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Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Seton Catholic Knights November 5th 2020

for position
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Eleni Tyrell

Seton Catholic's (10) and Northeastern Clinton's (11) battle for position along the midfield sidelines as they try to take it to there half. In the closing days of the 2020 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer season, the Northeastern Clinton Cougars would travel to Plattsburgh and take on the Seton Catholic Knights. The Cougars would get the opening goal of the match from Sample at the 13th minute to take the 1-0 lead. The Cougars would keep the pedal down and expand the lead to 2-0 on the Letourneau goal. The game would remain there through the rest of the half and into the early part of the second half when the Cougars would take the 3-0 lead in the 51st minute on the LaFountain goal. The Knights would avoid the shutout with the goal by Maddy Whalen in the 62nd minute to make it a 3-1 game. In the winning effort, Racine would make 9 saves as the Cougars get the win headed into the playoffs. Gallery

along the sidelines
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Eleni Tyrell

Seton Catholic's (24) and Northeastern Clinton's (15) battle for the ball and positioning along the sidelines for control and the game. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Peru @ Plattsburgh Hornets November 5th 2020

diving save
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Emma Whalen (GK) with the diving stop on Peru's McKenzie Brown (10) open shot to keep her team in the game. It would be a rematch in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer action as the Plattsburgh Hornets host Peru in a rematch of a game that saw these two teams head to overtime last time around. This game would start off with the same kind of feel as the teams would play the first half to a zero-zero draw in a very hotly contested game. When the game would come back from the intermission it would stay that way as the teams remained tie through the first half of the second half. Finally, Peru would break the ice in the 68th minute with a goal by Abigail Bruce for the 1-0 lead. Although the lead would be short-lived as Plattsburgh's Maddy Woodward would get the equalizer in the 70th minute. But that would not be enough as Peru would answer twice in the final ten minutes of the game with goals from Aofie Lawliss and McKenzie Brown to secure the 3-1 victory for Peru. Gallery

swipe
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Kyle Coryea

Peru's Abigail Bruce (1) with the swipe of the ball from Plattsburgh's Madeleine Woodward (9) and charges back on net for the shot. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Willsboro Warriors @ Seton Knights October 31st 2020

shot on net
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Kyle Coryea

Seton Catholic's Allisyn Johnson (16) with the shot on net that she puts around Willsboro Lynne McDougal as they look to expand their lead. It would be a Mountain Valley Athletic affairs as the Seton Knights would host the Willsboro Warriors on Halloween special as it would also be the breast cancer awareness game. The game would start off good for the home Knights as they would get the opening goal of the game from Haley Murnane from Gillian Boule as the Knights take a 1-0 lead. The Knights would keep the accelerated pressed as they would double up on the lead on the scramble goal for the 2-0 lead. Although the Knights would add one more before the half would end as Madyson Whalen would make it 3-0. Although the Warriors would not go quietly into the halftime break as they would get one Lyane McDougal to make it a 3-1 game at intermission. When the teams would return for the second half the defenses on both sides would step up and hold there. Although the Warriors would be able to penetrate the Knights armor as they would get a goal from Jenna Ford about midway through the half to make it interesting down the stretch. Although that would be all the scoring in the game and the Seton Catholic Knights would hold on for the 3-2 victory. Next up for the Knights will be a game on November 2nd in Lake Placid while Willsboro will head to Beekmantown on November 3rd. Gallery

drags around defender
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Kyle Coryea

Willsboro's Gabby Marble (1) with the drag around Seton's defender as she carries through the midfield on the charge. Gallery

Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Seton Knights @ Chazy Eagles October 21st 2020

Chazy's Ava McAuliffe looks to dribble the ball past Seton defender Elizabeth Manion
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Nathanael LePage

Chazy's Ava McAuliffe looks to dribble the ball past Seton defender Elizabeth Manion

The Chazy girls' soccer team earned a solid win over Seton to celebrate senior night, as the Eagles coasted to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Knights at George Brendler Field. It was a slow-developing game, with the first threatening moment for either team coming in the 18th minute, when Chazy senior Celine Juneau rang a shot off the crossbar. The deadlock was broken in the 15th minute, though, when Chazy's Olivia McLennan scored from the penalty spot. The Eagles were quick to capitalize on the momentum, with Juneau finding freshman Ava McAuliffe at the top of the box for a long-range shot to the back of the net just three minutes later. Rounding out a first half in which Chazy led shots 14-1, senior Catherine Langlois drove to the left corner flag and sent in a cross to freshman Samantha Gonyo for the 3-0 lead. In the 51st minute, Langlois crossed the ball in from the right wing. A Seton defenseman cut off the cross, but the ball fell to the feet of Juneau, who tapped it in for the fourth goal of the game. The same two players connected for the fifth goal just four minutes later, as Langlois whipped in a hard shot to force Seton goalkeeper Kennedy Spriggs into a diving save. Juneau picked up the rbound and put it under the crossbar for the tally. Spriggs was injured on the play, and Seton's Allisyn Johnston was tasked with putting on the gloves for the remaninder of the contest. Johnston allowed only one more goal in relief, a reversal of the previous two as Langlois scored on an assist from Juneau. The Knights managed some offensive pressure late in the game, and broke the shutout in the 68th minute as Madyson Whalen found Lily Von Bargen in the box. Von Bargen's shot deflected off the leg of a Chazy defenseman and spun toward the far post, out of the reach of Chazy goalkeeper Annika Lizardi. Chazy led the final shot count 29-6. Gallery

Chazy's Celine Juneau wins the race to the ball ahead of Seton's Abby Pearl.
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Nathanael LePage

Chazy's Celine Juneau wins the race to the ball ahead of Seton's Abby Pearl. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 24th 2020

battle for ball
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Kyle Coryea

Chazy's Callie Harvey (11) and Plattsburgh's (17) battle for the loose ball around the sideline in the even-steven game. It would be a matchup of a couple of the top teams in Girls Soccer inside the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference at Plattsburgh as the Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Chazy Eagles in section vii action. The game would go back and forth throughout the first half and the teams would stay even as there was no scoring in the half. When the teams came back for the second half the game would still stay as tight as ever. The Hornets would finally get the opening goal of the game about halfway through the second half from Tesea as the Hornets take a 1-0 lead. It would take the Eagles a while but they would eventually get the equalizer with like ten minutes left in the game from Olivia Mclennan to tie the game at 1. The game would stay that way through the rest of regulation and head to the overtime. In the overtime period, the Hornets would get the game-winner from number 2 to secure the Hornets victory over the Eagles. Gallery

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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's (9) with the cross over on Chazy's Mackenzie Chapman (1) on the dribble and heads towards the net. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Plattsburgh Hornets @ Peru October 10th 2020

save
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh goalkeeper MacKenzie Lawfer dives to deny a close-range shot from Peru’s McKenzie Brown. In a tense girls’ soccer contest between Plattsburgh High School and Peru at the Apple Bowl, it all came down to one kick. Peru walked away with a 3-2 home victory, courtesy of McKenzie Brown’s successful penalty kick in the final minute of the game. A back-and-forth first half, which saw the team exchange lengthy periods of offensive pressure, ended with only one goal scored. Late in the half, Peru was awarded a free kick about 45 yards from goal. As the Hornets positioned their defense, Peru’s Isabella Sypek was quick to set the ball and launch a shot on net. Plattsburgh goalkeeper MacKenzie Lawfer tried to make the leaping save, but was unable to reach the ball. The tables turned early in the second half, though, as the Hornets scored two goals in quick succession to gain the lead. Defenseman Lexie Neale sent a long lob into the middle of the box from near midfield, and senior forward Madeleine Woodward met the ball at full speed before splitting the defenders. Woodward directed the ball into the bottom corner at the far post as she tumbled to the ground. About five minutes later, Woodward got the assist on the go-ahead goal, as her corner kick set up junior Ellie O’Neil for the tally. The home team knotted the score again less than 10 minutes later, though. As a free-kick came in from near the sideline, Peru’s Abigail Bruce flicked the ball up into the air to deny Lawfer, who had come off her goal line to gather it. Kayleigh Jackson directed the ball goalwards when it came back down, and none of the Plattsburgh defense could recover in time to stop it. With the game tied at 2 goals in the final minutes of regulation, it seemed overtime was in the cards, but that was not to be. A late attacking push by Peru saw Jackson dribbling into the box from the right-wing, where she was brought down by O’Neil for the penalty kick. Brown stepped up to the spot and showed no hesitation on the kick to beat Lawfer with just 50 seconds left in the game. Lawfer finished with 11 saves in the loss, while Peru’s Bri Brousseau stopped 6 in the winning effort. Gallery

the leap
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Kyle Coryea

Peru’s Abigail Bruce leaps to avoid going down after being beaten for possession by Plattsburgh defender Alyssa Hemingway near midfield. Gallery

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

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Nathanel Lepage

Chazy freshman Ava McAuliffe races past the Willsboro defense early in the first half Saturday at George Brendler Field. McAuliffe scored twice as the Eagles won 4-0. The Chazy girls’ soccer team earned a dominant 4-0 victory Saturday at George Brendler Field against the visiting Warriors of Willsboro Central School. Coming off a shutout loss at Saranac, the Eagles wasted no time in ensuring they would not suffer the same fate, as senior Celine Juneau scored unassisted in only the second minute of the game. Freshman Ava McAuliffe nearly doubled the tally two minutes later as her shot rang off the far post. McAuliffe earned her way onto the scoreboard in the 20th minute, though. Juneau raced up the right-wing with the ball and got behind the Willsboro defense for a simple pass to McAuliffe, who was all alone near the penalty spot for the goal. Eight minutes later, Willsboro goalkeeper Abby Bruno made a save on Juneau’s elevated shot from inside the box to keep the deficit at 2. There was little Willsboro could do in the 34th minute when Catherine Langlois slotted home the rebound after Bruno’s diving save on a hard shot from the top of the box by Willow Herz, and the teams entered halftime with a 3-0 score. Chazy’s dominance in the first half was exemplified by their 15-0 advantage in shots on net. Only 43 seconds into the second half, McAuliffe added her second goal off an assist from Olivia McLennan, scoring what proved to be the final goal of the game. Willsboro looked to push up the field quickly every time they gained possession in the second half but rarely found their way into the attacking third. Their most dangerous scoring opportunity of the game came in the final minute, as they chipped the ball into the Chazy box, only for goalkeeper Annika Lizardi to boot the ball away in the dying seconds. Lizardi recorded only two saves in the clean-sheet victory, while Bruno saved 17 in the Warriors’ loss. Gallery

ball battle
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro’s Tekla Fine-Lease and Chazy’s Emma Smith battle for the ball in the first half of Chazy’s 4-0 home victory Saturday. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs October 3rd 2020

one on one
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac senior Lily Gadway steps up to pressure Chazy’s Katie Demers near mid-field Saturday at Saranac Central School. In a game honoring the home team’s seniors and veteran coach, it was one of the youngest players on the field who scored the only goal of the contest as the Saranac girls’ soccer team earned a 1-0 victory at home against Chazy. The Chiefs sought to control the game from the opening whistle, with a strong midfield performance keeping the Eagles at bay. More than 10 minutes had ticked off the clock before Chazy got their first, short-lived, possession in the offensive half. A 23rd-minute corner kick proved to be Chazy’s best offensive effort of the first half. Saranac, on the other hand, was continually challenging the Eagles’ defense. In the 12th minute, Sydney Myers drove to the goal line on the right-hand side of the box and flashed the ball across the face of the goal, but nobody was there to connect. Late in the first half, another fast-developing attack by the Chiefs saw Christon Eden chip a shot toward goal, but goalkeeper Samantha Gonyo was there for the save. The teams entered halftime scoreless despite Saranac’s plethora of opportunities. At halftime, the hosts honored long-time coach mary LoTemplio at the start of what will likely be her final season on the Saranac sideline. After both teams exchanged offensive pressure in the early minutes of the second half, and with the game approaching its second mid-half “mask break,” Saranac finally broke the deadlock in an unusual fashion. Eighth-grader Maddy Wynnik received the ball on the right-wing, just outside of the box, and stepped up just above the goal line. Wynnik sent in what she later admitted was an attempted cross, but the ball found its way on the net. Gonyo got her gloves on it but was unable to cleanly handle it, allowing the ball to slowly roll across the line. Saranac nearly doubled the advantage in the 72nd minute, as Gonyo mishandled a shot from distance and let the ball behind her. Gonyo was able to recover and pounced on the ball to prevent the goal. Down only 1, Chazy continued to push until the very end. The Eagles pushed up in the dying seconds of the game and saw the ball go out for a throw-in just above the corner flag, but the ball had gone too far away from the field. The extra seconds spent chasing down the ball out of play meant the throw came in with only a second left on the clock, which was not enough time to generate any scoring opportunity, sealing the victory for the Chiefs. Gallery

cross
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac’s Maddy Wynnik prepares to cross the ball in from the left-wing, ultimately scoring the only goal of the Chiefs’ victory over Chazy Saturday at Saranac Central School. Gallery