PITTSFIELD -- Claudio Velez scored a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of the game to vault the Pittsfield High School boys soccer team over Easthampton 5-2 in an independent contest Monday.

"We've never played them before, but any team from the Valley you have to respect," said Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil. "Claudio got us off to a good start, and we took a nice lead at halftime."

PHS (2-0-1) led 5-1 at the half.

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Easthampton 1 1 -- 2

Pittsfield 5 0 -- 5

First Half

P -- Claudio Velez (Louis Higuera) 0:53

P -- Velez (Higuera) 10:05

P -- Mike Holmes (UA) 12:51

E -- Raphial Colman (R. Wheeler) 17:28

P -- Garrett Dempsey (Jackson Rich) 19:16

P -- Dempsey (Holmes)

Second Half

E -- Zach Crisafelli (UA) 59:09

Saves -- Pittsfield: Harrison Rapant 4, Alex Velez 5; Easthampton: Grady Parker 16.

Ludlow 2, Taconic 0

LUDLOW -- The Lions scored a goal in each half to earn this win over the Braves.

"They have a very deep team, and I think they wore us down," said Braves coach Mark Wasnewsky. "They have a lot of quality players on the bench and both their goals came late in each half. Overall, I'm pleased with our play."

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Taconic 0 0 -- 0

Ludlow 1 1 -- 2

First Half

L -- Evan Jurkowski (Berra Ivas), 38:45

Second Half

L -- Jeff Danek (Matt Dent), 74:57

Saves -- Taconic: Kevin Squires 9; Ludlow: Tyler Diotaleni 3.


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McCann 9, Franklin Tech 0

NORTH ADAMS -- Shane Fuller had a hat trick to lead McCann over Franklin Tech.

"They played fairly well for about the first 15 minutes, but I think we just wore them down," said Hornet coach Tom Bona.

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Franklin 0 0 -- 0

McCann 5 4 -- 9

First Half

M -- Shane Fuller (Josh Budaj) 13:57

M -- Jon Leal (UA) 15:51

M -- Fuller (Damon Couture) 10:52

M -- Evan Lemire (Dom Demeo) 20:46

M -- Budaj (UA) 31:59

Second Half

M -- Fuller (Couture) 48:10

M -- Couture (Kevin Darling) 49:01

M -- Steve Lemire (UA) 57:44

M -- Jordan Sartori (Chris Gajda) 68:44

Saves -- McCann: Gajda 1, Evan Canales 1, Ryan Parada 1; Franklin: Peter Krejmas 17.

Girls soccer
Greylock 4, Lenox 3

LENOX -- A four-goal explosion early in the second half elevated the Mounties over the Millionaires.

Alessandra Arace had a hat trick for the Millionaires.

"I thought we were a little flat in the first half, although we scored the only goal," said Lenox coach Kyle Zinchuk. "But in the first part of the second half, we really went flat, and Greylock came at us, four goals in 15 minutes."

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Lenox 1 2 -- 3

Greylock 0 4 -- 4

First Half

L -- Alessandra Arace (Josie Marshall), 17:09

Second Half

MG -- Melissa Swann (UA), 43:22

MG -- Sophie Leamon (Kelsey Orpin, 45:12

MG -- Mackenzie Flynn (UA), 55:00

MG -- Flynn (Leamon), 55:30

L -- Arace (Marshall), 64:56

L -- Arace (UA), 75:32

Saves -- Lenox: Lindsey Kelly 9 Greylock: Charlotte Rand 3.

Hoosac Valley 2, Taconic 2

CHESHIRE -- The Braves never led, but pulled even each time they fell back. Lisa Laughnane's goal tied the game at 1, and Taconic's Lauren Curry scored the game's final goal in the second half.

"It was our first time playing a full 80 minutes," Taconic coach John Flynn said. "We know they're a good team, and we played with them, so we're happy."

Flynn added that Taconic (2-2-1) goalie Brooke Mangiardi played her best game of the season so far.

"[Brooke] really came out of her shell today," he said.

No Hoosac Valley information was available.

Mount Everett 8, St. Joe 0

SHEFFIELD -- Maura Robitaille scored a pair of goals to lead the Eagles, now 3-1-1.

"We got some really solid minutes from everyone today," said Everett coach Jess Tomich. "We possessed really well the whole game."

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St. Joseph 0 0 -- 0

Everett 3 5 -- 8

First Half

ME -- Hannah Joyce (Brooke Morehouse), 11:45

ME -- Morehouse (UA), 21:02

ME -- Maura Robitaille (Joyce), 34:45

Second Half

ME -- Blake Wilkinson (Lydia McBride), 47:00

ME -- Robitaille (UA), 55:09

ME -- Maya Neski (Gwendolyn Carpenter), 64:34

ME -- McBride (UA), 66:15

ME -- Carpenter (Wilkinson), 67:57

Saves -- Everett: Sam Hoover 1; St. Joseph Kaitlyn Parrott 16