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October 26, 2012

Area Roundup: ME boys soccer stays alive with draw against Georgetown

Boys Soccer

Manchester Essex 1 Georgetown 1

The Hornets tremendous week continues as they needed seven points entering the week to qualify for the state tournament and now have five in the books with a well earned draw against Georgetown Thursday. The win sets up a big game this afternoon on Sr. day against Whittier (3:45 p.m., Hyland Field). Manchester Essex can clinch a state tournament berth with a win. The Hornets hold a 5-1 win over Whittier Tech on opening day.

Will Nadai scored the Manchester Essex goal on Thursday burying a penalty kick with 20 minutes to play after Tao Sardonicus took an inadvertent elbow to the face inside the penalty box.

Chris Xavier was his usual dominant self in goal while Freshman George Lantz and Chris DiFluri both played well filling in for injured Hornets’ starters. Head coach Rob Bilsbury also praised the play of Pat Hagar, who has made an impact in all three games this week.

Rockport 7 Amesbury 1

The Vikings took care of business in their regular season finale improving to 12-4-2 on the season. Shaun Aspesi led the Vikings offense with a goal and a pair of assists while Andrew Wayrynen had two goals. Matt Rostowski, Tucker Meredith, Nick Scatterday and Mateo Dolzani also scored for the Vikings, who now await the Division 3 North State Tournament pairings, which will be announced next week.

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