Thursday September 13, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

LENOX -- Two years ago, the Pittsfield golf team beat Lenox by a stroke at Cranwell. Last year, the two teams tied, and Pittsfield got the win via a tiebreaker.

This year was a blowout in comparison, as the Millionaires defeated the Generals, 154-162.

"We’ve had this match circled on our calendar all year," said Lenox coach Dick Salinetti. "We’ve had such outstanding matches with Pittsfield, and we knew this one would be tough as well. I thought we’d have to shoot under 160 to win it. Fortunately, we got some outstanding rounds from our top guys today."

The Millionaires’ Tom Villetto was medalist with a 36, but teammates Kris Vahle (37) and Cam Besse (38) were right behind. Pittsfield got a 39 from Adam Brickle.

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LENOX (154) -- Tom Villetto 36, Kris Vahle 37, Cam Besse 38, C.J. Meczywor 43, Patrick Conlin 44, Cam Sibley 48.

PITTSFIELD (162) -- Jake Matthews 41, Ryan Grande 40, Adam Brickle 39, Nick Martin 42, Austin O’Neal 50, Jerry McDonough 48.

Birdies -- Villetto 2 (No. 2, No. 5), Besse 2 (No. 2, No. 8), Brickle 2 (No. 2, No. 7).

Taconic 169, Lee 170

LEE -- The Wildcats learned all about turnabout. On Tuesday, Lee edged Mount Everett by a stroke, 179-180. Twenty-four hours later, the Wildcats were involved in another one-stroke match, only this time, they fell to Taconic. Both matches took place at the par-35 Greenock Country Club.


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"What can I say?" said Wildcat coach Tom McDarby. "In my six years here, I’ve never seen that happen to any team. We shot better than [Tuesday], but I think you’re going to see a lot of close matches this year."

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TACONIC (169) -- Mitch Omelenchuck 40, John Keegan 43, Matt Ferris 44, Brian Bonacquisti 42, Kyle Nutting 44, Matt Duane 48.

LEE (170) -- T.J. Brown 40, Andy Consolati 43, Devyn Olds 43, Jared Fadding 44, Joe Free 48, Kurt Warner 56.

Drury 168, Hoosac 174

CLARKSBURG -- The Blue Devils got a balanced attack to overcome a fine round by medalist Chad Alibozek of Hoosac Valley.

"We were able to overcome Chad Alibozek -- who had a great score -- that was the key," said Drury coach Don Dagnoli.

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DRURY (168) -- Matt Lawrence 38, Alex Boulger 44, Nick Trombley 45, Jeff Hancock 50, Nick Bator 41, Nick Boulger 53.

HOOSAC (174) -- Chad Alibozek 35, Ty Clark 53, Keith Pero 47, Matt Burdick 51, Mike Barnes 41, Mike Lemanski 59.

Birdies -- Lawrence (No. 4, No. 7), Trombley (No. 4), Alibozek (No. 4).

Monument 175,
St. Joseph’s 184

LANESBOROUGH -- Three players split medalist honors on the par-35 front nine at Skyline Country Club. Monument’s Owen Hunter and Christian Callahan and St. Joseph’s Danielle Lapierre all shot 42. Crusaders coach Fran Brilliant said Hunter made the difference for the Spartans.

"After starting the first four holes 8-over par, he proceeded to play the last five holes in 1-under par," Brilliant wrote in an email. "That stretch of holes turned a very tight match into a victory for Monument."

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MONUMENT (175) -- Jeff Spratt 46, TJ Shumsky 45, Owen Hunter 42, Christian Callahan 42, Olivia Grochmal 49, Dan Meandro 47.

ST. JOSEPH’S (184) -- Andy Cella 50, Danielle Lapierre 42, Cody Tynan 49, Tim Wiles 48, Joey Bongini 45, Pat Vander Vennet 51.

Birdies -- Lapierre (No. 6), Tynan (No. 3), Hunter (No. 9).

Volleyball
Wahconah 3, Greylock 1

DALTON -- The Warriors took the last two sets after dropping an epic second set to win 25-16, 27-29, 25-18, 25-19.

Beth McBain had three aces, 16 kills and two blocks for Wahconah while Emily Jordan added an ace, nine kills and 14 digs. Ericka Unwin contributed eight aces, nine kills and 17 digs.

"[The second set] could have gone either way," said Warriors coach Dave Lussier. "After that, our girls settled down, started passing well. We had minimal servicce errors during those last two sets."

Greylock got seven kills and 13 digs from Kelsey Hadley while Meredith Dezieck had seven aces, five kills and five digs. Michala Dean finished with 15 kills, 12 digs and 19 assists. Celia Bote added 20 assists.

Lee 3, Mount Everett 0

SHEFFIELD -- Lee earned the sweep, 25-7, 25-14, 25-19.

Lauren Richardson had two kills, six aces and 10 assists for the Wildcats, while Katie Morin added three kills, five aces, two blocks and 14 assists. Courtney Picard added four kills and five aces.

"They passed the ball well to set up the kill," said Everett coach Dennis Sullivan. "Katie and Lauren, they play well together. The whole team is strong."

Danielle Guidi had three aces and four assists for the Eagles, while Alex Hoover had two aces, four digs and two kills.

Lenox 3, Monument 1

LENOX -- A simple blocker shift rejuvenated Lenox’s offense after a second-set loss, and the Millionaires were on their way to a 25-21, 14-25, 25-21, 25-13 win.

Lenox "started passing the ball and controlling the ball better" after the second set, according to coach Ed Paquette. "We pulled one blocker off the net and just had a single blocker up there. That allowed them to get in the position they should be in, and make the good pass. Once they started doing that, we started generating some offense."

Emma Jackson was the hitter on one line, with senior captain Rachel Cogswell hitting on the other line. Cogswell finished with 20 assists, seven aces and six digs.

Senior Christina Sample added seven kills and two digs, while junior Suzanne Woller contributed seven kills, six digs and an ace.

For Monument, Kelsey Marzotto picked up five kills and a block. Margaret Cardillo tallied seven aces and two digs; Nicole Keefner added 11 assists, five kills and three digs; and Morgan Hammer had eight kills and an ace.

Corrections

The volleyball capsules that ran in Wednesday’s edition should have identified Sienna Carpenter as a junior returner for Pittsfield High School. Also, Devin Farnum’s name was misspelled in the golf roundup. The Eagle regrets the errors.