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Panther boys shut down Drury, 2-0, on road

Pioneer Valley Regional School got one goal in each half and earned a 2-0 independent boys’ soccer victory over Drury High School Saturday in North Adams.

Lucas Greis scored an unassisted goal in the 29th minute to put the Panthers up 1-0 at the break, then Jeremy Kemble netted an insurance tally in the 67th minute, off an assist from Phil Kang.

Pioneer controlled much of the play, holding a 30-7 edge in shots. Goalie Josh Hill stopped all seven shots he faced to record the shutout and help the Panthers continue their hot start. Pioneer is now 6-2-1.

Joe Liporace made six saves in the loss.

Girls’ matches

Drury 5, Pioneer 0 — Cori Ghidotti finished with two goals and one assist Saturday as Drury defeated Pioneer, 5-0, in an independent girls’ soccer game in North Adams.

The win was the first of the season for the Blue Devils. Drury took a 3-0 lead into the break, as Ghidotti tallied a pair of first-half goals and set up another from Alyssa Marceau. Hannah Collier and Aubrey Rumbolt each scored in the second half to finish off the scoring.

Sydney Martin made 13 saves for Pioneer.

Monument 4, Turners Falls 0 — Monument Mountain Regional High School scored three times in the second half to put away Turners Falls High School, 4-0, in an independent girls’ soccer game Saturday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.

Ashley Harrington gave the Spartans a 1-0 first-half lead but Turners Falls goalie Ashley Williams and the rest of the defense weathered a barrage of Monument shots that signalled Spartan dominance. The Spartans were able to get three more past Williams in the second half as Crista Cardillo, Hailey Korte and Bailey Tonini each tallied a goal. Emily Shaw turned aside both shots she faced to register the shutout.

Williams put in a solid effort to keep the game close for the Indians with 16 saves.

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