Mustangs down Purple Eagles to maintain a share of the N-O soccer lead with Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 October 2019 at 9:22 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina/Lyndonville’s Jon Slingerland tries to cross the ball as the Albion duo of Alex Gibson and Daniel Grabowski move in to defend. The action took place during the Mustangs win over the rival Purple Eagles this evening at Vets Park.

Pulling away in the second half, Medina/Lyndonville blanked rival Albion 4-0 at Vets Park this evening to remain tied for the Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer lead with Roy-Hart which downed Akron 3-1.

The Mustangs and Rams are now deadlocked at 8-1 heading into next Tuesday’s title deciding N-O season finale at Gasport.

Leading by a narrow 1-0 margin, the Mustangs finally broke the game open with a quick barrage of three goals in six minutes midway through the second half.

Russell Stephens ignited that key scoring barrage with a goal at the 25:43 mark off a corner by AJ Seefeldt.

Nate Sherman followed up with a penalty kick goal at 21:08 and then Nate Dillenbeck tallied on a breakaway at 19:54 to suddenly vault the Mustangs into a commanding 4-0 lead.

Dillenbeck also scored the Mustangs first goal of the evening just 1:34 into the first half off an assist from Sherman.

(Click here to see game action from the Albion defensive end.)

Roy-Hart got goal production from three players in the victory at Akron as Peter Martillotta scored off an assist from Aidan Bligh. Bligh then scored from Martillotta and Noah Stern found the net off an assist from Trent Choate.

In the other N-O contest, Newfane (5-3-2) battled to a 2-2 tie with rival Wilson (3-6-1).

Kendall 1, Pembroke 0
Kendall edged past Pembroke 1-0 in a Genesee Region League game as Zach Barret, who was just called up from the JV ranks, made his first varsity goal a big one. Nick Richardson earned the assist.

Kendall is now 4-4-2 in the league and 6-5-2 overall.

In a non league contest, Holley dropped a 5-0 decision at Sodus.

Jack Whipple of Medina/Lyndonville tries to stop a shot by Albion’s Brad Msrtin as Jack Rutkowski moves in to support.