Lupiani's 1-hit shutout lifts Mount Everett baseball to win
SHEFFIELD -- Bradley Lupiani made his first varsity start on the mound Tuesday afternoon, and it was quite eventful.
The senior right-hander threw a one-hit shutout as Mount Everett beat New Lebanon 4-0 in the Eagles' season opener.
Lupiani gave up a fourth-inning single to Zack Seyerlein and walked two. Lupiani also struck out 14.
Zack Fife had two of Mount Everett's three hits, and had a big two-run single in the third inning.
Mount Everett 4, New Lebanon 0
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Brandon Tynan and Zack Seyerlein. Bradley Lupiani and Alec Blume. W -- Lupiani. L -- Tynan.
Softball: Mount Greylock 7, Drury 2
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Heather Tomkowicz settled down after a shaky first inning, earning the Mount Greylock softball team a win over Drury.
The Blue Devils started the game hot at the plate as Alli Brassard reached base with a single. Brassard advanced on a sacrifice, and Cat Record followed with base hit. Drury's third hit of the inning came on a Ingrid Holsen double, scoring Brassard and Record.
After the first inning however, Tomkowicz did not allow another hit. She went the distance, striking out six and walking two.
Greylock answered Drury with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning, and the second inning provided more than enough offense for the team.
The Mounties loaded the bases and Rachel Voller belted a two-run double. Voller was picked off at third, but Meredith Dezieck drove in two more runs with a home run, scoring Allison Shand.
Voller led Greylock with three hits and three RBI.
Mount Greylock 7, Drury 2
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Cat Record (7) and Ingrid Holsen. Heather Tomkowicz (7) and Kendal Frye. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Record. 2B -- Drury 1 (Holsen). Greylock 2 (Rachel Voller, Frye). HR -- Greylock 1 (Meredith Dezieck).
McCann wins Monday
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets made their 2014 debut on Monday and beat Smith Academy 18-9.
The Hornets roared back from a 7-1 deficit in the first inning, outscoring the Falcons 17-2 the rest of the way.
Cheyenne Alcombright was 4 for 5 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. She was a home run away from hitting for the cycle. Jess Sunn was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI, while Alanza Quinones was 3 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBI.
Girls Lacrosse: Wahconah 6, Holyoke Catholic 6
CHICOPEE -- The Wahconah girls lacrosse team battled back from an early deficit to earn a tie.
Trailing 4-3 in second half, the Warriors went on a 3-1 goal scoring run. Hannah Rueger's second goal of the game gave Wahconah a 6-5 lead, but Holyoke Catholic answered late in the game for the tie.
Lidia Hojnoski led Holyoke with four goals.
Wahconah 6, Holyoke Catholic 6
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Wahconah 3 3 -- 6
Wahconah: Hannah Rueger two goals; Jordan Budaj one goal, one assist; Angela Colson one goal, Morgan Francise one goal, Paige Chiaretta one goal, Alex Wood one assist. Holyoke Catholic: Lidia Hojnoski four goals, Elizabeth Cavanaugh one goal, Rita Hannoush one assist, Elizabeth Klejna one goal.
Saves -- Wahconah: Katie Bachli 4, Liz Culpepper 4; Holyoke Catholic: Katie Klejna 14.
Girls tennis: Lee 5, Pittsfield 0
LEE -- Lee swept Pittsfield in singles play before the doubles matches were called due to weather.
Players from both sides battled strong winds and slippery court condition to get in singles play.
Lee coach Jeff Forget said he was pleased with the performance of his singles players. All three are seniors, and he said he expects strong performances from them.
Caitlyn Briggs won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Emma Forget won 6-3,6-1 at No. 2 singles and Julie Leprevost won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
Singles -- 1. Caitlyn Briggs (L) def. Micaela Goodrich 6-4, 6-1; 2. Emma Forget (L) def. Emily Deaso 6-3, 6-1; 3. Julie Leprevost (L) def. Taylor Turner 6-2, 6-4
Doubles -- 1. Sarah Winston and Madison Disantis (L) def. Amanda Miller/Anna Worley (retired). 2. Ashley Kelly/Kayla Withers (L) def. Anna Black and Kaitlyn Barcus (retired).
Taconic 5, Mount Everett 0
SHEFFIELD -- The Braves got a strong performance out of their No. 3 singles player to clinch the sweep.
Taconic's first-year player Linda Akor battled with Everett's Julia Grober to pull out a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Isabelle George and Angela O'Neil won 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-1, respectively to sweep the singles matches.
Singles -- 1. Isabelle George (T) def. Ashlee Shaw 6-1, 6-2; 2. Angela O'Neil (T) def. Maya Neski 6-1, 6-1; 3. Linda Akor def. Julia Grober 7-5, 6-3.
Double -- Mallory Eddy/Lauren Russo (T) def. Erica Sullivan/Sam Twing 6-2, 6-3; 2. Nyanna Slaughter/Jackie Kays (T) def. Anna Dupont/Katlyn Dawson 6-0, 6-2.
Boys tennis: Pittsfield 3, Lee 2
LEE -- Tom Cimini got a straight-set win at No. 1 singles over Jack Harding, and the No. 2 doubles team of Austin Pedercini and Jack Quattrochi earned a win for Pittsfield. A forfeit win at No. 3 singles clinched it for PHS, as Lee has just seven players available and one was out due to illness.
Lee's wins came at No. 2 singles (Andrew Consolati in a super tiebreaker) and No. 1 doubles (Matty Kelley and Mike Eckert in straight sets).
Singles -- 1: Tom Cimini (P) def. Jack Harding 6-0, 6-4; 2: Andrew Consolati (L) def. Evan Dempsey 6-3, 5-7 (10-4); 3: Kaleb Hould (P) wins by forfeit; Doubles -- 1: Matty Kelley/Mike Eckert (L) def. Garrett Dempsey/Brian Desrosiers 6-3, 6-4; 2: Austin Pedercini/Jack Quattrochi (P) def. Jed DeVarennes/Ibrahim Zia 6-1, 6-1.