High school golf and volleyball roundup: Monument Mountain clinches Western Mass. berth
GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Monument Mountain golf team is headed to the Western Massachusetts Division II tournament. Matthew Iemolini was medalist for the Spartans (6-8, 6-8 Berkshire South) with a 44 in the team's win over St. Joseph at Wyantenuck Country Club on Tuesday.
The victory, combined with Lenox's loss to Lee, meant the Spartans and Millionaires tied for second in the South Division. Both will head to their respective Western Mass. tourneys because of it.
"Our last two matches were our lowest totals of the year," Monument coach Rick Iemolini said. "We knew tied for second could get us in to Western Mass., so we set our sights on it and we're thrilled to go."
Jacob Felix carded a 47 for the Crusaders (1-13, 1-13).
St. Joseph (212) — Michael Gingras 49, Connor Thurston 65, Jacob Felix 47, Dakota Brazee 52, Michael Lasardo 65, Joseph Rong 64.
Monument Mountain (181) — Lexi Shumsky 50, Max Joyner 45, Jackson Cunningham 45, Graham Herrick 47, Matthew Iemolini 44, Dylan Tinker 48.
Birdies — Iemolini (No. 10).
LEE 176, LENOX 201
LEE >> Thomas Fraser was medalist with a 38 for Lee in its win over Lenox at Greenock Country Club.
Bryce Whalen shot a 42 for the Wildcats (12-2, 12-2 Berkshire South).
Lee's next match will be the Western Mass. Division III tournament next Tuesday in Great Barrington. The Wildcats enter as defending champions.
"We're not playing to the best of our ability right now," Lee coach Matt Carlino said. "But hopefully we can get better this week at practice. We definitely have the potential to be in the running at Western Mass."
For the Millionaires (6-8, 6-8), Zach Zurrin carded a 49.
Lee (176) — Bryce Whalen 42, Sean McLaughlin 48, Thomas Fraser 38, Colin Finnegan 49, Hunter Roosa 48, Camden Redstone 48.
Lenox (201) — Noah Hunter 50, Matt Fields 52, Ricky Armstrong 54, Max DiGrigoli 50, Zach Zurrin 49, Ben Haddad 57.
HOOSAC 169, DRURY 205
STAMFORD, VT. >> Jack Sniezek shot a 40 for Hoosac Valley in its win over Drury at Stamford Valley Golf Course.
Hayden Grimes added a 41 for the Hurricanes (9-6, 9-6 Berkshire North) while Henry Sniezek carded a 43.
For the Blue Devils (2-13, 2-13), Ryan Dubie shot a 50.
Hoosac Valley (169) — Jack Sniezek 40, Henry Sniezek 43, Derek Alibozek 45, Luc Trombley 48, Hayden Grimes 41, Colby Rougeau 60.
Birdies — Jack Sniezek (No. 4), Henry Sniezek (No. 9).
Drury (205) — Jude Collins 52, Justyn Cowell 52, Connor Kelly 51, Ryan Dubie 50, Seth Dupee 61.
MCCANN TECH 19.5, TURNERS FALLS 4.5
TURNERS FALLS >> Brian Boudreau shot a 41 and won his match 3.5-0.5 to lead McCann Tech over Turners Falls at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.
Jake Tower also won his match 3.5-0.5 while Nick Kryzanik won his match 4-0 for the Hornets (10-2, 10-2 Bi-County North).
Kyle Kurenski shot a 40 and won his match 3.5-0.5 for the Indians.
McCann Tech (19.5) — Bradley Tatro 48 (0.5), Jake Tower 49 (3.5), Brian Boudreau 41 (3.5), Nick Kryzanik (4), Joe Serano 49 (4), Matt Jette 47 (4).
Turners Falls (4.5) — Kyle Kurenski 40 (3.5), Brian Poirier 52 (0.5), Patrick Salls 49 (0.5), Tyler Noyes 62 (0).
LUDLOW 3, TACONIC 2
LUDLOW >> One day after a three-set win over Mount Everett, the Braves found themselves down 0-2 to host Ludlow. But Taconic (6-9) put quite a scare into the Lions before falling 25-6, 25-11, 18-25, 24-26, 16-14.
Taconic coach Jen Doerle wrote in an email that she was "very happy they came back and started playing like I know they can."
Roselyn Vega had four kills, four aces and three digs to lead Taconic. Maddy Quinto had seven kills while Tyler Williamson had four digs for the Braves.
TACONIC 3, MOUNT EVERETT 0
SHEFFIELD >> Roselyn Vega had nine kills and three aces for Taconic in its win over Mount Everett on Monday. The scores were 25-16, 25-19, 25-10.
Jasmine Rodriguez had three kills, two aces and two blocks for the Braves while Maddy Quinto contributed three aces and a block.
For Mount Everett (2-12, 2-10 Berkshire South), Maria DeManbey registered two kills, one ace and one assist while Sarah Balestro had two assists and Ashley Atwood added an ace and a kill.
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