Lady Rams claim a share of their first N-O championship by rallying for win at Wilson

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 November 2020 at 9:09 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Nadia White, left, and Kara Choate scored the goals for Roy-Hart this afternoon as the Lady Rams earned a share of their first ever Niagara-Orleans League title with a 3-2 win at Wilson.

Making school history Roy-Hart claimed a share of the Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer championship for the first time with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory at Wilson this afternoon.

Rallying in the second half Roy-Hart avenged an earlier season 3-0 loss to gain a share of the crown as Nadia White scored two goals and Kara Choate one.

Roy-Hart and Wilson finish the season deadlocked for the title at 8-2.

The victory also completes a sweep for Roy-Hart as the boys soccer team also captured the N-O title.

“I’m really proud of the girls. They’ve just worked so hard they really deserve it,” said Coach Rich Jennings. “They’ve just been very resilient in bouncing back from the earlier loss to Wilson and from the loss to Albion last week. They just continued to fight back. It’s an historic season for the program and I’m just really proud of them.”

Roy-Hart jumped out to a quick lead in the opening minute on a goal by White off an assist from Choate.

However, Wilson battled back with goals by Rian Faery and Lily Avery off corners to rally into a 2-1 lead at the half.

The Roy-Hart defense then played shutout ball in the second half led by goalie Rileigh McCabe and defenders Clara Jones, Maddy Colley, Amelia Konstanty and Hanna Willard.

“Our defense just played phenomenal in the second half,” said Jennings.

Roy-Hart quickly tied the game just three minutes into the second half on a goal by Choate off an assist from Reanna Perkins.

The Lady Rams then got the game winner when White scored with nine minutes to go.

Final N-O Standings:Roy-Hart 8-2, Wilson 8-2, Albion 7-3, Akron 4-5-1, Newfane 3-6-1, Barker 0-10.