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Massena girls outlast SLC; N-N, C-P net NAC league wins


The Massena Central varsity girls soccer team held on for a 3-2 interdivisional decision over St. Lawrence Central while Norwood-Norfolk and Colton-Pierrepont fashioned contrasting league wins in NAC matchups on Monday.

Massena 3, SLC 2: At Mike Nicholas field, the Lady Raiders worked their way to a 3-0 lead early in the second half before turning back a determined comeback that saw the Lady Larries pull to within one goal with 15 minutes left in regulation.

Dominique Valancius opened the scoring when she broke through for an unassisted goal in the 15th minute. Stef Premo made it 2-0 five minutes later off an assist from Valancius, who went on to make it a three-goal advantage three minutes into the second half with her second unassisted tally of the game.

But with 16 minutes left in regulation, Lindsey Thayer finished off a play set up by Elizabeth Lynch to put the Lady Larries on the board. A minute later, the same combination made it a one-goal game before before the Lady Raiders were able to finish the job.

Courtney Manley handled three shots backstopping the win as the Lady Raiders improved to 2-0 overall. Kristan Daniels posted 11 saves for SLC (0-2-1, 0-0).

N-N 4, Tupper Lake 2 (2OT): In an NAC North Division opener played in Tupper Lake, the visiting Lady Flyers combined a strong start with an even stronger finish to come away with the win.

Megan Stevenson opened the scoring in the third minute off an assist from Desiree Palmeer before Emily Laroe push the Lady Flyer lead to 2-0 just four minutes later.

The Lady Lumberjacks countered with an unassisted goal a minute after that by Skylar Trivieri to make it 2-1 at the half.

Tupper Lake tied the game with less than two minutes left in regulation when Katie Stuart connected from Christine Kelly and the teams went into overtime where neither connected through the first 10-minute frame. Laroe struck for her second of the game with three minutes left in the second for what stood as the game-winner. Stevenson then closed out the scoring in the closing minute.

Mickey Fregoe made 13 saves working the crease for N-N (1-0, 1-0) while Brooke Dewyea and Ryane O’Connor combined to handle four shots for Tupper Lake (0-1, 0-1).

C-P 5, St. Regis Falls 0: At Swift Field in South Colton, the Lady Colts opened their NAC East Division season by surging past the Lady Saints.

Eighth-grader Madison Gregg, who first career varsity goal lifted C-P to a 2-1 win over SLC in the consolation game of the Jeffers Tournament this past Saturday, netted her second game-winning goal in as many games when she connected in the 19th minute for the only goal the Lady Colts would need on Monday.

Four others players wound up striking for second-half goals to put the game out of reach. Sabrina Johnson scored from Autumn Clark in the 14th minute. Maia Knight converted from Sara Guiney and Rachael Vaccaro in the 26th. Kylie McKinley made it 4-0 with an unassisted goal in the 36th before Haylee Hennessy closed out the scoring two minutes later assisted by Morgan Doyle.

Kathryn Miller made 10 saves backstopping the shutout while Kiana Stowell fielded 12 shots in the loss.

In other NAC girls soccer action on Monday, Brushton-Moira posted a 4-1 North Division decision over Madrid-Waddington while Chateaugay surged to a 7-1 East Division win over Parishville-Hopkinton.

B-M 4, M-W 1: In Madrid, the Lady Yellowjackets raced out to a quick lead when Kaleigh Fifield struck just 1:30 after the opening kick-off but the Lady Panthers countered with three goals over the final 14 minutes of the first half to take control. Rachel Tower tied the game in the 26th minute. Jenna Dufresne tallied the eventual game-winner off an assist from Katie Traynor in the 32nd before Tower made it 3-1 in the final minute of the half.

Traynor later closed out the scoring assisted by Stephanie Kenney with less than four minutes left in regulation.

Caitlyn LaPage and Ashley DeBeer combined to stop eight shots for B-M (1-1, 1-0) while Shelby Kendall had four saves for M-W (1-2, 0-1).

Chateaugay 7, P-H 1: In Chateaugay, the Lady Bulldogs built a 2-0 lead in the first 16 minutes then broke the game with three goals over the final eight minutes of the first half.

Alexis Beach scored the first two goals in the sixth and 16th minutes assisted by Courtney Boyea and Abby Barnes respectively, to spark the winning attack. Beach finished with three goals while Boyea wound up with two goals and an assist. Hannah Cook contributed a goal and two helpers. Danielle Charland accounted for the other Chateaugay goal while Katie Beach and Taylor Winch both logged solo assists.

Emily Sloan converted on an assist from Michaela Cole 19 minutes into the second half to account for the lone P-H goal.

Makayla Fleury and Holly Zeldenrust made three saves each splitting crease dutie for Chateaugay (2-0, 1-0). Marlee Wilson posted 11 stops for P-H (1-1, 0-1).

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