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Albion, Roy-Hart girls open soccer sectionals with home field wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Albion’s Nicole Eldred drives the ball up field as YaYa Navarro of CSAT defends. The action took place during the host Purple Eagles sectional win this evening.

No. 12 seed Albion blanked visiting No. 21 CSAT 9-0 and No. 16 Roy-Hart downed visiting No. 17 Depew 6-1 this evening to open the Section VI Class B girls soccer playoffs.

In another Class B contest, No. 15 East Aurora nipped visiting No. 18 Medina 3-2.

Albion 9, CSAT 0
All of the scoring took place in the first half as Emily Blanchard netted 4 goals and Mikayla Yaskulski 2 to lead the Albion attack. Ally Page, Mariah Elsenheimer and Nicole Eldred each added a goal.

Albion broke the contest open at the outset by scoring twice in the first two minutes as Blanchard tallied from Eldred and Yaskulski from Blanchard.

Zoe Chatfield of Albion battles for control of the ball with Alexis Abrano of CSAT.

The advantage soared to 6-0 before the contest was 15 minutes old as Page, Blanchard, Yaskulski and Elsenheimer netted consecutive goals.

Improving to 9-8, Albion next visits Niagara-Orleans League foe No. 5 Newfane at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Lady Panthers downed the Purple Eagles twice during the N-O season by scores of 5-4 in overtime and 4-1.

Roy-Hart’s Amber Villella drives past Depew defenders Micaela Inglese (2) and Valerie Budzinski toward the goal. The action took place during the host Lady Rams win this evening.

Roy-Hart 6, Depew 1
Amber Villella, Emma Lindke and Ava Bligh each scored a pair of goals to spearhead the Roy-Hart offense.

Roy-Hart led 2-1 at the half on goals by Villella and Bligh.

A penalty kick goal by Lindke then ignited a big four goal second half which put a lock on the win for the Lady Rams. Villella, Lindke and Bligh each followed up with a goal to close out the scoring.

Going to 9-7-1, Roy-Hart next visits top seeded City Honors at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Emma Lindke of Roy-Hart battles for control of the ball with Depew’s Mia Sugg.

East Aurora 3, Medina 2
East Aurora scored in the final minute to nip Medina 3-2.

Medina had grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first half on a pair of goals by Destiny Satkowski, both off assists from Martha Gardner.