Hammond Girls Fuel Roll; Late Goals Lift Heuvelton
BY DAVE SHEA
Hammond rode a torrid start while Heuvelton tallied two goals late in the second overtime to secure NAC West Girls Soccer wins on Friday.
High scoring Hammond remained undefeated in the division with a 6-1 win over Edwards-Knox and Heuvelton dropped Morristown 2-0 in overtime.
In NAC East action Chateaugay downed Colton-Pierrepont 2-0 and Parishville-Hopkinton blanked St. Regis Falls 2-0.
Hammond 6 - E-K 1: Avery Kenyon (2 goals, 2 assists) sparked the Devils to three goals in the first nine minutes. Kenyon set up Kelsey Bennett (2 goals, 1 assist) and scored unassisted and converted off an assist from Bennett. Bennett then scored from Kylie Vaugh for a 4-0 lead and Hailey Cunningham scored from Kenyon for a 5-0 halftime lead.
Nora Pease scored from Vaugh in the second half to answer E-K's lone goal of the game which came Lilly Lotti off an assist from Abby Hart.
Alyia Crosby made 10 saves in the Hammond net and Ali Matthews finished with six stops for E-K.
Heuvelton 2 - Morristown 0: The Bulldogs broke open a marathon defensive duel in the final five minutes of the second overtime where DaKota Mouthorp set up two goals. Emma LaFaver scored with 4:29 remaining and Ali Trathen connected with 2:14 remaining as Heuvelton scored its second NAC West win in two days.
"Our defense played well but we hit a wall with seven minutes to go in the second OT and they got two nice goals," said Morristown Coach Chris Showers.
"Carly Piercey gave us three or for nice scoring opportunities in the second half but we couldn't capitalize and we have to do that. The D West is a tough division so you have to take advantage of your scoring opportunities."
Rayna Cameron stopped seven shots to backstop a 100-minute shutout and Emma Showers fielded 12 shots for Morristown.
"The girls just stepped up in the final five minutes to get the win. Megan Woodard has been playing extremely well for us at center halfback and Molly Williams is really settling in on defense," said Heuvelton Coach Gus Burns.
"And we have two freshmen in Ali Trathen and Leanne Dietschweiler that are really coming on. We have the players to be succesfull we just need people to step up."
"We played well at times. Bur we have a couple of players who want to do their own thing. When we get all 11 on the field on the same page we will have more success. That being said we had a lot of kids play hard today," said Coach Showers.
"Mia Johnson and Kylie O'Donnell had good games in the midfield.
Chateaugay 2 - C-P 0: Olivia Cook scored both goals for the Bulldogs in their win over Colton-Pierrepont.
P-H 2 - St. Regis 0: Eighth grader Kelsey Farnsworth scored from near the bubble on the penalty area with left minutes left in the second half to give P-H a 1-0 lead. Collins and Farnsworth then had assists on a breakaway goal by Kaitlyn Kirk three minutes later. Brenna Woods had nine saves in goal as the P-H defense forced St. Regis Falls to take mostly long shots. Mikayla Brockway had 13 saves for St. Regis Falls.