Surging M-L United U17 tops West Seneca

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 July 2018 at 8:32 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Nate Dillenbeck drives the ball up field for Medina-Lyndonville United U17 during Monday night’s win over West Seneca at Lyndonville.

Continuing a big late season surge, Medina-Lyndonville United edged past West Seneca 4-3 Monday evening in a Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League U17 Division game at Lyndonville.

Matt Hess on a rush up field for Medina-Lyndonville.

Evan Silversmith scored 2 goals and Matt Hess and Nate Dillenbeck both netted one as Medina-Lyndonville United improves to 3-1-1 over the last five games after a slow 0-4 start to the season.

Medina-Lyndonville United jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first 8 minutes as Hess scored off an assist from Brandon Heschke and then Silversmith tallied from Devin Rounds.

West Seneca though cut the deficit to 2-1 before halftime and the netted a pair of quick goals early in the second half to take a 3-2 lead.

However,  Medina-Lyndonville United came battling back.

First a penalty kick goal by Dillenbeck tied the game at the 65th minute and then Silversmith netted what proved to be the game winner at the 73rd minute off an assist from Dillenbeck.

The Medina-Lyndoville United defense, which was anchored by Jack Whipple and Evan Horn, then turned back a late West Seneca surge to preserve the narrow victory.

Now at 3-5-1, Medina-Lyndonville United closes out the season at Cheektowaga on Friday.