MADRID - Playing for Dan Rose Memorial Tournament Championship games is a season priorty for the Madrid-Waddington Boys and Girls Soccer teams.
Both Yellowjacket bands earned the right to do just that on Thursday with hard-earned NAC Divisional victories in Fridays first round action.
The Lady Yellowjackets (1-2, NAC, 2-3) clipped Tupper Lake (1-2, NAC) 2-1 in overtime for their first NAC North win and the Jacket Boys (5-2, 4-1 NAC North) scored their second 1-0 NAC East win of the season over Colton-Pierrepont (3-2, 3-3).
In Saturday mornings 11 a.m. championship games the M-W Boys will face Heuvelton (3-1, West) which cruised past Hammond (0-3) 7-1 in an NAC West matchup and the M-W Girls will match up with Lisbon which stayed undefeated at 5-0-1 with a 4-0 nonleague win over Edwards-Knox.
The consolation games will be staged at 9 a.m.
M-W 2, Tupper Lake 1 (2OT): That was a big win for us but I have to credit Tupper Lake. They had two key players out and they played very tough, said M-W Coach Gary Tischler after the contest which produced three overtime goals.
We are still moving some people around but we are getting there. Today Katie Marcellus played some goal for us in the first half and then came out and scored and Blake Orosz and Emily Doelger combined on just a classic goal.
The classic goal came with 2:05 remaining in second overtime when Orosz made a strong run down the right wing, sent a powerful low cross in front of the goalmout and Doelger one-touched the ball high into the net just inside the left goalpost.
The goal answered a dramatic tying goal by Ryan OConnor of the Lumberjacks who controlled a pass from Lauren Bouck and bounced a shot through heavy traffic just out of the reach if diving save attempt by Shelby Kendall.
Katie Marcellus broke the scoreless tie with 4:11 remaining in the first overtime by controlling a block off a defender and coverting a quick shot past goaltender Brook Dewyea (6 saves)
Lisbon4, E-K O: The Golden Knights scored four second half goals to advance to the championship game. Maddie Vine and Beth Crowley each delviered one goal and one assist for the Knights, Gabby Walker assisted on two goals and Hannah Richardson and Alex Amo scored single goals.
The girls just pulled it all together and played their game in the second half, said Lisbon Coach Scott Richardson after Jackie Sovie handled 10 shots for a shutout.
Makayla Brown stopped 16 shots in the E-K goal.
M-W 1, C-P 0: The lone goal of the came in the fifth minute of the game in a wild scramble around C-P goaltender Craig Miller (6 saves). Austin Scott controlled a rebound the pushed the ball over the goalline.
We worked very hard for this. When we match up with Colton-Pierrepont it is always a tough game, said M-W Coach Jeff Stein after the 4-1 Jackets moved into first place in the NAC East.
T.J. Gagnon stopped four saves in the shutout.
Heuvelton 7, Hammond 1: Jack Tennant collected one goal and three assists as Heuvelton rebounded from a division loss to Edwards-Knox. Mike Guardino figured in the first two goals setting up Tennant and then scoring unassisted. Jon Sloan scored twice, Aaron Cobb delivered one goal and one assist, Joe McDonnell and Dederick Johnson scored single goals and Aidan Scagel passed out an assist in support of Chris Powers four-save goaltending win.
John Winchester scored the lone Hammond (0-3-0) goal from Matt Martin and Payton Frisina fielded six shots.