Pittsfield girls beat Wahconah, giving the Generals 4 straight wins


PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield girls soccer team started its season with a loss. Since then, it's been smooth sailing for coach Andy Waluszko's team.

The Generals' fourth straight win came Tuesday at Kirvin Park as Trinity Cookis scored twice in a 2-0 victory over Wahconah.

"They know [the loss to West Springfield] was a little wakeup call too," said Waluszko. "We have to step up every game."

Cookis converted a crossing pass from Nicole Alfonsi into a goal in the eighth minute.

Allie Hunt did the rest, as the sophomore goalkeeper had three saves to pick up the shutout.


Pittsfield 2, Wahconah 0

Wahconah 0 0 -- 0

Pittsfield 1 1 -- 2

First Half

P -- Trinity Cookis (Nicole Alfonsi), 7:44.

Second Half

P -- Cookis (UA), 77:22.

Saves -- W: Jamie Downer 5. P: Allie Hunt 3.

Drury 1, Everett 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Blue Devils had more shots on goal than the Eagles but could not put enough in the net playing to a 1-1 tie.

Both goals came in the second half. Celene Koperek of Everett scored off an assist from Cori Ghidotti 33 seconds into the second half. Drury's Gwendolyn Carpenter scored with 3:15 left in the game.

Drury coach Molly Meczywor credited her defense for limited the Eagles to just six shots. But she said her team must do a better job finishing on offense.

"We dominated much of the play but had a hard time finishing with their packed in defense," Meczywor said.


Everett 0 1 -- 1

Drury 0 1 -- 1

Second Half

D -- Celene Koperek (Cori Ghidotti), 40:33.

E -- Gwendolyn Carpenter (unassisted) 77:45.

Saves -- Drury: Allison Meehan 5. Everett: Sam Hoover 6.

St. Mary 2, McCann 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets controlled the tempo and badly outshot St. Mary, but came up short on the scoreboard, losing 2-1.

"It's the finishing part we had a little trouble with today," coach Mike Dowling said.

McCann made St. Mary goalkeeper Francesca Depergola make 12 saves, while Alex Wood faced only four shots.


St. Mary 2, McCann Tech 1

St. Mary 1 1 -- 2

McCann Tech 0 1 -- 1

First Half

SM -- Emily Wodell (UA), 36:30.

Second Half

SM -- Savannah Lubanski (UA), 50:00.

MT -- Monique Martel (UA), 65:00.

Saves -- SM: Francesca Depergola 12; MT: Alex Wood 2.

Cross country
McCann teams swept

NORTHFIELD -- Justin Schneider won the boys' race in 16 minutes, 55 seconds, but it wasn't enough to help his team into the win column. The Hornets lost 23-38 to Frontier and 27-29 to Pioneer.

Lukas Yelle was 60 seconds behind Schneider, who cruised to the victory, which earned him a fifth-place finish.

On the girls' side, McCann lost 15-49 to Frontier and 15-49 to Pioneer. Zoe Loughman's time of 22:43 was good for 12th place to lead the Hornets. Sarah McCarthy finished 18th in 25:10.


at Pioneer

2.79 miles

McCann boys individual results

1. Justin Schneider, 16:55; 5. Lukas Yelle, 17:55; 14. Billy Rivard, 19:18; 20. Jerry McCarthy, 19:46; 23: Chris Santella, 20:25.

McCann girls individual results

12. Zoe Loughman, 22:43; 18. Sarah McCarthy, 25:10; 21. Laura Netti, 25:37; 22. Amanda Rancourt, 25:44; 33. Jessica Lesure, 32:28.


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