September 25, 2013

Mihal sends Plattsburgh over No. 18 Saranac Lake in boys' NSL


SARANAC LAKE — The Plattsburgh High boys’ soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better way to start its game Tuesday.

Garrett Frady opened scoring with just 1:58 gone, while Dan Mihal added the eventual game-winning goal in the second half as the Hornets (4-3) upset No. 18 Saranac Lake in Northern Soccer League play, 2-1.

“They were hungrier at the start of the game than we were,” Red Storm (5-1-1) coach Joshua Marlow said. “I thought they did a nice job in the first half of controlling the game with their passes.”

Frady scored an early goal off a bar down rebound with less than two minutes gone by.

Brady Channell registered the assist.

Forty-three minutes later, Saranac Lake got on the board after an own goal at 4:58.

With the match tied at 1-all, Dan Mihal sent home a shot at 9:12 to help Plattsburgh High knock off the previously unbeaten Red Storm.

“I thought that we really put the pressure on in the second half, but it was one half too late,” Marlow said. “It was a great game for the fans and a stressful one for the coaches. Both teams had good looks at the net.

“Aaron Noel and Logan Wood played well for the Red Storm as did forward Devin Cowan. Shawn Snyder added valuable plays in limited time off the Saranac Lake bench.”

Yanis Yahiaui was credited with the assist on Mihal’s goal.

Mike Stetz collected the win between the pipes for the Hornets, registering six saves.

Liam Chaskey, John Fine-Lease and Ryan Whalen all played well on defense, while Frady played a great game for the Plattsburgh High offense, according to Marlow.

Plattsburgh High 2, Saranac Lake 1

Plattsburgh High 1 1 — 2

Saranac Lake 0 1 — 1

First half- 1, PHS, Frady (Channell), 1:58.

Second half- 2, SLCS, own goal, 4:58. 3, PHS, Mihal (Yahiaui), 9:12.

Shots: Plattsburgh High 15. Saranac Lake 15.

Saves: Holmes, SLCS, 5. Stetz, PHS, 6.


Seton Catholic 1, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0

PLATTSBURGH — Kaden Baugh scored the game’s lone tally as the Knights picked up their second consecutive win over the Lions.

“I credit Elizabethtown-Lewis and its midfield,” Seton Catholic coach Mike Eppler said. “They controlled the midfield in the second half, and they totally shut us down. Joel Morris, Caleb Denton, Hugh Harwood and stopper Trevor Brooks were outstanding.”

Baugh scored with 17:02 gone in the first half. After making a run across midfield, he received a one-time feed from Noah Osborne. Baugh buried the low shot into the far corner of the goal.

Keagan Briggs was credited with the win in net for the Knights, making nine saves.

Justin LaPier totaled five saves for Elizabethtown-Lewis.

Seton Catholic 1, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0

E’town-Lewis 0 0 — 0

Seton Catholic 1 0 — 1

First half- 1, SC, Baugh (Osborne), 17:02.

Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 9. Seton Catholic 5.

Saves: Briggs, SC, 9. LaPier, ELCS, 5.


Chazy 2, Westport 0

WESTPORT — Zach Brothers and Alex Rabideau each scored first-half goals in Chazy’s Division II win.

“Chazy pressured Westport early and had 11 of its 15 shots on goal in the first half,” Westport coach Michael Davis said. “Sam Napper had an excellent day in goal for Westport. After the first 20 minutes of the first half, the Westport defense tightened up.”

Brothers put Chazy on the board at 14:00 of the first half. Alec Lapierre helped setup the tally.

Then, Rabideau extended Chazy’s differential to two goals, sending home Hayden Guay’s corner kick at 15:44.

Austin Gravelle secured the shutout for Chazy with four saves.

Chazy 2, Westport 0

Chazy 2 0 — 2

Westport 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, C, Brothers (Lapierre), 14:00. 2, C, Rabideau (Guay), 15:44.

Shots: Chazy 15. Westport 6.

Saves: Napper, W, 12. Gravelle, C, 4.


Schroon Lake 2, Crown Point 1 (OT)

CROWN POINT — Austin Armstrong’s golden goal at 9:25 of double overtime helped the Wildcats to a one-goal defeat of the Panthers.

“It was a well-played game by both teams,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “Austin Armstrong got a breakaway on a long pass from Alex Shaughnessy from the midfield. Both teams had great chances at scoring game winners and Schroon Lake finally took advantage.”

Justin Lough helped the Wildcats get on the board at 2:14 of the first half with the assist credited to Nate Peace.

Noah Macey, however, tied the game at 1-all with 9:09 remaining in regulation on a feed from Judd DeBrobander.

“Both teams did a good job controlling and passing,” Pertak said.

The two teams combined for 55 shots.

Schroon Lake’s Caleb Maisonville made 17 saves, while Panthers netminder Brendan Crowningshield finished with 14 stops in the match.

Schroon Lake 2, Crown Point 1 (OT)

Schroon Lake 1 0 0 1 — 2

Crown Point 0 1 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, SL, Lough (Peace), 2:14.

Second half- 2, CP, Macey (DeBrobander), 30:51.

Second overtime- 3, SL, Armstrong (Shaughnessy), 9:25.

Shots: Crown Point 23. Schroon Lake 22.

Saves: Maisonville, SL, 17. Crowningshield, CP, 14.



PERU — Kyle Constanty’s goal with 43 seconds remaining in the second overtime lifted the Eagles past the Indians.

Beekmantown appeared to have been cruising with a pair of goals within the first 10 minutes of the game.

Skye Dominy got the Eagles on the board with an assist from Ryan Waterbury. Alex Price made it 2-0 at 9:41.

Peru, though, got a late first-half goal from Justin LaPorte to pull within one before the half. Jessy Dick and Connor Turgeon were each credited with an assist.

Peter Daly made it 2-all at the 24:30 mark of the second half, which ended up sending the game into overtime.

With just 53 seconds left before finishing in a tie, Constanty delivered for Beekmantown. Waterbury picked up his second assist of the game.

Matt LaClair made nine saves in the victory for the Eagles. Guy Loveless stopped 13 shots in the loss.

Beekmantown 3, Peru 2 (OT)

Beekmantown 2 0 0 1 — 3

Peru 1 1 0 0 — 2

First half- 1, Beek, Dominy (Waterbury), 3:46. 2, Beek, Price, 9:41. 3, P, LaPorte (Je. Dick, Turgeon), 37:14.

Second half- 4, P, Daly, 24:30.

Second overtime- 5, Beek, Constanty (Waterbury), 9:17.

Shots: Beekmantown 17, Peru 10

Saves: Loveless, P, 13. LaClair, Beek, 9.



POTTERSVILLE — Mickey Johnson and Kaleb Helms each finished with two goals and an assist in the Mountaineers win.

Daghan Karaali added a goal and an assist for Minerva/Newcomb. Trevor Moulton finished with an assist.

Nate Prouty scored the lone goal for Johnsburg. Moses Mulvey added the assist.

Alex Ruzbacki turned away 11 shots for the win in goal. Ty Berg made 18 saves in the loss.

Minerva/Newcomb 5,

Johnsburg 1

Johnsburg 1 0 — 1

Minerva/New. 2 3 — 5

First half- 1, M/N, Karaali (Johnson). 2, J, Prouty (Mulvey). 3, M/N, Helms.

Second half- 4, M/N, Johnson (Helms). 5, M/N, Helms (Moulton). 6, M/N, Johnson (Karaali).

Shots: Minerva/Newcomb 28, Johnsburg 16.

Saves: Ruzbacki, M/N, 11. Berg, J, 18.


Lake Placid 4, Willsboro 0

WILLSBORO — Miles Lussi scored two goals, while Andrew Meister added one goal and one assist in the Blue Bombers’ shutout win.

“Lake Placid did a very nice job possessing and moving the ball with control (Tuesday),” Willsboro coach Andrew Lee said. “They were able to keep Willsboro’s defense off-balance with their ball movement. Lake Placid has a good team, and they showed it (Tuesday).”

Nzoni Thompson also scored for the Blue Bombers. Alex Brandes added the assist on the play.

Lake Placid 4, Willsboro 0

Lake Placid 2 2 — 4

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, LP, Thompson (Brandes), 1:37. 2, LP, Lussi (Meister), 32:56.

Second half- 3, LP, Lussi, 14:38. 4, Meister, 11:12.

Shots: Lake Placid 20. Willsboro 7.

Saves: Cross, W, 13. Kardiel, LP, 4.


Northern Athletic Conference

Chateaugay 6, Madrid-Waddington 0

CHATEAUGAY — Hannah Cook was the star as the Bulldogs (5-0) rolled in a six-goal drubbing of the Yellowjackets.

Cook, a senior, accumulated two goals and two assists Tuesday.

“So far, we’re playing well this year,” Chateaugay coach Steve Lang said. “Courtney Yando, Brianna Cook, Rachel Young and Sam Lobdell all did a great job for us (Tuesday).”

Alicia Cook added one goal and one assist in the win.

Chateaugay 6, Madrid-Waddington 0

Madrid-Wad. 0 0 — 0

Chateaugay 3 3 — 6

First half- 1, C, K. Beach (A. Cook), 12:46. 2, C, H. Cook, 30:35. 3, C, Charland (H. Cook), 36:00.

Second half- 4, C, A. Cook (B. Cook), 14:28. 5, C, H. Cook (Lobdell), 16:24. 6, C, Tower (H. Cook), 26:03.

Shots: Chateaugay 21. Madrid-Waddington 3.

Saves: Boyea 1, Cowan 1, C, (2). Ramsey 5, Bush 7, M-W, 12.



Indian Lake/Long Lake 3, Johnsburg 0

JOHNSBURG — Shannon Farrell scored two first-half goals in the Orange’s Division III win over the Jaguars.

“Shannon Farrell’s speed made Johnsburg’s defense work hard,” Johnsburg coach Cindy Homer said.

Maria Black was credited with the assist on Farrell’s first goal.

Indian Lake/Long Lake’s Cheyenne Wilder concluded the game’s scoring with a tally at 35:36.

Jamie Bruce was credited with the win in net for the Orange, registering seven saves in the match.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 3, Johnsburg 0

Indian/Long Lake 2 1 — 3

Johnsburg 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, IL/LL, Farrell (Black), 32:39. 2, IL/LL, Farrell, 24:32.

Second half- 3, IL/LL, Wilder, 35:36.

Shots: Johnsburg 13. Indian Lake/Long lake 11.

Saves: Bruce, J, 7. Miller, IL/LL, 7.