LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
CANTON, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team is getting used to these close games.
The Panthers needed overtime against Section X champion Canton on Tuesday, but a goal by Chris LaCroix shortly into the extra session propelled Hoosick Falls to the regional final.
It was the fifth one-goal game in a row in the playoffs.
"We had a quick counter attack," said Hoosick Falls (17-5) coach Mike Young. "Tyler [Carr] moved the ball upfield and slid it to Chris inside the 18 [yard box] and Chris finished. It was a beautiful goal."
Canton (9-5-4) hung tough through the first half, but Hoosick Falls dominated the play in the second. The Panthers almost scored a goal halfway through the second but the Canton goalie made a diving save up and to his left to keep it scoreless.
The Hoosick defense was just as strong, allowing no goals for the second straight game. Noah Chani had nine saves and defenders Taylor Baker, Jason Woods, Evan Phillips, Justin Gaines and Cody Gaines kept Canton away from the net for most of the contest.
Hoosick Falls will travel north again to face Section VII champ Lake Placid at a time and place to be determined.
MVL girls soccer all-stars announced
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School and Burr and Burton Academy dominate the Marble Valley League girls soccer all-star team for Division A.
Each school had three players make the list. For MAU, Patriots leading scorer Shelby McLenithan and second-leading scorer Kate Goodell were chosen, along with senior Erin Winseman.
Coach Mark Boudreau was picked as Coach of the Year after leading MAU to their first home playoff game since 2001.
Rebecca Romac and Keira Goodell earned second-team all-MVL nods as well for the Patriots.
For Burr and Burton, sophomore forward Daisy Sullivan, the team-leader in goals for the Bulldogs, was chosen, along with teammates Emma Hallett and Kate Montague.
In his 26th season, coach Dan DeForest led BBA to a 8-5-2 record.
In Division C, three Arlington Memorial High School players earned MVL all-star status. Team-leading scorer and captain Rayleen Sherman and her 20 goals this season were picked as well as second-leading scorer Molly Elwell.
Defender Mazie Holton also made the list in Division C. Jennah Lacoste was an honorable mention selection for the Eagles.