Hammond, Lisbon, Heuvelton, Gouverneur Girls Win
BY DAVE SHEA
Hammond overcame a staunch Senior Day effort by Morristown in overtime while Lisbon also climbed to 2-0 and 2-1 Heuvelton also posted its second straight win in Friday's NAC West Girls Soccer action.
Hammond prevailed 2-1, Lisbon blanked Norwood-Norfolk 3-0 and Heuvelton shaded Hermon-DeKalb 2-1. In NAC action Colton-Pierrepont turned back Madrid-Waddington to earn a 3-0 start, Chateaugay shaded St. Lawrence Central 2-1 and Parishville-Hopkinton dropped St. Regis Falls 3-0.
In a match of NAC Central contenders Gouverneur edged Potsdam 1-0.
Morristown took the opportunity to honor its seniors after the game to make sure they got the recognition in the face of the uncertainity in the shadow of COVID 19.
"After the game we were able to honor our 4 seniors Rylie Showers, Kassidy Sullivan, Hailey Ward and Alexis Bice. Not knowing what could happen we wanted to make sure they got there recognition," said MCS Coach Chris Showers.
HAMMOND 2, MORRISTOWN 1 (OT)
Avery Kenyon buried a shot on a run down the middle of the field to net the winning goal with just 2:49 remaining in overtime. Kenyon also set up Hannah Belknap with 12 minutes remaining in the first half.
Emilee O'Donnell pulled the Rockets even with 14:47 remaining in regulation off an assist from Karissa O'Donnell and received an outstanding 23-save effort by Emma Showers. Landree Kenyon made two saves in her first start in goal.
"Coming into the game I didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t play well against Lisbon on Wednesday and yesterday we didn’t practice well. I hoped that with Hammond coming in we would “rise up” for the challenge. It’s no secret what they bring to the table. They’re going to come at you for 80 minutes," said Coach Showers.
"I thought our defense really did a good job. Getting Kaley Dulmage back today was a huge life. She brings a little toughness and we need that. Hailey Ward and Rylie Showers did a good job trying to keep Avery Kenyon outside. She is so tough out there. And Nora Pease really orchestrates everything they do from the back."
Coach Showers credited the relentless efforts of the Red Devils under the direction of Coach Shawn Dack setting the intensity level for Hammond which undefeated in the NAC West last season and reached the New York State Class D semi-finals.
"I thought they controlled the game but Emma Showers had an outstanding performance in net. She kept us alive. That’s what we need from her. We were starting to string some passes together late. I told the girls at halftime to keep doing what you are doing we are going to get one. Karissa Donnelly was able to control a ball on the wing and make a nice thru pass to Emile O'Donnell and she was able to beat their keeper to bring us even. In the overtime we really couldn’t get much going and Avery Kenyon was able to punch one in. But I like the effort we gave. It showed we have a little fight in us. And going forward that’s important.
We have to travel to Harrisville Monday and that’s always a tough trip," said Coach Showers.
"Also it is no secret that Coach Dack is getting ready to retire. I have the upmost respect for him and his dedication to Hammond and what he and his programs have done for Section 10 athletics. I’ll definitely miss him on the sidelines."
LISBON 3, NORWOOD-NORFOLK 0
Emily Jordan delivered a game-winning goal for a second straight game for the Knights and added two more a hat trick for Lisbon under the direction of Coaches Tim Richards and Courtney Lebeau.Grace Smith made nine saves to post a second straight shutout.
"Another great win for the Lisbon Lady Knights. Emily Jordan lead our team with a hat trick. Two in which wouldn’t have happened without great assists from our wings (Leah Warren and Ava Murphy). Who both had multiple scoring opportunities themselves," said Coach Lebeau. "Our goalie Grace Smith played with aggression and has made amazing improvements since the beginning of the year, leading to her 2nd shut out in as many games. Effort and production from all 16 girls contributed to this win."
HEUVELTON 2 - HERMON-DEKALB 1
Bella Doyle broke a 1-1 tie in the 24th minute as the Bulldogs climbed 2-1 and showing improvement for Coach Gus Burns.
"We are a work in progress and we have no injuries," said Coach Burns.
Katie Cunningham gave Heuvelton a 1-0 lead scoring off an assist from Molly Williams in the sixth minute and Audri Tehonica answered two minutes later off an assist from Hannah Gollinger for H-D which suffered its third one-goal loss of the young season.
Emily LaFaver stopped two shots posting the goaltending win.
COLTON-PIERREPONT 1, MADRID-WADDINGTON 0
Abeni Payne scored unassisted in the 58th minute as the Colts noted a 3-0 start .Kendall LaMora made two saves for the shutout and Alaina Armstrong made 12 saves for Madrid-Waddington (1-2).
"We are off to a great start and we have plenty of room for growth which is the exciting part," said M-W Coach Craig Bogart.
GOUVERNEUR 1 - POTSDAM 0
GOUVERNEUR — Laney Smith scored in the third minute of overtime as Gouverneur upped its Central mark to 3-0.It was the first game of the season for the Sandstoners.
Holly Barton made three saves for the Wildcats (3-0).
CHATEAUGAY 2, ST. LAWRENCE 1
Grace Jarvis scored the winning goal in the 65th minute from Emma Carlista to lift the Bulldogs (2-0-1) past a solid St. Lawrence Central effort. Cammi Champagne scored the first goal for Chateaugay from Ali Johnston. Brianna Foster scored for the Larries (1-2).
"Nice win today against a physical, well-coached St. Lawrence team. We had some really good moments and then some lulls in the game that we need to eliminate. I felt we had some really nice runs and chances today we didn’t capitalize on, but it’s early in the year and those chances will turn into goals," said Chateaugay Coach Jason LaPlante.
"We were solid in the back only giving up one shot. Jordyn Holbrook had a great game at stopper and Kaelyn Morgan continues to impress as a freshman. Chloe and Kylee were all over the field again tonight. I thought Emma Carlisto and Lexie Jarvis had nice minutes off the bench. We had players step up in the absence of our leading scoring Liv. Grace Jarvis’s game winner was a great shot. She showed lots of patience and finished. Cammi Champagne and Ali Johnston put constant pressure on their defense the entire game."
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON 3, ST. REGIS FALLS 0
Kelsey Farnsworth stopped five shots to send Parishville-Hopkinton past the Saints (0-1) in an East Division game at St. Regis Falls.
Kelly Bloom scored the first two goals for the Panthers (1-1-1) and Kaitlyn Kirk added another goal in the final minute.