October 4, 2013

Chiefs cruise past Red Storm, claim Div. I title


SARANAC — With the Northern Soccer League Division I championship within its grasp, the undefeated Saranac girls’ soccer team took care of business in a big way Thursday night.

Kayla Napper scored two goals and assisted on another as the Chiefs rolled to a 6-0 win over Saranac Lake.

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“It’s exciting to win the Division I championship, and it’s one of the goals we hoped to accomplish this season,” Saranac coach Mary LoTemplio said.

“It also feels good to be undefeated for one more game. We know our final two (regular-season) games will be tough. We hope to finish strong.”

Summer Gillespie added a goal and two assists for the Chiefs.

Napper, Amy LoTemplio and Ellen Thew scored goals in the first half to give Saranac a 3-0 lead.

Napper, Gillespie and Makayla Duquette then all tallied over the final 40 minutes as the Chiefs pulled away.

The shutout in net went to Jamie Favreau, who made three saves. Jenny Ward and Sheila Decker combined to stop eight shots for the Red Storm.

“Decker played well in net for Saranac Lake,” LoTemplio said. “She made some outstanding saves on breakaways.”

Saranac 6, Saranac Lake 0

Saranac Lake 0 0 — 0

Saranac 3 3 — 6

First half- 1, Sar, Napper (Gillespie), 9:00. 2, Sar, LoTemplio (Jenks), 17:00. 3, Sar, Thew (Eggleston), 28:00.

Second half- 4, Sar, Napper (Gillespie), 15:00. 5, Sar, Gillespie (Napper), 16:00. 6, Sar, Duquette (Heywood), 29:00.

Shots: Saranac 30, Saranac Lake 7.

Saves: Favreau, Sar, 3. Ward, Decker, SL, 8.


PERU — Rachel Sheldrick’s goal at 16:29 of the second half broke a 1-all tie and helped send the Indians past the Patriots.

Emily Lawless then tallied at the 25:43 mark to give Peru a two-goal lead. Lindsey Bushey assisted on both second-half goals.

Vanessa Garrow put the Patriots ahead at 25:05 of the opening half before Bushey tied it with 4:41 left in the half.

“The game was closer than what the final score was,” Peru coach Tom Harrigan said. “AuSable Valley did put up a lot of offensive pressure on our defense and (keeper) Emily Larsen.

“But Peru played its best game of the season today, both offensively and defensively. Defensively, Brittany Minor had a great game. Offensively, Kara Barber had her best game. I wish I could mention more players because it took the whole team to play well for this victory.”

Peru 3, AuSable Valley 1

AuSable Valley 1 0 — 1

Peru 1 2 — 3

First half- 1, AVC, Garrow (Knapp), 25:05. 2, P, Bushey (Sheldrick), 35:19.

Second half- 3, P, Sheldrick (Bushey), 16:29. 4, P, Lawless (Bushey), 25:43.

Shots: Peru 14, AuSable Valley 12.

Saves: Larsen, P, 11. Douglass, AVC, 11.


CHAZY — The Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes of the game before the Eagles rallied back.

Ashley Carpenter scored goals at 11:19 and 20:05, with Paige Spittler assisting on both, to give Seton Catholic a two-goal edge.

But Hannah Laurin’s goal at 26:43 brought Chazy back to within one at the half.

Laurin then tied the game at 24:38 of the second half, and Rachel Pombrio tallied the game-winning goal at the 31:53 mark.

Lindsey Gilmore assisted on the first two Chazy goals and Laurin on the game-winning marker.

“We outshot them, but Carpenter and Spittler played well together and combined for some nice goals,” Chazy coach Karin Sherman said.

“We came back with determination and heart, not backing down, to get the win. Eighth-grader Lindsey Gilmore came off the bench to make some great runs at midfield. Hannah Laurin played hard and well.”

Chazy 3, Seton Catholic 2

Seton Catholic 2 0 — 2

Chazy 1 2 — 3

First half- 1, SC, Carpenter (Spittler), 11:19. 2, SC, Carpenter (Spittler), 20:05. 3, C, H. Laurin (Gilmore), 26:43.

Second half- 4, C, H. Laurin (Gilmore), 24:38. 5, C, Pombrio (H. Laurin), 31;53.

Shots: Chazy 21, Seton Catholic 14.

Saves: Baker, C, 7. Ryan, SC, 14.

Beekmantown 2 Northeastern Clinton 1

BEEKMANTOWN — Kallie Villemaire scored the game-winner for the Eagles with 4:30 left in regulation.

Villemaire assisted on the first goal of the game, sending a pass through the box to Courtney Wilson, who put it in 4:15 into the second half. Seven minutes later, the Eagles put the ball in their own net while trying to clear it. Katie Matott was credited with the tying marker, and she had a great opportunity to put the Cougars ahead later in the half but couldn’t connect on a penalty kick.

Then Kiley Regan sent a nice pass through the defense to Villemaire for the go-ahead goal.

Beekmantown, which celebrated senior night, held a 26-11 advantage in shots, and Lauren O’Connor made nine saves for the win.

“We played well and had plenty of opportunities,” Beekmantown coach Pete Bursik said. “We just need to finish more.

“NCCS goalie Christina Paola was outstanding in goal for them.”

Paola made 18 saves.

Beekmantown 2, Northeastern Clinton 1

Second half- 1, Beek, Wilson (Villemaire), 4:15. 2, NCCS, Matott, 11:07. 3, Beek. Villemaire (Regan), 35:30.

Shots: Northeastern Clinton 11, Beekmantown 26.

Saves: Paola, NCCS, 18. O’Connor, Beek, 9.


ELLENBURG — Elle Warick’s first-half goal proved to be all the Bobcats needed in their victory.

Rachael Venne and Danya Burl, however, added insurance goals in the second half.

Anna Lashway was in net for the shutout with three saves, and Emily Barney stopped 17 shots for the Blue Bombers.

“It was a well-played game by both teams,” Northern Adirondack coach Sharon Relation said. “Lake Placid stopper Carissa Kennedy was a standout for them on defense.”

Northern Adirondack 3 Lake Placid 0

Lake Placid 0 0 — 0

Northern Adirondack 1 2 — 3

First half- 1, NAC, Warick (Gardner), 11:45.

Second half- 2, NAC, Venne, 12:20. 3, NAC, Burl, 34:44.

Shots: Northern Adirondack 22, Lake Placid 3.

Saves: Lashway, NAC, 3. Barney, LP, 17.


WESTPORT — Four players scored a goal each in the first half to give the Sentinels a 4-0 advantage.

Haleigh Wright, Tiffani Purkey, Michaela Fitzgerald and Lillith Ida all found the back of the net for Ticonderoga.

Savannah Bezon added a second-half goal for the Sentinels, who finished with a 12-6 edge in shots on goal.

Lily Whalen put the Lions on the scoreboard just over a minute following Bezon’s goal.

Ticonderoga 5, Elizabethtown-Lewis 1

Ticonderoga 4 1 — 5

Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 1 — 1

First half- 1, Ti, Wright (Bezon), 3:45. 2, Ti, Purkey (Wright), 22:44. 3, Ti, Fitzgerald (Hughes), 30:01. 4, Ti, Ida (Hughes), 36:38.

Second half- 5, Ti, Bezon (Bruce), 15:00. 6, E-L, Whalen (Graves), 16:10.

Shots: Ticonderoga 12, Elizabethtown-Lewis 6.

Saves: Hamel, Ti, 2. Disogra, E-L, 7.


WILLSBORO — Caitlyn Pelkey scored the first three goals of the game, including two late in the first half and one early in the second.

Halie Snyder added two goals and Sarah Slattery one for the Vikings, who finished with a 31-13 shot advantage.

Lauren Cross made nine saves to record the shutout and Stephanie Blanchard was busy for the Warriors with 18 stops.

“We held them off the scoreboard until the very end of the first half,” Willsboro coach Mike Douglas said. “Once they scored their first goal, it seemed like it got them to play even better.

“The goals right before the half really hurt us because we played so well in the first half.”

Andrea O’Hara was a standout for the Warriors.

Moriah 6, Willsboro 0

Moriah 2 4 — 6

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, Mor, Pelkey (Pratt), 37:10. 2, Mor, Pelkey (Pratt), 38:16.

Second half- 3, Mor, Pelkey (Sprague), 8:20. 4, Mor, Snyder (Speshock), 16:45. 5, Mor, Snyder (Sprague), 34:08. 6, Mor, Slattery (Pelkey), 39:48.

Shots: Moriah 31, Willsboro 13.

Saves: Cross, Mor, 9. Blanchard, Wills, 18.


SCHROON LAKE — Hanna Whitney’s two goals and two assists led the way for Keene, which jumped out to a 3-0 halftime advantage.

Sara Francino added two goals for the visitors — one in each half — while Fie Tims chipped in with a goal and two assists.

Keene finished with a 16-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Keene 5, Schroon Lake 0

Keene 3 2 — 5

Schroon Lake 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, K, Francino (Ta. Geiger), 7:02. 2, K, Tims (Whitney), 9:31. 3, K, Whitney (Tims), 11:45.

Second half- 4, K, Francino (Whitney), 6:29. 5, K, Whitney (Tims), 20:20.

Shots: Keene 16, Schroon Lake 4.

Saves: Tu. Geiger, K, 3. Finnerty, SL, 14.


NORTH CREEK — Chloe Barkauskas scored a goal in each half to lead Old Forge to a nonleague win.

Melissa Rockhill, Briana Brownsell and Samantha Notley chipped in with a goal apiece in the victory.

Old Forge outshot Johnsburg, 23-8.

Old Forge 5, Johnsburg 0

Old Forge 2 3 — 5

Johnsburg 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, OF, Rockhill (Levi), 5:00. 2, OF, Barkauskas (Notley), 7:21.

Second half- 3, OF, Brownsell (Rockhill), 10:05. 4, OF, Barkauskas, 15:38. 5, OF, Notley (Liddle), 32:29.

Shots: Old Forge 23, Johnsburg 8.

Saves: Ednaczyk, OF, 5. Bruce, J, 14.


ST. REGIS FALLS — The unbeaten Bulldogs (8-0-1) raced out to a 9-0 halftime lead on their way to a rout in Northern Athletic Conference play.

Brianna Cook and Courtney Yando paced Chateaugay with two goals each.

Alicia Cook, Abby Barnes, Danielle Charland, Danielle Cook, Katie Beach, Emily Dwyer, Kennedy Boyea, Abby Cowan and Taylor Winch tallied one goal apiece, with Chateaugay also being recipient of an own goal.

Chateaugay 14, St. Regis Falls 0

Chateaugay 9 5 — 14

St. Regis Falls 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, C, B. Cook (Charland), 8:41. 2, C, Yando (A. Cook), 10:57. 3, C, A. Cook (Young), 12:08. 4, C, Barnes (Winch), 17:46. 5, C, Charland (K. Beach), 20:11. 6, C, D. Cook (H. Cook), 33:01. 7, C, K. Beach (Charland), 36:27. 8, C, B. Cook (Yando), 37:42. 9, C, Dwyer (Whyte), 39:01.

Second half- 10, C, Boyea (H. Cook), 13:26. 11, C, Cowan (H. Cook), 29:05. 12, own goal, 34:10. 13, C, Yando (K. Beach), 34:20. 14, C, Winch (Barnes), 35:22.

Shots: Chateaugay 41, St. Regis Falls 0.

Saves: Boyea, Cowan, Whyte, C, 0. Brockway, SRF, 19.


CHATEAUGAY — Kody Mulverhill scored two first-half goals, the first coming with just 4:19 gone, and the Huskies went on to shut out the Bulldogs in a Northern Athletic Conference nonleague game.

Isai Parendones added a second-half goal for Franklin Academy, which finished with a 13-9 shot advantage.

Austin Lamay was in net for the shutout with four saves, and Josh Trombley made eight stops for Chateaugay (6-2-1).

“I don’t know what happened today, but we need to regroup because we have a league game on Friday against St. Lawrence Central,” Chateaugay coach Bob Ouimet said.

Franklin Academy 3, Chateaugay 0

Franklin Academy 2 1 — 3

Chateaugay 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, FA, Mulverhill, 4:19. 2, FA, Mulverhill (Shaw), 30:27.

Second half- 3, FA, Parendones (Sprague), 32:40.

Shots: Franklin Academy 13, Chateaugay 9.

Saves: Lamay, FA, 4. Trombley, C, 8.