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 — 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.

“We had a good first half, and Peru a good second half,” Saranac coach Mary LoTemplio said. “We need to learn how to play for 80 minutes.

“But we could have folded after giving up a three-goal lead. We kept battling.”

Saranac 5, Peru 4

Peru 0 4 — 4

Saranac 3 2 — 5

First half- 1, Sar, Napper (LoTemplio), 3:00. 2, Sar, Thew (Napper), 25:00. 3, Sar, Thew (Duquette), 37:00.

Second half- 4, P, Bushey, 5:00. 5, P, Sheldrake, 19:00. 6, P, Bushey (Neenan), 21:00. 7, P, Spear, 27:00. 8, Sar, LoTemplio (Napper), 35:00.

Shots: Saranac 12, Peru 10.

Saves: Favreau, Sar, 6. Larsen (1), Miner (4), P, 5.


SARANAC LAKE — Rachel Knapp scored two second-half goals and the Patriots rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Red Storm.

Logan Hochwald scored at 5:00 and Macy Fischer at 15:00 to give Saranac Lake an early 2-0 lead.

But Taylor Saltus tallied a big goal for AuSable Valley, which cut the Patriots’ deficit in half, with just 2:35 remaining in the half.

Knapp then tied it with 9:33 gone in the second half and scored the game-winning goal at the 17:55 mark.

Bryce Douglass finished with 10 saves to get the victory in net. Knapp was strong in the midfield.

Sheila Decker, Lexie Laramee and Katelyn Hewitt were standouts on the Saranac Lake side.

AuSable Valley 3, Saranac Lake 2

AuSable Valley 1 2 — 3

Saranac Lake 2 0 — 2

First half- 1, SL, Hochwald (Decker), 5:00. 2, SL, Fischer (Hochwald), 15:00. 3, AVC, Saltus, 37:25.

Second half- 4, AVC, Knapp, 9:33. 5, AVC, Knapp, 17:55.

Shots: Saranac Lake 15, AuSable Valley 14.

Saves: Douglass, AVC, 10. Ward (5), Hunt (6), SL, 11.


PLATTSBURGH — Liza Marinis scored four goals, including three unanswered goals in the second half, to power the Blue Bombers.

It was tied, 2-all at the half, with Sam Barney and Marinis tallying for Lake Placid. Paige Spittler scored both goals for the Knights, with Ashley Carpenter assisting on both.

But Marinis put the Blue Bombers ahead to stay with 16:28 gone in the second half and would then add two more goals later on.

Laura Stanton made eight saves in the Lake Placid nets.

“I felt we had a possession advantage in the second half and moved the ball well at times,” Seton coach Jason Fenner said. “But Lake Placid kept a lot of players behind the ball and defended well. We found ourselves forcing shots and weren’t able to make the best of our time on the ball, while Lake Placid rarely missed the net on the chances they created.

“Lake Placid played well as a team — they really kept their shape. Paige Spittler and Ashley Carpenter played fantastic up top for us, despite the strong defensive effort from Lake Placid.”

Lake Placid 5, Seton Catholic 2

Lake Placid 2 3 — 5

Seton Catholic 2 0 — 2

First half- 1, SC, Spittler (Carpenter), 4:44. 2, LP, S. Barney (P. Barney), 19:14. 3, LP, Marinis (Goulette), 27:30. 4, SC, Spittler (Carpenter), 37:15.

Second half- 5, LP, Marinis (S. Barney), 16:28. 6, LP, Marinis (P. Barney), 28:10. 7, LP, Marinis, 39:15.

Shots: Seton Catholic 20, Lake Placid 14.

Saves: Ryan (4), Allen (1), SC, 5. Stanton, LP, 8.


PORT HENRY — Sarah Slattery headed Taylor Sprague’s corner kick into the net at 34:06 of the first half to put the Vikings ahead to stay.

Moriah added its second goal when Vikings’ keeper Lauren Cross sent the ball to Halie Snyder, who dribbled up the field and scored at 14:09 of the second half.

Cross recorded the shutout in net with five saves. Emma Disogra made 13 stops for the Lions, and teammate Lily Whalen was a standout defensively.

Moriah 2, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0

Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 0 — 0

Moriah 1 1 — 2

First half- 1, Mor, Slattery (Sprague), 34:06.

Second half- 2, Mor, Snyder, 14:09.

Shots: Moriah 23, Elizabethtown-Lewis 6.

Saves: Cross, Mor, 5, Disogra, E-L, 13.


CROWN POINT — Hunter Spaulding scored the first three goals of the game and added an assist later on, while Brittany Foote tallied four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game to power the Panthers.

Torri Vradenburg chipped in with two assists for Crown Point, which held a 2-0 lead at the half before breaking it open after intermission.

Amanda Wolf was in net for the shutout with six saves, and Tucker Geiger stopped 10 shots for Keene.

“This is the best game we’ve played since I’ve been coach,” Crown Point coach Jayna Andersen said. “The girls communicated well and worked as a team. We were able to come back from a disappointing loss against Indian Lake/Long Lake.

“The offensive line of Foote, Spaulding and Vradenburg worked like magic, and center halfback Logan Harrington was key in creating a lot of the offensive drives. Our defense was led by Heather Ryan, and Wolf was perfect in goal.”

Crown Point 7, Keene 0

Keene 0 0 — 0

Crown Point 2 5 — 7

First half- 1, CP, Spaulding (Stone), 13:55. 2, CP, Spaulding (Harrington), 15:40.

Second half- 3, CP, Spaulding (Vradenburg), 20:12. 4, CP, Foote (Macey), 30:00. 5, CP, Foote, 32:28. 6, CP, Foote (Vradenburg), 35:18. 7, CP, Foote (Spaulding), 37:30.

Shots: Crown Point 20, Keene 9.

Saves: Geiger, K, 10. Wolf, CP, 6.


WILLSBORO — Rachel Bennett and Delaney Hughes scored second-half goals to help the Sentinels pull away.

Andrea O’Hara, playing her first game in goal for the Warriors, was put to the test with 24 saves.

O’Hara was able to hold Ticonderoga off the scoreboard until Bennett tallied at the 15:10 mark, with Kylie Austin assisting.

Hughes then added the finishing touch with 1:21 remaining in the contest.

“We were able to hang with them in the first half,” Willsboro coach Michael Douglas said. “But they had a lot of shots on goal.”

Logan Mars recorded the shutout with five saves.

Ticonderoga 2, Willsboro 0

Ticonderoga 0 2 — 2

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, Ti, Bennett (Austin), 15:10. 2, Ti, Hughes, 38:39.

Shots: Ticonderoga 35, Willsboro 8.

Saves: Mars, Ti, 5. O’Hara, Wills, 24.

Westport 4, Indian Lake/Long Lake 2

INDIAN LAKE — Brendee Russell registered a hat-trick performance in the Eagles’ two-goal defeat of the Orange in double overtime.

“It was a hard-fought game for both teams,” Indian Lake/Long Lake coach Andrew Snide said. “Shannon Farrell for Indian Lake/Long Lake showed tremendous hustle and was a presence.”

Farrell scored the game’s first goal. Jazmin Piraino added the Orange’s second and final tally of the contest.

Westport held the advantage in shots on goal 32-11.

Westport 4, Indian Lake/Long Lake 2

Westport 1 1 1 1 — 4

Indian Lake/Long Lake 1 1 0 0 — 2

First half- 1, IL/LL, Farrell, 28:34. 2, W, Russell, 37:13.

Second half- 3, W, Russell, 7:35. 4, IL/LL, Piraino (Moore), 33:35.

First overtime- 5, W, Russell, 4:20.

Second overtime- 6, W, Orr (Schwoebel), 6:30.

Shots: Westport 32, IL/LL11.

Saves: W, 6. IL/LL. 15.