Monday's soccer: PHS girls beat Hoosac


CHESHIRE -- Hoosac Valley girls soccer coach Blair Mahar is looking at Monday’s loss to Pittsfield with the glass half full.

Kara Alfonsi scored both goals in the first half for Pittsfield, but Marissa Felter scored two minutes into the second half and PHS goalie Allie Hunt had to make 14 saves to preserve a 2-1 victory and hand Hoosac (3-1-1) its first loss.

"They controlled the first half. In the second half, it kind of tipped in our direction," Hoosac coach Blair Mahar said. "It’s the kind of soccer we need [to see]."


Pittsfield 2 0 -- 2

Hoosac 0 1 -- 1

First Half

P -- Kara Alfonsi (Carly Robinson), 9:00.

P -- K. Alfonsi (Amanda Wright), 20:00.

Second Half

HV -- Marissa Felter (Megan Rodowicz), 42:00.

Saves -- P: Allie Hunt 14. HV: Megan Richardson 8.

Monument 5, Lee 0

LEE -- Ashley Harrington scored two first-half goals for Monument. One of those goals came on a penalty kick as the visiting Spartans scored three times in the first 17 minutes and led 4-0 at the break.

"It certainly hit us. I think we mentally couldn’t come back from that," said Lee coach Lauren Finnegan.

Emily Shaw made 11 saves to get the shutout.


Monument 4 1 -- 5

Lee 0 0 -- 0

First Half

MM -- Crista Cardillo (Errica Broderick), 9:40.

MM -- Ashley Harrington (Cardillo), 14:00.

MM -- Haley Korte (UA), 16:52.

MM -- Harrington (PK), 29:06.

Second Half

MM -- Bennie Lopez (Cardillo), 47:57.

Saves -- MM: Emily Shaw 11. L: Emily Sands 14.

Wahconah 6, Taconic 1

PITTSFIELD -- Bridget Lussier scored two goals and had an assist in a four-goal second half as visiting Wahconah broke open a close game with Taconic.

Lisa Laughnane’s goal in the 30th minute cut Wahconah’s lead to 2-1 at halftime.

With 17:24 left in the second half, Lussier set up Bethany Houle for a goal that made it 3-1, and the Braves never recovered.

"That third goal was like a kick in the gut," said Taconic coach John Flynn. "Wahconah was stronger getting to the ball."

A pair of Wahconah freshmen, Ashley Zink and Emmy Cote, got their first varsity goals.


Wahconah 2 4 -- 6

Taconic 1 0 -- 1

First Half

W -- Ashley Zink (UA), 5:30.

W -- Asi Graham (Jocelyn Hill), 11:57.

T -- Lisa Laughnane (Rachel Donahue), 31:50.

Second Half

W -- Bethany Houle (Bridget Lussier), 53:36.

W -- Lussier (Amelia Dougherty), 64:54.

W -- Lussier (PK), 77:00.

W -- Emmy Cote (Graham), 79:55.

Saves -- W: Jamie Downer 6. T: Brooke Mangiardi 8.

Greylock 2, Mount Anthony 1

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The Mounties picked up their third win in a row.

Sophie Leamon scored 13 minutes into the game, giving the Mounties a 1-0 lead at halftime. Caroline Flynn added another goal at the 52:14 mark, but Mount Anthony would answer.

Emily Hurd beat the Mounties defense for in unassisted goal in the 69th minute.

After the Hurd goal, the Greylock defense held tight.

"We didn’t play our best game, but it’s good to get a road win," Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer said.


Greylock 1 1--2

MAU 0 1--1

First half

G -- Leamon (Melissa Swann), 13:28.

Second half

G -- Flynn (Miranda Bucky), 52:14.

MA -- Emily Hurd (UA), 68:28.

Saves: Greylock -- Charlotte Rand 9. Mount Anthony -- Julie Elwell 7.

McCann 4, St. Joseph 3

NORTH ADAMS -- In a back and forth game, the Hornets of the McCann Tech girls soccer team netted a game-winning goal in the final minutes.

St. Joe’s Reagan Smith scored three goals, but so did McCann’s Cheyanne Alcombright, including the game-winner for the Hornets (3-1-1).

McCann coach Mike Dowling credited St. Joe for playing a great game, but said his team executed well late in the game.

"We rushed the net and got through," Dowling said. "We picked up the pressure and did not let up after Smith’s goal."


St. Joe 1 2--3

McCann 2 2--4

First half

SJ -- R. Smith (Olivia Mazzeo), 11:31.

ME -- Allie Gibeau (unassisted), 19:27.

ME -- Alcombright (unassisted), 26:55.

Second half

ME -- Alcombright (unassisted), 61:00.

SJ -- Smith (Katie Wiles), 63:00.

SJ -- Smith (Julia Murphy), 77:41.

ME -- Alcombright (unassisted), 78:34.

Saves: St. Joe: Caitlyn Parrott -- 11. McCann: Alex Wood -- 3.

Everett 5, Westfield Voc 0

SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles (4-2-2) picked up their fourth win of the season, controlling the game on both ends of the pitch.

The Eagles scored twice in the first six minutes. Hannah Joyce scored first off an assist from Lydia McBride. One minute later, Maura Robitaille scored again on a penalty kick, putting Everett up 2-0.

Everett would add three more goals from Chelsea Balestro, Robitaille and Gwendolyn Carpenter to ice the game.

Coach Jess Tomich said she enjoyed the play of her team.

"[The team] played really well. A lot of possessions, a lot of good minutes from our bench. We continue to improve," Tomich said.


Westfield 0 0--0

Everett 2 3--5

First half

ME -- Joyce (Lydia McBride), 5:00.

ME -- Robitaille (penalty kick), 6:00.

Second half

ME -- Chelsea Balestro (Gwendolyn Carpenter), 52:00.

ME -- Robitaille (McBride), 72:00.

ME -- Carpenter (unassisted), 78:00.


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