Emma Gothner of Keene watches as Westport goalkeeper Karlee McGee punts the ball during the Beavers 4-1 win Sept. 15.
Four goals in the first half gave the Keene girls varsity soccer team all the room they would need as they scored a 4-1 victory over Westport Sept. 15.
“They got excited for the game and they came here ready to play,” Beavers head coach Fred Hooper said. “They were having fun on the field and looking for each other.”
Meghan Hall, who had a chance to open the scoring 30 seconds into the game, connected in the fourth minute off a Sadie Holbrook assist. Holbrook scored the next two goals of the game, in the 18th and 28th minutes, the second off a Hall assist.
Hall also assisted Chrissy Fabiano on the fourth goal for the Beavers in the 40th minute.
“Their core stepped up in the first half,” Westport head coach Brad Rascoe said. “They had the better of the play in the first half, but I thought that we played better in the second half.”
The Eagles actually outshot the Beavers, 19-13, trying to find the top half of the goal against Beavers keeper Tucker Geiger, who made 10 saves and deflected several balls away from the net.
“Their goalie made some great saves,’ Rascoe said.
“Our defense and Tucker played extremely well tonight,” Hooper added.
Westport’s tally came in the 61st minute, as Mallory Suddoth notched her first varsity goal on an assist from Alexa Mitchell. Karlee McGee made seven saves.
Lions beat Warriors
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions scored the opening two goals of the game en route to defeating the Willsboro Lady Warriors 3-1 Sept. 15.
Caitie Decker opened the scoring in the fourth minute off an assist from Emily morris. Morris also assisted on the first goal of the second half, which was scored by Shonna Brooks. Kylee Cassavaugh scored the third tally for the Lions, unassisted.
Serene Holland connected on a direct kick opportunity to scored the lone goal for the Warriors in the 55th minute.
Chiefs blank Hornets
Ellen Thew scored goals in each half as the Saranac Lady Chiefs scored a 2-0 victory over the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets Sept. 15.
Thew scored her first goal in the 30th minute off a Kristen Napper assist, then added a second tally in the 67th minute, with Amelia Jenks assisting.
Carle Neale made three stops in goal for the Hornets, while Jamie Favreau made 10 saves in earning the shutout.
Indians outscore Cougars
The Peru Lady Indians scored four goals in the opening half en route to a 5-1 victory over the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars Sept. 15.
Ashley Carpenter provided the bookends to the Indians scoring, netting the teams first goal in the fourth minute off a Lindsey Bushey assist. Carpenter also scored the final goal of the game in the 42nd minute, with Alexi Bushey giving the assist.
Lindsey Bushey also assisted on an Autumn Kelly goal in the 11th minute, while scoring a goal in the ninth minute from a Alexi Bushey assist. Sonja Brown scored in the 36th minute for the Indians, with Carpenter providing the assist.
Amanda Harvey scored the Cougars goal in the 38th minute off a Molly Roush assist.
Chazy blanks Seton Catholic
The Chazy Lady Eagles scored two goals in each half as they defeated the Seton Catholic Lady Knights, 4-0, Sept. 15.
Cailtyn LaPier scored in the 39th minute off an assist from Megan Reynolds. LaPier also booted out assists on the other three goals scored in the game by Christina Emery (sixth minute), Hannah Laurin (56th minute) and Jori Cooper (61st).
Katherine Tooke had four saves in the shutout, while Shannon Olsen had 17 saves for the Knights.
Bombers, Bobcats tie
Jesslin Golovach made 18 saves for the Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats, negating the 20-6 shot advantage of the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers as both teams played to a 0-0 draw Sept. 15.
Liz Leff made saves on all six shots she faced for the Blue Bombers.
Red Storm defeats Cougars
The Saranac Lake Red Storm volleyball team dropped its first game against the Northeastern Clinton Cougars Sept. 15, but rallied to win the next two and the decisive fifth game to earn a 3-2 match win.
The Cougars scored a 25-14 win in the opening game and a 25-22 win in the fourth game to force a fifth game in the match.
The Red Storm scored second and third game wins of 25-19 and 25-24 before scoring a 25-14 win in the final game.
Nikkie Trudeau finished with 17 points, five coming from kills for the Red Storm, while Abby Smith added nine points, Nicole Viscardo tallied eight points, half on kills, Emily Fountain combined seven assists and six kills and Sadie Posdzich served seven aces. Kylie Sapone also had a strong game setting with nine assists.
Stephanie LaValley provided the Cougars with 27 points, combining nine personal tallies with 18 assists. Vada Loya played strong defensively with 10 digs, while Kelly Rogers served seven aces, Sarena Foster tallied eight points, Tori Duprey had four kills and Brooke Seymour netted eight points.