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.
High School Sports Magazine
ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 6, CROWN POINT 0
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.”
WILLSBORO 2, KEENE 1
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.
“It was also important to score our second goal early in the second half because Keene really started to play with intensity at the end of the first half.
“Seth Swires, Nick Arnold and Jake Hubbard played well in the middle for Willsboro.”
Lucas Cross posted seven saves in the Willsboro nets and Brandon Dumas made 13 stops for Keene.
E’town-Lewis 6Crown Point 0
Crown Point 0 0 — 0
Elizabethtown-Lewis 2 4 — 6
First half- 1, E-L, Turner, 17:05. 2, E-L, J. Morris, 33:59.
Second half- 3, E-L, A. Morris, 1:30. 4, E-L, Turner pk, 11:29. 5, E-L, A. Morris (Whalen), 20:59. 6, E-L, White (Denton), 27:39.
Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 23, Crown Point 3.
Saves: LaPier (3), Farrell (2), E-L, 5. Crowningshield, CP, 11.
Willsboro 2, Keene 1
Keene 0 1 — 1
Willsboro 2 0 — 2
First half- 1, Wills, Pierson (Swires), 2:19.
Second half- 2, Wills, Pierson (Hubbard), 5:35. 3, K, Venner (Rossi), 21:22.
Shots: Willsboro 18, Keene 11.
Saves: Cross, Wills, 7. Dumas, K, 13.
PLATTSBURGH 4ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 0
PLATTSBURGH — Brooke Knight scored a goal and assisted on another in the first half to help lead the Hornets to a non-league win.
Adrienne Nye and Hailey McLaughlin also scored goals in the first half as Plattsburgh went up, 3-0.
Kelsey Senecal then closed out the scoring early in the second stanza.
Alyssa Salls was called upon to make just two saves to record the shutout in the PHS nets. Emma Disogra finished with 13 stops for the Lions.
Plattsburgh 4E’town-Lewis 0
Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 0 — 0
Plattsburgh 3 1 — 4
First half- 1, PHS, Knight (Frady), 2:10. 2, PHS, Nye (Knight), 6:40. 3, PHS, McLaughlin, 15:07.
Second half- 4, PHS, Senecal (Stebbins), 7:32,
Shots: Plattsburgh 19, Elizabethtown-Lewis 2.
Saves: Salls, PHS, 2. Disogra, E-L, 13.