Heuvelton, H-D Tally Break-Through Wins
Heuvelton gained its first NAC West win of the season trimming Edwards-Knox 3-2 while Hermon-DeKalb staged a comeback 3-2 win over Hammond and Harrisville stayed one game back of unbeaten Lisbon by turning back Morristown 1-0 on Wednesday's NAC Boys Soccer action.
In NAC East action Madrid-Waddington blanked St. Regis Falls 6-0, Brushton-Moira nipped St. Lawrence Central 1-0 in overtime and Chateaugay downed Parishville-Hopkinton 2-0.
In Central Division actiion Salmon River outscored Canton 5-2 and Malone gained a 7-4 nonleague win over Seton Catholic.
Harrisville 1 - Morristown 0: In a game where both teams struggled to convert close range chances Nolan Parrow produced the only goal 1:11 into the game when he tucked a 30-yard shot into the upper corner of the net.
"It was just an amazing shot I don't know if he could do it again," said Harrisville Coach Rick Bearor on the tally which was assisted by Jeremiah Johnson.
"It was a good win in a tough game. She (Morristo
wn Coach Vanessa Ross) does a good job with that team. They play hard for her."
The Pirates exerted heavy pressure on the Morristown goal throughout the first half but were turned back by the Morristown backfield anchored by sweeper Cael Woodcock and goalie Kade Marshall who injured just before halftime,
"Cael has become an outstanding player and a true leader. He really controls the team back there," said Morristown Coach Vanessa Ross.
"We had our chances but couldn't put one. When Kade Marshall was hurt I had to move Cody Abar from the center of the field to goal. It could have been a different game if Kade Marshall was able to stay in the game and Cody (Abar) could have stayed in the midfield."
The two goalies combined on nine saves and Nate Woodward made seven saves for Harrisville including a brilliant diving stop to deflect a shot by Aaron Woodcock wide of the net and protect the 1-0 lead.
Tristan Simmons delivered two dangerous shots in the second half with the second coming from close range after the Rockets forced a turnover deep in Harrisville territory.
"We played well today but we got into playing kickball a few times. We are very tough in the back with Nate Schmitt and Adam Szlamcyski," said Coach Bearor of the Pirates who have lost only to Heuvelton in NAC West play.
H-D 3 - Hammond 2: The Green Demons engineered an offensive revival to rally from a 3-2 deficit and end a string of shutout losses. Peyton Hamilton threaded a shot through traffic to scored an unassisted game-winner with six minutes to play.
Hamilton also converted off Kevin Joj assist to start the Green Demons comeback from a 2-0 deficit created when Hammond's Cooper Bennett buried a penalty shot 8:15 into the game and Austin McCarty converted off a direct kick by Nate Jewett.
Joj buried a bicycle kick off a pass from Kyle O'Donnell to tie the score at 2-2.
Andrew Matthews stopped 16 shots to backstop the win and Lukas McxQueer made 13 saves for Hammond.
Heuvelton 3 - E-K 2: The Bulldogs gained their first NAC West win of the season and presented first year Coach Bruce Durant with his first division win.
"It just phenomenal to get that first division win. We have a young team and we are getting better and we have been getting great support from the school and the parents," said Coach Durrant.
"Dustin Dodd is doing a great job centralizing play in the center of the field. He deserves a lot of great credit for starting our transition plays."
Dodd provided the assist on a pass up the middle as Braeden Free opened the scoring. E-K pulled even on an unassisted goal by Avery Whitford. HCS regained the lead when Jordan Sawyer converted off a cross from Free and stretched the margin to 3-1 Sawyer controlled a deflection off a defender and broke in for a one-on-one opportunity with the E-K goalie.
Kale Harper revived the Cougar hopes scoring unassisted with 5:54 to play.
"The guys are all in and are working on their passing very hard," said Coach Durrant,
Jed Crayford backstopped the win with 12 saves and two E-K goalies combined on six stops.
C-P 3 - N-N 1: Logan Burns scored two goals, Tim Farnes scored once and Rob McMillan, Nate Lemieux and Andy Hoose provided assists for the Colts who opened a 3-0 lead. Jayden Grant scored the lone N-N goal.
Aiden Knight and Harlee Besio combined for four saves in the C-P goal and Luke Allen made 11 saves for N-N.
Chateaugay 2 - P-H 0: The Bulldogs handed the Panthers their first loss in the division after taking the lead on an own goal in the first half and scoring a goal from Jonah McDonald off a Jed McDonald assist in the second half.
"We are a very emotional team and we just broke down after allowing the own goal," said P-H Coach Mike Castanza.
"We just didn't take quality shots today. Too many times we just wailed on the ball."
Chris Richards stopped seven shots in the shutout and Caleb Knowles made nine shots for Chateaugay.
Salmon River 5, Canton 2: Clayton Jones scored twice and Kade Cook tallied a goal with an assist for the Shamrocks who scored three unanswered goals in the second half of a rematch of last year's Section 10 Class B Championship game. In a 2-2 halftime tie Colin Taylor scored from Justin Brabant and Andy Downs scored unassisted for Canton and Jared Showen and Raven Conners answered for SR. Gavin Cook Avery assisted on Showen's goal.
"We had circled this one on the calendar since last year. We want to be the team this year and know that Canton and Coach Caufield are always tough. Conner's goal really turned the game for us as he and his brother have added alot of energy lately," said Salmon River Coach Tim Cook.
Clayton Jones stepped up his game today as well. The corner kicks in the second half really highlighted one of our strengths especially Kade's goal. Very proud of our team tonight."
John Miller made nine saves for Salmon River and Andrew Franklin and Christopher Downs Jr. combined on 10 stops for Canton.