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 3AUSABLE VALLEY 1
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.