Girls' Soccer

PPR SPORTS Class D Soccer 1026
Moriah's Katie DeSimone looks for the scoring opportunity as Willsboro's Taylor Crowningshield defends and goalie Stephanie Blanchard adjusts to make a save during Friday's Section VII Class D quarterfinal matchup. (P-R Photo/Alvin Reiner)

Westport upsets Keene in penalty kicks in 'D' quarters

KEENE — The Keene girls’ soccer team, despite a wide edge in shots, couldn’t find the back of the net Friday afternoon.

And it proved costly.

Sixth-seeded Westport outlasted third-seeded Keene, 2-1, in penalty kicks after the two battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and the overtimes in quarterfinal play.

Keene held a wide 20-4 advantage in shots but wasn’t able to capitalize as Hannah Looby made 12 stops in the Westport nets. Tucker Geiger stopped two shots in the Keene nets.

In the penalty kick shootout, Emily Rascoe and Brendee Russell tallied for the Eagles and Daria Venner for Keene.

“Both teams gave it their all on the field,” Westport coach Brad Rascoe said. “It’s always tough when a game is decided on penalty kicks.”

“This was a hard way to lose for Keene,” Keene coach Brittany Purdy said. “We had a great season, winning Division III and our players need to hold their heads up.

“Westport is a strong team and played a great defensive game. Both teams worked hard.”

Westport 0, Keene 0 (OT)

(Westport wins, 2-1, in penalty kicks)

Westport 0 0 0 0 0 — 0

Keene 0 0 0 0 0 — 0

Shots: Keene 20, Westport 4.

Saves: Geiger, K, 2. Looby, West, 12.



PORT HENRY — It took overtime for the second-seeded Vikings to end the seventh-seeded Warriors’ upset bid.

In fact, Willsboro took a 1-0 lead on Amanda Henrichs’ goal at 11:43 of the second half and held the advantage until Reagan Pratt tied it for Moriah with 6:56 left in regulation.

That set the stage for Caitlin Pelkey’s game-winning goal which came with 8:32 gone in the first overtime.

Katie DeSimone and Jordan Speshock added assists for the Vikings, who held an 18-8 advantage in shots. Lauren Cross made three saves in net.

Stephanie Blanchard turned away 12 shots in the Willsboro nets. The Warriors, led by Bridget Moran and Andrea O’Hara, played a strong game.

Moriah 2, Willsboro 1 (OT)

Willsboro 0 1 0 0 — 1

Moriah 0 1 1 0 — 2

Second half- 1, Wills, Henrichs, 11:43. 2, Mor, Pratt (DeSimone), 33:04.

First overtime- 3, Mor, Pelkey (Speshock), 8:32.

Shots: Moriah 18, Willsboro 8.

Saves: Blanchard, Wills, 12. Cross, Mor, 3.



OLMSTEDVILLE — Minerva/Newcomb controlled play for most of its quarterfinal against the Panthers.

But the game remained scoreless until Makenzie Winslow’s goal with 5:42 left in regulation gave the fourth-seeded Mountaineers a 1-0 win over the fifth-seeded Panthers.

The victory sends Minerva/Newcomb into Tuesday’s semifinals at top-seeded Chazy, which had a bye in the opening round.

The high-scoring Winslow got a perfectly-placed pass from Mary Labar to score the game-winner at the 34:18 mark.

Astasia Myler recorded four saves in net for the shutout and Amanda Wolf was busy in the Crown Point nets with 18 stops.

“Our defense, led by Gabrielle McNally, played solid and consistent throughout the game,” Minerva/Newcomb coach Candice Gereau said.

Minerva/Newcomb 1, Crown Point 0

Crown Point 0 0 — 0

Minerva/Newcomb 0 1 — 1

Second half- 1, M/N, Winslow (Labar), 34:18.

Shots: Minerva/Newcomb 19, Crown Point 4.

Saves: Wolf, CP, 18. Myler, M/N, 4.



CHATEAUGAY — Chad Stalter had a goal and an assist as the Bulldogs wrapped up their regular season with a win over the Panthers.

Seth Young opened scoring at the 7:42 mark of the first half with Stalter assisting for Chateaugay (12-3-1, 11-2-1). Stalter then added a goal on a penalty kick at 13:57.

“It was Senior Night and they all had a heck of a game (Friday),” Bulldogs coach Bob Ouimet said.

Wyatt Snell got Parishville-Hopkinton on the board midway through the first half.

Josh Trombley, who captured the victory on four saves, made a save on a penalty kick in the second half to preserve the win.

Kobe Wyatt turned away four shots in the loss for the Panthers.

Chateaugay 2, Parishville-Hopkinton 1

Parishville-Hopkinton 1 0 — 1

Chateaugay 2 0 — 2

First half- 1, C, Young (Stalter), 7:42. 2, C, Stalter, pk, 13:57. 3, P-H, Snell, 20:11.

Shots: Chateaugay 7, Parishville 6.

Saves: Trombley, C, 4. Wells, P-H, 4.