September 15, 2013

E'town-Lewis, Willsboro roll into final

ELIZABETHTOWN — The host Elizabethtown-Lewis and Willsboro boys recorded wins on Saturday in the opening round of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Soccer Tournament.

The Lions rolled to a 6-0 victory over Crown Point, while the Warriors played a closer game in a 2-1 decision over Keene. The tournament consolation and championship games will be played this coming Saturday.

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Austin Morris and Isaiah Turner scored two goals each, with one of Turner’s goals being a penalty kick.

Joel Morris and Austin Morris also scored, while Wesley Whalen and Caleb Denton added an assist each. Joel Morris, on his goal, beat three defenders and then found the net from 25 yards out.

The Lions outshot the Panthers, 23-5, with Justin LaPier (3) and Noah Farrell (2) combining for the shutout. Brendan Crowningshield turned aside 11 shots in the Crown Point nets.

“We got good play from Austin Morris and Trevor Brooks controlling the central part of the field,” E’town-Lewis coach Paul Buehler said. “Zac Noka-Bailey, Geeg Dedam, Wesley Whalen and Justin LaPier gave us strong defense.

“For Crown Point, Brendan Crowningshield played well — he was repeatedly in good position to make quality saves.”


Zach Pierson scored early in the game at the 2:19 mark and then early in the second half at 5:35 to provide the margin of difference for the Warriors.

Seth Swires assisted on the first goal and Jake Hubbard on the second.

Colton Venner put the Beavers on the scoreboard at 21:22 of the second half, with Max Rossi assisting.

“I felt it was important for us to score a goal early in the game because Keene was coming off a game yesterday and today’s game was a 9 a.m. start,” Willsboro coach Andrew Lee said. “So, we wanted to put the pressure on early.

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