Three local teams added their names to the list of competitors in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s soccer regional finals.
The Beekmantown varsity boys and girls teams, along with the Tupper Lake Lady Lumberjacks, advanced to the regional finals with wins Nov. 8, while the Northern Adirondack Bobcats and Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers finished their season in heartbreaking fashion, the latter losing to the Lumberjacks.
The Beekmantown teams both cruised into the regional finals, with the boys scoring a 7-1 victory and the girls team won 4-0, both against Salmon River.
Zach Towle (18th), Adam Goldfarb (24th), Brendan Carnright (35th), Austin Burl (42nd), Spencer Keable (68th), Michael Farqui (71st) and Chris McIlroy (78th) each scored in the win for the Eagles (13-5-0), with Carnright recording two assists and Burl adding one. Dylan Riley and Keon Jahanbakhsh also had assists. Derek Olsen made five saves in the win.
The Eagles will face Section II/Class B champion and state seventh-ranked Broadalbin-Perth (16-0-3) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Schuylerville High School. Game time has yet to be determined. The Eagles beat the fifth-ranked Plattsburgh High Hornets to advance to the state tournament.
For the Lady Eagles, Kallie Villemaire and Jess Huber each scored a pair of goals as the Eagles scored a 4-0 win over Salmon River.
Villemaire scored in the 17th and 43rd minutes, while Huber scored in the 39th and 60th minutes.
The Eagles (14-0-1) had a 24-5 advantage in shots. The team will play Section II/Class B champion Schalmont (20-0-0), the second-ranked team in the state, on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Stillwater High School.
In Class C, the Section X champion Lady Lumberjacks and the Section VII champion Lady Blue Bombers went 110 minutes without scoring a goal, as Lake Placid keeper Liz Leff made a pair of saves and Tupper Lake’s Kelsie St. Louis made seven saves.
In the ensuing shootout, the Bombers took an early lead on a Carissa Kennedy make, but Katie Stuart, Carley Aldridge each responded to give the Lumberjacks a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth round of shots, St. Louis was able to make a save and Lizzy Zurek netted the goals that advanced the Lumberjacks to the regional final by a 3-1 tally.
The Lumberjacks (9-5-1) will play Section II/Class C champion Hoosick Falls Saturday, Nov. 12, in Massena with a time to be determined.
The Blue Bombers ended the 2011 season with a record of 11-5-2.
In the Class C boys game, the Northern Adirondack Bobcats held the Madrid-Waddington Yellowjackets off the board for 79:57, while the Yellowjackets shutout the Bobcats for the full 80 minutes.
Zach Marcellus scored the game-winner for the Yellowjackets, while Evan Mousseau made six saves for the Bobcats, who ended the 2011 season with a record of 7-9-0.
In Class D, the Chazy Eagles still await the winners of the Section X championships, for games that will be held at Plattsburgh High School on Saturday, Nov. 12.