Local roundup: Wahconah boys beat Hoosac, earn trip to Western Mass. tourney
DALTON — The Wahconah boys lacrosse team punched its ticket to the Central-Western Massachusetts Division III tournament Monday night, beating Hoosac Valley 11-2.
The Warriors will now look to improve their seeding and somehow avoid St. Bernard's, the team that knocked them out in the first round in 2014 and 2015.
"With the win, we've made the Western Mass. Tournament. That is always our goal every year," Wahconah coach Zach Sondrini wrote in an email. "Next on the list is getting our first tournament win in program history."
This is the fourth consecutive tournament berth for Wahconah.
On Senior Night, the Warriors broke open a tight game in the first half, outscoring the Hurricanes 7-1 in the final two quarters.
Connor Washburn had four goals and two assists for Wahconah, while Dart Jaggi had three goals and an assist.
Hoosac goals — Matt Hall 1, Austin Mendel 1. Wahconah goals — Connor Washburn 4, Dart Jaggi 3, Wyatt Schliecher 3, Cullen Harrington 1. Wahconah assists — Jeremy Girard 3, Washburn 2, Jaggi 1, Harrington 1, Schliecher 1.
Saves — HV: Cam Alibozek 12. W: Vinny Orlandi 6.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 18, TACONIC 1
PITTSFIELD >> The visiting Mounties moved to 14-0 with a big win over Taconic.
Mount Greylock (14-0, 9-0 Berkshire League) got five goals from Reilly Parker and Pat Storie in the win. Taylor Cummings and Kyle Alvarez each had a pair of goals. Sal Amaral scored the lone goal for the Braves (2-10, 0-8).
Mount Greylock goals — Reilly Parker 5, Pat Storie 5, Kyle Alvarez 2, Taylor Cummings 2, Thomas Astle 1, Michael Wellspeak 1, Hoby MacWhinnie 1, Cam Hadley 1. Mount Greylock assists — Astle 2, Owen Politis 2, Parker 1, Storie 1, Wellspeak 1, Alvarez 1, Hadley 1, Whit Ellingwood 1, Sean McCormack 1.
Taconic goals — Sal Amaral 1.
Saves — MG: Cal Filson 0, Cole Seaman 6. T: Troy Schweitzer 10.
CHICOPEE 16, MCCANN TECH 4
NORTH ADAMS >> It has been a long season for the first-year Hornets (1-14). Coach Paul Lange said that every day and every game has been an experience they'll learn from to get better.
"They saw the type of level they want to get to," he said. "Today was one of those learning experiences."
Dan Vazquez had six goals and three assists to lead the Pacers. Mike Moreno had two goals for the Hornets.
Chicopee goals — Dan Vazquez 6, John Baker 4, Mike Doyle 2, Joe Gardner 2, Josh Provost 1, Brady Wilson 1. Chicopee assists — Vazquez 3, Doyle 2, Dom Gallant 1.
McCann goals — Mike Moreno 2, Nico Moreno 1, Nick Lincoln 1. McCann assists — Nico Romano 1.
Saves — C: Zack Isham 5. MT: Jake Tower 13.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 10, EAST LONGMEADOW 9
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock rallied from an early 4-1 deficit to take a 6-5 lead at halftime.
The Mounties scored four straight goals in the second half and when Emma Polumbo scored with 14 minutes left, Greylock led 10-5. But The Spartans rallied with four unanswered goals, making it 10-9 with 5:52 left. The visitors could not get the tying goal.
"This was a great game and could easily have gone either way," Greylock coach Lindsey Von Holtz wrote in an email. "[Goalie] Julia Whitney was huge today with 11 saves."
East Longmeadow goals — Giordana 3, Phillips 3, Chapdeldina 1, Cafaro 1, Plemante 1. East Longmeadow assists — Turowsky 1.
Mount Greylock goals — Emma Polumbo 4, Sarah Stripp 3, Caroline Flynn 2, Kristen Aliberti 1. Mount Greylock assists — Stripp 2, Ari Walden 1, Karen McComish 1.
Saves — EL: Fazio 8. MG: Julia Whitney 11.
PITTSFIELD 6, CHICOPEE 5
CHICOPEE >> After picking up a win over Chicopee Comprehensive last week, the Pittsfield girls lacrosse team picked up its second win in as many games against Chicopee-area schools with a win over Chicopee High.
Kristen Borelli stepped up big in the cage for the Generals (2-10).
Clare Sheedy had three goals in the win, while Lauren Curry added a pair.
Pittsfield built up a 5-1 lead after the first half, and the Pacers trimmed the lead to 6-5 with 49 seconds to go, but the Generals hung on for the decision.
"It's our second win in a row," Pittsfield coach Jenna Giardina wrote in an email. "Kristen Borelli had a huge game in the goal."
Pittsfield goals — Clare Sheedy 3, Lauren Curry 2, Jacey Salvie 1. Pittsfield assists — Emily Kestyn 1.
Chicopee goals — Calaf 2, Vincelette 1, Boisjolie 1, Deome 1.
Saves — P: Kristen Borelli 17, C: Miller 12.
LEE SWEEPS MOUNT EVERETT
LEE >> The host Wildcats swept Mount Everett. The boys (7-4) and girls (11-1) both won by identical 4-1 scores.
How they got there, however, was much different. The Lee girls clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win by Maddie DeSantis over Michaela Curry at No. 3 singles. However, both Suriana Lee and Ava Martin dropped first sets, before rallying to win at No. 1 and 2 singles. Lee, an eighth grader, beat Maya Neski seven days after the Eagles' No. 1 singles player had won their match.
All five boys matches were straight-set affairs. Ibz Zia set the tone with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sam Webb. Eduardo Rodriguez, playing at No. 2 singles, picked up the only win for Everett.
Lee boys 4, Mount Everett 1
Singles — 1. Ibz Zia (L) def. Sam Webb 6-1, 6-2; 2. Eduardo Rodriguez (ME) def. Michael Comalli 7-5, 6-1; 3. Jed Devarennes (L) def. Ethan Benoit 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles — Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime (L) def. Marc Gogel/Kenny Edwards 7-6 (1), 6-2; 2. Lukas Loehr/Dominic Bartini (L) def. Cole Duval/Andrew Haiss 6-1, 6-0.
Lee girls 4, Mount Everett 1
Singles — 1. Suriana Lee (L) def. Maya Neski 3-6, 6-0, 6-2; 2. Ava Martin (L) def. Madeline VanRuden 5-7, 6-2, 10-5; 3. Maddie DeSantis (L) def. Michaela Curry 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Sarah Winston/Kate DelSignore (L) def. Anna Dupont/Katelyn Dawson 6-3, 6-1; 2. Ashley Kerzner/Shelby Tinker (ME) def. Karen Reina/Sandra Ortega 6-4, 6-3.
LENOX SWEEPS PITTSFIELD
LENOX >> The Millionaires scored identical 4-1 wins over visiting Pittsfield at the Community Center.
The boys match truly could have gone either way. All three singles matches went to three sets while the No. 2 doubles finished in straight sets, but both were decided by tiebreakers.
The Millionaires claimed victory when Hugo Hale rallied from a first-set loss at No. 2 singles to beat Noah Beckwith 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7).
Four of the five girls matches ended in straight sets. Ella king and Morgan Hayden did not drop a game in beating Juliana Catalano and Zhen Mei Huang.
Lenox boys 4, Pittsfield 1
Singles — 1. Henrik Palmer (L) def. Evan Dempsey 6-4, 0-6, 6-4; 2. Hugo Hale (L) def. Noah Beckwith 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7); 3. Cam Abderhalden (L) def. Nick Simonds 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
Doubles — 1. Kevin Coakley/Noah Kalischer-Coggins def. James Korenman/Thomas Rindfuss 6-2, 6-1; 2. David Charland/Sam Heisecke (P) def. Nick Monteleone/Brad Woodger 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6).
Lenox girls 4, Pittsfield 1
Singles — 1. Anna Hamel (P) def. Victoria Vittori 6-3, 6-4; 2. Liz Jarck (L) def. Sharanya Gonesh 6-3, 6-2; 3. Alex Trousilek (L) def. Kaytlin Barcus 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Ella King/Morgan Hayden (L) def. Juliana Catalano/Zhen Mei Huang 6-0, 6-0; 2. Rose Pehlert/Sarah Baron (L) def. Mallory Northrup/Katrina Hould 6-7 (7), 6-0, 10-7.
RESULTS FROM INDIVIDUALS
The Western Mass. tennis individuals got underway over the weekend, and one county doubles team will be playing this coming weekend in the semifinals.
Monument Mountain girls doubles duo Carly Sharfiroff and Hailey Higgins, seeded No. 5, advanced to the semifinals with a bye through the first round, a 6-3, 6-0 win in the second round, and a quarterfinals win of 6-1, 6-1 over Ludlow duo Kayla Santos and Marisa Lombardi.
Sharfiroff and Higgins will play on May 21 for a spot in the finals. The matches will be at the Longmeadow Tennis Courts beginning at 9 a.m.
Monument Mountain had two other singls players make the quarterfinals in their respective tournaments, as well as another doubles team.
Cara Freadman, seeded No. 4 for the girls, fell in the quarterfinals to Longmeadow's No. 5 Suzanne Elfman, 3-6, 2-6. Freadman got a bye through the first round, won her second-round match 6-1, 6-3, and won in the third round 6-1, 6-1.
Kadin Sharfiroff, the No. 5 seed for the boys, fell in quarterfinals to Longmeadow's Jeff Mueller 4-6, 1-6. Sharfiroff won in second round 6-1, 6-4 after getting bye through the first round
Monument doubles duo Jack White and Kevin Costello won in first round 6-1, 6-0, won the second round 6-4, 6-3, but fell in the quarterfinals to Northampton's No. 4 Charlie Denhart/Jake Denhart, 4-6, 3-6.
Pittsfield was represented in the quarterfinals by Evan Dempsey, who won his second-round match 7-5, 6-1 but defaulted in the quarterfinals.
In boys singles action, Lee's Ibrahim Zia fell in the second round. Monument Mountain's Alec Goffin, Mount Greylock's Jacob Fink and Josh Narey, Pittsfield's David Charlands and Thomas Rindfuss and Lee's Dominic Bartini and Jed DeVarennes lost in the first round.
In girls singles, Pittsfield's Anna Hamel fell in the third round to Longmeadow's Noelle Ehernberg 2-6, 1-6. Lee's Ava Martin also fell in the third round, falling to Elfman. Mount Everett's Madeline Von Ruden and Maya Neski, along with Lee's Suriana Lee and Sara Winston, fell in the second round. Pittsfield's Saranya Ganeash fell in her opening-round match.
Everett doubles team Ashley Kerzner and Shelby Tinker won their first-round match but fell in the second round.
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