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Bombers boys soccer races past Westport

High School Roundup

October 12, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - Haile Thompson had two goals and an assist to lead the Lake Placid boys soccer team to a 4-0 Northern Soccer League victory over Westport on Thursday.

Thompson, a senior, connected for an unassisted goal in the 35th minute then scored again a minute later on a pass from Eddie Kane. Thompson assisted on Shane McNierney's second half goal.

"Westport defended very well, withstanding a great deal of pressure from Lake Placid's offense," said Lake Placid coach Stuart Hemsley.

The Blue Bombers outshot Westport 25-10. Lake Placid goalkeeper Chris Kordziel made seven saves.

"Goalmouth scrambles and fine goalkeeping kept the Bombers scoreless until five minutes before halftime," Hemsley said. "The second half also resulted in a number of chances before two more late goals put Westport's efforts to equalize beyond reach."

Lake Placid improved to 9-4 with the victory.


AuSable Valley 3, Saranac Lake 2

CLINTONVILLE - Jon Goodnough scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes remaining to give AuSable Valley a 3-2 victory over Saranac Lake on Thursday.

The Red Storm erased a 2-0 deficit with goals by Devin Cowan and Jeff Stevens, but were unable to hold off the Patriots' late charge.

"Another game where our team took the short end of the stick," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "We definitely had many scoring opportunities - some one-on-one with the goalie - but we could not cash in."

Saranac Lake outshot AuSable Valley 15-8 in the game. Oliver Holmes stopped four shots for the Red Storm, while Joshua Taylor recorded 12 saves for AuSable Valley.

Jacob Montefusco opened the scoring in the second minute of play and Nate Casey put the Patriots ahead 2-0 15 minutes later.

Cowan's goal came in the 19th minute after he fought off defenders to head a Brad Shumway cross into the net. Stevens' unassisted goal came in the 11th minute of the second half.

Goodnough's game-winner came on a pass from Austin Facteau.



Chateaugay 2, Tupper Lake 0

TUPPER LAKE - The Chateaugay girls soccer team kept its unbeaten record intact Thursday with a 2-0 Northern Athletic Conference victory over Tupper Lake.

Alexis Beach scored a goal in each half to account for the Bulldogs' scoring.

Ryane O'Connor stopped nine shots in goal for the Lumberjacks, who were outshot 18-8 in the game.

Chateaugay improved to 11-0 with the victory, while Tupper Lake fell to 6-5.



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