Rams blank Tigers to take over N-O soccer lead; Mustangs shutout Lakemen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 October 2020 at 6:54 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Aidan Bligh, who scored the game winning goal, works to get control of the ball surrounded by Akron defenders. The action took place during the Rams rainy, foggy home field win over the Tigers this afternoon.

Avenging a season opening loss (4-1) Roy-Hart blanked visiting Akron 2-0 this afternoon to take over sole possession of first place atop the Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer standings.

Roy-Hart improves to 5-1 while Akron slips into the runner-up spot at 4-2.

Aidan Bligh scored what proved to be the game winning goal for Roy-Hart on a line drive shot with eight minutes to go in the first half.

The Rams later got a huge insurance goal when Peter Martillotta tallied on a direct kick with 14 minutes to go in the second half.

Brad Voelker, who earned the shutout in goal, made a big diving stop earlier in the second half when the Rams were still clinging to a slender 1-0 lead.

Medina/Lyndonville 3, Wilson 0

Making it two wins in a row after a slow 0-3 start to the league season, Medina/Lyndonville blanked host Wilson 3-0 as all the scoring took place in the second half.

Jacob Corser scored what proved to be the game winning goal for the Mustangs two minutes into the second half.

Nate Dillenbeck then put a lock on the goal when he scored twice, the first coming on a rebound shot with 15 minutes to go and the second off a turnover with 10 minutes remaining.

Zach Fike earned the shutout in goal as the quartet of Russ Stephens, Anthony Moule, Alex Barry and Jack Whipple anchored the Mustangs defense.

The Lakemen are now 3-3 and the Mustangs 2-2 in N-O action.

Newfane 7, Albion 0.

Newfane evened its N-O record at 3-3 with a 7-0 win over visiting Albion which slips to 0-6.

Roy-Hart’s Landen Guild tries to advance the ball against Akron defender Adam Mietz.