Friday's roundup: Lenox aces Mount Everett in volleyball
LENOX -- The Lenox volleyball team’s serves were on target Friday, and Rachel Cogswell led the way.
The setter tallied 16 aces in Lenox’s 22-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 win over Mount Everett. Libero Makayla White added five more (with four digs), while outside hitter Liz Mitts picked up 10 kills and three aces.
"We work on serving all the time," Lenox coach Ed Paquette said. "We were able to find the holes tonight. We watch for substitution. If a sub comes in, that’s where the ball goes to."
Cogswell added 18 assists, with middle hitter Emma Jackson picking up seven kills.
For Everett, Krista Reynolds had three kills and a block, with three aces; Danielle Guidi had eight assists, three kills and three aces; and Melissa Abbott had five kills and a block.
Taconic 3, St. Joe’s 1
PITTSFIELD -- Visiting Taconic won the first two sets against St. Joseph’s and then closed the match out by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 25-20.
St. Joseph’s coach Peter Strack said it was a tough, hard-fought match. The Braves, however, brought a little something to the table the Crusaders couldn’t counter.
"We had a few blocks, but their middle hitters were hurting us," he said.
Nyanna Slaughter led Taconic with 13 kills and 9 aces, while Isabelle George had an ace and 9 digs. Alyssa Doerle chipped in with 10 kills.
For St. Joseph’s, Maddie Roulier had 10 kills, 7 aces and 5 blocks, while Virginia Goggins had 12 assists and 3 aces.
Wahconah 3, Pittsfield 0
PITTSFIELD -- Wahconah was able to receive serve better than Pittsfield, and that’s all it took to earn the straight-set victory, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21.
Pittsfield rallied in the third set and tied the set at 20, but the Warriors were too much.
"Our passing wasn’t good enough," Generals coach Brian Lawton said.
"We just weren’t able to execute our offense because our passing wasn’t good enough. We lost a little confidence in our serve receive. I think that’s what Wahconah did better than us."
That was evident in the statistics. Tiffany Robinson’s seven assists and Jasmine Chapman’s five kills were team highs for Pittsfield. By contrast, Becca Grunow had 16 assists and Bethany McBain had 12 kills for Wahconah. Mikayla Weigel had a game-high four aces for the Warriors.
Hoosac Valley 160, St. Joseph’s 181
ADAMS -- Chad Alibozek’s 37 led the way Friday. The individual medalist birdied No. 9 at the par-34 Forest Park Country Club, as did teammate Keith Pero.
"He’s just rock steady," Hoosac coach Jay Sniezek said of Alibozek. "Had one little blip on the seventh hole and ended up with a double bogey. Other than that, he was on par."
Joey Bongini, who birdied No. 4, led St. Joe’s with a 41.
HOOSAC (160) -- Chad Alibozek 37, Mike Barnes 40, Keith Pero 40, Matt Burdick 48, Ty Clark 43, Mike Lemanski 53.
ST. JOSEPH’S (181) -- Andy Cella 50, Danielle LaPierre 49, Joey Bongini 41, Cody Tynan 48, Tim Jones 46, Dan Meunier 46.
Birdies -- Bongini (No. 4), Pero (No. 9), Alibozek (No. 9), Clark (No. 6).
Lenox 157, Lee 174
LENOX -- Kris Vahle led the way for Lenox, shooting a 36 on the par-35 Cranwell course. Cam Besse added a 38, while Thomas Villetto shot a 39.
"Kris was very consistent," Lenox coach Dick Salinetti said. "Eight pars and a bogey. He kept the ball in play and made all his pars."
Jared Fadding carded Lee’s low score, a 38.
LENOX (157) -- Thomas Villetto 39, Kris Vahle 36, Cam Besse 38, C.J. Meczywor 44, Patrick Conlon 44, Cam Sibley 46.
LEE (174) -- Jared Fadding 38, Andy Consolati 40, Joe Free 48, J.T. Brown 50, Kurt Warner 48, Devyn Olds 48.
Birdies -- Besse (No. 7), Fadding (Nos. 4, 7), Consolati (No. 8).
Monument 184, Everett 199
GREAT BARRINGTON -- T.J. Shumsky shot his best round of the year for the Spartans, but Monument coach Tom Kinne wasn’t satisfied with his team’s 15-stroke win at the par-36 Wyantenuck Country Club. Kinne called his team’s 4-1 record "very misleading."
"We’re not playing as well as we should be, and we’re not playing smart," he said.
Of Shumsky, the coach said, "He was just really focused today."
Devin Farnum led the way for Mount Everett with a 45.
"They deserve a lot of credit," Kinne said. "They were one kid short, really, of making this a very close match."
MONUMENT (184) -- T.J. Shumsky 41, Jeff Spratt 46, Olivia Grochmal 48, Jack Ryan 49, Owen Hunter 49, Dan Meandro 49.
EVERETT (199) -- Devin Farnum 45, Bradley Lupiani 48, Jon Ovitt 47, Henry Beckwith 59, Matt Morehouse 63, Sean Shuluby 69.
Wahconah 188, Greylock 210
WILLIAMSTOWN -- At Waubeeka Golf Links, Wahconah’s Cam Collins was medalist with a 46 as the Warriors handed Greylock (0-6) another defeat.
"The attitudes are still great," Greylock coach Luke Polidoro said. "It would be good to get a win for morale’s sake."
Collins also had the only birdie, getting it on the par-4 ninth hole.
GREYLOCK (210) -- Matt Wiseman 54, Mike Strizzi 47, Aaron St. Martin 59, Steve Jayko 52, Kyle Alvarez 57, Josh Jezouit 67.
WAHCONAH (188) -- Cam Collins 46, Mitch Salvini 47, Joe Szczepaniak 48, Padraig Dougherty 47, Nick Cervone 50, Tyler Garrett 50.
Birdies -- Collins (No. 9).
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