Thanks to Eric Priester and Nick Cooper, undefeated Southwestern (12-0-2) claimed the West Division boys soccer title for the second year in a row on Wednesday night.
Priester racked up his eighth shutout of the season with six saves and Cooper headed in the only goal off a corner kick from Tristan Desnerck to give the Trojans a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Maple Grove.
Cooper's goal came at 23:50 of the first half and was the only blemish for Maple Grove goalie Kyle Richardson, who made six saves.
In photo at left, Southwestern’s Riley Rybicki (4) heads the ball past Maple Grove’s Riley Beaton during Wednesday night’s West Division soccer game on the Dutch Hollow Road. In photo at right, Cassadaga Valley’s Kyle Ruge (13) and Silver Creek’s Nate Serio race to the ball during a Central Division game Wednesday afternoon. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photos by Scott Reagle (left) and Valory S. Isaacson (right)
Maple Grove drops to 10-3-1.
BEARS BLANK C-LV
CATTARAUGUS - Derek Smith and Justin Randall combined talents for Frewsburg (8-0-1).
Smith scored both goals in the late going and Randall recorded a shutout as the Bears downed Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 2-0.
The game was scoreless until Smith broke the deadlock with 9:57 left on an assist from Alex Dimpfl. Smith added an insurance goal with 1:44 left on an assist from Jordan Dilts for his 16th goal of the season.
Randall made five saves in picking up his second shutout against Cattaraugus-Little Valley. Earlier in the season, Randall blanked the Timberwolves, 3-0.
Dylan Rhinehart had six saves in the loss.
ECIC DIVISION 1
The first half led to the downfall of Jamestown High School (1-9, 3-11) at the Martin Road Complex.
Lancaster scored all four goals in the opening half and went on to post a 4-1 victory over Jamestown.
After Jamestown was behind by four goals at the half, the Red Raiders played a much better second half and outscored the Redskins, 1-0 on a goal by Jacob Johnson from Mitch Moore at 1:20.
Lancaster got a gift goal when Jamestown had an own goal at 3:56 of the first half. The Redskins then scored at 6:05, at 7:47 and at 17:43.
Liam Kulakowski had seven saves for Jamestown.
Jamestown entertains Clarence at 5 p.m. on Friday.