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Sports wrap: Twice as nice for Willsboro in Chazy season series (w. photo galleries)

Warriors get second against Eagles; PHS wins in Div. I; Westport girls close in on Div. III title

Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Willsboro varsity boys soccer team has become the answer to a lot of trivia questions involving the last time something happened to the Chazy Eagles.

The most recent: who was the last school to beat the two-time defending state champions twice in the regular season, as the Warriors scored a 2-0 win against the Eagles Oct. 13.

“We knew that we were going to be facing a consistent attack from Chazy tonight and we were waiting for something to happen,” Willsboro head coach Andy Lee said, who got that something when Clay Sherman connected on a knuckling direct kick in the 59th minute for the first goal and then hit the post one minute later, with Jeff Bigelow collecting the rebound and giving the Warriors the 2-0 lead.

The Eagles started the game aggressively on offense, with Brandon Laurin breaking away for a scoring chance against Warriors goalie Cody Sayward in the second minute. Sayward made the save, the first of 10 in the opening 40 minutes alone, as the Eagles out-shot Willsboro 20-2.

We were there!

Denton Publications was on hand for the entire Willsboro v. Chazy boys soccer game, with post-game reaction from both teams after the Warriors 2-0 win.

“We had our chances, and we just could not finish,” Eagles head coach Rob McAuliffe said. “We outplayed Willsboro in the first half, it was just an unfortunate first 40 minutes because we could not get anything to go into the net and in the second, Clay hit a great ball.”

“That first half was something that every other minute it seemed, I just kept shaking my head and breathing a sigh of relief because we dodged another one,” Lee said. “They were very good in the first half, and I didn’t know how good we had played in the second until I saw the stats.”

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