PITTSFIELD — The Lee golf team won the Western Massachusetts Division III championship last fall. On Thursday, the Wildcats insured that they'll be able to defend that title.
Bryce Whalen was medalist with a 5-over-par 40 as the Wildcats (7-0, 4-0 South Division) scored a 178-219 win over St. Joseph (1-8, 1-4). The match was played on the par-35 front nine at Pontoosuc Lake Country Club.
"We played the front nine which was a little tighter," St. Joe coach Fran Brilliant said. "A couple of their guys scored higher than they normally do."
Lee (178) — Thomas Fraser 44, Hunter Roosa 45, Bryce Whalen 40, Colin Finnegan 52, Sean McLaughlin 50, Camden Redstone 49.
Birdies: Finnegan (No. 6).
St. Joseph (219) — Mike Gingras 42, Jacob Felix 62, Dakota Brazee 54, Connor Thurston 61, Joseph Rong 69, Michael Losardo 73.
Birdies: Gingras (No. 6)
WAHCONAH 171, DRURY 191
STAMFORD, VT. >> Jon Dos Santos shot an even-par 36 at Stamford Valley as Wahconah (3-2, 3-1 in North Division) beat Drury (1-7, 0-5).
"He's real steady. He's a veteran," Drury coach Don Dagnoli said.
It was a good day for the Blue Devils as well, as Justyn Cowell led the way with a 42, shooting an eagle on the par-4 first hold and getting a birdie on No. 9.
"We're slowly improving," said Dagnoli. "A couple of guys had one bad hole. If we can avoid that, we can improve a little more."
Wahconah (171) — Colette Basiliere 47, Sam Clayton 45, Jon Dos Santos 36, Vinny Orlandi 46, Noah Bracci 44, Cullen Harrington 54.
Eagles: Basiliere (No. 1). Birdies: Dos Santos (No. 1), Bracci (No. 1, 9).
Drury (191) — Jude Collins 44, Justyn Cowell 42, Connor Kelly 54, Ryan Dubie 52, Brannon O'Donovan 53, Davion Barton 54.
Eagles: Cowell (No. 1). Birdies: Cowlell (No. 9).
HOOSAC VALLEY 169, MOUNT GREYLOCK 174
ADAMS >> Hoosac Valley (4-2, 2-2) shot its second sub-170 round of the week. While the 169 was nine strokes higher than a match earlier in the week, Hurricane coach Jay Sniezek said that beating Mount Greylock (5-3, 3-3) made it feel pretty good.
"This was a big win for us," said the Hoosac coach. "We knew we had to shoot in the 160s to have a shot. It was enough to win."
Kyle Alvarez of Greylock was medalist, shooting a 3-over 37 at Forest Park. He had a pair of birdies.
Mount Greylock (174) — Ben Gilooly 42, Kyle Alvarez 37, Bennett Zimmerman 49, Hunter Sarkis 48, Connor Daley 50, Mark Hayden 47.
Birdies: Gilooly (No. 9), Alvarez (No. 3, 9).
Hoosac Valley (169) — Jack Sniezek 43, Hayden Grimes 48, Derek Alibozek 42, Luc Trombley 40, Henry Sniezek 44, Colby Rougeau 57.
MCCANN TECH 15, FRANKLIN TECH 9
TURNERS FALLS >> At Thomas Memorial Golf Club, visiting McCann Tech (2-2) got winning results at the top and bottom of the order to beat Franklin Tech (0-4).
Brad Tatro shot 44 and beat Mike Patnode 4-0. Jake Tower, who had the day's only birdie, also scored a 4-0 win for the Hornets. Tatro and Cole Kratz each shot 44 for the Hornets.
"Cole and Brad continued their steady play," McCann coach Corbin Brassard wrote in an email. "Looking forward to one of them having a breakout round."
McCann Tech (15) — Brad Tatro 44 (4), Cole Kratz 44 (1), Ryan Baran 50 (1), Matt Jette 64 (1), Jake Tower 44 (4), Brian Boudreau 49 (4).
Franklin Tech (9) — Mike Patnode 48 (0) Travis Cutting 43 (3), Hunter Sessions 48 (3), Daunte Rosado 58 (3), Jordan DiGeorge 59 (0).
MONUMENT 6, FRONTIER 1
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Monument was 17 minutes from pitching a fourth consecutive shutout. It didn't have any impact at all on the game.
Hunter Hassett scored twice in the second half for the Spartans (4-0-1), who have a big North Division game with Pittsfield Monday night. Crista Cardillo had a goal and two assists for the Spartans, while Aubrey Blanchard had three assists.
Emily Rada had four saves for the shutout.
MM—Zufan Bazzano (Aubrey Blanchard), 0:40. MM—Crista Cardillo (Bazzano), 22:03. MM—Havana Larraz (Cardillo), 28:32. MM—Allison Kinne (Cardillo), 39:26.
MM—Hunter Hassett (Blanchard), 41:52. MM—Hassett (Blanchard), 43:34. F—Julia Liordan (Sarah Mennier), 62:30.
Saves—F: Eliza Desmarais 5, Lexa Boyden 3. MM: Emily Rada 4.
HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL 2, WAHCONAH 1
WESTHAMPTON >> Megan Hufnagle's goal with just under four minutes remaining in the first half broke a tie and gave Hampshire Regional the win over Wahconah (2-3).
Emmy Cote scored off a free kick for the Warriors.
H—Lindsay Abel (Sam Tersavich), 4:46. W—Emmy Cote (UA), 13:20. H—Megan Hufnagel (Tersavich) 35:14.
Saves—W: Sage Howes 5. H: Melissa Gagnon 7.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 3, WAHCONAH 0
DALTON >> Under the lights, Matt Amstead scored two goals to give Monument (2-3, 1-3) its first North Division win.
Amstead's second goal was, according to Wahconah coach John Kovacs, the backbreaker. Amstead scored off a corner kick in the first minute of the second half.
"The first half was pretty even," said Kovacs. "They scored right away. That kind of hurt us the most. We started off flat in the second half. We played too much defense."
Garrett Happ had six saves for the shutout.
MM—Matt Amstead (PK), 25:00.
MM—Amstead (UA), 41:00. MM—Noel Powell (Wilson Sprague), 75:00.
Saves—MM: Garrett Happ 6. W: Anthony Dondiego 10.
PITTSFIELD 6, HOOSAC VALLEY 1
PITTSFIELD >> At Kirvin Park, Evan Dempsey scored a second-half hat trick as host Pittsfield (5-0-2) remained undefeated.
Jackson Rich, who also netted a hat trick for the Generals, scored both goals in the first half but PHS only led 2-1, thanks to Keagan McGrath's goal for Hoosac (2-2-1).
Dempsey broke the game open for Pittsfield, scoring two goals in a span of 2 minutes, 50 seconds of the second half.
P—Jackson Rich (Evan Dempsey), 2:30. HV—Keagan McGrath (UA), 5:20. P—Rich (Max Whalen) 13:00.
P—Dempsey (Whalen), 51:30. P—Dempsey (Luke Dallenbach), 54:20. P—Rich (UA), 67:00. P—Dempsey (UA), 73:00.
Saves—HV: Jaydin Cooper 8. P: Jon Bile 4, Avi Snowise 1.
MOUNT EVERETT 4, ST. JOSEPH 1
PITTSFIELD >> Visiting Mount Everett got two first-half goals from Cavan Brady to beat St. Joseph on Thursday.
The Eagles (5-1-0, 3-1-0 Berkshire South) scored all four of their goals in the first half to put the game out of reach.
St. Joseph (0-4-0, 0-4-0) had its only goal scored by Hugo Chioderoli.
ME — Cavan Brady (Eduardo Rodriguez), 4:10. ME — Brady (unassisted), 8:31. ME — Brendan Dempsey (UA), 18:14. SJ — Hugo Chioderoli (UA), 23:18. ME — Neftali Lara (UA), 34:53.
Saves — ME: Patrick Silk N/A, Ivan Rodriguez N/A. SJ: Jack Perenick N/A.
COMMERCE 3, MCCANN TECH 2
SPRINGFIELD >> McCann Tech and Commerce duked it out on the pitch Thursday, but just as the two teams appeared headed for a tie Commerce's Jose Maldonado scored in the 75th minute to lift Commerce to the win.
McCann twice took the lead in the game, with James Dix putting the Hornets (1-3-1) up first before Ryan Charon re-established the lead in the 29th minute.
Commerce, though, tied the game up eight minutes after halftime before Maldonado scored the winner late on.
McCann coach Tom Bona said in an email that the game was "back and forth, had fought by both teams."
MT — James Dix (unassisted), 15:11. C — Edvin Perez (UA), 20:00. MT — Ryan Charon (Mike Wojtaszek), 28:30.
C — Moustafa Mourad (Perez), 48:40. C — Jose Maldonado (Perez), 74:52.
Saves — MT: Nico Moreno 9. C: Jose Masariegoz 6.