Lisbon Booters Gear Up For Unbeaten West Soccer Foes
Updated: Sep 18, 2019
Heading toward matchups with unbeaten NAC West Soccer opponents the Lisbon Central Soccer coaches said alot with a few words after scoring division wins on Monday.
The Lisbon Girls (2-1-0 West) used two second half goals to down Harrisville (0-3-1) 2-0 and will visit high-scoring while the Lisbon Boys blanked Edwards-Knox 5-0 to climb to 3-0 in the division heading toward a game at 3-0 Harrisville today.
"We have been a second half team so far this but we have to play two strong halves against Hammond. The are an outstanding team," said Lisbon Coach Taylor Abar.
"Harrisville is going to be a very strong opponent. If we move the ball and score we will be fine. If we don't we will be in trouble," said Lisbon Boys Soccer Coach Diky Marcellus.
In other NAC West Girls Games on Monday Hermon-DeKalb climbed to 2-0 under first year coach Erin Green with a 2-1 win over Heuvelton and Edwards-Knox outscored Morristown 3-2.
In one other Boys Soccer game Malone downed Heuvelton 5-1 in nonelague action
In NAC East Girls Soccer action Madrid-Waddington and Tupper Lake played to a 0-0 overtime tie, Chateaugay downed St. Regis Falls 3-1, Norwood-Norfolk nipped Parishville-Hopkinton 1-0 and Brushton-Moira blanked Colton-Pierrepont 3-0.
Lisbon 5 - E-K 0: Griffin Walker scored three goals with two in the first half to spark the Knights who pulled away a 2-0 halftime lead. Walker scored his first goal with a chip shot over the goalie, and outran the defense to score off a diagonal passes from Jack LaRock and Karter Jordan on his second and third goals.
Chase Jacobs and Jack LaRock added unassisted tallies for the Knights and Hayden McBath posted a three-way shutout. Will MacKay stopped seven shots in the E-K crease.
"Griff finally broke out tonight and scored some nice goals." said Coach Marcellus.
Malone 5 - Heuvelton 1: The Bulldogs (1-4) dropped their second nonleague game to a Division I opponent in three days in a trip to Malone (3-3). Hans Schumacher scored three goals for the Huskies and Trent King and Tyler Snell netted single tallies. Matt Basford scored the lone Heuvelton goal unassisted and Jed Crayford stopped 19 shots in the Bulldog goal. Zach Barkman had two saves to Malone.
Lisbon 2 - Harrisville 0: Emily Jordan assisted Callee Wood to the eventual winning goal early in the second half and scored late in the game from MiKayla Hyde as the Knights (2-1-0 West, 4-1) posted their second straight division win.
Abby Flack handled nine shutouts in the shutout.
"They played a lot of longball and in the second half we did a better job of stepping up to meet ball.," said Lisbon Coach Taylor Abar.
"Eliza McLear and Rachel LaRock played very aggressively in our defense in the second half and Emily Jordan and Callee Wood stepped up to score those goals in the second half.
H-D 2 - Heuvelton 1: An own goal gave the Green Demons the victory and a 2-0 start to league play. The Demons opened the scoring five minutes before the half as MaKenna Smith scored on a long shot from Kailey Hernandez and Heuvelton answered nine minutes into the
second half when Bella Doyle scored inside the 18 yardline.
The Demons regained the lead one minute later on an own goal in a scramble after a direct kick. Emery McQuade stopped nine shots for H-D and Rayna Cameron (4) and Lara Martin (2) combined for six Heuvelton saves.
E-K 3 - Morristown 2: Abby Hart opened the scoring for E-K from Kanika Johnson and gave the Cougars 3-1 halftime lead converting from Lucy Frary. Rylee Typhair gave the E-K a 2-0 lead 18:19 before the half and Laurell Vinch revived the Rockets' hopes scoring from Ellie Gagner.
Morristown's Carly Piercey scored the only goal of the second half unassisted.
"We had a tough time finding any energy in the first half. And Edwards-Knox took it right at us. We didn’t give our goalie any help and We let Abby Hart rome freely in the middle and she made us pay for it. We only had one offensive rush in the first half and Laurell Vinch finished off a nice pass from Ellie Gagner," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"In the second half we found a little life. Carly Piercey got free a couple times and was able to put one away and bring us to within a goal. But just couldn’t find the equalizer. We had to move a couple kids around because of injury. Hailey Ward started at fullback today and had a great game."