Local roundup: Williams women's golf finishes fifth at NCAA championship
HOUSTON, TEXAS >> There will be no repeat NCAA Division III championship for the Williams College women's golf team.
The Ephs' chances for a fourth-round rally were washed away on Friday, as rain forced the NCAA to end the tournament after three rounds at the Bay Oaks Country Club. When all was said and done, Rhodes College of Memphis, Tenn., brought home the trophy that Williams beat them for a year ago.
Rhodes finished with a three-day total of 904, followed by Texas-Tyler at 919. Williams was fifth at 933.
Caroline Ordian of the University of Redlands in California was medalist, finishing up with a 2-over-par 218. She beat Wittenberg's Macy Hubbard by a stroke.
Williams' Cordelia Chan finished nine shots behind Ordian with a 11-over 227. She was tied for ninth with Phoebe Nguyen of Whitman. By finishing ninth, Chan was named an Honorable Mention All-American.
"I think we did a great job out here this week, and I'm just sorry we didn't get to fully see it through," Chan said in a statement, "to have that one final push to the end."
Elizabeth Gudas was the other Eph to finish in the top 20. She was 17th with a 231. Phoebe Mattana finished in a tie for 24th at 235.
High School Boys Lacrosse
MONSON 7, TACONIC 6
PITTSFIELD >> The Taconic boys lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaker to Monson on Friday, as the Braves watched a two-goal lead evaporate in the fourth.
Monson took a 4-2 lead into halftime, but the Braves (2-9) roared back in the third and took a 6-4 lead into the final stanza. It was there, though, that the Mustangs mounted one final push to get the win.
"We just couldn't seem to put the ball in the net in the fourth," Taconic coach Bill O'Brien-Garvey said. "I was proud of the effort we made today. We were shorthanded with injuries and missing people."
Sal Amaral and Hunter Johnston each had two goals and an assists, and freshman Sean Soper took advantage of some playing time with one goal and two assists.
Monson goals — Gabe Marquez 3, Christian McGill 3, Peter Kierkia 1. Monson assists — Marquez 2, McGill 2.
Taconic goals — Sal Amaral 2, Hunter Johnston 2, Sean Soper 1, Josh Coleman 1. Taconic assists — Soper 2, Amaral 1, Johnston 1, Tim Curry 1.
Saves — M: Nate Bruneau 6. T: Troy Schweitzer 9.
NCAA Division III tennis
WILLIAMS WOMEN'S TENNIS TO FACE WILKES
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Defending NCAA champion Williams and MIT now know who they'll be playing in today's Division III women's tournament.
The day starts at 10:30 a.m., when MIT will play Skidmore after the Thoroughbreds shut out Messiah 5-0. At 2, Williams will play Wilkes, after Wilkes downed Endicott 5-3. Both of Friday's matches were played indoors at Lansing Chapman Rink.
If it rains Saturday, matches will also be moved indoors.
NESCAC ROWING HONORS
HADLEY >>Twelve Williams College rowers and women's crew coach Kate Maloney have been honored by NESCAC.
Maloney, who guided the Ephs to a No. 1 spot in the nation and a trip to the NCAA Division III championships, earned her second coach-of-the-year award and her first since 2013. She helped lead the Ephs to their first NESCAC title since 2013.
Katherine Costantini earned her second consecutive spot on the All-NESCAC first team. The senior was joined by fellow seniors Sophia Jannetty, Anne Tewksbury and coxswain Louisa Abel. Juniors Gabrielle Markel and Emory Strawn were second-team selections.
On the men's side, four Ephs were named to the All-NESCAC first team. Juniors Graham Buchan, Michael Polson and Andrew Rondeau and sophomore coxswain Devin Flynn were named to the first team. Freshman Erik Bovino and senior Logan Jester were named to the second team.
Thursday's high school tennis
LEE SWEEPS MOUNT EVERETT
SHEFFIELD >> It was a good Thursday for the Lee tennis teams, as the Wildcats swept Mount Everett by identical 5-0 scores.
The boys match could have gone either way as three matches took three sets. The No. 1 singles match between Lee's Ibz Zia and the Eagles' Patrick Hogelin was one of those. Zia dropped the first set before winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
In the girls match, the Wildcats took all five in straight sets. Suriana Lee had a tough first set against Maya Neski, but came away with a 7-5, 6-4 win.
Lee boys 5, Mount Everett 0
Singles — 1. Ibz Zia (L) def. Patrick Hogalin 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; 2. Michael Comalli (L) def. Sam Webb 6-4, 6-7 (6), 10-6; 3. Jed Devarennes (L) def. Eduardo Rodriguez 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime (L) def. Kenny Edwards/Marc Gogel 6-0, 6-4; 2. Lukas Loehr/Dominic Bartini (L) def. Ethan Benoit/Gray Duval 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Lee girls 5, Mount Everett 0
Singles — 1. Suriana Lee (L) def. Maya Neski 7-5, 6-4; 2. Ava Martin (L) def. Madeline Von Ruden 6-2, 6-1; 3. Sandra Ortega (L) def. Michaela Loring 7-6, 7-1.
Doubles — 1. Sarah Winston/Maddie DeSantis (L) def. Anna Dupont/Katelynn Dawson 6-2 6-3; 2. Angie Nejaime/Anna Wang (L) def. Ashley Kerzner/Shelby Tinker 6-0, 6-1.