Lisbon, H-D, Morristown Girls Play In Ties
The only NAC Girls Soccer games played on Tuesday saw Lisbon and Hermon-DeKalb play to a 4-4 NAC West tie and Morristown and St. Regis Falls play to a 2-2 interdivisional draw.
Morristown 2 - St. Regis Falls 2: The Green Rockets (4-9-2) scored two tying goals to ride the comeback route to a tie with the Saints (3-13-0). St. Regis took a 1-0 lead as Reiner Boyea scored off an assist from Masie Hastings and MCS answered with a Hailey Ward goal off an assist from Carley Piecey.
Kaitlin Arcadi scored from Emily Arcadi to give the Saints a 2-1 lead and Piercey answered for the Rockets off an assist from Emilee Gagnon. Emma Showers handled 13 shots for Morristown and St. Regis keeper Mikayla Brockway finished with nine stops.
Morristown completes in NAC West season today (Wednesday) hosting Harrisville.
"We started out strong offensively but just couldn’t convert. Their keeper made some big saves early on. We haven’t played in eight days And it showed. Our defense was a little sluggish today and we had a costly turnover that led to their first goal," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"But we kept battling and put good pressure on their defense. Carly Piercey consistently put crosses on net that we have to start finishing. Hailey Ward played a great game. She did a great job running on to one and slid a nice shot past the keeper to get us even. We came out strong in second half and had two great opportunities to score but again their keeper made a couple of big saves. We got down a goal again and had to battle back. Emma Showers made big saves late to keep it at just a one-goal deficit. Emily Gagnon made a nice pass in the box to Carly Piercey and she put it off a defender and in. Having to battle back in both halves isn’t ideal but I’ll take it. We have a quick turnaround with a Harrisville coming in tomorrow (Wednesday) to close out our regular season."
Lisbon 4 - H-D 4: The host Green Demons (5-6-1, 6-9-1) and the Golden Knights (4-6-2, 7-7-2) combined on an offensive shootout in the second half after an Avy Murphy goal gave Lisbon a 1-0 halftime lead. Emily Jordan scored all three Lisbon goals unassisted after intermission and gave the Knights a 4-3 lead with 7:11 remaining in the game. H-D's Makenna Smith scored her second goal of the game to tie the score 1:02 later.
Hilary Jones set up a Smith goal and scored unassisted for H-D which pulled even at 1-1 when Kailey Hernandez scored from Jeanne Rayr.
Abby Flack stopped 18 shots in the Lisbon goal and Emery McQuade finished with 12 saves for H-D.
"It was so refreshing to to watch," said Lisbon Coach Taylor Abar about the scoring exchanges.
"We need to work on clearing the ball and containing. But overall we had a better performance especially offensively Now it is time to rest up and regroup for the playoffs."