St. Joe golf gets a pair of wins
PITTSFIELD -- Andy Cella's four-over par 39 lead a balanced effort as St. Joseph picked up a pair of golf wins by identical 164-176 scores over both Mount Greylock and Monument Mountain at the par-35 front nine at the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club.
Those two wins evened the Crusaders' record at 6-6 and put them one win away from qualifying for the Western Mass. tournament.
"Yeah, this was big," said Crusader coach Fran Brilliant. "We're still alive. We had our best score of the year, and it couldn't have come at a better time."
The Crusaders scored against Greylock and Monument, but the Spartans and Mounties did not score against each other.
Owen Hunter's 39 tied Cella for medalist honors.
ST. JOSEPH (164) -- Danielle Lapierre 40, Andy Cella 39, Tim Jones 47, Tim Wiles 43, Cody Tynan 42, Patrick VanderVennet 50.
GREYLOCK (176) -- Matt Wiseman 46, Aaron St. Martin 42, Kyle Alvarez 43, Nick Dastoli 49, Lilly Crolius 45, Joey Gais 46.
MONUMENT (176) -- Jeff Spratt 48, T.J. Shumsky 44, Owen Hunter 39, Aaron Coon 51, Dylan Buffoni 51, Kevin Murray 48.
Hoosac Valley 158, Wahconah 181
ADAMS -- The Hoosac Valley golf team has turned it on of late, even though it can't qualify for Western Mass.
The Hurricanes were on fire on their home course Thursday with four scores no higher than a 41, which fueled a 158-181 win over Wahconah at Forest Park Country Club.
Mike Lemanski had his best day of the season with a 36.
"This is what I've been looking for all year, some consistent scores," coach Jay Sniezek said. "Mike had his best round of the year.
Andrew Beaudoin's 43 paced the Warriors.
HOOSAC (158) -- Keith Pero 40, Ty Clark 41, Matt Burdick 41, Mike Lemanski 36, Eric Sniezek 50, Jack Sniezek 48.
WAHCONAH (181) -- Joey Szczepaniak 47, Owen Alibozek 52, Gage Frazier 45, Chris Paro 50, Sebastian Babeu 46, Andrew Beaudoin 43.
Birdies -- Lemanski (No. 9).
Sabis 3, Lee 2
SPRINGFIELD -- The Wildcats led 1-0 and 2-1 in games in this one, but host Sabis squeaked out wins in the last wo contests to win, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-12.
Kendra Williams had 37 assists and seven kills to lead Lee, while Katie Morin had 23 kills, three aces and two blocks and Courtney Picard had 12 kills.
"She's done a fabulous job for us," said Lee coach John Warner of Williams. "For a freshman to step into that setters role so well is amazing."
Sabis was led by Cathy Thurber's 16 kills, five aces and two blocks.
Hawthorne (N.Y.) 3,
New Lebanon 0
New Lebanon fell 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 on Thursday. Brianna Springstead had 16 points off serve and six aces, while Caitlyn Williams had eight points off serve and three aces. Khalan Fish added three kills for New Lebanon.
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