Friday September 7, 2012

New England Newspapers

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Drury girls’ soccer team drew first blood in its season opener, but three unanswered goals from Monument Mountain earned the Spartans a 3-1 victory.

Cori Ghidotti scored in the ninth minute for Drury on a breakaway before Ashley Harrington tied it in the 12th. Drury never scored again, but coach Molly Meczywor said her team dominated in the half.

"That was the best half of soccer we’ve played in two years," she said.

Emma Carchedi’s tally 9 minutes, 22 seconds into the second half proved to be the difference.

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Monument 1 2 -- 3

Drury 1 0 -- 1

First Half

Drury -- Cori Ghidotti (Unassisted), 31:04.

MM -- Ashley Harrington (Haley Korte), 28:36.

Second Half

MM -- Emma Carchedi (UA), 30:38.

MM -- Courtney Freedman, 3:14.

Lenox 8, Hampden Charter 0

LENOX -- The Millionaires got their season off to a strong start with the win over visiting Hampden Charter.

Grace Fitzgerald had two goals while Jane Fitzgerald, Jen Delasco, Sandra Arace, Allie Connell, Katie Mitts and Kathy Prescott added single tallies for the Millionaires.

Josie Marshall made one save in net.

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Lenox 5 3 -- 8

Hampden 0 0 -- 0

First Half

L -- Jane Fitzgerald (UA), 1:00.

L -- Jen Delasco (UA), 5:00.

L -- Sandra Arace (UA), 8:00.

L -- Allie Connell (UA), no time.


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L -- Grace Fitzgerald (UA), no time.

Second Half

L -- Fitzgerald (UA), no time.

L -- Katie Mitts (UA), no time.

L -- Kathy Prescott (UA), no time.

Saves -- L: Josie Marshall 1; H: B. Johnson 9.

Lee 5, Renaissance 2

SPRINGFIELD -- Lee scored three times in 10 minutes in the second half for the win.

Steph Young had a goal and two assists to lead the Wildcats in the season opener. Sara Middleton made 10 saves in net while Moriah McKenna added a goal and an assist. Victoria Murphy scored twice.

"We were really flat the first half," said Lee coach Lauren Finnegan. "We made adjustments very well. The second half was primarily with us on our offensive end."

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Lee 2 3 -- 5

Renaissance 2 0 -- 2

First Half

L -- Victoria Murphy (Meghan Cook), 10:00.

R -- Maya Mcann (UA), 12:00.

L -- Murphy (Stephanie Young), 20:00.

R -- Mcann (Julissa Soto), 30:00.

Second Half

L -- Young (Moriah McKenna) 55:00.

L -- McKenna (Kate Delsignor), 62:00.

L -- Sarah Winston (Young), 65:00.

Saves -- L: Sara Middleton 10; R: Marissa Dowd 17.

St. Joseph’s 1, Berlin 0

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- St. Joe’s opened the New Lebanon tournament with a victory thanks to a goal from Hannah Dargie as the clock ticked down in the first half.

Dargie put away a ball that deflected around a couple times in the mixer.

"Hannah was right there," said Crusaders coach Betsy D’Agostino. "She finished, trust me."

Kendall Smith was strong in net, stopping four shots.

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St. Joseph’s 1 0 -- 1

Berlin 0 0 -- 0

First Half

SJ -- Hannah Dargie (UA), 39:24.

Saves -- SJ: Kendall Smith 4.