No. 7 Fredonia dropped No. 10 Royalton-Hartland, 1-0, Wednesday during Section 6 Class B-2 pre-quarterfinal action at Fredonia State's University Stadium.
"Any win is a nice win in the playoff," a relieved Fredonia coach Jeff Walker said.
Julias Woma scored the lone goal, unassisted at the 11:21 mark.
OBSERVER?Photo by Roger Coda
Fredonia’s Julius Woma looks to move the ball up the field Wednesday, during the Hillbillies’ Section Class B pre-quarterfinal against Roy-Hart. Fredonia won, 1-0.
"He worked the ball down the field and ripped a great shot from outside," Walker explained. "We're doing a great job of controlling the ball. We moved the ball around the field pretty much at will and the defense again did an outstanding job."
Nick Hart made five saves to pick up the shutout, helping the Hillbillies advance to play No. 2 Southwestern on Friday, at 3:30 p.m.
No. 8 Alden 2,?
No. 9 DHS 1, 2OT
ALDEN - Dunkirk's season came to a heart-breaking end, Wednesday, with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to Alden in Class B1 boys' soccer.
"It was an indirect kick from about 45 yards out," Dunkirk coach Brian Crawford described the goal. "They threw the ball in and the guy volleyed it right into the corner of my net."
Zach Meadows got Dunkirk out to a 1-0 lead with his goal in the 11th minute, but that was all the Marauders were able to muster.
"We both had scoring chances," Crawford added. "It was a fun game to be a part of. It was just a case of who was going to convert on their chances."
Dunkirk's lead didn't last long as Alden's Joe Janiszeski evened the score with his tally in the 35th minute.
The two teams played even through the rest of regulation and the first overtime, in part thanks to Dunkirk's Nick Kobel, who recorded nine saves in the loss.
"I thought he played his best game of the season," Crawford said of his goalkeeper.
"I also thought Alex Crossan, as a senior, played an outstanding game," Crawford continued. "Alec Tomaszewski, a sophomore, also played a great game.
"We have a lot of young kids coming back next year that will form a solid core," he added. "(Tomaszewski) will definitely be one of them."
No. 3 ALCS 4,
No. 14 CVCS 1
ALLEGANY - No. 3 Allegany-Limestone disposed of No. 14 Cassadaga Valley, 4-1, Wednesday in Class C soccer action.
Dom Sagilben scored a pair of goals for the Gators, including the first strike of the game 13 minutes into the first half.
Kyle Ruge netted Cassadaga Valley's only goal of the game on a penalty kick in the second half.
Tim Bender was peppered with shots all game and recorded 15 saves in the loss.
Dom Conroy made four saves for the win.
Allegany-Limestone will play No. 11 Holland on Friday.