Saturday October 6, 2012

DALTON -- Monument Mountain’s golf team has qualified for the Western Massachusetts tournament.

The Spartans beat Wahconah 192-200 on Friday, finishing in darkness on the par-36 back nine of Wahconah Country Club. The loss eliminated Wahconah from postseason contention.

"It really [stinks] to work all year and not have a crack at Western Mass., but it’s a building year for us and we got a lot of experience for the younger guys," said Wahconah coach Pete Terpak, who also congratulated Monument on its qualification.

Owen Hunter led the Spartans with a 44. Cam Collins led Wahconah with a 46.

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MONUMENT (192) -- Owen Hunter 44, Jeff Spratt 46, Sean O’Rourke 49, T.J. Shumsky 53, Dan Meandro 54, Olivia Grochmal 56.

WAHCONAH (200) -- Cam Collins 46, Andrew Beaudoin 48, Nick Cervone 53, Joe Szczepaniak 53, Sebastian Babeu 56, Mitch Salvini 57.

Birdies -- Meandro (No. 18).

Pioneer 19, McCann 5

ADAMS -- McCann Tech dropped this one on the par-34 layout at Forest Park Country Club.

Dylan Jordan shot a 47 for the Hornets, earning two points in the loss. James Elliott’s 40 led Pioneer adn was the low score on the day.

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McCANN (5) -- Austin Segala 50 (0), Robert Ferriter 55 (1), Dylan Jordan 47 (2), Tim St. Pierre 58 (0), Zach Senecal 56 (1 1/2), Ryan Meehan 55 (1/2).

PIONEER (19) -- James Elliott 40 (4), Lee Doiron 42 (3), Blake Kimball 48 (2), Nick Stennes 43 (4), Kyle Artus 56 (2 1/2), Robert Doiron 52 (3 1/2).

Volleyball
Taconic 3, Mount Greylock 2

PITTSFIELD -- The Braves rebounded from two close losses, with the help of 10 kills, 12 service points and a block by Nyanna Slaughter, to turn away the Mounties in five sets. Taconic won 23-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 15-5.

"We seem to be a third-game team," Taconic coach Jen Doerle said. "We turn it on. The spirit got into them and they turned everything around. It wasn’t one particular thing; they were playing exceptional the whole time."

Isabelle George had 15 service points and three aces for Taconic, while Alyssa Doerle added eight kills and Haley Hubbard -- whose passing was exceptional, according to Jen Doerle -- picked up five kills.

Greylock’s Meredith Dezieck led the way on the other side of the net, earning 29 assists, 14 kills and six aces. Michala Dean had a match-high 31 kills with 17 digs and five aces; Hope Willis had eight kills and five blocks; and Celia Bote had 26 assists and 10 digs.

Pittsfield 3, St. Joe’s 1

PITTSFIELD -- Adrianna Fox tallied 30 assists to go with four kills and three aces as the Generals came back to beat the Crusaders 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 27-25.

Megan Bodnar had 10 kills for PHS, while Jade Coty had eight digs.

"We had a hard time passing their serves," St. Joe’s coach Peter Strack said. "Some were line drives. There were a few serves going out, and we just played [them], and that hurt us also."

Maddie Roulier led St. Joe’s with 13 kills, five aces and four digs. Virginia Goggins had 15 assists, two aces and two blocks, and Elena Kelsey added five kills.

Wahconah 3, Everett 0

DALTON -- Emily Jordan picked up seven digs, four aces and a kill as the Warriors prevailed 25-12, 25-15, 25-17. Mikayla Weigel added 20 service points, nine digs and four aces, while Kayla Pravia contributed five digs and an ace.

Mount Everett was led by Kayla Krom’s five aces and three kills, while Ashley Shaw added three digs and three assists.