Saturday September 1, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Jeff Spratt’s low score of 43 led the way for Monument Mountain’s golf team in a season-opening 177-203 win over Mount Greylock on Friday.

Owen Hunter added a 44 for the Spartans on the par-36 course at Waubeeka Golf Links.

Sophomore Mike Strizzi led Greylock with a 46.

"We’re really young," Mounties coach Luke Polidoro said. "Some of these guys, I would say three or four of them, it’s their first match. I expect it will get considerably better as the year goes along. We’re learning how to play in a competition."

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MONUMENT (177): Jeff Spratt 43, T.J. Shumsky 45, Owen Hunter 44, Christian Callahan 46, Dan Meandro 45, Olivia Grochmal 56.

GREYLOCK (203): Aaron St. Martin 52, Matt Wiseman 52, Mike Strizzi 46, Steve Jayko 53, Josh Jezouit 60, Kyle Schwartzer 63.

Birdies: Monument -- Spratt (No. 2).

College soccer
MCLA wins opener

NORWICH, Vt. -- Jake McCall scored twice in the second half to lead MCLA to a 3-1 win over Newbury in the Norwich Cadet Classic on Friday.

Newbury struck first in the 15th minute before Joseph Mecca tallied in the 43rd minute to tie it up for the Trailblazers (1-0). McCall’s two goals in the second half made the difference.

Dillon Wager stopped four shots in net for MCLA. The Trailblazers play Green Mountain College today.