Lisbon, Bulldogs Stay Unbeaten; Harrisville's Bearor Gets Record Win
BY DAVE SHEA
Lisbon and Heuvelton stayed unbeaten heading into the latest meeting of their historic rivalry and Harrisville Coach Rick Bears gained his historic 407 career win to set the all-time Section 10 record in Friday's NAC West Boys Soccer action.
Lisbon climbed to 3-0 edging 2-1-1 Hermon-DeKalb 3-2, Heuvelton upped its record to 3-0-2 by outscoring Morristown (2-3) and Harrisville (1-3-0) earned Coach Bearor his landmark win in a 3-0 victory at Hammond (0-4).
In NAC East action Colton-Pierrepont (4-2) recorded a fourth straight win blanking St. Regis Falls 5-0 and Chateaugay gained its first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Brushton-Moira.
HARRISVILLE 3 - HAMMOND 0
Degan Carr, Aiden Benzel and Nate Schmitt scored first half goals as Harrisville gained its first win of the season in presenting Coach Rick Bearor with his 407th career win which moved him past the late Roger Dusharm who amassed 406 wins at Canton.
Nick Pierce made seven saves in the shutout and Lukas McQueer made 11 saves for Hammond in its Senior Game where he was honored along with fellow seniors Brandon LaRock, Logan Tate, Austin McCarty, Zach Richard and Matthew Hodgdon.
Seeing his young Pirate squad break through for its first win was just as important to Coach Bearor as the Section 10 record.
"I am so happy for this team. We are young and the guys have been in every game. We are coming along," said Bearor.
"Now everyone can stop talking about the record and talk about other things."
Bearor wanted to talk about Roger Dusharm who was his role model as a an athlete at Edwards Central and his role model throughout his coaching career at Harrisville. Both coaches are members of the New York State Soccer Hall of Fame.
"As far as I am concerned there is only Babe Ruth and there is only one Roger Dusharm. The fact that we both came from Edwards is remarkable and makes me very proud," said Bearor.
"And when I played soccer at Edwards my coach was Evan Harper who went to become the all-time winningest coach in girls soccer in Section 10 at Parishville-Hopkinton. The little town of Edwards has been part of a lot of great things."
Harper's total at P-H is still growing and he is a member of the New York State Girls Soccer Hall of Fame.
LISBON 3 - HERMON-DEKALB 2
The Golden Knights erased deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 and secured the win on goals by Tyler Gravlin and Storm Walker 29 seconds apart with 11:42 and 11:13 remaining in the game. Gravlin tied the game by knocking home a direct kick by Jack LaRock and Walker converted from point blank range after a long run and well-placed cross by Miles Gendebien.
Walker also drove home a through pass from Coop Davison into the net create a 1-1 halftime time.
Kevin Joj broke the tie with 18:55 remaining in the game on startling transition strike when Adam Lynch found Payton Hamilton breaking down the right wing. Hamilton carried the ball deep into the attack zone and threaded a pass to Joj who scored in heavy traffic in front of the Lisbon net.
"We struggled in the first half but I thought we played very well in the second half. Hermon-DeKalb was a good team, the quickest team we have played, with good athletes. They definitely tested us," said Lisbon Coach Dick Marcellus.
"We turned it around the second half and we had around 30 shots on goal."
H-D took a 1-0 lead eight minutes into the game when Randy Durham forced a turnover and scored an unassisted goal.
Lisbon's freshman keeper Caleb Richardson made three saves on the day and H-D's Andrew Matthews handled 10 shots.
"We played well today and we had a chance to win. It was a good game," said H-D Coach Marty Amo.
HEUVELTON 5 - MORRISTOWN 2
Heuvelton scored five straight goals after Seth Witherhead scored 1:31 into the game off a throw-in from Tristan Simmons.
Dustin Dodd sparked the run setting up goals by Chris Ashlaw and Andrew Demers for a 2-1 halftime lead. Matt Basford figured in the last three goals as the Bulldogs took a 5-1 lead.
He scored from Demers, set up Evan Felt and netted an unassisted goal.
Simmons closed out the scoring off an assist from Jarred Youngs.
"Morristown was a good team they scored first. But we passed the ball very well and had a lotr of nice through passes. Matt Basford is emerging as our leader up front and we have had seven different players score goals. It has really been a turn-around season and I am so proud of the guys," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durant.
"Adam Calton deserves a lot of credit in this win. He did a great job marking Triston Simmons who is really dangerous."
Jed Crayford made eight saves for Heuvelton. Kade Marshall made 14 saves on the Rockets (2-3-0) Senior Day game where he was honored along with Jonah Witherhead and Wyatt Sullivan.
"Our seniors have been very productive players and I just hope that we can all keep playing right through to baseball. Heuvelton has a very good team and they had 20 kids which they could throw at us," said Morristown Coach Glenn Colby.
"We ran well but with 12 it was tough to keep up with them the whole game. But we just have to work at keeping our energy up. And we will and keep playing hard."
COLTON-PIERREPONT 5, ST. REGIS FALLS 0
Ted Farns scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the 4-2 Colts.
Harlee Besio stopped two shots in the shutout.
In the first halfTed Farns unassisted. In the Cody Francisscored from Farns, Farns scored from Nathaniel Lemieux, Lachlan Johnson scored from Mike Swartfigure and Chris St. Andrews buried a penalty shot. The STF goalie finished with 16 saves.
C-P (4-2) hosts B-M Saturday at Swift Field at 2 pm.
CHATEAUGAY 2, BRUSHTON-MOIRA 1
Lucas Monette scored the game-winning goal with 16 minutes to play and assisted on a goal from Ethan Cook for Chateaugay (1-5). Justin Kennedy produced the lone for the Panthers (0-4).