SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake boys soccer team had some great scoring chances during Tuesday's Northern Soccer League match against Saranac, but the Red Storm couldn't cash in when it counted in a 2-1 setback to the Chiefs at Schroeter's Field.
The Chiefs took a one-goal lead on the only tally of the opening half when Connor Christopherson converted on a pass from Durgan Zappala midway through the stanza.
Saranac then got a big goal 10:17 into the second half when Zappala scored what proved to be the game-winner off an assist from Aaron Cross, who sent a cross into the box. Zappala's goal gave Saranac a 2-0 edge at the time.
Saranac Lake’s Nick Bayruns, left, sends a pass in front of a Saranac defender to teammate Jeff Stevens during the first half of Tuesday’s match at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Jake Heverly netted Saranac Lake's lone goal, sending a shot into the upper left corner of the net with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game.
"Play was pretty much evenly matched today," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "Our one downfall was our inability to finish our runs. Work in the midfield was decent, but runs past the defense were not evident today."
Saranac Lake outshot Saranac 23-13, but the Chiefs got a sparkling performance in goal from Andrew Tedford, who recorded 15 saves to earn the win. Junior Oliver Holmes made 11 saves for the Red Storm.
With the loss, Saranac Lake dropped to 1-8-1, while the win lifted the Chiefs to 4-6-1.
The Red Storm will be at home again Thursday against Peru at 4 p.m.
Chazy 5, Lake Placid 0
CHAZY - The Chazy boys soccer team scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and never looked back Tuesday on the way to a 5-0 Northern Soccer League, Division II victory over Lake Placid.
Josh Barriere headed in a corner kick from the foot of Derek Drake 2:07 into the first half and Brandon Laurin connected eight minutes later to give the Eagles control of the match. Chazy scored four goals in the first half and one in the second.
Chazy outshot the Blue Bombers 21-4 during the game. Chris Kordziel made nine saves for Lake Placid.
With the win, Chazy kept its undefeated record intact and improved to 10-0 in league games and 12-0-1 overall.
Lake Placid is 8-4 in NSL games and 9-5 overall.
The Blue Bombers next play at home Thursday against Willsboro starting at 4 p.m.