The Plattsburgh High Hornets used the home field advantage to secure the Division I boys soccer title and the top seed in the Section VII/Class B playoffs with a 1-0 win against the Northeastern Clinton Cougars Oct. 20.
David Carpenter scored in the 74th minute of play on a Coby Dergham assist to give the Hornets (14-0-1, 11-0-1) all the scoring they would need, as Chris Roenbeck made four saves to secure the shutout, while Josh Rabideau made eight saves for the Cougars (11-1-2, 9-1-2), who will be the second seed in the Class B playoffs. The Beekmantown Eagles, who had a bye, will be the third seed (9-5-0, 8-4-0).
The fourth seeded Peru Indians (7-7-1, 5-6-1) scored an 8-1 win over the sixth-place finishing Saranac Lake Red Storm (2-10-0), as Ian Spear scored four goals (16th, 19th, 28th, 73rd) and Jacob Dick added three more (30th, 34th penalty kick, 62nd) in the victory. Travis Turgeon added the eighth goal of the game on a penalty kick (60th). Dick also had one assist, as did Jonathan Plessus-Belair and Ryan McCall. Brad Pariera scored the lone goal of the game for the Red Storm.
The Saranac Chiefs (6-8-2, 4-6-2,) secured the fifth seed with a 5-1 victory over the AuSable Valley Patriots (0-14-0, 0-12-0), Kolby Keysor scored three goals in the 15th, 65th and 67th minute. Brandon Terry opened the scoring for the Chiefs in the sixth minute, while Micah Patterson scored in the 14th. Alex Conner scored the lone goal for the Patriots in the 60th minute.
In Division II, champion and top Class D seed Willsboro (12-2-2, 10-0-2) made sure that there would be no comeback the second time around by posting a 5-0 shutout win against the Lake Placid Blue Bombers (4-8-0, 4-8-0), who have the second best record among Class C teams. Clay Sherman scored four goals for the fifth-ranked Warriors in the 16th, 22nd, 28th (Jeff Bigelow) and 45th minutes. Nick Arnold opened the scoring for the Warriors in the fifth minute on a Clayton Cross assist.
The Blue Bombers had a chance to pull even with the Northern Adirondack Bobcats, who finished the season with the best Class C record at 6-8-0 overall and 5-7-0 in Division II.
The Chazy Eagles (13-3-0, 10-2-0) secured the second spot in Division II and most likely Class D with a 10-0 win over the Westport Eagles (0-12-0). Michael Ryba, Brandon Laurin and Craig Botten each scored two goals for Chazy, while Nelson Pelton, Josh Barriere, Cole Chazky and Austin Santor (the usual starting playing in the field) each scored one. Botten and Nathan Reynolds each made one save in relief of Santor in net, while Ethan Markwica made 20 saves for Westport.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions finished with the third bests record in Division II (10-3-2, 8-2-2) with a 3-1 win over the Seton Catholic Knights (3-11-0, 3-9-0). Hunter Mowery assisted on goals scored by Connor Apthorp (fifth) and Brody Hooper (ninth), while scoring a goal in the 11th (Tyler White). Adam Tedford scored the lone goal for the Knights on a direct kick in the 15th minute, with both teams not finding the net for the final 65 minutes of play.
In Division III, the Keene Beavers dropped a 2-1 contest against the Wells Indians when they scored in the third minute of the first overtime. Austin Holbrook scored the lone goal of the game for the Beavers (3-8-2) on a Sam Balzac assist. Brandon Dumas made seven saves.
The Beekmantown Lady Eagles quest for an undefeated season was denied on Oct. 20, when The Peru Indians were able to force a 1-1 draw between the two teams after 100 minutes of play.
Ashley Carpenter scored the opening goal for the Indians (6-7-1, 4-7-1) in the seventh minute, while Kallie Villemaire scored the equalizer in the 36th minute for the Eagles (11-0-1).
In Division II, the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers (9-3-2) secured the best record in Class C with a 3-0 win over Ticonderoga (2-9-2). Kendra Manning scored goals in the 31st and 74th minute, while Mackenzie Kemmerer score the opening goal in the fourth minute.
The Beekmantown Eagles (13-0) continued to roll through the CVAC volleyball field Oct. 20, scoring a 3-0 win against the Saranac Chiefs (8-6).
Molly Sorrell had eight aces, seven kills and six digs for the Eagles, while Kiana Archer had 22 assists, Shannon Ryan had eight kills, Kendra LaFountain 12 digs, Chelsey Besaw had four kills and Jordynne Ales scored with four aces.
Stephanie Linder had seven kills for the Chiefs, while Emily Buzzell had five kills, Samantha Aierle had eight assists and Jasmine Barnard netted six assists.