M-W Boys Blank Canton; P-H Rallies Past Morristown
Updated: Oct 8, 2019
BY DAVE SHEA
MADRID - "That was well done. We really played well today" said Madrid-Waddington Boys Soccer Coach Ryan Robinson after his Yellow Jackets posted a 2-0 NAC interdivisional victory over Canton of the Central Division.
M-W used the win as a very positive start to a big week where the Jackets (7-2-0 NAC East, 8-3) will visit St. Lawrence Central on Wednesday and host Parishville-Hopkinton (8--1-0, 9-2-0) on Friday in a potential showdown for the NAC East title. P-H downed Morristown 4-2 in an interdivisional game Monday and plays Norwood-Norfolk on Wednesday.
"Cade VanBuren did a nice job in the middle and we got Lucas Ryan back and he is one strong sweeper. We are getting some people back and working some guys in who came up from the JVs and things are working well."
Ryan, VanBuren, Will Murphy and Nick Burns combined in a defensive backfield which consistently contained Canton's threats. Their best chance midway in the second half when Ryan cleared a ball from the shadow of the goal line in a scramble.
John McCall scored a goal in both halves. McCall scored fourth minute of the game unassisted and then converted off a pass from Cade VanBuren with 3:15 remaining in the game.
"Our offense coming along well and today we came out scored early which was really big. The guys are working the ball and creating good lucks," said Robinson.
Trent Lashua stopped three shots in the shutout and the combination of Chris Downs Jr. and Andrew Franklin finished with a comebined six saves for Canton.
"We didn't get anything going today but we will be back. We still have some guys out and we need to get healthy," said Canton Coach Matt Caufield."
In boys soccer nonleague game played Monday Potsdam downed Gouverneur 7-1 and Massena tied Lake Placid 1-1..
P-H 4 - Morristown 2: The Panthers rallied from a 2-0 deficit where Masen LaPiene set up goals by Tristan Simmons and Victor Mendez. Branden Phippen scored from Kevin Ayers to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the half and Peyton Snell put the Panthers in the lead with goals assisted on by Phippen and Ayers. Phippen closed out the scoring with an unassisted tally.
Caleb Knowles made eight saves for P-H and Kade Marshall stopped 16 shots for Morristown (6-5-0).
"We started a big week but got off to a slow start defensively. But in one way it was good for us because we came from behind," said P-H Coach Mike Castanza.
"We play Norwood-Norfolk on Wednesday and then we play Madrid-Waddington on Friday which should be for all the marbles."
Potsdam 7 - Gouverneur 1: Danner Dorothy scored two goals and assisted on a Michael Bunstone goal in the first half for Potsdam and Keena
n Hassett scored two goals in the second half. Ramano Sergi also scored for the Stoners (5-9-0) who also received an own goal and lifting their record in nonleague games to 4-1-0.
Jorge Navarrette scored the lone Gouverneur allowed by Anson Herrick who finished with four saves.