Logan Mars & Caitlyn LaPier
The AuSable Valley Lady Patriots found the net with just 57 seconds remaining in regulation, giving them a 2-1 win against Saranac Lady Chiefs and pulling them alone into second place in Division I.
Amanda Hamilton scored the golden goal for the Patriots (10-3-1, 7-3-1) in the 80th minute off an assist from Megan Colby, while Meghan Strong opened the scoring in the 57th minute off ann assist from Haley Taylor.
League-leading scorer Ellen Thew broke out of a three-game goal drought for the Chiefs (10-5-1, 6-5-1), netting a goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the 67th minute, unassisted.
Plattsburgh High remained within striking distance of the Patriots with a 1-0 win over Northeastern Clinton, as Brooke Knight scored the lone goal for the Lady Hornets (7-6-1, 6-4-1) in the 44th minute off a Marle Curle assist.
Celine Bouvier and Christina Paola each made three saves for the Lady Cougars, who ended the regular season with a record of 3-8-1.
Also in Division I, the Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm jumped out to a 3-1 lead and then held on to earn their first victory of the season, 3-2, over the Peru Lady Indians.
Chelsea LaFountain scored the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute for the Red Storm (1-11-0), while Megan Moody scored in the 35th minute (Maggie Darrah assist) and Hope Laramee scored in the 49th minute.
Lindsey Bushey opened the scoring for the Indians (6-7-0, 4-7-0) in the ninth minute, while Ashley Carpenter scored on an Ashley Sardella assist in the 72nd minute.
In Division II, the champion Chazy Lady Eagles scored a 7-0 win against the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels.
The Eagles (14-1-0, 13-0-0) got two goals from Caitlyn LaPier (two assists) and Christina Emery each scored two goals, while Hannah Laurin, Jori Cooper and Amanda Kempainen each scored one goal.
The Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions remained tied for second place in the division, as the Blue Bombers scored a 3-2 win over the Willsboro Lady Warriors and the Lady Lions scored a 3-1 win over the Seton Catholic Lady Knights.
Mackenzie Kemmerer scored the game-winner for the Blue Bombers (8-3-2) in the 66th minute, while Ayla Thompson scored in the third minute (Kemmerer assist) and Kendra Manning scored in he 66th minute.
Amanda Mahoney and Hannah Bruno scored for the Warriors (3-12-1, 2-11-1), while Serene Holland had an assist.
For the Lions (10-4-0, 9-3-0), Emily Morris scored a pair of goals in the 32nd (Kylee Cassavaugh) and 77th (Shonna Brooks), while Cassavaugh scored in the 27th minute off a Lily Whalen assist.
Shannon Egan scored the lone goal for the Knights (6-9-0, 6-7-0) on an assist from Peyton Falb.
Also in Division II, Rachael Venne scored in the 80th minute to give the Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats (5-7-1, 5-7-1) a 1-0 win over the Moriah Lady Vikings (3-8-2, 3-8-2).
Venne’s goal came with just 20 seconds remaining in the game, while Jesslin Golovach made six saves in the win.
The Division II champion Westport Lady Eagles had a stumble in their final divisional game of the season, as the Minerva/Newcomb Lady Mountaineers scored in the second half for a 1-0 win.
Karlee McGee had seven saves for the Eagles (10-2-0).
Megan Hall scored in the second half for the Keene Lady Beavers, but it was not enough as the Wells Lady Indians scored a 3-1 win over the Beavers (5-9-1, 5-6-1).
The Chazy Eagles scored an 11-0 win over the Northern Adirondack Bobcats Oct. 19, as Nathan Reynolds scored three goals and Brandon Laurin added two goals while Hayden Guay, Hunter Dominy, Nolan Rogers, Justin Brothers and David Poitras scored one goal apiece for the Eagles (12-3-0, 9-2-0).
Evan Mousseau and Colby Garrand combined for six saves for the Bobcats (6-8-0, 5-7-0).
The Peru Indians scored a straight games win over the Saranac Chiefs to stay in second place in the league with a record of 10-2.
Abby Higgins had 12 kills and 13 digs for the Indians, while Sam Banker had 11 assists, Paige Moore seven kills and eight digs, and the duo of Breanna Martineau and Callie Garcia each had 10 digs.
Jasmine Barnard had seven assists and 10 digs for the Chiefs (8-5) while Emily Buzzell and Ali Harpp each had five kills, Samantha Aierle seven assists and 10 digs, and Karlee Craig netted 11 digs.
The AuSable Valley Patriots rallied from a loss in the opening game of their match to score a 3-1 win over the Northeastern Clinton Cougars Oct. 19, with game scores of 20-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16.
Jacquie Hoey had seven aces and 18 digs for the Patriots (4-8), while Belle O'Toole netted 19 digs and 20 assists, Noelle Miller had 14 kills and eight digs, Cassidy Tallman had nine kills and Miranda Sheffer added eight digs.
Stephanie LaValley had 11 assists and 10 digs for the Cougars (2-9), with Kelly Rogers adding 16 digs, Vada Loya hitting 14 digs, Sarena Foster netting six blocks and Ellen Reid recording eight digs.
Northern Adirondack also scored a straight games win, beating the Saranac Lake Red Storm by scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-12.
Hannah Charland had eight aces for the Bobcats (8-5), while Ariel Fillion had 11 assists and Tessa King connected for six kills.
Nikkie Trudeau had five digs for the Red Storm (1-11).
The Plattsburgh Hornets scored a 3-0 win against the Lake Placid Blue Bombers with games of 25-13, 25-20, 25-21.
Kianna Dragoon paced the Hornets (8-4) with 19 assists, while Kayla Boise had eight digs.
Francesca Pickett had five aces for the Blue Bombers (2-11), while Danielle Balestrini added five kills and five assists, with Olivia Dempsey tallying 19 assists.