The Canton Boys JV soccer team woke up early today to face Ogdensburg on the road. Canton, rebounding from a tough loss to Massena on Thursday, came out on top in a defensive battle against the Blue Devils by the score of 2-1 in double OT.
The Bears kept the Blue Devils in retreat for most of the game with more than 20 shots, and at least 21 points worth of field goals through the football goal post. The late Johnny Oliver would have been proud of the young Bears but they did not light up any bulbs on the score board.
Josh Aldous, who had both goals, was a valuable asset to the Bears. Aldous took a penalty shot after a handball on Ogdensburg, which the goalie mishandled and directed into the net. The Bears defense supported the offense well, but unfortunately could not stop an Ogdensburg striker from tying the game at one. The Bears kept to the attacking end for most of the remainder of the second half but no more goals were scored in regulation.
Bountiful opportunities presented themselves for Canton in overtime but none were capitalized upon until four minutes remained in the second OT. Aldous scored his second goal of the game on a pass from Tanner Hazelton for the game winner. The Bears record increases to 7-3 on the year.
No time for the Bears to hibernate as they are back in action on Monday as they travel to Madrid-Waddington. Game time 4 p.m.
Editor’s Note: This post comes courtesy of Scotty Ahlfeld. Photos come courtesy of Shelly Pike.