Roundup: Lenox boys soccer team records 6-0 win over Granby
The Millionaires (2-0) recorded all six goals in the second half.
In an email, Lenox coach Matt Cote said that the team pressured Granby throughout the first half, but the Rams' collective resolve in defense proved too tough to crack at first. At halftime, the team made a formation adjustment and Mike Abdalla scored a minute into the second half to break the ice.
Abdalla scored a pair, while Ian Laurin bagged two goals himself and also set up Matt Heim for a goal. Heim also had a pair of assists.
Lenox 0 6 — 0
Granby 0 0 — 0
L — Mike Abdalla (Matt Heim), 41:00. L — Abdalla (Keveen Delgado), 46:30. L — Heim (Ian Laurin), 54:00. L — Laurin (Heim), 58:00. L — Andre Collins (unassisted), 63:00. L — Laurin (Harrison Keator), 72:00.
Saves — L: Matt Tibbetts 2.
Brattleboro 5, Taconic 0
PITTSFIELD — Brattleboro's (Vt.) Nick Williams used a first-half hat trick to send the Colonels to victory over Taconic (0-2).
Williams scored all three goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. The quick strike was too much for the Braves to overcome.
"They were making runs and we had lapses in the back," Taconic coach Shaun Stannard said. "We've got to get better at [defense]."
B — Luke Williams (Adam Newton), 7. B — Luke Williams (Jack Price), 10. B — Williams (unassisted), 13
B — Nick Campbell (Nate Lewis), 62. B — Campbell (Lewis), 74.
Saves — B: Josh Nordhein 6. T: Colby Sherman 10.
Taconic 2, Chatham 1
PITTSFIELD — Jenna Bateman's second-half goal sent Taconic (2-0) to victory over Chatham, N.Y.
Bateman used some nifty dribbling to score the winner. She dribbled past an outside midfielder, beat the last defender back and sent a hard angled shot past the keeper on right side.
Caroline Paolucci's first-half goal put the visitors up 1-0 early. Allen Rosenhein got Taconic on the board in the 39th minute, sending the ball into the net off a rebound. Jackie Boatang made 12 saves for Taconic.
Chatham 1 0 — 1
Taconic 1 1 — 2
C — Caroline Paolucci. T — Allen Rosenhein.
T — Jenna Bateman.
Saves — T: Jackie Boatang 12.
Wachusett 8, Pittsfield 0
PITTSFIELD — A short-handed Generals (0-2) team proved to be no match for Wachusett at Kirvin Park.
Wachusett scored three goals in the first half to take command of the contest, then put five more on the board in the second half as Pittsfield had to play without subs due to injuries.
Katie Quinn scored two goals for Wachusett, while Hayley Tobin made 17 saves to limit the damage as much as she could for Pittsfield.
Wachusett 3 5 — 8
Pittsfield 0 0 — 0
W — Sara James (Trish Pallotta), 12:01. W — Katie Quinn (James), 14:58. W — Nichole Vernon (unassisted), 28:10.
W — Quinn (Alexis Stone), 40:31. W — Own Goal, 45:00. W — Pallotta (James), 55:45. W — Taaye Giwa (unassisted), 56:57. W — Riley Wasiuk (unassisted), 65:03.
Saves — W: Emma Hickey, Emma Trudeau combined 4 saves. P: Haley Tobin 17.
Mount Greylock 1, Lenox 0
WILLIAMSTOWN — Madison Ross scored the lone goal of the game to hand her Mounties (2-0) a win over the Millionaires (1-1).
Ross scored in the 31st minute on a pass from Caroline Flynn.
"Lenox played us real hard the entire game," Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer said. "They were battling and blasting shots from outside and keeping us on our heels for a good part of the second half. They gave us everything we could handle."
Isabelle Nicastro stopped seven saves to get the clean sheet. Stophie Patella had nine saves for Lenox
Lenox 0 0 — 0
Greylock 1 0 — 1
MG — Madison Ross (Caroline Flynn), 31:00.
Saves — L: Sophie Patella 9. MG: Isabelle Nicastro 7.
Lenox 4, Mount Everett 0 (Friday)
SHEFFIELD — Abby Schilling scored a goal in each half, leading Lenox to victory over Mount Everett on Friday.
Nicole Gamberoni added a goal and two assists. Sophie Patella made three saves, earning the clean sheet.
Lenox 2 2 — 4
Everett 0 0 — 0
L — Nicole Gamberoni (Julie Pehlert), 3:58. L — Abby Schilling (Shelby Lynch), 25:19.
L — Schilling (Gamberoni), 50:49. L — Mary Elliot (Gamberoni), 67:27
Saves — L: Sophie Patella 3. M: Madison Ullrich 14.
Swampscott 2, Monument Mountain 0
SWAMPSCOTT — The Spartans helped Swampscott break in its new turf field on Saturday before dropping the decision.
Monument coach Jess Platt said that the team arrived to much fanfare as the Big Blues had a live band to help mark the occasion.
"I thought we did really well," she said. "We were happy about our performance. We did some really great things in the first half and gave ourselves some good opportunities.
"The second half showed us what we are going to be working on. Overall, I'm happy we made the trip out here."
Monument 0 0 — 0
Swampscott 1 1 — 2
Saves — MM: Helen Pajeski, N/A.
Williams 2, Trinity 0
HARTFORD, Conn. — Allison Lu's second-half goal broke a scoreless tie, giving Williams (2-0) the win over Trinity (Conn.).
Lu's goal came in the 49th minute off feeds from Sarah Scire and Natasha Albaneze. Evan Gancedo added an insurance goal in the 74th minute.
Olivia Barnhill made four saves for the clean sheet.
Sage 3, MCLA 0
NORTH ADAMS — The MCLA women's soccer team fell to 0-2 on the year with a loss to Sage.
The Gators scored in the 36th minute to take the lead. Joleen Marfone scored what turned out to be the winner on a pass from Ariannah Logan.
For MCLA, Megan Richardson stopped six shots in the loss.
Williams 2, Trinity 1
HARTFORD — Williams opened its season with a win over Trinity.
The Ephs scored both of their goals in the first half. Sean Dory scored the opener in the 34th minute, then Eli Petrik scored what turned out to be the winner in the 41st on a pass from Bobby Fabricant.
Henry Belt pulled one back for Trinity in the 87th minute, but it was too little, too late.
Bobby Schneiderman had two saves in the win.
Lehman 1, MCLA 0
NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers fell in the consolation game of the CIAO Classic on a second-half goal by Ardit Belegu.
Belegu scored in the 87th minute to deny the Trailblazers. He converted on a pass from Adewale Adewusi.
Kamron Anderson stopped 10 shots in the loss.
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