Friday's soccer: An emotional win for Wahconah

Saturday October 6, 2012

DALTON -- Three years to the day after the passing of former coach Robert "Boog" Powell, the Wahconah Regional girls soccer team continued his winning ways.

The Warriors shut out Mount Greylock 3-0 on Friday, in a game rescheduled from the Sept. 24 cancellation due to electrical problems at the field.

"It was very emotional," Warriors coach Pat West said. "It was very much on their minds. This is Boog’s last group, too. They were freshmen."

Alex Keater, Bridget Lussier and Erin Hopmans scored for the victors, while Payton Hines made four saves in goal.

West saluted the players’ improved passing, as well as the strength of his defense.

"We had the Lussier sisters, Bridget and Shannon, playing sweeper today at various times," he said. "They’re just very good."

Margot Besnard made 12 saves for Greylock.


Greylock 0 0--0

Wahconah 1 2--3

First half

W--Alex Keater (unassisted), 13:29 left

Second half

W--Bridget Lussier (Gabby Lavinio), 17:12 left

W--Erin Hopmans (Erin Grogan), 4:44 left

Saves: G--Margot Besnard 12. W--Payton Hines 4.

McCann 6, Westfield Voc. 0

NORTH ADAMS -- Mary Nguyen tallied her fifth hat trick of the season, capping off the scoring with her third goal of the day at the 58-minute mark.

"I had [Heather Malloy] back in 2005 that had 100 points too, but Mary’s ... definitely a goal scorer," McCann coach Mike Dowling said. "It’s nice. You can count on it, I guess."

Eileen Zajac and Alex Lincoln also scored for McCann, which got an own goal by Westfield 2 minutes in to open the scoring.


Westfield 0 0--0

McCann 3 3--6

First half

M--Westfield own goal, 2:00

M--Mary Nguyen (Eileen Zajac), 3:00

M--Nguyen (Monique Martel), 10:00

Second half

M--Alex Lincoln (Martel), 43:30

M--Zajac (Morgan Roy), 54:00

M--Nguyen (UA), 58:00

Saves: W--Megan Llnicky 12. M--Alex Wood 1, Abbi Luczynski 2.

Lee 4, Mount Everett 1

SHEFFIELD -- Victoria Murphy scored twice in the first 20 minutes, which was all the Wildcats needed for a road victory.

Nicole Belliveau and Megan Gaul added goals for Lee, which led 4-0 at the half.

"They’re really strong in the middle," Everett coach Jess Tomich said of the Wildcats. "It was evident the first time we played them. We tried to prepare for that, and did a lot better in the second half after re-assessing."

Deseraye Conaway had the Eagles’ lone goal.


Lee 4 0--4

Everett 0 1--1

First half

L--Victoria Murphy (unassisted), 18:00

L--Murphy (UA), 20:00

L--Nicole Belliveau, 24:00

L--Megan Gaul (UA), 25:00

Second half

ME--Deseraye Conaway (UA), 76:00

Saves: L--Sara Middleton 6. ME--Sam Hoover 13.

Drury 4, Mohawk 1

NORTH ADAMS -- Drury earned its second straight victory, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie with three second-half goals.

Jacob Groves tied the game a minute after Mohawk opened the scoring in the first half. Kodey Bryce, Cam Lesure and Ryan Ouimet added second-half goals.


DHS 1 3 -- 4

Mohawk 1 0 -- 1

First Half

M -- Mike Shuetze (Alex Rice), 3:00.

D -- Jacob Groves (Connor Meehan), 4:00.

Second Half

D -- Kodey Bryce (UA), 47:00.

D -- Cam Lesure (UA), 59:00.

D -- Ryan Ouimet (Connor Meehan).

Westfield Voc 5, McCann 1

WESTFIELD -- The Hornets dropped this road game, falling behind 5-0 in the first hour.

Chad Raimer had McCann’s only goal off a penalty kick in the 66th minute. McCann coach Adam Kozik said most of Westfield’s goals came off bounces or rebounds in the box, not solid shots. Westfield Voc. was just quicker to the ball.

"Part of it was we weren’t winning the ball," Kozik said. "They were faster than us. They got to the ball faster than us."


Westfield 3 2 -- 5

McCann 0 1 -- 1

First Half

W -- Dmitriy Stepanchuck (Mike Brut), 3:00.

W -- Brut (Alex Makarchuk), 7:00.

W -- Makarchuk (Ian Fecteau), 37:00.

Second Half

W -- Makarchuk (Stepanchuck), 46:00.

W -- Makarchuk (UA), 59:00.

M -- Chad Raimer (PK), 66:00.

Saves -- W: Name unavailable 2; M: P.J. Laliberte 4.


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