Beekmantown girls blank Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE – In the first game of Monday’s doubleheader at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, Beekmantown skated to a 5-0 shutout victory over the Red Storm in girls high school hockey.

In a game that saw host Saranac Lake play well but again struggle on offense, the Eagles scored three goals in the first period and add another goal in each of the next two stanzas to claim the win.

Katie Matott found the back of the net two times to lead Beekmantown, and Clara Giroux, Kieley Regan and Connor LaPierre each scored once. Kayleigh Bell made 11 saves to earn the shutout victory in nets for the Eagles, the defending girls high school state champions.

Beekmantown outshot Saranac Lake 36-11. Lindsay Reeve played the first two periods in goal for the Red Storm and stopped 20 of the 24 shots she faced. Arianna Patraw took over between the pipes in the third period for Saranac Lake, allowing one goal while recording 11 saves.

The Red Storm had a golden opportunity to break up the Eagles’ bid for a shutout when senior Kennedy Snyder came up with a breakaway in the final minute of the game but Reeve came up with a big save on the shot.

Saranac Lake will play again Wednesday, traveling to face the Massena Red Raiders.