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November 10, 2012

Final Four trip on the line for area soccer teams

PLATTSBURGH — Area high school soccer teams need one more win today to move on to the Final Four and one thing’s for certain.

An area team will be playing in the NYSPHSAA Class D girls’ Final Four.

Section VII’s Elizabethtown-Lewis and Section X’s Chateaugay will tangle at noon today at Potsdam High School in the state quarterfinals.

Section VII will host three of the six state quarterfinals today.

In the Class B girls, Section II’s Schalmont opposes Section VII’s Plattsburgh High at 1 p.m. in Chazy. Meanwhile, at Plattsburgh High in boys’ competition, Section II’s Hoosick Falls takes on Section VII’s Lake Placid at 1 p.m. in Class C, followed by Section II’s Ichabod Crane versus Section VII’s Northeastern Clinton at 3 p.m. in Class B.

Playing on the road will be Section VII Class C girls’ champion AuSable Valley and Class D boys’ winner Chazy.

AuSable Valley opposes Section II’s Hoosick Falls at 1:30 p.m. in Stillwater. Chazy, meanwhile, will be part of a doubleheader at Potsdam High School, tangling with Section X winner Heuvelton at 2 p.m.

Boys

Class B

Ichabod Crane (II) vs. Northeastern Clinton (VII) at Plattsburgh High, 3 p.m.

Section II’s Ichabod Crane is currently ranked third in the state in Class B with an 18-0-1 record, while Northeastern Clinton is fifth at 16-0.

The Cougars played outstanding soccer in the Section VII playoffs with shutout wins over Plattsburgh High (3-0) and Peru (3-0). NCCS had defeated Peru three times during the regular season — all by one goal.

NCCS, which seems to be getting even better, has outscored its opponents by a 55-9 margin and Josh Rabideau has recorded 10 shutouts in net.

High-scoring Kyle McCarthy far and away leads the Cougars in scoring with 29 goals and five assists, good for 63 points.

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