LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls soccer team got back on the winning track Monday with a 3-2 Northern Soccer League Division II victory over Northern Adirondack.
Payton Barney had two goals and an assist in the second half as the Blue Bombers took a 3-1 lead. NAC's Rachael Venne reduced the lead to 3-2, but Lake Placid was able to close out the victory.
All five goals in the game were scored in the second half.
Lake Placid junior Marina Waldy shields the ball from a Northern Adirondack player during Monday’s game in Lake Placid.
(Photo — Alicia Brandes)
Liz Leff made 12 saves for Lake Placid, which held a 17-14 advantage in shots. Anna Lashway recorded 13 saves for Northern Adirondack (2-5 overall, 2-3 Division II).
Lake Placid improved to 5-1 overall and 5-0 in NSL Division II games.
Peru 3, Saranac Lake 1
PERU - The Saranac Lake boys soccer team fell behind early and never recovered on the way to dropping a 3-1 Northern Soccer League game against Peru on Monday.
Peru opened the scoring with a goal by Jacob Dick in the 23rd minute, then went into halftime with a two-goal lead after Justin Wiley scored in the 32nd minute.
Saranac Lake cut the lead to 2-1 when Blake Battistoni received a pass from Bradley Shumway on a direct kick 20 minutes into the second half. Dick scored his second goal 12 minutes later to put the game out of reach for the Indians.
"Today's main focus was eliminating the long ball and returning to a more disciplined passing game," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "We were successful for about 75 percent of the game. When we pass, we control the pace of the game, which leads to more scoring opportunities."
Saranac Lake goalie Oliver Holmes stopped 14 shots throughout the game. Michael Danis made six saves for Peru, which improved to 6-2 on the season with the win.
"I was proud of the team's efforts," Wilson said. "At the halfway point in our season, we are beginning to work more as a unit."
The Red Storm will bring a 1-5 record into Friday's game on the road in Beekmantown.
Lake Placid 1, Willsboro 0
WILLSBORO - Haile Thompson scored the game-winning goal early in the first half as the Lake Placid boys soccer team secured a 1-0 victory over Willsboro on Monday.
On the scoring play in the seventh minute of play, Nzoni Thompson fired a shot on goal that was saved by Willsboro goalie Dakoda Latford. Haile Thompson claimed the rebound and directed the ball into the back of the net.
The Blue Bombers outshot Willsboro 15-6. Chris Kordziel stopped three shots for Lake Placid, which improved to 6-4 with the victory.
Willsboro is 1-6.