Roundup: Wahconah volleyball team qualifies for postseason play
The Warriors (10-2) won by set scores of 25-5, 25-9 and 25-19 to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament.
Jess Warren had 15 digs and four aces for Wahconah, Kelsey LaFreniere had eight aces and four kills, Fran Gigliotti had eight assists and an ace and Emma Parkington finished with three aces and four kills.
For Mount Anthony, Jenna Loomis had two kills and Danielle Moscatello had two aces.
Lenox 3, Pittsfield 1
LENOX — The Millionaires moved to 8-0 on the year with a win over Pittsfield. The set scores were 25-16, 22-25, 25-13 and 25-20.
Morgan Levesque had nine aces, three blocks and 28 assists for Lenox, while Bombee Lahart had an ace, seven kills and two digs. Brianna Hazl added three kills and six blocks and Kayanna Black had 10 kills.
For Pittsfield, Mya Manson had nine assists, Kamea Quetti had nine kills and three blocks, and Danielle LeBlanc had five kills and three digs.
The win got Lenox off on the right foot on a busy week. The Millionaires played Wahconah on Wednesday and Lee on Friday.
"This win today really boosts us up to get ready for both of those games this week," Lenox coach Bessena Cabe said.
Mount Greylock 3, Monument Mountain 2
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans had a chance to jump over the .500 mark, taking Mount Greylock to five sets. The Spartans (3-4) just could not get over the hump.
The set scores were 24-26, 25-18, 25-21, 28-26, 15-9.
The Spartans gave themselves a chance when they came back from 13 points down to win the fourth set.
'We had a lot of pluses and a few minuses," Monument coach Kyle Henry said. "My girls came together and put on a good show."
For Greylock, Maddie Albert had 24 assists, Taylor Hoffstedt had eight aces and Lucy Shepard seven kills.
The Spartans were paced by Alyssa Mack's nine kills, three blocks and four digs. Alexa Troiano had six digs and seven kills, while Danielle Sweet had seven kills and three blocks.
Lenox 2, Taconic 1
LENOX — Abby Schilling's goal in the 69th minute broke a tie.
"We were forced to rebound after giving up the first goal, and had to keep working in the second half and push through several opportunities that we barely missed," Lenox coach Kyle Zinchuk wrote in an email, "and setbacks that were out of our control."
Taconic goalkeeper Jackie Boateng had 20 saves while Lenox keeper Sophie Patella stopped 11 Taconic shots.
Natalia Agrelo scored Taconic's goal at 11:53, and Lenox's Shelby Lynch tied things up less than seven minutes later.
Lenox 1 1 — 2
Taconic 1 0 — 1
T — Natalia Agrelo (Jenna Bateman), 11:53. L — Shelby Lynch (Nicole Gamberoni), 17;15.
L — Abby Schilling (Julie Pehlert), 68:15.
Saves — T: Jackie Boateng 20. L: Sophie Patella 11.
Lee 5, Commerce 0
LEE — The Wildcats had five different girls score in a win over Commerce.
Lee (5-4) got the winner through Shannon Finnegan in the fifth minute of play. Brady Cook scored her first varsity goal to put the Wildcats up 3-0, then in the second half Brianna Hawley came out of goal and scored a tally on an unassisted effort.
"Took this game as an opportunity to improve on skill and game tactics," Lee coach Lauren Finnegan said in an email. "Great timing after a well played Palmer game from Friday."
Commerce 0 0 — 0
Lee 3 2 — 5
L — Shannon Finnegan (Paige Barry), 4:06. L — Khali Zabian (Ann Macchi), 15:35. L — Brady Cook (unassisted), 38:25.
L — Brianna Hawley (UA), 48:38. L — Michelle Belliveau (penalty kick), 71:54.
Saves — C: Martin 11. L: Hawley 0, Halle Miller 1.
Pittsfield 0, Wahconah 0
PITTSFIELD — Two teams who haven't tasted victory in a while will have to wait just a little longer.
Pittsfield had entered the game winless (0-3-3) in its last six games, while Wahconah was 0-1-1 coming into Monday. The draw keeps them on that skid.
Pittsfield goalkeeper Hayley Tobin had 14 saves, including a big one with eight minutes left in the game. Wahconah keeper Michaela Moncecchi was just as good, making 13 saves and keeping the Generals off the board.
Pittsfield is now 1-5-3 and 0-1-3 in the Berkshire North, while Wahconah is 4-6-2 and 1-1-2.
Wahconah 2, Taconic 1
PITTSFIELD — When Taconic's Colin Connor scored in the 56th minute to tie the match at 1, the Braves had to be feeling pretty good.
"After Colin scored, it picked the team up," Taconic coach Shaun Stannard said. "We played a little more aggressively."
Unfortunately for the Braves (0-9), Wahconah's Kevin Huban converted a pass from Chad Howes in the 75th minute to break the tie and give visiting Wahconah (3-8-0) the win.
Wahconah 0 2 — 2
Taconic 0 1 — 1
W — Cole Accardi (Conner Filippi), 52:00. T — Colin Connor (unassisted), 56:00. W — Kevin Huban (Chad Howes), 75:00.
Saves — W: Anthony DonDiego 5. T: Colby Sherman 14.
McCann Tech 3, St. Mary's 0
NORTH ADAMS — Joshua Favre's goal at 51:15 broke a scoreless tie, and was the first of three second-half goals for the Hornets. It was the first of three goals scored by McCann in a 12-minute span.
Devin Griswold had four saves to earn the shutout for McCann (8-2-1).
St. Mary's 0 0 — 0
McCann Tech 0 3 — 3
MT — Joshua Favre (Matthew Bailey), 51:15. MT — Ryan Charon (unassisted), 59:49. MT — Omar Uqdah (David Rancourt), 63:30.
Saves — SM: D. Nomakeo 14. MT: Devon Griswold 4.
High school golf
Hoosac Valley 167, Lenox 179
ADAMS — At Forest Park, Hoosac Valley's Hayden Grimes shot a 39 to be medalist as Hoosac scored a 12-stroke win over Lenox.
"Hayden has been steadily improving all season. When he hits the driver straight, he can get the score down, which he did today. His putting was on as well," Hoosac coach Jason Sniezek wrote in an email. "I was very impressed by his composure throughout the match."
Grimes, however, did not register a birdie in his round. Henry Sniezek, who tied with Luc Trombley with a 41, had two birdies. Trombley had one, while Derek Alibozek had a pair of birdies.
Hoosac Valley (167) — Derek Alibozek 46, Henry Sniezek 41, Luc Trombley 41, Hayden Grimes 39, Corben Craig 52, Colby Rougeau 65.
Lenox (179) — Max Digrigoli 45, Brendan Hayden 44, Noah Hunter 43, Ricky Armstrong 50, Ben Haddad 47, Cliff Flynn 48.
Birdies — HV: Sniezek No. 1, No. 7; Alibozek No. 6, No. 7; Trombley, No. 9.
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