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Sports wrap: Girls soccer teams battle for playoff positioning

Logan Mars & Caitlyn LaPier

Logan Mars & Caitlyn LaPier Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The AuSable Valley Lady Patriots found the net with just 57 seconds remaining in regulation, giving them a 2-1 win against Saranac Lady Chiefs and pulling them alone into second place in Division I.

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Megan Colby of AVCS

Amanda Hamilton scored the golden goal for the Patriots (10-3-1, 7-3-1) in the 80th minute off an assist from Megan Colby, while Meghan Strong opened the scoring in the 57th minute off ann assist from Haley Taylor.

League-leading scorer Ellen Thew broke out of a three-game goal drought for the Chiefs (10-5-1, 6-5-1), netting a goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the 67th minute, unassisted.

Plattsburgh High remained within striking distance of the Patriots with a 1-0 win over Northeastern Clinton, as Brooke Knight scored the lone goal for the Lady Hornets (7-6-1, 6-4-1) in the 44th minute off a Marle Curle assist.

Celine Bouvier and Christina Paola each made three saves for the Lady Cougars, who ended the regular season with a record of 3-8-1.

Also in Division I, the Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm jumped out to a 3-1 lead and then held on to earn their first victory of the season, 3-2, over the Peru Lady Indians.

Chelsea LaFountain scored the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute for the Red Storm (1-11-0), while Megan Moody scored in the 35th minute (Maggie Darrah assist) and Hope Laramee scored in the 49th minute.

Lindsey Bushey opened the scoring for the Indians (6-7-0, 4-7-0) in the ninth minute, while Ashley Carpenter scored on an Ashley Sardella assist in the 72nd minute.

In Division II, the champion Chazy Lady Eagles scored a 7-0 win against the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels.

The Eagles (14-1-0, 13-0-0) got two goals from Caitlyn LaPier (two assists) and Christina Emery each scored two goals, while Hannah Laurin, Jori Cooper and Amanda Kempainen each scored one goal.

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