA for a non league game on Tuesday. The Mustangs will then host Wilson in an N-O contest at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Medina girls will face Wilson in the first game of that doubleheader at 4:45 p.m.

Akron is 0-2, 1-2 overall.

Elba downed Lyndonville 25-9, 25-11, 25-19 in a Genesee Region League volleyball match this evening.

Katelynn Breeze had 4 kills and 2 digs, Ashlee Stephens 1 kill and 3 digs, Alyssa Prine 3 digs and Jackie Mack 2 kills and 3 digs for Lyndonville.

Medina’s Vinny Gray sends the ball up field as Cameron Reuben defends for Akron.