ELLICOTTVILLE — Tuesday’s non-league meeting with Fillmore took 75 minutes to find the first goal, and unfortunately for the Ellicottville boys soccer team, it proved to be the only score of the afternoon.
Tobias Webb scored off a corner kick in the 75th minute for Fillmore (11-2-1) as goaltender Dylan Valentine made five saves en route to his eighth shutout in a 1-0 game.
Goalie Jamison Caldwell made 11 stops for Ellicottville (8-6-1).
The Eagles were set to close out the regular season Thursday night against Portville and could clinch a second-place finish in the CCAA East division with a win.
Ellicottville 6, Franklinville 0
ELLICOTTVILLE — Jack Snyder recorded a hat trick, giving him an even 10 goals for the year, and Brennan Finn, Ned Hartsell and Jamison Caldwell each added markers to power Ellicottville on Monday.
Caldwell and Finn combined to make two saves to preserve the shutout as Ellicottville beat Franklinville in CCAA East play, 6-0. Trevor Clark made 16 stops for Franklinville (1-13).
ALLEGANY — In many ways, it was similar to the teams’ first meeting.
The Allegany-Limestone boys soccer team used a key stretch of three straight goals to take control in an eventual win. This time, however, the Gators were given a much tougher test from Ellicottville.
Sam Flanders had a goal and an assist and, after trailing 1-0 for much of the first half, Allegany-Limestone pulled out a 3-2 victory over Ellicottville in a CCAA East matchup Thursday, Oct. 4, at Clapp Field.
In the first game, the Gators scored three goals early before cruising to a 4-1 win. On Thursday, however, it took them until the second half to take a two-goal and advantage, and after the Eagles pulled to within 3-2, they had to play a tight contest over the last half hour. The win allowed A-L to keep a sizable lead over the Eagles for first in the league standings.
“The score doesn’t really reflect it, but we had a strong first half,” A-L coach Jon Luce said. “We put a lot of pressure on them, we just couldn’t get the goals to go until later in the half. It was pretty similar (to the first game). We put a lot of pressure on them and found three quick goals, but couldn’t find the back of the net for the rest of the game. Today, we went up 3-1 and couldn’t find it for the rest of the game.
“The field was kind of poor condition — it was wet and muddy. You couldn’t find your footing really, and that might have contributed to us being unable to finish in that final third of the field.”
Shane McMullen and Michael Wolfgang also tallied and Bryant Talbot passed out two assists for the Gators. Connor Golley, fresh off of setting the Section 6 record for shutouts, made three saves. It was only the third time this season that A-L allowed more than one goal.
Brennan Finn and Jose Acarate scored while Jamison Caldwell stopped 16 shots for Ellicottville.