SARANAC LAKE — David Cluckey scored the game-winning goal at 27:05 of the first half Friday and Saranac Lake knocked off defending Division I champion Northeastern Clinton, 2-1, in Northern Soccer League season-opening play.
Devin Cowan gave the Red Storm the lead just 3:07 into the contest, but Nick Leduc answered for the Cougars, with Austin Tetreault assisting, at the 24:03 mark.
Cluckey then tallied the game-winner three minutes later.
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Oliver Holmes turned aside nine shots in the Saranac Lake nets and Brady Vassar had 12 stops for the Cougars.
“Our goal was to come out, score early and take control of the tempo of the game — which for the most of the first half we did,” Saranac Lake coach Josh Marlow said. “But we made a mistake on defense and they were quick to make us pay for it.
“I have to give Northeastern Clinton credit — they really pushed the tempo in the second half, which got us out of our rhythm. They’re a great team and well coached. I was impressed with the play of Rodney Grimshaw and Austin Tetreault for them.”
Saranac Lake 2, NCCS 1
NCCS 1 0 — 1
Saranac Lake 2 0 — 2
First half- 1, SL, Cowan, 3:07. 2, NCCS, Leduc (Tetreault), 24:03. 3, SL, Cluckey, 27:05.
Shots: Saranac Lake 14, NCCS 10.
Saves: Holmes, SL, 9, Vassar, NCCS, 12.
CENTER MORICHES 3, CHAZY 2
CHAZY — The Eagles (2-1) lost a rare game when Long Island’s Center Moriches, which finished 12th in the state in Class B last year and won the state championship in 2009, got three goals from Jake Sweeney in a non-league win.
Josh Barriere pulled Chazy into a 2-all tie with 29:02 gone in the second half. But Sweeney tallied the game-winning goal with 9:11 remaining in regulation.
Sweeney gave the visitors the lead 9:55 into the first half before Gage Ducatte answered for the Eagles at 31:25.
Sweeney put Center Moriches back in front at 9:07 of the second stanza.
Pete Connolly made two saves in net for Center Moriches, while Austin Gravelle (4) and Trent Blais (2) combined for six stops for Chazy.
It wasn’t a good night injury-wise for the Eagles, with forward Derek Drake being lost with a broken collarbone.
Center Moriches 3, Chazy 2
Center Moriches 1 2 — 3
Chazy 1 1 — 2
First half- 1, CM, Sweeney (O’Brien), 9:55. 2, C, Ducatte (Barriere), 31:25.
Second half- 3, CM, Sweeney (Franchi), 9:07. 4, C, Barriere (Rabideau), 29:02. 5, CM, Sweeney (Franchi), 30:49.
Shots: Center Moriches 12, Chazy 5.
Saves: Connolly, CM, 2. Gravelle (4), Blais (2), C, 6.
PLATTSBURGH — Adam Tedford scored four goals and added an assist in the first half alone to power the Knights.
Seton Catholic raced out to a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Noah Osborne added a goal and assist for Seton Catholic, while James Mulligan tallied a second-half goal.
Wyatt Gough and John Doyle scored goals for Westport.
Keagen Briggs made seven saves for the Knights and Sam Napper stopped 10 shots for the Eagles.
“Patrick Maddix played good defense and David Lafountain played well at midfield for us,” Seton Catholic coach Mike Eppler said.
Seton Catholic 6 Westport 2
Westport 1 1 — 2
Seton Catholic 5 1 — 6
First half- 1, SC, Tedford (Baugh), 2:32. 2, SC, Tedford (Frenya), 11:20. 3, SC, Tedford (Osborne), 13:30. 4, SC, Osborne (Tedford), 16:20. 5, West, Gough (Martin, 17:00. 6, SC, Tedford (Baugh), 37:10.
Second half- 7, SC, Mulligan (Baugh), 1:58. 8, West, Doyle (Davis), 5:58.
Shots: Seton Catholic 26, Westport 11.
Saves: Briggs, SC, 7. Napper, West, 10.
ELLENBURG — Ryan Manion scored on a penalty kick and added two assists to figure in on all three of Northern Adirondack’s goals.
Scott Kellett gave the Bobcats the lead six minutes into the contest.
Manion and Darien Velasquez then added goals in the second half of play.
NAC held a 17-8 shot advantage and Ethan King recorded the shutout with five saves. In net for the Warriors was Nick Arnold with 12 stops.
Manion and Kellett were outstanding on offense, while Dylan LaBarge did a nice job in anchoring the back for NAC.
Northern Adirondack 3, Willsboro 0
Willsboro 0 0 — 0
Adirondack 1 2 — 3
First half- 1, NAC, Kellett (Manion), 6:00.
Second half- 2, NAC, Manion pk, 2:52. 3, NAC, Velasquez (Manion), 33:12.
Shots: NAC 17, Willsboro 8.
Saves: King, NAC, 5. Arnold, Wills, 12.
SCHROON LAKE — Freshman Branden Hall scored the first two goals of the game, his first two varsity goals, to lead the Wildcats past the Jaguars.
Alex Shaughnessy also tallied two goals, while Justin Lough assisted on five of the seven Schroon Lake markers.
Bobby Rose, who controlled the middle of the field, Tanner Stone and Eric Paradis also scored for the Wildcats, with Paradis getting his first varsity goal. Schroon Lake held a 4-0 lead at the half.
Schroon Lake 7Johnsburg 2
Johnsburg 0 2 — 2
Schroon Lake 4 3 — 7
First half- 1, SL, Hall (Lough), 5:00. 2, SL, Hall (Lough), 9:26. 3, SL, Rose, 19:45. 4, SL, Shaughnessy (Lough), 32:52.
Second half- 5, SL, Shaughnessy (Lough), 5:51. 6, J, Mulvey, 15:55. 7, SL, Stone (Lough), 21:05. 8, SL, Paradis (Peace), 29:51. 9, J, Prouty, 35:00.
Shots: Schroon Lake 19, Johnsburg 10.
Saves: Maisonville, SL, 8. Berg, J, 12.
LONG LAKE — Stephen Raymond scored two goals, while Matt Michienzi and Ken Chicoski added one each to lead the Indians to an overtime win. Ken Chicoski picked up three assists.
Shane Short paced the Orange with two goals, while Henry Sandiford added a goal and assist and Austin Pierce an assist.
Despite the close score, Wells held a 34-13 advantage in shots on goal. Ben Brenan made 10 saves for the Indians and Rudy Giessen 20 stops for Indian Lake/Long Lake.
WILLSBORO — The Blue Bombers scored early and late in their shutout of the Warriors.
Taylor Barney scored off an Adele Jesmer assist one minute into the game and Liza Marinis from Carissa Kennedy with only 30 seconds left in the contest.
Laura Stanton recorded the shutout with five saves and Stephanie Blanchard stopped 16 shots for Willsboro.
Lake Placid 2, Willsboro 0
Lake Placid 1 1 — 2
Willsboro 0 0 — 0
First half- 1, LP, T. Barney (Jesmer), 1:00.
Second half- 2, LP, Marinis (Kennedy), 39:30.
Shots: Lake Placid 25, Willsboro 7.
Saves: Stanton, LP, 5. Blanchard, Wills, 16.
WESTPORT — Brendee Russell and Emily Rascoe scored first-half goals for the Eagles, while Hannah Schwoebel tallied her first varsity goal in the second half.
Russell played a good defense game for Westport, which held a one-sided 21-1 edge in shots on goal. Hannah Looby made just one save for the shutout.
Westport 3, Schroon Lake 0
Schroon Lake 0 0 — 0
Westport 2 1 — 3
First half- 1, West, Russell (H. Schwoebel), 8:40. 2, West, Rascoe (E. Schwoebel), 39:30.
Second half- 3, West, H. Schwoebel, 10:24.
Shots: Westport 21, Schroon Lake 1.
Saves: Looby, West, 1. Finnerty, SL, 15.
CHATEAUGAY 4, SALMON RIVER 1
CHATEAUGAY — Danielle Charland tallied two first-half goals to lead the Bulldogs to a Northern Athletic Conference season-opening win.
Brianna Cook also scored in the first half for Chateaugay, which held a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Tsiotenhariio Herne’s penalty kick with 8:38 remaining in the half put the Shamrocks on the board.
Chateaugay 4, Salmon River 1
Salmon River 1 0 — 1
Chateaugay 3 1 — 4
First half- 1, Chat, Charland (H. Cook), 12:16. 2, Chat, B. Cook, 17:54. 3, Chat, Charland (Beach), 21:45. 4, SR, Herne pk, 31:22.
Second half- 5, Chat, Young (Beach), 34:58.
Shots: Chateaugay 21, Salmon River 4.
Saves: Boyea (1), Cowan (1), Chat, 2. Sunday, SR, 12.