SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake and Peru traded goals early in the game Thursday, before the Indians took control to walk away with a 5-2 victory on senior night for the Red Storm.
Jacob Dick opened the scoring in the 12th minute on a pass from Jonathan Plessis-Belair to give Peru a 1-0 lead. The Red Storm answered three minutes later when Aaron Noel headed in a corner kick off the foot of Bradley Shumway, evening the score at 1-1.
Peru took over from there, scoring two goals before halftime and adding two more early in the second half to put the game out of reach. Justin Wiley netted two of the Indians' goals in the first half.
Saranac Lake's David Cluckey netted the final goal of the game 35 minutes into the second half.
"We kept the game close for the first 35 minutes, but eventually gave up our midfield control," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "Peru had some very strong runs on our defense in the first half. They were able to control from the midfield to goal, leading to many scoring opportunities."
Oliver Holmes stopped 15 shots in goal for the Red Storm, who were outshot 26-13. Blake Battistoni also chipped in with the goalkeeping duties for Saranac Lake, stopping six shots.
Saranac Lake fell to 1-9-1 with the loss.
Lake Placid 2, Moriah 1
PORT HENRY - The Lake Placid girls soccer team held off Moriah's late surge Thursday to secure a 2-1 victory.
Laura Stanton scored the game's first goal 38 minutes into the first half on a pass from Adele Jesmer to give the Blue Bombers a 1-0 lead. Freshman Liza Marinis gave Lake Placid a two-goal lead at the 17:31 mark of the second half, taking a pass from Brooke Reid.
Moriah made things interesting in the 35th minute of the second half when Sarah Slattery netted an unassisted goal.
Liz Leff made eight saves in goal for the Blue Bombers, who held a 15-14 advantage in shots taken.
Lake Placid improved to 12-1-1 in Northern Soccer League games and 12-3-1 overall.