Wahconah boys lacrosse qualifies for Western Mass.
DALTON -- The Wahconah boys lacrosse team got one of the biggest wins in program history on Friday, beating St. Joseph 7-5 to reach the Western Massachusetts tournament.
"It's huge," said Warriors coach Paul Lange. "It feels awesome. It's relieving at the same time because it's the last game of the year. It's unbelievable. Second year as a varsity team and we're in the tournament."
Quinn Caesar had three goals -- including the go-ahead score in the second quarter -- while Matt Clayton added two goals. Sam Thomason scored three for the Crusaders.
Wahconah finishes the season 8-8.
Wahconah 7, St. Joe 5
Wah 1 2 2 2 -- 7
SJ 0 1 1 3 -- 5
Wahconah goals -- Quinn Caesar 3, Matt Clayton 2, Adam Parker, Matt Salvatore.
Wahconah assists -- Caesar, Dan Hopmans, Curran Pularo.
St. Joe goals -- Brendan Faas, Sam Thomason 3, Austin Larabee.
St. Joe assists -- Faas 2.
Saves -- W: Roger Stedman 10; SJ: Wyatt Porter 7.
Mount Anthony 18, Pittsfield 7
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The Generals gave up nine goals to Emily Cross and saw their season end a game shy of the tournament.
"I think we're a better team than we were at the beginning of the season, but putting it together for a whole 50 minutes of a game we didn't accomplish when we needed to," said Pittsfield coach Jenna Giardina.
Tori Symanski had three goals for Pittsfield while Mackenzi Astore scored twice. Mya Wiles had two assists.
MA 12 6 -- 18
PHS 2 5 -- 7
Pittsfield goals -- Tori Symanski 3, Mackenzi Astore 2, Kyla Nichols, Jacey Salvie.
Pittsfield assists -- Symanski, Mya Wiles 2.
Mount Anthony goals -- Emily Cross 9, Jayden Tifst, Siobhan Croser 3, Lily Taub, Erica Hale, Colleen Hendry 2, Madison Pars.
Mount Anthony assists -- Hale 3, Hendry 2.
Saves -- P: Molly Barbarotta 8; MA: Sam Mayer 10.
Monument 3, Lenox 2
PITTSFIELD -- The Spartans earned decisions at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to carry them to this win.
"We won both the close matches today, and we had a couple of chances at No. 1 doubles, but Monument is a really tough team," said Lenox coach Phil Cohen.
Singles -- 1. Satchel Fisher (M) def, Andrew Vickery, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Kevin Li (M) def. Tom Villetto, 6-2, 6-2; 3. Rishi Kedia (L) def. Cam Powell, 6-2, 4-6, 13-11.
Doubles -- 1. Ian Akers/Sam Plishtin (M) def. Liam Gennari/Will Palmer, 6-4, 7-5; 2. Noah Tebben/Henrick Palmer (L) def. Isaac Graves/Skylar Okerstrom-Lang, 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.
Drury 10, Wahconah 5
DALTON -- The Blue Devils plated six runs in the fifth inning to blow open this game against Wahconah.
"There wasn't a real big hit in that inning," said Warrior coach Jared Shannon. "We played in the wind and the rain and it was just getting very sloppy."
Cody Primmer had a triple and three RBI for Drury, Tyler Briggs and Jake Tatro had two hits each. Kareen Beckett had a double for the winners, now 9-10. Drury has one game left against Lee. If they beat the Wildcats, they will qualify for the postseason.
Lane Grogan had two hits and two RBI for Wahconah, while Eli Pease smacked a triple.
Drury 040 060 1 -- 10 11 0
Wahconah 104 000 0 -- 5 7 1
Tyler Cote and Codey Primmer. Nick Dargi (4 1/3), Ethan Wells (2 2/3) and Lane Grogan. W -- Cote. L -- Dargi. 2B -- Drury 1 (Kareen Beckett) 3B -- Drury 1 (Primmer), Wahconah 1 (Eli Pease).
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