CANTON - The FC Freeze U18 and U16 boys soccer teams, which are made up of players from around the region, netted convincing road wins on Thursday.
FREEZE U18 WIN DEBUT
The FC Freeze U18 team finally got to play a game this season and defeated Upstate United 5-2 in Watertown.
The Freeze opened the scoring early on a beautiful passing play from Pat Normandin (Potsdam) to Nnaebuka Ononye (Potsdam). The home team rallied to tie the game 1-1 before halftime. Aaron Sharlow (Malone) gave the Freeze a short-lived 2-1 lead in the second half before United tied it at 2-2.
The Freeze dominated play for the rest of the game, however, first with Ian Vitek (Potsdam) scoring from Matt Mende (Canton) and that held up as the game-winner. Ononye scored again from Loren Traynor (Brushton) and Elijah Huntley (LaFargeville) closed out the scoring for the Freeze.
Scott Wight (Canton) played well in net for the Freeze, who are 2-0 now, as they have a forfeit in their favor as part of the season.
The team plays at General Brown next Thursday.
FREEZE U16 ROLL
In Lowville, the FC Freeze U16 boys ended their opening five game Jefferson & Lewis County road swing on a winning note turning in their best performance of the season posting an impressive 8-2 victory over LCU United on Thursday night. Ogdensburgs Peyton Lalone sparked the offense netting two goals and passing out three assists while Dominic Frascatore (Potsdam) added two markers. Zach Ashley (Ogdensburg), Tyler Robinson (M-W) and Matt Stone (Potsdam) rounded out the scoring for the FC Freeze with Adam Kelley (Lisbon) adding two assists in a strong midfield performance and Ben Hammond (Ogdensburg) adding one assist. Lisbons Tristan Vine and Robinson combined for 10 saves in the crease.
The locals, now 2-2-1 at the midpoint of the season in the NNYSL, will be begin a series of five straight Monday night home games at St. Lawrence University this Monday starting at 6 p.m.