Justine Rotz of Plattsburgh High scored the lone goal in the Lady Hornets 1-0 win over Saranac Lake.
The first round of the Section VII/Class C playoffs also brought the first penalty kick shootout of the season, as the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and Moriah Lady Vikings went 110 minutes without scoring a goal.
Blue Bombers Carrissa Kennedy and goalie Liz Leff scored the two markers in the shootout as Lake Placid (10-4-2) advanced 2-1 on kicks to the Class C semifinals Oct. 26.
Leff recorded four saves in the contest in earning her eighth shutout of the year and bringing her saves total to 101, along with scoring a decisive kick in the five-vs.-five shootout.
The Blue Bombers will face the Seton Catholic Lady Knights in the Class C finals, as Paige Spittler scored her 12th goal of the season in the 27th minute in a 1-0 win against the Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats.
Shannon Egan assisted on the goal, while Shannon Olsen made 10 saves in picking up her third shutout of the season for the Knights (8-9-0).
Jesslin Golovach made 11 saves for the Bobcats, finishing the year with 166 saves and five shutouts. The Bobcats finished the 2011 regular season with a record of 7-10-0.
The Section VII/Class C championship game will be played on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. between top-seeded Lake Placid and second-seeded Seton Catholic at AuSable Valley High School.
Class B girls playoffs
The Peru Lady Indians scored the lone upset of the opening round as the fifth seed earned a 1-0 win against the Saranac Lady Chiefs Oct. 26.
Lindsey Bushey scored the lone goal of the game in the 56th minute for the Indians (7-7-1), her 10th of the season, assisted by Mary Mazzella.
Dani Dayton made five saves for the Indians in recording her second shutout of the season, while Jamie Favreau made nine saves for the Chiefs, who finished the 2011 season with a record of 10-6-1.
The second-seeded Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets also scored a 1-0 win, their’s against the seventh-seeded Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm.
Justine Rotz opened and closed the scoring in the 51st minute for the Hornets (9-6-1) on an unassisted tally.
Karlie Neale made five saves in the victory to earn her fifth shutout of the season, while Regan Kieffer made 19 saves for the Red Storm, who finished the 2011 season with a record of 1-12-0.
The Class B semifinals will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the top-seeded Beekmantown Lady Eagles (11-0-1) looking to avoid being the second victim of the upset-minded Peru Lady Indians at 1 p.m. in Chazy. The Indians were the only team to blemish the Eagles record with a 1-1 tie on the last day of the regular season, Oct. 20.
In the 3 p.m. game at Chazy, the second-seeded Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets will look to score their third win of the season over the third-seeded AuSable Valley Lady Patriots (12-4-1). The Hornets outscored the Patriots 4-1 in their two Division I meetings.
B, C boys, D girls in action
The Section VII playoffs continue today with the Class B and Class C boys playoffs and the Class D girls opening round.
In Class B, the top-seeded Plattsburgh High Hornets (14-0-1) have a bye into the semifinal round. They will face the winner of the game between the fifth-seeded Saranac Chiefs (6-8-2), who travel to face the fourth-seeded Peru Indians (7-7-1) at 3 p.m.
In the other half of the bracket, the second-seeded Northeastern Clinton Cougars (11-1-2) will open up with a 3:30 p.m. game against the AuSable Valley Patriots (0-14-0). The winner of that game would face a semifinal challenge from either the third-seeded Beekmantown Eagles, (9-5-0), who will host the seventh-seeded Saranac Lake Red Storm (2-10-0) at 3 p.m.
In Class C, the lone semifinal will be at AuSable Valley High School at 6 p.m., as the second-seeded Lake Placid Blue Bombers (4-8-0) will take on the third-seeded Seton Catholic Knights (3-11-0). The winner will face top-seeded Northern Adirondack (6-8-0), who received a semifinal bye.
The two-seeded Chazy Lady Eagles (15-1-0) will start their state title defense against the eighth-seeded Willsboro Lady Warriors (3-12-1), hosting a 3 p.m. start. The winner will play the victor of the opening round game between the fifth-seeded Wells Lady Indians and the fourth-seeded Minerva/Newcomb Lady Mountaineers.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions (10-6-1) earned the second seed, and will start their playoffs with an opening round game hosting the Indian Lake/Long Lake Lady Orange at 3 p.m.. The advancing team will face the winner of the sixth-seeded Keene Lady Beavers (5-9-1). who travel to face the third-seeded Westport Lady Eagles (10-2-0) at 3 p.m.
The Beekmantown Eagles continued their undefeated season with a three game, 25-22, 25-10, 25-9 win over the Northeastern Clinton Cougars Oct. 26.
Molly Sorrell had eight aces for the Eagles, while Kiana Archer added 23 assists, Kendra LaFountain had 13 digs, Shannon Ryan had five aces and five kills and Emily Anderson had seven kills.
Vada Loya had 18 digs for the Cougars, with Stephanie LaValley adding 11 assists and Kelly Rogers netting 10 digs.
Abby Higgins had another triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 16 digs to lead the Indians (13-2) to their victory.
The Peru Indians remained in second place in the CVAC standings with a 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of the AuSable Valley Patriots. Paige Moore had 10 assists and 10 digs, while Breanna Martineau with 10 digs, Katie Lawliss had nine digs, Sam Banker 16 assists, Callie Garcia had 12 digs and five kills, and Lea Perry 10 had assists.
Jacquie Hoey had 17 digs for the Patriots, while Belle O'Toole, Noelle Miller and Miranda Sheffer all had 11 digs.
The Plattsburgh High Hornets also kept pace, scoring a 25-12, 25-23, 25-21 over the Saranac Lake Red Storm.
Kianna Dragoon had 26 assists in the victory for the Hornets, while Kadijah Brown added 10 kills and Deanna LaBarge had nine kills.
Nikkie Trudeau had nine kills and 10 digs for the Red Storm, while Abby Smith finished with 14 digs, Emily Fountain had eight assists and Kylie Sapone had seven assists.
The Saranac Chiefs dropped the first game of their Oct. 26 match against the Northern Adirondack Bobcats, then rallied for a 15-25, 25-20, 32-30, 25-17 win.
Danielle Parker had 11 digs for the Chiefs, while Stephanie Linder added 10 kills, Jasmine Barnard had 12 assists, Emily Buzzell has seven kills, Katelyn Gates had seven kills and Samantha Aierle netted 12 assists.
Ariel Filion had seven aces, eight assists and six digs for the Bobcats, while Nicole Durnin had 12 kills, Emma Trombley had 13 assists and Tessa King combined eight kills with eight digs.