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Massena girls surge past Salmon River; Potsdam ties Gouverneur


Massena Central surge past Salmon River while Potsdam Central settled for a 1-1 tie with Gouverneur in NAC Central Division varsity girls soccer action on Tuesday.

Massena 5, Salmon River 0: At Mike Nicholas Field, junior Iestha Porter broke open a close game with two similar goals scored from 30 yards out just 25 seconds apart late in the first half as the Lady Raiders raised their unbeaten division record to 7-0.

Kathleen Kassian opened the scoring just 5:58 into the game off an assist from Dominique Valancius. Porter made it 2-0 with 9:35 left in the first half, taking possession of a loose ball along the right wing then lofting a shot into the back of the net. The Lady Raiders quickly regained control of the ball after the ensuing Salmon River kick-off with Kassian eventually sending a lead pass up the right wing to Porter, who calmly made a move away from a defender then left-footed another shot from 30 yards out that sailed just beneath the crossbar into the back of the goal with 9:10 remaining.

Serena Hall scored from Porter 12 minutes into the second half to push the Massena lead to 4-0 before Carlie Leary closed out the scoring four minutes later with an unassisted goal.

Shannon Casey handled three shots working the crease for the shutout as Massena improved to 9-1 overall while Sam Ghostlaw notched 17 saves for the Lady Shamrocks (2-5-1, 2-3-1).

Potsdam 1, Gouverneur 1 (2OT): In Potsdam, Sierra Gagnon finished off a play set up by Kelsey Green midway through the second half to pull the Lady Sandstoners even after Taylor Hentz had given the Lady Wildcats the early lead with an unassisted goal in the fifth minute.

Jenny Tardelli made six saves working the crease for Potsdam (4-3-2, 2-3-1) while Taylor Andrews handled 12 shots for Gouverneur (1-3-3, 1-3-1).

OFA 1, Canton 0: In the other Central Division game played in Ogdensburg, Shannon Tooley finished off a play set up by Stacy Barr with 2:32 left in regulation to lift the Lady Blue Devils to the win.

Erica Chase made three saves backstopping the shutout for OFA (4-2-3, 3-2-1) while Hilary Wilcox handled seven shots for the Lady Golden Bears (4-3-0, 3-2-0).


In NAC West Division games played on Tuesday, Edwards-Knox held off Clifton-Fine 3-2, Heuvelton outscored Hammond 5-2, Harrisville edged Hermon-DeKalb 2-1 and Lisbon overpowered Morristown 9-0.

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