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Massena boys edge Salmon River in OT; girls lax teams win all but one


Salmon River's Cobie Cree (10) makes a move around a Massena defender. Photo by Andy Gardner.

The Massena and Salmon River boys lacrosse teams went head-to-head in a May 12 overtime thriller. Meanwhile, the two schools' girls teams won all of their games except one over the week of May 6 to 12.

After the host Raiders and visiting Shamrocks racked up 11 goals apiece over the course of 48 minutes, Gage Fiacco fired in an unassisted goal 2:40 into overtime to garner a 12-11 win for Massena. Salmon River took an early 7-2 lead after the first quarter, and ratcheted up to 9-3 by halftime. The Shamrocks had jumped to a 10-5 lead going into the closing stanza, but they were outscored by Massena 6-1, forcing overtime.

Montana Pierce scored once and assisted four plays. Toryn Sawatis scored two goals. Fiacco tallied three goals and an assist. Zach LaBarge led the offense with four goals and two assists. Blake Premo scored three goals with one helper.

For Salmon, Trevan David notched four goals with a pair of assists. Tahnaokata Elijah and Tonerahtenen Mitchell (two assists) each scored a pair of goals. Memphis Mitchell (one assist), Cobie Cree (three assists), Talon Thompson and Stone Chubb all netted singletons. Ryan Oakes Jr. and Falcon Cook split goalie duties for a combined 15 saves.

The day earlier, Salmon River narrowly lost to St. Lawrence Central and Massena bested Potsdam.

The Raiders took a 12-4 win over the visiting Sandstoners. Massena worked to a 4-1 lead by the half and then outscored their opponents 4-1 in the third quarter. Fiacco and Morrell each scored thrice with one assist. Montana Pierce (one assist) and Blake Premo (three helpers) each scored twice. Hayden Hoerner and Devon Jolley split goalie detail for a combined 12 saves. Caleb D'Arienzo scored one goal. Cam Talcott led Potsdam with a hat trick and an assist. Nate Green blocked 13 shots. In the Salmon-St. Lawrence game, the teams were tied 2-2 after the opening 12 minutes but the Larries came back to outscore 6-2 in the second stanza. Salmon River fashioned a 10-10 tie in the closing frame but St. Lawrence managed two unanswered goals for the win. On the Shamrocks, Cobie Cree scored three goals and assisted one play. Cayden Sunday, Kyren Lazore and Tahnaokata Elijah all scored once. Memphis Mitchell fashioned four assists and Trevan David one. Ryan Oakes made 13 saves.

On May 8, the Raiders and Shamrocks lost respective bouts by one goal each. Both games ended with 10-9 final scores. In Massena's loss to Saranac Lake, Pierce scored four times with two assists. Premo netted a hat trick. Nick Morrell scored once with two assists. LaBarge netted a singleton. Michael Gardner had one assist. Hoerner and Jolley each spent time covering the net for a combined total of nine saves. Emery Swanson led the Red Storm with five goals. Ward Walton managed 16 saves and recorded an assist. In the Salmon River-Canton game, the teams were tied 9-9 with less than 20 seconds left in regulation when the Golden Bears managed a game-winning goal. Cobie Cree led the Shamrocks offense with three goals. Keldren King (one helper) and Trevan David each scored twice. Elijah scored once and assisted twice. Treyton Mitchell connected for a solo goal. Ryan Oakes Jr. stood tall in the net for 16 saves. For Canton, Kiernan LaFaver scored four goals and Nicholas Beldock managed eight saves.

On May 9, Salmon River beat Potsdam but Massena fell in a non-league game to Northwood Prep 7-3. The Shamrocks walked off their home field with a 14-4 win over the visiting Sandstoners. The home team managed a 6-2 lead at the half and went on to fire in five unanswered fourth-stanza goals. Trevan David led the SRC scoresheet with one goal and five assists. Treyton Mitchell scored four goals and one assist. Tahnaokata Elijah (one assist) and Talon Thompson each scored twice. Abram Garrow (one assist), Kyren Lazore and Cayden Sunday each netted solo markers. Ryan Oakes Jr. and Falcon Cook each spent time in the crease for a total of 10 saves. Hunter Ploof led Potsdam with two goals. Nate Green denied 18 scoring attempts.

Over the same time period, the Lady Raiders and Lady Shamrocks fashioned wins in all of their games, save one.

On May 7, Massena defeated Saranac Lake, but Salmon River fell to Canton by just one goal. The Lady Raiders worked to an 8-6 halftime lead and went on to beat hosts SL 14-7. Julia Blair led the offense with three goals and one assist. Abigail Johnson (one assist), Anna Thompson and Claire Tyo all scored twice. Kayla Hinkley (two assists), Meg Wilmshurst (one assist), Katelyn Kennedy (one assist), Lindsey LaDue and Kylie Letham tallied solo markers. Gisele Todd made 14 saves. For the Red Storm, Rylee Fischer paced the team with three goals. Erica Swirsky made nine saves. The same day, Salmon River fell behind 3-0 early on and then narrowly lost to hosts Canton 7-6. Jillian Benedict and Trysten Burns each scored twice. Jadie Burns and Meg Martin netted singletons.

Salmon River's Ronerahtenen Mitchell (19) keeps the ball away from Massena defensemen Matthew Derouchie (22) and Daryn Rourke-Square (20). Photo by Andy Gardner.

On May 9, Massena edged out Potsdam 15-11. Aryssa Hopps led the offense with two goals and four assists. Julia Blair (one assist) and Abigail Johnson scored three goals each. Meg Wilmshurst scored twice. Lindsey LaDue scored once with two assists. Aleesha Smoke netted a single goal. Gisele Todd made 12 saves. For Potsdam, Josie Bruso led their scoresheet with four goals. Olivia Scott and Julia Basford led the offense with a combined 11 saves.

After trailing 4-1 at half on May 10, Salmon River staged a comeback and won over Heuvelton 14-7. Trysten Burns led the offense with four goals and two assists. Jill Benedict scored four times. Jadie Burns scored three goals and assisted one play. Meg Martin (three assists), Tiawni White and Geena Terrance accounted for single goals each. Brounetta Terrance and Dava Thompson split netminder detail for a combined 13 saves. Emma Lafaver and Chelsie Jock led Heuvelton with two goals each. Luna Kirby made six saves.

Other wins for the week included Massena beating Indian River 18-4 in a May 12 game and Salmon River besting Heuvelton 11-5 on May 8.


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