Lisbon, Harrisville Deny Upset Bids; H-D, E-K Win
With the NAC West Division Boys Soccer title already secured by Lisbon, the top priority shifted to positioning for the Class D seeds for the Section 10 Tournament in Friday's games.
Lisbon, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb and Edwards-Knox all picked up hard-earned wins to boost their postseason status.
Lisbon (10-0 NAC, 12-0) and Harrisville (7-3-0 NAC, 9-4-1) both turned back spirited upset attempts in 1-0 victories.
Lisbon overcame 27 saves by Hammond (4-6-0 NAC, 5-7-0) goalkeeper Lukas McQueer and Harrisville turned back Heuvelton (4-6-0 NAC, 5-7-0) 1-0 which received 21 saves from Jed Crayford.
E-K (6-8) turned back 0-12 Gouverneur's bid for a first win 3-1 and Hermon-DeKalb (5-5 West, 7-7) dropped Morristown (5-5-0 West, 7-6) 2-1 in overtime.
Lisbon 1 - Hammond 0: The Golden Knights remained undefeated on the season prevailing on an unassisted goal by Miles Gendebien at 11:47 of the first half.
"Lukas McQueer was just incredible. He had the game of his life making save after save. Their only goal came on a good shot but Lukas only missed it by inches," said Hammond Coach Kevin Toland.
"Lukas was in tears after the game along with all of the guys. They really wanted this game and they really played hard. I ran Brandon LaRock up front because he had a lot speed and he showed that he could be effective."
Harrisville 1 - Heuvelton 0: Nolan Parrow scored from Jadon Sullivan at 22:51 the first half and Nate Woodward turned aside four shots for the Pirates .
"We are losing close games to the top teams in our division which is tough but it shows that we improving. We didn't have a lot of shots today but we had some chances. Our guys really battled and Gavin Barney continues to lead our defense and Jed Crayford made a lot of big saves," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durrant.
"Their coach credited us for our improvement. We have to finish better but I think we can match up with anyone in the playoffs. Our guys are working hard and I am really proud of them."
Hayden McBath stopped 10 shots to tend the Lisbon shutout.
H-D 2 - Morristown 1: Andrew Matthews stopped 12 shots as the Green Demons muffled the effect of Morristown's 22-12 shots at goal advantage. H-D's Jaydion Carrow scored the first and last goal of the game. He opened the scoring with an unassisted goal at 3:42 of the second half and netted the "golden goal" from Aiden Tehnoica 1:22 into overtime.
Tristan Simmons scored the lone Morristown goal with 7:37 remaining in regulation.
Kade Marshall finished with eight saves for Morristown.
E-K 3 - Gouverneur 1: Thorne VanBrocklin scored from Avery Whitford and Whitford scored from Tyler Scott to give E-K a 2-1 lead at the half. Tyler Scott converted from Dylan Wood for the only goal of the second half for the Cougars who received nine saves from Cooper Mackay.