Wednesday September 26, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- Lee High School remained unbeaten in volleyball, defeating host Taconic in three sets, 25,20, 25-21 and 25-16.

"I think they're beatable, but we have to play better," said Braves coach Jennifer Doerle. "We hurt ourselves all night."

Lauren Richardson had a strong all-around game for unbeaten Lee (8-0), with five kills, four aces, one dig, one block and 10 assists. Teammate Katie Morin had two blocks, 17 assists and 11 kills while Vanessa Castillo added nine kills and four digs.

For the Braves, Angela O'Neil had 15 assists, four kills, an ace and a dig; Haley Hubbard had four kills, six digs and a block while Nyanna Slaughter had nine kills and an ace.

Pittsfield 3, Monument 0

PITTSFIELD -- Jade Coty served 12 consecutive points in the second set of PHS' 25-23, 25-13, 25-14 win.

Adrianna Fox picked up eight assists and four digs for the winners, while Jasmine Chapman added 11 digs, six kills and three aces. Megan Bodnar had 13 digs and four kills.

PHS coach Brian Lawton said the whole team played up, and passing was better, so offensive opportunities were plentiful.

"It was the most active we've been, as we tend to lose focus a little bit," he said. "We got a lot more offense than we've been getting."

For Monument Mountain, Kelsey Marzotto picked up three blocks and a dig. Nicole Keefner tallied eight assists and two kills, while Rachel Couser added seven kills and a block.


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Greylock 3, Everett 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Kelsey Hadley's seven kills, three aces and 14 assists led the Mounties, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-18.

"We're both rebuilding," said Greylock coach Phil Paul of the contest. "We were a little more successful getting our serves in."

Jenna Markland added 10 assists, six digs and 10 service points, while Hope Willis had six kills, four aces and 10 service ponts.

For the Eagles, Kayla Kron had four kills, three aces and two digs, and Krista Reynolds had two aces for the Eagles.

Golf
Pittsfield 167, Drury 175

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals got a strong performance from their top three golfers to hold off the Blue Devils in a battle of the North's top two teams.

"I was very impressed with Jake Matthews," said PHS coach Chris Polidoro. "We took his driver out of his bag today. It was a coach's decision. My point was, he hits the ball hard. he doesn't need a driver on every hole. And he responded with a 40 and two birdies."

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PITTSFIELD (167) -- Ryan Grande 39, Nick Martin 49, Adam Brickle 39, Jake Matthews 40, Jerry McDonough 53, Denis Cooney 71.

DRURY (175) -- Matt Lawrence 41, Alex Boulger 43, Nick Trombley 46, Jeff Hancock 50, Nick Baker 48, Nick Boulger 53.

Birdies Pittsfield -- Nick Martin No. 9, Jake Matthews 2 (No. 3, No. 9).

Taconic 166, Hoosac 184

PITTSFIELD -- The Braves got a strong all-around effort from all their starters in this win over Hoosac at Berkshire Hills Country Club.

"We had solid play throughout the lineup," said Brave coach Mike Hillman. "Matt Ferris had a good round with a 39 and Mitch Omelenchuck and Liam Nolan finished strong."

Ferris was co-medalist with the Hurricanes' Chad Alibozek.

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TACONIC (166) -- Mitch Omelenchuck 42, Matt Ferris 39, Liam Nolan 41, Brian Bonacquisti 50, Kyle Nutting 47, John Keegan 44.

HOOSAC (184) -- Chad Alibozek 39, Mike Barnes 51, Keith Pero 48, Ty Clark 48, Matt Burdick 49, Eric Sniezek 60.

Birdies: Taconic -- Omelenchuck No. 6, Nolan No. 9.

Wahconah 181, Everett 208

DALTON -- The Warriors carded their lowest score of the year in this victory over the Eagles at Wahconah Country Club.

"We're coming along," said Wahconah coach Pete Terpak. "Our numbers are still a little high, but we did a good job today."

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WAHCONAH (181) -- Mitchell Salvini 40, Joe Szczepaniak 46, Cam Collins 47, Andrew Beaudoin 48, Nick Cerone 48, Sebastian Babeu 51.

EVERETT (208) -- Devin Farnum 46, Brad Lupiani 47, Kyle Smith 56, Jon Ovitt 59, Jake Christinat 59, Luke Martin 69.

Cross country
McCann gets first wins

WESTFIELD -- Justin Schneider's fifth-place overall finish (20 minutes, 28 seconds) helped the McCann Tech boys to a 26-31 dual win over St. Mary's -- the Hornets' first win of the season.

McCann (1-4) also lost 17-44 to Palmer. Mike Moreno was the second Hornet across the finish line, in 22:29.

The Hornet girls also won their first dual, as St. Mary's forfeited due to just three runners on the course Tuesday. Zoe Loughman was the first Hornet in, taking sixth place in 26:13. Sarah Puricelli was ninth in 27:20.

McCann's girls (1-4) lost to Palmer 15-48.

"I'm very much encouraged for the rest of the season," McCann coach Todd Hamilton said. "There were four girls within 14 seconds of each other, which would have also given us a victory over St. Mary's. The hope for the girls is to get that second pack up closer to our top two runners, so we can make a run at the postseason."

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McCann boys finishers

5. Justin Schneider, 20:28; 10. Mike Moreno, 22:29; 11. Mitchell Garner, 22:32; 13. Lukas Yelle, 22:53; 15. Jerry McCarthy, 23:00; 16. Brandon Smith, 24:02; 20. Kyle Parada, 25:57.

McCann girls finishers

6. Zoe Loughman, 26:13; 9. Sarah Puricelli, 27:20; 15. Sophia Oliveri, 30:14; 16. Laura Netti, 30:14; 18. Olivia Esoldi, 30:20; 20. Erica Prevey, 30:28.