Knights, Wolves advance in?Class C playoffs
SILVER CREEK – Evan Ward and Derek Catalano led the Silver Creek offensive charge in leading the Black Knights to a 5-2 victory over Olmsted on Tuesday in the Section 6 Class C boys high school soccer playoffs.
Evan Ward scored two first-half goals and had an assist while Catalano had two goals and two assists for the winners.
Alex Loidl scored a goal while Connor Graves and Nate Serio each added an assist for the winners.
After the Black Knights jumped out to a 3-0 lead, Olmsted battled back to make it a 3-2 contest before Loidl and Catalano put the game out of reach.
“Those two goals were big,” Silver Creek coach Dan Foy said. “They were putting a lot of pressure on us. It was nice to get those.”
Adam Klajbor was the winning goalie with 12 saves.
Silver Creek now takes on No. 1 International Prep on Thursday.
Brocton-Westfield 3, Tapestry 2, OT
BUFFALO – It took two overtimes and two rounds of a shootout for the Westfield-Brocton Wolverines to take down Tapestry Charter, 3-2, Tuesday in the first round of the Section 6 Class C boys high school soccer playoffs.
After falling behind, the Wolverines’ Dylan Robinson tied the score 1-all off a feed from Jake Fish.
Tapestry took a 2-1 lead, but Westfield-Brocton responded again as Bryce Bentham scored.
After a scoreless second half and two overtimes, the game went to a shootout where Westfield-Brocton survived.
“It was a very even game,” Westfield-Brocton coach Jay Pikiewicz said. “It was a very physical game. Weather was a factor. It was cold, windy and wet. In the second half, both teams showed fatigue. We just had a deeper bench in the shootout.”
Westfield-Brocton now takes on No. 2 Randolph on Thursday.
Allegany-Limestone 4, Chautauqua Lake 1
ALLEGANY – Dom Saglimben’s two first-half goals were more than enough for No. 5 Allegany-Limestone Tuesday, as the Gators topped No. 12 Chautauqua Lake, 4-1, in a Class C prequarterfinal boys soccer match.
Saglimben’s first goal came with 18:44 left in the first half on an assist from Cole Davis while his second came on an assist from Paul Caterina with 14:10 left in the opening half. Caterina put the Gators up 3-0 with 11:43 remaining in the second half on an assist from T.J. McMullen while Davis added Allegany-Limestone’s final goal with 2:50 left in regulation, putting the Gators up, 4-1.
James Latimer made 26 saves for the Thunderbirds while Dom Conroy stopped nine shots for the Gators.