Everett girls soccer escapes with win
SPRINGFIELD -- Sage Angell's second goal of the game with 13 seconds left lifted Mount Everett to a 2-1 win over Putnam on Wednesday.
Angell had started the scoring in the fourth minute before Tyler Martin equalized for Putnam with less than five minutes to play.
"Obviously it's a big goal to get the answer to their goal," said Eagles coach Jesse Carpenter. "It's always good to get a win in your first game. I think the kids were a little disappointed that we couldn't take control after the first goal."
Carpenter said his team had trouble moving the ball forward after the equalizer before finally getting the ball to Vaughn Collopy at midfield. He found Angell who popped the ball over the charging keeper from about 20 yards out.
Everett 2, Putnam 1
Everett 1 1 -- 2
Putnam 0 1 -- 1
E -- Sage Angell (Graham Collopy), 3:37.
P -- Tyler Martin (UA), 75:35.
E -- Angell (Vaughn Collopy), 79:47.
Saves -- E: Blake Ferrara 9. P: Erick Vasquez 20.
Tuesday's boys soccer
Wahconah 1, Easthampton 1
EASTHAMPTON -- Nick Montferret's low shot on a penalty kick helped the Warriors to a tie Tuesday evening on the road.
Zach Lewis equalized for Easthampton about 15 minutes after Montferret's successful PK. Wahconah coach John Kovacs said his team had plenty of chances to get a second goal but couldn't convert on a wet, sloppy night.
"I thought we passed pretty well for the first game," Kovacs said. "We had tons of corner kicks that were dangerous. We just missed on a couple."
Wahconah 0 1 -- 1
Easthampton 0 1 -- 1
W -- Nick Montferret (PK), 43:58.
E -- Zach Lewis (UA), 58:00.
Saves -- E: B. Parker 12; W: Nick Tutela 5.
Pittsfield 1, W. Springfield 1
WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Freshman Allie Hunt made six saves for the Generals in her first start but Sharlotte Pernice's goal off a corner with less than three minutes left secured the tie for the hosts.
Courtney McLaughlin had Pittsfield's goal in the 61st minute off a rebound.
"It would've been nice to come out with the ‘W', but I'm satisfied," said Generals coach Andy Waluszko. "We withstood the challenge in the first 20 minutes. Both teams had good challenges
"Disappointing that they scored late, but got to be happy."
Waluszko said Hunt played well, withstanding that early barrage in the opener. That included a great diving save to her left early in the game. The Generals are off until Saturday when they host city rival Taconic.
Pittsfield 0 1 -- 1
W. Springfield 0 1 -- 1
P -- Courtney McLaughlin (UA), 60:29.
S -- Sharlotte Pernice (Nicole Callini), 77:07.
Saves -- P: Allie Hunt 6; S: Shelby Hall 5
Williams 2, Westfield State 1
WESTFIELD -- Mohammed Rashid made quite an entrance, one that allowed coach Mike Russo to reach a milestone.
The first-year striker tallied two second-half goals to lift Williams to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Westfield State in the season opener.
The win gives the coach his 400th career victory. Russo is now 400-101-54 (.769 winning percentage) in his tenure.
After a first half that saw Williams outshoot the Owls, but trail at the break, the Ephs tied the game in the 58th minute and took the lead in the 83rd.
Rashid tied the game when he flicked a Chris Seitz cross past the Owls goalkeeper from inside the 18-yard box. His second goal came off a through ball from Patrick Ebobisse tht he ran onto behind the defense.
Than Finan earned his first win of the season in net for the Ephs. He made three saves. Williams outshot Westfield six to three.
Oneonta State 2, Williams 0
ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Ephs weren't as fortunate as the men in their season opener, falling 2-0 to Oneonta State.
The Red Dragons opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a tough-ange shot that eluded keeper Hannah Van Wetter. The deficit doubled in the 53rd minute when Lindsay Doxtader and Elise Moinzadeh teamed up.
Williams had chances to find the back of the net. Carla Nicasio had an opportunity sail high in the first half before Hana Tomozawa's chance went wide five minutes later. Caitlyn Clark then almost tied the game early in the second half, but a nice save from Rori Stark kept Oneonta ahead.
Van Wetter made five saves in net for Williams. Williams put just three shots on frame.
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