Roundup: Drury, Wahconah hockey teams skate to 3-3 tie
NORTH ADAMS — The Drury and Wahconah hockey teams opened their seasons with a 3-3 tie against each other at the Peter W. Foote Arena on Saturday night.
The Warriors broke out to a 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals from Hunter LaBrode and Seamus Hayes, but the Blue Devils settled in after that and tied the game up before the first period let out.
Caleb Rondeau scored the first, then Kelsey Haley scored the second.
In the second period, Branden Lincoln put Drury ahead on a pass from Omar Uqdah — Uqdah's second helper of the night — with 38 seconds to go in the period.
Wahconah, though, utilized a power play to take a point on the night.
In a 5-on-3 situation in the third period, LaBrode netted his second on a pass from Ryan LaPierre to tie things up with 3:36 to play.
Quinn Kearns stopped 15 shots for Wahconah, while Corey Callander had seven for Drury.
Wahconah 2 0 1 — 3
Drury 2 1 0 — 3
W — Hunter LaBrode (Mason Alfonso), 14:30. W — Seamus Hayes (Luke Peplowski, Mike Cullett), 10:59. D — Caleb Rondeau (Brian Czarnecki), 2:10. D — Kelsey Haley (Omar Uqdah), :56.
D — Branden Lincoln (Uqdah), :38.
W — LaBrode (Ryan LaPierre), 3:36.
Saves — W: Quinn Kearns 15. D: Corey Callander 7.
High School Wrestling
Taconic competes at Red Raider Tournament
ATHOL — The Taconic wrestling team finished second at its season-opening tournament, scoring 188 points to Natick's 194.5 at the Red Raider Tournament, hosted at Athol High School.
Taconic had three winners on the day. Mike LaFreniere (132 poudns), Zabion Powell (145) and Isaiah Hartman-Caesar (heavyweight) all finished in first in their respective weight classes.
Dylan Burke (182) and Shawn O'Shea (220) added second-place finishes for the Braves.
Finally, freshman Anthony Roman made his Taconic debut by finishing third at 126, and Zach Mathes finished fourth at 138.
In addition to the varsity team, Taconic also sent its 'B' team, which finished in 11th out of the 18 teams in attendance.
Williams women 3, Manhattanville 1
WILLIAMSTOWN — Avery Dunn scored with 1:34 remaining in the game to give her Ephs breathing room in a win over the Valiants.
Williams came into the game after upsetting No. 3 Elmira the night before. The Ephs (6-2-1) have now won four straight heading into the winter break.
"I thought it was huge building off of yesterday, bearing down when it's important," said Eph head coach Meghan Gillis in a release. "We did that today, and the [penalty kill] was great, obviously."
Brianna Hill gave Williams the lead in the second period, and Mia Carroll scored on the power play just under nine minutes into the third to put Williams up 2-1. Manhattanville, though, pulled one back through Amanda Sabia, setting up Dunn's insurance tally.
Chloe Heiting stopped 16 shots in the win.
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