Wednesday May 23, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield High School boys lacrosse team ended its regular season in style Tuesday.

Brady Aitken scored six goals, two of them in PHS' three-goal flurry in the final 30 seconds of the first period, as the Generals beat Monson 14-3. PHS (12-4) now awaits its Western Mass. seed, with the seeding meeting late this month.

"It was a good way to end the season. We got a lot of guys in the game today," coach Scott Aitken said. "We'll give them a long weekend off."

The coach's hope was that the Generals might watch some of the NCAA lacrosse tournament on television during the down time.

"A little rest is OK," he said. "[We'll] go back at it right before the tournament."

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Monson 1 0 1 1--3

Pittsfield 8 3 3 0--14

First Quarter

P--Tom Curry (Shane DeCarlo), 10:06

P--Brady Aitken (unassisted), 8:42

P--Matt Hoag (UA), 8:04

P--Aitken (Ethan Carr), 4:28

M--Nate Paulus (unassisted), 4:20

P--Zach Valenti (Aitken), 3:15

P--Aitken (Curry), 0:28

P--Hoag (Aitken), 0:07

P--Aitken (Kevin McCloskey), 0:01

Second Quarter

P--Aitken (Curry), 11:09

P--Allen Chague (Aitken), 9:37

P--Aitken (UA), 8:24

Third Quarter

P--Cole Linehan (Mark Amuso), 8:28

P--Max Linehan (Aitken), 8:00

P--Andy Wright (UA), 5:03

M--Adam Guoytlion (UA), 2:22

Fourth Quarter

M--Paulus (UA), 10:41

Saves: M--unavailable.


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P--Noah Tullock 4, Zach Rahilly 2.

Lee 9, Wahconah 3

DALTON -- Blake Poore scored two of his five goals in the fourth quarter, helping Lee pull away from the Warriors.

The Wildcats led by just two after three quarters before scoring four in the fourth for the final margin. Wahconah coach Paul Lange said the game was tightly contested for most of the game, with Wahconah even having a bit of an upper hand before Lee used its transition game to ice the win.

"Honestly, for a large portion of the game we controlled the flow of the game," Lange said. "Their goalie came up with some big saves. They took advantage of some fast-break opportunities."

Eammon Flynn made 13 saves for Lee. Justin Cowdrey, Curran Pularo and Dan Hopmans all had goals for the Warriors.

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Lee 1 1 3 4--9

Wah 2 0 1 0--3

First Quarter

W -- Justin Cowdrey (Adam Parker), 2:52.

W -- Curran Pularo (UA), 2:02.

L -- Cam Collins (Cam Keenan), 1:47.

Second Quarter

L -- Blake Poore (Collins), 4:16.

Third Quarter

L -- Poore (UA), 7:23.

W -- Dan Hopmans (UA), 5:29.

L -- Bryan Kelly (UA), 2:25.

L -- Poore (UA), :04.

Fourth Quarter

L -- Keenan (UA), 4:31.

L -- Poore (Cav Wolski), 3:55.

L -- Poore (UA), 3:01.

L -- Keenan (Poore), 1:07.

Saves -- W: Matt Chrostowski 7; L: Eammon Flynn 13.

St. Joe's 5, Hoosac Valley 3

PITTSFIELD -- Ryan Kordana scored three goals and Sam Thomason had two goals and an assist to lead St. Joseph's to the victory on senior day.

The Crusaders led 3-2 entering the final period before Cody Labrie tied the game at 3-3. St. Joe's responded with goals from Kordana and Cody O'Dowd to end the game.

"Kordana did a great job," said Crusaders coach Ben Kline. "He stepped it up. He was real vocal this game. He's really stepped up as year went on."

Stephin Wallace scored twice for the Hurricanes.

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St. Joe's 1 2 0 2--5

Hoosac 1 0 1 1--3

First Quarter

SJ -- Ryan Kordana (Josh Kelly), 9:34.

HV -- Stephin Wallace (Taylor Herlihy), 8:50.

Second Quarter

SJ -- Sam Thomason (Kelly), 1:21.

SJ -- Kordana (Thomason), :58.

Third Quarter

HV -- Wallace (Connor Chaput), 7:54.

Fourth Quarter

HV -- Cody Labrie (Tyler Mach), 10:33.

SJ -- Kordana (Thomason), 3:48.

SJ -- Cody O'Dowd (UA), :17.

Saves -- SJ: Wyatt Porter 12; HV: Steven Raftery 10.

Softball
Hoosac 10, Monument 4

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans stormed out to a 4-2 lead after two innings, helped by Alexa Nejaime's two-run homer in the second, but Hoosac pitcher Alexis Bushika stopped Monument from there and the Hurricane offense got going.

Hoosac also benefited from five Spartan errors.

"We had some big errors that caused some big runs," Monument coach Sarah Mead said. "We were getting people on bases, but they were making the outs. We couldn't score, but we were hitting the ball."

Morgan Hammer was 3 for 4 for the Spartans with an RBI double.

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Hoosac 200 323 0--10 8 0

Monument 130 000 0--4 8 5

Alexis Bushika and Tanelle Ciempa. Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. W--Bushika. L--Sawyer. 2B--Monument 1 (Morgan Hammer). 3B--Hoosac 1 (Ciempa). HR--Hoosac 1 (Kassy Kazimierczak), Monument 1 (Nejaime).