CHAMPLAIN — The NCCS/Pizza Hut Cougars Classic title came down to penalty shots Saturday night.
The Northeastern Clinton boys’ soccer team captured its own tournament with a 4-3 showing in the free kicks against Peru. The game was tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
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“Peru outplayed us pretty much in both halves,” Cougars coach Dale Hawksby said. “We didn’t show up tonight … it was definitely not our ‘A’ game for sure.
“We played better in the overtime, but Peru played well and took the play to us the majority of the time.”
Austin Tetreault gave Northeastern Clinton an early lead with a goal at the 20:50 mark of the first half on a pass from Rodney Grimshaw.
The lead stood for most of the second half before Dylan Baker tied the game with 2:59 left in regulation. Jacob Dick provided the assist.
After two, sudden-death overtime sessions the tournament title was decided on penalty kicks.
“I thought our defense played well,” Hawksby said. “We had to keep (Jacob) Dick down. He is a really good player and he broke through with an assist.
“I thought my MVP for the tournament was Garrett Begore on defense.”
Guy Loveless turned away six shots in net for the Indians. Brady Vassar made 12 saves in goal for Northeastern Clinton.
Northeastern Clinton 1, Peru 1
(NCCS wins 4-3 in penalty shots)
Peru 0 1 0 0 — 1
N. Clinton 1 0 0 0 — 1
First half- 1, NCCS, Tetreault (Grimshaw), 20:50.
Second half- 2, P, Baker (Ja. Dick), 37:01.
Shots: Peru 14, NCCS 8.
Saves: Vassar, NCCS, 12. Loveless, P, 6.
FRANKIE GARROWCONSOLATIONCANTON 2PLATTSBURGH 0
CHAZY — Josh Hulat tallied a pair of goals, one in each half, to help the Golden Bears defeat the Hornets in the consolation game of the Frankie Garrow Tournament.
Despite getting outshot 24-12, Canton was able to keep Plattsburgh out of the back of the net. Evan LaPoint was a strong leader for the Golden Bears defensively, while Scott Wight turned away 12 shots to capture the shutout victory.