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October 17, 2013

Beekmantown sneaks past Peru

PERU — Kirsten Villemaire’s goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation lifted the Beekmantown girls to a 3-2 victory over Peru in Northern Soccer League action on Wednesday.

“It was our last game at home this season and it was a farewell to our four seniors,” Peru coach Tom Harrigan said. “We really wanted to win against this good team.”

Kallie Villemaire’s goal, with Aleasha Barcomb assisting, broke a 1-all tie and gave the Eagles the lead with 16:46 gone in the second half.

But the Indians rallied back when Rachel Sheldrick scored from Maddy Flynn at the 26:42 mark to tie it.

That set the stage for Kirsten Villemaire’s game-winning goal, assisted by Lindsey Gonyea.

Kirsten Villemaire’s first goal of the game put Beekmantown ahead 3:30 into the first half, with Bethany Simpson getting the assist.

But Sheldrick’s first of two goals, with Lindsey Bushey assisting, pulled Peru into a 1-all tie at 8:07.

“We did have a lot of pressure throughout the game, but Beekmantown also had its chances, keeping our defense busy,” Harrigan said. “Amanda Laporte did a great job on Kallie Villemaire, but Beekmantown did a great job on Lindsey Bushey.

“I felt our girls played hard and kept up with a team that beat us, 4-0, in the first time we played them.”

Lauren O’Connor stopped nine shots in the Beekmantown nets and Emily Larsen made seven saves for Peru.

Beekmantown 3, Peru 2

Beekmantown 1 2 — 3

Peru 1 1 — 2

First half- 1, Beek, Ki. Villemaire (Simpson), 3:30. 2, P, Sheldrick (Bushey), 8:07.

Second half- 3, Beek, Ka. Villemaire (Barcomb), 16:46. 4, P, Sheldrick (Flynn), 26:42. 5, Beek, Ki. Villemaire (Gonyea), 34:45.

Shots: Peru 11, Beekmantown 9.

Saves: O’Connor, Beek, 9. Larsen, P, 7.

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NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 2, AUSABLE VALLEY 1 (OT)

CHAMPLAIN — Jenna Lavalley’s goal at 5:59 of the first overtime lifted the Cougars past the Patriots.

Kourtney Keenan gave AuSable Valley the lead at 10:52 of the first half and Shaylyn Rowe forced overtime at 33:15 of the second half for Northeastern Clinton.

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