September 11, 2013

Amelia Jenks' OT goal gives Chiefs win over Cougars

SARANAC — Amelia Jenks’ goal with three minutes remaining in the second overtime period helped Saranac to a Division I win over Northeastern Clinton in girls’ Northern Soccer League action Tuesday 3-2.

“It was a great back-and-forth game,” Chiefs coach Mary LoTemplio said. “Northeastern Clinton came to play. They had a penalty kick late in the second overtime with an opportunity to tie the game, too. Summer Gillespie, who went in briefly for Jamie Favreau in net, came up with the save. Both teams competed hard.”

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Kayla Napper opened the game’s scoring with three minutes remaining in the first half on a cross from Ellen Thew. Napper redirected it out of the air and past keeper Christina Paola.

After the two teams exchanged back-to-back goals in the second half, Shayln Rowe helped the Cougars send the game to overtime with a tally at 30:00. The goal was assisted by Payton Sample.

Amy LoTemplio was credited with the assist on Jenks’ game-winning tally.

Saranac held the advantage in shots on goal 15-9.

Saranac 3, Northeastern Clinton 2 (OT)

N. Clinton 0 2 0 — 2

Saranac 1 1 1 — 3

First half- 1, SCS, Napper (Thew), 37:00.

Second half- 2, NCCS, Rowe (Tucker), 1:00. 3, SCS, Gillespie (Napper), 17:00. 4, NCCS, Rowe (Sample), 30:00.

Overtime- 5, SCS, Jenks (LoTemplio), 7:00.

Shots: Saranac 15. Northeastern Clinton 9.

Saves: Favreau (6), Gillespie (1), SCS, 7. Paola, NCCS, 8.


Seton Catholic 3, Moriah 2

PLATTSBURGH — The Knights were able to defeat the visiting Vikings by a one-goal margin in Division II play.

The game was hotly-contested between the two teams, but the eventual game-winning goal came at 26:40 of the second half when Ashley Carpenter was able to finish a through ball played by Paige Spittler.

“Carpenter and Spittler played well on the attack, while Kelli Ryan made some key saves down the stretch,” Seton Catholic coach Jason Fenner said.

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