Taconic golf beats Hoosac on tiebreaker
ADAMS -- It took a tiebreaker, but Taconic came away with a win on the links Tuesday afternoon.
Host Hoosac Valley and Taconic were tied 177-177 after the scores of the first four golfers were tabulated. But Kyle Nutting beat Mike Lemanski by eight strokes to give the Braves the win at Forest Park Country Club.
"We’re trying to improve," Hoosac coach Jason Sniezek said. "They were all more consistent scorers."
Hoosac’s Chad Alibozek and Mike Barnes shared medalist honors with 6-over-par 40s.
TACONIC (177) -- Mitchell Omelenchuck 43, Matt Duane 44, Kyle Nutting 47, Matt Ferris 49, John Keegan 45, Brian Bonacquisti 45.
HOOSAC VALLEY (177) -- Chad Alibozek 40, Keith Pero 48, Mike Barnes 40, Matt Burdick 49, Dante Richards 60, Mike Lemanski 55.
Birdies: Bonacquisti (par-4 fourth).
St. Joe’s 173,
Mount Everett 203
LANESBOROUGH -- At Skyline, Danielle LaPierre was medalist with a 6-over 41 and had a birdie on the third hole as the Crusaders earned a decisive victory.
"I was exceptionally happy with our performance," said Crusaders coach Fran Brilliant. "This was a trememdous bounce back from our first match. Everyone played well up and down the lineup."
All of of St. Joe’s scoring players were within three strokes of each other.
MOUNT EVERETT (203) -- Devin Farnum 49, Bradley Lupiani 49, Jon Ovitt 56, Kyle Smith 49, Henry Beckwith 63, Matt Morehouse 61.
ST. JOSEPH’S (173) -- Andy Cella 45, Danielle LaPierre 41, Joey Bongini 43, Cody Tynan 45, Dan Meunier 52, Pat Vander Vennet 44.
Birdies: Lupiani, 8th hole; Cella, 8th hole; LaPierre, 3rd hole; Meunier, 9th hole.
Drury 174, Lee 178
LEE -- Jarred Fadding’s medalist-winning 40 led the way for Lee at the par-35 Greenock Country Club, but Matt Lawrence’s 41 helped Drury to the win.
Lee coach Tom McDarby was impressed by Drury’s young squad, and noted that the back of his roster was also still young.
"They need some work," the coach said of his 4 through 6 golfers. "They’re playing good, but they just have to get a few things together.
"Jarred ... [has] been playing really good this year. His up-and-down game has really improved, his chip and his short game."
LEE (178): Jarred Fadding 40, Andy Consolati 44, Joe Free 46, J.T. Brown 48, Devyn Olds 50, Kurt Warner 53.
DRURY (174): Matt Lawrence 41, Alex Boulger 42, Nick Bator 45, Nick Trombley 46, Nick Boulger 46, Jeff Hancock 47.
Wahconah 3, Lenox 2
DALTON -- Becca Grunow served out the final four points of the fifth game to give the Warriors and first-year coach Dave Lussier a 23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 15-12 win.
"It was a great match," said Lussier. "I anticipated Lenox was going to be a tough match to start."
Grunow had 23 assists and three aces for Wahconah while Bethany McBain had 18 kills and 25 digs and Ericka Unwin added 27 digs and 3 aces.
For Lenox, Rachel Cogswell led the way with 31 assists, 10 service points and an ace. Makayla White had 20 digs, 3 kills and 8 service points while Liz Mitts had 13 assists, 2 aces and 2 digs.
St. Joseph’s 3,
Mount Everett 0
SHEFFIELD -- Maddie Roulier and Virginia Goggins led the way in a 25-19, 25-17, 25-10 Crusader win.
Roulier had nine kills and five aces, while Goggins added 15 assists. Elena Kelsey contributed 10 aces and seven kills for the victors.
For Mount Everett, which has had just two practices this season, Danielle Guidi had four kills and three assists. Krista Reynolds picked up five digs and two kills, while Melissa Abbott tallied four aces.
"The first two games, we played very well. We passed and dug the ball," Eagles coach Dennis Sullivan said. "The third game, we kind of fell apart."
Monument Mountain 3, Taconic 0
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans rallied back often Tuesday for a 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 win.
"The first game, it was 8-1 them, and I’m thinking ‘This is going to be a long season,’ " Monument coach Steve Piazzo joked. "The girls slowly chopped away at the lead and ended up winning."
Rachel Couser picked up six kills and two aces in the win, while Kelsey Marzotto had five kills and a block. Angela Russell added four kills and two aces, while Nicole Keefner had four assists, five kills, three aces and three digs.
For Taconic, Alyssa Doerle had five kills; Haley Hubbard had three kills and two aces; and Nyanna Slaughter had three blocks, three kills, two aces and two digs.