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Lake Placid girls gaining momentum

High School Roundup

September 20, 2013
By the News staff , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid and Northern Adirondack played to a 1-1 draw in a Northern Soccer League Division II girls match on the Blue Bombers' field Sept. 16.

The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead 17 minutes into the game on a goal scored by Rachael Venne with Juliana Gardner assisting. The Blue Bombers drew even with just about five minutes remaining in regulation on an own-goal. Taylor Barney was credited with an assist on the play for Lake Placid.

Emily Barney made 12 saves in goal for Lake Placid and Anna Lashway recorded seven stops in net for NAC.

Article Photos

Lake Placid sophomore Liza Marinis dribbles the ball past a Northern Adirondack defender during a Northern Soccer League game Sept. 16 at the North Elba Show Grounds.
Photo by Alicia Brandes

The Blue Bombers were scheduled to play at home again Sept. 18 against Chazy. The game was not completed by press time.

Sept. 12

Lake Placid 5,

Seton Catholic 2

PLATTSBURGH - Lake Placid sophomore Liza Marinis exploded for four goals Sept. 12 to lead the Blue Bombers girls soccer team to a 5-2 victory over Seton Catholic.

Marinis scored three of those goals in the second half. She broke a 2-2 halftime deadlock with a goal 16:28 into the second half on a pass from Sam Barney. Marinis scored another 12 minutes later with the assist going to Payton Barney.

Marinis scored the final goal of the game unassisted at the 39:15 mark.

The teams traded goals in the first half. Seton Catholic's Paige Spittler opened the scoring in the fourth minute, but Sam Barney equalized 15 minutes later on a pass from Payton Barney.

Marinis gave the Blue Bombers a 2-1 lead after taking a pass from Jillian Goulette. Spittler scored her second goal with three minutes remaining in the half.

Laura Stanton, a junior, stopped eight shots in goal for Lake Placid. Seton Catholic outshot the Blue Bombers 20-14.


Boys soccer

Chazy 3, Lake Placid 0

CHAZY - The Lake Placid boys soccer team suffered its first Northern Soccer League defeat of the season Sept. 17, dropping a 3-0 decision against Chazy.

The Eagles got on the scoreboard early when Gage Ducatte took a pass from Josh Barriere for a goal 56 seconds into the game. The teams battled for the rest of the first half without another goal.

Barriere gave Chazy a 2-0 lead at the 4:41 mark of the second half and Alex Rabideau put the game out of reach with a goal four minutes later.

Chazy, the defending Class D champion, is the top-ranked team in the state. Lake Placid, ranked No. 16, is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in league games.

Chris Kordziel stopped eight shots in goal for the Blue Bombers. Chazy outshot Lake Placid 16-5.


Sept. 11

Lake Placid 2, Seton Catholic 0

LAKE PLACID - So far, the Lake Placid boys soccer team is unbeaten and unscored against in two regular season games.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Blue Bombers won by a 2-0 score, blanking Seton Catholic in Division II soccer action on their home pitch at the North Elba Show Grounds.

Freshman Stuart Baird scored in the first half and senior Andrew Meister netted a second-half tally as Lake Placid took down a Class C rival and improved to 3-1 overall.

"When you don't concede any goals, you are not going to lose a soccer game," Lake Placid coach Stuart Hemsley said. "We're concentrating on the defensive end of things, and right now, we playing really good defense.

"When we have seven or eight guys firing on all cylinders, we can compete with anybody," Hemsley added. "Today, all 11 guys came out firing on all cylinders and they never let up."

The Knights, who have a host of talented seniors but not much depth, pressured the Blue Bombers in the early going and generated some solid scoring chances but came up empty.

Baird notched his goal with less than two minutes remaining in the opening half, driving in from the left wing and firing a low shot past Seton Catholic keeper Keagen Briggs into the far side of the net. Pat Kane picked up an assist on the play.

Meister scored with less than three minutes gone in the second half on a play that started when Nzoni Thompson chipped a cross into the box from the corner of the field. Meister was charging toward the net and one-timed a low shot that went under a diving Briggs.

The Knights nearly broke up the shutout bid of Lake Placid goalie Chris Kordziel with less than two minutes left in the game when Adam Tedford ripped a high shot off the crossbar that bounced away from danger.

"We have some pretty good soccer players, but we don't have depth," Seton Catholic coach Mike Eppler said. "We've had trouble finishing off plays. Right now, we have some guys who are hobbled by injuries, and we tend to peter out near the end of the first half and at the end of the game. We have to make up for that with heart, hustle and the will to work hard."

The loss was the first of the season for the Knights, who fell to 3-1-1 overall.

Lake Placid held a slim 14-13 edge in shots in what was a pretty evenly played match. Kordziel made 13 saves, including a diving stop early in the game, to earn the shutout. Briggs, one of the Knights' captains, stopped 11 shots in a losing effort.

Hemsley credited Baird, Kane and defender Alex Brandes for strong performances in the match.

- By Lou Reuter



Sept. 17

Plattsburgh 3, Lake Placid 0

PLATTSBURGH - The Plattsburgh volleyball team got past Lake Placid on Sept. 17 with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-14 victory.

Taylor Maiorca had eight service points, two aces and four assists, Jordyn Santana had three blocks and Matoaka Riedle had seven digs to lead the Blue Bombers.

Lida Jivitski registered 14 points, six aces and three kills and Kianna Dragoon collected 12 points, three aces, 13 assists and three kills to pace the Hornets.


Sept. 12

Peru 3, Lake Placid 0

PERU - The Lake Placid volleyball team tested Peru in three hard-fought games, but eventually had to settle for a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 loss to the Indians on Sept. 12.

The Bombers opened the match with a 16-15 lead in the first game, but Peru rallied to earn the win.

Brenna Garrett led the way for Lake Placid with five kills, four digs and one ace, while teammate Ally Wallace racked up five service points, three aces and two digs. Georgia O'Leary, Melissa Rath and Kiana Fell each chipped in one kill. Matoaka Riedl contributed five points, one ace, one dig and two kills.

Taylor Higgins had 10 kills and one ace and Allison St. Louis had five aces, 11 points and two digs to pace Peru.




Beekmantown 19, Lake Placid 44

Lake Placid 23, AuSable Valley 32

Beekmantown 16, AuSable Valley 47


Beekmantown 15, Lake Placid 50

AuSable Valley 15, Lake Placid 50

Beekmantown 19, AuSable Valley 40

BEEKMANTOWN - Nina Armstrong and Gabby Armstrong took the top two spots in the girls race Sept. 17 as the Blue Bombers took on Beekmantown and AuSable Valley in dual meets.

Nina Armstrong, a junior, won the race in 20 minutes, 39 seconds. Her sister Gabby, a freshman, recorded the same time.

Karl Schultz was Lake Placid's top boys runner, placing second in 17:07. Colin Quackenbush of Beekmantown was the first-place finisher in 17:04.

Lake Placid's Trent White took 11th in 18:59, while teammate Forest Ledger was 12th in 19:00.

Beekmantown won both of its dual meets.



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