Wilson’s golden thanks to Cesar Carlin.
Carlin’s header off a cross pass from Zach Sarratori was the golden goal seven minutes into overtime as the Lakemen captured the Section VI Class B-2 championship, 1-0, over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley on Wednesday night at Hamburg High School.
Stephen Lyman made seven saves for the shutout as Wilson (13-5-1) won its first section title since 2001.
“It’s really amazing,” first-year coach Jeff Hart said. “This whole year has been pretty great. ... I coached these kids the past couple years at JV, having a chance to work with them at varsity has been a great experience. Everything came together.”
The Lakemen will play East Aurora Saturday at Hamburg. Noah Thompson had two goals and two assists during EA’s 6-0 win over Albion in the Class B-1 final.
Williamsville East improved to 16-0-3 with a 5-2 triumph over Amherst in the Section VI Class A semifinals. Erica Martinsen scored three goals to lead the Flames, including the game’s opening tally at the 39-second mark.
Will East will face Grand Island for the title. GI beat defending champion Williamsville South, 2-1. Madisyn Pezzino scored twice for the Vikings (18-0-1).
Amherst looks to make it two Section VI field hockey titles in a row as the unbeaten Tigers advanced to next week’s Class B final with a 3-1 win over Williamsville South.
Casey Adimey scored twice in the first half, including the opening goal two minutes in. Mckenna Rushford set up both Adimey goals. Jenna Sobol scored off a Natalie Blatz assist off a penalty corner 10 minutes into the second half to make it 3-0.
“It was an outstanding team effort,” Amherst coach Nicole Marabella said. “Everybody contributed with strong play and excellent decision making.”
The Tigers face Iroquois for the title Wednesday.
Elsewhere, Nichols advanced to New York Alliance of Independent schools semifinals by taking down Buffalo Seminary 3-0 as Jessica Gates scored twice and Liz Bourne also scored. Kylie Smith posted the shutout for the Vikings, who will play at 1-Rye Country Day at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Xavier Maye broke Riverside’s single-season receiving yards record and caught what proved to be the decisive conversion pass as the Frontiers defeated Depew, 21-20, in a matchup game.
Maye, who is receiving interest from several Division I schools – including University at Buffalo, Marshall and Syracuse – had four catches for 62 yards and finished the season with 511 yards, 31 more than the old mark of 480 set by current Buffalo Bills receiver Mike Williams.
He broke Williams’ record on a 34-yard reception in the second quarter that set up James Coleman’s 5-yard TD run.