Leland & Gray Rebels

Athletic Director: Keith Lyman

Boys' Soccer: Division III

Head coach - Chris Barton, eleventh season as varsity coach.

The Leland & Gray boys' soccer team is coming off a season last year that saw them go 8-7 before losing in the first round of the tournament.

After only losing a couple seniors to graduation, coach Barton returns a whopping 15 players from last season, therefore if they stay healthy, experience and depth should not be a problem.

A few key returning players include Tyler Russell, Colin Nystrom and Noah Chapin, Sean Stine, Josh Fontaine and Jared Van Ordol in the net. Chapin is also the back up net minder.

In the season-opener at Windsor, the Rebels got off to a fast start, steam-rolling over Windsor, 7-1.

Leland & Gray got two goals each from Russell, Chapin and Stine, while Colin Nystrum added another in the victory.

Obviously the Rebel offense was clicking, but the defense was also strong, with goal keeper Gabe Pozzi only needing to make four saves in preserving the win.

The Rebels recently lost two tough ones (one in overtime) to rival Twin Valley, both of which were very close matches.

Russell scored two goals and Nystrom and Chapin each added one for Leland & Gray, but it would not be enough as Twin Valley's Scott Hayford scored his fourth goal of the game, in overtime, for the win.

Despite the loss, Von Ordol made 17 saves in goal for the Rebels.

The rivals played again less than a week later, in which Leland & Gray lost another close one to the Wildcats, falling in another one goal loss, 3-2.

The Rebels had gotten to within one goal after Sean Stine had scored on a header with under 15 minutes left in regulation, but the Wildcats were able to hold them off for the win.

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