Lee stuns D-II power

Tuesday September 25, 2012

LEE -- The Lee volleyball team rallied to take the final two sets off previously unbeaten Chicopee Comp in a big 25-23, 25-27, 16-25, 25-20, 15-8 win at home on Monday.

"This is huge," said Lee coach John Warner. "This is a big week for us. To start this week off beating a D-II program, this is huge for any kind of seeding."

Katie Morin stuffed the stat sheet with 19 kills, two aces, two digs, four blocks, 17 assists. Lauren Richardson added nine kills, two aces, a dig and 14 assists while Vanessa Castillo had three kills, four aces and nine digs.

Warner said the Wildcats came out with a bit more intensity in the final set, leading to the victory. Ashleigh Clark had 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces for the visitors.

St. Joe's 3, New Lebanon 0

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- St. Joe's earned the sweep, allowing just five points in the second set of a 25-12, 25-5, 25-20 victory.

Maddie Roulier led the winners with six aces and six kills while Ilyssa Creamer had four aces and two kills. Elena Kelsey had five aces and three kills.

"I think we played a little better," said St. Joe's coach Peter Strack. "Our passing was pretty good and our serving was pretty good also."

Wahconah 3,
Belchertown 0

DALTON -- The Warriors got 12 digs, seven kills and a pair of blocks from Mikayla Weigel in a 25-10, 25-17, 25-22 win.

Beth McBain added 13 kills, two aces and two blocks for Wahconah. Emily Jordan had five kills, three aces and a block, and Faith Pudlo added five digs and a pair of aces.

Housatonic Valley 3,
Everett 1

SHEFFIELD -- Host Everett won the first set, but the Eagles couldn't hang on in a 12-25, 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 defeat.

"The first set we could play like we could play," Everett coach Dennis Sullivan said. "The first set we were passing well. We still have a lot of work to do."

Melissa Abbott had four aces and four kills for the Eagles, while Kayla Krom had two aces, four kills and three digs.

High School Golf
PHS 170, Hoosac 188

PITTSFIELD -- At the Country Club of Pittsfield, Hoosac's Chad Alibozek was medalist with a 2-over-par 37. Pittsfield's Adam Brickle was one stroke back.

The two were tied on the ninth hole where Alibozek made a 10-foot birdie and Brickle lipped out his 10 footer and settled for par.

"I played my seniors [Brickle and Jake Matthews] with Alibozek. They wanted to play with him," said PHS coach Chris Polidoro. "It was competitive."


PITTSFIELD (170) -- Ryan Grande 39, Adam Brickle 38, Jake Matthews 47, Nick Martin 46, Dennis Cooney 52, Austin O'Neill 49.

HOOSAC VALLEY (188) -- Chad Alibozek 37, Mike Barnes 45, Matt Burdick 54, Mike Lenanski 64, Keith Pero 52, Ty Clark 55.

Birdies -- Cooney (No. 5), Alibozek (No. 9).

E. Longmeadow 158, Taconic 161

PITTSFIELD -- At the Berkshire Hills Country Club, Taconic's Liam Nolan earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 36 on the front nine and birdies on the second and third holes.

The Braves, however dropped a three-stroke decision to visiting East Longmeadow.

"Liam played awesome today," said Taconic coach Mike Hillman. "He kept it together."


TACONIC (161) -- Mitchell Omelenchuck 39, Kyle Nutting 44, Brian Bonacquisti 44, Matt Ferris 44, John Keegan 42, Liam Nolan 36.

EAST LONGMEADOW (158) -- Matt Fontaine 41, Anthony Geary 39, Brian Cowles 41, Zen Calcasola 38, Jack Blanchard 40, Luke Robare 46.

Birdies -- Nolan (No. 2 and 3), Geary (No. 1).

Lee 177, Monument 182

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Jeff Spratt shot a 40 for Monument, but no one else broke 45 in a narrow loss to the Wildcats.

Jared Fadding led Lee with a 42 while Andy Consolati finished with a 43 on the par-36 front nine at Wyantenuck Country Club. Spartans coach Tom Kinne said his team still needs to work on consistency.

"We've had some good rounds from kids, but they have not been consistent," he said.


LEE (177) -- Jared Fadding 42, Andy Consolati 43, Joe Free 49, J.T. Brown 49, Kurt Warner 46, Devyn Olds 46.

MONUMENT (182) -- Jeff Spratt 40, Owen Hunter 47, Dan Meandro 50, Christian Callahan 53, T.J. Shumsky 45, Sean O'Rourke 51.

Birdies -- Spratt (No. 1, No. 8).

St. Joe's 177,
Greylock 198

LANESBOROUGH -- At Skyline Country Club, Andy Cella and Danielle Lapierre shared medalist honors with 42s for the Crusaders.

"I was happy to see my team rise to the occasion and put up another solid score," St. Joseph's coach Fran Brilliant said. "We continue to get contributions from a number of different players."

Cody Tynan was the third St. Joe's golfer to beat Greylock's top scorers. Aaron St. Martin and Matt Wiseman both had 48s for the Mounties, who played with only five.


MOUNT GREYLOCK (198) -- Aaron St. Martin 48, Matt Wiseman 48, Lily Crolius 50, Eli Ostheimer 64, Kyle Alvarez 52.

ST. JOSEPH'S (177) -- Andy Cella 42, Danielle Lapierre 42, Joey Bongini 49, Cody Tynan 44, Tim Wiles 51, Pat Vander Vennet 53.

Birdies -- Lapierre (No. 6).


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