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Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Plattsburgh Hornets @ Beekmantown Eagles October 31st 2020

Plattsburgh's Simon Meyer and Beekmantown's Dalton Kane fight for the ball
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Nathanael LePage

Plattsburgh's Simon Meyer (7) and Beekmantown's Dalton Kane (28) engage in a physical battle for the ball near midfield.

A full regulation game and two overtimes were insufficient to separate the Plattsburgh Hornets and Beekmantown Eagles in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys soccer on Halloween. A game that saw both teams generate many scoring opportunities ended in a 1-1 draw in Beekmantown. The action began quickly, as Beekmantown's Zachary Dubrey scored just 20 seconds after kickoff off an assist from Dalton Kane. The Hornets responded quickly, tying the score just 4 minutes later with a free kick by senior Ryan Kavanaugh. PHS nearly took the lead a minute later, as junior Jack Ferris saw his close-range shot stopped by the Eagles' starting goalkeeper, Rocco Golden. The Hornets enjoyed most of the possession in the first half, helped in part by the fact that they were attacking with the wind at their backs, but the Eagles had their fair share of opportunities on the counterattack. In the 29th minute, a PHS corner was cleared by the Beekmantown defense and the ball fell to Dubrey near midfield. Dubrey beat two defenders en route to the goal, forcing a diving save out of goalkeeper Jackson Ryan. Just two minutes later, a long ball up the field by the Eagles turned into another chance, as Dubrey used his speed to win the race to the ball and get a shot off. In the second half, the Eagles switched to Victor Mason in net, who was up to the challenge. The remainder of the game saw both team exchange goal scoring chances several times, but neither team could find the back of the net. In the end, the teams settled for a tie in a tense, physical affair. Gallery

Plattsburgh's Jack Ferris (2) and Beekmantown's Collin Hemingway (10) get to the ball simultaneously
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Nathanael LePage

Plattsburgh's Jack Ferris (2) and Beekmantown's Collin Hemingway (10) get to the ball simultaneously near the sideline. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Ausable Valley Patriots @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 23rd 2020

turn and burn
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Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh's (2) with the turn and burn on the Ausable Valley defender as he attacks the net. The Plattsburgh Hornets would be hosting the Ausable Valley Patriots in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action at their temporary home the Stafford Middle School as their normal place is under a remodel. The Hornets would get the opening goal of the game in the 26th minute on the goal from Gul to make it 1-0 Hornets. The game would remain there for the next few minutes until the Hornets would strike again in the 33rd minute on the Kavanaugh goal to make it 2-0 as they head into the half. When the teams came back for the second half the Hornets would stepdown on the gas they would strike for four goals from Kavanaugh (twice) to finish off the hat trick, Ferris, and Trombley as the Hornets secure a 6-0 victory. In the winning effort for the Hornets Taylor would make three saves for the shutout victory.Gallery

steal
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Eleni Tyrell

Ausable Valley (15) with the steal from Plattsburgh's (8) and takes it back to midfield as he looks to start the attack. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Seton Catholic Knights October 20th 2020

attack header
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Kyle Coryea

Chazy's Peter Labarge (28) with the header for the shot attempt on the cross that came right inside the box. It would be the second matchup of the week that would be taking place at the St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh as the Seton Catholic Knights would play host the state ranked Chazy Eagles in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The game would start off good for the visiting Eagles as DJ Gonyo would get them on the board quickly with the first goal of the game in the 2nd minute of the game, It wouldn't take long for the Eagles to strike again cause at the 3rd minute they would score again this time from Joey DeOndarza to make it 2-0 Eagles. The Eagles would keep pouring it on throughout the half as they would add another three goals before the break coming from Joey DeOndarza (second of the half), Tanner Conners, and Connor McCarthy to make it 5-0 at the break. In the second half the Eagles would lighten up the attack but they would still add another two goals coming from Zane Stevens and Colby Drake and secure the 7-0 victory. In the winning effort, the Eagles would go to 4-3 on the season as the Knights will head into next week looking for that first win of the season.Gallery

defensive header
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Kyle Coryea

Seton Catholic's Aiden Pearl (22) with the header inside the box that he sends safely away to do his best to keep the Knights in the game. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Boquet Valley Griffins @ Seton Catholic Knights October 20th 2020

breakaway goal
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Kyle Coryea

Boquet Valley's Grayson King comes in on the break and scores the opening goal of the match. It would be a matchup in the Northern Soccer League between the visiting Boquet Valley Griffins and the Seton Catholic Knights from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. It would take the 23rd minute of the first half but the Griffins would get the opening goal of the contest from Grayson King. Although that wouldn't be the end of the scoring for the Griffins in the first half as they would get two more before the half would end from Oakley Buehler and take a 3-0 lead into the intermission. In the second half, the extra legs of the Griffins would prove to be too much for the Knights as they had just the minimum 11 players. In the second half, the Griffins would explode for four more goals from Oakley Buehler (hat trick), Jameson Figel, Kaleb Petit, and Brandon Tromblee. Although the Knights would do the best in the second half as they would add 2 goals from Aiden Pearl to make it a 7-2 game. Next up for Knights is a meeting with the Chazy Eagles on October 22nd. Gallery

header
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Kyle Coryea

Seton Catholic's Aiden Peal (22) with the header inside the 18-yard box that he would put on the net and also have two goals on the game.Gallery

Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Willsboro Warriors October 6th 2020

one on one
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro junior Jaycob Gough battles Chazy’s Joey deOndarza for the ball in the second half of the Warriors’ loss at home Tuesday.The Chazy boys’ soccer team took home their first victory of the year Tuesday, defeating Willsboro Central School 2-0 on the road. The first half was scoreless, with much of the action occurring in the midfield. Both teams’ defenses did well to limit the opponent’s offensive opportunities, with the most notable being a 32nd-minute shot toward the top corner by Willsboro’s Everett Cassavaugh, but Chazy’s Zane Stevens was there for the save. The tone shifted drastically in the early minutes of the second half, with the visiting Eagles the beneficiaries of the momentum shift. After Willsboro saw a promising attack end with the ball going out for a goal kick in the 46th minute, Chazy pushed up the field quickly. Dale Gonyo found Riley Hansen in the box to open the scoring for the game. Less than two minutes later, the Eagles earned a corner kick, and Patrick Dwyer put away the ball off an assist from Tanner Conners to double the lead. Much of the second half was spent then in the Willsboro end of the field, as Chazy controlled play to maintain their lead. In the final 10 minutes, the Warriors found their way into the attacking end again for a few attacking opportunities, but the Eagles turned them away each time to seal the 2-0 victory. Gallery

cross attempt
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro senior Brady Sweatt whips the battle ahead under pressure from Chazy’s Riley Hansen as the Warriors fell 2-0 at home Tuesday. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Northeastern Clinton Cougars October 2nd 2020

cut to the net
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Nathanel Lepage

Northeastern Clinton’s Ryan O’Donnell (7) dribbles into the box as Chazy’s Peter LaBarge (28) steps up to take away a shooting angle. The Cougars of Northeastern Clinton kicked off their season Friday with a 2-1 senior-night win at home over Chazy. In a game that Chazy coach Rob McAuliffe estimated was the first between the neighboring school districts since 1998, the hosts got the better of the back-and-forth action. In the 27th minute, the Cougars found themselves on the receiving end of two quick fouls in the offensive end, and Lucas Bedard found the back of the net with the second free-kick to open the scoring. The Eagles created multiple opportunities to tie the game late in the first half, but Northeastern Clinton goalkeeper John Bulson was up to the task, and the teams entered the break with a 1-0 scoreline. As the teams continued trading periods of offensive pressure in the second half, the Cougars converted on a fast break up the field in the 51st minute, as Kai Birtz-Sisson crossed the ball into the box, setting up Samuel Bulson for the goal. As the second half went on, the fog began to roll in across the field. At the height of the foggy nighttime conditions, when visibility on the field was at a minimum, Chazy got a goal back when Joey deOndarza found the back of the net in the chaos off a corner kick. Tanner Conners was credited with the assist on the 44th-minute goal. The goal proved to be the Eagles’ last shot of the game, and Northeastern Clinton held on for a win to open their season and honor their seniors. Gallery

loose ball
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Nathanel Lepage

Chazy senior Riley Hansen chases down the loose ball in the defensive half at Northeastern Clinton Central School. Gallery