Salmon River and St. Lawrence Central netted convincing wins on their home fields while Potsdam outlasted Massena on the road in NAC boys lacrosse matchups on Thursday.
Salmon River 24, Saranac Lake 2: At Fort Covington, the Shamrocks continued their undefeated march through the 2012 season, racing out to an overwhelming 11-2 lead in the first quarter before finishing off the Red Storm.
Austin Cavender (3 assists), Seth Oakes (2 assists) Lakota Square and Lawrence Jock sparked the Salmon River attack with three goals each. Dalston Day (3 assists), Braiden Sunday, Colby King and Oakley Thomas each scored twice. Kyle Lewis (3 assists), Ky Tarbell (3 assists), Ryan Thomas and Roweren Lazore all finished with solo tallies.
Kobi Johnson, Randy Peters and Chris George recorded four saves apiece combining to backstop the win.
The Shamrocks (7-0, 6-0) will now get set to go to Saranac Lake on Saturday for and 11 a.m. rematch with the Red Storm (1-6, 1-6).
SLC 16, Colton-Pierrepont 1: In Brasher Falls, the Larries pulled away from a 5-1 first-quarter lead as Dalton Lottie (6 goals, 2 assists) and Nate Cole (2 goals, 4 assists) anchored the winning offense. Marshall Burninghausen contributed three goals and two assists. Styles Arquiett struck for a pair of goals. Lukas Arquiett (2 assists), Cody Burns and Brody Simmons netted one goal each while Blake Baldwin drew a pair of assists.
Jake Angelberger notched the lone goal for the Colts.
Kody Kocsis had four saves backstopping the win while Craig Miller (7 saves) and Dustin Andrus (10) saves split crease duties in the losing cause.
The Larries (6-3, 5-2) are slated to play at Salmon River on Monday.
Potsdam 11, Massena 7: At Mike Nicholas Field in Massena, the visiting Sandstoners churned out five unanswered goals in the first quarter then used a three-goal outburst last in the fourth quarter to put away the Sandstoners.
Its tough to come back when you spot a team five goals but we battled back to make it a game in the second half, noted coach Kris Covell.
Cody Compeau (1 assist) and Nate Carey anchored the Potsdam (6-4, 5-3) offense with three goals apiece. Sam Miller (3 assists), A.J.Landi (2 assists), Kyle Kingsley (1 assist), Brian Thomas (1 assist) and Kyle Grant all netted singletons.
Rhoades Tarbell paced the Raider (5-4, 4-4) attack with four goals and one assist. Grayson Phillips struck for a pair of goals. Tyler Simms accounted for the other goal while Dalton Mullin and Jordy Mitchell each notched a solo assist.
After seeing limited action in the first half, junior netminder Jason Cardinal made a handful of saves denying point blank attempts by the surging Raiders in the second half to preserve the lead en route to posting 16 stops.
Their goalie really came up big in the second half, said Covell.
Kyle Cooke had 13 saves working the Massena crease.
The teams will get a quick rematch, squaring off against each other again on Monday in Potsdam at 4:30 p.m.
Canton 14, OFA 2: In the other NAC matchup on Thursday, the visiting Golden Bears clibbed to 8-1 in the NAC and 8-2 overall in resurgent season.
Jesse Gilberts four goals and two goals from Mike Matthews, Cody Moore and Petyon VanBibber led a very balanced Canton offense which put together a 7-0 run in the third quarter.
Jake Garrison scored one goal for OFA (2-7, 3-8) and set up Trey Lawrence for the other marker while Spencer Lawrence made several point blank stops in an 11-save effort.
Tanner Sanderson (-2), Jack Elberty (1-1), Guage Emerson (1-0), Eb Foote (0-1) and Ryan Caldwell (1 assist) rounded out Cantons offensive suppport for the goaltending trio of Jeff Hammond, Nate Gibson and Alex Sosbee who combined for five saves.