Host OFA and Lisbon took the shutout route to reach tonights 8 p.m. championship game of the Gerard Cring Boys Soccer Tournament at the Alton W. Elliott Athletic Complex. OFA blanked Norwood-Norfolk 6-0 and Lisbon checked Gouverneur 4-0.
OFA 6 -Norwood-Norfolk 0: The Blue Devils generated a 25-6 shots on goal margin after goaltender Jake Sias (6 saves) made two outstanding plays in the first five minutes of the game.
We had a couple of defensive breakdowns early and Norwood-Norfolk made two nice runs. But Jake Sias came through with two big saves, said OFA Coach Matt Morley.
After that we settled down and played well. We did a lot of things very well but we also know that we made some mistakes that we cant make against Lisbon. Lisbon is a young team but they are skilled and they finish were very well.
Nate Peo enjoyed a bountiful finishing night for the Devils netting a hat trick with the first goal in each half and the final goal of the game.
Peyton Lalone tallied one goal with a powerful shot from the wing and also set up a Conor Hannan tally with a curling cross in front of the net. Dillon Rudy Binion converted unassisted from a scramble and stopper Dave Prudhomme also supplied a starting spark assisting on two goals.
Matt Piercey and Jordan Miller passed out assists for OFA and Garrett Waite finished with 19 saves in the N-N goal.
Lisbon 4 -Gouverneur 0: The Golden Knights scored twice in each half and Issac Sovie preserved the shutout with a beautiful leaping save on his only save of the night. Jake Putney figured in both first half goals by setting Adam Kelly in the 23rd minute and coming back to score off a nice setup from Kane Jordan two minutes later.
Jimmy Robinson, playing in the field after handling the goaltending duties for three years, figured in both goals of the second half. Robinson used a nice through pass to set up Kelly and scored from close range off a pass from Jake Pellerin.
Seth Carr made 10 saves in goal for Gouverneur.
I was really pleased with the way we moved the ball and worked very hard out there, said Lisbon Coach Bill Reed.
We moved Jimmy Robinson around tonight just to see how things would work if needed to push him forward.
OFA, M-W JVS WIN
OFA and Madrid-Waddington took different routes to the todays 4 p.m. JV championship game. The host Blue Devils prevailed by a 3-2 margin in the second round of a shootout after a 0-0 overtime tie while M-W cruised to a 3-0 victory over Potsdam.
Dylan Jock scored in the first round of the shootout for OFA and James Wing netted an equalizer and Austin Lalonde converted the game-winning penalty kick in the second round. Justyn McCormick went the distance in goal while Will Kroeger and Alex Sias were cited by Coach Jim Howard for anchoring the defensive backfield.
Coach Howard cited Noah Moore and Ben Hammond for leading the front line and Matt Farrand and Matt Rahm for the sparking the midfield.
SARANAC CENTRAL TOURNEY
Salmon River advanced to the championship game today of the Saranac Central Early Bird Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Northern Adirondack Central School. Josh Hynes, Nick Hynes and Antoine Domino scored for SR and Nick Hynes logged two assists.
Matt LaClair stopped seven shots as Section 7s Beekmantown shut out Canton, 4-0, in a semifinal game of the Chazy Tournament. Ian Pummell and Alex Proper scored goals in the first half for Beekmantown and Ryan Waterbury and Zach Bingel tallied second-half goals.
Canton will play in the consolation game at 5 p.m. today against Plattsburgh.
Indian River 2, Massena 0 (non league): A pair of first half goals lifted the Warriors as Cindy Black scored twice with Erin Hesse and Megan Kulba each assisting against Massena. Ashley Borce had seven saves for Indian River.
Bailey Young stopped 12 shots for Massena.