Lisbon, Hammond Boys Ride Scoring Bursts To Win
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Lisbon climbed to 2-0 in the NAC West Division, Hammond won its league opener and Hermon-DeKalb registered a high-scoring nonleague win in Monday's Boys Soccer action.
The Golden Knights, Red Devils and Green Demons all used strong offensive efforts to gain win over neighboring rivals.
In one NAC West Girls game Edwards-Knox and Harrisville played to a scoreless tie.
Hammond 4 - Morristown 2: The Red Devils' bench produced a big scoring spark as Brent Raymond and Brandon LaRock each delivered a goal and an assist for the Red Devils who built a 4-1 lead.
"We don't have a big bench but who we have guys who can come in and give us a lift. Brandon LaRock usually stays in the midfield but he worked his way up front tonight," said Hammond Coach Kevin Toland.
"After we played Indian River we have really played aggressively and we have worked very hard in practice in at pressuring passes. And we did that well tonight. And Lucas McQueer stopped a penalty shot at 5:03 in the first half which kept our momentum going."
The Devils opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the first half as Austin McCarty connected from Nate Jewett and Morristown answered two minutes later as Hector Hernandez tallied from Cael Woodcock.
The Devils took a 2-1 halftime lead as Randy Durham scored from Brent Raymond and scored the first two goals in the second half. LaRock scored from Durham and Raymond connected for LaRock.
The Rockets closed out the scoring as Tristan Simmons converted off an assist from Hernandez. Lukas McQueer of Hammond and Kade Marshall of Morristown both made six saves in the contest.
Lisbon 6 - Heuvelton 1: Teaghan Jordan scored a natural hat trick with three unassisted goals to close out the scoring of the game where the Golden Knights scored five unanswered goals in the second half.
"Lisbon is an outstanding team but we hung with them for as long as we could. They moved the ball well and we just got tired and they took over," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durant.
"Karter and Teaghan Jordan are outstanding players for them. Jed Crayford faced a lot of shots in goal today for us and made some great saves. We are a young team and we have to work on our positioning."
Karter Jordan scored three minutes into the second half to break a 1-1 tie created when Rown Rishe opened the scoring for Lisbon unassisted and Matt Basford answered for Heuvelton off an assist from Jordan Sawyer. Miles Gendebien gave Lisbon a 3-1 lead as a prelude to Teaghan Jordan's three-goal burst.
Hayden McBath posted the goaltending win for Lisbon.
H-D 5 - Gouverneur 3: Sophomore Kevin Joi scored three goals and assisted on the first of two goals by Art Carr for the Green Demons who opened a 5-0 lead to back goaltender Andrew Matthews who stopped a penalty shot in the first half. Jayden Carrow and Peyton Hamilton both assisted on H-D goal and Ethan Fitzgerald drew two assists for Gouverneur which received goals from Logan Maloney, Garrett LeClair and Jorge Navarette.
Matthews finished with nine saves for H-D and Sully Rumble made seven saves for Gouverneur.
E-K 0 - Harrisville 0: Makyala Meilleur and Alicia Matthews 17-2 Makayla Meilleur & Alicia Mathews split time in the net for E-K which generated a 17-2 advantage in shots on goal. "We just couldn’t find the back of the net and Harrisville played well on defense," said E-K Coach Patty Taylor.