Friday's soccer: Masiero leads Spartans to win over PHS
PITTSFIELD -- Nick Masiero had quite a minute in the first half Friday.
He scored two goals in 60 seconds and that’s all the Monument Mountain boys soccer team would need in a 2-0 win over Pittsfield. Curt Rathbun had an assist on the first goal.
"We held them to no goals in the second half," said Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil. "In the first half, they worked the ball well. They’re very physical, very talented. They did a lot of the little things correctly."
Aaron House made eight saves to earn the shutout for Monument.
Monument 2 0 -- 2
Pittsfield 0 0 -- 0
M -- Nick Masiero (Curt Rathbun), 33:00.
M -- Masiero (UA), 34:00.
Saves -- P: Bahati Mweze 5, Harrison Rapant 7; M: Aaron House 8.
Wahconah 2, Taconic 0
DALTON -- Nick Mont ferret’s second goal of the season powered the Warriors to a win at home. Montferret scored on a corner kick delivered by Ryan Parker in the 57th minute. Sean Peters made it 2-0 three minutes later and the Warriors held off the Braves from there.
Nick Tutela made four saves to earn the shutout. Basile Addy had six saves for Taconic.
Wahconah 0 2 -- 2
Taconic 0 0 -- 0
W -- Nick Montferret (Ryan Parker), 57:00.
W -- Sean Peters (UA), 60:00.
Saves -- W: Nick Tutela 4; T: Basile Addy 6.
St. Joseph’s 2, Berlin (N.Y.) 1
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- St. Joe’s reached the final of the New Lebanon tournament, getting a game-winning chip goal from Matt Begrowicz in overtime.
Begrowicz had tied the game in the second half off a header. The Crusaders move on to play tonight at 5 p.m. for the tournament championship.
St. Joe’s 0 1 1--2
Berlin 1 0 0--1
B -- Name unavailable (UA), no time.
SJ -- Matt Begrowicz, no time.
SJ -- Matt Begrowicz, no time.
Saves -- SJ: Shawn Parzick 15.
Lee 3, New Lebanon (N.Y.) 0
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- John Graziano scored twice and added an assist, putting the Wildcats in the tournament championship today.
Graziano assisted on Lee’s first goal, scored by Gabriel Nogueira at the 5:30 mark. Nick Wood made six saves for Lee.
"What was great about the game was that both strikers scored with assists from the midfield, which is exactly how we’ve been training," Lee coach Matt Kollmer said. "We were able to control the midfield today a lot better than we have in the past. It led to some good offensive chances."
Lee 2 1--3
New Leb. 0 0--0
L--Gabriel Nogueira (Bryan Kohlenberger, John Graziano), 5:30
L--Graziano (Jose Mejia), 17:20
L--Graziano (Luke Murphy), 72:23
Saves -- L: Nick Wood 6. NL: 9 (name unavailable).
McCann 6, Everett 0
SHEFFIELD -- A tough season-opening stretch didn’t get much easier for the Eagles on Friday. McCann took a 5-0 lead by halftime on the strength of Mary Nguyen’s hat trick. All the Hornet goals were unassisted.
This was the second of a four-game-in-five-day stretch for Mount Everett, and coach Jess Tomich said the fatigue was already showing.
"The main issue today was we didn’t have any legs," she said.
Tomich noted that Nguyen’s speed was the difference, as she would run on to whatever ball the midfielders would get to her and break away for a score.
"We played against her before; she’s so fast," the coach added. "Our defense just didn’t play a good game."
Mount Everett went to its bench as much as possible in an attempt to save energy for tonight’s New Lebanon, N.Y., tournament final. Sam Hoover made nine saves in goal for the Eagles, while Alex Wood stopped eight shots for the Hornets. Monique Martel and Alex Lincoln also scored unassisted goals for McCann.
On Thursday night, Mount Everett advanced to the final of the New Lebanon tournament on a game-winning goal by freshman Emily Coon in the 55th minute of a 2-0 win over the hosts.
Brooke Morehouse added a tally on a free kick in the 62nd minute. Hoover made seven saves for the shutout.
McCann 5 1--6
Everett 0 0--0
MT--Own goal, 5:00
MT--Mary Nguyen (unassisted), 14:00
MT--Alex Lincoln (UA), 23:00
MT--M. Nguyen (UA), 26:00
MT--M. Nguyen (UA), 28:00
MT--Monique Martel (UA), 52:00
Saves: MT--Alex Wood 8. ME--Sam Hoover 9.
Everett 0 2 -- 2
New Leb. 0 0 -- 0
E -- Emily Coon (UA), 55:00.
E -- Brooke Morehouse (UA), 62:00.
Saves -- E: Sam Hoover 7; NL: Meghan Moffit 17.
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