OFA Boys Gain Tough Road Win At Salmon River
Updated: Oct 18
FORT COVINGTON - A road win for OFA and a very tough home loss for Salmon River.
That is what transpired on Saturday morning as the visiting Blue Devils gained a 3-2 NAC Cen tral Boys Soccer victory over the Shamrocks who suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Canton on Friday.
In another NAC Central game on Saturday Canton downed Malone 4-1.
In the NAC East Colton-Pierrepont blanked Chateaugay 3-0 and Norwood-Norfolk edged Brushton-Moira 1-0.
In one NAC Central Girls Soccer game Canton downed Malone.
OFA 3 - SALMON RIVER 2
After assisting on the first two OFA goals, Blue Devil senior Karson LaRose made a mad open field cruise to a tie-breaking penalty shot goal with one minute to play.
Salmon River rallied to a 2-2 tie with 5:01 remaining in regulation
"Karson (LaRose) had a great individual effort on the play that drew the penalty shot. He walked through multiple defenders before he was taken down at the 6," said OFA Coach Matt Morley who will have his 3-0 team at home on Tuesday to host Canton at 4 p.m..
Mason Perretta opened the scoring with his first varsity goal by heading home a corner kick by LaRose 6:30 before halftime. Franklin Beach scored his third goal in three games to up the margin to 2-1 with 12:50 remaining in the game by taking a pass from LaRose and burying a shot from the front corner of the penalty area.
Jared Showen sparked Salmon River into 2-2 tie by converting the rebound a direct kick eight minutes into the second half and setting up a Stone Chubb goal with 5:01 remaining in the second half. Dave Vernsey handled 13 shots backstopping the OFA win and John Miller handled 14 shots in the Salmon River goal.
"Solid game. A couple mistakes led to goals for them. It was a game of runs. In the first half , we had some real good momentum and scored to make it 2-1 in second half and played very well for the next 15-18 minutes but then had a break down that led to them tying it up," said OFA Coach Matt Morley.
"Mason Perretta scored his first varsity goal and I am happy with that we are improving our spacing as a team and improving from game to game."
"We played a more complete game today. Tough break on the PK at the end of the game. Hopefully we can start to gain momentum this week with four games," said Salmon River Coach Tim Cook.
COLTON-PIERREPONT 3 - CHATEAUGAY 0
Theo Hughes scored from Ollie Johnson at 9:43 of the first and the second half scoring saw Mike Schwartfigure connect unassisted at 49.30 and Eric Friedel convert from Ollie Johnson at 55.00.
Harlee Besio made five saves for the shutout and two Chateaugay goalies: Alex Stout (5) saves and Jay Rockhill (6) combined for 11 saves.
NORWOOD-NORFOLK 1 - BRUSHTON-MOIRA 0
Ryan Emlaw scored on a penalty shot with 12 minutes remaining in the game as N-N climbed to 2-0 in the NAC East. Noah Dominy posted a nine-save shutout for N-N and George Webb made seven saves for 0-2 Brushton-Moira.
CANTON 4 - MALONE 1
The Golden Bears scored the last three goals of the game to gain their second win in two days. Nicholas Easterbanks, Matt Haycook, Chris Shuckers and Rhett Palmer all scored goals for Canton. Colin Taylor passed out two assists and Easterbrooks also had an assist.
Owen Eells had the lone goal for Malone.
Parker Hunt made 11 saves for Canton and Aidan Langdon finished with one save for Malone.
CANTON 1 - MALONE 0
Sydnee Francis scored the lone goal of the game from Allison Kiah as the Bears earned an NAC Central win. Emily Wentworth stopped four shots in the shutout.
BRUSHTON-MOIRA 4, TUPPER LAKE 1
Emma Russell and Kyla Phelan each scored two goals and assisted on another for the Panthers (1-2, 1-1). London Tyo scored for the Lumberjacks (0-2) from Caydence Tyo.