CHAZY - The Lake Placid girls soccer team made a statement Tuesday, Sept. 25, 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.
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Lake Placid senior Liz Leff slides in to make a save during the Blue Bombers’ game against Saranac on Saturday, Sept. 22. Lake Placid suffered its lone loss of the season in the game.
Coming into the 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.
Kendra Manning gave Lake Placid a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 21:40 mark of the second half on Tuesday, Sept. 25. 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.