Helen Pajeski makes 4 saves as Monument Mountain shuts out Palmer in girls soccer

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Monument Mountain girls soccer team bounced back from a tough tie against Lenox on Monday with a decisive victory on Wednesday.

Helen Pajeski had four saves to register the shutout as the Spartans beat visiting Palmer 3-0.

The Spartans (3-1-1) have extended their unbeaten streak to four games after losing to Swampscott in the opener.

"[We are] working to play good soccer with maximum effort, taking our season one day at a time," Monument coach Jess Platt wrote in an email. "Really happy with our play today."

Gabi DeFelice scored the only goal the Spartans needed, converting a feed from Olivia Jaffee at the 6:32 mark. Emma McTeigue and Zufan Bazzano scored in the second half.


Palmer     0     0          0

Monument Mountain     1     2          3

First Half

MM — Gabi DeFelice (Olivia Jaffee), 6:32.

Second Half

MM — Emma McTeigue (Aubrey Blanchard), 51:42. MM — Zufan Bazzano (Molly Flynn), 73:10.

Saves — P: Emma Martin 7. MM: Helen Pajeski 4.

Boys soccer

Drury 7, Putnam 0

NORTH ADAMS — Connor Clark got the Blue Devils started with a goal off a direct kick six minutes into the game. Drury's Reece Racette got the next three and coach John Jacobbe's team was on its way.

"Our goal was to try and get the first one," the coach said, adding that the Blue Devils have been playing from behind recently. "It was good to score that first one."

Racette's hat trick came in the 41st minute. Mitch Anderson took the corner kick and Racette lept and headed the ball past Putnam goalkeeper Luis Soto.

Corbin Rumbolt had four saves for the shutout.


Putnam     0     0          0

Drury     3     4          7

First Half

D — Connor Clark (unassisted), 6:00. D — Reece Racette (Max Daugherty), 20:00. D — Racette (Nate Haley), 32:00.

Second Half

D — Racette (Mitch Anderson), 41:00. D — John Boland (Cove Massey), 63:00. D — Massey (UA), 78:00. D — Hunter Sarkis (UA), 79:00.

Saves — P: Luis Soto 8. D: Corbin Rumbolt 4.


Wahconah 3, Taconic 1

DALTON — Host Wahconah got three aces and a match-high 25 assists from Francesca Gigliotti as the Warriors beat Taconic 3-1. The set scores were 25-8, 25-9, 16-28, 25-13.

Wahconah (6-2) is wrapping up a stretch of five matches in eight days, and coach Dave Lussier said he's pleased with where the Warriors are at.

"I think that we've continued to make progress since the beginning of the season," he said. 'We haven't had a lot of practice, but the schedule will lighten up."

For Wahconah, Jess Warren had 25 digs and five aces, while Emma Parkington had 10 kills, 16 digs and six aces.

For Taconic, Rachel Williams had four aces and three assists, Delaney Ivas had three kills, an assist, an ace and a dig while Victoria Tynan had four kills and a block.

Prep schools

Miss Hall's results

PITTSFIELD — Miss Hall's School sports teams came up with a split decision on Wednesday.

The varsity volleyball team beat Master's School 3-0 for its first win of the season.

In soccer, Miss Hall's dropped a 2-0 decision at Christian Heritage in Trumbull, Conn.

Tuesday sports

Drury girls soccer

NORTH ADAMS — Kaidin Gauthier and Antonia Pellon each scored twice and host Drury was out-shot 22-6 in an 8-0 win by Mount Anthony on Tuesday night.

The visitors from Vermont scored five goals in the first half.

"Drury was just unable to keep up with Mount Anthony's ability to send through balls, allowing multiple breakaways on our goalie," Drury coach Mary Jane Rumbolt wrote in an email.


Mount Anthony     5     3          8

Drury     0     0          0

First Half

MA — Emma Arlotta (Kaidin Gauthier), 6:52. MA — Jordan Mattison (UA), 7:47. MA — Antonia Pellon (UA), 17:11. MA — Pellon (UA) 15:35. MA — Rebecca Crosier (UA) 38:00.

Second Half

MA — Kaidin Gauthier (UA), 43:05. MA — Gauthier (UA) 43:52. MA — Caroline Musinski (UA), 62:51.

Saves — MA: Maddison Breese 3. D: Alyssa Russel 14.

McCann cross country

NORTH ADAMS — The McCann Tech boys went 2-1 in a cross country meet with Pope Francis, Pioneer and Hampden Charter on Tuesday, while the girls went 3-0.

McCann's boys beat Pioneer 23-32 and Hampden 18-44, while losing to Pope Francis 17-42. On the girls side, Pope Francis beat McCann 16-47, Pioneer won 27-29 and Hampden Charter won 22-33.

In the boys' race, three Hornets cracked the top 10. Jayden Hartley was fourth with a time of 20 minutes, while John Daub was eighth in 20:22 and Braedon Delmolino was 10th in 21:04. Matthew Ashe of Pope Francis was first and teammate Bryce Ordonez was second. Both clocked in at 18:08.

Cassie Crosier was the top Hornet on the girls' side, finishing seventh in 24:57, while teammate Aubrey Tetlow was 15th in 26:46.

Pope Francis' Emily Boutin was the only runner to crack the 20-minute mark, winning the race in 19:31.

Boys results

Pope Francis 15, Hampden Charter 50; Pope Francis 16, Pioneer 44; Pope Francis 17, McCann Tech 42; McCann 23, Pioneer 32; McCann 18, Hampden 44; Pioneer 19, Hampden 36.

Top 10 finishers

1. Matthew Ashe (PF) 18:08; 2. Bryce Ordonez (PF) 10:08; 3. Daniel Markey (PF) 18:17; 4. Jayden Hartley (MT) 20:00;5. Ethan Pilon (PG) 20:08; 6. Alex Walstrom (P) 20:10; 7. Patrick O'Malley (PF) 20:17; 8. John Daub (MT) 20:22; 9. Tavis Hoskins (HC) 20:59; 10. Braedon Delmolino (MT) 21:04.

Other McCann runners in top 20: 16. Jacob Newton, 22:59; 16. J.J. Rumray, 23:12.

Girls results

1. Emily Boutin (PF) 19:31; 2. Maddie Ranck (HC) 21:44; 3. Briana Serraro (PF), 22:06; 4. Alex Gone (PF) 23:44; 5. Carly Liquori (PF) 24:14; 6. Victoria Younes (HC) 24:20; 7. Cassie Crosier (MT) 25:57; 8. Jalexis Bermudez (HC) 25:45; 9. Angelina Rodriguez (PF) 25:52; 10. Bridget Kenney (P) 25:59.

Other McCann runners in top 20: 15. Aubrey Tetlow, 24:46; 17. Madison Goodell, 27:31.

Local colleges

Williams field hockey

WILLIAMSTOWN — Libby Dolan notched a goal and an assist as 12th-ranked Williams shut out Smith 3-0.

Dolan scored the winner when she beat Smith goalie Cameo Tietje at 18:04 in the first half. Molly Lohss scored off a Dolan assist, while Julia Cochran scored in the second half.

Emma Santucci and Abby Lloyd split time in net. Lloyd had two saves while Santucci got credit for the win.

Seven NESCAC teams are in the latest national field hockey Top 25. Tufts is fifth, Middlebury seventh, Hamilton is eighth, Amherst is ninth and Bowdoin — a double-overtime winner over Williams Sunday — is 10th.

Williams is 12th and Trinity is 20th.


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