Soccer roundup: McCann Tech girls soccer team records first win of season

NORTH ADAMS — The McCann Tech girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Monday, beating Greenfield 5-1.

Hannah Fuller and Julia Esoldi each scored a pair of goals in the win, with Fuller scoring in either half while Esoldi scored both of hers in the second half. Fuller also added an assist.

Emmie Cellana had four saves in the win. McCann is now 1-5-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the Pioneer South.


Greenfield     0     1          1

McCann     1     4          5

Goals — G: Reed. MT: Julia Esoldi 2, Hannah Fuller 2, Natalie Diesz.

Assists — G: Marin. MT: Aimee Dowling 2, Sarah Fortini, Fuller.

Saves —G: Samake 11. MT: Emmie Cellana 4.

Boys soccer

Monument Mountain 6, Taconic 0

PITTSFIELD — Visiting Monument had the better of the play in the first 40 minutes, according to Taconic coach Shaun Stannard, but the Spartans led only 1-0.

Goals by Henry Rauscher at 49 minutes and Nate Lacombe at 50 minutes seemed to break the Braves' spirit.

"Right after they scored the first in the second half, we got deflated," said Stannard. "We didn't respond well."

Taconic goalkeeper Colby Sherman had a busy day, making 18 saves.


Monument     1     5          6

Taconic     0     0          0

First Half

MM — Robert Baldwin (Unassisted), 18:58.

Second Half

MM — Henry Rauscher (UA), 49:00. MM — Nate Lacombe (UA), 50:00. MM — Noel Powell (UA) 62:00. MM — Wilson Sprague (UA) 65:00. MM — Garrett Happ (UA), 68:00.

Saves — MM: Kevin Kelly 1. T: Colby Sherman 18.

Frontier 4, Drury 1

NORTH ADAMS — Frontier has now played three Berkshire County teams and has yet to lose. On Monday, Drury gave the Red Hawks a battle.

Trailing 2-0 early in the second half, Reece Racette took a through ball from Danny Alvarez and beat goalkeeper Peter Bronke, making it 2-1. Unfortunately for Drury (2-2), Frontier scored the final two goals, including a second by Ethan LaFleur, to record the win.

"They're a good team. They're the two-time Western Mass. [Division III] champs," Drury coach John Jacobbe said. "We knew this would be a battle."


Frontier     1     3          4

Drury     0     1          1

First Half

F — Ethan LaFleur (UA), 39:00.

Second Half

F — Ben Arnold (Tyler Mayrand), 42:00. D — Reece Racette (Danny Alvarez), 50:00. F — Connor Bagdon (Zach Hamilton). 60:00. F — LaFleur (Hamilton), 65:00.

Saves — F: Peter Bronke 2. D: Corbin Rumbolt 7.

Local colleges

Albaneze honored by NESCAC

HADLEY — Williams College women's soccer player Natasha Albaneze was named the NESCAC player of the week.

Albaneze, a senior from Northport, N.Y., scored two goals and had three assists in a 2-0 weekend for the fourth-ranked Ephs.

She scored a goal and had two assists in Saturday's 3-0 win over Colby, and then had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-0 win over Bowdoin.

Williams is 5-0-0 and 4-0-0 in NESCAC play. The Ephs host Little Three rival Amherst (3-2-0, 1-1-0) on Saturday and Bates (3-1-0, 1-0-0) on Sunday. Both games start at noon.


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