October 1, 2013

Lions upset Blue Bombers in boys' Northern Soccer League

ELIZABETHTOWN — Hugh Harwood, Will Tomkins and Austin Morris each scored second-half goals as Elizabethtown-Lewis upset No. 15 Lake Placid in boys’ Northern Soccer League play Monday, 3-1.

Harwood got the Lions (5-4) on the scoreboard, planting a Joel Morris corner kick into the back of the net at 6:59. Tomkins helped Elizabethtown-Lewis get their first lead less than seven minutes later, scoring on a breakaway goal.

After a penalty kick, Morris concluded the scoring summary when he took his own rebound and slipped it past Blue Bombers (4-3-1) goalkeeper Chris Kordzial.

“We are hoping to turn the corner with this game and continue to improve as some of our injured players return to the field,” Lions coach Paul Buehler said.

Miles Lussi, a junior midfielder, was credited with Lake Placid’s lone goal of the match. Lussi fired a low, hard shot to the far post from 30 yards out.

Justin LaPier was credited with the victory in net for Elizabethtown-Lewis, saving 10 shots in net. Kordzial suffered the loss, making seven saves between the pipes.

“We had a great game from the back four — Cortland White, Zac Noka Bailey, Trevor Brooks and Wesley Whalen,” Buehler said.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 3, Lake Placid 1

Lake Placid 1 0 — 1

Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 3 — 3

First half- 1, LP, Lussi, 3:15.

Second half- 2, ELCS, Harwood (Morris), 6:59. 3, ELCS, Tomkins, 13:23. 4, ELCS, Morris, 16:08.

Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 17. Lake Placid 10.

Saves: Kordziel, LP, 10. LaPier, ELCS, 7.


Saranac Lake 1, Beekmantown 0

SARANAC LAKE — Blake Battistoni’s goal at 1:28 of the second half sparked the Red Storm (6-2-1) to their one-goal win over the No. 17 Eagles (5-3).

“This was a good win against a very good Beekmantown team,” Saranac Lake coach Josh Marlow said. “I thought that Oliver Holmes came up big for us in net, and I thought Logan Wood and Aaron Noel had another great game on defense. David Cluckey, Ethan Sawyer and Eli Quinn did a nice job at midfield. Jeff Stevens did a great job at forward filling in for an injured starter.”

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