Playing in the mud: Fredonia wins at home on wet day for boys’ soccer

Fredonia defeated Falconer-Cassadaga Valley, 4-0, in a CCAA West matchup at the Orange Bowl on Wednesday.

Nine seniors played in their final regular season home game for the Hillbillies: Ian Brown, Andrew Conti, Carter D’Agostino, Jason Genovese, Nolan Mages, Seth Schrader, Jackson Taylor, Alex Venn and Austin Venn.

Schrader opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of the first half. In the second half, Genovese scored two goals while Mages had the other goal. Genovese had one assist and Mages had two assists.

Carter D’Agostino was in net for the Hillbillies and had five saves. It was the third consecutive shutout for Fredonia, which outshot Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, 20-10.

“The team continues to play better each game,” Fredonia coach Jim Rush said. “We had a good amount of possession and were able to capitalize on our opportunities. Our team defense was solid. We will continue to work hard and improve. We want to be playing our best soccer next week when the sectional playoffs get underway.”

The Hillbillies finished league play at 3-6-1 and are currently 4-8-1 overall. They have one regular-season game remaining, a non-league contest at Ellicottville on Friday.

The Golden Falcons finished 2-6-2 in league and are 4-7-4 overall.

“This was a good team win and it was great that it happened on Senior Day,” Rush said. “Everyone contributed to the victory.”