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October 24, 2012

Nate Holler leads the Warriors with 15 goals on the season

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The offensive-minded forward said he knows how important defense is and the value of being a balanced player, but scoring goals is the name of the game.

"We try to be balanced as much as possible but you have to put the ball in the back of the net to win games," Holler said. "You can't rely on defense the whole time."

Last season the Warriors finished 8-9-1 and made a run in the playoffs to the sectional finals. Holler said the road will be tougher this season, as the competition in Section VI is as competitive as ever.

Gabor is hoping the Warriors — with 11 seniors and Holler — can make some noise the next few weeks.

"They've been coming along," he said. "We've competed against some of the tougher teams and we've beaten the teams we should beat. We'll see what happens as we get down the road."

That road begins this afternoon when the Warriors take on the Charter School for Applied Technology. As far as the future goes, Gabor said it will be a real treat being able to watch Holler develop over the next few years.

"There's times I even have to take a step back and realize he's only a sophomore," Gabor said. "You look at him like the same as everyone else. I look forward to him learning the game more and becoming more of a complete player."

Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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