Hammond, Lisbon Girls Continue Win, Shutout Streaks
BY DAVE SHEA
Hammond and Lisbon continued their winning and shutout streaks in NAC West Girls Soccer action on Sunday.
Posting their second shutout in two days after returning to play from a week-long quarantine 7-0 Hammond dropped Edwards-Knox 3-0 and Lisbon (7-2) registered a fifth straight shutout blanking Norwood-Norfolk 4-0.
The two teams are hopeful of meeting on Saturday in Lisbon to successfully complete the season in the shadow of the COVID-19. It will be Hammond's fourth game of the week following a home game with E-K on Tuesday, a trip to Hermon-DeKalb on Thursday and a home game with Morristown on Friday.
Both teams received excellent leadership from their veteran leaders and nice offensive finishes for young players.
In other NAC action Sunday Massena downed Salmon River 6-1 in the Central Division and St. Regis Falls nipped St. Lawrence Central 1-0 in the NAC East.
In one boys game Massena gained a 2-0 victory over Salmon River.
HAMMOND 3 - EDWARDS-KNOX 0
Eighth grader Ava Howie scored her second goal in the last two games, sophomore Hailee Manning netted the winning goal in the first half and senior Avery Kenyon continued to show her extreme athleticism scoring on a direct kick for the Red Devils.
"The girls played well today. Having a quarantine time off in middle of season isn’t exactly what you want. But this shows the ability of these girls and want. They play with a great deal of PRIDE," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
Alyvia Crosby made nine saves for the shutout and Kayleigh Allen also stopped nine shots guarding the the E-K (2-3-1) goal.
LISBON 4 - NORWOOD-NORFOLK 0
The Golden Knight scored all four goals off pretty passing plays while the defense and sophomore goalie Gracie Smith turned back several dangerous threats by a fast and physical N-N squad in the second half. Smith was cited for making great decisions in heavy traffic by her coaches and made two leaping deflections on well struck corner kicks.
Junior Emily Jordan scored two goals in the first half and freshmen Leah Warren and Ava Murphy scored in the second half for the Knights. Leah Warren set up Emily Jordan's first goal and another freshman Rachel LaRock set up Jordan's second tally out of the midfield.
Warren scored an unassisted goal midway in the second half barging past a defender and burying a point blank shot past goaltender Shelby Vallance who posted 14 saves.
Ava Murphy closed out the scoring with 9:12 to play off a well-timed through pass from Jordan.
"Rachelle LaRock stepped into the center mid position and really dominated. She sees the field well and made great transition plays to feed the offense. Defensively our group did a nice job of shutting down a quick NN team, allowing them to penetrate deep only a few times," said Lisbon Coach Tim Richards.
"It was nice to see some of the younger players contribute to the offense. Ava Murphy, Rachelle LaRock and Leah Warren are all nin graders. Grace Smith made a couple of aggressive saves to preserve the shutout."
The Knights will start a three-game week meeting Hermon-DeKalb today and will face Heuvelton on Thursday.
ST. REGIS FALLS 1, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0 (OT)
St. Regis Falls prevailed on the strength of Jenna LaBar;s goal at 1:45 of the first overtime, whicj assisted by Kaitlyn Arcadi. Caydence Rondeau stopped eight shots in the shutout and Kalissa Young made three saves for the Larries (2-7-1).
MASSENA GIRLS 6, SALMON RIVER 1
Libby Rogers scored three goals for the Raiders who also received an own goal in building a 4-0 lead. Laylah Bingham added a goal and an assist and Brooke Terry also scored for Massena who moved to 6-2. Jeanelle Burk and Hailey Armstrong added assists and Salmon River received its lone goal from Myranda Collette off a Makhia Snyder assist. Sabella Cromie collected four saves for Massena. Mia Leroux finished with 16 saves for the Shamrocks.
MASSENA BOYS 2 - SALMON RIVER 0
Massena’s Connor Terry scored unassisted in the first half, then assisted on a goal in the second half by Tyler Smutz. The 2-6-0 Red Raiders were backstopped in the shutout by Jacob Bressard who made 12 saves. John Miller stopped 10 shots in goal for Salmon River (4-6).