The Canton boys JV soccer team faced off against one of the toughest teams in their league in Salmon River on Monday. The Bears battled but came away with a tough a 3-2 loss in overtime.
Salmon River has only had two losses on the season and both coming at the hands of undefeated Massena. Salmon scored the first goal of the game late in the first half and the Bears went into the break down 1-0.
Josh Aldous soon leveled the scoring at one on a cross from Bradley Frank. Aldous scored his second goal of the game putting one in the back of the net on an assist from Doc Rosser. Salmon tied up the game late in the second half and that is how regulation ended. In overtime, Canton took a chance moving stand out Sweeper Jack Filiatrault up to the front line in hopes of generating a little more offense. The offensive move would have worked but the Shamrocks goalie made a couple saves that were as unbelievable as a Disney movie.
A two man rush by Salmon River beat the Canton defenders and tipped off the goalie’s glove to win it for Salmon and make the final score 3-2. The Bears last game ended in a loss, but Canton ended their season with a record of 10-4-1.
Coach Wentworth said that the Bears had a great year and he is already looking forward to next year. The Varsity is going to get a very good group of sophomores moving up and this year’s modified team coached by Jeff Meyers is moving up a very talented group of eighth graders to add into the mix.