October 17, 2013

McCarthy nets four in Clinton's victory


---- — SCHROON LAKE — Kyle McCarthy scored Clinton Community College’s first four goals Wednesday as the Cougars rolled to a 6-1 victory over Word of Life in men’s soccer.

McCarthy tallied three goals in the first half to give the Cougars a 3-1 lead. Luke Theis scored the Word of Life goal.

McCarthy, Kaleb Snide and Zach Brockway then all scored in the second half to help Clinton pull away. Brockway also had assists on two of McCarthy’s goals.

Adam Goldfarb made five saves in net for the Cougars, who held a 17-8 advantage in shots.

“We were pretty much able to dominate the game,” Clinton coach Gene Bushey said. “We played well defensively and we were able to spread the field well offensively. It was a good win for us heading into Monday’s game at North Country Community College.”

The Cougars close out their season in the 3:30 p.m. contest in Saranac Lake.

Clinton C.C. 6, Word of Life 1

Clinton C.C. 3 3 — 0

Word of Life 1 0 — 1

First half- 1, CCC, McCarthy, 9:19. 2, CCC, McCarthy (Brockway), 23:44. 3, WOL, Theis, 37:27. 4, CCC, McCarthy (Follett), 43:21.

Second half- 5, CCC, McCarthy (Brockway), 8:48. 6, CCC, Snide (Ev. Nichols), 26:45. 7, CCC, Brockway (Escobar), 37:28.

Shots: Clinton C.C. 17, Word of Life 8.

Saves: Goldfarb, CCC, 5. Word of Life, 7.



SARANAC LAKE — All season long, the Clinton Community College women’s soccer team has struggled to score goals.

The Cougars, however, scored one early Wednesday against North Country Community College.

But the Saints tallied two goals in the first three minutes of the second half and recorded a 2-1 victory in the Cougars’ final game of the season.

Kenna Agoney gave Clinton the lead off a rebound and scramble with 12:13 gone in the game.

It remained 1-0 the rest of the way.

But Chelsea Lafountain pulled North Country even with 46 seconds gone in the second stanza and Epril Nossent then scored the game-winning goal shortly after at the 2:16 mark.

“It was our seniors’ last game and we came out on fire,” Clinton assistant coach Gena Rosenbaum said. “We finally got that first goal in a game and we were frustrating them by putting on some pressure.

“We had the momentum in the first half, but then they came out on fire to begin the second half. They were able to set the tone.”

Emily Lapage made two saves in the North Country nets and Courtney Backus stopped 10 shots for Clinton, which was outshot by a 20-5 margin.

“I was proud with the way our girls played today,” Rosenbaum said. “We had only 12 players available and one of them got hurt in the second half. But even though we fell behind, 2-1, the girls stayed in there and gave their best.”

North Country C.C. 2, Clinton C.C. 1

Clinton C.C. 1 0 — 1

N Country C.C. 0 2 — 2

First half- 1, CCC, Agoney (Lamora), 12:13.

Second half- 2, NCCC, Lafountain (Lawrence), :46. 3, NCCC, Nossent (Lafountain), 2:16.

Shots: North Country C.C. 20, Clinton C.C. 5.

Saves: Lapage, NCCC, 2. Backus, CCC, 10.