Lafayette nips Roy-Hart on penalty kicks

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2022 at 8:56 pm

No. 6 seed Lafayette nipped No. 2 Roy-Hart 5-4 on penalty kicks this evening in a Section VI Class B2 boys soccer semifinal game at West Seneca West.

Peter Martillotta, Aiden Guild, Rem Albee and Caleb Verratti took turns scoring penalty kick goals for Roy-Hart but Lafayette was one better going 5 for 5 in PKs to claim the narrow win.

Lafayette broke a scoreless tie by scoring with just 1:38 remaining in regulation time to take a 1-0 lead..

However, Roy-Hart answered back in dramatic fashion as Martillotta scored with only 12 seconds to go off an assist from Landen Guild to send the contest into overtime.

Neither team could score in the two 15 minute overtime necessitating a round of penalty kicks to determine which team would advance to the B2 finals.

Roy-Hart finishes the season at 15-2.