Hammond, H-D, E-K Girls Score Soccer Wins
Updated: Sep 30, 2019
Hammond stayed undefeated blanking Brushton-Moira 3-0 in a match of NAC West and East Girls Soccer leaders and Hermon-DeKalb outscored Madrid-Waddington in another interdivisional game on Saturday morning as light showers and sunshine intermingled.
In one NAC West game Edwards-Knox continued to show signs of a midseason maturity posting a 2-0 victory over Lisbon gaining its second straight shutout win and third win in a row..
In one NAC East game St. Lawrence Central downed St. Regis Falls 3-0 and Indian River edged Massena 3=2 in a nonleague game.
Hammond 3 - B-M 0: Hailee Manning continued to produce timely goals for number nine Class D state-ranked Hammond (8-1) which took a 2-0 lead with goals at the 25:24 and 21:52 mark of the first half. Manning converted off an assist from Avery Kenyon who delivered dangerous services on net throughout the game.
"Hailee Manning has done a nice job for us. It is always important in soccer to score first," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
Kelsey Bennett tallied an unassisted goal for a 2-0 and produced the lone goal of the second half on a direct kick.
"We played pretty well in the first half but Hammond just dominated us in the second half," said B-M Coach Chuck Phippen.
"We had a couple of starters out because of a wedding today but Hammond is just a phenomenal team. They are so fast and they have elite strikers," said B-M Coach Chuck Phippen.
"My goalie (Natalie Palmer) did a good job today.
Natalie Palmer made 13 saves for B-M (8-2-0) and Alyvia Crosby handled four shots in the shutout supported by an constrictive and active defensive unit anchored by sweeper Zoey Cunningham. The Devils' rear guard consistently turned back B-M advances and turned the ball upfield to start the offense.
"Zoey (Cunningham) stepped in and got her feet wet back there as a freshman. She does a nice job and today we did what we do. They (Brushton-Moira) are a good team."
Morristown 2 - St. Regis 1: In contest where all the scoring took place in the second half the host Green Rockets took a 2-0 lead on goals by Hailee Ward and Laurell Vinch and then held off a tenacious St. Regis Falls combeback attempt.
Kaitlyn Arcadi scored the lone St. Regis Falls goal.
"We started out pretty good. We got the ball outside a lot but didn’t get a lot of play in the middle. We had a couple of good scoring chances but couldn’t finish. And St Regis came at us. Kaitlyn Arcadi rocketed a dangerous shot off of the cross bar," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
" We made an adjustment to our formation at halftime. And it payed off. Laurell Vinch controlled a ball at midfield and sent a nice pass to Carly Piercey down the wing and Carly was able to send a cross in to the box where Hailey Ward ran into and put the back of net. Carly again got a good pass from Mia Johnson, crossed it and Laurell Vinch was there to control a rebound and put it in. We talked a lot about crashing the net in practice and it was nice to get a couple goals that way. Laurell and Karissa Donnelly had some good runs up front together."
Kaitlyn Arcadi cut the difference to 2-1 with a break-away goal for St. Regis Falls.
Emile Gagnon stopped six shots for Morristown Caydence Rondeau handled eight saves for St. Regis Falls.
"Our younger players are starting to really come on and our midfield played well again. We got a little relaxed in the last 10 minutes and Acardi got behind our defense and scored and that can’t happen. I credit St Regis because they never quit. It’s nice to get a win. Now we have to get ready for Hammond on Monday," said Coach Showers.
H-D 3 - M-W 2: Hilary Jones converted off a nice cross from MaKenna Smith in the 29th minute of the second half as H-D broke a 2-2 tie and effectively defended the lead and finished with a 23-19 margin in shots at goal.
Cassidy Hargrave opened the scoring for M-W unassisted in the 10th minute of the game but the Demons answered with two goals by Smith who netted penalty shot at 5:15 into the second period and a direct kick at 23:38.
Jaelynn Upstrom provided M-W which a quick answer tying the score two minutes later with an unassisted goal.
Emery McQuade stopped 16 shots to backstop the win and Emma Martin handled 11 saves for M-W.
E-K 2 - Lisbon 0: Lucy Frary netted her only shot of the game giving E-K 1-0 halftime lead on a shot from the top of the box. Abby Hart, who took nine shots from scrimmage, tallied an insurance goal in the second half on a penalty shot.
"We were a second half team once again but we are just having trouble scoring. Abby Hart had a very nice game for them, She is a fine soccer player," said Lisbon Coach Taylor Abar.
"We moved Eliza McLear up to outside halfback today and she did a nice job today playing all out and giving us a spark on offense. Rachel LaRock also stepped it up in the second half to help get us going better."
Abby Flack handled 16 shots for Lisbon which plays Heuvelton Monday and Makayla Meilleur finished with 10 stops for E-K..