McDuffs-CJs, CKON-Fort Brickhouse and Chips Place advanced to the semi-finals of the North Country Mens Summer Soccer playoffs after posting Sunday evening quarter-final round wins.
McDuffs will now face Chips Place in an all-Potsdam matchup at the SUNY Potsdam turf field while CKON-FB will travel to Ogdensburg to take on Pepsi-The Place at the OFA varsity field in the other other Wednesday semi-final. Both games kick-off at 5:30 p.m. Pepsi-The Place advanced past Frary Funeral home via penalty kicks in the other Sunday quarter-final game.
The playoff final is slated for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at a site to be determined later.
McDuffs-CJs 7, Parishville Timberwolves 0: At the SUNY Potsdam turf field, McDuffs-CJs steadily pulled away from a 3-0 halftime lead to advance past the Timberwolves. Franco Bari (3 assists) and Mark Misiak sparked the winning attack with three goals apiece. Tyler Gallagher fashioned a goal and two assists while Mark Howlett notched four assists and Adam DiVincenzo tallied a solo helper
Ryan Seymour handled the three shots he faced backstopping the shutout while JJ Angleberger had five saves working the Timberwolves crease in the second half.
CKON-FB 3, Hoot Owl 2: At Generations Park in Akwesasne, CKON-FB built a 3-0 lead before holding on for the win. Rob Chambers opened the scoring off an assist from David Henrie for the lone goal of the first half. Dan Gerow made it 2-0 by finishing off a play set up by Jordan Lauzon. Pat Henrie tallied the eventual game-winner by connecting on a corner kick delivered into the area by Chambers.
Hoot Owl got on the board when a shot off the foot of Ben Hammond deflected off a CKON-FB defender and into the back of the net. Hammond then converted on a turnover to close out the scoring.
Ted Cook made six saves goaltending the win. Jake Newman handled 14 shots for the Hoot Owl.
CKON-FB and Pepsi-The Place split their two regular season games, each posting their wins on the road.
Chips Place 2, Lisbon 1: Jon Conger and Ryan Bercume broke through for the goals in the winning effort while Grant Sharlow and Rishe Thakur each logged solo assists.
Shawn Murray countered with the lone Lisbon goal.
Mike Scancerello backstopped the win.
Pepsi-The Place 1, Frarys 1 (Pepsi-The Place advances 5-3 in shootout): In Ogdensburg, Ricky Stevenson opened the scoring for Frarys with 17 minutes left but the defending playoff champions tied the game just three minutes later when Kyle Manke finished off a play set up by Conor Hannan.
In the shootout, the first shooter for Frarys missed before Mike ONeil, Matt Gladle, Grant Prudhomme, Jeremiah Strickland and Elijah Finley all converted on their attempts for Pepsi-The Place. Dylan Reed, Jordan Decker and Paul LaPlant connected for Frarys.
Bill Gemmill had seven saves in the winning effort while Beaulieu handled 12 shots in the losing cause.