CHAMPLAIN — The NCCS/Pizza Hut Cougars Classic title came down to penalty shots Saturday night.
The Northeastern Clinton boys’ soccer team captured its own tournament with a 4-3 showing in the free kicks against Peru. The game was tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
“Peru outplayed us pretty much in both halves,” Cougars coach Dale Hawksby said. “We didn’t show up tonight … it was definitely not our ‘A’ game for sure.
“We played better in the overtime, but Peru played well and took the play to us the majority of the time.”
Austin Tetreault gave Northeastern Clinton an early lead with a goal at the 20:50 mark of the first half on a pass from Rodney Grimshaw.
The lead stood for most of the second half before Dylan Baker tied the game with 2:59 left in regulation. Jacob Dick provided the assist.
After two, sudden-death overtime sessions the tournament title was decided on penalty kicks.
“I thought our defense played well,” Hawksby said. “We had to keep (Jacob) Dick down. He is a really good player and he broke through with an assist.
“I thought my MVP for the tournament was Garrett Begore on defense.”
Guy Loveless turned away six shots in net for the Indians. Brady Vassar made 12 saves in goal for Northeastern Clinton.
Northeastern Clinton 1, Peru 1
(NCCS wins 4-3 in penalty shots)
Peru 0 1 0 0 — 1
N. Clinton 1 0 0 0 — 1
First half- 1, NCCS, Tetreault (Grimshaw), 20:50.
Second half- 2, P, Baker (Ja. Dick), 37:01.
Shots: Peru 14, NCCS 8.
Saves: Vassar, NCCS, 12. Loveless, P, 6.
FRANKIE GARROWCONSOLATIONCANTON 2PLATTSBURGH 0
CHAZY — Josh Hulat tallied a pair of goals, one in each half, to help the Golden Bears defeat the Hornets in the consolation game of the Frankie Garrow Tournament.
Despite getting outshot 24-12, Canton was able to keep Plattsburgh out of the back of the net. Evan LaPoint was a strong leader for the Golden Bears defensively, while Scott Wight turned away 12 shots to capture the shutout victory.
“Plattsburgh controlled a majority of the possession in both halves,” Hornets coach Chris LaRose said. “Canton was opportunistic on their few chances and were able to finish. We had numerous chances, but came up empty. But it wasn’t a lack of effort.”
Jake Facey added an assist on the first goal from Hulat.
Mike Stetz made seven saves in net for Plattsburgh. Garrett Frady, John Fine-Lease and Brady Channell all played a strong game for the Hornets.
Canton 2, Plattsburgh 0
Canton 1 1 — 2
Plattsburgh 0 0 — 0
First half- 1, C, Hulat (Facey), 15:51.
Second half- 2, C, Hulat, 29:48.
Shots: Plattsbugh 24, Canton 12.
Saves: Wight, C, 12. Stetz, PHS, 7.
Saranac Pre-season Invite ChampionshipSeton Catholic 6, Salmon River 0
SARANAC — After going 90 minutes without a goal on Friday, the Knights had no problem finding the back of the net Saturday as they claimed the Saranac Pre-season Invitational title.
Keegan Frenyea scored three goals, and Keagen Briggs made five saves for the shutout.
Seton Catholic had five goals in the first half — all of Frenyea’s and two by Adam Tedford — to take control.
The Knights reached the championship game by beating Saranac in penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie. Coach Mike Eppler said the Knights hit the crossbar three times, the goalposts twice and missed four breakaways Friday, but they did a much better job of finishing on Saturday.
Noah Osborne scored in the second half Saturday for Seton Catholic after assisting on two goals in the first. Tedford and Frenyea each had an assist in the game.
Seton Catholic owned the shots 23-6.
ConsolationSaranac 2, Northern Adirondack 0
SARANAC — Austin Myers scored on a penalty kick to put the Chiefs on the board, and Codie Gillette added an insurance goal.
The teams went into the second half without a goal, but then Myers was fouled inside the 18-yard box and connected on his penalty kick with 9:47 left in the game.
Gillette later bent a shot inside the left post from 30 yards out for his first varsity goal.
Jarrett Myatt made 12 saves to earn the shutout.
Northern Adirondack’s Koty Smit also had 12 saves. The Bobcats played a physical, smart game.
Seton Catholic 6, Salmon River 0
Salmon River 0 0 — 0
Seton Catholic 5 1 — 6
First half- 1, SC, Frenyea (Osborne), 6:42. 2, SC, Tedford (Frenyea), 7:55. 3, SC, Frenyea, 16:37. 4, SC, Tedford (Osborne), 17:48. 5, SC, Frenyea (Tedford), 20:42.
Second half- 6, Osborne, PK, 2:01.
Shots: Salmon River 6, Seton Catholic 23.
Saves- Salmon River 19. Briggs, SC, 5.
Saranac 2, Northern Adirondack 0
NAC 0 0 — 0
Saranac 0 2 — 2
Second half- 1, Sar, Myers, PK, 30:13. 2, Sar, Gillette, 32:41.
Shots- Northern Adirondack 12, Saranac 13.
Saves- Smit, NAC, 12. Myatt, Sar, 12.
Seton wins in PKs
SARANAC — Nick Favreau scored in the 10th round of penalty kicks to lift the Knights over the Chiefs on the first day of the tournament.
Tedford, Osborne, Kaden Baugh, Chris Kustos, and Patrick Maddix also connected on penalty kicks to give Seton Catholic a 6-5 edge. The game was scoreless through regulation and two five-minute overtimes.
The Knights controlled play and held a 26-11 advantage in shots. Briggs made eight saves for Seton Catholic, and Myatt was in net for Saranac.
Seton Catholic 0, Saranac 0
(Seton Catholic wins 6-5 in penalty kicks)
Seton Catholic 0 0 0 0 — 0
Saranac 0 0 0 0 — 0
Shots: Seton Catholic 26, Saranac 11.
Saves: Briggs, SC, 8.