BRASHER FALLS - The Salmon River Central varsity boys lacrosse team clinched at least a share of the 2012 NAC regular season banner with an 18-5 win on the road over St. Lawrence Central on Monday.
Ky Tarbell generated five goals and two assists as the Shamrocks ran out to a 6-1 lead by the end of the first quarter before breaking the game open with a 7-1 second-quarter run. Lakota Square (1 assist) and Seth Oakes struck for three goals each while Dalston Day 94 assists), Kyle Lewis (2 assists) and Russ Oakes (1 assist) fashioned two goals apiece. Colby King accounted for the other goal.
Senior Nate Cole highlighted the St. Lawrence Central effort with two goals and an assist. His second goal pulled him into a tie for the varsity career scoring record at SLC. He now stands at 271 points along with Jack Keenan, who close out a stellar four-year career in 2010. Blake Baldwin tallied a goal and two assists while Ian Lynch and Dalton Lottie both netted solo goals and Lukas Arquiett posted a solo assist.
Kobi Johnson (3quarters, 15 saves) and Randy Peters (1 quarter, 2 saves) shared crease duties in the win while Kody Kocsis logged 14 stops for the Larries.
The Shamrocks, now 13-0 overall, will look to lock down sole possession of another league title on Thursday at home against Canton while the Larries (8-6, 8-4) are slated to play at Potsdam. Both games face-off at 4:30 p.m.
OFA 7, Colton-Pierrepont 1: In the lone other NAC game on Monday, the host Blue Devils gradually pulled away from a 3-0 first-quarter lead for the win at the Kennedy School field.
Jake Garrison and Nick Perrigo netted two goals apiece in the winning effort. Trey Lawrence added a goal and two assists while Spencer Lawrence made five saves backstopping the OFA (4-11, 3-10) effort.
Dustin Andrus connected for the lone Colts goal in the fourth quarter while Craig Miller stood tall turning aside 18 shots working the C-P (0-14, 0-12) crease.
The Colts are slated to host Massena today at 4:30 p.m. on the field behind the school in Colton.