Big first half powers Rams past Purple Eagles; Mustangs down Panthers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 October 2020 at 9:13 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Aiden Guild works to keep control of the ball against Albion defenders Carson Bader (4) and Josh Martin (10) during the Rams win over the host Purple Eagles this evening.

Building up a 3-0 half-time advantage, front-running Roy-Hart went on to defeat host Albion 5-1 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

In the other N-O contests, Medina/Lyndonville regained the .500 mark at 3-3 by defeating host Newfane 2-1 and Akron improved to 5-2 with a 2-0 win over visiting Wilson.

Roy-Hart took charge with a burst of  three quick goals in the final 13 minutes of the first half.

Peter Martillotta opened the scoring with a goal at 13:50 off an assist from Aiden Guild.

Trent Choate then scored on a penalty kick at 10:59 and Gavyn Boyle closed out the big half with a goal with just 1:18 to go off an assist from Guild.

Albion did cut the deficit to 3-1 at the outset of the second half on a goal by Alex Gibson off an assist from Tyler Gibson.

However, Roy-Hart answered with a pair of goals to put a lock on the win. Choate scored with 23:43 remaining from Martillotta and then Martillotta tallied with 13:47 to go from Brett Ricker.

Roy-Hart improves to 6-1 and Albion slips to 0-7.

Medina/Lyndonville 2, Newfane 1

Making it three wins in a row, Medina/Lyndonville scored a goal in each half to trim Newfane 2-1 and avenge an earlier season 3-2 overtime loss.

Nate Dillenbeck opened the scoring for the Mustangs midway through the first half off an assist from Casey Winiecki.

Dillenbeck later netted what proved to be the game winner midway through the second half as AJ Seefeldt earned the assist.

Newfane avoided the shutout when Jeremy Foltz scored with 17 minutes to go.

The loss drops the Panthers to 3-4.

Akron 2, Wilson 0

Second half goals by Adam Mietz and Travis Fry lifted Akron past Wilson 2-0.

Wilson is now 3-3.

Roy-Hart’s Brett Ricker  and Albion’s Alex Gibson work to gain control of the ball.