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Saints pick up home wins

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams picked up victories Wednesday in their home openers against Finger Lakes Community College.

The Saints women scored four in the first half on the way to a 7-0 win and the men played their way to a 5-3 victory in the nightcap.

Nidia DeArmaYero, a sophomore from Salmon River, scored a goal and had four assists, Skyelin Bradford collected two goals and two assists and Taylor Razis and Lindsay Reeve, of Saranac Lake, chipped in two goals apiece as the Saints women cruised to the win.

Rosie Bamber recorded six saves in net to earn the shutout for North Country, while Alexis Poirier and Charlotte Renshaw both turned in standout defensive efforts.

“It’s always good to win your first home game of the season,” Saints coach Kent Egglefield said. “I just didn’t expect this type of score; Finger Lakes is a talented team.”

The Saints women improved to 2-1 overall on the season. Their next game will be at home on Saturday against Cayuga at 1 p.m.

Wednesday’s victory was the first of the season for the North Country men, who will bring a 1-2 record into Saturday’s 3 p.m. home game against Cayuga.