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Potsdam boys outlast Canton for Central soccer overtime win

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POTSDAM - Persistence paid off for the Potsdam Central boys soccer team Thursday night against NAC Central Division rival Canton.

“We played well tonight, especially in the second half and the overtimes and our goals were a case of what does happen when you keep putting yourself in those kinds of positions,” said coach Al Benda after the Sandstoners walked off their home turf having pulled out a 2-0 win over the Bears with both goals officially being listed as own-goals.

Two hard shots by NNaebuka Ononye were deflected into the net off a Canton player’s leg.

Ryan McDonald made three saves backstopping the shutout as the Sandstoners improved to 3-1-1 in the Central and 4-2-1 overall. Scott Wight handled seven shots working the crease for the Bears who slipped to 5-2-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the Central.

Gouverneur 4, N-N 1: Matt Waugh led the way offensively with three goals. Thomas Andrews netted the other while Seth Carr stopped eight shots.

Zeb Brown converted on a penalty kick with 12 minutes left in regulation to account for the 1-5 Flyers’ goal.

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