Blue Bomber boys fall to the Bobcats

Lake Placid’s Danna Perez, left, and Boquet Valley’s Scarlett Behm race for the ball during Monday’s game in Lake Placid.(Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

LAKE PLACID — Despite outshooting its opponents, the Lake Placid boys soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss at home to the Northern Adirondack Bobcats Monday.

The Bobcats scored twice in the second half of the game on failed attempts to clear the ball by a drained Lake Placid defense. The loss dropped the Blue Bombers’ season record to 4-4-1.

“We did alright in the first half,” Blue Bombers’ head coach Stuart Hemsley said. “The two goals were clearances we couldn’t clear. The ball was spending a lot of time in our half, in our box. They put a corner in and we can’t clear it and they score from two yards. But that’s soccer, 80% of goals are scored from inside 10 yards.”

Northern Adirondack’s Ayden Wyre opened up the game after a Bobcats player’s corner kick deflected off of two Lake Placid defenders toward the front of the net. Wyre then kicked the ball over the head of Lake Placid’s goalkeeper Jordan Deforest with 22:41 left in the contest.

Nearly two minutes later, Northern Adirondack extended the lead when Ze’Jon Taylor scored from inside the box with 20:21 remaining in the game with Tristan Lagree assisting.

Lake Placid’s Drew Ferebee, left, battles for the ball with Northern Adirondack’s Caleb Damour during Monday’s game in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

Despite allowing the Bobcats to score two goals right in front of the net, Hemsley credited his defenders for their play, especially since the team was missing a few of their players on Monday.

“Alex (Wright) did well in the back. Jesse (Marshall) did well in the back,” Hemsley said. “We still haven’t had a full squad of players all season. We didn’t create as many chances as I had hoped we would.”

Deforest recorded five saves in net for Lake Placid, while the Bobcat’s Parker Manor recorded nine saves. Northern Adirondack’s win marked the second in a row against the Blue Bombers after the team previously defeated Lake Placid 3-0 on Sept. 6.

“They had some good players. They can all play. They’re in our section and that’s who we have to fight against for a sectional title,” Hemsley said. “They’ve beaten us twice. It’s difficult to beat teams three times as we’ve found out. We’ve got a couple more weeks before we need to be ready. So we’ll go from there.”

The Blue Bombers will look to get things going on the road Friday against the Chazy Eagles at 6 p.m. The Eagles’ current record is 9-0-1.


Boquet Valley 2, Lake Placid 0

Lake Placid’s goalkeeper, Adelisa Ahmemulic, proved to be a difference-maker, shutting down 25 shots. But even with Ahmemulic’s efforts, the Lake Placid girls’ soccer team couldn’t contain the Boquet Valley Griffins and fell by a 2-0 score at home Monday.

Both Boquet Valley goals were scored in a similar fashion, with the ball deflecting off a Blue Bombers’ defender and bouncing into the back of the net.

The Griffins’ Claire Reynolds was credited with the first goal after her shot deflected off the goalpost and hit a Lake Placid player in the first half. Boquet Valley’s Abbey Schwoebel scored the second goal on another deflection with under six minutes remaining in the game.

The loss dropped the Blue Bombers’ season record to 0-7. Lake Placid was slated to take on Moriah Tuesday on the road in the first of a three-game road stand this week. The Blue Bombers will also take on Northern Adirondack on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Saranac Lake on Saturday at 2 p.m.


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