Storm fall in final home match

Beekmantown’s Kristen Villemaire gets set to kick the ball while Saranac Lake’s Jillian Duffy closes in to defend during the first half of Tuesday’s match at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Beekmantown’s Kristen Villemaire gets set to kick the ball while Saranac Lake’s Jillian Duffy closes in to defend during the first half of Tuesday’s match at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team had a tall order on tap when it hosted unbeaten Beekmantown on Tuesday at Schroeter’s Field.

Playing in their final home match of the season at Schroeter’s Field, the Red Storm didn’t come close to matching Beekmantown’s firepower, as the Eagles rolled to an 8-0 victory.

Saranac Lake kept the match somewhat tight in the first half and trailed 3-0 at intermission. In the second half, however, Beekmantown really took over while adding five more goals and handing the Red Storm another loss in what has been a tough campaign.

Kristen Villemaire scored four goals, Alyssa Waters netted a hat trick and Avery Durgan added one goal for the Eagles, who improved to 14-0 with one regular season game left on their schedule. Beekmantown held a 31-9 edge in shots, and basically shut down Saranac Lake after the Red Storm had their best scoring chances early in the match.

“They are just really good,” Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson said. “We had some moments, but we couldn’t compete with them — their passing, their speed, their experience. We were down 3-0 at the half, and then we just let our guard down. I at least want to see a little fight from our team, and I just didn’t see that.

Lea Hill of Saranac Lake settles the ball in front of Beekmantown’s Danielle Dyke during Tuesday’s match.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lea Hill of Saranac Lake settles the ball in front of Beekmantown’s Danielle Dyke during Tuesday’s match. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

“We’ve tried to make some moves to get better, and we have improved,” Wilson continued. “Our passing game is better. Today, we had six shots in the first half, we had some good scoring chances but we just didn’t have the same push as Beekmantown. We’ve had some very good games, but I haven’t seen the fire lately. I didn’t see the edge on my team and that was evident tonight.”

The Eagles have now scored 83 goals during their 14 victories, and they have recorded shutouts in nine of those wins.

Saranac Lake wraps up the regular season Thursday at Plattsburgh.

Beekmantown 8, Saranac Lake 0

Eagles 3 5 — 8

Red Storm 0 0 — 0

Scoring

First Half

1. B, 12:10 Waters (Villemaire), 12:10; 2. B, Villemaire (Casey), 19:50; 3. B, Villemaire (Durgan), 37:26.

Second Half

4. B, Waters (LaDue), 3:17; 5. B, Villemaire (Scott); 6:32; 6. B, Waters (Durgan), 14:53; 7. B. Villemaire (Casey), 27:36; 8. B, Durgan (Drapeau), 32:48.

Shots: BCS, 31, SL 9

Saves: B, Baker 4; SL, Ellithorpe, Sousa 18.

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