Morristown, M-W, Lisbon, Hammond Boys Win
Morristown and Lisbon prevailed with second half scoring while Hammond rode a fast start in Thursday's NAC West Boys Soccer action. Lisbon posted a 3-0 start and the division's other unbeaten, Harrisville, gained a nonleague win over Gouverneur.
In the NAC East Madrid-Waddington earned a 2-0 win over Brushton-Moira while Colton-Pierrepont dropped Chateaugay 1-0 in overtime and Parishville-Hopkinton bested St. Regis Falls.
Morristown 4 - Heuvelton 0: The Rockets scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half to break away from scoreless tie and gain its first league win. Hector Mendez scored the first two goals converting a cross from Tyler Tillich from short range and driving a shot off a defender after taking a pass from Austin Colby.
Cael Woodcock scored the third goal unassisted with a hard shot which was deflected into the net and Cody Abar closed out the scoring on a penalty shot.
"We really stepped up our passing in the second half which led to our goals. We bounced back from the Hammond game well and got some people back from injury," said Morristown Coach Vanessa Ross.
"Hector (Mendez) didn't get here until the second week of practice but has fit in very nicely. And his personality really goes well with the team."
Kade Marshall stopped two saves for a shutout and Jed Crayford handled six saves for Heuvelton.
"We are a young team and our only senior (Gavin Barney) is out right now. Once we get him back we can move some people around and I think we will be a stronger team," said Heuvelton Coach Bruce Durant.
"Jordan Sawyer made some nice runs on the right wing today but we just couldn't get him the ball enough."
Hammond 4 - E-K 1: Randy Durham of the Devils figured in three first half goals as the Red Devils bounced back from a loss to Harrisville where they allowed five goals in the second half.
"The guys really came to play today. We lost our legs in the second half against Harrisville. Tonight we used a new formation and our passing was much better. We played very aggressively and the game was very physical and it was well officiated," said Hammond Coach Kevin Toland.
Durham set up Nate Jewett for the first goal in the fifth minute of the game, scored from Jewett in the sixth minute and tallied the third goal from Dawson Simons 12:22 before the half.
Avery Whitford netted E-K's goal on a penalty 12 minutes into the second and Hammond's Brandon LaRock closed out the scoring with 24:37 left in the game.
Lukas McQueer stopped seven shots for Hammond and Cooper MaKay stopped three shots for E-K.
Lisbon 3 - H-D 0: Chase Jacobs blocked a goal kick and chipped the ball over the goalie to break scoreless halftime tie. Miles Gendebien scored the next two goal converting a cross from Griffin Walker and netting an unassisted goal.
"We played and possessed well but just didn't score in the first half. In second we did a much better job inside the final 13. We did what we had to do" said Lisbon Coach Dicky Marcellus.
"Our defense played well. Ben LaRock and Greg Wood had strong games."
Hayden McBath stopped six saves in the shutout and Andrew Matthews finished with 16 stops for H-D.
M-W 2 - B-M 0:. The Jackets climbed to 3-1 in the NAC East with a high quality win where Matthew Robinson scored off an assist from John McCall. 1:45 seconds into the game and Kyle Stoner scored with 16:55 remaining in the second half assisted by Brennan Harmer. George Webb had 3 saves and so did Trent Lashua in posting the shutout.
"The game was being played between the 18’s tonight. Their defense did a nice job shutting down our inside runs. Coach Britton definitely had them prepared," said M-W Coach Ryan Robinson.
"Will Murphy had a great game tonight for us. Joe Greene had to come in and play full time defense for us when Gabe Murphy went down. This will be a battle again when we see them at our place."
Harrisville 7 - Gouverneur 0: The Pirates claimed a nonleague victory as Nolan Parrow and Matt Allen each scored two goals and Ryan Spencer, Jadon Sullivan and Kadyn LaPlatney produced single goals.
P-H 9 - St. Regis 1: The Panthers climbed to 3-0 in the NAC East in contest which started out as 10 vs 10 and finished at 9 vs 9 when St. Regis Falls lost a player to injury. Tanner Rosenbarker delivered four goals and one assist for the Panthers, Brandon Phippen also scored four times and Peyton Snell came through with one goal and three assists.
Harrison Snell passed out two assists and Indigo Pease set up one goal for P-H received 10 saves from the goaltending duo of Caleb Knowlers and Kade Hayes.
Roger Hartson scored the lone St. Regis goal and a direct kick.
C-P 1 - Chateaugay 0 OT: Logan Burns rifled home a 30-yard shot in the second overtime as the Colts prevailed with outstanding defense anchored by Aiden Knight's nine save shutout.
Canton 4 - Massena 3 OT: Andy Downs scored on a strong move and shot 5:55 into overtime for the Bears who erased a 3-0 Massena lead. Downs also buried a penalty shot in the Bears' comeback which also features goals by Nick Easterwood and Peter Coakley.
Nathan Durrant scored twice off Garrett Engstrom assists as Massena built a 3-0 lead and Keegan Scott netted the first goal from Nick Linsted.
Chris Downs Jr. and Andy Frederick combined on three saves for Canton and Ryan Herrick stopped nine shots for Massena.
Salmon River 4, Potsdam 0: In the first half for Salmon River (2-0, 4-2)Cayde Lazore scored from Eric Mitchell in the 12th minute and Jared Showen scored from Kade Cook in the 15th minute. In the second half
Kade Cook scored Unasisted off a corner kick in the 57th minute and Cayde Lazore scored
SR's John Miller made 2 saves in the shutout and Potsdam Anson Herrick finished with seven saves.
"Offensively we were very good tonight. Lots of great efforts throughout the team. PJ Ghostlaw has been outstanding for us at center back. We are always looking for a clean sheet," said Salmon River Coach Tim Cook.