Roundup: Pittsfield boys soccer team beats Taconic

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield boys soccer team picked up a 3-0 win over city rival Taconic on Saturday morning at Kirvin Park.

Max Whalen opened the scoring for Pittsfield (6-5-2) in the first half on a pass from Sam Higuera.

In the second half, Higuera fed Carter Matthews for a pair of goals five minutes apart.

"It was a good win versus a scrappy Braves squad as we head into a very important stretch of games," Pittsfield assistant coach Vin Higuera said in an email.

Colby Sherman made 12 saves for Taconic in the loss.


Taconic     0     0          0

Pittsfield     1     2          3

First Half

P — Max Whalen (Sam Higuera), 34:00.

Second Half

P — Carter Matthews (Higuera), 44:00. P — Matthews (Higuera), 49:00.

Saves — T: Colby Sherman 12. P: Avi Snowise 2.

Girls Soccer

Chicopee Comp 4, Pittsfield 0

CHICOPEE — The Pittsfield girls suffered a shutout loss at Chicopee Comp.

Kathleen Brooks scored a pair of goals in the first half to put Comp up for good.

Hayley Tobin made 12 saves for the Generals (3-7-3).


Pittsfield     0     0          0

Chicopee Comp     2     2          4

First Half

CC — Kathleen Brooks (Haley Tracy), 23:14. CC — Brooks (Arriana Hamel), 30:53.

Second Half

CC — Tracy (Carina Faccini), 45:24. CC — Julianna Beaulies (unassisted), 55:00.

Saves — P: Hayley Tobin 12. CC: Emily Pavoni 4.


Mount Greylock races at Burnt Hills Invitational

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Mount Greylock cross-country teams competed in the Burnt Hills Invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park, and both the boys and girls varsity teams took home Division I titles.

The Greylock boys won the varsity Division I race, scoring 59 points to Maple Hill's 71. Lake Placid was third with 103 points.

Jesse Seid led the way, coming across in second place in 16 minutes, 15 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. He was 10 seconds behind North Warren's Brandon Olden in first place.

Sam Culver finished third, finishing in 16:23.

The scoring five was rounded out by Josh Cheung (12th, 16:52), Owen Brandriss (16th, 17:05) and Jacob Fink (28th, 17:35).

For the girls, the Mounties finished first with 41 points to Duanesburg's 114. Hoosic Valley finished third with 170.

Jackie Wells was the top Greylock finisher, crossing in second in 18:46. Mayfield's Madison Relyea was first in 18:44.

Hazel Scullin finished in ninth overall, running in 20:00.

Miriam Bakija (12th, 20:21.81), Margo Smith (14th, 20:27.39) and Helen Greenfield (19th, 20:52) rounded out the scoring five.

Another Greylock team also won on Saturday, with the Greylock middle school girls cruising in their division. Josie Smith finished in first overall, Mackenzie Sheehy was fifth overall and Ainsley Abel finished in 9th. The Mounties scored 32 points to South Glens Falls' 153.

The Greylock boys middle school team finished in third place overall. Eamon Hetherington finished in second overall in that race to lead the Mounties.

The freshman boys finished in fifth, with Corban Miller the top Mountie finisher in 17th place.

Pittsfield, Taconic run at Brown University Northeast Championship

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — The Pittsfield and Taconic cross-country teams went to Rhode Island to race in the 25th Brown University High School Northeast Championship at Goddard State Park.

Pittsfield's Amin Purry had the highest finish out of the two schools, coming in 11th place in the boys Division I race, running in 16 minutes, 33 seconds. His Generals finished in 12th out of 25 teams.

The Taconic boys finished in ninth in the D-I race, with Jake Paris the top finisher in 14th overall (16:35).

The rest of the scoring Taconic five was: Chris Adams (50th, 17:29), Mike Lafreneire (67th, 17:52), Brandon Pelkey (69th, 17:55) and Zabion Powell (71st, 17:57).

For Pittsfield, the rest of the scoring five was: Paul Wales (25th, 16:58), Adam Shepardson (73rd, 17:58), Steve Taglieri (77th, 18:00) and Anthony Curcio (126th, 18:34).

The Taconic girls also competed in the Division I meet. Mary Hayes was the top finisher in 21st overall, running in 20:04 as the Braves finished in 11th out of 21 teams. Aubrey Lazits (73rd, 22:05), Mary Decelles (78th, 22:15), Abby Mooney (80th, 22:18) and Hannah Supranowicz (98th, 22:50) rounded out the scoring five.

In other races, Conor Mooney finished in 85th overall in the freshman race for Pittsfield, and Justin LaBelle placed 25th in the JV Division I race for PHS as the Generals finished 10th as a team.

For Taconic, Callie Champoux finished in 49th in the girls freshman race, Nolan Smith was 45th in the boys freshman race, and Savannah Berkeley was 74th in the JV D-I race as Taconic finished in 11th.


Williams women's soccer 1, Wesleyan 0

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Olivia Barnhill stopped a Kinsey Yost penalty in the first half and senior tri-captain Jacqueline Simeone scored on a chipped shot a minute into the second half as the No. 4 Ephs downed rival Wesleyan to take home the Little Three title.

Barnhill's stop came at after 27 minutes and 38 seconds of play, and made sure that the Ephs (11-0-1, 7-0-1 NESCAC) went into the break without a deficit.

To start the second half, Natasha Albaneze took a corner kick that landed at the feet of Simeone, and the senior made no mistakes on the finish.

Barnhill finished with three saves for the win and the clean sheet. Williams beat Amherst, 3-2, on Sept. 23 in the other Little Three game for Williams.

MCLA women's soccer 2, Fitchburg State 0

FITCHBURG — After starting the season with eight straight losses, the MCLA women's soccer team is now on a three-game winning streak following a win over Fitchburg.

Kaylyn Holliday scored the winner in the first half, converting a pass from Hannah Van De Water.

In the second half, Shannon Prouty scored the insurance tally on a pass from Lauren Mangiardi.

Megan Richardson stopped eight shots to keep the clean sheet.

MCLA is now 3-8 overall and 2-3 in MASCAC play.

Williams men's soccer 1, Wesleyan 1

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Regulation and two overtime periods could not produce a winner in a Little Three tilt between the Ephs and Cardinals.

Wesleyan struck first in the game, with Alex Haas scoring on a pass from Trevor Devanny in the 25th minute.

Williams responded through Liam Bardong, who scored in the 31st minute.

Bobby Schneiderman had two saves for Williams (6-1-4, 2-1-4 NESCAC) in the draw.

Williams field hockey 3, Wesleyan 1

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Williams improved to 10-2 on the year and 6-2 in the NESCAC with a win over the Cardinals.

The win is the sixth straight for Williams.

Julia Cochran, Libby Dolan and Molly Lohss all scored in the win, with Dolan assisting on Lohss' effort that put Williams up 3-0. Cici Frattasio scored the consolation tally for Wesleyan.

Abby Lloyd and Emma Santucci each played a half, and neither made a save for Williams.

Amherst women's volleyball 3, Williams 1

WILLIAMSTOWN — Amherst beat Williams with set scores of 25-20, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-18.

The Ephs fall to 8-10 overall and 4-5 in NESCAC with the loss.

MCLA women's volleyball 3, Bridgewater State 2

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers needed five sets to see off Bridgewater State. The set scores were 25-20, 19-25, 25-19, 23-25 and 15-11.

MCLA improves to 7-14 overall and 2-3 MASCAC.

Brooke Queripel had 16 kills and eight digs in the win, while Mele Enomoto had 19 digs and two kills.


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