LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team beat Beekmantown for the first time in program history with a 3-2 victory on Dec. 9.
The Blue Bombers took a 3-0 lead early in the third period when Emily Godin took a pass from Alexa Whitney at the 1:50 mark. Morgan Meyer scored the first goal of the game 11:12 into the second period and Samantha Barney boosted the advantage to 2-0 with a goal 14 seconds into the third.
The defending state champion Eagles didn't go down without a fight. Brittany Miner scored on a pass from Katie Matott 2:42 into the third and Brielle Carnright scored unassisted at 12:42 to cut the deficit to 3-2.
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Lake Placid captain Dillon Savage, left, and tournament most valuable player Shane McNierney celebrate with the Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament first-place trophy at the Saranac Lake Civic Center on Dec. 7.
The Blue Bombers were able to hold on late in the third for their first-ever girls hockey win over Beekmantown.
"They've always been a strong team, but we knew that we would have a chance if we played as a team and everyone played their best," said Lake Placid coach Sandy Huber. "I'm really proud of our girls for stepping up and showing what they can do if they play together. "
The Eagles outshot Lake Placid 29-12, but the Bombers were anchored in goal by Tanner Stanton, who turned away 27 shots. Kayleigh Bell made nine saves for Beekmantown.
Lake Placid improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in league games with the victory. Beekmantown is 2-1 overall and 0-1 in league matchups.