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Kendall girls down Lyndonville/Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 October 2020 at 9:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Madison Jacob sends the ball on a cross as Hayley Shaffer defends for Lyndonville/Medina during this evening’s Genesee Region League game at Vets Park.

A quick two goal scoring burst in the first 10 minutes ignited Kendall to a 7-1 victory over Lyndonville/Medina in a Genesee Region League girls soccer game this evening at Vets Park.

The Lady Eagles grabbed the quick 2-0 lead as Madison Jacob scored at 34:28 off an assist from Brianna Wakefield and then Wakefield scored at 30:33.

Kendall’s T’Mia Kitchings battles with Lyndonville/Medina’s Lily Joe Carpenter for control of the ball.

Midway through the half a goal by Regan VanDusen  from Angelia Aguirre at 19:53 upped the Kendall advantage to 3-0.

Ella Lewis interrupted with a goal for Lyndonville/Medina at the 16:16 mark but Kendall got that one back with interest before half-time.

Aguirre scored a goal at 13:03 and then assisted on a tally by Megan Gates with 2:36 remaining to give the Lady Eagles a commanding 5-1 lead at the half.

Kendall also had a fast finish with two goals in the final five minutes of the second half.

Alezya Brown tallied with 5:16 remaining and Grace Levett with 3:20 to go.

Kendall is now 4-4-1 and Lyndonville/Medina 2-8 in G-R action.

Holley 1, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 1 (OT)

Holley battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie with host Oakfield-Alabama/Elba this evening in another G-R contest.

Halee Passarell scored Holley’s goal off an assist from Samantha Bates in the first half which ended tied at 1-1.

Holley is now 7-1-2 on the season.

Kendall’s trio of Megan Gates (5), Regan VanDusen (6) and Alezya Brown (15) work the ball up field.

Newfane knocks Roy-Hart from N-O lead

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 October 2020 at 9:08 pm

A lone first half goal proved to be just enough for Newfane to nip host Roy-Hart 1-0 this evening and knock the Rams out of the Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer lead.

The loss drops Roy-Hart to 6-3 as idle Akron takes over first place at 6-2-1.  Newfane improves to 5-4.

Both Roy-Hart and Akron have one game remaining on the N-O schedule. Roy-Hart visits Wilson a 6:30 p.m. Friday  and Akron hosts Newfane at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Wilson, evened its record at 4-4 with a 4-0 win at Albion which slips to 0-9.

Hawks outlast Bees in double overtime

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 October 2020 at 9:27 pm

Improving to 7-2, Holley outlasted visiting Byron-Bergen/Elba 2-1 in double overtime this evening in a Genesee Region League boys soccer game.

Cameron Bates scored the game winner for the Hawks with four minutes to go in the second 10 minute overtime period off an assist from Kayden Servais.

Nathan Nothnagle scored Holley’s first goal in the second half as JJ Strathern earned the assist.

In another G-R contest, Attica downed Kendall 1-0.

Mustangs and Tigers battle to tie in double OT

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 October 2020 at 9:04 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina/Lyndonville’s AJ Seefeldt sends the ball up field as Akron’s Cole Fleming (21) and Brock Hawes (2) converge. The action took place during this afternoon’s game at Akron when ended in a 1-1 tie.

Defending champion Medina/Lyndonville’s bid to repeat as Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer champions suffered a setback this afternoon as the Mustangs played to a rainy 1-1 double overtime tie at Akron.

The tie drops the Mustangs to 4-3-1 and a game and a half behind front-running Roy-Hart (6-2) with only two games remaining. The Mustangs finish the N-O season with home games agains rival Albion on Friday and against Wilson on November 5.

The tie also drops Akron to 6-2-1 and a half game behind Roy-Hart with just one game to play.

Interestingly,  Newfane, while virtually out of the title race at 4-4, will still play a major role in deciding who does claim the crown as the Panthers finish with games at Roy-Hart on Wednesday evening and at home against Akron on Saturday.

Akron jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on a goal by Joseph Abrams just 10 minutes into the first half.

Medina/Lyndonville battled back to knot the contest when Casey Winiecki scored midway through the second half.

Neither team could then find the net over the final 20 minutes of regulation play or in 10 minute overtime periods as the game finished in the dark.

Medina’s Cole Seefeldt tries to work the ball around Akron defenders Jashua Mazza (5) and Adam Mietz.

Akron, Barker and Roy-Hart post N-O field hockey shutout wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 October 2020 at 9:00 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina goalie Arianna Bloom and defender Hannah Kenward try to stop a shot by Akron’s Olivia McClaine during this evening’s Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game at Vets Park which was won by the Lady Tigers.

Undefeated (9-0) front-running Akron blanked Medina 9-0 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game at Vets Park.

Lacey Berghorn scored 5 goals and Olivia McClaine 4 to lead the way for Akron.

Medina is now 2-5-2.

Runner-up Barker improved to 7-1 with a 2-0 win over Wilson (2-7).

Laci Giarla scored late in the first quarter for what proved to be the game winner for Barker as Natalie Bruning added an insurance tally late in the third quarter.

Roy-Hart improved its record to 6-3-1 by shutting out Newfane (1-8) 3-0 on goals by Ashton Becker, Lexiss Diel and Justine Laverty.

Medina’s Emma Wagner tries to keep the ball away from Akron’s Lydia Blueye.

Holley girls win with big second half surge

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 October 2020 at 9:19 pm

Three unanswered second half goals powered Holley to a 5-2 victory over visiting Alexander this evening in a Genesee Region League girls soccer game.

Breaking away from a 2-2 deadlock Holley got two goals from Kayleigh Neale and one from Samantha Bates in the second half to claim the win.

Hayley Skidmore and Allison Lyndaker scored in the first half for Holley which improves to 7-1-1.

Wheatland-Chili 2, Kendall 1

Host Wheatland-Chili trimmed Kendall 2-1 in a G-R contest as Niyah Rosado scored both goals.

Brianna Wakefield scored for Kendall which is now 3-4-1.

Attica 4, Lyndonville/Medina 2

Tessa Boyce scored off an assist from Gracie Johnson and Ella Lewis netted the other goal for Lyndonville/Medina in the 4-2 G-R loss at Attica.

Albion, Roy-Hart girls post road soccer wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 October 2020 at 6:59 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Kara Choate (1) and Ava Owens (16) advance the ball toward the Barker goal during this afternoon’s game at Barker.

Jumping out to big first half leads, Albion and Roy-Hart both scored road victories this afternoon in Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer competition.

Roy-Hart improved to 6-2 by defeating Barker 4-0 and Albion boosted its record to 5-3 by downing Akron 5-2.

Roy-Hart built up a 3-0 half-time advantage on two goals by Kara Choate and one by Ava Owens. Choate also netted the Lady Rams lone second half goal.

Albion likewise built up a commanding 4-1 half-time lead on two goals by Abby Scanlan and one by Claire Squicciarini who also had two assists on the afternoon.

Scanlan and Nikki Creasey added second half goals to help lock up the win for the Purple Eagles.

Kara Sequin and Natalie Karmazyn scored the goals for Akron which slips to 2-5-1.

Wilson 3, Newfane 2

Undefeated (8-0) Wilson downed visiting rival Newfane 32 this evening to clinch at least a tie for the N-O title.

Lilly O’Lay, Leah Cloy and Rian Faery scored the goals for Wilson.

Anna Chunco scored both goals for Newfane which is now 2-5-1.

Barker’s Madison Miller tries to keep the ball away from Roy-Hart’s Maddy Colley.

Mustangs face key N-O soccer tests

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 October 2020 at 5:31 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Jacob Corser and his Medina/Lyndonville teammates will face a key Niagara-Orleans League game at Akron on Tuesday and will then host rival Albion on Friday.

The fall high school sports season heads into the stretch run this coming week with key tests on tap to help determine league soccer, field hockey and cross-country titles.

In Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer action, Medina/Lyndonville (4-3) looks to remain in the thick of the title chase as the Mustangs visit co-leader Akron (6-2) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Mustangs will also host rival Albion at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Roy-Hart, which shares the league lead at 6-2, hosts Newfane (4-4) in another key game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In Genesee Region League boys soccer, Kendall will host front-running Attica (6-1-1) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and visit rival runner-up Holley (6-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday. Holley also hosts Wheatland-Chili (4-3-1) in another key game at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The N-O field hockey lead will be at stake as undefeated (8-0) Akron hosts defending champion Barker (6-1) at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The N-O cross-country champions will be determined at the All-League meet on Saturday at Barker at 11 a.m. The defending champion Newfane boys and girls teams again lead the way after both went 6-0 during the dual meet portion of the season.

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Girls Soccer: Roy-Hart at Barker, Albion at Akron, Lyndonville/Medina at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, Alexander at Holley, 7 p.m.

Tuesday

Boys Soccer: Medina/Lyndonville at Akron, Attica at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Byron-Bergen at Holley, 7 p.m.

Field Hockey: Newfane at Roy-Hart, Barker at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 7 p.m.

Wednesday

Boys Soccer: Albion at Wilson, Newfane at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Holley at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Kendall vs. Lyndonville/Medina, 7 p.m. at Medina

Thursday

Boys Soccer: Wheatland-Chili at Holley, Kendall at Pembroke, 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Akron at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Albion, 6:30 p.m.

Field Hockey: Roy-Hart at Barker, Akron at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.; Kenmore at Medina, 5 p.m.

Friday

Boys Soccer: Albion at Medina/Lyndonville, Roy-Hart at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Holley at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; Alexander at Kendall, Lyndonville/Medina at Pembroke, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Boys Soccer: Kendall at Holley, Akron at Newfane, 1 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Albion at Barker, Akron at Newfane, 10 a.m.

Field Hockey: Barker at Akron, 10 a.m.; Medina at Newfane, 12 p.m.; Wilson at Kenmore, 1 p.m.

Cross-Country: N-O All-League meet at Barker, 11 a.m.

N-O Standings

Boys Soccer: Akron 6-2, Roy-Hart 6-2, Medina/Lyndonville 4-3, Newfane 4-4, Wilson 3-4, Albion 0-8

Girls Soccer: Wilson 7-0, Roy-Hart 5-2, Albion 4-3, Akron 2-4-1, Newfane 2-4-1, Barker 0-7

Field Hockey: Akron 8-0, Barker 6-1, Roy-Hart 4-3-1, Medina 2-3-2, Wilson 2-5, Kenmore 1-5-1, Newfane 1-6

Boys Cross-Country: Newfane 6-0, Medina 5-1, Barker 4-2, Akron 3-3, Albion 2-4, Wilson 1-5, Roy-Hart 0-6

Girls Cross-Country: Newfane 6-0, Akron 5-1, Barker 3-3, Wilson 3-3, Albion 2-4, Medina 2-4, Roy-Hart 0-6

G-R Standings

Boys Soccer: Attica 6-1-1, Holley 6-2, Wheatland-Chili 4-3-1, Kendall 4-4, Byron-Bergen/Elba 2-6, Pembroke 1-7

Girls Soccer Division 1: Holley 6-1-1, Wheatland-Chili 5-3, Byron-Bergen 4-4, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 4-3, Kendall 3-3-1

Girls Soccer Division 2: Alexander 5-3, Notre Dame 4-3, Pembroke 3-5, Lyndonville/Medina 2-6, Attica 1-6

Medina/Lyndonville has record setting duo

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 October 2020 at 5:10 pm

Contributed Photo – Two Medina/Lyndonville soccer players enjoyed record setting weekends. Goalie Zach Fike, left, broke the Medina school career record for shutouts with 14 on Friday night vs Roy-Hart. Adam Hoot had the record with 13. Forward Nate Dillenbeck broke the Lyndonville school record for career goals with 47 on Saturday vs. CCA. Tim Riemer held the record with 46. 

Holley girls rally late to nip B-B in OT

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 9:05 pm

Coming on strong down the stretch, Holley rallied to trim host Byron-Bergen 2-1 in overtime this evening in a Genesee Region League girls soccer game.

Holley rallied to tie the game at 1-1 on a goal by Samantha Bates with just seven minutes to go in the second half off an assist from Allyson Skehan.

The Lady Hawks then claimed the victory when Bates scored in overtime off an assist from Hayley Skidmore.

Improving to 6-1-1, Holley next host Alexander at 7 p.m. Monday.

Wheatland-Chili 5, Lyndonville/Medina 2

Up 2-1 at the half, host Wheatland-Chili went on to defeat Lyndonvllle/Medina 5-2 this evening in another G-R contest.

Lyndonville/Medina’s goals were scored by Ella Lewis and Gracie Johnson off an assist from Kaylee Nesbitt.

Albion girls best Roy-Hart in N-O soccer

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 8:45 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Nikki Creasey (4) passes to Abby Scanlan (14) for Albion’s first goal as Clara Jones defends for Roy-Hart. The action took place during tonights Niagara-Orleans League game at Albion.

Avenging an earlier season overtime loss (2-1), Albion used a pair of unanswered second half goals to defeat visiting Roy-Hart 3-1 in a Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game this evening.

Albion jumped out to a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the first half as Abby Scanlan scored off an assist from Nikki Creasey.

Roy-Hart rallied to knot the score when Kara Choate tallied with nine minutes to go in the half off an assist from Ada Livergood.

However, Albion claimed the win on a pair of second half goals by Scanlan off assists first from Kenzi Hapeman and then from Claire Squicciarini.

Albion improves to 4-3 and Roy-Hart is 5-2.

Wilson 4, Akron 3

Front-running Wilson remained undefeated at 7-0 with a 4-3 win over Akron which slips to 2-4-1.

Lilly O’Lay scored two goals for Wilson as Meg Musall and Kenzi Beyer each added one.

Kara Sequin, Samantha Bellis and Natalie Karmazyn scored the goals for Wilson.

Newfane 4, Barker 0

Liza MacFarlane scored two goals and Sophia Tronolone and Angelina DiTullio each added one to lead Newfane (2-4-1) to a 4-0 win over Barker (0-7).

Albion’s Claire Squicciarini battles for control of the ball with Roy-Hart’s Amelia Konstanty.

Fast start ignites Mustangs romp

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 7:56 pm

Exploding for five goals in the first 20 minutes, Medina/Lyndonville went on to defeat Central Christian Academy 7-0 in a non league boys soccer game this afternoon at Lyndonville.

Casey Winiecki ignited the Mustangs early scoring barrage with a goal just five minutes in.

Dan Mandujano followed up with two quick tallies at the 9 and 11 minute marks.

Nate Dillenbeck then capped off the barrage with goals at the 15 and 20 minute marks.

Dillenbeck also scored the Mustangs final two goals in the second half as Madujano and AJ Seefeldt earned the assists.

Now at 6-3 overall, the Mustangs next visit Akron on Tuesday for a key Niagara-Orleans League game. The Mustangs are 4-3 and Akron 6-2 in league competition.

Newfane posts key X-C win over Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 1:46 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers – Medina’s Cameron Castanon heads to a win in today’s tri-meet at Albion ahead of Albion’s Reuben Rivers.

Taking over sole possession of first place, defending champion Newfane bested Medina 22-35 in a key regular season ending Niagara-Orleans League boys cross country tri-meet this morning at Albion.

Newfane finishes the regular season at 6-0 and Medina 5-1.

Newfane also downed Albion 20-43 and Medina topped Albion 20-41.

A 3-4-5- finish by the trio of Nick Baes, Jayden Reynolds and Connor Cuzzacrea sparked Newfane to the win.

Medina’s Cameron Castanon won the race in 18:34 as Albion’s Reuben Rivers finished second. Click here to view the start and finish of the boys race.

In the girls race, defending champion Newfane defeated Medina 15-50 and Albion 16-45 to finish the regular season 6-0.

Newfane’s Kylie Bowman, who won the race in 20:59, led a quarter of Lady Panthers who were first to cross the finish line.

Albion also downed Medina 19-41.

Alanna Holman finished fifth for Albion.

In the another N-O meets Barker defeated Wilson 15-48 in the boys race and Wilson nipped Barker 27-28 in the girls’ race. Akron swept Roy-Hart winning the boys’ race 24-33 and the girls’ competition 16-47.

Barker had the top finisher in both races in Carla Stoloski and Mason Allee-Castro.

Roy-Hart’s Jay Heideman won the boys’ race and Akron’s Lauren Wagner the girls’ race.

Boys Standings: Newfane 6-0, Medina 5-1, Barker 4-2, Akron 3-3, Albion 2-4, Wilson 1-5, Roy-Hart 0-6

Girls Standings: Newfane 6-0, Akron 5-1, Barker 3-3, Wilson 3-3, Albion 2-4, Medina 2-4, Roy-Hart 0-6

Newfane’s Kylie Bowman, who won the race, here leads the runners through a wooded path.

Barker tops Medina in N-O field hockey

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 1:40 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina goalie Arianna Bloom and defender Dakota Alexander dive to try ti keep Barker’s Laci Giarla from scoring. The action took place during the Lady Raiders win over the Mustangs this morning at Vets Park.

A pair of unanswered second half goals earned defending champion Barker a 3-1 victory over Medina this morning in a Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game at Vets Park.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Rachel Sutter scored what proved to be the game winning goal for Barker three minutes into the third quarter.

Mia Herman later added a big insurance goal for the Lady Raiders when she scored with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

Barker also scored first as Ella Gooding tallied with 1:12 to go in the second quarter.

However, Medina answered right back as Alex Strong scored the tying goal with just one second to go in the quarter off an assist from Abi Blount.

Barker improves to 6-1 while Medina is 2-4-2.

Barker’s Aaliyah Wheat moves the ball up field against the Medina duo of Lydia Fox (2) and Hannah Kenward (12).

Kendall girls even G-R soccer record

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2020 at 1:30 pm

Regaining the .500 mark at 3-3-1, Kendall blanked visiting Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 3-0 this morning in a Genesee Region League girls soccer game.

Brianna Wakefield gave Kendall a 2-0 lead with goals at the 9 and 22 minute marks of the first half, the second coming off an assist from Madison Jacob.

Jacob later gave the Lady Eagles an insurance goal when she tallied on a penalty kick in the second half.

Kailie Regan made 3 saves to earn the shutout in goal.