Boys' Soccer

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Keene's Colton Venner attempts to sweep around Richard Bennett of Minerva/Newcomb, while Warren Ashe backs up the play during Tuesday's Section VII Class D preliminary game. The Beavers won, 4-0. (P-R Photo/Alvin Reiner)

Crown Point, Keene move on in Class D playoffs

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point boys’ soccer team proved to be a sharing bunch in its Section VII Class D preliminary win over Johnsburg Tuesday.

Five players were credited with a goal or an assist in the Panthers’ 6-0 blanking of the Jaguars.

Judd DeBrobander registered two goals and two assists, while Joe Foote added two goals and an assist in the six-goal differential.

“Crown Point controlled the game from start-to-finish,” Panthers coach Randy Pertak said. “We were able to score very quickly in both halves. We passed the ball very well, and we controlled the game.”

Noah Macey opened the game’s scoring with just 1:26 gone in the first half on a one-time feed from Chance Potter.

DeBrobander helped Crown Point extended its differential to two goals 14:03 later. Foote was credited with the assist on the play.

The Panthers would maintain a 2-0 advantage at the halftime break.

DeBrobander, Erick DuShane and Foote each scored second-half goals. Three of the four tallies occurred with under 10 minutes to play in regulation.

“The boys really looked to setup each other well (Tuesday),” Pertak said. “I hope we can carry this momentum against Elizabethtown-Lewis Thursday. We did not play very well when we played them in a tournament earlier this season.”

Crown Point outshot the Jaguars in the match, 22-6.

Brendan Crowningshield registered one save in net for the win, while Mark Cleveland made nine saves in the losing effort for Johnsburg.

Crown Point 6, Johnsburg 0

Johnsburg 0 0 — 0

Crown Point 2 4 — 6

First half- 1, CP, Macey (Potter), 1:26. 2, CP, DeBrobander (Foote), 15:29.

Second half- 3, CP, DeBrobander (Macey), 1:49. 4, CP, DuShane (DeBrobander), 30:19. 5, CP, Foote (Macey), 31:35. 6, CP, Foote (DeBrobander), 34:22.

Shots: Crown Point 22. Johnsburg 6.

Saves: Crowningshield, CP, 1. Cleveland, J, 9.


Keene 4, Minerva/Newcomb 0

KEENE — Harry Joanette, Gabe Warner and Colton Venner each scored, while the Beavers were credited with an own goal in their preliminary win.

Joanette scored with just 3:58 elapsed in the opening frame.

Warner and Venner scored back-to-back goals with less than five minutes remaining in the first half to make it 3-0.

The own goal occurred with 32:29 remaining in the second half.

Brandon Dumas earned the shutout win between the pipes for Keene, stopping six shots. Alex Ruzbacki totaled for the Mountaineers.

Keene 4, Minerva/Newcomb 0

Minerva/Newcomb 0 0 — 0

Keene 3 1 — 4

First half- 1, K, Joanette, 3:58. 2, K, Warner (Joanette), 34:49. 3, K, Venner (Warner), 39:33.

Second half- 4, K, own goal, 7:31.

Shots: Keene 18. Minerva/Newcomb 10.

Saves: Dumas, K, 6. Ruzbacki, M/N, 14.


Chateaugay 1, Norwood-Norfolk 0

CHATEAUGAY — After being absent from the lineup for seven games with a foot injury, Chad Stalter catapulted the Bulldogs (11-3-1, 10-2-1) to a league win.

Stalter took a quick shot that found the far corner of the net with 10:10 remaining in regulation.

“Brennen Secore helped setup the play,” Chateaugay coach Bob Ouimet said. “He pushed the ball up the pitch and cleared it from the left side. From there, Stalter was able to finish.”

The Bulldogs were relentless on offense from the get-go, according to Ouimet.

“Stalter actually had multiple opportunities to score in the first half,” Ouimet said. “He took three straight point-blank shots, but wasn’t able to bury it. We had the wind in our favor in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize.”

Stalter’s game-winning goal was the 36th of his career, moving him into second all-time in school scoring.

Chateaugay has one more regular-season game remaining on its schedule. The Bulldogs have their Senior Game versus Parishville-Hopkinton Friday.

“We tied the first time we played them, so it should be a good game,” Ouimet said.

Chateaugay 1, Norwood-Norfolk 0

Chateaugay 0 1 — 1

Norwood Norfolk 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, C, Stalter (Secore), 29:50.

Shots: Chateaugay 21. Norwood-Norfolk 3.

Saves: Trombley, C, 0. Waite, N-N, 8.