Hoosac golf beats Pittsfield; Lenox volleyball sweeps Wahconah
ADAMS -- It was almost poetic.
Hoosac Valley golf coach Jay Sniezek stood on the grassy knoll near the Forest Park Country Club clubhouse Wednesday, answering questions about his team's upset of Pittsfield. Unbeknownst to him, Ty Clark crept up from behind, like a tiger stalking its prey.
Finally, he darted at Sniezek, slapping him in the face with a fistful of relish. No better way than that to relish a the win, one that required a tiebreaker after the teams were deadlocked at 174 when the scores of the first four golfers from each team were tallied up. Eric Sniezek's nine-hole 50 gave Hoosac the tiebreaker by one stroke. Nick Martin had the next lowest score for Pittsfield, at 51.
"I would have rather had a Gatorade bath," Sniezek said.
It was better than the bloodbath that Sniezek had watched most of the year. Hoosac has struggled this year after graduating Chad Alibozek, one of the best golfers Berkshire County has seen in a while.
The Hurricanes entered Wednesday's match with only two wins to their name and clinging to fading hope of qualifying for the Western Massachusetts tournament. Teams need at least eight match wins to qualify.
After Wednesday's big upset, Hoosac still must win all of its final five matches.
Greylock 176, Everett 178
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Devin Farnum's 39 on the par-34 front nine earned medalist honors at Egremont Country Club, but he and the Eagles couldn't hold off the Mounties.
Kyle Alvarez and Aaron St. Martin shot 43s for the victors.
"They were pretty consistent in the 40s," Everett coach Fred Finkle said. "We've had a lot of good matches this year; we just don't have the depth."
GREYLOCK (176) -- Matt Wiseman 45, Kyle Alvarez 43, Aaron St. Martin 43, Nick Dastoli 46, Steve Jayko 45, (last player's score missing)
EVERETT (178) -- Devin Farnum 39, Bradley Lupiani 42, Jon Ovitt 45, Kyle Smith 52, Matt Morehouse 54, Eric Hunker N/A.
Birdies: Farnum (No. 1), St. Martin (No. 9).
Lee 163, Wahconah 193
LEE -- Jared Fadding's 37 led the way for the 11-1 Wildcats at the par-35 Greenock Country Club.
Fadding birdied the first and sixth holes, and was backed up by teammate Andrew Consolati's 40. Fadding even survived bogeying out the seventh through ninth holes.
"He was pretty solid early on," Lee coach Matt Carlino said. "He was putting very well."
WAHCONAH (193) -- Tyler Garrett 52, Jasper Basiliere 54, Gage Frazier 50, Sebastian Babeu 50, Joey Szczepaniak 41, Andrew Beaudoin 60.
LEE (163) -- Jared Fadding 37, J.T. Brown 42, Andrew Consolati 40, Thomas Fraser 50, Devyn Olds 44, J.T. Sorrentino 52.
Birdies: Fadding (Nos. 1, 6), Consolati (No. 7), Szczepaniak (No. 4)
St. Joseph 189
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Monument's Dylan Buffoni and T.J. Shumsky tied as medalist with 43s on the par-36 Wyantenuck Country Club course. The teams played the first eight holes, skipped No. 9 and played the 10th.
Danielle Lapierre and Cody Tynan combined as low scorers for St. Joe with a 46.
Monument coach Tom Kinne said his team is rounding into shape heading toward the end of the season.
"We're getting more consistent. The kids have been playing well. If you can get four scorers under 45, you have a chance to compete. So they're doing better," Kinne said.
MONUMENT (174) -- Owen Hunter 44, Jeff Spratt 44, Dylan Buffoni 43, Aaron Coon 50, Sean O'Rourke 47, T.J. Shumsky 43.
ST. JOSEPH (189) -- Danielle Lapierre 46, Tim Wiles 49, Cody Tynan 46, Patrick Vander Vennet 48, Michael Gingras 53, Wyatt Porter 58.
Lenox 3, Wahconah 0
DALTON -- The volleyball rebuilding continues at Wahconah, and Wednesday's result does little to change that.
Lenox beat Wahconah 26-24, 25-21, 29-27, but Warriors coach Dave Lussier said he preferred to look at the glass as half full for his team, that includes a fair amount of newcomers.
"This is by far the best my girls have played all season," said Lussier. "[Lenox] can close out those close games. Our girls played three solid games."
For Lenox, Makayla White had 10 aces and 15 digs while Lauren Carey had an ace, eight digs and eight service points.
Wahconah was led by Emily Jordan's six kills, three aces and two digs. Chloe Warren had six assists, three digs and three aces, while Taylor Powers had 10 service points, three digs and two aces.
Everett 3, St. Joseph 0
PITTSFIELD -- Visiting Mount Everett swept the Crusaders 25-15, 25-8, 25-10.
"Each game we're improving," St. Joseph coach Peter Strack said. "We had a hard time with serve and receive tonight."
For the Eagles, Ashley Shaw had 15 assists, Taylor Krom had seven aces and five kills and Sarah Ackerman had seven aces. St. Joe was paced by Andrea Krahforst-Lang's seven kills and four digs while Leanne Hamilton had three kills, seven assists and three digs.
Miss Hall's 3, MacDuffie 0
GRANBY -- Evie Monroe led the Miss Hall's School volleyball team over MacDuffie 25-12, 25-16, 25-5.
Monroe finished with six aces, 20 points earned and one kill. Lianna Brown had six aces, four digs, five kills and one assist. Nanya Okeke added one ace, one block, six kills and one assist.
Miss Hall's served 20 aces. Coach Kristi Tirrell said improved serving helped her team win.
"It was a good day all the way around," Tirrell said. "It was a good serving day for us which was kind of a downfall for us."
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