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MCA Lions roar into contention

High-scoring team sits in first place in WAC South

Mekeel Christian Academy’s Tai Aderounmu (9) and Gideon Armao (24) pursue a Fort Plain player during a Sept. 30 Western Athletic Conference game at Glenville’s Maalwyck Park.

Mekeel Christian Academy’s Tai Aderounmu (9) and Gideon Armao (24) pursue a Fort Plain player during a Sept. 30 Western Athletic Conference game at Glenville’s Maalwyck Park. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— “The twins are good players, but we do put 11 guys on the field and they all work together to make things happen,” said Lehning. “We have been able to take Kenny off the back line – where he played last year in most games – and move him to the midfield at times because of the play of our two new centerbacks, Tyler Guido and Steve Klein. Teams haven’t really been able to double or triple [team] the twins because we have multiple players who can score like Anders Trestick [five goals, three assists], TK Majekdounmi [three goals, three assists] and Caleb Stewart [three goals, three assists].”

The Lions still have several hurdles to clear in order to win the WAC South. They have rematches with Sharon Springs and Schoharie in the next two weeks, as well as a road trip to Northville (7-1-1, 15 points) for a cross-divisional clash.

“Because this league is so volatile and the teams are impossible to predict, we are focused simply on getting better each practice and each game,” said Lehning. “I don’t really have any concern for us as a team other than that all the other [WAC] teams have the same attitutde and are working just as hard or harder to get better.”

MCA returns to action Friday when it hosts Middleburgh (3-3-2, 8 points) in a WAC South Division game at Maalwyck Park.

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