Press-Republican

October 1, 2013

Lions upset Blue Bombers in boys' Northern Soccer League


Press-Republican

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.

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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.”

Battistoni’s tally was assisted by Bradley Shumway.

Beekmantown outshot the Red Storm in the match, 16-12.

Holmes was credited with the shutout win between the pipes, accumulating nine saves. Matt LaClair made six saves for the Eagles in the loss.

“For Beekmantown, I was impressed by the play of Callum Sullivan and Kyle Constanty,” Marlow said. “We have not played well as of late and hopefully this win gets us back on track. Beekmantown is a dangerous team offensively, and I’m very happy with the shutout.”

Saranac Lake 1, Beekmantown 0

Beekmantown 0 0 — 0

Saranac Lake 0 1 — 1

Second half- 1, SL, Battistoni (Shumway), 1:28.

Shots: Beekmantown 16. Saranac Lake 12.

Saves: Holmes, SL, 9. LaClair, B, 6.

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Northeastern Clinton 2, Saranac 2

SARANAC — The Chiefs (1-5-3) and Cougars (6-2-3) settled for their second consecutive draw of the season.

Saranac’s Aaron Cross and Austin Tetreault of Northeastern Clinton each scored two goals in the match.

Cross’ tally with 14 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to sudden-death overtime.

“The first time we played, we put points on the board and NCCS came back,” Saranac coach James Testo said. “This time, we came from behind. This was a nail biter with very physical play and fast breaks throughout the game.”

Tetreault scored back-to-back first-half goals at 4:55 and 24:22, respectively. Ryan Marks and Garrett Begore were credited with assists.

“Neither team was willing to give up through 80 minutes of play and double overtime,” Testo said. “NCCS came at us all night, and we did a great job of holding them at bay.”

Northeastern Clinton 2, Saranac 2

N. Clinton 2 0 0 0 — 2

Saranac 0 2 0 0 — 2

First half- 1, NCCS, Tetreault (Marks), 4:55. 2, NCCS, Tetreault (Begore), 24:22.

Second half- 3, SCS, Cross (Menia), 5:31. 4, SCS, Cross, 39:46.

Shots: Northeastern Clinton 19. Saranac 8.

Saves: Wright, SCS, 16. Vassar, NCCS, 5.

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Schroon Lake 3, Minerva/Newcomb 2 (OT)

SCHROON LAKE — Saulo Chen’s golden goal at 41 seconds of the first sudden-death overtime helped the Wildcats (7-1) to a one-goal defeat of the Mountaineers (3-3).

The tally marked Chen’s second goal of the match. He helped Schroon Lake tie the game at 1-all at 30:41 of the first half.

After Minerva/Newcomb made it 2-1 with a Doghan Karahil goal, Alex Shaughnessy forced overtime in his lone score of the match with 19:24 remaining in regulation.

Caleb Maisonville made seven saves in the win, while Alex Ruzbacki made 10 for the Mountaineers.

Schroon Lake 3, Minerva/Newcomb 2 (OT)

Min./Newcomb 1 1 0 — 2

Schroon Lake 1 1 1 — 3

First half- 1, M/N, Karahil (Veile), 11:45. 2, SL, Chen, 30:41.

Second half- 3, M/N, Karahil, 13:39. 4, SL, Shaughnessy, 20:36.

Overtime- 5, SL, Chen, 0:41.

Shots: Schroon Lake 13. Minerva/Newcomb 8.

Saves: Maisonville, SL, 7. Ruzbacki, M/N, 10.

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Keene 1, Johnsburg 1 (OT)

JOHNSBURG — The Beavers (2-6-1) and Jaguars (0-5-1) could only muster one goal each in the match, registering a 1-all tie.

Keene’s Gabe Warner opened scoring at 25:37. The assist was credited to Draf Boonrut.

Mark Cleveland helped send the game into extra sessions with a tally at 39:25.

Brandon Dumas made nine saves for the Beavers in net, while Ty Berg accumulated 12 for the Jaguars.

Keene held the upper hand in shots on goal, 13-10.

Keene 1, Johnsburg 1 (OT)

Keene 1 0 — 1

Johnsburg 0 1 — 1

First half- 1, Warner (Boonrut), 25:37.

Second half- 2, J, Cleveland (Washburn), 39:25.

Shots: Keene 13. Johnsburg 10.

Saves: Dumas, K, 9. Berg, J, 12.

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PLATTSBURGH 4, AUSABLE VALLEY 0

CLINTONVILLE — The Hornets scored two goals in the first four minutes of the game in their shutout of the Patriots.

Garrett Frady scored a pair of goals, while Taoufik Maknani and Dan Mihal each finished with one. Mihal, Jacob Bushey, Brady Channell and Tanis Yahiaoui tallied assists.

“PHS played very well in the first half, dominating play and controlling the ball in and around midfield,” AuSable Valley coach Robert Hamilton said. “We played much better in the second half.”

Zach Cosgrove, Alex Knapp, Elias Smith, Lucas Finnegan and Austin Butler had strong games for the Patriots.

Jimmy Provost made 18 saves in net in the loss. Mike Stetz turned away two in the shutout.

Plattsburgh 4, AuSable Valley 0

Plattsburgh 3 1 — 4

AuSable Valley 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, PHS, Mihal (Channell), 2:00. 2, PHS, Frady (Mihal), 3:59. 3, PHS, Maknani (Bushey), 38:18.

Second half- 4, PHS, Frady (Yahiaoui), 1:40.

Shots: Plattsburgh 25, AuSable Valley 5.

Saves: Stetz, PHS, 2. Provost, AVC, 18.

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NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 3, WESTPORT 1

ELLENBURG — The Bobcats scored three unanswered goals to knock off the Eagles.

Westport took an early 1-0 lead on Ryan Davis’ goal at the 4:33 mark.

Ryan Manion, thought, tied it midway through the first half before Cory LaFountain scored the would-be game-winner with a minute left in the first half.

Bryce LaBarge added an insurance goal early in the first half.

Thomas Mero and Anderson Gay were standouts for Westport, while Collin LaBombard had a strong game for Northern Adirondack.

Ethan King took the win in goal with five saves. Sam Napper turned away eight in the loss.

Northern Adirondack 3, Westport 1

Westport 1 0 — 1

N. Adirondack 2 1 — 3

First half- 1, West, Davis, 4:33. 2, NAC, Manion, 25:44. 3, NAC, LaFountain, 39:00.

Second half- 4, NAC, LaBarge, 1:20.

Shots; Northern Adirondack 16, Westport 7.

Saves: King, NAc, 5. Napper, West, 8.

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GIRLS

NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 7, TICONDEROGA 0

TICONDEROGA — Rachael Venne scored four goals — all in the first half — as the Bobcats rolled past the Sentinels.

Elle Warick added two goals and two assists for Northern Adirondack. Magan Magee had a goal and an assist, while Juliana Gardner and Makenna Magee each finished with an assist.

Anna Lashwy made four saves for the shutout. Sadie Hamel and Rachel Bennett combined for 11 saves in the loss for Ticonderoga.

Northern Adirondack 7, Ticonderoga 0

N. Adirondack 5 2 — 7

Ticonderoga 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, NAC, Venne (Gardner), 2:07. 2, NAC, Warick (Mag. Magee), 5:47. 3, NAC, Venne (Warick), 16:22. 4, NAC, Venne, 18:36. 5, NAC, Venne (Warick), 34:09.

Second half- 6, NAC, Mag. Magee, pk, 14:51. 7, NAC, Warick (Mak. Magee), 23:25.

Shots: Northern Adirondack 13, Ticonderoga 5.

Saves: Lashway, NAC, 4. Hamel, Bennett, Ti, 11.

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MINERVA/NEWCOMB 9, JOHNSBURG 0

OLMSTEDVILLE — Makenzie Winslow had four second-half goals and an assist in the Mountaineers’ victory over the Jaguars.

Meranda Allen, Gabby McNally, Rachel Bush, Mary Labar and Rebecca Marra also tallied goals for Minerva/Newcomb.

Taylor Feiden and Marra each finished with an assist.

Astasia Myler grabbed the shutout with seven saves. Jamie Bruce made 11 stops in net for Johnsburg.

Minerva/Newcomb 9, Johnsburg 0

Johnsburg 0 0 — 0

Min./Newcomb 3 6 — 9

First half- 1, M/N, Allen (Feiden), 5:49. 2, M/N, G. McNally, 31:54. 3, M/N, Marra, 39:04.

Second half- 4, M/N, Winslow (Marra), 5:14. 5, M/N, Bush (Winslow), 7:30. 6, M/N, Winslow, 9:46. 7, M/N, Winslow 22:34. 8, M/N, Winslow, 26:10. 9, M/N, Labar, 28:48.

Shots: Minerva/Newcomb 20, Johnsburg 7.

Saves: Myler, M/N, 7. Bruce, J, 11.

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NORTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Chateaugay 5, St. Lawrence 2

CHATEAUGAY — Brianna Cook, Danielle Charland, Hannah Cook and Rachel Young combined for five goals in the Bulldogs’ two-goal win.

Brianna Cook, Hannah Cook and Charland helped No. 1 Chateaugay jump out to a 4-0 lead before the halftime break.

After back-to-back goals by the Larries, Young helped the top-ranked Bulldogs (7-0-1) extend their lead to three goals at 31:40 of the second half.

“We were back on track (Monday),” Chateaugay coach Steve Lang said. “We’re proud of the No. 1 ranking, but we’ll try to hold true. We had a great first half and we had a lot of reserves come in and contribute as well.”

Kennedy Boyea, Kailey Whyte and Abbey Cowan combined for six saves for the Bulldogs.

Chateaugay 5, St. Lawrence 2

St. Lawrence 0 2 — 2

Chateaugay 4 1 — 5

First half- 1, C, Brianna Cook (Danielle Charland), 8:49. 2, Danielle Charland (Katie Beach), 10:45. 3, C, Danielle Charland (Katie Beach), 21:08. 4, C, Hannah Cook, 23:07.

Second half- 5, SL, Thayer, 19:53. 6, SL, Groebler (Thayer), 26:02. 7, C, Rachel Young (Danielle Charland), 31:40.

Shots: Chateaugay 19. St. Lawrence 9.

Saves: Kennedy Boyea 3, Kailey Whyte 3, Abbey Cowan 0, C, 6. Haleigh Agans, SL, 9.