Amanda Hamilton of AuSable Valley and Paige Southwick of Northeastern Clinton try to get the ball as Rachel Knapp of AVCS and Michaela McDonough of NCCS watch on.
CLINTONVILLE — The third-seeded AuSable Valley Lady Patriots scored two goals in the second half to pull away from the sixth-seeded Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars and earn a 3-0 win in the Section VII/Class B quarterfinal round Oct. 25.
Cammey Keyser had a hand in all three of the Patriots (12-4-1) goals, as she set up Amanda Hamilton in the 12th and 70th minutes, while scoring an insurance goal in the 77th minute on a direct kick.
Hamilton picked up her eighth and ninth goals on the season, while Keyser upped her assist tally to six while scoring her 10th goal of the season.
Taylor Saltus made six saves for the Patriots in picking up her fourth shutout of the season and her 99th save.
Christina Paola had eight saves for the Cougars, who finished the 2011 season with a record of 3-9-1.
The Patriots will play the winner of tonight’s game between the sixth-seed Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm (1-11-0) and the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets (8-6-1) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Chazy. The Red Storm at Hornets game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at PHS.
Other sectional games today include the fifth-seed Peru Lady Indians (6-7-1) traveling to Saranac (10-5-1) for a 3 p.m. start in Class B quarterfinals.
In Class C girls play, the semifinal round will be held at AuSable Valley High School this evening, as the top-seeded Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers will play the fourth-seeded Moriah Vikings at 5 p.m. The Vikings scored a 2-1 win over the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels Monday to advance to the semifinals.
In the second game at 7 p.m., the second-seeded Seton Catholic Lady Knights will match up against the third-seeded Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats.
Boys cross Country
While the Seton Catholic Knights won the meet, it was the Saranac Chiefs boys varsity cross country team that was celebrating a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference title Oct. 25.
The Chiefs scored wins over AuSable Valley (15-50) and Ticonderoga (23-37) to earn the regular season crown with a record of 15-2.
The Knights finished with a 35-32 win over Saranac Lake, while scoring a 24-31 win over Ticonderoga and a 15-50 win over AuSable Valley.
Mitchell Ryan was the top finisher in the meet for the Knights with a time of 16:51, while Barrett Waling crossed the line in second with a time of 17:02. The pair of Knights were followed by Josh Wade of Saranac (17:11), and Tyler Belden of Ticonderoga (17:53).
Also in boys cross country, the Beekmantown Eagles scored wins over the Peru Indians (24-33) and Plattsburgh High Hornets (23-33), while Plattsburgh scored a one-point, 28-29 win over the Indians.
Dan Lennon was the first across the line, as the Peru runner finished with a time of 16:23. Jeriqho Gadway finished second for the Hornets (16:57), while the trio of Matt Simpson (17:08), Colin Quackenbush (17:13) and Jordan West (17:15) rounded out the top five for the Eagles. Indians James Downs (17:22) and Kyler Agoney (17:24) followed.
In Champlain, the Northeastern Clinton Cougars boys team scored a 16-41 win against the Lake Placid Blue Bombers and a 20-35 win against the Saranac Lake Red Storm, while the Red Storm beat Lake Placid, 16-45.
Landon Gosselin won in his first start as a varsity runner for the Cougars, clocking in a 19:13, with teammates Sean Kuzmin (19:37), Neil Miller (19:42) and Anthony Piche (19:45) following. Max Paul finished sixth for the Red Storm (19:47) while Nick Stosiek finished ninth for the Blue Bombers (20:49).
Girls cross country
The Seton Catholic Lady Knights and Peru Lady Indians finished in a tie for the CVAC girls cross country title, as the Knights scored wins of 23-32 over the Saranac Lady Chiefs and 15-50 over both the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels and AuSable Valley Lady Patriots.
The Indians, meanwhile, scored wins of 17-46 over the Beekmantown Lady Eagles and 20-41 over the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets.
In the Knights four-team meet, Margaret Champagne won in 19:40 for the Knights, who also scored 15-50 wins over the Patriots and Sentinels.
For Peru, Ashley Leta scored the individual win in a time of 19:09, three seconds ahead of Hornet Emma Deshaies (19:12). Meghan Mazzella (19:41) and Cheyanne Dobozy (19:59) followed for the Indians, while Maile Sapp (20:40) finished fifth for Beekmantown, Maria Remillard (21:26) sixth for the Indians and Maddie O’Connell (21:53) seventh for the Hornets, who scored a 23-35 win over the Eagles.
The Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars scored win of 15-50 against the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and 26-29 over the Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm, while Saranac Lake earned a 15-50 win against Lake Placid.
Nina Armstrong won the event for the Blue Bombers with a time of 20:15, while Samantha Smith of NCCS finished second (20:39) and Elena Beideck of Saranac Lake finished third (22:02).