Hammond Clinches West Title; H-D, Heuvelton Win
Hammond continued to play outstanding complementary offense and defense on Tuesday blanking Lisbon 6-0 to climb to 8-0-0 and clinch the NAC West Girls Soccer title. In the race for second place Hermon-DeKalb edged Morristown 2-1 and Heuvelton dropped Harrisville in double overtime.
In the NAC East Parishvilld-Hopkinton downed Madrid-Waddington 2-1 in overtime, Chateaugay outdueled Brushton-Moira 2-1 in overtime, Tupper Lake shaded Colton-Pierrepont 2-1 and St. Regis Falls blanked Norwood-Norfolk 2-0
Hammond 6 - Lisbon 0: The Red Devils iced the NAC West title at 8-0 as Kelsey Bennett scored two goals, Avery Kenyon netted one and Hailey Cunningham tallied one on her 16th birthday. Alyvia Crosby posted the shutout in net.
H-D 2 - Morristown 1: The Demons climbed to 5-4-0 in the close race for second place in the division sparked by Hannah Gollinger who led the Demons to a 2-0 lead. Gollinger set up MaKenna Smith for the first goal of the game at 25:13 of the first half and gave H-D at 2-0 lead at 27:50 of the second half unassisted. Kaley Dulmage scored MCS's only goal with 4:09 remaining in the game.
"We started off slow and did a lot of watching. Hermon-DeKalb moves the ball very well and they took it at us. We showed some flashes offensively in the first half but really didn’t threaten at all. Late in the second half we started to go to the ball hard. We moved it well," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"Carly Piercey put a lot of nice balls in the box from the wing. Kaley Dulmage was able to control a rebound and score. Emma Showers had a good game in net and Hailey Ward played a great game at fullback. Ava Johnson came off the bench and played well in the midfield. We are slowly getting better. Sometimes I forget we are a young team but I like the direction we are going."
Showers finished with 16 saves for Morristown (2-7-1 NAC) and Emery McQuade handed 10 shots for H-D.
Heuvelton 2 - Harrisville 1: All of the scoring came in 20 minutes of overtime as Heuvelton (4-6-0) prevailed at home over Harrisville (2-5-1). Molly Williams scored eight minutes into the first overtime from Amber Cunningham but Harrisville answered with a penalty kick by Harlie Moore one minute later.
Grace Mills buried a penalty kick with seven minutes remaining in the second overtime Emma LaFaver stopped four shots tending the victory. Kelsey Atkinson handled 11 saves for Harrisville.