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Patriots open Class B girls soccer playoffs with win

Cross Country regular season wraps

Amanda Hamilton of AuSable Valley and Paige Southwick of Northeastern Clinton try to get the ball as Rachel Knapp of AVCS and Michaela McDonough of NCCS watch on.

Amanda Hamilton of AuSable Valley and Paige Southwick of Northeastern Clinton try to get the ball as Rachel Knapp of AVCS and Michaela McDonough of NCCS watch on. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— CLINTONVILLE — The third-seeded AuSable Valley Lady Patriots scored two goals in the second half to pull away from the sixth-seeded Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars and earn a 3-0 win in the Section VII/Class B quarterfinal round Oct. 25.

Cammey Keyser had a hand in all three of the Patriots (12-4-1) goals, as she set up Amanda Hamilton in the 12th and 70th minutes, while scoring an insurance goal in the 77th minute on a direct kick.

Hamilton picked up her eighth and ninth goals on the season, while Keyser upped her assist tally to six while scoring her 10th goal of the season.

Taylor Saltus made six saves for the Patriots in picking up her fourth shutout of the season and her 99th save.

Christina Paola had eight saves for the Cougars, who finished the 2011 season with a record of 3-9-1.

The Patriots will play the winner of tonight’s game between the sixth-seed Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm (1-11-0) and the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets (8-6-1) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Chazy. The Red Storm at Hornets game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at PHS.

Other sectional games today include the fifth-seed Peru Lady Indians (6-7-1) traveling to Saranac (10-5-1) for a 3 p.m. start in Class B quarterfinals.

In Class C girls play, the semifinal round will be held at AuSable Valley High School this evening, as the top-seeded Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers will play the fourth-seeded Moriah Vikings at 5 p.m. The Vikings scored a 2-1 win over the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels Monday to advance to the semifinals.

In the second game at 7 p.m., the second-seeded Seton Catholic Lady Knights will match up against the third-seeded Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats.

Boys cross Country

While the Seton Catholic Knights won the meet, it was the Saranac Chiefs boys varsity cross country team that was celebrating a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference title Oct. 25.

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