Monday's high schools: Murphy nearly unhittable as St. Joe's softball beats Berlin


PITTSFIELD -- Julia Murphy allowed a first-inning hit, but did not surrender another one for St. Joseph's softball team in a 13-1 victory over Berlin (N.Y.) on Monday.

Murphy dominated after allowing her lone run in the first inning. She went the distance, striking out 13 and did not walk a batter.

Kacey Sondrini did the heavy lifting for the Crusaders' (6-1, 4-1) offense, going 4 for 4 with six RBI. Kelsey Cook had three hits and an RBI as well.

"Julia had a great game; she was right on," St. Joe coach Jim Stimpson said. "She was dominating. The girls were swinging and fouling off a lot of balls. ... Her and Kacey were working really well together."


Berlin 100 00 -- 1 1 4

St. Joe 066 01 -- 13 12 1

Tiffany Foley (3), Alyssa Bierwirth (2) and not available. Julia Murphy and Kacey Sondrini. 2B -- St. Joe 4 (Sondrini 2, Kelsey Cook 2).

Brattleboro 8, Drury 3

NORTH ADAMS -- A five-run seventh inning allowed Brattleboro to earn a comeback victory.

Brattleboro did all of its damage with two outs, Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said, and she added that "the whole game was very strange. In the seventh we had two outs, but everything fell apart."

Hannah Wilson earned the win for Brattleboro, going the distance, allowing nine hits and striking out three.

Amber Iacuessa led Drury (3-5, 1-4) with three hits. Heather Morris and Cat Record each had two hits.


Brattleboro 200 100 5 -- 8 13 1

Drury 000 002 1 -- 3 9 1

Hannah Wilson and McKinlie Carpenter. Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W -- Wilson. L -- Record. 2B -- Brattleboro (Carpenter). 3B -- Brattleboro 1 (Maddy Derosia).

Greylock 14, Monument 3

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties overcame an early two-run deficit by scoring five runs in both the third and fourth innings in a victory over the Spartans.

Rachel Voller's two-run double keyed the third-inning rally that included four hits and two walks. Meredith Dezieck's double started the fourth-inning rally that included five hits.

Voller, Dezieck and starting and winning pitcher Kendall Frye each had two hits for the Mounties (4-4), who totaled 17 hits. Alexa Nejaime had a double for the Spartans.


Monument 101 010 0 -- 3 6 6

Greylock 005 513 x -- 14 17 4

Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime; Kendal Frye and Olivia Nejaime. WP -- Frye. LP -- Sawyer. 2B -- Monument 1 (Nejaime), Greylock 4 (Rachel Voller, Markel Shea, Meredith Dezieck, Dana Clement).

Pittsfield 23, Lee 9

LEE -- Aoife Nester doubled and homered for the Generals, who scored in every inning but the third of this sixth-inning road rout.

Lee committed six errors in the loss.

"They hit the ball hard," Lee coach Alicia Campbell said. "We switched pitchers in the fourth inning; no matter who we pitched, they were slamming the ball into the gaps hard. Obviously, the errors didn't help us at all."

The Wildcats' bright spot, though, was catcher Nikki Laudon hitting for the cycle.

"She was really selective at the plate," Campbell said. "She waited for what she wanted. She wasn't anxious at all."


Pittsfield 330 368--23 14 0

Lee 201 402--9 10 6

Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. Jenny LePrevost (4 1/3), Kendra Williams (1 2/3) and Nikki Laudon. W -- Koldys. L -- LePrevost. 2B -- Pittsfield 2 (Nester 1, Madison Backer 1), Lee 3 (Amy Goss 2, Nikki Laudon 1). 3B -- Pittsfield 1 (Allie Hunt 1), Lee 1 (Laudon 1). HR -- Pittsfield 1 (Nester 1), Lee 1 (Laudon 1).

Boys lacrosse: Greylock 18, Monument 1

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mount Greylock dominated on offense and defense, earning the win.

Mike McCormack led Mount Greylock (8-1, 7-0) with seven goals and three assists.


Monument 0 1 0 0 -- 1

Greylock 9 3 5 1 -- 18

Monument goal: Thomas Berle. Greylock goals: Matt Malloy 1, Jonah Kelly 2, Cole Hughes 2, Michael McCormack 7, Cole Jackson 2, Daivon Clement 1, Liam Chenail 2, Ross Burnham 1. Greylock assists: Hughes 2, M. McCormack 3, Sean McCormack 1, Chad Trottier 1.

Saves -- MG: Cal Filson 3, Pat Storie 2. MM: Jonah Swotes 10, Jack Gibson 2.

Girls lacrosse: Pittsfield 13, Hoosac Valley 3

CHESHIRE -- Five different PHS players -- Makenzi Astore, Alex Zuber, Jacie Salvie, Lauren Curry and Shea Hassett -- scored two goals each in the Generals' win.

"We struggled defensively today putting pressure on their attacks," Hoosac coach Molly Meczywor wrote in an email, "and PHS did a good job of finding open lanes."

Kelsey Hosley was credited with 15 saves for Hoosac. Holly Cadran scored twice for the Hurricanes.


Pittsfield goals: Makenzi Astore 2, Alex Zuber 2, Jacie Salvie 2, Lauren Curry 2, Shea Hassett 2, name unknown 1, Lydia McKnight 1, Lindsay Curry 1. Hoosac goals: Holly Cadran 2, Audrey Johnson 1.

Saves -- HV: Kelsey Hosley 15; P: Haley Milne 4.

Mount Greylock 10, Wahconah 5

DALTON -- The Mounties pulled away in the second half to remain undefeated and hand the Warriors their first defeat.

Caroline Flynn had three goals while Julia Whitney, Sarah Stripp and Maggie Rorke each scored twice for Mount Greylock. Angela Colson had three goals for Wahconah.

The Warriors cut a two-goal deficit to 4-3 early in the second half before the Mounties took charge.

"We didn't play good lacrosse," said Wahconah coach Kathy Budaj. "But [Mount Greylock] worked hard and did a lot of good things."


Greylock goals: Caroline Flynn 3, Julia Whitney 2, Sarah Stripp 2, Maggie Rorke 2. Greylock assists: Stripp 1, Whitney 1. Wahconah goals: Angela Colson 3, Perin Genaway 1, Emmy Cote 1. Wahconah assists: Genaway 1, Shaina Farrell 1. Saves: MG -- Paige Willis 7. Wahconah -- Katie Bachli 6, Liz Culpepper 5.

Boys tennis: Pittsfield 5, Mount Everett 0

PITTSFIELD -- Despite the Generals' sweep, PHS coach John Clarno said there was "nothing easy" about the wins.

Still, Pittsfield's boys won four of the five matches in straight sets. Tom Cimini, Evan Dempsey and Kaleb Hould earned singles wins, with the teams of Garrett Dempsey/Brian Desrosiers and Austin Pedercini/Jack Quattrochi winning doubles matches.

"Aggressive play by both teams sealed the match," Clarno wrote to The Eagle.

Singles: 1 -- Tom Cimini (P) def. Jacob Malicky, 6-3, 6-2; 2 -- Evan Dempsey (P) def. Jonas Malicky 6-2, 6-3; 3 -- Kaleb Hould (P) def. Patrick Hogelin 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Doubles: 1 -- Garrett Dempsey/Brian Desrosiers (P) def. Andrew Krom/Kosta Casivant 6-3, 6-0; 2 -- Austin Pedercini/Jack Quattrochi (P) def. Max Lowenstein/Chris Whitbeck 6-1, 6-3.

Girls tennis: Pittsfield 5, Mount Everett 0

PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield put together a complete team performance, sweeping Mount Everett.

The Generals (2-3, 2-3) won every match in straight sets, except at No. 2 singles, where Emily Deaso needed a third set to beat Maya Neski 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Singles: 1 -- Micaela Goodrich (P) def. Ashlee Shaw, 6-0, 6-0; 2 -- Emily Deaso (P) def. Maya Neski 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; 3 -- Forfeit. Doubles: 1 -- Amanda Miller/Anna Worley (P) def. Julia Groeber/Katelyn Dawson 6-1, 6-0; 2 -- Anna Black/Julianna Catalano (P) def. Anna Dupont/Zo Becker 6-2, 6-3.

Saturday's girls golf: Miss Hall's 5, Ethel Walker 0

LENOX -- The Miss Hall's School golf team was in midseason form in its first match of the season, sweeping all five matches against The Ethel Walker School (Simsbury, Conn.) at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club on Saturday.

No. 1 player Lillian Hong, No. 2 Sandra Herreros and No. 3 Sophie Bellemare all won their match-play matches 5 and 4. No. 4 Maggie Meisberger, a junior from Pittsfield, won 3 & 2. No. 5 Paige Alcala won by forfeit.

"All of the girls played very well, even in the not-so-favorable cold and damp conditions," said coach Brian Majewski.


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