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Elizabethtown-Lewis' Will Tompkins tries to get around Northern Adirondack's Dylan LaBarge during a boys' Northern Soccer League game Friday. The Lions captured a 1-0 victory. (P-R Photo/Alvin Reiner)
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AuSable Valley's Zach Cosgrove (left) comes down hard after going up for a header against Saranac's Austin Myers (right) during Friday's Northern Soccer League boys' soccer game at Saranac Central School. Saranac defeated AuSable Valley, 3-0. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)

Peru knocks off Division I leader Saranac Lake in boys' NSL

PERU — Jacob Dick scored a pair of goals as Peru captured a big, 3-0, victory over Division I-leading Saranac Lake in boys’ Northern Soccer League Friday.

Ian Spear had the lone first-half goal of the game for the Indians. Jonathan Plessis-Belair provided the assist.

Dick tallied both of his goals in the second half. The first coming unassisted and just 57 seconds into the half, while Kainan Provost assisted on the game’s final goal.

“Dick and Spear did a great job of receiving passes from midfielders Provost and Plessis-Belair, and putting consistent pressure on the Saranac Lake defense,” Peru coach Matt Armstrong said.

“Isaac Nixon did a good job of slowing down Devin Cowan’s fast-break ability. Cowan is a dangerous player and we wanted to do our best to keep him in check.”

The Indians held a slight advantage in shots, 14-11.

Guy Loveless made six saves to capture the shutout in net. Oliver Holmes stopped six shots for the Red Storm.

Peru 3, Saranac Lake 0

Saranac Lake 0 0 — 0

Peru 1 2 — 3

First half- 1, P, Spear (Plessis-Belair), 24:46.

Second half- 2, P, Dick, 0:57. 3, P, Dick (Provost), 29:56.

Shots: Peru 14, Saranac Lake 11.

Saves: Loveless, P, 6. Holmes, SL, 6.



SARANAC — Chiefs’ keeper Jarett Wright scored his first goal of the season in their win over the Patriots.

Nate Mather and Caleb Keysor each had first-half goals for Saranac. Austin Myers grabbed an assist on Mather’s goal.

Wright got action out of the net in the second half and took a Keysor pass to score his first goal of the season.

“Our team played the best game of the season,” Chiefs coach James Testo said. “We had several fast breaks and transitioned the ball very well between the backfield and towards the opposite net.

“Our performance excites us for sectionals.”

Schuyler Grato has a strong game for Saranac.

Wright (6) and Chris Fall (2) combined for eight saves and the shutout. Jimmy Provost stopped six shots for AuSable Valley.

Saranac 3, AuSable Valley 0

AuSable Valley 0 0 — 0

Saranac 2 1 — 3

First half- 1, Sar, Mather (Myers), 25:03. 2, Sar, Keysor, 31:13.

Second half- 3, Sar, Wright (Keysor).

Shots: Saranac 12, AuSable Valley 8.

Saves: Wright (6), Fall (2), Sar, 8. Provost, AVC, 6.



CHAMPLAIN — The Cougars and Hornets played evenly throughout and settled for a scoreless tie.

Plattsburgh held a slight shot advantage over Northeastern Clinton, 15-13.

Brady Vassar turned away 10 shots for the Cougars, while Mike Stetz made eight saves for the Hornets. The two shared the shutout.

“Both defenses bent, but didn’t break,” Northeastern Clinton coach Dale Hawksby said.

Brent Stein, Matt LaFave, Calan Deuso and Nick Leduc were standouts for the Cougars.

Ryan Whalen, John Fine-Lease and Jack Tolosky played strong for the Hornets.

Northeastern Clinton 0, Plattsburgh 0 (OT)

Plattsburgh 0 0 0 0 — 0

Northeastern Clinton 0 0 0 0 — 0

Shots: Plattsburgh 15, Northeastern Clinton 13.

Saves: Vassar, NCCS, 10. Stetz, PHS, 8.



ELIZABETHTOWN — Geeg Dedam scored from 30 yards out inside the far post at the 14:03 mark of the first half to give the Lions their victory.

Elizabethtown-Lewis finished with a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal and Justin Lapier was in net for the shutout with three saves.

“We got a great game from Lapier — he controlled his space well on direct kicks and corners,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Paul Buehler said. “We also got good games from Joel Morris, Hugh Harwood and Wesley Whalen, along with our back four defenders.

“NAC had good games from Ryan Manion and Darien Valasquez. They are a tough team — this was our fourth-straight game with them that has been decided by one goal.

“Overall, I was happy with our performance. We are continuing to improve, despite some injuries to a couple of key starters.”

Elizabethtown-Lewis 1, Northern Adirondack 0

Northern Adirondack 0 0 — 0

Elizabethtown-Lewis 1 0 — 1

First half- 1, E-L, Dedam, 14:03.

Shots: Elizabethtown-Lewis 5, Northern Adirondack 3.

Saves: Lapier, E-L, 3. King, NAC, 4.



CHAZY — The Eagles erupted for five first-half goals, two by Josh Barriere, and went on to defeat the Warriors.

Tyler Hicks, Hayden Guay and Kyle Drake also tallied in the first half for Chazy, while Alec LaPierre added a second-half goal.

Gage Ducatte, Guay, Alex Duprey and Zach Brothers picked up assists.

Austin Gravelle turned aside three shots for the shutout and Lucas Cross made 12 stops for Willsboro.

Chazy 6, Willsboro 0

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

Chazy 5 1 — 6

First half- 1, C, Hicks (Ducatte), 3:47. 2, C, Barriere, 10:08. 3, C, Guay, 23:54. 4, C, Barriere (Guay), 25:20. 5, C, Drake (Duprey), 33:30.

Second half- 6, C, LaPierre (Brothers), 9:16.

Shots: Chazy 21, Willsboro 3.

Saves: Gravelle, C, 3. Cross, Wills, 12.



WESTPORT — Stuart Baird and Alex Brandes scored goals in the first 17 minutes of the game and the Blue Bombers held off the Eagles.

Ryan Davis cut Westport’s deficit in half at the 32:37 mark of the opening half before Pat Kane added an insurance goal for Lake Placid at 33:14 of the second stanza.

Chris Kordziel was in net for the victory and recorded seven saves. Sam Napper stopped nine shots for Westport.

Nzoni Thompson, who assisted on one goal, had a strong game for the Blue Bombers and John Doyle was a defensive standout for the Eagles.

Lake Placid 3, Westport 1

Lake Placid 2 1 — 3

Westport 1 0 — 1

First half- 1, LP, Baird (Thompson), 8:16. 2, LP, Brandes (McNierney), 16:23. 3, West, Davis, 32:37.

Second half- 4, LP, Kane (Baird), 33:14.

Shots: Lake Placid 9, Westport 7.

Saves: Kordziel, LP, 7. Napper, West, 9.



OLMSTEDVILLE — Following a 1-all first half, Ken Chicoski, Seth Weaver and Matt Michienzi all scored second-half goals to help the Indians pull away.

Michienzi gave Wells the lead in the first half, only to have Dghan Karaali answer for the Mountaineers.

Ben Brenan turned aside nine shots for the win in net.

Wells 4, Minerva/Newcomb 1

Wells 1 3 — 4

Minerva/Newcomb 1 0 — 1

First half- 1, W, Michienzi (Weaver). 2, M/N, Karaali,

Second half- 3, W, Chicoski. 4, W, Weaver (Collado). 5, W, Michienzi.

Shots: Wells 24, Minerva/Newcomb 16.

Saves: Brenan, W, 9. Ruzbacki, M/N, 9.



KEENE — Gabe Warner scored a goal and assisted on three others as the Beavers knocked off the Orange.

Colton Venner opened scoring for Keene with a goal 1:20 into the game.

Curtis Seaman, though, tied it at one for Indian Lake/Long Lake at the 8:15 mark.

Harry Joanette’s goal, with Warner assisting, was the eventual game-winner. Joanette finished with a pair of goals.

Draf Boonrut also tallied for the Beavers, while Maxx Sturges added an assist.

Rudy Giessen made 21 saves in goal for the Orange. Brandon Dumas grabbed the win, stopping six shots for Keene.

Keene 5, Indian Lake/Long Lake 1

Indian Lake/Long Lake 1 0 — 1

Keene 3 2 — 5

First half- 1, K, Venner, 1:20. 2, IL/LL, Seaman, 8:15. 3, K, Joanette (Warner), 31:55. 4, K, Joanette (Warner), 32:30.

Second half- 5, K, Boonrut (Warner), 2:38. 6, K, Warner (Sturges), 33:50.

Shots: Keene 22, Indian Lake/Long Lake 6.

Saves: Giessen, IL/LL, 21. Dumas, K, 6.



COLTON — The Bulldogs got a late goal in both halves to take down the Colts.

Zach Cowan scored with 3:28 remaining in the first half on an assist from Tyler Jones to give Chateaugay (9-2-1, 8-1-1) a 1-0 lead heading into the half.

Chad Stalter made it 2-0 with 3:23 left in the contest.

Josh Trombley need just three saves to grab the shutout. Bruce Avery turned away 10 shots in the loss for Colton-Pierrepont.

Chateaugay 2, Colton-Pierrepont 0

Chateaugay 1 1 — 2

Colton-Pierrepont 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, C, Cowan (Jones), 36:32.

Second half- 2, C, Stalter, 36:37.

Shots: Chateaugay 16, Colton-Pierrepont 4.

Saves: Trombley, C, 3. Avery, C-P, 10.



KEENE — Hanna Whitney’s unassisted goal at 5:18 of the second half provided the margin of difference for Keene.

Tucker Geiger posted the shutout in net with three saves and Madison Miller recorded seven stops for the Orange.

“It was senior night for the Keene girls,” Keene coach Brittany Purdy said. “Our four seniors all played great games. It was a tight game, but the girls found their place in the second half.”

Keene 1, Indian Lake/Long Lake 0

Indian Lake/Long Lake 0 0 — 0

Keene 0 1 — 1

Second half- 1, K, Whitney, 5:18.

Shots: Keene 8, Indian Lake/Long Lake 6.

Saves: Geiger, K, 3. Miller, IL/LL, 7.