October 24, 2012

Chiefs, Hornets move into 'B' semis


---- — SARANAC — Saranac’s Amelia Jenks grabbed the game-winner with three minutes left in the game edging out Peru in girls’ Section VII Class B quarterfinal playoff soccer action Tuesday.

The Chiefs came out strong in the first half hoping to beat the Indians for the third time this season. Summer Gillespie tallied the first goal off a pass from Kaitlyn Bowman while a penalty kick by Amy LoTemplio put the chiefs up 2-0 to end the half.

“Kayla Napper earned the penalty kick for us,” Saranac coach Mary LoTemplio said. “She was really fighting for the ball in front of the net when she was fouled to give us the kick.”

Despite not scoring a goal against Saranac during the regular season, Ashley Carpenter scored for Peru a minute and a half into the second half off a pass from Mary Mazzella. A half an hour would pass before the Indians struck again to tie it with Nicole Breton scoring, again, off a pass from Mazzella.

“They (Peru) really turned up the intensity in the second half,” LoTemplio said. “They pulled out all the stops and we got out of our game.”

The deciding goal came when the Chiefs’ Amelia Jenks scored after a pass from Bowman during a scrum for the ball in front of the net.

Saranac will continue its playoff run Friday at 7 p.m. against Northeastern Clinton in Chazy.

Saranac 3, Peru 2

Peru 0 2 — 2

Saranac 2 1 — 3

First half- 1, Sar, Gillespie (Bowman), 16:09. 2, Sar, LoTemplio, 27:28.

Second half- 3, Peru, Carpenter (Mazzella), 1:31. 4, Peru, Breton (Mazzella), 32:42. 5, Sar, Jenks (Bowman), 36:59.

Shots: Peru 18. Saranac 16.

Saves: Bombard, Peru, 8. Favreau, Sar, 12.


Plattsburgh 4, Saranac Lake 1

PLATTSBURGH — Marle Curle scored two of the Hornets four first-half goals to overwhelm the Red Storm in Section VII Class B playoff action.

Early in the first half, Curle scored after receiving a pass from Madison Trombley. Plattsburgh would strike again one and a half minutes later when Alexis Lamora scored off a pass from Kelsey Senecal.

After a standstill for over 20 minutes, Plattsburgh’s Brooke Knight tallied a score with the assist going to Ashlee Carper. And with less than two minutes in the half Curle would record the final goal for the Hornets to end the half up 4-0.

Saranac Lake’s Annie Frenette scored her teams only goal late in the second half when she grabbed a pass from Jenny Ward and fired a shot to the back of the net.

“The girls knew coming into this game that, from here on out, each game could be their last,” Plattsburgh coach Tim Mulligan said. “We had to make sure we controlled the game and possession.”

Plattsburgh 4, Saranac Lake 1

Saranac Lake 0 1 — 1

Plattsburgh 4 0 — 4

First half- 1, PHS, Curle (Trombley), 2:23. 2, PHS, Lamora (Senecal), 3:55. 3, PHS, Knight (Carper), 25:30. 4, PHS, Curle (Hewitt), 38:20.

Second half- 5, SL, Frenette (Ward), 32:58.

Shots: Saranac Lake 8. Plattsburgh 16.

Saves: Kieffer, SL, 6. Neale (3), Salls (1), PHS, 4.



Chateaugay 3, St. Lawrence Central 1

BRASHER FALLS —St. Lawrence started off the scoring , but Chateaugay was able to come back and win to improve their unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Kody Kocfis scored an unassisted goal midway through the first half to give the Larries a short-lived lead. Three minutes later the Bulldogs’  Tyler Jones chipped one over the goalie from 18 yards out after a pass from Matt Swantson.

Chateaugay’s Devin Willis would grab the eventual game-winner when he grabbed a loose ball in front of the goal and placed it in the back of the net. Chad Stalter would add more insurance for the Bulldogs when he grabbed a rebound and poked it in.

Chateaugay’s starting keeper Devon Barnes was injured when he conceited only his second goal of the season. Josh Trombey would replace him and record four saves for the win.

Chateaugay 3, St. Lawrence Central 1

St. Lawrence 1 0 — 1

Chateaugay 1 2 — 3

First half- 1, SLC, Kocfis, 20:42. 2, CCS, Jones (Swantson), 23:48.

Second half- 3, CCS, Willis, 3:28. 4, CCS, Stalter, 36:48.

Shots: St. Lawrence 8. Chateaugay 17.

Saves: Savage, SLC, 9. Barnes (2), Trombley (4), CCS, 6.