Roundup: Lee volleyball tops Frontier, 3-2
SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Lee and Frontier volleyball teams renewed their rivalry for Frontier's Senior Night on Monday, and the Wildcats played party spoiler by walking away with a five-set victory. The set scores were 25-16, 14-25, 25-20, 23-25 and 15-8.
In the fifth and decisive set, the teams were tied up at 5-5 when Sarah Cook stepped up to serve for the Wildcats (17-1). She helped the team rattle off five straight points to go up 10-5 before Frontier finally got to serve again.
Suriana Lee stepped up to serve for Lee at 13-8. Her first serve was returned long to put Lee at match point, then a block at the net by a pair of Lee players decided the final set, 15-8.
The win is the second in two years for Lee in the regular season. Frontier, though, defeated the Wildcats 3-2 in the 2016 Western Mass. Division III finals. All three matches have gone five sets.
Anna Wang had 28 digs for Lee. Suriana Lee had 8 digs and 26 assists, Ahna Schlaefer had 8 kills, 7 aces, 14 digs and 3 blocks, and Bailey Thomas had 9 kills and 4 blocks.
For Frontier (12-8), Lauren Davenport had 19 kills and 8 digs and Ella Deane had 37 assists.
"This is a rivalry," Lee coach John Warner said. "Sean [MacDonald, Frontier coach] has been a pain in my side for 20 years.
"I feel as though [the win] is going to help our seeding."
The Western Mass. volleyball seeding meeting is today at 11 a.m. at Agawam.
Lanesboro wins junior division title
The Lanesboro Tigers took home the junior division Berkshire County Youth Football Super Bowl with a 30-0 win over the Pittsfield Saints on Sunday.
The Tigers and Saints played at Laston Field in Lanesboro amid a steady downpour of rain.
The Tigers field players from Lanesboro, Williamstown and surrounding towns. The team went 9-0 on the year to claim the junior division title.
Weather forces schedule changes
The rain and wind that hammered Berkshire County on Sunday and Monday forced several athletic events scheduled for Monday to be postponed until Tuesday.
The delays came at a perilous time for Berkshire County soccer programs, as Tuesday is the last day to play a game before the MIAA cutoff date for playoff seedings.
Two games, in particular, have a lot of importance: the Pittsfield vs. Wahconah and Mount Greylock vs. Hoosac Valley girls soccer games. Pittsfield and Wahconah will play at 2:45 at Wahconah, while the Mounties and Hurricanes will play at 3:30 at Hoosac.
The Pittsfield girls need a win or a draw to secure a spot in the Western Massachusetts Division I field, while the Hoosac girls need a win or draw to qualify for the Western Mass. Division III tournament.
Two other girls soccer games were pushed back to Tuesday. At 3, Lenox will head to Taconic, and at 4 the Drury girls head to Sheffield to face Mount Everett.
There were also two boys soccer games moved to Tuesday: The Mount Greylock boys will head to Lenox for a 6 p.m. start, while the Pittsfield boys head to Great Barrington to face Monument Mountain at 4.
Soccer was not the only sport hit by the weather. In the MIAA state golf tournaments, the Division I tournament at Haverhill Country Club was delayed a week, and will be on Nov. 6 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Taconic golfer Mike Kays is in that field.
The Division II tournament was pushed back a day. Golfers, including Wahconah's Nate Dos Santos and Mount Greylock's Ben Gilooly, will tee off at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
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