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LCAA’S FINEST: Geneseo plays well-executed game during ‘C2’ semi win

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By Chris Metcalf

LCAA’S FINEST

CALEDONIA – Like a well-oiled machine.

That best describes the Geneseo boys’ 3-1 victory over Kendall in Class C2 semifinal action Wednesday in Caledonia.

Geneseo scored two quick goals as they advanced into Saturday’s sectional finals.

The first goal came when Oren Ray scored eight minutes into the game after a corner kick from Cooper Warner found a head ball back to Ray, who shielded the Kendall defender and ripped a shot into the net for the 1-0 advantage, Ray’s sixth goal of the season.

Samuel Chanler netted his goal off a corner kick from Adam Niedermaier that pushed the lead to 2-0.

It was Chanler’s 11th goal of the year.

Geneseo led 2-0 at the intermission.

Geneseo would make it 3-0 early in the second half when Warner netted his eighth goal of the season.

Kendall would eventually cut the deficit to 3-1 with 30 minutes left but they would get no closer.

Kendall finished 9-9-1.

Geneseo improved to 14-3-1 on the season.

They will take on Cuba-Rushford for the Class C2 title Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Avon HS.

“The boys have played so great this season, they came right out and worked from the kickoff,” Geneseo coach Chris Masters said. “They had control of the game and gave Kendall all they could handle. Credit to Kendall when we got up they did not quit and made us work for the last 30 minutes after they scored. Our team is tough to phase and they just kept playing hard all the way to the final horn. So proud of this team and I really want to see them bring home the block Saturday. These kids have been waiting for this moment and you better believe we will be ready to go.”

Doug McFarland Photography

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