Good Day For Lisbon Former Golden Knights In Soccer
BY DAVE SHEA
LISBON - Former Lisbon Central standout Dicky Marcellus served as the Boys Modified Soccer Coach at Lisbon Central for 18 years helping Bill Reed enjoy a very successful tenure at the helm of the Golden Knights' varsity. The two former Golden Knight associates will square off for the first time ever as Marcellus guides top seeded Lisbon against Coach Reed's fifth seeded Colton-Pierrepont team on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Section 10 Class D Semi-Finals at Potsdam High School.
Lisbon (17-0-0) raced past Hammond (6-9-0) 9-1 at home on Tuesday while C-P advanced by winning 1-0 at third seeded Chateaugay (10-6-1).
"Colton-Pierrepont has a great goalie in Aiden Knight and Tim Farns is very good up top. We have to play well, move the ball and convert. Scoring first will be very important for both teams and it should be a good game." said Coach Marcellus.
"It will be great to coach against Bill but at this time of the year it is all about the players."
"Lisbon is the first seed and has an outstanding team with a lot of speed and they build up on offense very well. We will need a great game from Aiden Knight in goal and look for Tim Farns to play at his best up front," said Coach Reed.
"We won as a five seed today and I am proud of my team."
The 5 p.m. semi-final game on Saturday will see third seeded Harrisville (12-4-1) facing second seeded Parishville-Hopkinton (13-2-2). Harrisville blanked Hermon-DeKalb (7-9-0) 7-0 while P-H overcame a stern Morristown (8-9-0) challenge in a 4-2 victory,
The Class C semi-finals saw another former Lisbon standout, Ryan Robinson, lead top-seeded Madrid-Waddington (13-3-1) back into the Class C finals with a 4-0 victory over fourth seeded Norwood-Norfolk (2-15-0). M-W, seeking a repeat Class C title, will meet Brushton-Moira (10-7-0) on 7 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam. B-M returned to the Class C title game with a 3-1 victory over St. Lawrence Central (4-12-0).
Coach Robinson led M-W to Class D Championships in 2017 and 2018.
Lisbon 9 - Hammond 1: Karter Jordan, the Knights' lone senior, opened the scoring and started a hat trick in his final game at Bruce Richardson Field by taking a pass from Miles Gendebien and drilling a high shot into the net in the 13th minute of the game. The Knights pulled away to a 6-0 first half lead as: Storm Walker buried a shot into the short side of the net from Alex Vessel, Jack LaRock broke in from the midfield and rifled home a shot off a pass from Gendebien, Walker buried a rebound opportunity after Hammond keeper Lukas McQueer stopped a Tyler Gravlin shot, Gravlin picked up his second assist setting up Karter Jordan for his second snipe of the game and Teagan Jordan headed home a corner kick from Jackson LaRock.
The Knights upped the margin to 8-0 as Jayden Williams tallied an unassisted goal and Gendebien scored from Greg Wood. Nate Jewett scored Hammond's lone goal unassisted with 20:39 left in the game and Karter Jordan completed his hat trick on Vessel's second assist of the game for the Knights who outshot the Devils 35-8.
Hayden McBath stopped five shots in the victory and McQueer finished with 17 saves for Hammond.
C-P 1 - Chateaugay 0: Tim Farns took a pass from Dalton Francis and dribbled past two defenders to score the lone goal of the game as the Colts advanced. Aiden Knight posted nine saves in a well-earned shutout including a brilliant diving stop on a penalty shot.
Josh McDonald stopped four shots for the Bulldogs.
"Chateaugay had their chances but we played good defense and Aiden Knight made some great saves," said C-P Coach Bill Reed.
P-H 4 - Morristown 2: Following the scenario of a regular season meeting Morristown jumped out to a 2-0 lead and P-H regrouped to tie the game at halftime and scored the game-winner in second half.
"We settled down after a slow start on defense and then came back. We have a lot of balance on this year's team and we scored some nice goals today," said P-H Coach Mike Costanza.
Tristan Simmons scored from Hector Hernandez five minutes in the game for Morristown and Simmons connected unassisted two minutes later. P-H's prolific combination of Peyton Snell and Brandon Phippen figured in all four P-H goals.
Phippen scored from Snell and Snell scored from Phippen in the first half and Phippen set up two goals by Snell in the second half. The Panthers outshot the Rockets 17-11.
Caleb Knowles backstopped the win with five saves and Kade Marshall handled seven saves for Morristown.
Harrisvile 7 - H-D 0: Jadon Sullivan tallied three goals two assists to lead the Pirates past the Green Demons in a match of NAC West rivals. Nolan Parow tallied two goals and Ryan Spencer and Fyaz Noor each scored a goal. Andrew Mathews had 11 saves for H-D and Nate Woodward handled three shots in the shutout.
JACKETS RETURN TO FINALS
Madrid-Waddington scored two goals in each half and converted three penalty shots to gain their third win of the season over NAC East rival Norwood-Norfolk in quest of a third straight Class C Championship. John McCall scored off a Matt Robinson lead pass with 29:04 remaining in the first half and buried a penalty shot three minutes later.
McCall and Cody Schweinberger netted penalty shots with 16:41 and 14:43 left in the game where Trent Lashua stopped just one shot in the shutout and Connor Perry finished with three saves for N-N.
"I was hoping that we would generate more offense today but John McCall scored three goals, Cade VanBuren did a nice job at stopper and Nick Burns did a good job crashing the net and drawing fouls. Brennan Harmer will be back for Friday's game and will return to stopper where he does such a great job stabilizing the defense and we can move Cade VanBuren up front and make us stronger on offense" said M-W Coach Ryan Robinson.
"We just have to be prepared for Friday. It’s always a battle at playoff time with Adam Britton and his team. He is a very tactical and good coach who’s a great competitor. I have a lot of respect for him. He gets his team ready to play this time of the year. We will have to have play our A game for sure. It should be a great game this is what teams work for all year. Which ever team can capitalize on the others team mistakes will win. We will be ready to go."
B-M 3 - SLC 1: Justin Kennedy scored two goals and assisted on a Kalub Langdon goal for the Panthers (10-7) will be looking to reverse two losses to M-W in the NAC season. Wayne Palmer II assisted on two goals for B-M and the SLC tally was an own goal.
George Webb stopped three shots for B-M and Tommy Storrin finished with 11 saves for SLC (4-12-1).
SECTION 10 BOYS SOCCER
Class D Quarter-Finals
Tuesday 3 p.m. starts: Morristown at (2) Parishville-Hopkinton, Hermon-DeKalb at (#3) Harrisville, (5) Colton-Pierrepont vs (4) Chateaugay, Hammond at (#1) Lisbon 3 p.m.
Class A Championship
Wednesday 3 p.m : (2) Massena vs (1) Malone at 3 p.m. at Potsdam High School.
Class B Semifinals
Wednesday (4) Potsdam at (1) OFA 5:30 p.m., (3) Canton at (2) Salmon River 3 p.m.
Class C Semi-Finals
Tuesday 3 p.m.: (4) Norwood-Norfolk at (#1) Madrid-Waddington, (3) St Lawrence at (2) Brushton-Moira 3:00.
CLASS C CHAMPIONS
Friday: Semifinal Winners at SUNY Potsdam at 7 p.m.
Class B Championship Saturday: Semifinal Winner at SUNY Potsdam at 3 p.m.
Class D Quarterfinals -
Potsdam HS Saturday: PH vs Harrisville winner at 5 pm., CP vs Lisbon 7 p.m. at Potsdam High School.
Class D Championship
Tuesday Nov. 2: Semi-Final winners meet-Potsdam High School at 6:45 p.m.
SECTION 1`0 GIRLS SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Class A Championship (1) Massena vs. (2) Malone 5 p.m. at Potsdam High School.
Class C Semis (4) St. Lawrence at (1) Brushton-Moira 3 p.m., (3) Madrid-Waddington at (2) Norwood-Norfolk 3 p.m.
Class D Quarter-finals 3 p.m starts: (7) Harrisville at (2) Chateaugay, (6) Lisbon at (3) Edwards-Knox, (5) Hermon-DeKalb at (4) Parishville-Hopkington, (8) Colton-Pierrepont at (1) Hammond. FRIDAY Class C Championship at SUNY Potsdam at 5 p.m.
SATURDAY Class B Championship game at 1 p.m.
Class D Semifinals: Chat-Harrisville winners vs. E-K Lisbon winner at 1 p.m., P-H vs H-D winner vs Hammond vs Colton-Pierrepont winner at 3 p.m at Potsdam High School.
TUESDAY, NOV 5 Section 10 Class D Championship game at Potsdam High School at 5 p.m.