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Concord-Carlisle rolls into North final

Posted by Metro Desk  November 10, 2012 09:36 PM

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The Concord-Carlisle boys' soccer team topped Pentucket, 4-0, Saturday afternoon, 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) struggled to keep the pace.

The Patriots (13-2-2) offense 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 Patriot coach Ray Pavlik. “I’m pleased, we came out 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 line up back together, and they have had a couple of games to play together, its really clicked,” said Pavlik.

Up next for the Patriots is North Andover in the final.

We’re going to stay and watch,” Pavlik said. “They’re two good teams, and at this time of year every match is huge.” “Whether we play North-Andover or Wilmington, it will take a big effort on our part.”

Originally published on the blog The High School Sports Blog.

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