Spartans win on birdie
Berkshire Eagle Staff
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Dan Meandro’s birdie on the 10th hole made the difference for Monument Moun tain on Thursday.
Meandro’s birdie on the par-4 hole gave the Spartans a 174-175 win over Hoosac Valley. The Spartans won despite a stellar day by Hoosac’s Chad Alibozek.
Alibozek shot a 1-under 35 against Monument, the first sub-par round Spartans head coach Tom Kinne said he had seen at the Wyantenuck Country Club in his now two years as coach.
Meandro, meanwhile, did not know what the score was when he hit his tee shot just over the green and into some high grass. He chipped out to about three feet and drained the birdie putt to give Monument the win.
MONUMENT (174) -- Jeff Spratt 43, T.J. Shumsky 45, Owen Hunter 42, Dan Meandro 44, Olivia Grochmal 48, Christian Callahan 54.
HOOSAC (175) -- Chad Alibozek 35, Mike Barnes 44, Keith Pero 46, Matt Burdick 54, Ty Clark 50, Eric Sniezek 68.
Birdies: Meandro (No. 10), Alibozek (No. 4, 5).
Turners Falls 24, McCann 0
ADAMS -- McCann Tech couldn’t manage a point in the opening match of the season. Austin Segala shot a 55 to lead the Hornets. Brandon Lemois led Turners Falls with a 36 on the par-34 layout at Forest Park.
McCann coach Matthew Barlin said he wants to see his team work on consistency before the Hornets travel to Pioneer next week.
McCANN (0) -- Dylan Jordan 65 (0), Zachary Senecal 62 (0), Austin Segala 55 (0), Robert Ferriter 68 (0), Tyler O’Neil 68 (0), Michael Robinson 79 (0).
TURNERS FALLS (24) -- Brandon Lemois 36 (4), Brett Sirum 42 (4), Alex Fitzpatrick 41 (4), Ryan Lemois 39 (4), Jake Sisson 56 (4), Patrick Salls 64 (4).
Birdies -- B. Lemois (No. 2).
Lee 3, Lenox 0
LENOX -- The Wildcats edged the Millionaires in a close game, 25-22, to open this matchup. They controlled the match afterward, winning 25-12 and 25-18.
"We weren’t passing well, we never got anything going on offense," said Lenox coach Ed Paquette. "But they were mostly early-season mistakes. I think we’ll be able to fix them and improve."
Lauren Richardson led the Wildcats with six kills, a block and 11 assists. Other Lee contributors were Courtney Picard with four kills, two digs and a block and Katie Morin with 10 kills and nine assists.
Lenox got 16 assists and three aces from Rachel Cogswell, seven kills and two blocks from Emma Jackson and seven kill, four digs and a block from Liz Mitts.
St. Joe’s 3, Greylock 2
PITTSFIELD -- The Crusaders recovered from a set down twice to take the final two and win 17-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 15-9.
Maddie Roulier had nine kills and six assists for the winners while Virginia Goggins finished with 14 assists and four aces. Elena Kelsey had five kills and five aces.
"We had too many unforced errors on our part," said St. Joe’s coach Peter Strack. "To pull off the game the way we did was a good thing."
Greylock was led by Michala Dean who had 22 assists, 13 kills and five aces. Meredith Dezieck had 10 service points and nine digs. Jenna Markland had 11 digs.
Taconic 3, Mount Everett 0
PITTSFIELD -- Taconic got an easy win in the opening set on the way to a 25-8, 25-20, 25-16 victory.
Mackenzie Smith had eight aces for the Braves while Haley Hubbard added five aces and three kills. Angela O’Neil had eight assists.
Taconic coach Jen Doerle said the win was a team effort, with a string of aces from Smith powering the Braves. Alex Hoover had three digs and two aces for the Eagles while Sarah Ackerman added four digs. Danielle Guidi had five aces.
Wahconah 3, Monument 1
DALTON -- Wahconah used a strong attack in the fourth set to earn the 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 victory. Bizzy King had four aces and six kills while Beth McBain had 15 kills and three aces.
"Monument played well in the middle sets," said Warriors coach Dave Lussier. "We put together a solid passing in that fourth set which led to our attacks being much better."
Mikayla Weigel had five aces, nine digs and five kills for Wahconah. Kelsey Marzotto four kills and two blocks for the Spartans while Margaret Cardillo had six assists, two aces and three digs. Rachel Couser added five kills a block and two digs. Nicole Keefner finished with five kills, six assists, three aces and four digs.