October 19, 2013

Lions shut out Warriors in boys' NSL


---- — ELIZABETHTOWN — Will Tomkins’ first-half goal put Elizabethtown-Lewis ahead to stay Friday afternoon in a 2-0 victory over Willsboro in Northern Soccer League boys’ soccer action.

Tomkins took a pass from sweeper Zac Noka-Bailey, beat a defender and put the ball in the net with 12:04 gone in the opening half.

The Lions (11-5), playing in their final regular season game, added their second goal on Austin Morris’ breakaway with just six second left in regulation.

Justin LaPier made six saves to record the shutout in net.

“It was a hard-fought game for both teams,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Paul Buehler said. “Willsboro got a good game from Seth Swires and Nick Arnold. We got an exceptional game defensively from Wesley Whalen, Cortland White, Trevor Brooks, Zac Noka-Bailey and Justin LaPier.”

Elizabethtown-Lewis 2, Willsboro 0

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

Elizabethtown-Lewis 1 1 — 2

First half- 1, EL, Tomkins (Noka-Bailey), 12:04.

Second half- 2, EL, A. Morris, 39:54.

Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 19, Willsboro 9.

Saves: LaPier, EL, 6. Cross, Wills, 11.


PLATTSBURGH — The Division II-champion Eagles and the Knights played to their second overtime tie of the season.

Chazy finished with a 15-9 advantage in shots, with Keagan Briggs making 15 saves for Seton Catholic and Austin Gravelle nine stops for Chazy.

“Chazy had the better part of play in the first half,” Seton Catholic coach Mike Eppler said. “They outshot us 9-3 in the first half. Keagan Briggs made some nice saves in close, including one on Zach Brothers at the 23:00 mark.

“In the second half, most of the play was between the 18s. Shots were even in the second half as both teams’ defense stepped up. The same was true for overtime.”

The two teams played to an earlier 1-all tie in Chazy.

Chazy 0, Seton Catholic 0

Chazy 0 0 0 0 — 0

Seton Catholic 0 0 0 0 — 0

Shots: Chazy 15, Seton Catholic 9.

Saves: Gravelle, C, 9. Briggs, SC, 15.


NORTH CREEK — Curtis Seaman’s goal on a 30-yard shot with 6:43 left in regulation broke a 3-all tie and gave the Orange their win.

Six of the game’s seven goals were scored in the second half after Indian Lake/Long Lake held a 1-0 advantage at the half.

Seaman and Carl Friedrichs tallied two goals each for the Orange.

Nate Prouty scored two goals and Aidan Connelly one for the Jaguars.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 4, Johnsburg 3

Indian L/Long Lake 1 3 — 4

Johnsburg 0 3 — 3

First half- 1, IL/LL, Friedrichs, 12:04.

Second half- 2, J, Prouty, 8:31. 3, J, Connelly (Prouty), 10:42. 4, IL/LL, Seaman, 24:46. 5, IL/LL, Friedrichs, 28:21. 6, J. Prouty, 30:37. 7, IL/LL, Seaman, 33:17.

Shots: Indian Lake/Long Lake 13, Johnsburg 12.

Saves: Geissen, IL/LL, 10. Cleveland, J, 8.



CHATEAUGAY — Kaden Pickering’s goal 4:04 into the first half was all the scoring in the Yellowjackets’ big Northern Athletic Conference win over the Bulldogs.

“It was kind of misplayed by our defense,” Chateaugay coach Bob Ouimet said. “He picked up the ball inside midfield and went in on a breakaway.”

Neither goalie was busy, with Madrid-Waddington’s T.J. Gagnon and Chateaugay’s Josh Trombley each making just two saves.

“That’s the way it goes with two good teams,” Ouimet said. “The first one who gets a break and capitalizes on it wins.”

The loss dropped Chateaugay to 9-2-1 in the league and 10-3-1 overall. Madrid-Waddington now holds a three-point lead over Chateaugay in the division standings with two regular-season games left, and Ouimet said the Bulldogs are unlikely to catch the Yellowjackets.

Chateaugay’s only other loss in the division was a 1-0 decision at Madrid-Waddington.

Madrid-Waddington 1, Chateaugay 0.

Madrid-Waddington 1 0 — 1

Chateaugay 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, M-W, Pickering, 4:04.

Shots: Madrid-Waddington 6, Chateaugay 5.

Saves: Gagnon, M-W, 2. Trombley, C, 2.



CLINTONVILLE — Paige Spittler’s second-half goal lifted the Knights to a nonleague victory over the Patriots.

Maddy Murnane assisted on the game-winning goal, which came 17:06 into the second half.

Kelli Ryan recorded the shutout with eight saves, and Bryce Douglass stopped seven shots in net for AuSable Valley.

“It was a good, back-and-forth game with chances on both sides,” AuSable Valley coach Bruce Bourgeois said. “Coach (Jason) Fenner has done a good job getting his team ready for the playoffs.

“Murnane, Spittler and (Ashley) Carpenter had great games for Seton, while Logan Snow, Priscilla Coats and Taylor Saltus played well for us.”

Seton Catholic 1, AuSable Valley 0

Seton Catholic 0 1 — 1

AuSable Valley 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, SC, P. Spittler (Murnane), 17:06.

Shots: Seton Catholic 11, AuSable Valley 11.

Saves: Ryan, SC, 8. Douglass, AVC, 7.