The boys modified soccer team faced one of its toughest challenges of the year as they took on the Massena Red Raiders at home.
Early on in the first quarter, each team earned scoring chances but neither was able to capitalize on their opportunities. It was Massena who struck first, putting a shot just past the outstretched arm of Canton goaltender Owen Logan to open the scoring 1-0.
During the second quarter, the Canton offensive unit was able to sustain constant pressure. However, the Massena defense and goaltender were able to keep the ball from crossing the goal line after multiple scoring chances. With one minute left in the half midfielder Aaron Rosales dribbled the ball deep and crossed it to the foot of Tommy Creurer, who finished it into the back of the net. Creurer’s first goal of the season tied the game up 1-1 heading into halftime.
In the second half it was the Massena offense who got going, scoring three unanswered goals to make the score 4-1. Early on in the fourth quarter, Canton found an answer when Creurer scored his second of the game, once again assisted by Aaron Rosales.
Massena was able to answer, making the game 5-2. They then finished the scoring with one second left on the clock in the fourth quarter, making the final score 6-2.
Player on the game for Canton went to midfielder Creurer, for scoring his first two goals of the season. Other standouts from the game included defensemen Will McDonough and Conner Todd, who were able to stifle scoring opportunities throughout the game. Forward/midfielder Nate Gidney was also exceptional throughout the game, giving a consistent and high class effort offensively and defensively.
The Bears are back in action next Wednesday Sept. 21 in Potsdam. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m.