Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chazy Wins State Championship Again, Defeating Fort Ann 4-0

The Chazy Eagles easily defeated Fort Ann 4-0 on Sunday November 18 to win Coach Rob McAuliffe's record-tying sixth New York State Championship.

Josh Barriere (5) Brandon Laurin (behind Barriere), Nathan Reynolds (12), Hayden Guay (16) and David Poitras (1) celebrate after Reynolds' goal during the Class D NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championship game at Middletown High School Sunday. Chazy beat Fort Ann (Section 2) 4-0 to win the class D title. (Photo/Adrian Kraus )

Josh Barriere led the Eagles with three of the team's four goals. Nathan Reynolds added the other goal.

With just over 25 minutes gone in the first half, Reynolds gave Chazy the lead with a header off a corner kick by Nelson Pelton. Just over three minutes later, Barriere made it 2-0 from close range.

13 minutes after halftime, Barriere struck again, blasting a shot under the crossbar. He completed his hat trick at 29:22, with a header off another Pelton corner kick. 

Chazy outshot Fort Ann 17-3. Kyle Bisonnette made three saves in picking up the shutout.

According to John Coryer's article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, McAuliffe's sixth state championship ties him for first all-time in the state in boys soccer with Pittsford-Mendon’s Joe Borrosh and Shenendehowa’s Mike Campisi.

The victory completed a fantastic 21-0-1 season for the Eagles, who outscored opponents 127-9 on the year. In the postseason, they scored 37 goals while allowing only 2.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chazy Edges Poland 1-0 to Reach State Final Again

A goalkeeping error off Brandon Laurin's direct kick led to the only goal of the game as Chazy defeated previously unbeaten Poland 1-0 to advance to the New York State Class D boys soccer championship game.

Chazy's Brandon Laurin celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game in Eagles' 1-0 victory over Poland in the state New York state Class D boys' soccer semifinals in Middletown. (Photo/Adrian Kraus)
According to John Coryer's Plattsburgh Press-Republican's account of the game, with 11:56 gone in the second half, "Laurin sent (the free kick) straight on net to Poland keeper Mitch Jones, who made what appeared to be an easy save. But when Jones tried to tuck the ball away like a football player, it slipped out of his hands, behind him and into the net."

The Eagles held on after taking the lead, despite Poland's physical play. The game was the closest the Eagles have played since the preseason Frankie Garrow tournament, but they were able to keep the Tornadoes off the scoreboard and secure the crucial victory.

Chazy raised its record to 20-0-1 with the win, and will face Fort Ann of Section II on Sunday November 18th with the state championship on the line.

 Chazy outshot Poland 13-3. Jones made 10 saves for Poland, while Kyle Bisonnette made two stops in registering the shutout.

On Sunday, Chazy will be gunning for their sixth Class D state championship.

Chazy's Josh Barriere soars over Poland's Mark Hennings in the NY state Class D soccer semifinal Saturday in Middletown. The Eagles won 1-0. (Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chazy 7, Heuvelton 0: Another Final 4 for Chazy

Chazy defeated Section X champions Heuvelton 7-0 yesterday to advance to another New York State Class D Final 4.

Brandon Laurin scored another hat trick to lead the way.

The Eagles didn't jump to the lead as early as they have in recent matches, but Laurin got them started when he scored from Josh Barriere at the 14:11 mark of the first half. Nathan Reynolds made it 2-0 15 minutes later, opening the floodgates. Laurin and Hayden Guay added goals before halftime, and then in the first minute of the second half, Laurin scored again to make it 5-0.

Barriere and Botten added goals to complete the scoring.

The Eagles outshot Heuvelton 23-2, with Kyle Bisonette and Trent Blais sharing time in the net.

Chazy has outscored its four opponents 31-2 in the postseason, but will likely face a tougher challenge in the next round when they face unbeaten and #2 ranked Poland, champions of Section III, on Saturday in the state semifinals.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Eagles set to face Section X's Heuvelton with Final 4 on the line

Chazy will face Section X champions Heuvelton in the quarterfinals of the Class D New York State playoffs.

The Eagles, ranked #1 in the state, have outscored their opponents 115-9 so far this season. Heuvelton is ranked #17 in the state, and won each of their three playoff games by one goal.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

#1 ranked Eagles win Section VII title: Chazy 6, Minerva/Newcomb 0

Brandon Laurin scored four goals to lead Chazy to their sixth consecutive Sectional championship, as the Eagles posted a 6-0 win over Minerva/Newcomb.

Chazy jumped to a 5-0 halftime lead. Laurin scored a header from Craig Botten's free kick to start the scoring less than two minutes into the game, then scored on a penalty kick just 5:13 into the game.

Josh Barriere and Laurin added goals to extend the lead to 4-0 just past the 24-miunte mark of the first half. Then with just 33 seconds left in the half, Laurin's shot was saved by M-N goalkeeper Alex Ruzbacki, but Nelson Pelton got the rebound and scored to push the lead to 5-0.

Laurin scored the only goal of the second half, on an assist from Nathan Reynolds.

The Eagles outshot Minerva/Newcomb 12-2, with Kyle Bisonette picking up the shutout. Chazy coach Rob McAuliffe praised Bisonette and Eagle defenders Craig Botten, Justin Brothers, Brett Giroux and Cole Chaskey in his comments to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican after the game.

Chazy will play the Section X champions in the state quarterfinals.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Eagles trounce Schroon 13-2 to move to Section VII Finals

The Eagles jumped out to an 8-0 halftime lead on their way to demolishing Schroon Lake 13-2 in the Section VII Class D semifinals.

Brandon Laurin scored three goals while Nathan Ryenolds and Josh Barriere added two each to lead the way for Chazy. Derek Drake, Hayden Guay and David Poitras also scored first-half goals for the Eagles.

In the second half, Brothers, Pilon and Thibault also got into the scoring column.

Justin Lough scored twice for Schroon Lake in the last 5 minutes of the game.

Kyle Bisonette started in goal for Chazy, and Trent Blais finished up. Chazy outshot Schroon 34-8 in the game.

The Eagles move on to face Minerva/Newcomb in the sectional finals.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sectional Quarterfinals: Chazy 5, Keene 0

Chazy started their postseason campaign with a 5-0 defeat of Keene. Brandon Laurin and Josh Barriere each scored two goals to lead the Eagles.

David Poitras scored the other Chazy goal. Barriere, Laurin, Brett Giroux, Nathan Reynolds and Cole Chaskey picked up assists for the winners.

Chazy outshot the Beavers 23-3, with Kyle Bisonette and Trent Blais splitting the shutout.

The Eagles move on to the Section VII Class D semifinals against Schroon Lake.