Matt Lawrence leads Drury to a golf win over Taconic


PITTSFIELD -- Matt Lawrence earned medalist honors and was the only golfer to crack 40 as Drury defeated Taconic 168-176 on Thursday at Berkshire Hills Country Club.

PHOTO GALLERY | Drury HS vs. Taconic golf at Berkshire Hills Country Club

Lawrence shot a 4-over-par 39 on the front nine at Berkshire Hills and birdied the par-4 eighth hole.

Taconic was paced by Mitch Omelenchuck's 42.

"We played steady and there are some rough holes out there," Taconic coach Mike Hillman said. "We came up a little bit short today."

The Braves, now 7-5, still need one win to qualify for the Western Massachusetts tournament.


Drury 168, Taconic 176

DRURY (168) -- Matt Lawrence 39, Nick Bator 40, Nick Boulger 47, Nick Trombley 42, Doug Sigsbury 49, Alex Candiloro 51.

TACONIC (176) -- Mitch Omelenchuck 42, John Keegan 43, T-Bone Lingebach 47, Brett Murphy 48, Ross Omelenchuck 49, Matt Ferris 44.

Birdies -- D: Lawrence (No. 8). T: Ferris (No. 8).

Lenox 164, Hoosac 186

LENOX -- The Millionaires were led by Kris Vahle's one-over par 36 and sophomore Lucy Schwartz, who had the best round of her career with a 40 at Cranwell.

"Actually, it's the best round of her high school career and her lowest score ever," said Lenox coach Dick Salinetti of Schwartz. "And I was pleased with Kris' score, also. This was our best team score of the year."

LENOX (164) -- Kris Vahle 36, Ben Epstein 50, Cam Sibley 44, Zach Levesque 54, Kevin Coakley 44, Lucy Schwartz 40.

HOOSAC VALLEY (186) -- Keith Pero 49, Ty Clark 38, Matt Burdick 49, Eric Sniezek 50, Mike Lemanski 54, Tyler Carpenter 59.

Birdies -- Lenox: Coakley (No. 5), Hoosac: Clark (No. 2).

PHS 178, Greylock 183

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Ryan Grande's eagle on the par-5 fourth hole was a key to the Generals notching their 10th win on the par 36 Waubeeka course.

"We're playing very well, very consistently," said Pittsfield coach Chris Polidoro. "We're in the 170s every match."


PITTSFIELD (178) -- Ryan Grande 40, Nick Martin 47, Jerry McDonough 49, Dennis Cooney 50, Justin Martin 46, Kevin Quinto 45.

MOUNT GREYLOCK -- (183) Matt Wiseman 43, Kyle Alvarez 46, Aaron St. Martin 47, Lily Crolius 47, Nick Dastoli 48, Steve Jayko 49.

Eagles -- Grande (No. 4)

Birdies -- Cooney (No. 8)

Greenfield 17, McCann 7

GREENFIELD -- At Greenfield Country Club, the Green Wave's Tyler Boissoneault was medalist with a 43.

McCann's Charles Bohl and Greenfield's Bonner Westerman tied for third with 47s.


McCANN TECH (7) -- Robert Ferriter 69-0, Charles Bohl 47-2, Brad Tatro 59-1, Ryan Meehan 57-0, Jon Koch 64-1, Tristan McNay 57-3.

GREENFIELD (17) -- Riley Phelps 45-4, Bonner Westerman 47-2, Colin McGahan 50-3, Tyler Boissoneault 43-4, Christian LaPlante 55-3, Griffin Rogoza 64-1.

Girls soccer
PHS 4, Greylock 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- In a battle of two undefeated North Division teams, Pittsfield scored three times in the second half to win handily.

Despite the loss, Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer said that for the young Mounties to make noise in the Western Mass. tournament, they can look at this game as a measuring stick.

"[Pittsfield is] just a strong team. They play good positional soccer," he said. "That's the way we have to play come tournament time."

Lauren Daury had a goal and an assist for Pittsfield and Allie Hunt had five saves for the shutout.


Pittsfield 1 3 -- 4

Greylock 0 0 -- 0

First Half

P -- Mary Kennan (Trinity Cookis), 14:04.

Second Half

P -- Kara Alfonsi (Lauren Daury), 43:37.

P -- Amanda Wright (Allie Supranowicz), 51:28.

P -- Daury (Aleah Sangiovanni), 62:27.

Saves -- P: Allie Hunt 5. MG: Charlotte Rand 15.

Boys soccer
Mount Everett 5, St. Joseph 0

SHEFFIELD -- Sage Angell recorded a hat trick to lead the Eagles to their fourth win of the year.

"We've been struggling all year to score goals," said Eagle coach Jesse Carpenter. "[Wednesday], Sage scored two against Commerce and [yesterday] got us off to a big start with two more in the first half. He gave a nice lift."

Angell scored twice in the first half and once more in the second.


St. Joseph -- 0 0 -- 0

Everett 2 3 -- 5

First half

ME -- Sage Angell (Dan Litchfield) 5:20

ME-- Angell (Graham Collopy) 38:54

Second half

ME -- Angell (Litchfield) 66:48

ME -- Collopy (UA) 71:05

ME -- Alec Blume (UA) 78:30

Saves -- St. Joseph: Shaun Parzic 11, Everett: Ryan Meyer 11.

Pittsfield 2, Wahconah 1

DALTON -- Mike Schnopp had both the Generals scores in this tense battle between Northern Division teams.

"The North is tough," said Wahconah coach John Kovacs. "We're all beating each other up. But we just have to hang in there. We're still in the hunt."


Pittsfield 0 2 -- 2

Wahconah 0 1 -- 1

Second half

W -- Dalton Hill (Kevin Boino) 31:15

P -- Mike Schnopp (Louis Higuera) 68:27

P -- Schnopp (Matt Capeless) 77:35

Saves -- Wahconah: Chris Dapson 7, Pittsfield: Harrison Rapant 5.

Belchertown 7, Taconic 0

PITTSFIELD -- Nick Drost scored four goals and added an assist as the Orioles won easily.

"They are one of the better teams we've faced since I've been coaching," said Brave coach Mark Wasnewsky. "They didn't have a weakness."

Kevin Squires had nine saves in goal for the Braves.


First half

B -- Nick Drost (UA) 3:00

B -- Alex DiSantis (Drost) 14:00

B -- Drost (Kyle Gadoury) 32:00

Second half

B -- Drost (Oliver Hopkins) 41:00

B -- Drost (Jon Ingram) 47:00

B -- Nick Lussier (Ryan Kearney) 49:00

B -- Christopher Noga (UA) 75:00

Saves -- Belchertown: Louis Berger 2, Taconic: Kevin Squires 9


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