The Northern Adirondack Bobcats scored a 3-0 win against the Lake Placid Blue Bombers in the Section VII/Class C boys soccer championship game.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
Clintonville The Lake Placid varsity soccer program earned a split in the Section VII/Class C championship games at AuSable Valley High School Nov. 3, with the Lady Blue Bombers earning a 3-0 win against the Seton Catholic Lady Knights and the boys team falling to the Northern Adirondack Bobcats by the same 3-0 tally.
In the girls title game, Haley Brandes opened the scoring for the Blue Bombers in the 17th minute, when she headed a cross from Mackenzie Kemmerer to open the scoring at 1-0.
Ayla Thompson then scored in the 47th minute on an assist from Brook Reid. Reid scored the final goal of the game for the Blue Bombers in the 68th minute on a Payton Barney assist.
Liz Leff made two saves in the championship victory for the Blue Bombers (11-4-2), picking up her ninth shutout of the season.
Shannon Olsen made 15 saves in the loss for the Knights, who ended the 2011 season with a record of 8-10-0.
In the boys game, the Northern Adirondack Bobcats jumped out to an early lead over the Lake Placid Blue Bombers and did not look back in scoring the 3-0 win.
Nolan Ferguson scored in the fourth minute of the game off an assist from Scott Kellett, while Shane Trudeau connected on a pass from Josh Rabideau in the 17th minute and Justin Kellett scored 1:13 seconds later to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead that would hold for the rest of the contest.
Ethan Mousseau made seven saves in the win for the Bobcats, who advanced to regional play with a record of 7-8-0. J.P. Morrison made 14 saves in the loss, as the Blue Bombers finished the 2011 season with a record of 5-9-0.