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C-P boys take over NAC East lead downing N-N; Chateaugay halts P-H

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The mid-season NAC East Division varsity boys soccer standings grew even tighter on Friday after Colton-Pierrepont took over sole possession of first place with a 3-0 win at home over Norwood-Norfolk while Chateaugay handed Parishville-Hopkinton its first league loss with a 2-0 decision.

C-P 3, N-N 0: At Swift Field in South Colton, the duo of Noah Whalen and Alex Harcourt teamed up to spark the Colts past the the visiting Flyers and raise their East Division record to 6-3.

Whalen scored from Harcourt in the sixth minute for the only goal the Colts would need. Three minutes later, they reversed roles with Harcourt finishing off a play set up by Whalen to make it 2-0 at the half. Whalen then sealed the win midway through the second half assisted by Harcourt.

Craig Miller fielded the nine shots he faced to backstop the shutout as the Colts moved to 7-4 overall. Garrett Waite posted four saves for the Flyers (1-8-0, 1-7-0).

Chateaugay 2, P-H 0: In Chateaugay, the Bulldogs took the lead 18:38 into the game when Wayne Cowan converted on a penalty kick and Cody Smith added the insurance goal 12:37 into the second half off an assist from Tyler Jones as the Panthers suffered their first loss against a division rival to slip to 5-1 and 6-2 overall.

Devon Barnes (1 save) and Josh Trombley (2 saves) combined to work the crease for the shutout as Chateaugay improved to 4-3-1 in the East by avenging an earlier loss to the Panthers. Parker Meashaw turned aside six shots in the losing cause.

Madrid-Waddington 2, Brushton-Moira (2OT): In a windblown East Division contest at M-W, the host Yellowjackets scored in the first 20 seconds of the game when Richard Wright crossed the ball across the field to Austin Scott who set up Kyle Bent for a drive into the net. Terry Crump gave M-W a 2-0 lead in the fifth minute netting a rebound.

The Panthers answered in the 15th and 19th minutes with a pair goals from Loren Traynor. Traynor conveted a setup from Adam Martin and tied the game by netting the deflection of a shot off a defender.

The two defenses then took center stage executing very well in face a gusting wind which turned every ball in the air int an adventure.

“I have to give the Brushton-Moira defense a lot of credit. We put a lot of pressure on them in the second half and they didn’t make a mistake,” said M-W Coach Jeff Stein. “Our defense had two major breakdowns after we got the lead but they settled down and played very well the rest of the game.”

B-M’s Taylor Tallman handled 10 shots as did M-W’s goaltending combination of T.J. Gagnon and Zach Brock.

“I was happy with our determination today on offense. Scoring two goals in five minutes was a nice effort,” said Stein.

Both teams now stand at 4-2-1 in the division standings.

GIRLS SOCCER

In the lone NAC girls soccer matchup on Friday, Skylar Trivieri scored from Katie Stuart in the sixth minute then again from Madison Kelly with less than two minutes remaining to lead Tupper Lake to a 2-0 interdivisional decision at home over Colton-Pierrepont.

Brooke Dewyea made three saves working the crease for the shutout as the Lumberjacks improved to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the North Division. Kathryn Miller stopped 11 shots for C-P (2-5-1, 2-5).

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