Saturday October 27, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

LENOX -- The Lenox girls soccer team proved on Friday it can still perform without its leading scorer.

Allessandra Arace's goal in the 60th minute was all the Millionaires needed to knock off North division rival Wahconah Regional 1-0. Lenox is now playing without leading scorer Jen Delasco after Delasco suffered a season-ending injury.

"The girls really, really wanted to win it for Jen," said Millionaires coach Matt Cote. "I hope Jen is proud of her team. They really stepped it up all over the field."

Cote said the win was a huge confidence boost for Lenox. Kathy Prescott made 12 saves for the shutout, including a key one in the second half.

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Lenox 0 1 -- 1

Wahconah 0 0 -- 0

Second Half

L -- Allessandra Arace (UA), 60:00.

Saves -- L: Kathy Prescott 12; W: Payton Hines 8.

Monument 3, Taconic 1

PITTSFIELD -- Courtney Freadman broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the final minute of the first half to help the Spartans to the win.

Freadman had two goals while Emma Carchedi added a tally. Megan Hill had Taconic's lone goal.

"It was an evenly-matched game," said Braves coach John Flynn. "Giving up a goal in the last minute of the half deflates you a little bit. ... I give my kids credit. They kept pushing and pushing."

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Monument 2 1 -- 3

Taconic 1 0 -- 1

First Half

M -- Courtney Freadman (UA), 10:00.

T -- Megan Hill (Alyssa Latimer), 23:00

M -- Freadman (Haley Korte), 39:00.

Second Half

M -- Emma Carchedi (Iolani DeRis), 63:00.

Saves -- T: Ashley McLaughlin 7; M: DeRis 6.

Greylock 4, Everett 1

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties were nearly caught looking ahead to Saturday's game with Hoosac Valley, but were able to refocus and beat Mount Everett, 4-1.

The Eagles scored just 9:48 into the game, but Greylock answered with a pair before the first half expired en route to the win. Sophie Leamon added a pair of second-half goals.

"We were not happy [letting Everett score first]," coach Tom Ostheimer said. "We were pretty flat to begin the game. The girls might have been looking ahead to Hoosac [Saturday]."

The Mounties clinched a spot in Western Mass. with a win on Wednesday. Today's game against Hoosac will determe the South Division champ. Greylock won the first meeting, but has two ties. The Mounties and Hurricanes both enter Saturday's game with 16 points. It's the final South Division game for both teams.

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Mount Everett 1 0 -- 1

Mount Greylock 2 2 -- 4

First Half

ME -- Brooke Morehouse (Taylor Garrett), 9:48.

MG -- Alexandra DeVeaux (Kelsey Orpin), 12:50

MG -- Melissa Swann (Orpin), 30:30

Second Half

MG -- Sophie Leamon (Margot Besnard), 47:47.

MG -- Leamon (unassisted), 49:00.

Saves -- MG: Margot Besnard 2, Charlotte Rand 2; ME: Sam Hoover 14.

McCann 3, Franklin Tech 0

NORTH ADAMS -- Mary Nguyen sat on 99 career goals for two days. She no longer has to think about scoring her 100th. She took care of that 15:20 into Friday's game against Franklin Tech on a penalty kick. She added another in the second half, and the Hornets went on to win, 3-0 and claim the outright Tri-County League title.

So far this season Nguyen has scored a hat trick nine times, three of those have gone four four-goal games. She has 42 on the season.

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Franklin Tech 0 0 -- 0

McCann Tech 1 2 -- 0

First Half

MT -- Mary Nguyen PK 15:20.

Second Half

MT -- Nguyen (Eilleen Zajac), 52:00.

MT -- Monique Martel (Unassisted), 64:30.

Saves -- MT: Alex Wood 2; FT: Brooke Meuse 11.

Hoosac 4, Lee 1

LEE -- Visiting Hoosac Valley scored four unanswered goals to keep Lee from clinching a berth in the Division III tournament.

"We know we still have two more games," Lee coach Lauren Finnegan said. "The girls still have their chins up."

Megan Rodowicz had a goal and an assist for Hoosac. Lee (7-7-2) broke Megan Richardson's shutout bid on a goal by Megan Gaul in the 71st minute.

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Hoosac Valley 2 2 -- 4

Lee 0 1 -- 1

First Half

HV -- Own goal, 9:32.

HV -- Danielle Beauchemin (Megan Rodowicz), 16:34.

Second Half

HV -- Rodowicz (UA), 42:23.

HV -- Marissa Felter (UA), 67:50.

L -- Megan Gaul (Victoria Murphy), 70:15.

Saves -- HV: Megan Richardson 11. L: Sara Middleton 9.

Boys
St. Joe's 6, Drury 1

PITTSFIELD -- Ryan Ouimet scored in the first minute for Drury but the Crusaders responded with six straight goals, including three in the next six minutes.

Jongmun Hong and Matt Begrowicz had three goals each for the Crusaders. Joe Liporace made six saves for Drury while Shaun Parzick earned the win, stopping three shots.

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St. Joseph's 3 3 -- 6

Drury 1 0 -- 1

First Half

D -- Ryan Ouimet (Jacob Groves), 1:00.

SJ -- Jongmun Hong (Mike Peplowski), 3:00.

SJ -- Hong (Charlie Crall), 4:00.

SJ -- Matt Begrowicz (UA), 7:00.

Second Half

SJ -- Matt Begrowicz (Colin Anderson), 47:00.

SJ -- Hong (UA), 75:00.

SJ -- Begrowicz (UA), 78:00.

Saves -- SJ: Shaun Parzick 3; D: Joe Liporace 6.

Commerce 4, McCann 3

NORTH ADAMS -- Despite a hat trick from Chad Raimer and playing a team that dressed just 10 players, the Hornets were unable to punch their ticket to the Western Mass. tournament with a 4-3 loss to Commerce.

The Hornets did find out they qualified for the state vocational tournament. They are the No. 4 seed and will travel to play top-seeded Keefe Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The Nos. 2 and 3 seeds are Westfield Voc. and Lynn Tech, respectively.