Roundup: Aubrey Blanchard nets pair as Monument Mountain tops Monson
Blanchard fired in another two goals on Monday, leading her Spartans (8-0) to a 2-0 win over Monson.
"I would always say it's a team effort, a lot of other parts are moving that allow her to have that success, but she's an outstanding player," Monument coach Jess Platt said, "she has a lot of grit and is able to get it done."
Both goals came in the second half. Gabi DeFelice set up the first in the 67th minute, then Meri Powell made the assist for the second in the 74th minute.
Helen Pajeski made three saves to keep the clean sheet.
The Spartans, coming off a Western Mass. Division III championship appearance last year, are firing on all cylinders at the moment. Platt said that the success is due, in part, to the closeness of her players.
"We've been successful in the depth of our team, we have a lot of experience coming into this season," Platt said. "We have a lot of trust between the girls on the field, the girls on the bench, they are coming together six days a week. I think they have a real sense of community through Monument soccer."
Monument 0 2 — 2
Monson 0 0 — 0
MM — Aubrey Blanchard (Gabi DeFelice), 67:00. MM — Blanchard (Meri Powell), 74:00.
Saves — MM: Helen Pajeski 3. MON: Hannah Garon 4.
Lenox 5, Lee 0
LEE — Visiting Lenox scored four goals in the first half to beat rival Lee.
Nicole Gamberoni had a goal and an assist in the half, scoring the second unassisted and then setting up Julia Haddad for the third goal. Shelby Lynch scored the opener for the Millionaires (8-1-1, 4-0 Berkshire South).
Sophie Patella did not have to make a save to preserve the clean sheet.
For Lee (2-7, 0-4), Halle Miller made 11 saves.
Lenox 4 1 — 5
Lee 0 0 — 0
LEN — Shelby Lynch (unassisted), 6:15. LEN — Nicole Gamberoni (UA), 12:48. LEB —Julia Haddad (Gamberoni), 26:59. LEN — Ari Roberts (UA), 29:32.
LEN — Solia Herndon-Schmid (UA), 77:12.
Saves — LEN: Sophie Patella 0. LEE: Halle Miller 11.
Austin Prep 5, Hoosac Valley 1
READING — Ashley Meczywor scored for Hoosac, but Austin Prep took a 2-1 lead into halftime and went on to get the win.
Grace Kronick (1 save) and Kelsey Bulson (8 saves) split time in the net.
Hoosac 1 0 — 1
Austin Prep 2 3 — 5
Goals — HV: Ashley Meczywor
Saves — HV: Grace Kronick 1, Kelsey Bulson 8.
Wahconah 212, Taconic 216
DALTON — Playing the first of two matches in as many days, the host Warriors defeated the Braves at Wahconah Country Club.
Caden Frazier was the medalist on the day with a 49 for Wahconah, just edging out Taconic's Andrew King, who shot a 50. With matching 52s and 58s on the team scorecards, Daniel Wilson's 53 — including a birdie on No. 12 — made the difference for the Warriors (3-6).
The teams play today at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
Andrew King 50, Connor Champoux 52, Nate Murphy 56, Derek Wurtemburger 58, Seamus Hayes 60, Nick Slocik 64.
Caden Frazier 49, Emily Figiela 52, Daniel Wilson 53, Kristina Cusson 58, Joe Massaro 59, Mike Cullet 60.
Birdies — W: Wilson on No. 12.
Salve Regina 6, MCLA 0
NEWPORT, R.I. — Conor Woods scored a first-half hat trick to lead the Seahawks to a big win over the Trailblazers.
MCLA falls to 0-11-1 on the year with the loss.
Holvin Nieves stopped 17 shots in the loss.
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