Plattsburgh High's Brooke Knight looks to hold onto the ball as AuSable Valley's Hannah Baer applies defensive pressure in the Division I season opener Sept. 8. The Hornets scored a 2-1 victory, as Knight scored the opening goal of the game.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued “I think that this league is going to be wide open,” Mulligan said. “Every win is going to be hard to get, and road wins like this against a very good AuSable team are going to be key.”
“This is out first real experience with a division like this since we were always Division II in the CVAC,” Raines said. “Every game this year is going to be exciting in our division.”
Seton Catholic 4, Willsboro 0
The Lady Knights scored all of their goals in the final 20 minutes of its Sept. 8 match against the Warriors, scoring an opening win in Division II.
Paige Spittler scored the final two goals of the game for the Knights, capping off a run that started in the 60th minute when Shannon Eagan opened the scoring. Kelli Ryan then scored two minutes after. Maddison Murnane tallied three assists.
In net, Shannon Olsen made four saves for the Knights, while Stephanie Blanchard recorded nine saves.
Saranac 4, NCCS 2
The Lady Chiefs scored the only two goals of the second half, breaking open a 2-2 tie to get past the Lady Cougars Sept. 8 in Division I play.
Ellen Thew netted a hat trick for the Chiefs, scoring both first half goals and adding the insurance marker in the 79th minute.
Amelia Jenks scored the game-winner in the 52nd minute. Mallory Honan scored both goals for the Cougars, in the second and 22nd minutes.
Beekmantown 2, Saranac Lake 0
The Lady Eagles scored in the second-to-last minute in each half to earn a shutout win against the Lady Red Storm in Division I Sept. 8.
Jess Huber opened the scoring in the 39th minute, while Kallie Villemaire scored in the 79th minute.
Chazy 3, Moriah 0
The Lady Eagles began their Division II season with goals from Amber Polomsky, Kirsten Doran and Christina Emery as part of a shutout victory Sept. 8.
Katharine Tooke made four saves in the win for the Eagles.
Lake Placid 2, ELCS 0
The Lady Blue Bombers scored both goals in the second half in scoring a shutout win against the Lady Lions in Division II play Sept. 8.
Payton Barney scored the opening goal of the game in the 41st minute, and then assisted on a goal to Brooke Reid in the 49th minute.
Liz Leff made two saves for the Bombers, while Kearsten Ashline had six saves for the Lions.