PERU — Ethan Brown’s first career varsity goal proved to be an important one.
Brown’s goal at the 22:02 mark of the second half was the game-winner as Peru knocked off Franklin Academy, 2-1, Wednesday in nonleague boys’ soccer action.
Jacob Dick, who assisted on Brown’s goal, got the scoring started when he connected at the 8:59 mark of the first half. Jonathan Plessis-Belair picked up the assist.
The Huskies tied the game 14 minutes into the second half when Isai Paredones connected on an unassisted goal.
Guy Loveless turned away 17 shots in net for the Indians to capture the win. Austin Lamay made 11 saves for Franklin Academy.
Peru 2, Franklin Academy 1
Franklin 0 1 — 1
Peru 1 1 — 2
First half- 1, P, Ja. Dick (Plessis-Belair), 8:59.
Second half- 2, FA, Paredones, 14:00. 3, P, Brown (Ja. Dick), 22:02.
Shots: Peru 20, Franklin Academy 19.
Saves: Loveless, P, 17. Lamay, FA, 11.
WILLSBORO 2, KEENE 0
WILLSBORO — Zach Pierson and Nate Yeager scored second-half goals to give the Warriors their nonleague victory.
Lucas Cross recorded the shutout in net with six saves and Colton Venner made 11 stops for Keene.
“Nick Arnold and Seth Swires played a nice midfield game for us,” Willsboro coach Andrew Lee said. “Lucas Cross recorded his first varsity shutout and our defense played well together.
“Justin Haverlick and Gabe Warner played well for Keene and Colton Venner made some nice saves in both halves.”
Willsboro 2, Keene 0
Keene 0 0 — 0
Willsboro 0 2 — 2
Second half- 1, Wills, Pierson (Arnold), 10:07. 2, Wills, Yeager, 23:48.
Shots: Willsboro 16, Keene 7.
Saves: Cross, Wills, 6. Venner, K, 11.
KEENE 2, WILLSBORO 1
WILLSBORO — Hanna Whitney scored two goals, the last coming with 50 seconds left in regulation, to give Keene a nonleague win.
Trina Bigelow put the Warriors in front at 32:00 of the first half and it remained that way until Whitney tied it with 15 minutes left in the second half.
That set the stage for Whitney’s game-winning goal in the final minute.
Tucker Geiger made 10 saves in the Keene nets and Stephanie Blanchard stopped eight shots for Willsboro.
“It was a great game,” Willsboro coach Mike Douglas said. “We controlled play in the first half and got the early lead. Keene then came out very strong and aggressive in the second half and wore us down.
“It was a tough way to lose the game in the final minute. Each team left all they had out on the field.
“For us, Trina Bigelow, is a freshman playing in his first-career varsity game and she scored a goal. Andrea O’Hara and Tiffani Tromblee also played strong games for us. For them, Hanna Whitney was dangerous all game and Naomi Peduzzi also played well at sweeper.”
Keene 2, Willsboro 1
Keene 0 2 — 2
Willsboro 1 0 — 1
First half- 1, Wills, Bigelow (Burt, Yeager), 32:00.
Second half- 2, K, Whitney (Smith), 25:00. 3, K, Whitney (Stoner), 39:10.
Shots: Willsboro 14, Keene 10.
Saves: Blanchard, Wills, 8. Geiger, K, 10.