First regular-season loss for Lee girls lacrosse
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Lee is unbeaten no more.
The Mount Greylock girls' lacrosse team used a relentless attack to hand the Wildcats their first regular season loss as a varsity team, 16-8 on Monday.
"It feels really amazing," Maggie Rorke said. "I think we all knew that it was time that we were able to beat Lee. We just needed to believe in ourselves more and focus, mainly."
Going back to last year, Lee had played all four county teams five times and never lost, good for a 20-0-1 record. Then they came to Williamstown without leading scorer Megan Gaul and starting goalie Hanna Hunter, and the Mounties jumped all over the opportunity.
Lucy Barrett had four goals in the first 12 minutes, 15 seconds before getting some help from Sarah Stripp and company. The additional scorers helped take a 4-3 Greylock lead to a 9-6 advantage at the half.
"It was just a great win and it feels really good to beat them after we've lost to them twice and they haven't lost a county game," Barrett said. "We came in and I think that we just took it to them. We were all fired up."
Lee 6 2 -- 8
Greylock 9 7 -- 16
Greylock goals -- Lucy Barrett 8, Sarah Stripp 2, Julia Whitney 2, Alana Chesney 2, Emily Sabin, Maggie Rorke.
Greylock assists -- Kelsey Orpin 3, Rachel Clement, Sabin, Sarah Wong.
Lee goals -- Lydia Graham 5, Alyssa Kelly, Moriah McKenna, Liz Kastrinakis.
Lee assists -- McKenna.
Saves -- Lee: Liz Consolati 14; MG: Sam MacWhinnie 2, Paige Willis 3.
Pittsfield ties Chicopee
CHICOPEE -- Pittsfield scored three goals in the fourth period to tie Chicopee on the road, 7-7. The game went into three overtimes, but neither team scored and the game was called due to darkness.
"It was a good comeback," said General coach Scott Aitken. "We didn't get down when we fell behind, and I thought both goalies made some big saves."
Pittsfield 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 -- 7
Chicopee 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 -- 7
Pittsfield goals -- Allen Chague 3, Alex Teichert 2, Dan Tagliaferro 1, Brenden Leary 1.
Pittsfield assists -- Teichert 2, Andy Wright 1, Tagliaferro 1, Leary 1.
Chicopee goals -- David Perry 2, Ryan Rockwall 2, Ryan Baker 1, Dan Valquez 1, Sam Geiser 1.
Chicopee assists -- Baker 1, Rockwall 1.
Saves -- Pittsfield: Zach Rahilly 18. Chicopee: Dan Kryser 16.
Monument boys win
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Monument Mountain boys tennis team got a big win at No. 1 doubles from Ian Akers and Sam Plishtin to beat rival Lenox 3-2 on Monday afternoon.
Akers and Plishtin battled back from 0-5 in the second set against Tom Villetto and Liam Gennari before losing in a tiebreaker. Akers and Plishtin stormed back to take the third set and the match 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4.
"It [showed] good mental toughness when they had to play a strong third set," Monument coach Marshall Fisher said in an email.
Singles -- 1. Kevin Li (M) def. Andrew Vickery 6-4, 6-1; 2. Seamus Ryan (L) def. Satchel Fisher 1-6, 6-4, 6-2; 3. Cam Powell (M) def. Henrik Palmer 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles -- 1. Ian Akers/Sam Plishtin (M) def. Tom Villetto/Liam Gennari 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4; 2. Noah Tebben/Will Palmer (L) def. Jan Trousilek/Issac Graves 6-3, 6-3.
Greylock girls 4, Belchertown 1
BELCHERTOWN -- The Mounties had a quick turnaround after the opening day of the singles tournament, but showed no sign of being tired.
Greylock swept the singles matches with Margot Besnard, Tara Shastri and Melina Sfakianaki all earning straight-set wins. Mariza Sfakianaki and Charlotte Rand won the doubles point for Greylock, also in straight sets.
The most exciting set of the day did not fall Greylock's way. Abby Tague and Gianna Renzi found themselves in a first-set tie break that went all the way to 14-12; they just were on the wrong end.
Mount Greylock 4, Belchertown 1
Singles -- 1. Margot Besnard (MG) def. Rachel Gustafson 6-0, 6-1; 2. Tara Shastri (MG) def. Vicki Law 6-4, 6-1; 3. Melina Sfakianaki (MG) def. Julia Tan 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles -- 1. Mariza Sfakianaki/Charlotte Rand (MG) def. Angela Grabazs/Maddie Hamparian 6-1, 6-3; 2. Kristen Pietras/Karolina Kwietniak (B) def. Abby Tague/Gianna Renzi 7-6 (14-12), 6-4.
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