Local roundup: Greylock boys, Hoosac girls win lacrosse openers
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The high school lacrosse season opened on a damp and chilly Friday afternoon. The Mount Greylock boys didn't seem to mind, as they were hot from the start.
Pat Storie had eight goals and two assists for the Mounties, who opened the year with a 16-2 win over Hoosac Valley.
The Mounties scored four unanswered goals in the first quarter, two of them by Storie. He netted his hat trick in the second quarter.
Reilly Parker also had three goals for the Mounties. Sean McCormack had two goals and four assists, while Owen Politis added two goals.
Dave Critelli and Brenden Ellsworth scored for Hoosac.
Greylock goals — Pat Storie 8, Reilly Parker 3, Sean McCormack 2, Owen Politis 2, Taylor Cummings 1. Greylock assists — McCormack 4, Michael Wellspeak 3, Thomas Astle 3, Storie 2, Politis 1, Cummings 1, Cam Hadley 1.
Hoosac goals — Dave Critelli, Brenden Ellsworth.
Saves — HV: Cam Alibozek 5. MG: Cal Filson 5, Grady Holubar 1, Kyle Bazonski 1.
HOOSAC 11, ST. MARY'S 2
WESTFIELD >> Molly Meczywor is beginning her fourth year as the Hoosac coach, and she said that this was the first time the Hurricanes won a season opener since she's coached.
"It was a really great ride home," she said. "We set some goals and one of them was to win one of our first two games."
The Hurricanes scored eight unanswered goals before St. Mary's got on the board.
Alie Mendel had three goals and two assists while Claudia Bresett had three goals and an assist.
Hoosac goals — Alie Mendel 3, Claudia Bresett 3, Aubrey Rumbolt 2, Sara Tomkiewicz 2, Chloe Martel 1. Hoosac assists — Mendel 2, Rumbolt 2, Martel 1, Bresett 1.
Saves — HV: Abi Disbrow 6.
TIERNEY HONORED BY BRUINS
BOSTON >> Taconic hockey player Shane Tierney is the recipient of a Boston Bruins-MIAA Sportsmanship Award.
This is the 14th consecutive season that the Bruins and the MIAA have partnered to honor hockey-playing, student-athletes from across the state.
Tierney, a senior, also received the Troy Sportsmanship Award from the Berkshire County hockey officials.
Tierney, who goes to Pittsfield, was honored with the other recipients at the Bruins game against Carolina on April 5.
MIDDLETOWN, CONN. >> Erica Li helped Williams walk off with a NESCAC win over Little Three rival Wesleyan.
Li's leadoff home run, the first of her career, in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie and gave the Ephs (15-5, 1-0 in NESCAC) an 8-7 win in the first of a three-game series with the Cardinals. Williams is the home team, but because of weather conditions, the games are being played at Wesleyan (14-7, 0-2).
Leading 6-5 after four innings, the Ephs gave up two runs in the top of the fifth as Jamie Horn hit a two-run triple with two outs. But reliever Mackenzie Murphy retired the side without further damage.
Then in the home fifth, the Ephs tied the score with an unearned run. That set the stage for Li's game-winning home run.
Li and Taylor Done each had two hits for the Ephs. Murphy got the win in relief of starter Brook Bovier. Su Pardo homered for Wesleyan.
The two teams will play a doubleheader in Middletown today.
AMHERST >> Amherst rocked Williams starter Luke Rodino for seven earned runs in seven innings in a 11-4 win. The Ephs (5-11, 1-3) were the home team, but the game was played at Amherst's Memorial Field.
Amherst (13-3, 3-1) took a 2-0 lead after one inning and then broke the game open when Yanni Thanopoulos hit a three-run home run. Thanopoulos went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI.
Williams managed only three hits off of Amherst starter Jackson Volle and two relievers. Two of the four Williams runs were unearned.
NORTHBOROUGH >> Framingham State (5-12, 1-2) untied its game with MCLA (3-12, 0-3) in a seventh-inning flourish Friday night. The Rams hit three home runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to beat the Trailblazers 7-2, in the opening game of a MASCAC doubleheader. The nightcap was still underway at press time.
MCLA parlayed three hits into two sixth-inning runs to tie the game at 2. Myles Candelet's RBI single plated Liam Nolan to tie the game. Nolan had driven in Billy Pulasky earlier in the frame.
Nolan got Roy Goodman to ground out and struck out Jake Wardwell to open the seventh. But Jonathan Chapman untied the game with a first-pitch, solo home run. Ryan Wardwell followed with a solo homer, making it 4-2. And after Nolan walked R.J. Gray, head coach Mike Gladu brought Eamonn Andre in from the bullpen.
Andre gave up an infield single to Emmanuel Powers and Kyle Pileski hit the first pitch over the fence in left for a three-run dinger.
Framingham pitcher Zach Kirby retired the Trailblazers 1-2-3 in the seventh to get the win. He scattered two runs on eight hits and struck out 12 MCLA hitters.
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