Sunday September 30, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

AUBURN -- A goal from Sydney Deluce with 10:20 left helped the Pittsfield girls soccer team salvage a 1-1 tie against defending Division II state champion Auburn.

Deluce scored off a Meghan Driscoll assist to cap a strong second half for the Generals (8-0-2). Pittsfield fell behind late in the first half when Erin Scanlon got a ball past Generals keeper Allie Hunt.

"What was good was the intensity in the second half," said Pittsfield coach Andy Waluszko. "They really kicked it in. A lot of the play was down in their end. They dug deep."

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Pittsfield 0 1 -- 1

Auburn 1 0 -- 1

First Half

A -- Erin Scanlon (Lesedi Graveline), 25:30.

Second Half

P -- Sydney Deluce (Meghan Driscoll), 69:40.

Saves -- P: Allie Hunt 4; A: Sarah Fahey 4.

Greylock 0, Cathedral 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties controlled play, but had trouble finishing, according to coach Tom Ostheimer. The tie was the first point of the year for the Panthers (0-7-1).

Greylock’s Margot Besnard had five saves for the shutout.

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Greylock 0 0 -- 0

Cathedral 0 0 -- 0

Saves -- G Margot Besnard 5, C: D. Russo 13.

Drury 1, St. Joe’s 1

NORTH ADAMS -- Cori Ghidotti had the goal for the Blue Devils in the first half but it wasn’t enough.

Bailey Vinette scored for St.


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Joe’s to earn the tie, while Chelsea DeGroff had an assist on Drury’s only goal. Blue Devils coach Molly Meczywor said her team had plenty of chances to get the win.

"It’s a frustrating tie because we dominated," she said. "We outshot them probably about 15-6. They packed it in. We had a lot of trouble moving the ball inside the 18."

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Drury 1 0 -- 1

St. Joseph’s 0 1 -- 1

First half

D -- Cori Ghidotti (Chelsea DeGroff), 34:08

Second half

SJ -- Bailey Vinette (Emma Peplowski), 54:52.

Saves -- D -- Ali Tatro 5, SJ: Kendall Smith 5.

Boys
Minnechaug 4, Taconic 2

MINNECHAUG -- Taconic led in the 26th minute thanks to goals from Dominic Nda and Brad Reardon, but the Braves couldn’t maintain that momentum in the second half.

The hosts put pressure on after halftime, going ahead on a Matt Chmura penalty kick.

"We moved the ball well. We just didn’t move it as well in the second half," said Taconic coach Mark Wasnewsky.

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Minnechaug 2 2 -- 4

Taconic 2 0 -- 2

First Half

M -- Connor Courtney (Pat O’Shea), 4:00.

T -- Dominic Nda (Pat Boua), 23:00.

T -- Brad Reardon (Myles Candelet), 26:00.

M -- Matt Chmura (O’Shea), 31:00.

Second Half

M -- Chmura (PK), 58:00.

M -- Nick Rivet (UA), 64:00.

Saves -- T: Kevin Squires 3, Basile Addy 4; M: Derek White 2, Matt Labranche 1.

St. Joe’s 4, Drury 3

NORTH ADAMS -- Jongmon Hong’s two goals led St. Joseph’s to the road victory.

Matt Begrowicz added a goal for the Crusaders while Charlie Crall added the fourth goal. Drury got scores from Ryan Ouimet, Connor Meehan and Jacob Groves.

Mike Peplowski added an assist for St. Joe’s.