WESTPORT - Chazy extended their 13-year stranglehold on the conference with a 6-2 victory against Westport in the MVAC boys soccer championship Oct. 24.
Kyle McCarthy's three goals and two assists gave the returning champions an insurmountable lead after just 45 minutes of play.
"We played well today," said Chazy head coach Rob McAuliffe said, "and when we play well, we can generate a lot of scoring chances."
Westport, the Division II leaders, were able to hold off Chazy through the first 17 minutes, but McCarthy then drove home a nice cross from Kaleb Snide. Three minutes later, he found a seam and put in his second goal.
"I'm really please with the way we possessed the ball early," said Westport head coach Mike Davis. "We had a defensive lapse, and once you get behind to Chazy, it's easy to get discouraged."
McCarthy then set up a couple breakaways for forward Brandon Laurin, putting Chazy ahead 4-0 by halftime.
"As the season's progressing, they're becoming more confident, more willing to attack the goal," said McAuliffe of the two freshmen.
McCarthy scored once more early in the second half before Chazy put in their second unit. Andrew Rabideau finished off their scoring after beating his defender inside the box.
Westport did take advantage of some rare chances in the second half when senior forward Nathan Gay scored the 50th and 51st goals of his high school career. Liam Davis also played a great game for Westport while goalie Jesse Stevens made 13 hard-earned saves.
Chazy 6, Westport 2
Westport 0 2 - 2
Chazy 4 2 - 6
First half: 1, Ch, McCarthy (Snide), 17:39. 2, Ch, McCarthy (Barriere), 21:11. 3, Ch, Laurin (McCarthy), 28:42. 4, Ch, Laurin (McCarthy), 37:52.
Second half: 5, Ch, McCarthy (Santor), 4:46. 6, W, Gay (Golembeck), 16:23. 7, Ch, Rabideau, 22:00. 8, W, Gay (Davis), 26:13.
Shots: Chazy 23, Westport 9
Saves: Jesse Stevens, W, 13. Austin Santor, Ch, 4.