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September 13, 2013

Eagles shut out Hornets in NSL

PLATTSBURGH — First-half goals by Kallie Villemaire and Courtney Wilson helped give the Beekmantown girls a 2-0 win over Plattsburgh High in Northern Soccer League action on Thursday.

The Eagles took the lead for good when Wilson got the ball to Villemaire, who went in on a breakaway with 23:00 gone in the half.



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Then at the 30:43 mark, Wilson added the insurance with a goal from 35 yards out.

Beekmantown finished with an 8-5 edge in shots on goal, with Lauren O’Connor making five saves for the shutout. Alyssa Salls stopped six shots for the Hornets.

“We missed some early opportunities and couldn’t connect for a goal in the second half,” Plattsburgh coach Tim Mulligan said. “Kiley Regan possessed the ball well for them in the midfield, and Courtney Wilson struck a great ball for her goal.

“For Plattsburgh, Brooke Knight was solid throughout, and Anna Hewitt played a great game defensively.”

Beekmantown 2, Plattsburgh 0

Beekmantown 2 0 — 2

Plattsburgh 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, Beek, Ka. Villemaire (Wilson), 23:00. 2, Beek, Wilson, 30:43.

Shots: Beekmantown 8, Plattsburgh 5.

Saves: Salls, PHS, 6. O’Connor, Beek, 5.

SARANAC 5, PERU 4

SARANAC — The Chiefs, who weren’t able to hold 3-0 and 4-3 leads, needed Amy LoTemplio’s goal with five minutes remaining in regulation to defeat the Indians.

Things were looking good for Saranac when Ellen Thew scored two goals and Kayla Napper one in the first half to give the Chiefs a 3-0 lead.

But two goals by Lindsey Bushey and one by Rachel Sheldrake rallied Peru into a 3-all tie midway though the second half.

Napper then put Saranac back up by one only to have Sam Spear answer for the Indians with 13 minutes remaining in regulation.

Eight minutes later, LoTemplio tallied the game-winning goal.

Napper also registered two assists, while LoTemplio, McKayla Duquette and Summer Gillespie added one apiece.

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