CANTON - The FC Freeze U18 Boys came up short while the U12 Girls remained undefeated in Northern New York Youth Soccer league matchups played on Thursday.
In Watertown, the Upstate United SC Wolfpack (4-0) remained unbeaten despite a game effort from a scrappy FC Freeze squad in a 3-1 physically played contest. The contingent from Watertown opened up a 2-0 lead before Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone took a pass from Madrid-Waddington’s Tyler Robinson and beat the lone defender in a one-on-one situation then promptly deposited the ball into the corner of the net. Lalone, Potsdam’s Pat Normandin and Dominic Frascatore continued with some scoring opportunities but an aggressive Wolfpack netminder held his ground.
FC Freeze goalkeeper Nick Spooner (Lisbon) stopped 12 shots in the crease with strong play defensive efforts from Potsdam’s Matthew Normandin and Ogdensburg’s Nate Peo in front of the netminder.
The FC Freeze will return to action on Thursday at Lafargeville where they will play the Thousand Island Soccer Club.
The FC Freeze traveled to Watertown as well on Thursday and and came away with a 6-2 win over Watertown FC.
With 25:15 on the clock, Olivia Mace dribbled through three defenders and blasted a shot past the goalies right shoulder for the goal. Two minutes later Watertown FC tied the score. With 15:21 remaining in the half Mace broke away from her defender at midfield. She sprinted down the field and scored a goal with a low shot to the keepers left. Mace wasn’t done inflicting damage on her opponent. At 12:22, Mace scored a hat trick when she confused her defenders and again ripped a ball to the goalie’s left.
At 9:02, Katharine Cowen (Potsdam) centered the ball in front of Watertown’s net. Sophia Janoyan (Potsdam) hard shot ricocheted off the goalie allowing Gabrielle Jones to fire another shot on goal. Watertown’s goalie made a diving save but was unable to control the ball, this allowed Jones to fire another shot which found the back of the net to make it 4-1 by halftime.
Natalie Cowen (Potsdam) made three saves in the first half
In the second half, Janoyan took over as FC Freeze’s keeper and was credited with one save.
With 27:28 remaining in the second half, FC Freeze was awarded a penalty kick for a handball. Coach Coyle called on defenseman Laura Dudek to take the kick. Dudek blasted the ball in the right side of the net. At 20:42, Katharine Cowen passed to Annie Akins (Potsdam) whose hard shot on goal rolled off the goalie’s right shoulder and into the goal for the score. Watertown closed out the scoring with 4:20 remaining.
FC Freeze had many players with shots on goal including Quinn Woodward (Parishville), Louisa Moosbrugger (Potsdam) and Katharine Cowen while Dudek played solid defense throughout the game.
FC Freeze hosts undefeated Upstate United SC Duck’s Dynasty at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m.