Lee volleyball in control

Friday September 28, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

LEE -- Lee stayed undefeated by sweeping Wahconah 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 on Thursday.

Lauren Richardson led the Wildcats with 13 kills, four aces, a dig and 14 assists. Katie Morin chipped in with 13 kills, a block and 16 assists.

"This was a big one," said Lee coach John Warner. "It put a little separation between us and the rest of the league."

The loss was the Warriors second of the year. Becca Grunow had eight aces, eight assists and seven digs for Wahconah. Bethany McBain had three aces, six kills and four blocks.

Pittsfield 3, Everett 0

SHEFFIELD -- The Generals earned the 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 sweep on the road.

Tiffany Robinson led Pittsfield with 10 aces, six assists and two kills while Karissa Kozlowski added four kills.

"We had trouble returning their serve," said Eagles coach Dennis Sullivan. "We passed the ball well tonight, which was nice."

Danielle Guidi had five aces and four assists for the Eagles. Krista Reynolds added two aces, a block and two digs.

Monument 3, St. Joe’s 1

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans rallied from a fourth-set deficit to tie, and then win the final two points to claim the match. The Spartans won in four sets 24-26, 25-15, 25-20, 28-26.

"Everybody is battling to get to that .500 record," Monument coach Steve Piazzo said. "If we lost this at home, it would have put us behind the 8-ball."

In the final set, a dig by Rachel Couser led to a point that put Monument up 27-26, and Morgan Hammer served the final point to win the match.

Couser had eight kills and two blocks for Monument. Nicole Keefner had seven kills, 11 assists and 27 service points for the Spartans and Meaghan Prince had two kills, eight assists and three aces.

For St. Joe’s, Maddie Roulier had 11 aces and 10 kills, while Virginia Goggins had 12 assists, two kills and three aces.

Lenox 3, Taconic 0

PITTSFIELD -- The Millionaires took the first game of this series, 26-24 and swept the last two games, 25-13 and 25-18.

"We could have stepped it up," said a disappointed Taconic coach Jen Doerle. "We beat ourselves. I don’t know what else to say."

Makayla White had three aces, 11 digs and 12 service points for Lenox. Teammate Rachel Cogswell had three kills, 17 assists, two aces and one dig, while Liz Mitts had three aces, a dig and 14 service points.

For Taconic, Angela O’Neil had 14 assists and one ace, Nyanna Slaughter chipped in with nine digs, three blocks and five kills, while Alyssa Doerle had five kills, one block and a dig.

PHS 163, Greylock 195

PITTSFIELD -- Adam Brickle and Ryan Grande shared medalist honors with 4-over-par 39s, as Pittsfield and first-year coach Chris Polidoro swept the season series from Greylock and Chris’ brother Luke, the former PHS coach.

But the highlight for Chris Polidoro was the play of freshman Thomas Symanski. The freshman shot 44 in his first-ever varsity match, and the score counted.

"We’ve worked on his swing a little," Chris Polidoro said. ‘He played good. For his first match. he wasn’t nervous."


PITTSFIELD (163) -- Adam Brickle 39, Austin O’Neill 48, Ryan Grande 39, Thomas Symanski 44, Denis Cooney 55, Jake Matthews 41.

MOUNT GREYLOCK (195) -- Aaron St. Martin 52, Matt Wiseman 49, Lily Crolius 49, Steve Jayko 49, Mike Strizzi 45, Kyle Alvarez 53.

Birdies -- Grande (No. 6).

Drury 181, Monument 184

GREAT BARRINGTON -- At the Wyantenuck Country Club, T.J. Shumsky was medalist with a 42, but the visiting Blue Devils earned a three-stroke victory over Monument.

"He and Jeff [Spratt], in the last couple of weeks, have been our most consistent players," said Monument coach Tom Kinne.

All four of Drury’s scoring golfers, led by Nick Trombley’s 43, finished within four strokes of each other.


MONUMENT MOUNTAIN (184) -- Jeff Spratt 44, Owen Hunter 47, T.J. Shumsky 42, Olivia Grochmal 55, Sean O’Rourke 51, Dan Meandro 57.

DRURY (181) -- Matt Lawrence 45, Nick Bator 47, Alex Boulger 46, Jeff Hancock 57, Nick Trombley 43, Nick Boulger 47.


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