PITTSFIELD -- When the 2013 volleyball season started, Lee coach John Warner's goal was pretty straightforward.
"I wanted to be competitive in Berkshire County," he said, and the Wildcats took that one step farther.
The Wildcats were not only competitive, but their 3-0 win over Taconic on Tuesday night claimed the Berkshire County championship. Lee scored 25-23, 25-16 and 25-14 set victories.
"We really had to develop as a team," said Warner. "Our serving came around late in the season and our offensive threats grew as the year went on."
Katie Morin had 13 kills, four aces, six blocks and an assist, while Kendra Williams had 28 assists and two kills, Courtney Picard had 11 kills and Sam Reynolds added four kills. Alyssa Kelly was a defensive stalwart for Lee.
Taconic was led by Haley Hubbard's two digs, four blocks and five blocks. Nyanna Slaughter had two blocks, five kills and a dig.
Monument 3, Wahconah 0
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans (5-13) celebrated Senior Night with a win, beating Wahconah 25-21, 25-22, 25-19.
Sophomore Brianna Davis, one of four starters coming back next year, had six kills and four digs.
"We definitely have a strong foundation for next year," said Monument coach Mike Troiano.
Caitlyn Osak had five aces and six kills for Monument while Emily Barbeau had 10 assists and six digs. Both are seniors.
Wahconah was led by Kayla Pravia's two kills, two aces and two digs. Emily Jordan had four digs, three kills and an ace, while Hailey Parker had four digs, four assists and an ace.
Lee girls 6, Commerce 0
SPRINGFIELD -- The Wildcats (5-11-2) closed the regular season with a one-sided win over the Red Raiders.
Goalie Emily Sands played in the field for the finale, and she scored her first varsity goal. Sands was taken down in the box and scored on a penalty kick at 62:22. Sands also had an assist.
Samantha Passetto had two saves to earn her first shutout in net.
Lee 4 2 -- 6
Commerce 0 0 -- 0
L -- Nikki Laudon (Carli Retzel), 15:25.
L -- Abby Brown (Retzel), 25:31.
L -- Sami Hontas (Emily Sands), 32:45.
L -- Amy Goff (UA), 37:00.
L -- Own goal, 53:10.
L -- Sands (PK), 62:22.
Saves -- L: Samantha Passetto 2. C: Kassidy Pagan 10.
Pittsfield boys 9, Lee 2
LEE -- Josh Bradley and Claudio Velez each had hat tricks for undefeated Pittsfield.
Jose Molina and Nick Pow scored for Lee.
The Generals led 4-0 at halftime.
Pittsfield 4 5 -- 9
Lee 0 2 -- 2
P--Cesar Miranda (UA).
P--Josh Bradley (Mike Schnopp).
P--Bradley (Jamie Rosiello).
P--Claudio Velez (Mike Holmes).
P--Louis Higuera (Rosiello).
P--Bradley (Lazar Jankovic).
L--Jose Molina (UA).
L--Nick Pow (Molina).
Keefe Tech boys 3, McCann Tech 2
NORTH ADAMS -- Three penalty kicks and six yellow cards. Certainly not a typical playoff soccer game, but that's precisely the type of game the top-seeded McCann Tech boys' team and No. 4 Keefe Tech found themselves in.
The Vikings were the main beneficiary of the PKs and converted the game's third with 6 minutes, 10 seconds left to upset the previously unbeaten Hornets 3-2 in the first round of the Massachusetts Vocational Tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
"We fought hard, but, I think, we could have done better," Shane Fuller said. "It sucks losing like this."
After Fuller tied the game 1-1 with 6:44 to play in the opening half, the remaining three tallies all came by way of the penalty kick.
The first was a mere 16 seconds after Fuller's goal to put Keefe back in front. Then it was Fuller's turn 5:44 into the second half, but Keefe received and finished the last one.
"Unfortunately, the two PKs, I'm not saying ... They were penalties," coach Tom Bona said. "He tripped him [on the second one]. The first one, yeah, I guess, that could have been either way."
Williams women 1, Hamilton 0
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Freshman Audrey Thomas' second-half goal gave 22nd-ranked Williams (10-2-2, 7-2-1 in NESCAC) a victory which also gives them a first-round home game in the NESCAC Tournament.
Katie Wardlaw saw Thomas at the far post, sent the ball through the box, and Thomas finished for the game winner.
The Ephs outshot Hamilton 18-7. Keeper Liza Gergenti made six saves for Hamilton (5-6-3, 1-6-3), while Eph netminder Hannah Van Wetter had five saves for the shutout.
The win ends Williams' regular season. The rest of NESCAC finishes up today, and the seeds for the postseason tournament will be released after those games are finished.
MCLA men 1, Sage 0
NORTH ADAMS -- Freshman Kiefer Orszulak scored in the 60th minute and Shawn Willis got the shutout for the Trailblazers (5-8-1).
Orszulak took a crossing pass form Romeo Gray and beat Sage goalie T.J. Zehner to the lower left corner.
Willis stopped eight shots for the shutout.
Cobleskill 3, MCLA 2
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers were one set away from claiming the match against SUNY-Cobleskill, but the visitors won the final two sets in a 26-24, 24-26, 17-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory.
Rachel Mills led the way for MCLA (10-17) with 11 kills. Jackie Paluilis had 29 digs and four aces. Amber Baker had 31 digs for Cobleskill (12-18).