Red Storm varsity soccer falls on senior night

Saranac Lake’s Elizabeth Owens, left, and a Northeastern Clinton player fight for the ball during Thursday’s game. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake varsity girls soccer team fell to the Northeastern Clinton Cougars 5-0 on Thursday.

“To say that the final score did not reflect the actual play of our team would be a major understatement,” Saranac Lake head coach Jason Wamsganz said in a statement. “We played a very solid game, all 19 girls. I am extremely pleased with them, I asked them to play hard for one another on senior night, and they did just that.

“I am especially proud of our seniors and captains for keeping this team together, they did a nice job,” he added.

Prior to the game, Saranac Lake honored its seven seniors, Sydney Dann, Alex LaDue, Sydney Mariano, Brooke Merrill, Elizabeth Owens, Lydia Wamsganz and Emma Wood.

In the first half, the Cougars’ Bailee Lafountain scored to open the game up 1-0. Lafountain’s goal would be the only goal of the first half.

Saranac Lake’s Ayla Small takes the ball up field during Thursday game against Northeastern Clinton. Also pictured is Lydia Wamsganz. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

In the second half, Northeastern Clinton found its groove. The team scored four straight goals to earn the victory.

Wood and Karlie Goetz had a combined twelve saves in net for the Red Storm.

The game marked the last regular season game for the Red Storm. Wamsganz said he expects the team to play against Saranac Central in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday night.

“Saranac is a very talented team and we will obviously have an uphill battle, but as these girls always do, they will show up and play hard,” Wamsganz said.

Saranac Lake’s Chloe Skiff (18) kicks the ball during Thursday’s game against Northeastern Clinton in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

Saranac Lake’s Elizabeth Owens kicks the ball while NCCS’s Desiree Dubois tries to make a save during Thursday’s game. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)


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