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Massena girls skated past Skaneateles; Potsdam falls

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Massena Central stayed unbeaten through three games with a win at home over Skanteateles while Potsdam Central fell short on the road to Beekmantown in high school girls hockey interdivisional matchups on Friday.

Massena 4, Skaneateles 2: At the Massena Arena, the Lady Raiders built a 3-1 lead through the first two periods and made it stand for the win.

Freshman Katie MacCuaig continued her productive start to the season with a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner four minutes into the second period assisted by Shannon Casey. MacCuaig also opened the scoring 9:15 into the game by finishing off a play set up by Abbie Paquin and Casey but the Lakers pulled even with one minute left in the first period after Caroline McGuigan converted from Grace Schnorr and Abbie Kuhns.

Raechel Davis restored the two-goal lead with one second left in the opening frame off assists from Mikenna Merry and Paquin.

Skaneateles cut the deficit to 3-2 with an early power-play goal in the third period by Riley Donahue which was assisted by Sophie Kush and Lynn Copeland. Bailey Dillabough sealed the win with an empty-net goal set up by Molly O’Connell and Ellen Greene with just two seconds remaining.

Maddi Dillabough made 25 saves in the winning effort while the duo of Marie McLean (2 periods, 5 saves) and Kathryn Lindren (1 period, 6 saves) shared crease duties for the Lakers (0-1-1).

Massena returns to action on Monday with an interdivisional game at Saranac Lake starting at 6:15 p.m. while Skaneateles is slated to play against Canton Central at the Canton Pavilion today at 3 p.m.

Beekmantown 4, Potsdam 3: In a rematch of last year’s playoff tournament final played at the Chazy Civic arena, one comeback overcame another as the Eagles produced the game-winning goal with just 28 seconds left in regulation.

Potsdam opened the scoring 6:55 into the game when Kalie Grant notched a power play goal off assists from Ally Miller and Kirstin Barkley.

Beekmantown quickly reversed the deficit with three goals in the first 5:37 of the second period. Kiley Regan tied the game at the 2:07 mark assisted by Callie LaPorte. Katie Matott put the Eagles ahead at 5:25 off an assist from Brielle Carnright before Kallie Villemaire made it 3-1 just 12 seconds later with an unassisted tally.

But the Lady Sandstoners used a quick scoring burst of their own to pull even starting at ther 7:29 mark when Barkley converted from Miller and Megan Plumb. Plumb knotted the game 17 seconds after that with an unassisted goal.

Neither team broke through again until Villemaire converted through a scramble with 28 seconds left in regulation to lift the Eagles to the win.

Allie Compeau and Sidney Molnar both stood tall in the Potsdam crease, combining to turn aside 42 of the shots the faced. Kayleigh Bell had 18 saves in the win.

The Lady Sandstoners (1-1) make their Section 10 debut on Monday at home against Canton starting at 4:15 p.m.

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