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LOCAL ROUNDUP: NCCC soccer hits the road; Tupper football falls

The North Country Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams each split on the road in matches played over the weekend.

The Saints first traveled Saturday to Onondaga Community College, where NCCC’s women came away with a 6-2 victory while the men fell to the Lazers 9-1. The teams had the opposite results in games Sunday at Hudson Valley, with the men edging the Vikings 4-3 and the Saints women falling 8-5.

Nidia DeArmaYero had another big day for the Saints women in their victory Saturday. A week ago, the sophomore set the women’s soccer program’s all-time scoring record, netting two in a 2-1 victory to bring her total to 47. The Salmon River graduate from Akwesasne added to the mark when she scored five of NCCC’s goals in the win over Onondaga. Skyelin Bradford netted the Saints other tally in the match.

NCCC’s women got off to a big start in their loss Sunday by taking a 5-3 lead over the Vikings at halftime. Hudson Valley, however, turned the tables in a big way, burying all five goals scored in the second half to rally past the Saints.

The Saints women now own a 9-4-1 record after the weekend split.

The men’s team trailed Onondaga by just 2-0 at halftime Saturday, and then the Lazers erupted for seven goals in the second half to pull away. The Saints got their lone goal in the second half, with Lamine Samab scoring in the 61st minute off an assist from Owen Yando.

The Saints men improved to 6-7 with Sunday’s 4-3 victory at Hudson Valley.

NCCC’s goal scorers from Sunday’s men’s and women’s matches were not listed at press time.

The North Country women’s team will face Clinton Community College in its next two match, starting on the road in Plattsburgh on Friday at 5 p.m. The Saints and Cougars will then play at the Sparks Athletic complex field Tuesday, Oct. 15 starting at 1 p.m. The two men’s teams will also face off on both days. They’ll be on the Cougars field Friday for a 7 p.m. start and tangle on the Saints’ pitch Tuesday, Oct. 15 starting at 3 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

South Lewis 62, Tupper Lake 14

Tupper Lake got out-gunned for the second straight week in eight-man football, falling 62-14 to South Lewis Saturday in a game played in Turin.

The Lumberjacks fell to 0-3 with the setback, and will be on the road for the third straight week for their next matchup, which will be Friday against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown. That game takes place in Parish with the opening kickoff slated for 4 p.m.