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Panthers shutout Mustangs to retain N-O soccer title; Rams blank Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 October 2016 at 9:08 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Donato Rosario takes a shot toward the goal as Tyler Choate defends for Roy-Hart. The action took place during the Purple Eagles loss to the Rams this evening at Gasport.

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Vassilios Bitsas of Medina/Lyndonville battles for control of the ball with Newfane’s Matt Vogt during the Mustangs loss to the host Panthers this afternoon.

Putting a lock on a second straight league title, Newfane used a big first half scoring burst to key a 6-0 victory over visiting Medina/Lyndonville this afternoon to improve to 9-0 in Niagara-Orleans boys soccer competition.

The Panthers exploded out to a 4-0 lead in the first half as Mateo May had 2 goals and 1 assist, Trevor Moreland 1 goal and 2 assists and Bobby Heers 1 goal.

May competed his hat-trick with a goal in the second half which also saw Matt Vogt score on a penalty kick as the Panthers go to 13-0 overall.

Newfane, which holds a two game lead over runner-up Wilson (6-2), a 3-2 victor over Akron, will close out the N-O season by hosting Akron on October 11.

Medina/Lyndonville, which slips to 3-4 in the league and 8-4 overall, visits Global Concepts in a non league game Thursday and then hosts Roy-Hart at 7 p.m. Friday in an N-O contest.

Roy-Hart 2, Albion 0
Exactly reversing the outcome of an earlier season meeting, Roy-Hart blanked visiting Albion 2-0 under the lights at Gasport.

Jameson Johnson scored what proved to be the game winning goal 12 minutes into the first half. He later added an insurance tally in the second half.

Cody Hayes made 7 saves to earn the shutout in goal for the Rams whose defense was anchored by the quartet of Aaron Miller, Patrick Sheelar, Andrew Srock and Tim Moriarity.

Both teams are now 2-6 in N-O competition.

Wilson 3, Akron 2
Cesar Carlin had 2 goals and Alex Chappone 2 assists to lead Wilson (6-2) to a 3-2 win over Akron (2-6).

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Roy-Hart’s Jarrett Thompson tries to advance the ball around Albion’s Preston Flugel.