Roundup: Wahconah volleyball gets Set 1, but Lee storms back to win match
Lee — Wahconah gave the Lee volleyball team its best shot early, but a quick adjustment helped the Wildcats pull out the 3-1 victory.
Lee won by set scores of: 25-27, 25-10, 25-21, 25-14.
Emma Parkington led the Wahconah offense in a back-and-forth first set. The Warriors needed extra points to pull out the set 27-25.
After dropping the opener, Lee coach John Warner instructed his players to keep the ball away from Parkington, negating her strong spiking ability. Lee won the next three sets.
Suriana Lee distributed the ball well, leading to 28 assists. She added one kill, six aces and two digs as well. Lydia Morawiec and Bailey Thomas supplied the offense combining for 21 kills. Anna Wang made 25 digs at libero.
Parkington led Wahconah with 11 kills and three blocks. Laiken Cornwell-L'hote had 10 kills and two blocks. Fran Gigliotti added four kills, 21 assists and five blocks.
"They're a scrappy team," Lee coach John Warner said. "Parkington brings a lot of heat. We had to start serving away from her and take her out of the offense."
Taconic 3, Monument Mountain 1
PITTSFIELD — The Braves picked up a win over visiting Monument Mountain over a quartet of thrilling sets. Taconic got the better of three of them, winning 26-24, 25-23, 25-27, 25-23. The Braves could have unraveled after working so hard to push the third set into extras, but remained focused on the win throughout another nail-biting game in the fourth to seal the victory. The hosts got a monstrous 17 kills from Makayla Moss, which were helped along by Rachel Williams' 16 assists. The starting setter added six aces and a kill of her own, while Tyler Williamson had a strong passing night and racked up three digs and pair of aces. The Spartans were solid throughout and possessed a well-rounded scoresheet, led by Alyssa Mack's 11 kills, four aces and two blocks. Dual threat Isabella Whalen had six kills and six assists, while Danielle Sweet tagged five kills and picked up three digs and Alexa Troiano scored an ace to accent her four kills.
Mount Greylock 7, Wahconah 0
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Mounties are 2017 Berkshire North Champions. Behind seven different goal scorers, Mount Greylock took care of business in a late-season home contest to bounce Wahconah and eliminate Pittsfield from North contention. Sam Dils led the way with three points, while Toby Foehl, Luke Swann and Jeffrey Bath each had two. The Mounties contend with Hampshire on the road Saturday.
Mount Greylock 3 4 — 7
Wahconah 0 0 — 0
MG — Jacob Adams (Luke Swann), 8:00.
MG — Toby Foehl (unassisted), 21:00.
MG — Sam Dils (T. Foehl), 26:00.
MG — Swann (Dils), 42:00.
MG — Brady Foehl (Dils), 55:00.
MG — Quinn Johnstadt (Jeffrey Bath), 75:00.
MG — Owen Politis (Bath), 76:00.
Lenox 7, Drury 1
NORTH ADAMS — Lenox's Mike Abdalla and Ian Laurin score two goals each in a win over Drury (11-6).
The duo recorded one goal in each half. Laurin's first-half goal capped a three-goal-in-four-minute scoring spurt started by Abdalla. Reece Racette scored Drury's lone goal in the 68th minute.
"We did a good job keeping them off the board for 28 minutes," Drury coach John Jacobbe said. "We let the air out of our game and Lenox took over."
Lenox 3 4 — 7
Drury 0 1 — 1
L — Mike Abdalla (Alec Jordan), 29:00. L — Zac Suffish (Jordan), 31:00. L — Ian Laurin (Suffish), 33:00.
L — Abdalla (Jordan), 47:00. L — Laurin (unassisted), 56:00. D — Reece Racette (Cove Massey), 68:00. L — Nick Monteleone (UA) 73. L — Spencer Villinski (UA), 74:00.
Saves — L: Matt Tibbets D: Corbin Rumbolt 4, Max Daugherty 4.
Longmeadow 2, Pittsfield 1
PITTSFIELD — The Generals (8-6-3) are making their way through a late-season gauntlet and fought hard against a strong Lancers squad Wednesday. The Generals went ahead 1-0 early on a Carter Matthews goal in the eighth minute, and held that slim lead until late in the half. Will Echeverria got the equalizer with inside three minutes to play before the break, giving Longmeadow the momentum it would need to finish out. Spencer Robbins scored the game-winner for the visitors in the 54th minu
"We played against a very strong team that has a lot of weapons and we matched their intensity. We had a very strong first half, and while we had the ball in our defensive zone for much of the first half, we felt very much in control," wrote Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil in an email. "Overall, it's never fun to lose, but this was a great effort to build off of right before the postseason."
Longmeadow 1 1 — 2
Pittsfield 1 0 — 1
P — Carter Matthews (Seyvon Kovao), 8:00.
L — Will Echeverria (Aidan Eagan), 37:00.
L — Spencer Robbins (unassisted), 54:00.
Saves — P: Avi Snowise, 4. L: Tomoaki Mitsuhashi, 4.
Monument Mountain 5, Drury 0
GREAT BARRINGTON — Zufan Bazzano's two first-half goals led Monument Mountain to victory over Drury.
The senior helped the Spartans earn a commanding win in their final home game of the regular season. Bazzano started the scoring in the 35th minute. Meri Powell followed with a goal shortly after, putting the hosts up 2-0. Bazzano added her final goal two minutes later.
Drury 0 0 — 0
Monument 3 2 — 5
M — Zufan Bazzano (Maya Cooney), 34:27.
M — Meri Powell (Cooney), 36:00.
M —Bazzano (unassisted), 38:00.
M — Gabi DeFelice (Hunter Hassett), 65:00.
M — Anna Marie Ramano (Meghan Kinne), 71:00.
Lenox 6, McCann Tech 0
NORTH ADAMS — Lenox used five second-half goals to pull away from McCann Tech.
Leading by one after the first 40 minutes, Nicole Gamberoni and Shelby Lynch added two second-half goals each. Sarah Fenton also scored in the second half.
Sophie Patella made five saves for the clean sheet.
Lenox 1 5 — 6
McCann 0 0 — 0
Goals — L: Nicole Gamberoni 2, Shelby Lynch 2, Sarah Fenton 1, Abby Schilling 1. Assists — L: Mary Elliot 2, Gaberoni, Schilling, Molly Knight.
Saves — L: Sophie Patella 5. MT: Sarah Fortini 17.
Gateway 3, Mount Everett 0
SHEFFIELD — Gateway keeper Becca Harmon made saves, earning the clean sheet in a win over Mount Everett.
Three different Gators scored goals against the Eagles.
"Despite the score, the girls played very hard," Everett coach Jess Murtagh said via email. "They had a great defensive game and really kept up physically."
G — Jessica VanHeynigen (unassisted), 19:00. G — Ava Auclair (UA), 23:00
G — Erin Harris (Auclair), 76:00
Saves — G: Becca Herman 2. ME: Madison Ullrich 1, Maddie Soundant 14.
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