Teams heated it up last week with several close games including a soccer shutout for the Johnsburg boys and two shutouts for the Lady Orange. The Mountaineers and the Orange delivered a close battle in boys soccer to give Minerva\Newcomb an impressive win in overtime. The Lady Jags remain perfect and boast a 7-0 overall record.
North Warren 3
JOHNSBURG - Thom Pereau recorded a hat trick to push North Warren toward a win over Johnsburg on Sept. 21.
Garth Griffen and Will Jay each tallied an assist for the win.
Evan Richards scored the lone goal for Johnsburg off an assist from Kevin Conner.
Kristian Seeley made 10 saves for the Cougars and Dylan Wolfe finished with 10 for the Jaguars.
Indian Lake-Long Lake 3
LONG LAKE - Jonas Unwyler scored two goals, including the unassisted game winner with 1:21 left in sudden-death overtime as Minerva-Newcomb downed Indian lake/Long Lake on Sept. 22. Patsuki Miyazato and Tim Fabin also netted goals for the Mountaineers.
Jordan Wallace recorded two goals and an assist for the Orange, while Dalton Aldous tallied the remaining goal.
After a quiet first half, both teams picked up the pace in the second scoring three apiece. Wallace put the Orange on the board with an unassisted goal.
Unwyler responded six minutes later to put the Mountaineers ahead 3-1. The Orange fought back on consecutive goals from Wallace and Aldous to tie the game in the 22nd and 24th minutes.
The remainder of the second half and most of the overtime went scoreless until Unwyler took advantage of a loose ball deflected off an Orange defender with 1:21 remaining.
JOHNSBURG - Sean O'Neill and Alec McKee split goals in the Jaguars' shutout over Minerva-Newcomb on Sept. 24.