CARTHAGE Two days after suffering a nine-goal loss to Immaculate Heart Central, the Carthage boys lacrosse team bounced back in style Thursday, beating Watertown 11-10 on Paul Bracys overtime goal in a battle for first place in the Frontier League A Division.
Bracy, who finished with six goals, took a feed from Bailey Wilkinson and beat WHS goalie Austin Gibson 27 seconds into overtime.
It was a nice bounce back for the kids, Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro.
Our defensive pressure to get the ball back was key because they dominated the face-offs.
WHS took an early 3-0 lead, but found itself down 10-7 in the fourth quarter before goals by Anthony Donato and Brad McKinney and the tying goal from Noah Taylor with 43 seconds left in regulation.
Donato led WHS (8-3 overall, 7-2 league) with four goals and one assist. Mike Netto and McKinney each finished with two goals and Eric Soderquist had a goal and three assists. Gibson made six saves, while Ryan Erickson won 19 of 26 faceoffs.
Wilkinson recorded two goals and two assists for Carthage (7-3, 7-1), and Jake Redmore finished with two goals and one assist.
Tristan Hancock made 12 stops in goal for the Comets.
GENERAL BROWN 18, INDIAN RIVER 4
Jake Purvis netted six goals and contributed four assists as the Lions beat the Warriors in a crossover game played at Dexter due to poor field conditions in Philadelphia.
Ryan Lamon added four goals and three assists for General Brown (7-5, 6-3).
Logan Prudhomme and Kyle Smith paced Indian River (2-9, 1-8) with a goal and an assist each.
SOUTH JEFFERSON 15, LOWVILLE 0
Benner Guertsen scored six goals and contributed two assists as the Spartans blanked the Red Raiders in a B Division game at Lowville.
Matt Kerber added four goals and Austin Robare contributed two goals and three assists for South Jefferson (3-7, 2-4).
Kyle Wratten and John Crandall combined to record the shutout in goal. Lowville fell to 1-9, 0-8.
THOUSAND ISLANDS 2, BELLEVILLE HENDERSON 0
Austin Bach tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out 11, as the Vikings blanked the Panthers in a Frontier League crossover game in Clayton.
Bach also finished 2-for-4 with a double for Thousand Islands (4-1). Travis Docteur went 2-for-3 and contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning.
SOUTH JEFFERSON 12-24, WATERTOWN 0-1
Jackie Decker had four hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in four runs in the Spartans first-game win as they swept a Frontier League crossover doubleheader from the Cyclones (1-5) at Adams Center.
Brianna LaFlesh contributed two hits, including a double, for South Jefferson (6-0) in the opener. Janessa Vaadi pitched a five-inning five-hitter.
The Spartans scored nine runs in the first inning en route to the second-game victory.
Vaadi led the attack going 4-for-5 with a double. Alyssa Nappi also recorded a bases-loaded triple for South Jefferson.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
CARTHAGE CLAIMS TWO wins
Freshman Breajee McMillian won the 100- and 200-meter dashes to lead Carthage to a 90-51 victory over South Lewis and a 99-38 win over host Watertown in a Frontier League three-way meet.
Watertown claimed a 69-66 victory over South Lewis.
Kendra Lawton, Paige Kaune, Tyesia Walker and Angeles Bernal each won an individual event for the Comets (3-3).
Janiesia Crockett captured the triple jump and high jump for the Cyclones (2-3), while Gaelyn Bronson won the 1,500 and 3,000 runs for the Falcons (1-4).