Lisbon Caps 16-0 Regular Season In Senior Day Win
BY DAVE SHEA
LISBON - Karter Jordan, the lone senior on Lisbon Central's NAC West Boys Soccer Championship team, scored three goals as the Golden Knights blanked Gouverneur 10-0 in a rain-soaked regular season finale for both teams at Bruce Richardson Field.
With the win the Golden Knights achieved a perfect 16-0 regular season led by Jordan's stabilizing presence and offensive and defensive presence in the midfield.
"Karter is definitely our senior leader. He leads quietly and he leads by example," said Lisbon Coach Diky Marcellus who was part of the Bruce Richardson coached 20-0-1 team in 1996 which won 20 straight games before tying Chazy which advanced past in the Knights in the state tournament via a shootout.
"Karter has played great all year long." added Coach Marcellus.
The Golden Knights will draw a bye into the Section 10 Class D quarter-finals and Gouverneur finished at 0-16. Playing as an independent team Gouverneur does not participate in the Section 10 Tournament.
In other NAC Boys Soccer action on the day Edwards-Knox downed Heuvelton 2-1 on the turf at Potsdam High School, Parishville-Hopkinton and Colton-Pierrepont played to a 0-0 double overtime tie and Salmon River blanked Massena 2-0 in a nonleague match of Central Division opponents.
Lisbon 10 - Gouverneur 0: Storm Walker scored the first two goals of the game off assists from Jack LaRock and Miles Gendebien and Karter Jordan came through with the next two goals, one unassisted and one off an assist from Chase Jacobs.
Alex Vessell delivered the next two goals off assists from Jacobs and Tyler Gravlin and Jacobs connected from Gendebien.
Karter Jordan completed his hat trick off a Jayden Carr assist and Rowen Rishe and Gendebien closed out the scoring off assists from Jack LaRock and Cody Claxton.
Hayden LaRock handled three shots for a shutout.
E-K 2 - Heuvelton 1: The Cougars (4-8-0, 7-9-0) built a 2-0 lead against the Bulldogs (1-11-0, 3-13-0) in a driving rainstorm at Potsdam High School. Thorne VanBrocklin scored from Jared Lottie for E-K in the first half and Tyler Scott connected from Mason White in the second half.
Dustin Dodd tallied Heuvelton's goal on a penalty kick.
Cooper Mackay of E-K and Heuvelton's Jed Crayford each made seven saves on the day.
"It was wasn't the outcome we wanted but was a fun game. Now we go on to the playoffs," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durrant.
"I feel good about this team. We have been in a lot of close games and we just to finish better. The Class D games are going to be close. It should be a lot of fun."
P-H 0 - C-P 0: A well-played 100-minute draw gave P-H (11-1-2 24 points, 12-2-1) the point needed to secure sole control of the NAC East title over 11-2-1 Madrid-Waddington. Aiden Knight stopped eight shots in the C-P goal and Caleb Knowles finished with three saves for P-H.
"We played a very strong defensive game against a very good offensive team. Aiden Knight had an outstanding day in goal for us. It was well played game and both teams had their chances," said C-P: Coach Bill Reed.
P-H Coach Mike Costanza cited C-P (8-5-1, 10-5-1) for a strong defensive effort and his team for winning the NAC East title.
"It was a good game by both teams. We had more chances and their goalie made some outstanding saves. We had a great season to win the division. We knew that there was a lot of talent coming in and the guys came through all season," said Coach Costanza.
Salmon River 2 - Massena 0: Jared Showen and Khyler Johnson scored in the second half off assists from Zach Durrant and Stone Chubb as SR won its regular season finale where Ethan Moulton and John Miller combined on a six-save shutout. Dalton Harrick made 10 saves for Massena.
"It has been a tremendous season for our program. We are excited to be hosting the Class B semifinal in our stadium next Wednesday. It was one of our goals this season. Hopefully, bigger and better things are on the horizon," said Salmon River Coach Tim Cook after his team finished a 10-6 overall as the second Class B seed in the Section 10 Tournament.