Roundup: Molly Tierney nets two as Pittsfield girls top Mount Greylock

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PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield girls soccer team turned around an opening-day loss to Mount Greylock with a 2-0 win on Thursday afternoon at Kirvin Park.

"It's a big win for us," PHS coach Andy Waluszko said. "We know every game is a playoff game going down the road. ... We played really well as a team, the whole team played really well defending, really limiting the number of shots Mount Greylock was able to get."

Molly Tierney scored on either side of halftime for the Generals (4-10-3, 1-2-3 Berkshire North).

The winner came just over nine minutes into the game, as Tierney converted on a pass from Lizzie Swanson. In the 3-1 loss to Greylock at the start of the year, Tierney did not play. Waluszko said her presence makes a difference for the team.

"In the beginning of the year she had a broken bone," Waluszko said. "She's been out a while. It's healing, it's getting better, and she's getting more confident."

For Mount Greylock (9-5-2, 2-4-1), Isabella Nicastro stopped 10 shots in the loss. Hayley Tobin stopped seven shots for PHS.

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Greylock     0     0          0

Pittsfield     1     1          2

First Half

P — Molly Tierney (Lizzie Swanson), 9:28.

Second Half

P — Tierney (Julia Eline-Wright), 43:34.

Saves — MG: Isabella Nicastro 10. P: Hayley Tobin 7.

Taconic 5, Drury 1

PITTSFIELD — The Taconic girls broke up a tied game at halftime to run away from the Blue Devils.

For the Braves (7-10, 5-2 Berkshire South), Jenna Bateman recorded a natural hat trick, scoring all three of her goals in a nine-minute span in the second half that turned the game from a 1-1 tie into a 4-1 lead.

Caroline Gellana scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils (2-15, 1-7). Her goal came just over two minutes into the contest.

Jackie Boateng stopped four shots in the win, while Mackenzie Dobbert had 13 stops in the loss.

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Drury     1     0          1

Taconic     1     4          5

First Half

D — Caroline Gellana (Elli Miles), 2:04. T — Sydnie Sherman (Rianna Gittens), 27:30.

Second Half

T — Jenna Bateman (Jackie Boateng), 55:00. T — Bateman (Ally Rosenhein), 58:00. T — Bateman (Tyra Cannady), 64:00. T — Shayla Fitzgerald (unassisted), 72:00.

Saves — D: Mackenzie Dobbert 13. T: Jackie Boateng 4.


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