PLATTSBURGH - The Saranac Lake boys held leads twice in Monday's Northern Soccer League Division I match against Plattsburgh, but the Hornets came up with two quick goals late to claim a 3-2 victory.
Playing on the road, Saranac Lake carried a 1-0 lead into halftime after Devin Cowan scored just 4:12 into the contest.
Jacob Bushey then started a second half that saw four shots put in the net when he tallied 12:37 after intermission to even the score at 1-1. Aaron Noel answered with a goal for Saranac Lake at the 26:15 mark, but the Hornets had the final say. Nick Dodd tallied 33 seconds after Noel's goal to tie the match at 2-2, and Yanis Yahiaoui followed with the game-winning goal at 31:55.
"Play was evenly matched for the first half of the game," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "PHS took control of the game in the second, giving them more scoring opportunities. We need to get back to our passing combinations and not force the long ball so much. The skills are in place but we need to work on better exectution."
Bushey and Yahiaoui also chipped in one assist each for Plattsburgh, and Nick Bayruns added an assist for the Red Storm, who dropped to 0-2.
Plattsburgh outshot Saranac Lake 12-10. Oliver Holmes finished with 11 saves in net for the Red Storm and Chris Mihal made six stops for the Hornets.
Beekmantown 3, Saranac Lake 0
SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake volleyball team had a tough task in front of it Monday against defending Class B champion Beekmantown. And the Eagles showed that they should again be a formidable opponent this season.
In a match played on the Red Storm's floor, the Eagles swept all three games to win 3-0 and improve to 2-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. Beekmantown posted 25-11, 25-12 and 25-6 wins in the match.
Jordynne Ales had 12 points and nine aces and Hunter Gates finished with 13 points and nine aces to lead Beekmantown. Also having a strong game for the winners were Michaela Lafountain with 28 assists and Shannon Ryan with 15 kills.
Kylie Sapone paced the Red Storm with five points, four assists and three aces and teammate Emily Fountain had three points, two kills and one ace.
Also for Saranac Lake, Nicole Viscardo had two points, two digs and two kills; Sarah Parker had two points; Shannon Stevens had one block and one dig and Sam Martin recorded one block.
AuSable Valley 3, Lake Placid 0
LAKE PLACID - AuSable Valley improved to 2-0 in CVAC volleyball with a 3-0 victory over Lake Placid Monday on the Blue Bombers floor.
The Patriots won by 25-17, 25-12 and 25-13 scores.
Mirissa O'Neil paced the Patriots with six kills, seven points and two aces, and Lindsay Brown had 15 points and five aces. Noelle Miller had also had a solid outing for the winners, notching 10 kills, seven points and two aces; and teammate Belle O'Toole had 15 assists.
Senior Serina Hayes led Lake Placid with three blocks and three assists.