PORTVILLE — Michael Cole and Nate Petryszak staked Portville to a 2-0 halftime lead and the Panthers officially secured the CCAA East boys soccer league title with a victory over Ellicottville.
Brady German had the assist on Cole’s marker. Nick Harmon added the third goal while Zach Buchner needed one save to preserve the shutout, 3-0, over the Eagles on Tuesday.
Portville remained unbeaten at 13-0-1 with the Senior Night win. Evan Bauer made seven saves for Ellicottville (4-9-1).
“They were much-improved from the first time we saw them (a 4-1 win),” PCS coach J.J. McIntosh said of the Eagles. “Matt (Finn) does a great job with them. I know they’re a younger team, but they play well off each other, and they do a good job of creating space.
“The post was not our friend. We hit every post, some multiple times. We had a tough time finding that finishing touch. It seems like in the second half, we tend to settle in and take away a lot of opportunities, and we did that again tonight.”
Randolph 3, Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley 2
CATTARAUGUS — Eighth-grader Cooper Freeman scored two goals, including the game-winner with eight minutes remaining, to lift Randolph.
Kendall Valvo tallied in the seventh minute for Salamanca/C-LV before Mathurin Griffith and Freeman assisted on each other’s markers to make it 2-1 Cardinals. Andrew Herrick scored off a pass from Jorden Ambuske just before halftime to tie it for the Warriors before Randolph produced the game-winner in the waning minutes.
Kyle Senn had two saves for Randolph (4-7-1). Jonathan Wiltsie collected six saves for Salamanca/C-LV (0-14).