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Massena boys battle Potsdam to scoreless tie; C-P doubles SLC


MASSENA - It was a case of another NAC Central Division game, another draw for the Massena Central varsity boys soccer team on Tuesday. “Potsdam controlled the ball for most of the first half then I thought we did a better job of controlling it in the second but neither team really had any great chances,” noted coach Pat Henrie after the Raiders battled the Sandstoners to a scoreless draw under the lights of Mike Nicholas Field.

The Raiders have now finished deadlocked in all three of their Central Division games and have settled for two straight scoreless ties as they remained unbeaten at 1-0-3 overall.

Ian Wilson turned aside all six shots he faced for his second straight shutout while Ryan McDonald logged four saves working the crease for Potsdam (2-1-1, 1-1-1).

In the lone other Central Division game on Tuesday, Canton blanked Gouverneur 2-0 while an East Division contest saw Colton-Pierrepont double St. Lawrence Central 4-2. The rest of the NAC boys soccer schedule was wiped out by threatening late-summer storms.

Canton 2, Gouverneur 0: Single goals in each half lifted the Golden Bears (5-1-1, 3-0-1) past Gouverneur in a Central Division contest in Canton.

Tanner Sanderson scored from Matt Mende in the 23rd minute for the Bears and Bryant Wentworth tallied his first varsity goal in the 61st minute from Mende.

Scott White made five saves to shut out the Wildcats (0-3-1).

C-P 4, SLC 2: The Colts (3-2, 3-1 NAC East) received goals from four different players including three first half goals to deny the visiting Larries (0-4, 0-3 NAC East).

Ethan Knight connected from Gyle Dominy in the 17th, Nolan Whalen finished off a pass from Dominy in the 31st and Dominy connected from Andrew Holden in the 40th for a 3-0 halftime lead. Alex Hardcourt made it 4-0 in the 61st from Whalen.

The Larries struck for two goals in the final 20 minutes as Ian Lynch connected in the 68th and Blake Hence threaded a shot for a goal in the 75th.

Craig Miller handled four saves for the winners. Tyler Savage made 12 stops for the Larries.


In the only two NAC girls soccer games that survived the threatening weather conditions, Heuvelton blanked West Division rival Edwards-Knox 6-0 and Canton gained a 2-0 Central Division decision over Gouverneur.

Heuvelton 6, E-K 0: Hannah and Rachel Thornill combined to score four straight girls, two in each half, as the Bulldogs blanked Edwards-Knox (0-3) for a fourth straight win in a West Division game in Heuvelton.

Alexis Weidner opened the scoring off a pass fom Abbey Basford and Hannan and Rachel Thornhill netted unassisted goals to give Heuvelton (4-1, 3-1) a 3-0 lead.

Hannah Thornhhill opened the second half by scoring from Morgan Keenan. Rachel Thornhill followed by drilling low bullet into net from the right wing off a pass from Hannah Thornhill and Kylie Piercey netted the rebound of a perfectly placed indirect kick by Maddie St. Pierre.

Canton 2, Gouverneur 0: Canton scored a pair of first-half goals to deny the Wildcats (1-1-2, 1-1-1) in a Central Division game in Gouverneur.

Molly Curtis scored from Emma Collins and Kalie Frank connected from Holly Fanning in the first half for Canton (1-2, 1-1).

Hillary Wilcox made nine saves for the shutout.

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