Local golf, soccer and volleyball roundup: Taconic golf team beats city rival Pittsfield


PITTSFIELD — The Taconic golf team recorded a win over city rival Pittsfield on Wednesday, 161-167.

Playing the front nine, par-35 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, Taconic's Mike Kays was the medalist with a 37. Justin Martin shot a 39 for Pittsfield.

"Everybody is friendly with each other, but when you play Pittsfield High it always means something more," Taconic coach Mike Hillman said. "It was a fun win, always feels good to come out with a victory over Pittsfield."

Taconic improves to 10-5, 10-5 Berkshire North with the win, while Pittsfield falls to 11-4, 9-4.


Pittsfield (161)

Kevin Quinto 42, Jake Driscoll 44, Ricky Berrian 42, Justin Martin 39, Alex Parsons 44, Tino Burns 48.

Birdies: Quinto on No. 5.

Taconic (161)

Mike Kays 37, Ross Omelenchuck 39, Brett Murphy 46, Tim Curry 47, Connor Champoux 46 birdie on No. 4, Brent Arseneau 39.

Birdies: Omelenchuck on No. 2.


DALTON >> Wahconah finished up its regular season with a win over Drury at Wahconah Country Club.

Playing the par-35 front nine, Nate Dos Santos came out as the medalist, shooting a 37 for the Warriors (10-5). Colette Basiliere (38) and Jon Dos Santos (39) each shot under 40 for Wahconah.

Justyn Cowell and Connor Kelly each shot a 49 for Drury (2-12).

"It was nice to finish on a positive note, shooting 160," coach Pete Terpak said in an email. "Nate, Jon and Colette played steady today and showed why we have as good a chance as anyone in the field come Western Mass.

"When those three are on, we can shoot some real solid numbers."


Drury (223)

Justyn Cowell 49, Connor Kelly 49, Brannon O'Donovan 57, Steh Dupee 68.

Birdies: O'Donovan on No. 6.

Wahconah (160)

Nate Dos Santos 37, Colette Basiliere 38, Jon Dos Santos 39, Victoria Orlandi 46, Cullen Harrington 47, Domenic Orlandi 58.

Birdies: V. Orlandi on No. 2.

Boys Soccer


WESTFIELD >> Mount Everett fell behind by a goal inside of two minutes, but rallied to post a win on the road on Tuesday.

Cavan Brady and Brendan Dempsey each scored twice. Dempsey scored two goals in the first half, while Brady scored the eventual winner right before halftime and the insurance goal just after the break.

Patrick Silk made eight saves for Mount Everett (10-2).

"You get a little nervous in the beginning, especially when they score in the first two minutes," Everett coach Josh King said. "You want to see how the kids will react ... we tried a couple new things today, have a few injuries that caught up with us.

"Had some guys in new spots, but overall everyone played well, everyone played together and they found a way to win."


St. Mary's112

First Half

SM — Aaron Blanchard (unassisted), 2:00. ME — Brendan Dempsey (UA), 11:00. ME — Dempsey (Dan Litchfield), 26:00. ME — Cavan Brady (UA), 39:00.

Second Half

ME — Brady (UA), 48:00. SM — Padraig Smith (Drew Collins), 59:00.

Saves — ME: Patrick Silk 8. SM: Jay Butler 5, Dominic Nomakol 5.



WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock rolled to a win over Taconic on Wednesday, winning the three-set match 25-16, 25-23 and 25-7.

Dagny Albano had a busy day for Greylock (10-2), as she recorded seven aces, two kills and 17 assists in the win. Jenna Benzinger had 12 kills and two aces. Marley Buffis had five aces and Autumn Delorey had five kills.

Taconic falls to 4-8 with the loss.

College Soccer


DUDLEY >> Visiting MCLA fell to Nichols on Wednesday afternoon.

Nichols took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but out of the break Marissa Sprague tied the game up when she converted a pass from Natalie Caney.

Nichols, though, took the lead back in the 69th minute when Taylor Souza scored her second of the day, and Souza added her third goal for insurance with just under two minutes remaining.

Megan Richardson stopped nine shots in the loss. MCLA falls to 2-7-3 with the loss.


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