Week punctuated by two overtime battles

In their first full week of official play, local teams battled in 13 games. Two double overtime soccer matches ended in ties among Div. III boys soccer rivals Johnsburg and Indian Lake/Long Lake and between Westport and Indian Lake/Long Lake in girls soccer. Minerva\Newcomb girls soccer won their first game after a three year dry spell and Johnsburg field hockey is still undefeated.

Boys Soccer

Old Forge 4, Johnsburg 1

NORTH CREEK - Kevin Connor tallied Johnsburg's only goal as they fell to Old Forge in their non-league matchup on Sept. 14. The final score was Old Forge 4, Johnsburg 1.

Alec McKee claimed the assist for Connor's goal.

Kevin Kress scored two goals for Old Forge, while Mason Tickner and William Rockhill claimed one each.

Old Forge held the advantage in shots on goal, with 16 against Johnsburg's 9. Dylan Wolfe had 13 saves for the jaguars and William Brosemer had eight for Old Forge.

Elizabethtown 4, Minerva\Newcomb 0

NEWCOMB - Hunter Mowery scored twice to lead the Lions to the 4-0 shutout over the Mountaineers on Sept. 14. Michael Gowdy added a goal and two assists, while Ben Goff netted the final goal.

The Mountaineers were unable to get a shot off.

Dylan Saville played an exceptional game in the goal with 25 saves for the Mountaineers.

Johnsburg 2, Indian Lake/Long Lake 2

NORTH CREEK - The Div. III rivals Johnsburg and Indian Lake/Long Lake played through two punishing overtimes and ended in a standoff on Sept. 16. The final score was 2-2.

The only scoring was in the first and last five minutes of the game as Johnsburg's Kevin Conner scored to open the game and again with 1:05 left in the second overtime.

In between, Colin Farrell netted two goals for Indian Lake/Long Lake.

Orange keeper Zach Ruland stopped a penalty kick in the session.

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