Lisbon Builds West Lead; Rockets Blank Devils
BY DAVE SHEA
LISBON - Lisbon overcame some diligent defensive efforts by Heuvelton to gain a 2-0 victory at home on Tuesday and stay undefeated atop the the NAC West. The Knights (7-0-0) also widened their lead to two games when Edwards-Knox ((3-5-0) handed Harrisville (6-2-0) its second loss in a 2-1 upset win.
In a nonleague game Hermon-DeKalb (5-5-0) outscored Gouverneur 5-2.
In NAC East action Madrid-Waddington's game with Chateaugay was postponed, Colton-Pierrepont (6-2-0) blanked St. Regis Falls (0-9-0) 6-0, Parishville-Hopkinton (7-1-0) bested St. Lawrence Central (3-5-1) 3-0 and Brushton-Moira (5-4-)) downed Norwood-Norfolk (1-8-0) 7-0.
Lisbon 2 - Heuvelton 0: The Golden Knights scored two second half goals to overcome a tenacious effort by the Bulldogs who were outshot 18-4.
"Heuvelton played hard and their goalie (Jed Crayford) is very good. He madea save on Griff (Griffin Walker) which very few goalies would have made. Karter Jordan and Rowan Rishe scored nice goals in the second half" said Lisbon Coach Dicky Marcellus.
"We did a lot of good things but we just didn't finish well. It was good to get win today and move on to play at Hermon-DeKalb which could be a tough game."
Both goals resulted from sustained offensive pressure.
The Knights broke through just 59 seconds into the second half when Karter Jordan drove a shot out of a crowd a players in a scramble started by a well-placed cross by Miles Gendebien. Jordan controlled the a rebound a shot which was blocked by a Heuvelton defender and drove a low shot into the net.
Rowan Rishe netted the insurance goal with 24:47 remaining driving a crossing pass from Gendebien into the net. Defender Gregory Wood moved forward and started the sequence wing a long crossing serve from the left corner to the righty side of the field.
Hayden McBath stopped two shots for a shutout and Jed Crayford finished with four saves for Heuvelton.
"Lisbon is an outstanding team and Diky Marcellus does a great job coaching them. We are getting better and we showed it today. We hung in there. The first time we played they put on a clinic and beat us 6-1," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durrant.
Heuvelton enjoyed a strong threat in the first half. Jordan Sawyer made a strong run down the right side sent a dangerous cross to Matt Basford. Late in the game Jacob Martin made a determined dribble drive deep into the penalty area.
Morristown 6 - Hammond 0: Tristan Simmons scored the first two goals of the game, one unassisted and one off a Cody Abar assist as the Rockets cruised at home. Simmons tallied his third goal of the day from Austin Colby to complete the scoring.
Hector Hernandez also scored twice for Morristown which received three saves from Kade Marshall in the shutout.
Dawson Simons handled four shots in the Hammond goal.
"It was a total team effort tonight. Our passing was great making it easier for us to control the game and gave us great scoring opportunities," said Morristown Coach Vanessa Ross.
H-D 5 - Gouverneur 2: Kevin Joj scored twice and Peyton Hamilton, Jay Carrow and Adam Lynch all scored single goals for the Green Demons to back Andrew Matthews in goal.
Easton Fitzgerald and Logan Mullarney scored for Gouverneur.
E-K 2 - Harrisville 1: The Cougars allowed a goal in the first minute of the game but regrouped and blanked the Pirates the rest of the way. E-K tied the score with 15 minutes remaining in the first half when Tyler Scott scored off a through ball from Avery Whitford and the combination clicked again with 22 minutes remaining for the game-winner.
Cooper Mackay stopped 12 shots in the E-K goal.
"Harrisville is an impressive team and they missed some good opportunities but we capitalized on our chances and were able to maintain the lead to close out the game," said E-K Coach John Davison.
"I am extremely proud of my team."
P-H 3 - SLC 0: Brendan Phippen, John Snell and Peyton Snell scored for the Panthers off assists from Harry Snell, Steve Ayres and Branden Phippen. Kaleb Knowles handled 3 saves for the shutout.
C-P 6 St. Regis 0: The Colts' first half scoring came from: Tim Farns from Mike Scwhartzfigure, Nate Lemieux from Timmie Farns, Timmie Farns from Nate Lemieux, Rob McMillen from Aiden Hoose. In the second half the scoring was Mike Scwhartzfigure from Tommie Garvin and Teddy Farns unassisted. Goalies Harlee Besio and Aiden Knight had 3 saves in the shutout and Brandon Mulverhill handled 17 saves for St. Regis.