Local roundup: Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse tops Wahconah
CHESHIRE — The Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse team held Wahconah off the board in the first half and turned that into a 7-6 win on Thursday.
The Hurricanes (2-3, 1-2 Berkshire League) were led by Brendon Ellsworth, who had three goals and an assist in the win. Nick Waterman pitched in with two goals and one assist.
The Warriors (4-4, 2-3) were led by Wyatt Schleicher and Dart Jaggi, who both had a pair of goals in the loss.
"Very solid play by the defensemen and the goalie through three quarters," Hoosac coach John Alibozek wrote in an email. "We became a little worn down by the fourth, [but] smooth, crisp passes by both the middies and attack saved them a lot of energy for the final quarter."
Wahconah goals — Wyatt Schleicher 2, Dart Jaggi 2, Cullen Harrington 1, N/A 1. Wahconah assists — Connor Washburn 3, Christian Zdon 1, Jeremy Girard 1.
Hoosac Valley goals — Brendon Ellsworth 3, Nick Waterman 2, Matt Hall 1, Tyler Jayko 1. Hoosac Valley assists — Ellsworth 1, Waterman 1, Hall 1, Casey Meczyor 1, Vance Eugene 1.
Saves — W: Vinnie Orlandi 9. HV: Cam Alibozek 10.
PITTSFIELD 16, MONSON 5
MONSON >> The visiting Generals had to shake off a long bus ride, but once they did the team rolled to a win over the Mustangs.
Pittsfield (4-3) was led by Kevin Quinto, who put up five goals and three assists in the win. Ryan Jacoby added three goals.
"It took us a little while to get going, but once we got rid of the bus legs we were doing OK," Pittsfield coach Scott Aitken said.
Pittsfield goals — Kevin Quinto 5, Ryan Jacoby 3, Sean Baruch 2, Cam Giardina 1, Mason Papirio 1, De'Shane Johnson 1, Jordan Hayes 1, Mitchell Stechmann 1, Markie Perras 1. Pittsfield assists — Quinto 3, Giardina 2, Papirio 2, Baruch 1, Stechmann 1, Zach Brazeau 1, Perras 1.
Saves — P: Nikolai Pixley 7, Ethan Beach 3. M: Nate Drunea 3.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 15, TACONIC 1
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock put up 10 goals in the first half to top Taconic on Thursday evening.
The Mounties (8-0, 5-0 Berkshire League) had eight different players record at least a point in the game. Pat Storie had five goals, Sean McCormack had four goals and an assists, and Mike Wellspeak had five assists.
Brad Cobb scored the lone goal for Taconic (2-5, 0-3) in the third quarter.
Taconic goal — Brad Cobb 1. Taconic assists — Sal Amaral 1.
Mount Greylock goals — Pat Storie 5, Sean McCormack 4, Tom Astle 2, Owen Politis 2, Reilly Parker 1, Kyle Alvarez 1. Mount Greylock assists — Mike Wellspeak 5, Parker 3, Cam Hadley 2, McCormack 1, Astle 1.
Saves — T: Troy Schweitzer 8. MG: Cal Filson 2.
MOUNT ANTHONY (VT) 13, PITTSFIELD 5
PITTSFIELD >> The visiting Patriots of Mount Anthony (VT) picked up a 13-5 win over Pittsfield (0-6) on Thursday.
Mount Anthony built up a 9-3 lead at the half to secure the win.
Lauren Curry had a pair of goals for Pittsfield in the loss.
Mount Anthony goals — Bridget Ahearn 6, Zoe Long 2, Emily Altland 2, Avery Galle 2, Hayley Richmond 1. Mount Anthony assists — Riley Mintrone 2, Altland 2, Bri Zipprich 1, Richmond 1.
Pittsfield goals — Lauren Curry 2, Liz George 1, Jacie Salvie 1, Claire Sheedy 1.
Saves — MAU: Carly Plaisance N/A, P: Kristen Borelli 10.
High School Tennis
MOUNT GREYLOCK, PITTSFIELD SPLIT
PITTSFIELD >> The Mount Greylock boys remain undefeated with 4-1 win over Pittsfield, and the Pittsfield girls earned their first win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Mount Greylock.
The Pittsfield boys' lone win came in a close three-set battle, as Evan Dempsey topped Gray Kaegi 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. The Mounties won the remaining matches in straight sets. Sam Dils and Benni McCommish did not drop a game at No. 2 doubles.
The Pittsfield girls relied on their singles play against Mount Greylock. All three singles players won in straight sets. The Generals swept the doubles play as well, but both matches took three sets.
Greylock boys 4, Pittsfield 1
Singles — 1. Evan Dempsey (P) def. Gray Kaegi 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. 2. Jacob Fink (MG) def. Noah Beckwtih 6-2, 6-0 3. Josh Narey (MG) def. Nick Simonds 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles — 1. Matt Wiseman/Brady Foehl (MG) def. James Korenmann/Tom Randsis 6-3, 6-0 2. Sam Dils/Benni McCommish (MG) def. Dave Charland/Sam Heisecke 6-0, 6-0.
Pittsfield girls 5, Mount Greylock 0
Singles — 1. Anna Hamel (P) def. Josie Dalsin 6-1, 6-1. 2. Saranya Ganesh (P) def. Oriana Vanslyke 6-0, 6-1. 3. Kaytlin Barcus (P) def. Kate Pfister 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Juliana Catalano/Zhen Mei Huang (P) def. Cedar Keyes/Emma Stankiewicz 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). 2. Dominique Trottier/Mallory Northrup (P) def. Mia Vandeurzen/Lily Edge 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams College softball team brings a No. 2 regional ranking and a national rank of 23 into this weekend's series with Middlebury.
Williams will play Middlebury three times, tonight at 5 and a doubleheader Saturday at noon. All the Ephs need are two wins out of three games to clinch the NESCAC West Division title and host the conference playoffs.
The Ephs (26-8) are second to WPI (32-6) in the New England rankings. MIT is third, followed by NESCAC East champion Tufts and Amherst.
Williams moved back into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 this week, ranked 23rd. Williams is the only NESCAC and New England school in the Top 25.
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams women are ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Emory University, and are No. 1 in the Northeast Region.
According to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings, Emory, Williams, Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps remain the top four teams in the national Division III poll.
The top five teams in the Northeast region are NESCAC Schools — Williams, Middlebury, Amherst, Bowdoin and Wesleyan.
Williams' Juli Raventos is ranked first among individuals in the Northeast, while Raventos and Linda Shin are No. 3 in doubles.
In men's tennis, Williams is ranked ninth in the nation and one of three NESCAC schools in the top 10. Emory is top-ranked, while NESCAC rival Bowdoin is second and Middlebury is fourth.
Williams is ranked third in the Northeast region, behind Middlebury and Bowdoin, with Wesleyan, Tufts and Amherst following. Jose Raventos is ranked 11th in the Northeast in singles while his Williams teammates Brian Grodecki and Alex Schidlovsky are ranked sixth in doubles.