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October 18, 2012

Area roundup: Sardo, team effort leads Pingree to thrilling win


Allie Sardo may have scored both goals in Pingree’s thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Governor’s but in head coach Kathy Hoffman’s eyes it was all about the collective.

“Her (Sardo’s) performance was obviously key to us winning but I have to say it was really a team effort,” said Hoffman. “They really pulled together as a team. It’s a team sport and that’s how they won the game.”

Sardo scored in the first half on an unassisted goal but Governor’s tied the game with under two minutes to go in the second half. Sardo’s game-winner came after time had expired with only a Pingree corner left to play out.

Liz Jayne passed the ball out of the corner and Sardo beat a defender before blasting a shot into the back of the cage.

Sophomore goalie Kelsey Dion made some incredible saves in the win according to Hoffman. “She’s been playing great all season, we had a game earlier in the season that we lost where she took 21 shots,” said Hoffman. “She’s just really come on strong for us.”

Pingree bumped its record to 8-4.


Chelsea 5, North Shore Tech 0: The Bulldogs slipped to 6-5-4 but got solid play from junior Nico Gillespie, senior Tony Ascallilo and sophomore Nick Johnston. North Shore plays Whittier on Friday with an opportunity to grab a share of the Commonwealth Small crown.

Masco 2, H-W 0: The Chieftains (12-0-2) continued their strong play with goals from Edison Forbes and Chip Sherman (assist). Keeper John Black made three saves for the shutout and hasn’t allowed a goal in the nearly six full games he’s played in. Centerbacks Tighe VanLenten and Demetri Decoulos were solid on defense.

The Generals (5-6-2) had good play from Andrew Kang (left midfield), Henry Eager (striker) and Logan McCulloch (forward).

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