Lisbon, Hammond, Harrisville, E-K Girls Greet Snow In Wins
BY DAVE SHEA
One month into fall, winter made its first appearance in the North Country with snow flurries accentuating 30-something temperatures.
The conditions proved to be detriment for the Hammond, Lisbon, Edwards-Knox and Harrisville Girls Soccer teams which recorded well-played NAC West victories. Over the NAC East Colton-Pierrepont and Chateaugay matched wins atop the division race and Parishville-Hopkinton posted a shutout win over Madrid-Waddington.
HAMMOND 6 - HERMON-DEKALB 1
Avery Kenyon delivered a three-goal hat trick as the undefeated Red Devils (5-0-0) continued to prosper behind outstanding complementary soccer. Hailey Cunningham scored twice and Sadey Sprabary buried a hard short for her first varsity goal.
"Solid defense allows the offense to get going. HD played a great game," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
Bri Grant netted the lone H-D (1-4-0) goal off an assist from Audri Tehonica.
Landree Kenyon posted a five-shot win in goal and Natalie Appel made two saves for H-D.
LISBON 2 - HEUVELTON 0
On a day when both goalies made outstanding saves while contending with slippery footing in the crease Grace Smith made 10 saves for her second shutout in two days and Emma LaFaver handled 15 chances for the Bulldogs (2-2-1).
The Knights (4-2-0) gained a rivalry game win to take over second place in the division and gather momentum for a very busy week where they host Edwards-Knox on Thursday, travel to Morristown on Saturday, visit E-K on Sunday and host Norwood-Norfolk on Monday.
Emily Jordan, who carried the lions share of the Knights' goal-scoring, showed the playmaking skills to match setting up Leah Warren for her first goal of the season in the first half. Warren connected from Julia Rishe in the second half and the Knights kept the Bulldogs off the board.
"We got another 2-0 win on sloppy fields. This was once again a team effort. Leah Warren finally broke into the scoring column with both goals, one in each half. The first was assisted by Emily Jordan who threaded a cross through heavy traffic to find Leah open on the far side. Leah's second goal came when Julia Rishe pushed a through ball up the field to find her in a one on one situation which she handled with a quick move and shot to find the back of the net," said Lisbon Coach Tim Richards.
"Offensively Claire Murphy stepped into her own today making several great passes which resulted in great scoring opportunities. Our defense really made the win possible. Oliva McLear, Lizza McLear, Mikaela Buckley, and Rachelle LaRock kept a good Heuvelton team at bay for much of the game with Grace Smith making several key saves late in both halves to preserve the shutout."
HARRISVILLE 2 - NORWOOD-NORFOLK 1
Harrisville (2-4-0) reversed a series of early-season one-goal losses led by one goal and one from Tori Moore. Moore scored unassisted in the first half and used a nice through ball to set up Logan Smith who broke a 1-1 tie created when Emma Wells scored from KJ Bellmor.
Meaghan Kackinson continued her athletic denial with 22 saves for the Pirates and N-N (1-3-1) keeper Shelby Vallance had 6 saves. The girls played a great game overall with solid play up the middle by Harlee Cook, Cadence Atkinson, Torie Moore and Evelyn Winters. We are a young team but find ways to get turnovers and capitalize. Proud of the way we fought in the snowy conditions," said Harrisville Coach Cody Borden.
EDWARDS-KNOX 1 - MORRISTOWN 0
Mary Ann Durham scored the only goal of the game, unassisted, as the Cougars won their belated season opener where Kayleigh Allen stopped two saves for a shutout. Emma Showers handled 11 saves for Morristown (2-3-2).
"We were flat for 80 minutes. We couldn’t get any offense going. Lucy Frary and Hailey Matthews controlled the middle of the field. They really move the ball well. Emma Showers continues to keep us alive with her play in the goal," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"At some point others are going to have to step up and contribute consistently. We have a couple days off to get ready for Lisbon on Saturday."
COLTON-PIERREPONT 7 - TUPPER LAKE 1
Kaitlyn Houston scored a natural hat trick in the first half off assists Jaelkeigh Jacot, Kiana Hogle, Maila Hogle for C-P (8-1-0) and Alexus Cuthbert after Landree Chamberlain opened the scoring, unassisted, in the fifth minute.
In the second half the scoring came from: Kiana Hogle from Morgan Cole and Kaitlyn Houston Isabelle Vaccaro unassisted and Skyler Thomann unassisted. London Tyo scored unassisted in the 70th minute and the game was called a minute later to due to a snow storm.
Kendall LaMora made 6 saves for C-P and 0-4-2 Tupper Lake's Gillis finished with 12 saves.
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON 3 - MADRID-WADDINGTON 0
The Panthers (3-1-1) as Farnsworth handled three shots and xxxx Bond added one save in the shutout. Kylie Kirk scored twice and Kelly Bloom delivered one goal and one assist for the Panthers and Snell and Farnsworth added assists.
Alaina Armstrong collected nine saves in goals for M-W (2-4-0).
CHATEAUGAY 6 - ST. REGIS FALLS 1
Liv Cook reeled off a natural hat trick after Ali Johnston opened the scoring for Chateaugay 6-1-1. Johnston also went on to score three times both snipers also set up goals. Cammie Champagne, Kylee Peterson, Avery Tam and Grace Jarvis also picked up assists for the Bulldogs.
"We came out of the gates strong today. Our offense clicked and we were able to score goals early. We passed very well and finished our chances. I was really happy with how unselfish we were as the game moved on. Everyone got to play valuable minutes and we were able to love people around to different spots. I think the kids had fun playing in the snow. Ali and Liv were able to put the ball in the net early and continued look for teammates throughout," said Chateaugay Coach Jason LaPlante.
Emma Staples stopped two shots allowing only a St. Regis (0-6-1) goal by Emily Arcadi from Kennedy Richardson.