Friday's soccer: Shutout win for Millionaire boys
LENOX -- The Lenox boys lost their season opener to Mount Greylock. Since then, it’s been pretty smooth sailing.
Take Friday night’s game with Hoosac Valley, for example. The Hurricanes used a pack-it-in defense and trailed 1-0 at halftime. But the Millionaires solved it and scored four times in the second half en route to a 5-0 win.
"At halftime, we just talked abouit attacking the flank and that gave us more room in the middle of the field," Lenox coach Scott Chadwick said.
Abdul Al Henaidi got credit for the game winner, scoring in the 24th minute. Seamus Ryan had a goal and an assist while Alex Bennett assisted on Al Henaidi’s and Ryan’s goals.
Trevor Hathaway notched the shutout.
Hoosac Valley 0 0 -- 0
Lenox 1 4 -- 5
L--Abdul Al Henaidi (Alex Benett) 24:00.
L--Alex Pratt (UA), 44:00.
L--Seamus Ryan (Bennett), 57:00.
L--Liam Gennari (Ryan), 68:00.
L--Garren O’Connor (free kick), 73:00.
Saves--L: Trevor Hathaway 3. HV: Tom Galisa 7.
Wahconah 6, Drury 2
DALTON -- Once Wahconah showed coach John Kovacs more consistency in the second half, the goals came quickly.
The Warriors scored three times in a 9-minute span of the second half, turning a 2-1 game into a blowout. Jeff Pullano scored twice and had an assist for the victors, opening the scoring on his own corner kick 9 minutes into the game.
"When we were able to cross the ball in, getting it down to the corners and crossing it in got us some of the goals," Kovacs said. "It was a matter of trying to get in our rhythm, and that took a while."
Ryan Park scored twice for Wahconah, with Connor Meehan scoring both Drury goals. Wahconah outshot Drury 23-8.
Drury 0 2 -- 2
Wahconah 2 4 -- 6
W--Jeff Pullano (UA), 9:00
W--Kevin Boino (Nick Montferret), 29:00
D--Connor Meehan (UA), 46:00
W--Pullano (Eric Klem), 57:00
W--Mak Avallon (Pat Jamross), 62:00
W--Ryan Parker (Boino), 66:00
D--Meehan (Jacob Graves), 68:00
W--Parker (Pullano), 75:00
Saves -- D: Joe Liporace 15. W: Nick Tutela 4, Chris Dapson 1.
Everett 4, Franklin Tech 0
SHEFFIELD -- Nick Tomich scored twice in the second half to help Mount Everett to its third win.
Sage Angell and Jacob Malicky also added goals for the 3-0 Eagles who have Drury on Tuesday.
"[Tomich] is a good player," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter. "He finds ways to get goals. We passed the ball well."
Everett 1 3 -- 4
Franklin 0 0 -- 0
E -- Sage Angell (Robby Parsons), 8:00.
E -- Nick Tomich (Alec Blume), 48:00.
E -- Tomich (Erik Derwitsch), 58:00.
E -- Jacob Malicky (UA), 70:00.
Saves -- E: Blake Ferrara 4; F: Eric Paige 14.
McCann 4, Smith Voc. 1
NORTHAMPTON -- The Hornets showed they were the superior team throughout much of Friday’s contest.
Damon Couture scored McCann’s second and third goals, spanning halftime, to take McCann from a 1-0 lead to a 3-1 advantage.
"Really good passing and ball control," coach Adam Kozik said. "We still didn’t finish the way we should have finished. We should have had more goals."
After a season-opening 6-1 loss, McCann has come back with nine goals in its last two games.
Smith Voc’s only goal came on a penalty kick in the 31st minute. P.J. Laliberte made four saves to earn the win.
McCann Tech 2 2 -- 4
Smith Voc 1 0 -- 1
MT -- Jon Leal (Chad Raimer), 15:00.
MT -- Damon Couture (Shane Fuller), 22:00.
SV -- Allen P. (UA), 30:00. PK
MT -- Couture (UA), 52:00. Free kick
MT -- Raimer (Chris Gajda), 67:00.
Saves -- MT: P.J. Laliberte 4.
Greylock 7, St. Joe’s 0
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties continued their strong defensive play against St. Joseph’s, holding the Crusaders to just three shots. The offense was equally as good.
Nathan Majumder continued his torrid start to the season with two goals and two assists. Benni McComish was right behind with one goal and two helpers.
Sean Houston was in goal for just the first half, making one save. Cal Filson made his varsity debut in the second half and made two saves.
SJ 0 0 -- 0
MG 3 4 -- 7
MG -- Grant Raphael (Nathan Majumder), 1st minute.
MG -- Eric Hirsch (Majumder), 8th minute.
MG -- Majumder (Benni McComish), 15th minute.
MG -- McComish (Unassisted), 45th minute.
MG -- Majumder (McComish), 49th minute.
MG -- Raphael (UA), 54th minute.
MG -- Nick Bolognia (UA), 63rd minute.
Saves -- MG: Sean Houston 1, Cal Filson 2. SJ: 8.
McCann 8, Commerce 0
NORTH ADAMS -- Alex Lincoln scored a pair of goals on her birthday and Jordan Reinherdt tallied her first career varsity goal.
The win pushes the Hornets to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Tri-County league.
"It was a nice passing game," coach Mike Dowling said. "We played a lot of minutes. Some of [the reserves] are getting some quality time, so I’m getting a good look at them."
Lincoln opened the scoring just 5:34 into the game, and after an own goal, Mary Nguyen picked up her 94th and 95th points with consecutive goals before the game was 20 minutes old to give the Hornets a commanding 4-0 lead.
McCann Tech 4 4 -- 8
Commerce 0 0 -- 0
MT -- Alex Lincoln (UA), 34:26.
MT -- Own goal, 26:31
MT -- Mary Nguyen (Alexa Durant), 24:51.
MT -- Nguyen (UA), 22:49.
MT -- Own Goal, 44:00.
MT -- Lincoln (UA), 53:00.
MT -- Monique Martel (Durant), 60:00.
MT -- Jordan Reinherdt (UA), 77:35.
Saves -- MT: Alex Wood 1, Abbi Luczynski 3. Commerce: Kerry Williams 14.
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