The Massena Central and Salmon River varsity boys soccer teams both suffered non-league losses on Wednesday.
Northwood Prep 4, Massena 0: At Mike Nicholas Field, the Raiders battled Northwood to a scoreless tie through the first half before surrendering four unanswered goals after the break.
We played a great first half. We moved the ball well and got off come nice chances but I think we ran out of gas in the second half, noted coach Patrick Henrie after the Raiders suffered their first setback of the season.
Pierre Laffittee connected from James McDonald in the ninth minute of the second half to open the scoring. Northwood then generated three goals in just over eight minutes to put the game out of reach. Julian Dufore sparked the decisive outburst with an unassisted goal in the 23rd minute. Myung Yoon Koo made it 3-0 off an assist from Jae Hoon Jeong six minutes later before Christopher Herty closed out the scoring with 9:10 left in regulation.
Corey Leonard handled four shots backstopping the shutout. Ian Wilson (3 saves) and Cameron Marsh (5 saves) split crease duties in the loss.
The Raiders, now 2-1-4 overall, return to action on Friday at home against Central Division rival Franklin Academy starting at 4:30 p.m.
Beekmantown 1, Salmon River 0: In Beekmantown, Adam Goldfarb finished off a play set up by Ryan Waterbury 5:17 into the game and the Eagles made it stand for the game-winner.
Matt Laclair had four saves posting the shutout while Zach Smith stopped 13 shots, including a penalty kick midway through the second half and two other breakaways, working the Salmon River crease.
The Shamrocks (0-3-2) return to their Central Division schedule on Friday at OFA starting at 4:30 p.m.
In a pair of NAC interdivisional varsity girls soccer games Wednesday, Brushton-Moira overpowered St. Regis Falls 7-0 and Tupper Lake turned back Canton 3-2.
B-M 7, SRF 0: At St. Regis Falls, the Lady Panthers (4-2-0) steadily pulled away from a 2-0 halftime lead as Kenzie Traynor broke through for three goals while Sienna Kenny, Rachel Tower and Danielle Trimm fashioned a goal and assist. Jenna Dufrane accounted for the other goal and Meagan Martin logged a solo assist
Ashley DeBeer (0 saves) and Micaela McCarthy (3 saves) shared crease duties in the shutout while Kiana Stowell recorded 21 stops for the Lady Saints (0-7-0).
Tupper Lake 3, Canton 2: In Tupper Lake, the Lumberjacks built a 2-1 halftime lead en route to stopping the Lady Bears. Katie Stuart opened the scoring in the ninth minute off an assist from Lindsay Maroun who made it 2-0 six minutes later assisted by Ryane OConnor before Canton got on the board in the 29th minute when Tori Daley connected from Lindsey Proulx.
Christine Kelly made it 3-1 in the sixth minute of the second half by converting on a direct kick from just outside the penalty area. Emily Pinckney cut the deficit to 3-2 with 12 minutes left in regulation with an unassisted goal.
Brooke Dewyea made five saves backstopping the win as Tupper Lake improved to 4-2 overall. Hilary Wilcox handled four shots in the losing cause.