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Massena spikers remain unbeaten, Salmon River adds second win; Raiders come out on top of MCS-SRC soccer matches


By Andy Gardner

The Massena varsity volleyball team continued their unbeaten streak and the Salmon River spikers added a win to their record. Meanwhile, Massena came out on top of Raiders-Shamrocks boys and girls soccer bouts and the Massena football team hasn’t yet been able to break their 2018 slump.

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Massena volleyball team downed the Chateaugay Bulldogs 3-0 with scores of 25-11, 25-14 and 25-11. Delaney Durant had what Coach Maggie Farrell described as “a big service night,” serving up 25 points with three kills and two blocks. Sophia Mitchell tallied nine service points, six digs, three kills and nine assists. Ieronhenehtha Lazore had seven digs, 11 assists and two kills. The coach described Gabrielle Durant and Maria Sbaffo as having “a big presence at the net” throughout the game. Durant contributed eight kills and six blocks. Sbaffo notched five kills and nine service points.

The Shamrocks posted their second win of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3-0 against the host Franklin Academy Huskies. Malone won the first 25-17, and then Salmon went on to take the next three. The scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-11. The following evening, they fell to Chateaugay 3-1. Tyana Back had 12 service points and 12 kills. Rylie Gray had 10 kills, six points and five blocks. Jazzy Dunn tallied 65 sets, 21 assists and eight points. Mary Gray had 51 sets, 11 assists and six points.

On Friday, Sept. 27, Massena beat Tupper Lake 3-0. The scores were 25-12, 25-13 and 25-9. Sbaffo fashioned 15 service points and Delaney Durant eight. Gabby Durant had eight kills.

On the soccer field, the Massena and Salmon River boys squadrons went head-to-head on Monday, Sept. 24 in Fort Covington, which ended with a 2-1 Raiders victory. Robbie Southwick and Lleyton LaDue scored for Massena. Nick Morrell and Sam Cameron recorded assists. Casey Hooper made 13 saves. Cameron Cartier scored for Salmon, assisted by Kaden Conners. John Miller made six saves.

On Tuesday, the Massena girls soccer team defeated Salmon’s 4-0 in Massena. Kortney Peets and Chloe Violi scored single goals for Massena. Nova LeGrow scored twice. Lindsey LaDue, Julia Blair and Peets drew assists. Sabella Cromie made five saves. Logan Lazore backstopped for Salmon River and turned aside 14 shots.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Salmon River boys tied 0-0 with Franklin Academy in a match that went into overtime. John Miller made six saves for the ‘Rocks. Jake VanSteenburg turned aside 15 shots for Malone.

On Thursday, Massena won 3-2 over the hosts Ogdensburg Blue Devils. LeGrow scored twice and LaDue accounted for the other marker. Cromie made four saves. For O’burg, Olivia Roberts and Eric Perretta fashioned goals. Siarra LaFlair made 18 saves.

The same day, the Salmon River girls lost to Malone 2-0. Abby Lamica booted in both goals. Grace Bilow drew an assist. Victoria Hannah made 10 saves. Logan Lazore turned aside 12 for the Shamrocks.

Closing the week in soccer, the Massena boys won 1-0 over Potsdam at home on Friday, Sept. 28. Camden Russell scored the only goal of the game on a penalty kick 15 minutes into the first half. Casey Hooper made six saves. For Potsdam Danner Dorothy (seven saves) and Jacob Pittman (three saves) covered the net.

The Massena varsity football contingent lost 36-14 to hosts Potsdam the same night. Quarterback Zack Goolden rushed 56 yards on 15 tries and ran in one touchdown. Dominic Monacelli also filled in at QB, throwing 5-12 with a touchdown pass, two interceptions and 107 yards. He rushed three yards on three tries.

Chris Paige caught four passes for 100 yards and gained 28 yards on six carries and ran in one TD. Hunter Pryce caught the ball once for seven yards.

On the defensive side, Goolden made 10 tackles; David Hutchison, Monacelli and Ethan Miller eight each; Dylan Lazore and Michael Kuhn tackled six times each; David Bowers five; Tyler McDonald four; Paige and Jarret Reed three; Ian McDermott two; and one each from Logan Premo and Dylan Bullock.

On special teams, Kuhn punted three times for 65 yards and kicked off three times for another 175 yards. Paige returned one punt for 15 yards. Pryce returned three for 30 yards.


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