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Red Storm capture third straight football Section VII/Class C title

Brody Hooper controls the ball for Elizabethtown-Lewis. The Lions scored a 1-0 overtime win against Willsboro in the Section VII/Class D quarterfinal round and were scheduled to play Minerva/Newcomb Oct. 30.

Brody Hooper controls the ball for Elizabethtown-Lewis. The Lions scored a 1-0 overtime win against Willsboro in the Section VII/Class D quarterfinal round and were scheduled to play Minerva/Newcomb Oct. 30. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— In those semifinals, the top-seeded Chazy Eagles received a bye and will host Moriah in the top half of the bracket.

In the bottom half, seventh-seeded Willsboro scored a 1-0 win over second seed Indian Lake/Long Lake, as Alyson Arnold netted the lone goal of the game and Renee Marcotte stopped 24 shots from the Lady Orange. They will face third seed Elizabethtown-Lewis, who got two goals each from Kylee Cassavaugh and Shonna Brooks in beating sixth seed Keene 5-1. Jasmine Barnes tallied for the Lions, while Emily Morris had three assists. Hannah Whitney scored the lone goal for the Beavers, while Tucker Geiger made 13 saves.

In the boys Class D playoffs, Chazy will host Schroon Lake in the semifinals after defeating Keene 5-0 in the quarterfinal round, with Josh Barriere and Brandon Laurin each scoring two goals and David Poitras netting the fifth. Brett Giroux, Nathan Reynolds and Cole Chaskey recorded assists. Keene advanced to face Chazy after a 4-1 win against Johnsburg in the preliminary round, as Brandon Dumas recorded a hat trick and Jack VanWie added a goal.

In the bottom half of the draw, the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions took advantage of a deflected Joel Morris goal to score a 1-0 golden goal win against the Willsboro Warriors, advancing to the semifinal round where they will face Minerva/Newcomb, coming off a 6-0 win against Westport. The Eagles reached the quarterfinal round and ended a two-year winless drought in soccer with a 2-1 preliminary round win against Wells. Jack Newberry scored one goal and assisted on John Doyle’s score, while Ryan Davis also had an assist and Sam Napper made 12 saves to pick up his first varsity win.

Winners in the semifinal rounds are scheduled to play for the Class D titles Saturday, Nov. 3, at Plattsburgh High School with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.

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