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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.

Soccer - Class C

The Class C girls championship game may be one of the most controversial ones in recent memory, as a team that lost their first round game will play for the title after beating the top seed.

In the lone quarterfinal, the Seton Catholic Lady Knights scored a 4-3 win against Northern Adirondack, with Paige Spittler scoring three goals, including the game winner. Rachael Venne scored twice for the Bobcats. After the game, however, it was deemed by Section VII that the Knights had used two ineligible players, eighth-graders who were called up after mid-season, and had to forfeit their win.

Instead of vacating the bracket, the section re-inserted Northern Adirondack into the tournament, who then scored a 1-0 upset win over top seed Lake Placid, with Kourtnee Smith scoring on a Elle Warick assist in the second half for the game-winner.

The Bobcats advanced to the scheduled Nov. 1 final to face the AuSable Valley Patriots, who scored a 6-0 win over Ticonderoga in the semifinal round as Rachel Knapp scored a pair of goals with scoring also coming from Hailey Taylor, Deanna Dashnaw, Meghan Strong and Taylor Saluts. This game also saw mild controversy, as Ticonderoga had petitioned to have the game moved off of the turf field at Plattsburgh High, saying it gave AVCS an unfair advantage.

In the Class C boys finals, top seed Lake Placid will face third seed Seton Catholic at Plattsburgh High Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. The Blue Bombers advanced with a 1-0 win against fourth seed AuSable Valley while the Knights scored a 3-0 against Northern Adirondack.

Soccer - Class B

The Class B soccer brackets now feature a 1, 2, 3 and 4 seed as the favorites advanced in the boys draw while they were sent home on the girls side.

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