Roundup: Goal by Dils enables Mount Greylock to beat Lenox in hard-fought boys soccer match
Dils scored in the 17th minute and Edge provided the shutout as the Mounties beat visiting Lenox 1-0 Thursday night.
The goal came when Brady Foehl sent a through-ball from the center circle, getting Dils behind the Lenox defense. His left-footed shot beat Millionaires goalkeeper Matt Tibbetts.
"Our defensive effort was really strong tonight," Greylock coach Blair Dils wrote in an email. "[Lenox is] a dynamic offensive team.
"For us to give up five against Amherst 10 days ago and then get a shutout tonight — the first time they've been shut out this season — that's a really good sign going forward for us."
Edge made the three saves he needed to. Lenox had a great chance to tie with seven minutes to play, but Mike Abdallah just missed on a shot to the far post.
Lenox 0 0 — 0
Mount Greylock 1 0 — 1
MG — Sam Dils (Brady Foehl), 17:00.
Saves — L: Matt Tibbetts 5. MG: Sam Edge 3.
Mount Everett 4, Hoosac Valley 1
CHESHIRE — Brendan Dempsey scored a hat trick as visiting Mount Everett (6-1) beat Hoosac Valley.
The Hurricanes (1-6) were buffeted by three Eagles goals in the first eight minutes. Dempsey scored twice within the span of a minute, and completed his hat trick at the 20-minute mark.
Mount Everett 4 0 — 4
Hoosac Valley 0 1 — 1
ME — Brendan Dempsey (unassisted), 5:00. ME — Dempsey (Zach Lupiani), 6:00. ME — Anthony Lupiani (Jack Carpenter), 8:00. ME — Dempsey (A. Lupiani), 20:00.
HV — Paulo Kareh (UA), 46:00.
Saves — ME: Patrick Silk 5. HV: Brodie Lanoue 5.
Drury 3, Taconic 0
PITTSFIELD — At Crosby Middle School, Taconic surrendered a pair of second-half goals as visiting Drury shut out the Braves (0-7).
Reece Racette scored two goals for the Blue Devils (8-2), one in each half.
The Taconic defense kept Drury's high-powered offense under control for the first half and part of the second. Drury had scored 13 goals in its previous two games.
"I thought we played one of our best games," Taconic coach Shaun Stannard said. "In the second half, they found a way to break through our defense."
Drury 1 2 — 3
Taconic 0 0 — 0
D — Reece Racette (Caleb Besaw) 28:00.
D — Racette (Cove Massey), 56:00. D — Max Daugherty (Massey) 69:22.
Saves — D: Corbin Rumbolt 4. T: Colby Sherman 13.
Lenox 2, Mount Greylock 2
LENOX — Lauren Howard's goal with 30 seconds left in the first half tied up a back-and-forth contest between Mount Greylock and host Lenox.
"I was very impressed with the resilience from Mount Greylock to fight back and get an equalizer twice in the first half," Lenox coach Kyle Zinchuk wrote in an email. "We've been working on playing a more aggressive, attack-oriented game, so it was nice to see some of that work come to fruition."
Abby Schilling scored both goals for Lenox.
Mount Greylock 2 0 — 2
Lenox 2 0 — 0
L — Abby Schilling (Nicole Gamberoni), 14:45. MG — Karen McComish (PK), 28:36. L — Schilling (unassisted), 29:37. MG — Lauren Howard (UA), 39:30.
Saves — MG: Isabella Nicastro 12. L: Sophie Patella 22.
Hoosac Valley 6, Taconic 2
PITTSFIELD — Visiting Hoosac Valley extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a win over Taconic. The loss by the Braves (5-3) ended a three-game winning streak.
The Hurricanes (4-1-2) got a goal in the final minute of the first half by Cairagan Greene to take a 3-1 halftime lead. The Hurricanes added two more before Taconic got on the board.
Alie Mendel scored twice in the second half for the Hurricanes. Jas Middleton and Ashley Rufo scored for Taconic.
Hoosac Valley 3 3 — 6
Taconic 1 1 — 2
H — Claudia Bresett (Ellie Field), 1:30. H — Chloe Martel (unassisted), 8:00. T — Jas Middleton (UA), 37:00. H — Cairagan Greene (Sydni Jamros), 39:00.
H — Alie Mendel (UA), 47:00. H — Abby Hugger (UA), 53:00. T — Ashley Rufo (Lauryn Rogers), 66:00. H — Mendel (UA), 80:00.
Saves — H: Kelsey Bulson 6. T: Jackie Boateng 8.
Monument Mountain 1, Belchertown 1
GREAT BARRINGTON — Playing shorthanded, host Monument Mountain (4-2-3) hung on and got a point out a hard-fought contest with Belchertown.
Starting keeper Helen Pajeski has now missed the last three games, and the Spartans were down to using Zufan Bazzano and Sydney Ruggiero in net. Without Pajeski, the Spartans finished the week 0-1-2.
"Today being our third game in four days, we are OK to come away with a tie," Monument coach Jess Platt wrote in an email. "The girls fought hard and played with immense heart and composure."
Molly Flynn scored the only goal for the Spartans.
Belchertown 1 0 — 1
Monument Mountain 1 0 — 1
MM — Molly Flynn (Lauren Kinne), 1:40. B — Emma LeBlanc (Tess Godoury), 21:00.
Saves — B: Julia Jimenez 4. MM: Zufan Bazzano 1, Sydney Ruggiero 4.
Frontier 5, McCann Tech 0
DEERFIELD — Host Frontier scored four goals in the second half and keeper Lexa Boyden made three saves to shut out McCann (1-8-0).
Jenna Martin scored two goals for the Red Hawks (5-1-1).
McCann Tech 0 0 — 0
Frontier 1 4 — 5
Frontier goals — Jenna Martin 2, Natalie Denkiewicz, Kaitlyn Maclin, Victoria Speth.
Frontier assists — Cambrie Hamilton 2, Caitlynn Devine 2.
Saves — MT: Sarah Fortini 17. F: Lexa Boyden 3.
High School Golf
Lee 188, Pittsfield 232
PITTSFIELD — Thomas Fraser was medalist, shooting 4-over-par on the front nine of the Country Club of Pittsfield course, as visiting Lee improved to 7-1 and punched its ticket to the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament.
The Wildcats, who just missed qualifying for the state tournament in 2016, were Western Mass. champions in 2015.
Fraser started off slowly, but wrapped up his nine holes in a nice flurry. He birdied the par-4 seventh and par-3 ninth.
He beat Pittsfield's Liam Fitzgibbons by six strokes.
Pittsfield (232) — Liam Fitzgibbons 45, A.J. Moore 65, Dakota Brazee 61, Dan Fitzgibbons 61.
Lee (188) — Thomas Fraser 39, Hunter Roosa 53, Colin Finnegan 46, Camden Redstone 59, Lucas Bombardier 51, Dylan Ely 52.
Birdies — Fraser, No. 7, No. 9.
Taconic 167, Mount Greylock 168
PITTSFIELD — At Berkshire Hills Country Club, host Taconic hung on to beat Mount Greylock by a stroke.
The Braves (5-2) had a 12-stroke lead going into the final two pairings. The Mounties came storming back, but could not get past Taconic.
"The more matches we play, the better we get," Taconic coach Mike Hillman said. 'It showed today that every shot matters."
Ben Gilooly was medalist, conquering the par-35 front nine in 1-over 36. That included a birdie on the fourth hole. Gilooly beat Taconic's Mike Kays by three shots.
Taconic (167) — Mike Kays 39, Connor Champoux 42, Brent Arseneau 41, Derek Wurtenberger 45, Andrew King 64, Nick Slocik 65.
Mount Greylock (168) — Ben Gilooly 36, Braden Smith 42, Tenley Smith 45, Alex Axt 56, Connor Daley 45, Bennett Zimmerman 47.
Birdies — Gilooly, No. 4.
Hoosac Valley 173, Wahconah 192
ADAMS — While on the whole, the Hurricanes didn't play quite up to their regular potential, Henry Sniezek's medalist round of 39 was enough to hold off Wahconah at Forest Park Thursday. Playing at No. 2, Sniezek was grouped with Warriors No. 1 Nate Dos Santos. The two were locked in a tight match throughout the afternoon, but a birdie on Hole 7 helped grant the hometown star a one-stroke victory.
"Derek was playing as our No. 1, but Henry was hitting the ball well today," said Hoosac coach Jason Sniezek. "Overall I wasn't happy with our scores, but he and Corbin have been playing real well."
Hoosac Valley (173) — Derek Alibozek 46, Henry Sniezek 39, Luc Trombley 53, Hayden Grimes 47, Corbin Craig 42, Colby Rougeau 46.
Wahconah (192) — Nate Dos Santos 40, Corey Bazonski 70, Isaac Anello 48, Mike Cullett 68, Daniel Wilson 50, John Michael Kowalczyk 54
Monument 191, Drury 192
STAMFORD, Vt — The young Blue Devils squad continues to battle through a rebuilding season and came upon the verge of their first win Thursday. However, the visiting Spartans proved to be one stroke too much for Drury to claim victory. Instead, it was Max Joyner submitting a round of 43 for medalist honors and the driving force behind a Monument win.
"It was a good match," said Drury coach Don Dagnoli. "We tied our best score of the year, but we're a young team that's learning and we're competing, just a matter of time before we break out."
Monument (191) — Matthew Iemolini (57), Max Joyner (43), Noah Helmke (47), Ben Shultis (52), Brady Whalen (49), Curt Wilton 56
Drury (192) — Connor Kelly 47, Justyn Cowell 46, Davion Bartin (50), Seth Dupee (49), Jonathan Cornell (56), Owen Varschi (68).
McCann Tech 11 1/2, Franklin Tech 12 1/2
TURNERS FALLS — The Hornets have just two losses this season, both coming right down to the wire and both coming against Franklin Tech. McCann (4-2) traveled east to take on the Eagles at Thomas Memorial. Unfortunately, Franklin Tech again squeaked one out on their par-35 home course. The Hornets claimed medalist honors despite the loss, courtesy of a 42 by Dalton Tatro, who won his individual match 3-1.
McCann Tech (11.5) — Cole Kratz 45 (2), Ryan Baran 45 (4), Dalton Tatro 42 (3), Matt Jette 49 (.5), Chris Rose 53 (1), Nash Morin 50 (1).
Franklin Tech (12.5) — Travis Cutting 43 (2), Tyler Bramand 56 (0), Mike McGoldrick 45 (1), Hunter Sessions 43 (3.5), Nate Pelletier 46 (3), Mike Patenaude 48 (3).
Birdies — MT: Ryan, No. 4. FT: Cutting, No. 1.
High School Volleyball
Monument 3, Taconic 2
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans took a thrilling five-set match at home from Taconic, 25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 28-26, 15-13. Monument (3-3) thrived off a loud crowd and the dynamite connection between setter Grace VanSant (21 assists, three kills) and Marley Zorn (14 kills), withstanding match-point again and again. The Braves took Sets 2 and 3 to put the Spartans on their heels, getting 13 assists from Rachel Williams and 11 kills and four aces from Delaney Ivas. Victoria Tynan (seven kills) and Mikayla Moss (six kills) contributed to the Braves as well. The Spartans proved too much late, though, getting an excellent all-around performance from Ali Hiller (seven kills, seven blocks, eight digs).
Ware 3, Mount Everett 0
WARE — From Thursday night, Mount Everett played Ware tough for three sets, but the hosts escaped with a 3-0 win.
The set scores were 25-23, 25-20, 29-27.
For Everett (0-7), Devan Galli had nine assists, seven digs, two aces and two kills; Alissa Rathbun had four kills, an ace and a block, while Lizzie Sarnacki had four kills and five aces.
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