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.”
Matt LaClair made three saves for the win while Oliver Holmes stopped seven shots for the Red Storm.
Beekmantown 5, Saranac Lake 1
Beekmantown 2 3 — 5
Saranac Lake 0 1 — 1
First half – 1, B, Goldfarb (Munson), 15:13. 2, B, Price (Dominy), 37:42.
Second half – 3, SL, Bayruns (Shumway), 15:13. 4, B, Brockway (Burl), 15:57. 5, B, Carnright (Singh), 19:56. 6, B, Goldfarb (Carnright), 28:51.
Shots: Beekmantown 18, Saranac Lake 7.
Saves: LaClair, B, 3. Holmes, SL, 7.
KEENE 4, JOHNSBURG 1
KEENE — Brandon Dumas scored three goals to power Keene past Johnsburg for a 4-1 win in Wednesday’s Section VII Class D preliminary playoff game.
Nate Prouty gave Johnsburg the early lead when he fired a shot from in front just five minutes into the game. Jack VanWie tied the game four minutes later and Dumas scored late in the half to give Keene the 2-1 halftime lead. Johnsburg keeper Justin Prouty sustained an injury during the play while attempting to make the stop and exited the game shortly afterward.
Dumas netted two more goals in the second half to propel the Beavers to a playoff victory. Colton Venner had five stops for Keene while Prouty made four saves before leaving the game.
Keene will play Chazy in the quarterfinals Friday.
Keene 4, Johnsburg 1
Keene 2 2 — 4
Johnsburg 1 0 — 1
First half – 1, J, N. Prouty (Cooper), 5:35. 2, K, VanWie (Haberlich), 10:00. 3, K, Dumas (Warner), 36:06.
Second half – 4, K, Dumas (Warner) 3:51. 5, K, Dumas (Sturgis), 29:59.
Shots: Keene 14, Johnsburg 5.
Saves: Venner, K, 4. J. Prouty, K, 4.
Westport 2, Wells 1
WELLS — Westport jumped out to 2-0 first half lead and played team defense in the second half to secure a 2-1 win against Wells.
The Eagles grabbed the early lead when Jack Newberry scored a minute and a half into the game. John Doyle scored nine minutes later to give Westport the two-goal lead. Ten of Westport’s 13 shots came in the first half.
Wells broke the shutout with 10 minutes left in the game with a Jake Early score.
“We played a fabulous team offense the first half,” Westport coach Michael Douglas said. “Wells picked up the intensity in the second half and we played more team defense to protect the lead.”
Warrior keeper Sam Napper made 12 saves, including a diving save in the second half to hold the lead. Ben Brennan stopped 10 shots for the Indians.
Westport will play Minerva/Newcomb in a Friday quarterfinal game.
Westport 2, Wells 1
Westport 2 0 — 2
Wells 0 1 — 1
First half – 1, Wes., Newberry (Davis), 1:42. 2, Wes., Doyle (Newberry), 10:52.
Second half – 3, Wells, Early (Colson), 30:34.
Shots: Westport 13, Wells 16.
Saves: Napper, Wes., 12. Brennan, Wells, 10.
SETON CATHOLIC 4, NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 3
ELLENBURG — Paige Spittler, who tallied three goals in the game, scored with 6:30 remaining in regulation to lift the Knights over the Bobcats in the Section VII Class C quarterfinals.
Seton Catholic moves into Saturday’s semifinals against top-seed Lake Placid at the Plattsburgh High School Athletic Complex at 7 p.m.
Rachael Venne gave Northern Adirondack an early 1-0 lead, scoring just 45 seconds into the contest. Spittler, though, would tie it at one with her first goal of the game at the 5:35 mark.
Venne notched her second goal of the game to give the Bobcats a 2-1 lead, but again Seton Catholic would tie it as Lauren Richter scored with just under 10 minutes left in the half.
Northern Adirondack would take its third lead of the game when Magan Magee found the back of the net at the 17:20 mark of the second half. With 12 minutes remaining, Spittler would score her second goal of the game on an assist from Peyton Falb.
Five minutes later, Spittler would score the game-winner. Maddy Murnane picked up the assist.
“Coming in I knew it was going to be a good game,” Knights coach Jason Fenner said. “We both know what each team is going to bring to the table.
“I had Venne marked for the entire game and she is still amazing and tough to stop up top. She fueled them at the start of the game.”
Magee and Anna Lashway were each credited as standouts for Northern Adirondack.
“Possession wise NAC had more possessions,” Fenner said. “But, we were just able to capitalize on our chances.
“Spittler beat players 1-on-1 and distributed the ball well. She always stands out, but today she was absolutely amazing. This was probably her best game of the season.”
Murnane and Shannon Egan were each solid for the Knights in the back.
Olivia Nachbauer, filling in for an injured Kelli Ryan, stopped six shots to capture the win for Seton Catholic. Stephanie Snide made three saves in net for the Bobcats in a losing effort.
Seton Catholic 4
Northern Adirondack 3
Seton Catholic 2 2 — 4
Northern Adirondack 2 1 — 3
First half- 1, NAC, Venne (Warick) 0:45. 2, SC, Spittler, 5:35. 3, NAC, Venne, 21:07. 4, SC, Richter, 30:50.
Second half- 5, NAC, Magee, 17:20. 6, SC, Spittler (Falb), 28:00. 7, SC, Spittler (Murnane), 33:30.
Shots: Nrthern Adirondack 15, Seton Catholic 7.
Saves: Snide, NAC, 3. O. Nachbauer, SC, 6.