SILVER CREEK — Mitchell Azcarate netted his fifth and sixth goals of the year in a first round playoff victory for the Ellicottville boys soccer team on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Ellicottville tallied three unanswered goals to pull away from Silver Creek, 4-1, in the Section 6 Class C playoffs. 

Bryce Butler gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at 29:00 before Darren Jiminez knotted it just 16 seconds later for Silver Creek. Azcarate scored what proved to be the game-winner off a pass from Butler in the 42nd minute. Still clinging to a 2-1 lead late, Azcarate, from Simon Lin, and Jack Snyder scored in the 70th and 73rd minutes, respectively, for No. 7 Ellicottville. 

Jamison Caldwell made three saves for the Eagles (8-9), who will meet No. 2 Bennett in Thursday’s quarterfinals at All High Stadium.

Springville 3, 

Ellicottville 2, OT

SPRINGVILLE — Charley Digangi scored in the 97th minute to give Springville/West Valley a regular season-ending overtime victory on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Chris Smith scored twice and Zach Hughey had two assists for Springville. Cameron Denny also had an assist.

Jack Snyder scored twice for the Eagles (7-9), but it wasn’t enough. 

In net, Jameson Caldwell kept the Eagles alive with seven saves. For Springville, Austin Boies made two saves.