Roundup: Wahconah girls soccer tops Brattleboro in Lady Patriot Classic

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Wahconah girls soccer team got a pair of second-half goals from Arden McKnight to beat Brattleboro in the consolation game of the Lady Patriot Classic 2-1.

McKnight scored first just over four minutes into the second half, then bagged the winner with 11:28 to play. McKnight's winner came 30 seconds after Bratleboro's Hailey Derosia tied the game up.

Wahconah (1-2) had 30 shots on net during the game, something coach Meg Smith was happy to see after the team's loss to Burr and Burton in the Lady Patriot Classic on Thursday.

"When we played on Thursday night the girls did really well, they passed and played as a team, we just couldn't get anything in the net," she said. "We went home and I was like 'you need to just shoot.'

"Saturday, we came out a little slow, but we fixed that and we were able to get some shots on net."

Michaella Moncecchi had eight saves for the Warriors, who improve to 2-1 on the year.


Wahconah     0     2          2

Brattleboro     0     1          1

Second Half

W — Arden McKnight (unassisted), 44:12. B — Hailey Derosia (unassisted), 68:00. W — McKnight (Johanna Esko), 68:32.

Saves — W: Michaella Moncecchi, 8.

Boys Soccer

Pittsfield 2, Westfield 0

WESTFIELD — The Generals hit the road on Saturday night and returned home with a win.

Pittsfield (1-1) took the lead through a Christian Mendez direct kick in the first half, then Sam Higuera nodded home a throw-in by Gabe Rich to seal the deal.

"It's always good to get a win in the [Pioneer] Valley," Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil said. "Avi [Snowise] had a great game [in goal]. Our center backs and goalie, so they definitely kept it together."


Pittsfield     1     1          2

Westfield     0     0          0

First Half

P — Christian Mendez (direct kick).

Second Half

P — Sam Higuera (Gabe Rich).

Saves — P: Avi Snowise, 10.

Women's Soccer

Williams 4, Skidmore 0

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sarah Scire and Alison Lu each scored a brace as Williams eased past Skidmore.

Scire scored her first in the 36th minute to give Williams (3-0) the lead for keeps.

Olivia Barnhill stopped three shots for the Ephs.


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