CHAZY - The Lake Placid girls soccer team made a statement Tuesday playing in hostile territory against Northern Soccer League perennial powerhouse Chazy.
After both teams scored once in the second half, the Blue Bombers surged into overtime with an early goal by Liza Marinis and held off the Eagles for a 2-1 victory.
The win puts the Blue Bombers atop the Division II standings with a 6-0 league record (6-1 overall). It was the first time Chazy has lost on its home field in many years and the Eagles now sit in second place with a 4-1 league mark.
Coming into Tuesday's game, Chazy was ranked No. 2 in the latest Class D New York State Sportswriters Association poll. The Eagles won the Class D state championship the last two years and lost in the final in 2009.
For the unranked Blue Bombers, it was their second win in as many days after beating Northern Adirondack 3-2 on Monday. Lake Placid's only loss of the season came Saturday against Saranac, a Division I team.
On Tuesday, Kendra Manning gave Lake Placid a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 21:40 mark of the second half. Manning took a pass from Brooke Reid and found the back of the net.
Chazy answered 10 minutes later when Hannah Laurin received a pass from Amber Polomsky to score the equalizer.
Marinis scored the game-winner 44 seconds into the overtime period on a feed from Payton Barney. Lake Placid's defense was able to shut down the Eagles the rest of the way.
Senior Liz Leff had another strong game in goal for the Blue Bombers, stopping nine shots to keep the Chazy attack at bay. Chazy held a 12-4 advantage on total shots.
Saranac 1, Saranac Lake 0
SARANAC LAKE - Amelia Jenks scored the only goal of the game late in the first half Tuesday to lead Saranac to a 1-0 Northern Soccer League Division I victory over Saranac Lake.
Jenks broke free from the Red Storm defense and was able to push the ball past goalie Regan Kieffer for the game-winner. Kieffer and Katie Buckley split the goalkeeping duties for Saranac Lake, with each playing a half.
Saranac held a 12-10 shooting advantage during the game.
"I was pleased with how our kids played today," said Saranac Lake coach Amanda Zullo. "Saranac is a great passing team who entered the game with a solid plan. We were able to hang with them most of the game, executing our own plan."
Jamie Favreau made five saves for the Chiefs, who improved to 6-2 with the win. Saranac Lake is 0-7.
"The girls played smart, more offensively and aggressive," Zullo said. "They are adjusting to some changes in the lineup. Our transitions were much more smooth than in previous games."
Zullo said Marisa McDonough, Sienna Daviau, Jen McGuiork and Megan Moody had strong games in the midfield, while Kelsie Glinski shined defensively.
Saranac 15, Lake Placid 49
Saranac 15, Northeastern Clinton 50
Lake Placid 19, Northeastern Clinton 39
Saranac 15, Lake Placid 50
Saranac 15, Northeastern Clinton 50
LAKE PLACID - The Saranac boys cross country team swept the top six spots Tuesday as the Chiefs ran away with team victories over Lake Placid and Northeastern Clinton.
Corey Detwiler was Lake Placid's top boys runner with his seventh place finish in 20:16. Saranac had four runners under 20 minutes, led by Ben Strack with a 19:27 and Zach LePage with a 19:32.
Lake Placid runners Curtis Rissberger placed ninth in 20:23, Trent White was 15th in 21:46, Forest Ledger was 16th in 21:48 and Karl Schulz was 18th in 22:29.
In the girls race, Northeastern Clinton's Samantha Smith placed first in 22:33. Lake Placid's Nina Armstrong was second in 23:05, Saranac's Lexi Blockson was third in 23:49 and Gabby Armstrong of Lake Placid was fourth in 24:29.
Lake Placid's Glenice Gallagher finished in 27:28.
NCCS didn't factor into the team scoring.