The Patriots topped the Sachems in an MIAA Division 2 North semifinal matchup in Woburn. The match started evenly with both teams trading chances, but as the half progressed the Sachems (16-3-2) couldn't keep pace. The Patriots (13-2-2) opened up the scoring with Stowe Simonton heading a cross from a corner kick into the net. ‘‘That was just about as solid as we played all year in the first half,'' said Concord-Carlisle coach Ray Pavlik. ‘‘I'm pleased, we came out and we really moved the ball well today.'' The Patriot offense struck again following a beautifully executed passing play that ended with Wyatt Powell burying a one-timer just inside the box. The Patriots never let up on the attack. Simonton found the back of the net again following a beautiful pass to send him in alone on the goal keeper. The first half concluded with another Patriot goal. Leo Fondriest buried a shot from the top of the 18 after a failed Sachems attempt to clear the ball. ‘‘We were able to put a lot of pressure on the midfield,'' Pavlik said. ‘‘The passing really opened things up well today, we really moved the ball quickly. ‘‘It was nice win, we finally got a lot of our starting lineup back together, and they have had a couple of games to play together, it's really clicked,'' said Pavlik. Up next for the Patriots is North Andover in Monday's final.
Concord-Carlisle 4, Pentucket 0
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at West Newbury
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:10 a.m.