Roundup: Hoosac Valley golf beats Mount Greylock to open season
The Hurricanes opened their season with a win, beating defending Berkshire North co-champion Mount Greylock 169-172.
"It was a close one, but I'll take it," Hoosac coach Jay Sniezek said. "We gave our athletic director [Molly Meczywor] her first Hoosac Valley win" as A.D.
Greylock's Ben Gilooly was medalist, shooting a 2-over par 36 at Forest Park. He was the only Mountie to crack 40. Two Hurricanes did as Derek Alibozek shot 38 and Henry Sniezek fired a 39.
"They were hitting it pretty good," said the Hoosac coach.
Hoosac Valley (169) — Derek Alibozek 38, Hayden Grimes 46, Luc Trombley 46, Henry Sniezek 39, Colby Rougeau 58, Corben Craig 48.
Mount Greylock (172) — Ben Gilooly 36, Tenley Smith 48, Bennett Zimmerman 44, Connor Daley 44, Brayden Smith 55, Alexander Axt 52.
Birdies: Alibozek, No. 9. Gilooly, No. 1.
Lee 160, Drury 205
STAMFORD, Vt. — Lee's Thomas Fraser conquered Stamford Valley on Tuesday, shooting a 2-under-par 34 to earn medalist honors as the visiting Wildcats won their season opener against Drury.
Fraser had three birdies, one bogey and five pars in his round. Hunter Roosa had a pair of birdies en route to his even-par 36.
"They shot a great team score," Drury coach Don Dagnoli said. "Their top three guys are really solid, and we have an extra-young team."
Connor Kelly, who shot 46 for Drury, is the Blue Devils' lone upperclassman.
Lee (160) — Thomas Fraser 34, Hunter Roosa 36, Colin Finnegan 42, Camden Redstone 50, Dylan Ely 48, Lucas Bombardier 49.
Drury (205) — Connor Kelly 46, Justyn Cowell 50, Jonathan Cornell 66, Davion Barton 56, Seth Dupee 53, Owen Vareschi 70.
Birdies: Fraser No. 2, 4, 9. Roosa No. 5, 9. Finnegan No. 4.
West Springfield 2, Wahconah 0
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Wahconah opened its season against defending Western Massachusetts Division I West Springfield, and came home with a 2-0 loss. The game was stopped after halftime by thunderstorms, and was ruled an official game.
"They scored in the first 10 minutes. We need to make sure we step up to the ball," Wahconah coach Meg Smith said. 'We were moving the ball well [late in the half] and then the storm."
West Springfield 2
Goals—Meghan McMahon, Daesia Andrews. Assists—Chelsea Hoey, Natalie Armstrong.
Saves—W: Sage Howes 4. WS: Madison McRobbie 0.
Smith Academy 6, McCann Tech 0
NORTH ADAMS — McCann's first game in the Pioneer South did not go all that well.
Visiting Smith Academy erupted for four second-half goals in the Hornets' opener.
Ayrain Quinones faced 17 shots and made eight saves.
Smith Academy 2 4 — 6
McCann Tech 0 0 — 0
Smith goals—Niedbala 4, Rickert 2. Smith assists—Niedbala 2, Rickert, Springman, Ghareeb.
Saves—SA: Tisdale 7. MT: Quinones 8.
Lee 3, Mount Greylock 0
LEE — Lee opened its season with a win over Mount Greylock.
The Wildcats did not drop a set in a 25-10, 25-18, 25-22 victory in the season opener.
"Our offense ran fairly well," Lee coach John Warner said. "Our service is pretty effective at this point. I don't think they were expecting the type of offense we brought" in the first set.
Libero Anna Wang had 13 digs and an ace for Lee, while Sarah Cook had six aces and five kills and setter Suriana Lee had 10 assists.
Greylock's Marley Buffis had five digs and Maddie Albert had seven assists.
Pittsfield 3, Monument Mountain 2
PITTSFIELD — The visiting Spartans took the first two sets against the Generals, but Pittsfield rallied for a 22-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 15-8 win in the season opener for both teams.
"I think we just had some nerves," Pittsfield coach Brian Lawton said. "We were passing well, but hitting it out.
"[Monument is] a really good defensive and passing team, so they made us work for it. We finally got our offense on track, which was the big thing."
Mya Manson had 23 assists for Pittsfield, while Kamea Quetti had nine kills and Gabrielle DiMassimo had seven digs and two aces.
For Monument, Alyssa Mack had five kills, four digs and four aces, Isabelle Whalen had two kills, six digs and seven aces, and Danielle Sweet had four kills, five digs and three aces.
Lenox 3, Mount Everett 0
SHEFFIELD — Visiting Lenox scored a straight-set, 25-10, 25-12, 25-11 win over Mount Everett in the season opener for both teams.
The Millionaires were paced by Brianna Hazl's 11 kills. Anna Lynch had five aces and 10 digs, while Katie Colvin had six kills and Morgan Levesque registered 30 assists.
For the Eagles, Maria Demanby had two aces and two kills, while Lizzie Sarnacki had two blocks and three kills.
Pope Francis 4, Wahconah 0
DALTON — The visiting Cardinals struck twice in the opening seven minutes to hand Wahconah a loss in its season opener.
Pope Francis added two more goals in the second half to secure the victory.
Makem Demers had two goals for Pope Francis. For Wahconah, Anthony DonDiego had 12 saves.
"Just put it away, learn from it, and move on," Wahconah coach John Kovacs said of the game. "The score didn't indicate our potential, we definitely can play better. They put us on our backs scoring those two goals quickly."
Pope Francis 2 2 — 4
Wahconah 0 0 — 0
PF — Trevor Crawford (unassisted), 5:00. PF — Makem Demers (Crawford), 7:00.
PF — Demers (Kenny Cesar), 43:00. PF —Simba Pellitier (unassisted), 63:00.
Saves — PF: Liam ears 5. W: Anthony DonDiego 12.
Mount Holyoke 3, MCLA 0
NORTH ADAMS — It was opening night at home for the MCLA volleyball team, but visiting Mount Holyoke spoiled the party, beating the Trailblazers 3-0. The set scores were 25-15, 25-19, 25-17.
MCLA's Brooke Queripel had six kills to lead her team. Mele Enomoto had 14 digs for MCLA (0-5).
Sarah Caggiano had eight kills to lead Mount Holyoke (3-0).
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