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Hampshire controls Hoosac in boys soccer Division 2 first round

  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Scott Labrie of Hamsphire Regional, left, heads the ball beside Sean Ryan-Kut of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Scott Labrie of Hamsphire Regional, left, heads the ball beside Sean Ryan-Kut of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Bryan Brasil of Hampshire Regional, right, passes ahead of Jake Beckwith Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Bryan Brasil of Hampshire Regional, right, passes ahead of Jake Beckwith Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Brendan Bzdel of Hamsphire Regional, left, passes ahead of Hoosac Valley defender Mitch Graves Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Brendan Bzdel of Hamsphire Regional, left, passes ahead of Hoosac Valley defender Mitch Graves Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Brendan Bzdel of Hampshire Regional celebrates his goal by lying on his back as teammates Bryan Brasil, left, and Josh Fasoli congratulate him Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Mitch Graves of Hoosac Valley, front, was defending.

    Brendan Bzdel of Hampshire Regional celebrates his goal by lying on his back as teammates Bryan Brasil, left, and Josh Fasoli congratulate him Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Mitch Graves of Hoosac Valley, front, was defending. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, right, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, right, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jonah Vaclavicek of Hampshire Regional, right, passes over Hoosac Valley defenders Sean Ryan-Kut, second from left, and Matt Bressett Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Jonah Vaclavicek of Hampshire Regional, right, passes over Hoosac Valley defenders Sean Ryan-Kut, second from left, and Matt Bressett Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kevin Brasil of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Shawn Knapp of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Kevin Brasil of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Shawn Knapp of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Josh Fasoli of Hampshire Regional, left, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Brendal Bzdel looks on.

    Josh Fasoli of Hampshire Regional, left, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Brendal Bzdel looks on. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Kalil Kareh of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

    Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Kalil Kareh of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Scott Labrie of Hamsphire Regional, left, heads the ball beside Sean Ryan-Kut of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Bryan Brasil of Hampshire Regional, right, passes ahead of Jake Beckwith Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Brendan Bzdel of Hamsphire Regional, left, passes ahead of Hoosac Valley defender Mitch Graves Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Brendan Bzdel of Hampshire Regional celebrates his goal by lying on his back as teammates Bryan Brasil, left, and Josh Fasoli congratulate him Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Mitch Graves of Hoosac Valley, front, was defending.
  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, right, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, celebrates his goal against Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Jonah Vaclavicek of Hampshire Regional, right, passes over Hoosac Valley defenders Sean Ryan-Kut, second from left, and Matt Bressett Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Kevin Brasil of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Shawn Knapp of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
  • Josh Fasoli of Hampshire Regional, left, scores on Hoosac Valley goalie Tom Galisa Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton. Brendal Bzdel looks on.
  • Scott Labrie of Hampshire Regional, left, moves the ball against Kalil Kareh of Hoosac Valley Friday at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.

WESTHAMPTON — With a methodical possession game, aggressive offense and even a perfectly executed trick play, the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team could not have planned a more well-rounded victory for the first round of the postseason.

The sixth-seeded Raiders scored early and held the lead to defeat No. 11 Hoosac Valley 3-0 Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 tournament.

“Our game plan is pretty much the same plan for every game,” said coach Dan Moynahan, whose Hampshire team is now 10-4-3. “We want to possess the ball, use the flanks and take care of our opportunities when we get them.”

The Raiders (10-4-3) will play No. 3 Monument Mountain (14-2-2), who defeated Putnam 4-0 in the first round. The quarterfinal match will take place at Monument Mountain Monday at 5 p.m. But despite the higher seed, the Spartans’ record and playing on the road, Moynahan and Hampshire are ready.

“I hope Monument Mountain’s worried about us,” the coach said.

Hoosac finished its season 9-6-3.

Hampshire started early Friday, capitalizing on one of its first real scoring opportunities when Josh Fasoli centered a pass in front of the Hurricanes’ goal that was hit in by Nick Malo 11 minutes, 34 seconds in.

Less than four minutes later, Scott Labrie added to the lead by finishing off a scoring opportunity set up by the Brasil brothers.

“Bryan Brasil was on the outside and he crossed it in. Kevin went for it but it just skipped over him and landed at my feet. I had all the time in the world,” Labrie said.

Falling behind early was one of the fears Hoosac coach Camilo Bermudez had as his team took on a strong and experienced Hampshire squad.

“You live and die by the first (15) minutes and to give up two goals in the first (15) minutes can change a game,” he said. “We’ve been kind of playing a defensive game and it eventually evened out, but once you’re down 2-0, there’s not much you can do, especially against a team that makes as little mistakes as this team.”

Indeed, as the game went on, Hoosac goalie Tom Galisa seemed to find his place, making 11 saves, including nine in the second half.

Still, while Galisa protected his net from regular Raider offensive onslaughts, he was unable to stop the final blow. Faced with a free kick in the game’s final minutes, two Raiders fake-kicked before Labrie launched the ball in toward the goal. Galisa blocked the shot, but Fasoli was there to hit the rebound past him to make it 3-0.

“We do that all the time in practice,” Labrie said. “It hasn’t worked that many times in the season, but it worked out that time.”

In addition to his scoring performance, Labrie also stood out for his control of the game, along with fellow senior captain Jonah Vaclavicek.

“Scott Labrie, in the first 25 minutes of the game, he made every right decision. He was winning head balls for us in the middle of the field. He’s just a smart, composed player. He was a game-changer today,” Moynahan said. Vaclavicek “was, again, composed in the back, smart with the ball, and played some nice diagonal balls in the back.”

Hampshire goalie Ben Preston made four saves in the shutout.

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