Willsboro's Clayton Cross is mobbed after scoring the second goal for the Warriors in their 3-1 defeat of Chazy Sept. 21.
The Willsboro boys varsity soccer team captured the first Northern Soccer League Division II title Oct. 18 with a 6-0 win against the Westport Eagles.
The Warriors (11-2-2, 9-0-2) made quick work of establishing a lead, as Clay Sherman scored twice in the first 37 seconds of the game — the first 14 seconds into the game, the second off an assist from Nick Ball — to give Willsboro a 2-0 lead. Sherman later scored in the 60th minute of play.
Nick Arnold scored a pair of goals in the sixth (Seth Swires assist) and 17th minute (Jeff Bigelow), while Swires closed out the scoring in the 79th minute (Ball).
Cody Sayward made three saves in the shutout for the Warriors, while Ryan Davis made nine saves and Ethan Markwica made 10 for the Eagles (0-11-0).
The Chazy Eagles made their claim on second place in Division II with a 9-0 win against Lake Placid.
The Eagles (11-3-0, 8-2-0) pulled into a tie with the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions (9-3-2, 7-2-2) with 16 points each, but swept the season series with the Lions to hold an edge in the tiebreaker.
Alex Sweet scored three goals in the Chazy victory in the 8th (Nathan Reynolds), 41st and 53rd (Josh Barriere) minutes.
Brandon Laurin netted goals in the 44th (Josh Barriere) and 45th (Michael Ryba) minutes, while assisting on the opening goal of the game scored by Nelson Pelton.
Hunter Dominy scored in the 20th (Cole Chasky) and 57th (Josh Barriere) minutes, while Josh Barriere scored in the 76th minute.
J.P. Morrison made 15 saves for the Blue Bombers (4-7-0, 4-7-0), who finish the regular season at Willsboro.
Also in Division II, David Miller scored on a direct kick in the 13th minute of overtime to give the Northern Adirondack Bobcats a 2-1 win over the Seton Catholic Knights.
Justin Kellett scored the opening goal of the game for the Bobcats (6-7-0, 5-6-0) in the 37th minute on a Nolan Ferguson assist, while Adam Tedford responded for the Knights (3-10-0, 3-7-0) in the 77th minute.
Joey LaFranca made 18 saves for the Knights, while Evan Mousseau had six for the Bobcats.
In Division III, the Keene Beavers got a goal from Austin Holbrook in the 37th minute (Colton Venner assist), but were unable to recover from a four-goal second half for the Crown Point Panthers, falling 6-1. Brandon Dumas made 20 saves in the loss for the Beavers (3-7-2).
In Division I, the Northeastern Clinton Cougars did their part to set up the Oct. 20 game for the league title by scoring a 2-0 win against the Beekmantown Eagles.
The win puts the Cougars (11-0-2, 9-0-2) one point behind the Plattsburgh High Hornets (13-0-1, 10-0-1), with the two teams set to meet Thursday at PHS. The first meeting of the season ended in a draw.
Bo LeDuc (Matt Letourneau, 49th) and Cole Cooper (Patrick Paient, 75th) scored second half goals for the Cougars, while Josh Rabideau made three saves. Derek Olsen had 11 saves for the Eagles (9-5-0, 8-4-0).
The Peru Indians kept their grasp on fourth place in Division I with a 4-0 win against AuSable Valley, as Sean Harrigan scored in the 67th minute and assisted on goals to Ryan McCall (third), Ian Spear (11th) and William Thew (33rd).
Michael Danis made four saves for the Indians (6-7-1, 4-6-1), while Nick Rhino and Matt Kelly each tallied nine saves for the Patriots (0-13-0, 0-11-0).
Also in Division I, the Saranac Chiefs scored a 5-1 victory over the Saranac Lake Red Storm, as Matt Bouyea, Durgan Zappala, Kolby Keysor, Aaron Cross and Nick Lees scored for the Chiefs.
Tyler Rondeau scored the lone goal for the Red Storm.
The Saranac Boys and Peru girls were double winners in a three-team meet with Saranac Lake Oct. 18.
The Chiefs scored wins of 28-31 and 15-48 against the Indians and Red Storm, while the Indians scored and 18-37 win over the Red Storm.
Dan Lennon scored the individual victory for the Indians, crossing in 16:10. Josh Wade finished second for the Chiefs (17:16), while Indians James Downs (17:40) and Kyler Agoney (17:44) finished in the next two spots. Chiefs then crossed the line in the next five positions, including Zach LePage (18:00), Heath Andre (18:27), Matt Madeiros (18:45) and Nick Dormann (18:47). Chris Willette finished 10th for the Red Storm with a time of 18:53.
In the girls meet, the Indians scored a 16-41 win against the Chiefs and a 15-46 win against the Red Storm, with the Chiefs beating the Red Storm, 18-43.
Ashley Leta scored the victory for the Indians in a time of 20:08, while Cheyanne Dobozy (20:27), Meghan Mazzella (20:31) and Maria Remillard (21:17) followed for Peru. Lexi Blockson finished fifth for the Chiefs (21:20), with Saranac Lake’s Elena Beidick placing eighth (21:51).
In Champlain, the Beekmantown boys team swept past host Northeastern Clinton (17-40) and Seton Catholic (27-29), while he Knights scored a 19-36 win against the Cougars.
Mitchell Ryan (17:41) and Barrett Waling (17:58) were the first two to cross the line for the Knights, while the Eagles crossed in the next four spots with Matt Simpson (18:08), Colin Quackenbush (18:29), Jordan West (18:34) and John Graziane (18:43). Neil Miller finished ninth for the Cougars (19:29), while Sean Kuzmin rounded out the top 10 (19:33).
In the girls meet, the Lady Knights scored a 23-32 win against the Lady Cougars and am 18-37 victory over the Lady Eagles, while the Lay Cougars scoreing an 18-37 win over the Eagles.
Margaret Champagne (20:35) crossed the finish line first for the Knights, while the team placed four others in the top 10, including Phoebe Christopher (fourth, 21:48), Maddy Munn (sixth, 22:21), Melissa Whyman (seventh, 23:00) and Dana Chapman (eighth, 24:14).
Samantha Smith finished second (21:29) for the Cougars, while Justine Rabideau (21:43) finished in third.
Maile Sapp finished in fifth place (21:56) for the Eagles.
In Lake Placid, the Plattsburgh Hornets enjoyed their run at altitude, with both teams scoring three wins against host Lake Placid, Ticonderoga and AuSable Valley.
In the closest meet of the night, the Hornets scored a three-point, 26-29 victory over the Sentinels, while earning 15-50 wins over the Patriots and the Blue Bombers. The girls teams scored all three wins by a 15-50 tally.
Jeriqho Gadway topped the leaderboard for the Hornets in the boys meet (18:04), with four other Hornets finishing in the top 10, including Borge Wiik (third, 18:55), Keenan Hunter-Stone (fifth, 20:00), Bennett Cyphers (seventh, 20:25) and Sam Esposito (10th, 21:01).
Brandon Ruocco finished in 17 place for the Patriots (21:22), followed by Blue Bombers Nick Stosiek (21:27) and Curtis Rissberger (21:36).
In the girls meet, Emma Deshaies was the top finisher for the Lady Hornets (22:34), while Nina Armstrong finished second (22:57) and Gabby Armstrong finished third (23:45) for the Lady Blue Bombers.