Gators nip Lady Rams in sudden death shootout in Class B2 semifinal
This one went to the absolute limit as No. 5 seed Allegany-Limestone outlasted top seeded defending champion Roy-Hart 4-3 in a sudden death shootout this evening in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B2 girls soccer playoffs at Sweet Home.
The marathon contest went scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation time and through two 15 minute overtime periods.
Each team then scored twice in the round of five shootout with Kaitlin Mettler and Nadia White tallying for Roy-Hart and Maddie Callen and Cait Kellogg for Allegany-Limestone.
That set the stage for the decisive sudden death shootout. Each team opened with a goal as Olivia Paterniti scored for Allegany-Limestone and Grace Trombley for Roy-Hart.
Allegany-Limestone then took a 4-3 lead on a goal by Payton Fortuna. That proved to be the game winner for the Allegany-Limestone as goalie Chloe Baker made the save on the Lady Rams next shot giving the Gators the marathon victory.
Roy-Hart had 6 corner kick opportunities during regulation time and Emma Marsillo made 7 saves in goal for the Lady Rams. Marsillo also had a pair of saves in each of the two overtime periods.
Baker made a pair of big saves for Allegany-Limestone in the final 10 minutes of regulation time.
Allegany-Limestone will now face Fredonia in the B2 title game on Saturday. Fredonia downed Akron 2-0 in the other semifinal.
Roy-Hart finishes the season at 13-3.
Top seeded Wilson blanked No. 4 Chautauqua Lake 5-0 in a Class C semifinal.
Wilson will now face Frewsburg, a 5-0 victor over Portville, for the title on Saturday.