E-K Boys Hit Stride; M-W, P-H Match Wins In East Race
BY DAVE SHEA
The start of the Edwards-Knox Boys Soccer season was delayed when the school went virtual only because of COVID-19 positive tests.
Five games into the season it appears that the Cougars are making up for lost time and finding their stride.
On Friday Coach John Davison's 3-1-1 team blanked Heuvelton 3-0 one day after downing Hermon-DeKalb 4-1.
"They’re starting to really understand the hang of their positions and their roles out on the field. Heuvelton is a good team, as are all of the teams (NAC West) in my opinion. We really stepped up tonight and are starting to prove what we can do as team," said Coach Davison.
Heuvelton was missing 4 or 5 starters and played well considering. We buried our opportunities and did a great job on defense securing our first shutout."
Over in the NAC East Madrid-Waddington (10-1-1) blanked St. Regis Falls 5-0 to match strides with 9-0 Parishville-Hopkinton which downed Brushton-Moira 5-0 and Colton-Pierrepont bested Chateaugay 4-1.
EDWARDS-KNOX BOYS 3 - HEUVELTON 0
The Cougars scored three times in the first half with Tyler Scott connecting twice on a corner kick sequences. Cale Huckle set up the first goal and the second came unassisted. Huckle scored the third goal from Avery Whitford.
Andrew Franklin stopped four shots in the shutout and Tristan Young posted three saves for Heuvelton (4-2-2).
"We did a good job marking Avery Whitford in the first half but they just kept coming at us very hard. They are a good team and Tyler Scott scored two goals. In the second half we changed our formation and did a much better job defensively," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durant.
"Josh Wrobel and Cale Rickett really did a nice job and Tristan Young gave it all he had in goal. We will start getting our guys back next week."
MADRID-WADDINGTON BOYS 5 - ST. REGIS FALLS 0
Matthew Robinson scored twice and Graham Hill, Brody VanBuren and Joe White all netted singletons to back Jacob Morgan's shutout.
COLTON-PIERREPONT BOYS 4 - CHATEAUGAY 1
Aiden Hoose scored one goal and set up tallies by Cody Francis and Ollie Johnson to lead the 8-4-1 Colts. Johnson also opened the scoring from Mike Schwartzfigure, Theo Hughes scored and Logan Burns passed out an assist. Harliee Besio stopped six shots in goal and Tyler Beaudin tallied the lone Chateaugay (4-7-0) goal.
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON BOYS 5, BRUSHTON-MOIRA 0
Peyton Snell continues his steady scoring with three goals for P-H and Caleb Knowles made two saves to blank B-M (1-9). Kade Hayes and Lawson Snell also scored for the Panthers.