Close Race Develops Behind Hammond Girls; M-W Breaks Through
Avery Kenyon scored the first four goals of the game as Hammond (7-0-0 NAC West) continued its undefeated run atop the NAC West Girls Soccer standings with a 5-0 win over Morristown (1-5-1) on Monday.
While the number nine Class D state-ranked Red Devils pulled away from the field a multi-team race developed for second place as Edwards-Knox (4-3-1) outscored Harrisville (2-4-1) 3-2 and Lisbon (3-3-1) shaded Heuvelton (3-4-0) 1-0 in overtime.
In the NAC East Madrid-Waddington (2-5-1) recorded a major break-through in its second win by handing Chateaugay (6-1-2) its first division loss in a 2-0 decision.
Hammond 5 - Morristown 0: Avery Kenyon scored three times in the first half sandwiching a penalty shot around tallies assisted by Hailee Manning and Cailtinn Cunningham. Kenyon scored her fourth goal from Kelsey Bennett and Nora Pease closed out the scoring with an unassisted tally.
Alyvia Crosby stopped four shots to post the shutout and Emma Showers handled 13 saves for Morristown .
"We knew coming in that we had our hands full. Hammond is a good team and move ball very well. I thought there defense was very solid. Avery Kenyon is a tremendous player and her teammates feed off of her," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
" I thought at times we moved the ball well. We just didn’t anticipate quick enough but it will come. Mia Johnson played well in the midfield. I thought our defense was overwhelmed at times, but Rylie Showers and Kaley Dulmage did a good job of containing Kelsey Bennett. We will put it behind us and get ready for two big games against Heuvelton and E-K this wee
Lisbon 1 - Heuvelton 0: Emily Jordan broke a 0-0 tie three minutes into the first overtime with an unassisted goal in a contest which flowed back and fourth between the 20 yardlines. Rayna Cameron of Heuvelton and Abby Flack of Lisbon both made 12 saves.
E-K 3 - Harrisville 2: Abby Hart, Lucy Frary and Lilly Lottie scored for the Cougars who won their fourth straight division game.
M-W 2 - Chateaugay: The Yellowjackets (2-5-1) put together the type of game Coach Justin Richards envisioned entering the season in handing Chateaugay (6-1-2) its first loss in the NAC East.
Lydia Thomas scored the eventual winning goal converting on a pretty three-way connection with Alexis Sullivan and Jaelynn Uppstrom. Sullivan netted the all important insurance goal from Grace Plumley.
M-W's Emma Martin and the Chateaugay goalie each finished with seven saves.
"Big win for our team with an all out effort across the board by everyone. We
did a good job limiting good chances ," said M-W Coach Justin Richards.
In other NAC East games Parishville-Hopkinton shaded Tupper Lake 1-0 and Brushton-Moira dropped Norwood-Norfolk 3-1.