SARANAC — Jack Tolosky knocked in a rebound off the crossbar in the second overtime to give Plattsburgh High a 1-0 victory over Saranac in boys’ Section VII Class B quarterfinal playoff soccer action Wednesday.
The score came after both teams played a scoreless regulation and first overtime.
“The game was neck-and-neck the whole time,” Saranac coach James Testo said. “It was evenly matched throughout.”
Midway through the second overtime, the Hornets gained possession and raced upfield with the ball. Sophomore Yanis Yahiaoui fired a shot that bounced off the crossbar and right to Tolosky. The junior attacker then buried the go-ahead strike.
“It was a real quick break their guy had and they just capitalized,” Testo said.
Junior varsity call-up Mike Stetz shined in net for the Hornets and recorded 26 saves for the shutout. Andrew Tedford had 16 saves for the Chiefs.
Plattsburgh will play Northeastern Clinton in a semifinal game Saturday.
Plattsburgh 1, Saranac 0 (2 OT)
Plattsburgh 0 0 0 1 — 1
Saranac 0 0 0 0 — 0
Second overtime – 1, PHS, Tolosky (Yahiaoui), 7:20.
Shots: Plattsburgh 17, Saranac 26.
Saves: Stetz, PHS, 26. Tedford, S, 16.
Beekmantown 5, Saranac Lake 1
BEEKMANTOWN — Adam Goldfarb netted two goals and Beekmantown held off an aggressive Saranac Lake offense on the way to a 5-1 win.
Goldfarb opened the scoring 16 minutes into play with help from Ryan Munson. Alex Price scored late in the half to give the Eagles a 2-0 halftime lead.
Saranac Lake cut the deficit to one after Nick Bayruns buried a shot 15 minutes in. The Eagles quickly responded with a Zach Brockway goal just 44 seconds later. Brenden Carnright and Goldfarb scored later to close out the game.
“This game was back-and-forth for awhile,” Beekmantown coach Ryan Loucy said. “Saranac Lake came out aggressive and applied pressure. They counter-attacked and Alex Beaudoin did a good job on defense for them. We had some thru-balls and he was able to clear those out.”