ST. REGIS FALLS - The Madrid-Waddington varsity boys soccer team survived a late-season scare to clinch sole possession of the NAC East Division regular season title on Tuesday, rallying to claim a 3-2 decision on the road over St. Regis Falls.
The Yellowjackets trailed 2-1 at halftime before generating two goals over the final 10:27 of regulation to come away with the win and lifting their undefeated division-leading record to 11-0-2 heading into their final game Friday at home against Norwood-Norfolk.
Against the Saints on Tuesday, Dakota Matthie put the Yellowjackets on the board first when he finished off a play set up by Harrisvon VanBuren 17:03 into the game. SRF countered just 30 seconds later on a goal by Louis Goodrow that was assisted by Brandon Votra. Ryan Duquette put the Saints ahead 2-1 less than six minutes later assisted by Virawat Tansirikongkhon and thats where the teams stood at halftime.
Kaden Pickering tied the game with an unassisted goal with 10:27 left in the second half. VanBuren completed the Yellowjacket comeback with just 2:10 remaining off an assist from Kyle Pickering.
TJ Gagnon had seven saves in the winning effort. Mike Smith kept the game close with a 30-save performance for the Saints (4-9-1).
In the other East Division matchups on Tuesday, Parishville-Hopkinton held off Colton-Pierrepont 1-0, Chateaugay outlasted Norwood-Norfolk 1-0 and Brushton-Moira outscored St. Lawrence Central 3-0.
P-H 1, C-P 0: At Swift Field in South Colton, Preston Frank struck for an unassisted goal with less than three minutes left in the first half and the visiting Panthers made it stand for the win.
Kobe Wells was called on to make four saves working the P-H (10-2-3, 8-2-3) crease. Bruce Avery fielded seven shots for the Colts (3-10-2, 3-8-2).
Chateaugay 1, N-N 0: At Norfolk, Chad Stalter finished off a play set up by Brennan Secore with 29:44 left in regulation to lift the visiting Bulldogs (11-3-1, 10-2-1) past the Flyers (2-9-2).
Josh Trombley recorded one save backstopping the shutout while Garrett Waite handled 11 shots for N-N.
B-M 3, SLC 0: In Brasher Falls, the visiting Panthers built a 3-0 halftime lead and made it stand for the win. Alex Burnett opened the scoring in the third minute with an unassisted effort then made it 2-0 just eight minutes later assisted by Roland Burke, who closed out the scoring with 5:10 left in the first half.
Taylor Tallman fielded the 14 shots he faced in posting the shutout for the Panthers (2-9-3) while Hadyn St. Hilaire stood tall working the SLC (1-12-1, 1-11-1) crease for 29 stops.
In the lone NAC varsity girls matchup on Tuesday, Parishville-Hopkinton made a quick recovery from a lopsided loss to Chateaugay by pulling away to an 8-2 East Division win at home over St. Lawrence Central.
The teams traded early goals before the host Lady Panthers (12-3, 9-3) reeled off six straight goals over the final 21:34 of the first half.
Brianna Hayes sparked the winning offense with two goals and three assists. Kodi Perkins tallied two goals and one helper. Nicole White chipped in a pair of goals. Cassara Cole and Natalie Stone struck for the other P-H goals. Katie Colbert and Abbi White each fashioned a pair of assists while Marlee Wilson made six saves backstopping the win.
Lindsey Thayer scored the first SLC goal off an assist from Morgan Greer to tie the game at 1-1 in the ninth minute. Elizabeth Lynch closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal with 12:30 left in regulation while Hayleigh Agans fielded 19 shots working the crease for SLC (3-11-1, 3-9-1).