The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


October 25, 2013

Medina girls soccer falls to City Honors

Roy-Hart bests da Vinci, Albion falls


BUFFALO — If soccer games were decided based on past results, Medina would have had little chance of competing in Wednesday afternoon’s Class B pre-quarterfinal contest against City Honors. In 2012 sectional play, the Lady Centaurs pounced on the Lady Mustangs, to the tune of an 11-0 romp.
But coach Mike Lepkyj’s Medina squad was much improved this season, and the No. 16 Lady Mustangs made quite the upset bid against No. 1 City Honors. Medina led throughout most of the second half before allowing the game-tying goal late, and couldn’t bounce back in overtime.
City Honors won the 20-minute overtime period 2-0, to come away with a 5-3 victory at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium in Buffalo. The Lady Centaurs move on to the Class B quarterfinals, while Medina’s season concludes.
“It’s tough, because I kind of feel like the better team today didn’t win,” Lepkyj said. “We didn’t control the whole game, but we controlled most of it, and we couldn’t get it done.”
City Honors got a huge game from sophomore Molly Petrucci, who scored three goals and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, making the most of her opportunities when they came about. 
Medina tied the game at one on a goal by Taylor Miller, the team’s unquestioned offensive leader, who seemingly made it her personal mission to give the Lady Mustangs every chance possible to win the game. Miller produced booming kicks that altered the field position battle, frequently to eighth-grader Destiny Stakowski, who played mostly upfield and had a number of breakaway opportunities.
Stakowski took advantage with 17 minutes remaining in the first half, taking a pass just inside midfield and racing all the way up into the zone, beating the goalie with a well-directed shot that gave Medina a 2-1 advantage.

Text Only
  • Medina CSAT postponed Medina-CSAT boys basketball postponed

    For the second time in less than a month, the Medina at CSAT boys basketball contest has been postponed due to inclement weather across the region. Mustang coach Tom Forrestel said it's the first time he can recall this type of double postponement, in his decade-plus of experience at the Medina helm.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 010314 Avanti's wins YMCA floor hockey league

    Avanti's stormed through the regular season and playoffs — capped off by a 6-3 victory over Team RamRod in the championship game — to capture this season's Adult Floor Hockey league championship at the Orleans County YMCA in Medina.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med swimming art 122013 Roy-Hart boys swimming blasts Medina to remain unbeaten

    The Roy-Hart boys swim team stretched its unbeaten streak to 106 meets on Thursday, with a convincing victory over league rival Medina. The Roy-Hart girls also cruised past the Lady Mustangs, while Barker boys and girls swept Akron.

    December 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • med wrestling art 122013 Mustang grapplers fall at Akron, 60-18

    The Medina wrestling team performed admirably in contested matches, but couldn't overcome five forfeits in a league loss at Akron on Wednesday. Also in the N-O league, Newfane beat Albion handily, and Barker/Roy-Hart upended Wilson to give rookie coach Keith Jones his first league win.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 122013 Orleans County YMCA Happenings

    Here's what's going on this week at the Orleans County YMCA, with results and analysis courtesy of the Y staff.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med bb art 2 121813 Medina loses nail-biter at Newfane

    The Medina boys basketball team battled back in the second half but fell in its league opener to Newfane, 65-60. Munjie Brown scored 20 points for Medina in the loss. Elsewhere in the league, Albion fell to CSAT, and Roy-Hart lost a non-league contest at Tapestry.

    December 18, 2013 2 Photos

  • Medina falls in league opener vs. Newfane

    The Medina girls basketball team opened its league slate with a 49-30 loss to Newfane on Tuesday, despite a strong nine-point effort from freshman Molley Gross. Elsewhere in the N-O league, Albion edged CSAT, and Akron blasted Roy-Hart.

    December 18, 2013

  • med swimming art 121813 Medina rolls past Akron

    It was a successful swimming day for Medina on Tuesday, as the boys and girls teams both edged Akron. Elsewhere in high school swimming, Barker swept Albion, while Roy-Hart split at Newfane. All the results, here.

    December 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • med wrestling art 2 121613 Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team places third at OP Tournament

    The Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team fared well at the Orchard Park Tournament on Saturday afternoon, placing third overall of nine teams. Medina wrestling also had a strong showing, at the Batavia Tournament, and Lyndonville placed third of 12 teams at the Attica Tournament.

    December 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • Bills earn road victory at Jaguars, 27-20

    EJ Manuel played well, the defense forced four turnovers, and the Buffalo Bills earned a road victory over Jacksonville on Sunday by a 27-20 margin. The Bills improve to 5-9 on the season, but are officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 14th consecutive year, after Miami defeated New England early in the afternoon.

    December 15, 2013