In Thursday’s Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ soccer opener, Saranac kept a close watch on Beekmantown’s Kallie Villemaire and the Eagles on the Chiefs’ Ellen Thew.
That left Kayla Napper to score the lone goal of the game in the Chiefs’ 1-0 victory.
Napper’s game-winning goal came at 15:50 of the first half and was assisted by Kaitlyn Bowman. Napper sent a shot inside the far post from the top of the 18.
“Summer Gillespie played a heck of a game marking Villemaire and Reagan Fesette for us on Thew,” Beekmantown coach Pete Bursik said. “It seemed the plan for both teams was to keep the leading scorers from deciding the game.”
The Eagles held a 19-13 edge in shots on goal, with Jamie Favreau recording the shutout with 15 saves. Lauren O’Connor stopped nine shots for the Eagles.
“I felt we controlled more of the play in the first half, but we didn’t finish and they scored the lone goal,” Bursik said.
“It went back and forth in the second half, and the defenses for both teams outplayed the offense.”
Saranac 1, Beekmantown 0
Saranac 1 0 — 1
Beekmantown 0 0 — 0
First half- 1, Sar, Napper (Bowman), 15:50.
Shots: Beekmantown 19, Saranac 13.
Saves: O’Connor, Beek, 9. Favreau, Sar, 15.
PERU 2, PLATTSBURGH 1
PERU — Rachael Sheldrick’s goal with 2:19 left in regulation lifted the Indians past the Hornets.
Following a scoreless first half, Lindsey Bushey went down the right wing and crossed the ball to Sam Spear, who found the net at 29:39.
Plattsburgh, however, came back to tie it with 4:43 remaining when Brooke Knight took a pass from Hailey McLaughlin and placed the ball into the corner.
That set the stage for Sheldrick’s game-winning goal. Bushey passed the ball to Spear, who then found an open Sheldrick.
Peru held a 12-8 shot advantage. Brittany Minor (4) and Kara Barber (3) combined for seven saves in the Indians’ nets, and Alyssa Salls stopped 10 shots for the Hornets.
“Both teams had a few scoring chances in the first half as most of the play was at midfield,” Peru coach Tom Harrigan said. “The second half picked up some great scoring chances for both teams.”
Peru 2, Plattsburgh 1
Plattsburgh 0 1 — 1
Peru 0 2 — 2
Second half- 1, P, Spear (Bushey), 29:39. 2, PHS, Knight (McLaughlin), 35:17. 3, P, Sheldrick (Spear, Bushey), 37:41.
Shots: Peru 12, Plattsburgh 8.
Saves: Minor (4), Barber (3), P, 7. Salls, PHS, 10.
NCCS 4, SARANAC LAKE 1
CHAMPLAIN — Michaela McDonough, Shaylyn Rowe and Taylor Rabideau all scored in the first half Thursday night to power Northeastern Clinton.
Peyton Sample added a second-half goal for the Cougars, who held an 18-7 advantage in shots on goal.
Logan Hochwald tallied the lone goal for the Red Storm, which came with 1:44 left in the first half and cut Saranac Lake’s deficit to 3-1.
Christina Paola made six saves in net for the Cougars.
McDonough, Katie Matott and Maddie Tucker were standouts for Northeastern Clinton, while Lexi Laramee stood out for Saranac Lake.
“It was a good overall effort by everyone for us,” Cougars coach Tim Surprenant said. “Hopefully, we can use this game to build on.”
NCCS 4, Saranac Lake 1
Saranac Lake 0 1 — 1
NCCS 3 1 — 4
First half- 1, NCCS, McDonough, 5:23. 2, NCCS, Rowe, 6:50. 3, NCCS, Rabideau (Dominic), 30:16. 4, SL, Hochwald, 38:16.
Second half- 5, NCCS, Sample (Matott), 15:56.
Shots: NCCS 18, Saranac Lake 7.
Saves: Paola, NCCS, 6. Hunt (8), Woodruff (1), SL, 9.
CHAZY 3, ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 0
ELIZABETHTOWN — Hannah Laurin’s goal midway through the first half would prove to be all the Eagles would need.
Amber Polomsky and Rachel Pombrio added second-half goals seven minutes apart, with Pombrio finishing with two assists and Polomsky, one.
“Chazy controlled much of the game,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Steve Denton said. “They were able to control the midfield and won most of the 50-50 balls.”
Chazy 3Elizabethtown-Lewis 0
Chazy 1 2 — 3
Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 0 — 0
First half- 1, C, Laurin (Pombrio), 21:11.
Second half- 2, C, Polomsky (Pombrio), 19:32. 3, C, Pombrio (Polomsky), 26:15.
Shots: not available.
Saves: not available.
NAC 5, MORIAH 1
PORT HENRY — Magan Magee scored two goals and assisted on another as Northern Adirondack took early control with five unanswered goals in the first half.
Rachael Venne added a goal and assist for the Bobcats, while Taylor Durnin and Elle Warick also tallied goals. Juliana Gardner assisted on two.
Anna Lashway (9) and Avery Lambert (3) combined for 12 saves in the Northern Adirondack nets.
Sarah Slattery scored the lone goal for the Vikings, and Lauren Cross recorded 12 saves in net.
NAC 5, Moriah 1
NAC 5 0 — 5
Moriah 0 1 — 1
First half- 1, NAC, Durnin (Mag. Magee), 4:15. 2, NAC, Venne (Gardner), 13:52. 3, NAC, Mag. Magee (Gardner), 21:00. 4, NAC, Warick, 29:02. 5, NAC, Mag. Magee (Venne), 30:24.
Second half- 6, Mor, Slattery (Speshock), 19:05.
Shots: NAC 16, Moriah 14.
Saves: Lashway (9), Lambert (3), NAC, 12. Cross, Mor, 12.
SETON CATHOLIC 3, TICONDEROGA 1
TICONDEROGA — Paige Spittler and Ashley Carpenter accounted for all the scoring for the Knights. Spittler finished with two goals and an assist, while Carpenter scored a goal and assisted on two others.
Savannah Bezon tallied the lone goal for the Sentinels, with Delaney Hughes getting the assist.
Seton Catholic finished with a 17-7 shot advantage. Kelli Ryan made six saves for the Knights and Sadie Hamel nine for Ticonderoga.
“Spittler and Carpenter worked well offensively,” Ticonderoga coach Kathy Tubbs said. “Rachel White played well defensively for Ti.”
Seton Catholic 3Ticonderoga 1
Seton Catholic 3 0 — 3
Ticonderoga 1 0 — 1
First half- 1, SC, Carpenter (Spittler), 7:19. 2, SC, Spittler (Carpenter), 9:00. 3, Ti, Bezon (Hughes), 29:52. 4, SC, Spittler (Carpenter), 36:33.
Shots: Seton Catholic 17, Ticonderoga 7.
Saves: Ryan, SC, 6. Hamel, Ti, 9.
MINERVA/NEWCOMB 6, CROWN POINT 1
CROWN POINT — Dakota Bennett and MaKenzie Winslow played strong games for the Mountaineers with three goals apiece.
Hunter Spaulding scored in the first half for the Panthers, who trailed 3-1 after one.
“We had multiple scoring chances in the first half but couldn’t capitalize,” Panthers coach Jayna Andersen said.
“Dakota Bennett and MaKenzie Winslow are clearly forces to be reckoned with. They are tough to stop, and if you give them an inch, you’re in trouble. Our defense had a strenuous workout trying to contain those two, and Amanda Wolf had an excellent game in goal for us.”
Note: The Press-Republican did not receive results from the following girls’ soccer games: Schroon Lake at Westport, Minerva/Newcomb at Crown Point, Indian Lake/Long Lake at Wells.
Minerva/Newcomb 6Crown Point 1
Minerva/Newcomb 3 3 — 6
Crown Point 1 0 — 1
First half- 1, M/N, Bennett, 2:15. 2, M/N, Winslow, 2:07. 3, CP, Spaulding, 9:10. 4, M/N, Bennett, 17:31.
Second half- 5, M/N, Winslow, 23:09. 6, M/N, Bennett (Mathers), 28:17. 7, N/N, Winslow, 38:49.
Shots: Minerva/Newcomb 19, Crown Point 9.
Saves: Wolf, CP, 13. Myler, M/N, 2.
PERU 2, PLATTSBURGH 1
PLATTSBURGH — Jacob Dick’s goal with 9:35 left in regulation broke a 1-all tie and lifted the Indians past the Hornets.
Alex Beaudette was able to work the ball down the left sideline and crossed the ball to Dick at the top of the 18 box. Dick settled the ball and scored.
Plattsburgh opened the scoring at 8:23 of the first half when Yanis Yahiaoui scored off a scramble in front of the Peru net. The goal was the result of a 25-yard direct kick by Brady Channell that deflected off a Peru player to Yahiaoui.
But just 13 seconds later, Dick worked the end line and fed a cross to Dylan Baker, who re-directed the ball into the net.
Guy Loveless made nine saves for the Indians, and Mike Stetz had 10 stops for the Hornets.
“We attempted to tightly mark Jacob Dick and, except for those two defensive breakdowns, I thought we did a pretty good job,” Plattsburgh coach Chris LaRose said. “John Fine-Lease and Matt Bracy marked him at one time or another. We gave Peru a good game but came out just short.
“Matt Armstrong has a very nice team, and I thought Jonathan Plessis-Belair played hard for Peru all game.”
“I give a lot of credit to the PHS coaching staff — they were ready to play,” Armstrong said. “I was proud of my team for the way they responded to PHS’ pressure in the second half. Both teams played a good game.”
Peru 2, Plattsburgh 1
Peru 1 1 — 2
Plattsburgh 0 1 — 1
First half- 1, PHS, Yahiaoui (Channell), 8:23. 2, P, Baker (J. Dick), 8:36.
Second half- 3, P, J. Dick (Beaudette), 30:25.
Shots: Peru 12, Plattsburgh 10.
Saves: Loveless, P, 9. Stetz, PHS, 10.