Local roundup: LaLiberty late goal gives Gray-NG B South boys' soccer prelim win over Mountain Valley

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RUMFORD — Austin LaLiberty scored on a through ball from Andrew LaCerda with 5:05 left to lift the 11th-seeded Patriots (7-6-2) over the sixth-seeded Falcons (7-7-1) in a Class B South boys’ soccer preliminary game Friday.

Brannon Gilbert recorded one save for Gray-New Gloucester, while Kyle Kenney stopped eight shots for Mountain Valley.

Gray-New Gloucester will play third-seeded Greely (7-5-2) in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Sacopee Valley 4, St. Dom’s 2

AUBURN — Mike Murphy scored two goals, including the 50th of his career, an assisted on another to lead Sacopee Valley to a 4-2 win over St. Dom’s in a Class C South boys’ soccer preliminary round game Friday.

“Great players rise to the occasion, and Mike Murphy definitely rose and helped his team win,” St. Dom’s coach Marty Bressler said. “I tip my cap, Sacopee played very well.”

St. Dom’s Jeremy Phelan scored the first goal on an assist by Leo Naous. Alex Roy added an unassisted goal for the Saints.

Richie Watson and Connor Meggison scored Sacopee’s first two goals, helping the Hawks build a 3-1 halftime lead.

Sacopee goalie Matt Day and St. Dom’s goalie Matt Gosselin each stopped nine shots.

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