Saturday's roundup: Monument soccer falls to Belchertown
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Monument Mountain boys soccer team found itself tied with Belchertown, the defending Western Massachusetts Division II champion, midway through the second half on Saturday.
Unfortunately, that didn't last. Noah Lassier gave the Orioles a game-winner just five minutes after Nick Masiero had equalized in a 2-1 Belchertown win.
"Instead of playing with composure, we got a little bit frantic," said Spartans coach Matt Naventi. "We didn't clear a couple balls out well. We misplayed a ball out of the back and they took advantage of it."
Naventi said a similar thing happened in a loss to Greylock. In this game, Monument was without one of its top fullbacks, Jamie Waterman, who was out sick.
"I think if we had Jamie in the back it would have shut down one of their better players," Naventi said. "I think it's going to be a real interesting tournament this year, especially in D-II."
Belchertown 1 1 -- 2
Monument 0 1 -- 1
B -- Chris Riel (Alex Disantis), 11:00.
M -- Nick Masiero (Lucas Wartella), 55:00.
B -- Noah Lassier (Disantis), 60:00.
Saves -- M: Aaron House 7; B: Zach Parsons 7.
Cathedral 4, Lenox 2
LENOX -- The Millionaires fell behind 2-0 in the first 16 minutes and couldn't quite catch up despite a close game.
"They're a very good team," said Lenox coach Scott Chadwick. "We played even with them the whole way, pretty much."
Seamus Ryan and Andrew Vickery had goals for the Millionaires (4-6-4). Vickery's goal came with five minutes to play. Lenox tried to push up but Brian Jump's second goal of the game a minute later sealed the win for Cathedral.
Cathedral 2 2 -- 4
Lenox 1 1 -- 2
C -- Austin Ginman (Milano Kuku), 13:00.
C -- Brian Jump (Andrew Noonan), 16:00.
L -- Seamus Ryan (Liam Gennari), 38:00.
C -- Ryan Reynolds (UA), 54:00.
L -- Andrew Vickery (Alex Bennett), 75:00.
C -- Jump (Reynolds), 76:00.
Saves -- L: Trevor Hathaway 9; C: Matt Caron 10.
Mount Everett 2,
New Lebanon 1
SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles got a pair of goals in the first half and held on against visiting New Lebanon. Mount Everett, at 5-8-1, needs to win three of its last four games to qualify for the postseason.
"It's a long road, but we're still in it," said Eagles coach Jesse Carpenter. "We're hanging in there."
New Lebanon 0 1 -- 1
Mount Everett 2 0 -- 2
M -- Sage Angell (Erik Derwitsch), 9:20
M -- Nick Tomich (PK), 25:34
NL -- Joe Finley (PK), 56:31
Saves -- Mount Everett: Blake Ferrara 7. New Lebanon: Tom Finley 11.
Greylock 2, Pittsfield 0
PITTSFIELD -- Nathan Majumder had a goal assisted by Dan Flynn in each half to lead the Mounties to the road win.
The senior opened the scoring in the 25th minute before adding a second tally in the 66th minute.
"I think Majumder is a pretty incredible player," said Generals coach Andrew Antil. "He can control the ball well. He naturally creates space for himself just with his skill. He's dangerous whenever he's in the zone."
Sean Houston made six stops for the shutout.
Greylock 1 1 -- 2
Pittsfield 0 0 -- 0
G -- Nathan Majumder (Dan Flynn), 25:00.
G -- Majumder (Flynn), 66:00.
Saves -- P: Harrison Rapant 9; G: Sean Houston 6.
Monument Mountain 2
GREAT BARRINGTON -- This was a game of back-and-forth rallies, and the Generals eventually came out on top, 21-25, 27-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 15-8. The match took more than 21 2 hours, according to Monument coach Steve Piazzo.
The Spartans have four games left and are 7-8. A tournament berth is still within the teams' reach, said Piazzo.
"Our backs are up against the wall," he said.
Adrianna Fox had four blocks, 12 digs and 34 assists for the Generals. Teammate Tiffany Robinson added 11 assists, 10 kills and 13 digs, while Jasmine Chapman had nine kills, three blocks and 14 digs.
Monument was led by Rachael Couser's 10 kills, a b lock and two digs. Spartan Nicole Keefner had 15 assists, two kills and two aces and Meaghan Prince had four kills, eight assists, four aces and two digs.
Williams 25, Tufts 7
SOMERVILLE --Williams scored in each quarter to earn the road victory.
Quarterback Tom Murphy threw for 223 yards with a touchdown and one pick while Tom Wohlwender scored twice on the ground. Wohlwender rushed for 54 yards on 17 carries. The Ephs' Greg Payton had three catches for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Williams trailed 7-3 in the second quarter before scoring the final 22 points of the game. Wohlwender put the Ephs ahead with a 3-yard scoring run before Payton caught an 82-yard touchdown pass to put Williams up 15-7 at the break.
Williams men 4, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Williams scored three times in the second half to stay unbeaten.
Peter Christman, Jonathan Westling and Troy Ritter all added second-half goals. Zach Grady got the scoring started with a goal in the 30th minute.
Than Finan stopped five shots to earn the shutout.
Williams women 2, Colby 1
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Carla Nicasio's 79th minute goal broke a 1-1 tie and kept Williams unbeaten in NESCAC play.
Alison Magruder had given the Ephs an early lead off a Nicasio assist in the 22nd minute before Colby's Annie Papadellis equalized in the 53rd minute. That set the stage for Nicasio's winner.
Bridgewater State women 1, MCLA 0
BRIDGEWATER -- Emily Lane's overtime goal was the only tally as Bridgewater State knocked off MCLA.
The Trailblazers had only two shots all game as the hosts piled 31 on Danielle Heinsohn. But the MCLA keeper kept the ball out of the net until the extra session, finishing with 11 saves.
Bridgewater State men 1, MCLA 0
NORTH ADAMS -- Craig Shadduck scored in the 81st minute, spoiling MCLA's senior day celebration.
The goal came off a free kick, getting past Dillon Wager, who made seven saves in the loss. Visiting Bridgewater State finished with 22 shots, while MCLA managed 12.
HOLYOKE -- The Trailblazers swept Curry before dropping a 3-0 decision to Bay Path College. No further information was available.
Ephs drop two
NORTHAMPTON -- Williams lost to Springfield 3-2 before getting swept by Wellesley. No further information was available.
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