Friday October 5, 2012

NORTH ADAMS -- The McCann Tech girls soccer team recorded its ninth win of the year, qualifying for the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament by taking a 3-1 win over Pathfinder.

The Hornets (9-1) spotted the visitors a one-goal lead on an early score, but regained the lead with a pair of scores by Mary Nguyen and a goal from Alexa Durant.

"They came at us pretty hard," said Hornets coach Mike Downing. "They scored first, and it seemed to wake us up. But that was our ninth win, so we're in the tournament."

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Pathfinder 1 0 -- 1

McCann 3 0 -- 3

First Half

P -- Sarah Hess (Nadia Becker) 6:01

M -- Mary Nguyen (UA) 26:52

M-- Nguyen (Alexa Durant) 30:12

M -- Durant (Monique Martel) 38:55

Saves -- P: Jessie Macca 12. M: Alex Wood 4.

Wahconah 2, Monument 1

DALTON -- The Warriors took a two-goal lead in the first half, and held on for a victory over the Spartans.

"They were a little sloppy, we were a little sloppy, the field was a little sloppy," said Warrior coach Pat West. "But in the second half, they came after us, and we had to hold on."

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Monument 0 1 -- 1

Wahconah 2 0 -- 2

First Half

W -- Erin Grogan (Gabby Lavinio) 4:34

W--Jackie Farrell (Asi Graham) 9"13

Second Half

M -- Errica Broderick (Hannah Rolf) 13:02

Saves -- W: Jamie Downer 2, Payton Hines 2. M: Iolani DeRis 8.

Pittsfield 6, Taconic 1

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals exploded for five goals in the second half, including two off penalty kicks.


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Courtney McLaughlin had two goals for Pittsfield (9-0-2), which has now qualified for the Western Massachusetts tournament. Megan Hill had Taconic's only tally in the final 10 minutes.

Despite the lopsided loss, Braves coach John Flynn said the game was "the best we've played so far."

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Pittsfield 1 5 -- 6

Taconic 0 1 -- 1

First Half

P -- Courtney McLaughlin (Carly Robinson), 14:50.

Second Half

P -- Sydney Deluce (PK), 44:15.

P -- Morgan Matthews (Allie Supranowicz), 52:00.

P -- Lindsay Neuberger (PK), 56:00.

P -- Rachael Hunt (Neuberger), 66:00.

P -- McLaughlin (UA), 69:00.

T -- Megan Hill (Alyssa Latimer), 71:00.

Saves -- P: Allie Hunt 3, Colby Aitken 2; T: Ashley McLaughlin 9. Greylock 1, St. Joseph's 0

PITTSFIELD -- Despite the loss, Crusaders' coach Betsy D'Agostino was pleased with her team's effort.

"The last time we played Greylock, we lost 4-0," she said. "So this is a big improvement. It's one of those games where your team loses, but you know they left everything on the field."

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Mount Greylock 1 0 -- 1

St. Joseph's 0 0 -- 0

First Half

G -- Miranda Bucky (UA) 33:22

Saves -- Greylock: Margot Besnard 6, Kendall Smith 12.

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Greylock 4, Taconic 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Majumder family accounted for all four goals against the Braves.

"We were a little sluggish in the first half, but we picked it up in the second," said Greylock coach Blair Dils. "They packed it in, but we were able to get forward and get behind them."

Nathan Majumder had a hat trick, and brother Jonah scored the final goal. The unbeaten (9-0) Mounties qualified for the post-season with the win.

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Mount Greylock 1 3 -- 4

Taconic 0 0 -- 0

First Half

G -- Nathan Majumder (UA) 39:01

Second Half

G -- N. Majumder (Eric Hirsch) 47:00

G -- N. Majumder (Benni McCommish) 61:29

G -- Jonah Majumder (Hirsch) 73:41

Saves -- G: Sean Houston 4. T: Not available 7.

Pittsfield 2, Wahconah 1

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals scored a pair of goals in the second half to pick up this come-from-behind win.

"I felt like we were controlling the game but we didn't do much offensively in the first half," said PHS coach Andrew Antil. "But our first goal [by Mathias Romero] kind of fired us up."

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Wahconah 1 0 -- 0

Pittsfield 0 2 -- 2

First Half

W -- Nick Montferret (PK) 31:17

Second Half

P -- Mathias Romero (Mike Schnopp) 58:10

P -- Joe Rossa (Caesar Miranda) 77:17

Saves -- Pittsfield: Harrison Rapant 11, Wahconah: Nick Tutela 9.

Monument 2, Lenox 0

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans survived in inclement weather conditions to remain unbeaten (6-0-1) on the season.

"It was a tough day to play," Monument coach Matt Naventi said, while praising Lenox for its effort. "Both teams weren't making fluid connecting passes."

Emil Ghitman-Gilkes broke the scoreless tie in the 17th minute and Monument goalie Aaron House made it stand up with three saves for the shutout.

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Lenox 0 0 -- 0

Monument 1 1 -- 2

First Half

M -- Emil Ghitman-Gilkes (Lucas Wartella), 17:00.

Second Half

M -- Chris Peretti (UA), 72:00.

Saves -- L: Trevor Hathaway 6. M: Aaron House 3.

St. Joe's 6, Everett 3

PITTSFIELD -- The Crusaders fell behind in the third minute before exploding for six goals the rest of the way.

Matt Begrowicz scored four times while Jongmon Hong added a pair of goals for St. Joe's. Sage Angell had two tallies for the Eagles.

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St. Joseph's 3 3 -- 6

Munt Everett 2 1 -- 3

First Half

E -- Sage Angell (UA), 3:00.

SJ -- Matt Begrowicz (Mike Peplowski), 4:00.

SJ -- Jongmon Hong (Chris Garrity), 15:00.

SJ -- Hong (UA), 16:00.

E -- Angell (UA), 24:00.

Second Half

SJ -- Begrowicz (UA), 42:00.

E -- Nick Tomich (UA), 43:00.

SJ -- Begrowicz (Colin Anderson), 69:00.

SJ -- Begrowicz (Chris Garrity), 71:00.

Keepers -- E: Blake Ferrara, SJ: Shaun Parzick.