Lee girls lacrosse wins its opener; Everett baseball beats McCann
CHICOPEE -- Alyssa Kelly and Lydia Graham scored four goals each as the Lee girls lacrosse team held on in the second half, withstanding a Chicopee Comp charge, to win their opener 8-6 on Thursday.
"It was mostly some ball control by Alyssa, Lydia and a couple of other players," Lee coach Dave Galisa said. "We scored a couple and kept it away a little bit.
"I wasn't happy with some of the turnovers we had, especially in the second half. They definitely came back. I think we have to take a look at that and have a little smarter play."
Hannah Hunter made 15 saves for the Wildcats, who play Pittsfield today and have three games next week.
Lee 4 4--8
Comp 2 4--6
Lee goals: Alyssa Kelly 4, Lydia Graham 4. Lee assists: Emma Miner. Comp goals: Kaylee Krajewski 4, Melissa LaFleur 1, Savana Hennessey 1.
Saves: Lee -- Hannah Hunter 15. Comp -- Erin O'Donnell 5, Alyssa Orcutt 3.
Baseball: Mount Everett 8, McCann Tech 2
SHEFFIELD -- Zack Fife kept McCann's bats quiet in his first start of the young season. The Eagles pitcher struck out six Hornets in six innings, allowing just one hit.
"He did very well spotting the ball," Everett coach Jesse Carpenter said. "It's his first time out this year, and he moved the ball around nicely. He didn't really throw to the middle of the plate. He worked the corners."
Sage Angell was 3 for 4 with a pair of runs scored for Mount Everett (2-0), while Bradley Lupiani (double) and Jon Ovitt (reached base three times) also scored two runs each. Fife, Lupiani and Nick Tomich each drove in a run for the victors.
Mount Everett 8, McCann Tech 2
McCann 000 011 0--2 2 3
Everett 330 002 x--8 8 4
DeBlois (3), Schneider (3) and Bohl. Zack Fife (6), Nick Tomich (1) and Alec Blume. W -- Fife (1-0). L -- DeBlois. 2B -- Everett 1 (Bradley Lupiani).
College softball: MCLA splits with Skidmore
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- MCLA got off to a good start with an 11-2 victory in the opener, but dropped a 7-3 decision in the nightcap.
In Game One, the Trailblazers rattled off 11 unanswered runs after Skidmore scored two in the top of the second. Nine of those came in the home half of the second.
Jennifer Sicinski put MCLA in front with a three-RBI double. Rachel Quackenbush went the distance for the ninth time this season and didn't yield an earned run.
In Game Two, the teams switched roles. MCLA went up 2-0 with two in the second and Skidmore answered with three in the third, only to have MCLA draw even in the bottom of the inning. But Skidmore earned the split with a four-run fifth.
College men's tennis: MCLA 6, Sage 3
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers earned their second win of the season, sweeping the doubles matches.
Taylor Krowitz and Rob Wabshinak each earned points in singles before combining for another point at first doubles. Jeff Mason and Christian Sanchez earned the other doubles point for MCLA with an 8-6 decision.
Khademe Osbourne and Mark Castillo eked out a 9-7 victory at third doubles for the MCLA doubles sweep.