Local sports roundup: Hoosac Valley girls soccer team qualifies for Western Mass. tournament
CHESHIRE — It's back to the Western Massachusetts soccer tournament for the Hoosac Valley girls.
The Hurricanes (9-3-1) scored two second-half goals to break open a close game and hand visiting Frontier a 3-1 defeat Thursday afternoon, on Senior Day.
"They're excited," said Hoosac coach Kathy Budaj. "We had some team goals and this was one of them.
"We still have more plans."
Olivia Bresett's goal gave Hoosac a 1-0 halftime lead. But it took her younger sister Claudia only two minutes into the second half to score what proved to be the game-winning goal. Carah Cote got the assist.
Kailynne Frederick had two saves for Hoosac, losing her shutout with two minutes remaining in the contest.
"We moved the ball well," said Budaj. "We pressured the ball a lot."
HV—Olivia Bresett (Maddie Vigna), 31:00.
HV—Claudia Bresett (Carah Cote), 42:00. HV—Madison Graves (UA), 58:00. F—Julia Riordan (UA), 78:00.
Saves—F: Eliza Desmarais 10. HV—Kailynne Frederick 2
LUDLOW 2, PITTSFIELD 0
PITTSFIELD >> At Kirvin Park, visiting Ludlow got first-half goals from Mary Jordan and Nissa Pereira as the Lions beat Pittsfield (2-7-2).
Ludlow goalie Abbie Terrinca had eight saves for the shutout.
L—Mary Jordan (Lauren Saloio), 20:10. L—Nissa Pereira (UA), 25:27.
Saves—L: Abbie Terrinca 8. P: Haley Tobin 9.
LEE 1, TACONIC 0
PITTSFIELD >> Karli Retzel's second-half goal helped visiting Lee (6-7, 2-4 South) take one step closer to making its fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts tournament.
Retzel's goal, coming at 52:31, was the only score of the game. Brianna Hawley earned the shutout for the Wildcats against the Braves (6-7-1, 2-3-1).
L—Karli Retzel (Shannon Finnegan), 52:31.
Goalies—L: Brianna Hawley. T: Jackie Boateng.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 4, MOUNT GREYLOCK 1
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Monument Mountain (7-1-2, 5-1-1 Berkshire North) used its strong ball movement to pull away in the second half against Mount Greylock (5-7-1, 0-4-1).
Tied 1-1 after the first 40 minutes, the Spartans scored three goals in 12 minutes to ice the game. Four Spartans scored goals. Crista Cardillo scored the winner in the 58th minute.
Caroline Flynn had Greylock's lone goal off an assist from Gabriella Orpin.
"They are a strong team," Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer said. "They play very well together and they spread the ball around."
MM — Zufan Bazzano (unassisted) 5. MG — Caroline Flynn (Gabriella Orpin), 29.
MM — Crista Cardillo (Aubrey Blanchard), 58. MM — Hunter Hassett (Olivia Jaffe), 62. Blanchard (unassisted), 70.
Saves — MM: Emily Rada 6. MG — Isabella Nicastro 9.
MCCANN TECH 5, PATHFINDER 1
NORTH ADAMS >> The Hornets (8-5, 8-3 Tri-County) are one win from qualifying for the Western Mass. Division IV tournament.
McCann got two goals from Allie Gibeau, while Aimee Dowling had a goal and an assist.
Alanza Quinones had seven saves for the Hornets.
McCann goals—Allie Gibeau 2, Aimee Dowling, Dana Canales, Julia Esoldi. Pathfinder goals—Tiffany Pepesh. McCann assists—Dowling, Jordan Budaj, Jayna Civello.
Saves—P: Machayla Weldon 10. MT: Alanza Quinones 7.
MOUNT EVERETT 3, DRURY 0
NORTH ADAMS >> Gwen Carpenter scored twice, leading Mount Everett (11-1, 5-1 Berkshire South) over Drury (2-12-1, 0-6-1).
Carpenter scored once on a feed from Madeline Von Ruden. Hannah Race added the Eagles' second goal and Carpenter netted her second goal three minutes later.
Madison Ullrich made four saves in the shutout.
ME — Gwen Carpenter (Madeline Von Ruden). ME — Hannah Race (Jacyln Derwitch). ME — Carpenter (unassisted).
Saves — ME Madison Ullrich 4. Ali Brassard 3.
MEET AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Pittsfield's Greg Fournier and Lenox's Maggie Sorrentino raced to wins on a rain-soaked course at Monument Mountain on Thursday afternoon.
Fournier paced a top 10 that was heavy with General runners. The senior ran in 17 minutes, 19.2 seconds. Classmate Lucas Godwin finished second in 17:24. Paul Wales (4th, 17:55.1), Noah Shepardson (5th, 17:55.5), Steve Taglieri (6th, 18:05.9), Adam Shepardson (8th, 18:32.1) and Noah Kimbal-Dimbitzer (10th, 18:39) all recorded high finishes for Pittsfield. Monument Mountain's Jared Henry (17:52.3) finished third, and fellow Spartans Nick Gray (7th, 18:14.9) and Kevin Robertson (18:36.8) rounded out the top 10 male finishers.
In team scores, Lenox and Mount Everett recorded 15-50 wins over Hoosac Valley. Lenox defeated Mount Everett 30-42, and Pittsfield recorded a 15-50 win over Lenox and an 18-42 win over Monument Mountain.
For the girls, Sorrentino raced to first place as teammate Emma Jourdain — who had won every race so far this year — sat the meet out. Monument Mountain duo Grace Phair (20:15.9) and Jasmin Johannsdottir (20:17.8) finished second and third, respectively. Lenox sisters Marion (20:32.2) and Ellen Huth (20:33.1) finished fourth and fifth, Monument's Meryl Phair (20:49.7) was sixth, Lenox's Alice Najimy (20:57.1) was seventh, Pittsfield's Lessley Columna (20:59.1) was eighth, and Lenox duo Tate Morrison (21:03.5) and Alice Huth (21:18.6) rounded out the top 10.
In team scores, Hoosac Valley defeated Mount Everett 15-43, Lenox defeated Hoosac Valley 15-49, Pittsfield 16-47 and Mount Everett 15-50, and Monument topped Pittsfield 17-38.
The Lenox girls improved to 12-0 on the year with the three wins, while the Monument girls improved to 8-4. The Pittsfield boys used their two wins to improve to 9-2.
Team results — Mount Everett def. Hoosac Valley 15-50, Lenox def. Mount Everett 15-50, Lenox def. Mount Everett 30-42, Pittsfield def. Lenox 15-50, Pittsfield def. Monument Mountain 18-42.
Top 20 — 1. Greg Fournier (P), 17:19.2. 2. Lucas Godwin (P), 17:24. 3. Jared Henry (MM), 17:52.3. 4. Paul Wales (P), 17:55.1. 5. Noah Shepardson (P), 17:55.5. 6. Steve Taglieri (P), 18:05.9. 7. Nick Gray (MM), 18:14.9. 8. Adam Shepardson (P), 18:32.1. 9. Kevin Robertson (MM), 18:35.8. 10. Noah Kimbal-Dimbitzer (P), 18:39. 11. Michael Goretti (MM), 18:39.7. 12. Ethan Mazursky (MM), 18:47.1. 13. Ethan Beach (P), 18:53.1. 14. Tyler Wade (MM), 18:59. 15. Scott Larochelle (MM), 19:01.6. 16. Grayson Duval (ME), 19:12.7. 17. Kenny Edwards (ME), 19:14.3. 18. Cole Duval (ME), 19:19.4. 19. Liam Mooney (P), 19:27.4. 20. Cameron Pope (P), 19:29.4.
Team results — Hoosac Valley def. Mount Everett 15-43, Lenox def. Hoosac Valley 15-49, Lenox def. Mount Everett 15-50, Lenox def. Pittsfield 16-47, Monument Mountain def. Pittsfield 17-38.
Top 20 — 1. Maggie Sorrentino (LEN), 19:52. 2. Grace Phair (MM), 20:15.9. 3. Jasmin Johannsdottir (MM), 20:17.8. 4. Marion Huth (LEN), 20:32.2. 5. Ellen Huth (LEN), 20:33.1. 6. Meryl Phair (MM), 20:49.7. 7. Alice Najimy (LEN), 20:57.1. 8. Lessley Columna (P), 20:59.1. 9. Tate Morrison (LEN), 21:03.5. 10. Alice Huth (LEN), 21:18.6. 11. Maeven Broderick (MM), 21:24.1. 12. Jamie Barthe (HV), 21:36.1. 13. Hani Chung (LEN), 21:55.4. 14. Kate McNinch (LEN), 22:02.3. 15. Hannah Flynn (MM), 22:11.1. 16. Ella King (LEN), 22:20.9. 17. Lauren Gamache (LEN), 22:25.3. 18. Fiona Mathews (LEN), 22:35.2. 19. Peggy Yee (LEN), 22:36.1. 20. Julia Haddad (LEN), 22:36.9.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 3, MOUNT ANTHONY 0
BENNINGTON, VT. >> Mount Greylock (11-2, 8-1 North) rolled to a three-set win over host Mount Anthony (1-9, 1-9). The scores were 25-14, 25-8, 25-16.
Dagny Albano kept the Greylock offense rolling, as she registered 23 assists, while Jenna Benzinger had eight kills and two blocks.
PIONEER VALLEY 3, ST. JOSEPH 0
PITTSFIELD >> Pioneer Valley and St. Joseph played two back-and-forth sets before the Panthers pulled away in the third. Pioneer earned a sweep 18-25, 17-25, 12-25.
Emily Hamilton led St. Joe with two aces, three kills and four digs. Sarah Squires had three kills and three digs. Hannah Chrzonowski two kills and four digs.
Lizzie Fuller led Pioneer Valley with four kills, 11 aces and four digs. Maddy Tyson had seven aces, two kills and two blocks. Kiana McGrath had two blocks and five aces.
MINNECHAUG 3, PITTSFIELD 2
PITTSFIELD >> With head coach Brian Lawton out sick, Pittsfield (10-4) could not pull out the five-set match against Minnechaug in his absence. The Falcons came out on top in this back-and forth match winning 18-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 15-7.
Assistant coach Jim O'Brien said the Falcons used strong blocking to go on an eight-point streak in the fifth set.
Kamea Quetti led Pittsfield with nine kills and one block. Danielle LeBlanc had seven kills and two aces. Nicole LaPierre had nine kills, five digs and one block.
MCLA 3, ST. JOSEPH 0
NORTH ADAMS >> MCLA seniors Sam Anderson and Allison Clark were honored before the game, and both had a hand in the 25-18, 25-12, 26-24 win for the Trailblazers (11-13).
Clark had a match-best nine kills, while Anderson had 10 digs. Clark also had four service aces.