High school roundup: Greylock boys soccer wins
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock's Zach Condon corralled the ball after a corner kick and fired home a one-time goal in the 32nd minute, leading to a 1-0 win over Hampshire on Saturday. The Mounties' defense shut down the Hampshire attack, as Sam Edge made seven saves for the clean sheet. The shutout is Edge's first of his career.
"We got a good defensive effort tonight from the entire team," Greylock coach Blair Dils said via email. "We had to work very hard to hold off Hampshire who put a lot of pressure on us throughout the second half."
Greylock is 4-1-1.
MG — Zach Condon (unassisted), 32.
Saves — Hampshire: Ioannis Iatroudis 6. Greylock: Sam Edge 7.
WEST SPRINGFIELD 2, PITTSFIELD 1
PITTSFIELD >> The West Springfield boys soccer team used two second-half goals to defeat Pittsfield.
Pittsfield (5-1-2) struck first, as Hedi Abderrahim's corner kick deflected off the West Side keeper and found the net in the 11th minute.
The Generals struggled to generate offense after that, however, as Ali Ali tied the game with a free kick goal early in the second half. Alex Kidman netted the winner off a throw-in in the 63rd minute.
"Second half West Side came out tough and determined," Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil wrote in an email. "... from there we seemed to lose our momentum and couldn't get the ball out of our defensive end."
P — Hedi Abderrahim (unassisted), 11.
WS — Ali Ali (unassisted), 41:18. WS — Alec Kidman, 63.
Saves — West Side: Nick Albano 5. Pittsfield: Jon Bile 4.
TACONIC 3, CHATHAM 1
CHATHAM >> Brooke Mangiardi scored twice for Taconic in its win over Chatham.
Mangiardi recorded three saves in the first half for the Braves (3-4) before coming out as a field player in the second half. Her two goals broke the 1-1 tie at halftime.
Jenna Bateman opened the scoring for Taconic before Chatham tied it seconds before the break.
"I was actually really impressed because I thought we'd be drowsy," Taconic coach Jenna Giardina said. "They came out ready to play. I was pretty happy about it."
T — Jenna Bateman (unassisted), 14:07. C — N/A, 39:28.
T — Brooke Mangiardi (Kristen Borelli), 56:35. T — Mangiardi (Ally Lucas), 72:08.
Saves — T: Mangiardi 3, Jackie Boateng 5. C: N/A 6.
WAHCONAH 2, WESTFIELD 1
DALTON >> Wahconah's Arden McKnight scored with less than two minutes remaining in the second half, lifting the Warriors to victory over Westfield. Both teams found offense late, as all three goals came in the final six minutes of the game.
McKnight put Wahconah (3-3) up 1-0, but the Bombers answered shortly after, setting up McKnight's winner.
"It was great. The whole team worked together," Wahconah coach Meghan Smith said of the late-game score. "We were on streak where we couldn't find the net, but today we finally found the back of the net."
WAHCONAH 3. DRACUT 1
DRACUT >> The Wahconah volleyball team got off to a slow start after the long bus ride to Dracut. After dropping the first set, the Warriors rallied for a 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 win.
Jess Warren led Wahconah with one ace and 18 digs. Emma Parkington had two aces, 10 kills and five blocks. Fran Gigliotti had 10 assists and three kills,
"It was a long bus ride and we came out flat in the first set," Wahconah coach Dave Lussier. "We got our composure together, had the lead in all three sets and never gave it up."
ST. MARY'S 40, TACONIC 12
LYNN >> No. 4 Taconic took the long trek out east to face St. Mary's of Lynn and the Spartans' offense was too much for the Braves to contain.
Calvin Johnson scored the first two touchdowns of the game with runs of nine and 33, putting the host up 12-0. A Marcus Atkins touchdown pass to Johnson, and Johnson's third touchdown run put the Spartans up 26-0 at halftime. Taconic scored once in the third quarter and a 21-yard Jake McNeice touchdown run. The Braves (2-1) added their final points early in the fourth.
Taconic faces Chicopee at 7 p.m. at Wahconah Park on Saturday.
PALMER 42, DRURY 6
PALMER >> Palmer earned a commanding win over Drury on Friday.
Drury falls to 0-3. The Blue Devils host Smith Voc. Saturday at 1 p.m.
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