FILLMORE – The goal entering Thursday night was simple – a win for either team was an Allegany County Division I title added to their trophy showcase.

Fillmore and Hinsdale went toe-to-toe one last time at the Eagle’s Nest, with the Lady Bobcats looking to build momentum as they enter the Sectional tournament as Class D2’s top seed, while Fillmore aimed to avenge its only loss of the season.

Something had to give.

Ada Sylvester was credited with the game-winning goal with just 13 minutes left in the first half, as the Lady Eagles outlasted Hinsdale to earn their fourth straight Division I title with a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Bobcats.

“Tonight was a big night for us. Hinsdale was our only blemish this season, and adding the fact that the game was for the league title set up for an intense match-up,” said Fillmore coach Jon Beardsley. “Hinsdale causes problems for teams. They rattled us at times, but I can’t be more impressed with my group for the outcome. Being able to dig deep and pull this game out on an emotional night speaks to the maturity and development of this team.”

Sylvester’s goal came off a re-direction in front of the goal that found the near side of the net to open the scoring for Fillmore (15-1). With a 1-0 lead at the half, the Lady Eagles built on it, as Macy Miller continued her offensive tear with her fifth goal of the season off a Mandy Burrichter feed in front at the midway mark of the second half to finish it off.

Riley Voss picked up the shutout in goal, stopping four shots, while Haylee Jozwiak made seven stops for the Lady Bobcats, who will enter Sectionals as the No. 1 seed in Class D2 with a 12-4 record.

Fillmore will hold a top seed in Class D1 as they finish the regular season on a strong note, winning seven games in a row after their loss to the Lady Bobcats back on Sept. 25, to finish 15-1.

“This season we have been given some outstanding efforts from our opponents,” said Beardsley. “We have played without our top player (Carmen Mancuso) much of the season, yet they went 15-1 on the season. The time and effort we put into our program pays off. Winning a league championship is only one of our goals, but this year was easily one of the more difficult tasks of the last four years. Sectionals are coming up in a week, but for a few days we are going to enjoy our accomplishment of a pretty impressive regular season.“

Whitesville 2, Andover 1

WELLSVILLE – An Allegany County Division II championship title was up for grabs in the Lion’s Den on Thursday, as a long-standing rivalry was renewed one final time in the regular season between Whitesville and Andover.

It was all tied up at one at the break, but Carleigh Folts broke the ice, as she connected with Falyn Lewis-Ellison near the halfway point of the second half to give the Lady Jays the 2-1 victory and a share of the Division II title with Andover.

“I thought it was a pretty even match tonight. Both teams were banged up and missing some key players. The quality of play wasn't at its highest, but the effort was there on both sides which is why this is always a good matchup,” Whitesville coach Aaron Rawady said. “This was our senior recognition game, so it was nice for those girls to get a win. They have meant so much to our program over the past few years. Hopefully this will give us some momentum and motivation for the postseason, and I'll be fortunate enough to coach this group of seniors for a few more games.”

Folts and Lewis-Ellison made the connection all night long for Whitesville (12-4, 7-1). Their first set-up happened at the 16th minute mark of the first half that gave them the 1-0 lead.

Leah Simon tied it all up with a goal of her own, her 16th of the season on an unassisted run to the net for the Lady Panthers (11-5). In the second half, Folts picked up the game-winning goal to seal the deal for Whitesville.

In goal, Onalee Emery picked up the win with nine saves, while Allison Rumfelt had seven for Andover. 

Hornell 1, Bath-Haverling 0

BATH – Hornell finished the regular season on an eight-game winning streak, edging rival Haverling with a 1-0 win on the strength of Leah Harkenrider's game-winner. 

Juliet Marino made four saves and the rest of the defense helped her pick up Hornell's 11th shutout. The Lady Red Raiders (13-2) enter the postseason with seven shutouts in their last eight games.

Haverling fell to 8-7-1.

Livonia 0, Dansville 0

LIVONIA – Livonia and Dansville couldn't settle it Thursday night, settling for a scoreless tie. 

The Mustangs will take a 10-4-2 record into the postseason.

Genesee Valley 3, Cuba-Rushford 0

BELMONT — Dyanna Coble made it a Senior Night to remember, netting her first career goal in Genesee Valley’s 3-0 shutout of Cuba-Rushford Thursday night.

“She had major knee surgery last spring and stuck with it,” said GV coach Lisa Scott-Schneider. “It was beautiful passing, and she hit a great shot to the far post. It has been a challenging season, but it was a special way to end it in their final game on their home field.”

Fellow seniors Madison Herdmann and Arianna Gordon also got in on the act with a goal each. Herdmann and Sierra Burrows both had an assist apiece for Genesee Valley (5-10). Bell Ordway made two saves in the shutout.

Tara Duvall made nine saves for Cuba-Rushford (1-13).

Arkport/Canaseraga 4, Hammondsport 0

HAMMONDSPORT – Arkport/Canaseraga is closing the season strong, winning its second straight this week with a 4-0 shutout of Hammondsport on Thursday. 

Jenna Mess, Madison Pestle, Naomi Haraty and Maureen Stuckey netted a goal apiece for the balanced Wolves (5-8). Victoria McDaniel and Jenna Mess had an assist each. Elizabeth Buisch (three saves) and Brooke Shinebarger (two saves) combined for the shutout. 

The Wolves host Canisteo-Greenwood tonight.

Alfred-Almond 3, Jasper-Troupsburg 1

ALMOND – Maeve Looney netted a pair of goals as Alfred-Almond scored a 3-1 Steuben County home win win over Jasper-Troupsburg Thursday. 

Faith Agnello chipped in a score for the Eagles that was assisted by Amy Evingham. Samantha Quick had two saves as A-A improved to 9-4 before wrapping up the regular season at Campbell-Savona today.

J-T (5-9) hosts Scio today.

Scio 1, Friendship 0

FRIENDSHIP — Celina Warboys found the back of the net early in the first half to lead Scio to a 1-0 shutout win in Friendship on Thursday.

“It was close, and I have to hand it to our girls,” said Friendship coach Deb Kane. “They held in tough, and we didn’t have any subs. They subbed their girls quite a lot, and even the direct kicks were pretty evened up. It was just the one goal that got away from us.”

The Golden Eagles (1-13-1) managed to outshoot the Lady Tigers by a 5-4 count. Megan Murray made all five saves for Scio (5-10), while Charis Ruxton made three stops on the other end.

Both teams conclude their regular season tonight, as Scio heads to Jasper-Troupsburg and Friendship travels to Franklinville.