Laconia wins soccer shoot-out with Inter-Lakes

Laconia High School boys' varsity team won a 5-3 shoot out against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday. Laconia's Jake Sykes, who would go on to complete a hat trick in the match, started the scoring in the 12th minute, only to be answered a minute later by Chris Yopp of Inter-Lakes. So the first half would go: James Salta put Laconia back in the lead in the 18th minute, but Yopp again equalized eight minutes later. Erick Cheney scored for Laconia in the 28th minute, only to have the lead erased by Inter-Lakes's Mason Peverly in the 36th minute.

After the first half's flurry of goals, the score remained knotted for about 15 minutes into the second. Sykes broke the drought with a strike from the penalty stripe, scoring what would be the winning goal. He scored again near the end of regulation to give the Sachems a 5-3 victory. Aidan Dean accumulated three assists for Laconia, Drew Sykes had one assist. Panthavy Pradachith made three saves for Laconia, while Inter-Lakes's Kalep Phelps stopped a dozen.