POTTERSVILLE — Kaleb Snide’s goal midway through the second half Wednesday broke a 1-all tie and gave the Clinton Community College men’s soccer team a 2-1 win over Word of Life.
Cory Farley sent a ball over the top to Snide, who was moved up front. Snide went in one-on-one with keeper Zach Roselle, who got a piece of the ball but couldn’t keep it from the back of the net.
Andre Reiner gave Word of Life the lead in the first half. But Jordan Knight answered for the Cougars (11-5, 8-3) after taking a pass over the top from Akash Tarar and going in on a breakaway.
“We were playing on a small, wet field,” said Clinton coach Zac Eppler. “We possessed the ball more than they did and had more opportunities.
“Our plan was to play balls over them because of the defense they were playing and we were able to do so.”
The Cougars finished with a 22-4 shot advantage and Ethan Markwica made three saves in the Clinton nets. Roselle ended up with 18 stops for Word of Life.
“We got good play from Nick Rhino on defense, Ethan Markwica in goal, Akash Tarar in the midfield and Lawrence Montonaro up top,” said Eppler.
The Cougars host Jefferson Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Field House Soccer Complex.
Clinton 2, Word of Life 1
Clinton 1 1 — 2
Word of Life 1 0 — 1
First half- 1, WOL, Reiner, 19:29. 2, CCC, Knight (Tarar), 35:46.
Second half- 3, CCC, Snide (Farley), 23:00.
Shots: Clinton 22, Word of Life 4.
Saves: Markwica, CCC, 3. Roselle, WOL, 18.
NORTH COUNTRY 3
SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Community College scored three consecutive goals in the second half to pull away for North Country Community College for a 6-3 win in men’s soccer Wednesday.
Samuel Naiwo and Leo Cunningham tallied for Adirondack in the first half, and Lars Lorenz and Andrew Stone answered for North Country.
Joe Boulter broke the tie in the 10th minute of the second half, and Cunningham and Thomas Nocito made it 5-2. North Country’s Winterson Joseph scored late in the half, and Nocito added his second of the game with 24 seconds left.
“They just capitalized on some opportunities — we had some defensive slip-ups,” North Country coach Adam diVincenzo said. “We really played with them the whole game. They scored a couple late when we were pushing up trying to get some goals.”
Robert Sprague made five saves for the win, and North Country’s Beau Standford had three.
The Saints (7-7) will meet the Middlebury JV team on Friday.
Adirondack 6, North Country 3
Adirondack 2 4 — 6
North Country 2 1 — 3
First half- 1, ACC, Naiwo (Cunningham), 1:31. 2, NC, Lorenz (Delizin), 16:48. 3, ACC, Cunningham (Naiwo), 23:00. 4, NC, Stone (Kane Morgan), 36:08.
Second half- 5, ACC, Boulter (Naiwo), 10:47. 6, ACC, Cunningham (Naiwo), 33:38. 7, ACC, Thomas Nocito, 39:12. 8, NC, Joseph (Delizin), 39:55. 9, ACC Nocito, 44:36.
Shots- Adirondack 13, North Country18.
Saves- Sprague, AC, 5. Stanford, NC, 3.