Heuvelton Takes 2-0 Mark To H-D; Lisbon Wins Debut
BY DAVE SHEA
HEUVELTON - Heuvelton Central noted its Boys Soccer Senior Day with an emotional 1-0 victory over Harrisville at Coach Stephanie Putney Field on Wednesday on Jordan Sawyer's goal with just 3:01 left in regulations.
Coach Bruce Durant enjoyed the victory immensely which gave the Bulldogs' 2-0 start but noted that his players would need to put their emotions under control because they travel to 1-0 Hermon-DeKalb today (Thursday).
"We got a nice today. Anytime you get a win over a Rick Bearor coached team you should be very happy. He is a great coach and he put his team in good defensive positions," said Coach Durant who honored Dustin Dodd, Hayden Knauf, Josh Wrobel, Drew Demers, Jordan Sawyer, Matt Basford and Braeden Free at the Senior Day recognition.
"We passed the ball around too much in the first half and we just couldn't move it up the middle. In the second half I told the guys to cross or shoot the ball whenever they could and Jordan Sawyer scored on a great shot. Now we have to be ready for a really tough game at Hermon-DeKalb"
In other NAC West action Lisbon opened the defense of it division title with a 3-1 win over Morristown while Madrid-Waddington downed Brushton-Moira 5-1 for a 2-0 start in the NAC East. Other East wins went to Parishville-Hopkinton and Colton-Pierrepont. In one Central game Malone defeated Gouverneur.
HEUVELTON 2 - HARRISVILLE 0
Jordan Sawyer scored the lone goal in a scramble controlling a deflected throw-in and sending the ball from the right wing to the far corner of the net over goalie Nick Pierce.
Harrisville generated a definite threat in the closing seconds where Dustin Dodd blocked a hard shot and the Bulldogs cleared the ball as time expired.
"Drew Demers really did a nice job in the midfield today and our halfbacks controlled the middle of the field. Cole Rickett was outstanding on defense again, he roams all over field but he plays smart all of the time." said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durant.
Jed Crayford posted a 2-0 save shutout for Heuvelton and Pierce handled six shots for Harrisville.
LISBON 3 - MORRISTOWN 1
Tegan Jordan scored from Miles Gendebien as the 1-0 Golden Knights denied 1-1 Morristown's bid for an opportunistic comeback bid in the second half.
"We controlled the game and had a lot of chances but we just didn't finish. Morristown scored on a nice shot but we answered," said Lisbon Central Coach Dikky Marcellus.
"I was happy with the way we moved the ball."
Issac LaRock and Chase Jacobs scored unassisted goals to give Lisbon a 2-0 halftime lead and Tristan Simmons converted from Wyatt Sullivan to cut the margin to 2-1. Tegan Jordan connected from Miles Gendebien as the Knights secured the issue and Matt Robinson made one save.
"We stayed with them pretty well for 30 minutes but playing one day after an overtime win over Hammond is really tough with only 12 players. We want to run hard all of the time and I think we lost our legs a little. They are a good team and they took control," said Morristown Coach Glenn Colby.
"We just have to keep working and get ready to play Harrisville on Tuesday."
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON 5, CHATEAUGAY 0
Caleb Knowles stopped two shots as PH blanked Bulldogs (0-2) . Avery Zenger scored twice for the Panthers (2-0) and Peyton Snell, Brandon Wilkes and Stuart Ayers added goals.
COLTON-PIERREPONT 1, ST. LAWRENCE 0
Teddy Farns scored on a penalty kick in the 78th minute to send the Colts past St. Lawrence Central (0-2). Harlee Besio made one save for Colton-Pierrepont (1-1).
MALONE 12, GOUVERNEUR 2
Trent King scored three goals to lead the Huskies (1-1) past Gouverneur (0-2). Ryan Johnston scored two goals with two assists for Malone. Hans Schumacher added two goals with an assist and Ben Monette also scored two goals for Malone.
Tyler Snell, Jacob Lewis and Evan Miller also netted Huskie goals and
Kyle Gaumes and Ethan Fitzgerald scored for the Wildcats.