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PPR SPORTS Class D soccer 1025
Austin Morris (11) of Elizabethtown-Lewis challenges Crown Point's Kolby Pertak (11) while Joe Foote (18) backs up the play in a Section VII Class D quarterfinal Thursday. The Lions won 2-1. (P-R Photo/Alvin Reiner)

Lions tested by Panthers but prevail in Class D

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys’ soccer team allowed just one shot on goal to Crown Point on Thursday afternoon.

But that was enough to give the second-seeded Lions a run for their money.

Austin Morris’ second goal of the game, at 7:59 of the second half, broke a 1-all tie and lifted Elizabethtown-Lewis to a 2-1 victory over the seventh-seeded Panthers in the Section VII Class D quarterfinals.

“It was a hard-fought game from Crown Point,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Paul Buehler said. “(Thursday) was great sectional soccer, with great emotion.”

The Lions grabbed an early lead when Morris tallied his first goal of the game off a scramble just 45 seconds in.

It stayed that way until early in the second half when Crown Point’s Noah Macey sent in a service, and Chance Potter tallied off a scramble to tie the game.

Joel Morris then beat three defenders, got to the end line and played the ball out to Austin Morris near the penalty mark. Austin Morris buried the shot for the game-winning goal.

“We had some difficulty penetrating the final 18 yards,” Buehler said. “Crown Point got strong games from Noah Macey and (keeper) Brendan Crowningshield.”

The Lions controlled play with a 14-1 shot advantage.

Elizabethtown-Lewis will host Wells in Monday’s semifinals.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 2, Crown Point 1

Crown Point 0 1 — 1

Elizabethtown-Lewis 1 1 — 2

First half- 1, EL, A. Morris, :45.

Second half- 2, CP, Potter (Macey). 3, EL, A. Morris (J. Morris), 7:59.

Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 14, Crown Point 1.

Saves: Crowningshield, CP, 6. Farrell, EL, 0.



SCHROON LAKE — Things didn’t start out well for the Wildcats when the Warriors’ Zach Pierson scored just 40 seconds into the contest.

But Tanner Stone tied it shortly after at 2:30, and the score stayed that way until Alex Shaughnessy’s goal at 4:45 of the second overtime lifted the fourth-seeded Wildcats to a 2-1 win and a berth in the semifinals.

Bobby Rose assisted on Shaughnessy’s game-winning goal.

“Rose threw the ball into the box, and Shaughnessy was able to get a head on it in front of the goal,” Schroon Lake coach Lee Silvernail said.

Pierson put the fifth-seeded Warriors in front off a Paul Fine-Lease assist before Stone tied it, with Rose picking up his first assist of the game.

“Two goals were scored in the first three minutes of the game,” Silvernail said. “After that, both teams battled and had scoring opportunities.”

Caleb Maisonville turned aside eight shots in the Wildcats’ nets, and Lucas Cross stopped 10 shots for the Warriors.

Schroon Lake now travels to Chazy for Monday’s semifinals.

Schroon Lake 2, Willsboro 1 (2OT)

Willsboro 1 0 0 0 — 1

Schroon Lake 1 0 0 1 — 2

First half- 1, Wills, Pierson (Fine-Lease), :40. 2, SL, Stone (Rose), 2:30.

Second overtime- 3, SL, Shaughnessy (Rose), 4:45.

Shots: Schroon Lake 18, Willsboro 12.

Saves: Maisonville, SL, 8. Cross, Wills, 10.



CHAZY — Eighth-seeded Keene grabbed the early lead, but top-seeded and defending Class D champion Chazy tallied the next four goals to pull away.

Gabe Warner gave the Beavers the lead at the 6:31 mark of the first half.

But Hayden Guay tied it at the 12:32 mark, and Alex Rabideau put the Eagles ahead to stay at 22:12.

Tyler Hicks then added two second-half goals for Chazy, the first coming 4:29 in and the second with 32:44 gone.

Guay, Rabideau and Alec Lapierre picked up assists.

Chazy finished with a 25-2 advantage in shots, and Brandon Dumas was busy in the Keene nets with 17 saves.

Chazy 4, Keene 1

Keene 1 0 — 1

Chazy 2 2 — 4

First half- 1, K, Warner, 6:31. 2, C, Guay (Lapierre), 12:32. 3, C, Rabideau, 22;12.

Second half- 4, C, Hicks (Rabideau), 4:29. 5, C, Hicks (Guay), 32:44.

Shots: Chazy 25, Keene 3.

Saves: Blais (1), Gravelle (1), C, 2. Dumas, K, 17.



WELLS — Adrian Collado scored two goals and Matt Michienzi one in the second half to lift the third-seeded Indians past the sixth-seeded Eagles.

Collado opened the scoring 6:11 into the second stanza. Michenzi then tallied at 18:42, and Collado scored his second goal at 23:55.

Ken Chicoski assisted on both of Collado’s goals.

Ben Brenan was in net for the shutout with seven saves, while Sam Napper stopped eight shots for Westport.

“The first half was evenly played as both teams had opportunities but did not manage to get the ball in the net,” Westport coach Michael Davis said. “Overall, we were off our game.

“Sam Napper played an excellent game in goal for us, but otherwise we struggled defensively. And Wells was able to take advantage of our defensive lapses in the second half.”

Wells 3, Westport 0

Westport 0 0 — 0

Wells 0 3 — 3

Second half- 1, Wells, Collado (Chicoski), 6:11. 2, Wells, Michienzi (Weaver, Taylor), 18:42. 3, Wells, Collado (Chicoski), 23:55.

Shots: Wells 11, Westport 8.

Saves: Brenan, Wells, 7. Napper, West, 8.