Lisbon, M-W Boys Continue Fast Starts; Rockets Win
BY DAVE SHEA
Lisbon and Madrid-Waddington both turned in their second straight shutouts in Monday's rained soaked action in Northern Conference Boys Soccer.
Defending NAC West Champion Lisbon (2-0) noted a 4-0 Senior Day victory over Hammond and Madrid-Waddington lifted its NAC East mark to 4-0 with a 3-0 win at Chateaugay.
Lisbon Coach Diky Marcellus honored seven seniors in Jack LaRock, Teagan Jordan, Jayden Carr, Greg Wood, Matt Robinson, Tyler Gravlin and Kaiden Mussen.
"I have been working with these guys for a long time. Jack LaRock, Jayden Carr, Greg Wood, Matt Robinson. Teagan Jordan and Tyler Gravlin were all key players in last year's championships and Kaiden Mussen has come on very well as a second year varsity player," said Coach Marcellus who will have his team home again to face Edwards-Knox in its season debut on Thursday and Hermon-DeKalb on Friday.
"Today we moved the ball as well as you can move the ball in soccer in the first half. We didn't give up a shot on goal today and we have only allowed one shot in two games. We are playing excellent defense and Miles Gendebien and Jack LaRock are working very well as our central midfielders."
One other NAC West game saw Morristown post a 3-0 shutout victory over Harrisville while Colton-Pierrepont shaded Brushton-Moira 2-1 in the NAC East.
The only Central Division game saw Salmon River best Gouverneur 6-1.
LISBON 4 - HAMMOND 0
The 2-0 Golden Knights took a 4-0 halftime lead as Storm Walker scored from Griffin Walker, Miles Gendebien buried a hard shot from 20 yards out, Jack LaRock scored unassisted and then converted a corner kick for his second goal of the day.
Matt Robinson and Caleb Richardson split the goaltending duties without making a save and Lukas McQueer collected 20 saves for Hammond (0-3).
MORRISTOWN 3 - HARRSIVILLE 0
Triston Simmons figured in three first half goals for the Green Rockets (2-1-0) in a home win.
Simmons scored from Jarred Young, netted an unassisted marker and also set up a goal by Aaron Woodcock.
"Tristan Simmons continues to be a thoroughbred for us on offense. Harrisville played good defense but we scored on our better opportunities. Across the board everyone played very well and we had a lot of energy," said Morristown Coach Glenn Colby.
"Jack Evans and Ethan Graveline were very strong on defense and stopper Jonah Witherhead has really stepped it up in the middle of the field. We have two tough games coming up with Heuvelton in our Senior Game and Hermon-DeKalb.
Kade Marshall stopped seven shots in the shutout and Nick Pierce finished with 14 saves for Harrisville (0-3-0)
MADRID-WADDINGTON 3 - CHATEAUGAY 0
The Yellow Jackets also struck for three first half goals with two in the final three minutes. Matt Robinson continued his
offensive production scoring from Drew Harmer in the 12th minute and netting penalty shot three minutes before the half. Harmer picked up his second assist one minute later setting up Logan Cordova.
Jacob Morgan stopped four shots for a shutout and Owen Rockhill and Alexander Stout combined for nine saves for Chateaugay (0-5).
"It’s good to see our defense getting stronger in every game and continue to play better. Matt Reed, Luke LePage, Tanor Harvey, Drew Harmer and Logan Cordova are starting to come together. They along with Jacob Morgan continue to learn from mistakes and get better. Matthew Robinson has a great game in the middle of the field and had some nice goals but passed out some great passes as well," said M-W Coach Ryan Robinson.
"Whenever we play Chateaguay it’s always a battle. Teddy Martin just gets the most out of his kids and they play with so much pride and heart. He’s in a rebuilding stage right now and he has some great players that just need time to develop. He has always done a great job up there and is well respected by me. We just need to keep getting better and help get our younger players up to speed faster. This condensed fast paced season doesn’t allow us much time to work on things."
COLTON-PIERREPONT 1 - BRUSHTON-MOIRA 1
Theo Hughes scored a dramatic winning goal from Aiden Hoose with just 19 seconds left in the game for the 3-2 Colts. Ollie Johnson scored from Cody Francis at 3:26 and B-M tied the game at 37:55 of first half. Harlee Besio handled 4 saves for C-P and George Webb of B-M finished with 11 saves.
SALMON RIVER 6- GOUVERNEUR 1 The Shamrocks bounced back from two tough one-goal losses with Jared Showen, Kade Cook and Stone Chubb leading the offense.
In the first half scoring it was Jared Showen from Zach Durant in the seventh minute and Gouverneur's Garrett Leclair from Kevin Gaumes 13 minutes later. Kade Cook created a 2-1 SR lead at the half scoring from Gavin Cook-Avery SR's second half scoring was: Stone Chubb from Zach Durant in the 41st minute, Kade Cook from Cayde Lazore in the 53rd minute, Jared Showen from PJ Ghostlaw in the 74th minute and Kade Cook from Luke Miller in the n75th minute Salmon's John Miller and Gouverneur's Jordan Hayden each had eight saves. "We were much better at stopper and center midfield tonight. The goals were the result of great work in those areas. Hopefully we continue to improve all week," said SR Coach Tim Cook.