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Massena, Salmon River varsity lacrosse seasons moving to playoffs; Lady Raiders clinch top spot in Section 10


By Andy Gardner

The Salmon River and Massena boys and girls lacrosse seasons are getting ready to transition into playoffs.

Massena’s Lady Raiders ended the 2018 regular season in first place in Section 10 with an 11-1 record. The Lady Shamrocks clinched third at 8-4.

The boys Shamrocks and Raiders varsity squadrons were just one win apart from tying for fourth place in Section 10. Salmon River is at fourth place with a 6-6 record and Massena is in fifth at 5-6. The Raiders had a single regular season game left to play against Ogdensburg on May 20, the results of which were not available in time for this edition’s press deadline.

Both girls contingents ended their regular seasons with blowout wins.

Salmon River shut out Ogdensburg 21-0 on May 19. Trysten Burns scored six goals with an assist. Jadie Burns scored four times. Geena Terrance netted a hat trick. Dava Thompson, with seven saves, and Brounetta Terrance, with two saves, each spent time covering the crease.

The day before, Massena downed Saranac Lake 19-1. Aryssa Hopps scored a team-high five goals. Julia Blair and Meg Wilmshurst fashioned four goals each. Abigail Johnson scored three times.

On May 16, Massena soared past Ogdensburg 19-3. Katelyn Kennedy netted five goals. Wilmshurst (two assists), Lindsey LaDue (one assist) and Hopps (one assist) all scored twice. Claire Tyo, Meagan Morgan and Blair all netted singletons. Gisele Todd made nine saves. For OFA, Ellie Foster denied 18 scoring attempts.

The same day, Salmon River lost to Saranac Lake 11-8. Jadie Burns scored three times. Jill Benedict netted a pair of goals. Meg Martin (one assist), Kendall Jock and Yanenowi Logan scored once. Joryan Adams assisted two plays and Gracie King recorded a solo helper. Thompson made 12 saves. For the Red Storm, Lydia Bullock led the offense with five goals and Erica Swirsky turned aside three shots.

On May 14, Massena and Salmon River met in Fort Covington and the Lady Raiders left the field with a 16-10 win. Blair (one assist), Johnson and Hopps each scored four times for Massena. Wilmshurst fired in a pair of goals. Tyo and Kennedy scored once. Netminder Todd turned aside 10 shots and also tallied two helpers. For Salmon River, Kyrsten Thompson had four goals. Jadie Burns scored twice with an assist. Martin (one assist), Trysten Burns (one assist) Kamea Thomas and Morgan Jock all scored single goals. Thompson made eight saves.

On the same day in boys lacrosse action, Salmon River reeled off six unanswered second-quarter goals and went on to beat hosts Canton 14-4. Treyton Mitchell paced the Rocks with four goals and three assists. Cobie Cree scored a hat trick with one helper. Tahnaokata Elijah, Treyton David and Talon Thompson scored two goals each. Teionehtarateh Mitchell netted a singleton. Memphis Mitchell assisted one play. Ryan Oakes logged 11 saves. Nick Beldock turned aside nine shots for Canton.

Massena and Salmon River went head-to-head in Fort Covington on May 15, which ended in an 18-6 win for the Shamrocks. Salmon River scored six times in the opening frame and scored the only other goal they needed in the second quarter, plus three insurance markers, to hold a 10-3 halftime lead. Treyton Mitchell (three assists) and Rowisonkies Barnes (two assists) each posted big seven-goal performances. Cobie Cree scored once with three helpers. Reese Conners (one assist), Cayden Sunday (one assist) and Mose McDonald all scored solo goals. Oakes covered the net for 11 saves. Zach LaBarge led Massena with three goals. Montana Pierce, Blake Premo (one assist) and Gage Fiacco punched in a goal apiece. Hayden Hoerner, with 10 saves, and Devon Jolley, with three saves, split goalie detail.

The next day, Salmon River narrowly lost to Ogdensburg in a 16-13 road contest. Teionehtarateh Mitchell scored four goals and two assists. Trevan David scored twice with three assists. Tahnaokata Elijah had three goals and an assist. Cobie Cree scored two goals and set up one play. Rowisonkies Barnes scored once and assisted three times. Reese Conners and Cayden Sunday each fashioned solo helpers. Oakes turned aside nine shots. Noah Strader scored a game-high eight goals for Ogdensburg. Eric Snider made eight saves.

On May 17, Massena met Ogdensburg at home and lost by just one goal, 8-7. The teams were tied 7-all going into the closing stanza, but OFA was able to generate the only goal they needed. Toryn Sawatis led the Massena offense with two goals and a helper. Pierce and Fiacco each scored twice. Nick Morrell scored and assisted once. Premo had two assists and LaBarge one. Hoerner for Massena and Snyder for OFA each made nine saves. Ogdensburg’s Noah Strader led their scoresheet with two goals and two assists.

On May 18, Salmon River fell to Saranac Lake 6-4. Treyton Mitchell (one assist), Cobie Cree, Tahnaokata Elijah and Talon Thompson all scored. Oakes posted a 16-save performance. DJ Morgan led the Red Storm with three goals. Ward Walton made 12 saves.

The week ended with Massena traveling to Canton, where they fashioned an 11-7 win.


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