Rams post key soccer win over Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2019 at 9:33 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Aidan Bligh heads for the goal against Albion defender Cole London. The action took place during the Rams win over the visiting Purple Eagles this evening.

A quick two goal scoring burst early in the second half earned Roy-Hart a 2-0 win over visiting Albion this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

Roy-Hart broke away from a 0-0 deadlock when Aidan Bligh scored on a line drive shot from about 30 yards out 11 minutes into the second quarter.

The Rams then got a huge insurance goal just three minutes later when Bligh scored again on a rebound shot as Trent Choate, who started the play with a corner, earned the assist.

Colby Hancock earned the shutout in goal for the Rams.

The win pulls Roy-Hart into a tie for second place at 4-1 with Medina/Lyndonville which visits Wilson (1-4) on Tuesday.

The loss drops Albion to 2-3 in N-O action.

(Click here to see Albion’s Juan Santiago get close with a header.)

(Click here to see Roy-Hart’s Aidan Bligh scores the second of his 2 goals with the assist by Trent Choate.)

In the other N-O game, Newfane downed Akron 2-1 to move into sole possession of first place by a half game at 5-1.

Connor MacEvoy and Ty Williams scored the goals for the Panthers.

Albion’s Ronaldo Salucio-Cota works to keep the ball away from Roy-Hart’s Trent Choate as Albion’s Caleb Hyde moves in to help.

Girls Soccer
The Byron-Bergen at Kendall and Pembroke at Lyndonville/Medina Genesee Region League girls games were both postponed due to lightning.

Lightning also caused the Albion at Medina N-O golf match to be suspended. It will be completed on Thursday. The Roy-Hart vs. Newfane match was postponed until Wednesday.

In the only match completed Wilson defeated Barker 231-253 as Mike Bubar, Patrick Seeley and Nathan Meyers shared medalist honors with rounds of 45 for Wilson which improves to 7-3.

Jake Harris shot a 46 for Barker which slips to 3-6.

Undefeated (5-0, 6-0) Byron-Bergen defeated Kendall (2-3, 5-3) 25-12, 25-17, 25-16 in a G-R League volleyball match.

Hannah VanSkiver had 3 kills and 3 aces and Hannah Catalino 5 kills and 1 ace for Byron-Bergen.

For Kendall, Brittney Marks and Madison Shonitsky both had 7 digs. Autumn Woodward and Brianna Drennan each added 5.

In a non league match, Batavia defeated Albion 25-11, 25-20, 26-24.