Knights Gear Up For Heuvelton Matches; MCS, N-N Tie 4-4
BY DAVE SHEA
Lisbon Central Soccer produced matching mud-splattered shutouts over Harrisville on Monday to gather momentum for duels against archrival Heuvelton on Tuesday.
In Boys Soccer the Golden Knights blanked Harrisville 3-0 to start of week which includes four games. The Knights (5-0) will visit 3-0-2 Heuvelton today.
In Girls Soccer the Lady Knights (3-2-0) rebounded from losses to Hammond and Hermon-DeKalb to gain a 2-0 win over Harrisville (1-4-0). The Lisbon Girls will host Heuvelton on Tuesday.
In one other NAC West Girls game Morristown (2-2-2) and Norwood-Norfolk (1-2-1) played to a free-wheeling 4-4 tie on a rain-slicked field.
In NAC East Boys action streaking Colton-Pierrepont (6-2-0) downed St. Regis Falls 7-0 for its sixth straight win and Norwood-Norfolk gained a 3-0 mark with a 1-0 win over St. Lawrence Central. The C-P Girls rolled to 7-1-0 in a 3-0 victory over St. Regis Falls.
LISBON GIRLS 2 - HARRISVILLE 0
Emily Jordan used her speed and elusiveness to score a goal in each half. Her first came unassisted and the second came off a nice through pass by Julia Rishe. Grace Smith fielded five shots in the shutout while Meaghan Kackinson of the Pirates was called up to make several diving, sliding stops in a 24-save performance.
"Gabby Taylor, Julia Rishe and Jaylin Massia were able to control the play at midfield, with Rachel LaRock stepping up from her stopper position to help balance the defense and generate our attack," said Lisbon Coach Tim Richards.
"A real key to the win was the play of three players off the bench; Madisin Pryce, Olivia Lawton and Ava Bouchey which allowed the Lady Knights to substitute without missing a step. Leah Warren continued to supply potent attack skills, missing by inches on several strong shots."
LISBON BOYS 3 - HARRISVILLE 0
The Knights (5-0) struck for three second half goals to defend the division lead with Jack LaRock netting the break-through and winning goal on a 15 yard shot. Storm Walker netted the second goal which was set up by a Miles Gendebien cross. Chase Jacobs buried a hard shot from the 18 yardline to close out the scoring and Caleb Richardson made three saves in the shutout.
Kevin Pierce had 18 saves for Harrisville (1-4).
"We moved the ball really well in the second half and overall we played pretty well. But we have to finish better," said Lisbon Coach Diky Marcellus.
MORRISTOWN GIRLS 4 - NORWOOD-NORFOLK 4
KJ Bellmore scored with 10:45 remaining in the second half to tie an exciting scoring duel at Morristown which saw the two teams combine for four goals in a seven-minute span of the second half. Neither team scored in two overtimes.
Laurel Vinch scored two goals and assisted on a Maddy Gagnon tally and Carly Piercey gave the Rockets a 2-1 halftime lead off an assist from Kassidy Sullivan. Emma Wells scored twice for the Flyers and Keeley Ashley came through with one goal and one assist.
Emma Showers of Morristown and Shayna Vallance of N-N both finished with 10 saves.
"Field conditions weren’t the greatest but both teams really moved the ball well and produced a lot of scoring opportunities. We played with a little more energy today. Our midfield play was better. Laurell Vinch had a good game up front. Carly Piercey and Maddy Gagnon finally saw their shots go in the net and that’s important for them going forward," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"We lost track of Emma Wells a couple times and she made us pay for it. That’s what good players do. Despite 8 goals being scored in this game I thought Emma Showers and Shelby Vallance did a nice job in the nets as the conditions in the goalmouths weren’t good. We will try and build on this positive outing going forward. We have EK coming here tomorrow and they are always tough. I’m sure they will bring a lot of energy as it’s their first game of the year."
NORWOOD-NORFOLK BOYS 1, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0
Halfback Hayden Bullock buried a penalty kick with 6:24 for Norwood-Norfolk (3-0) which outshot St. Lawrence Central 20-5. Noah Dominy had the shutout.
COLTON-PIERREPONT BOYS 6, ST. REGIS FALLS 0
Seven different Colts contributed to the scoring. Declan Johnson tallied two goals and Ollie Johnson, Aiden Hoose and Theo Hughes each contributed a goal and an assist. Nate Lemieux also scored, Cody Francis dished out two assists and Mike Swartzfigure figured in one setup. Harlee Besio handled two saves for the shutout for the 6-2 Colts who won their sixth straight game. Derek Provost finished with 15 saves for St. Regis Falls.
COLTON-PIERREPONT GIRLS 3 - ST. REGIS FALLS 0
The 7-1-0 Lady Colts showed some nice passing sequences in scoring three times in the second half to maintain the East Division lead. Kaitlyn Houston scored unassisted, Alexus Cuthbert connected from Maura Richards and Morgan Cole and Skyler Thomann scored from Kaitlyn Houston and Kiana Hogle
Morgan LaMora stopped four shots for the shutout and Caydence Rondeau handled 12 shots for St. Regis.