Veteran seniors lead Hawks soccer squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 August 2018 at 5:37 pm

Photo by Mike Wertman – This group of seven returning seniors will anchor the lineup for this season’s Holley boys varsity soccer team. In front are Brett Baxter, Kory Puente and John Mounts. In back are Will Lavender, Matt Skehan, Erik Balys and Matt Wilson.

A veteran group of seven seniors will lead the way for the Holley boys varsity soccer team this season.

That contingent includes forwards John Mounts and Matt Wilson, defenders Erik Balys, Will Lavender, Kory Puente, Matt Skehan and goalie Brett Baxter.

The Hawks also return varsity experience in juniors Kohl Morgan, Brad Kingdollar, Ryan Lang and Carson Major along with sophomores Kayden Servais, Charlie Turpyn and Nathan Nothnagle.

Newcomers looking to contribute include juniors Malachi Rowcliffe and Ethan Waldron.

“Our returning group has matured,” said Coach Dan Orbaker. “We’re faster and our skill level keeps growing.”

The Hawks losses to graduation included four year starting goalie Patrick Bower along with midfielders Matt DeSimone and Andrew Moseman.

Holley, which went 4-4-2 in Genesee Region League action and 9-6-3 overall last spring is scheduled to open the season on September 4 with a non league home game against Batavia.  The Hawks G-R opener is slated for September 6 at Pembroke.

September: 4 – Batavia, 6:30 p.m.; 6 – at Pembroke, 4:30; 8 – Perry, 6:30 p.m.; 10 – at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; 12 – at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.; 18 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.; 20 – Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 22 – at Geneseo 6:30 p.m.; 24 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 29 – Letchworth/Warsaw, 3:30 p.m.
October: 1 – Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.; 2 – Kendall, 6:30 p.m. 4 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.; 10 – at Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 12 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m.