Roundup: Matthews scores four to lead Pittsfield boys soccer team to win over Wahconah
The junior scored all four of the Generals' goals, leading the boys soccer team to a 4-0 win.
Matthews scored two goals in each half.
Christian Mendez had two assists. Max Whalen made six saves for the clean sheet.
Pittsfield 4, Wahconah 0
"They controlled the ball nicely," Wahconah coach John Kovacs said. "Couple quality goals. ... They outplayed us."
Pittsfield 2 2 — 4
Wahconah 0 0 — 0
P — Carter Matthews (Sam Higuera), 17:00. P — Matthew (Christian Mendez)
P — Matthews (Mendez), 43:00. P — Matthews (Ben Brooks), 52:00.
Saves — W: Anthony DonDiego 14. P: Max Whalen 6.
Lenox 2, Monson 1
MONSON — Ian Laurin's second-half penalty-kick goal gave Lenox a road win over Monson in a rematch of the last two Western Mass. Division IV championship games.
An intentional handball gave Laurin the penalty chance. He beat the keeper with a well-placed shot.
Mike Abdalla got the Millionaires on the board with a goal in the eighth minute off a feed from Matt Heim.
Monson tied the game after a penalty kick bounced off the crossbar and Dylan Gunther headed in the ball.
"It was a very good game," Lenox coach Matt Cote said via email. "Although it got a bit chippy at times, Monson is very strong up the middle and I'm certain they will be looking for revenge when we play them again on at home."
Lenox 1 1 — 2
Monson 0 1 — 1
L — Mike Abdalla (Matt Heim), 8:00
M — Dylan Gunther (unassisted), 43:30. L — Ian Laurin (penalty kick), 78:20.
Saves — L: Matt Tibbetts 1. M: Jadon Messina 7.
Mohawk 5, McCann Tech 0
NORTH ADAMS — Visiting Mohawk scored two goals in the first half to hand McCann Tech its third loss of the season.
The Hornets fall to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Pioneer South.
Ayrian Quinones made six saves in the loss.
Mohawk 2 3 — 5
McCann 0 0 — 0
Goals — M: E. Poplowski 2, G. Poplowski, M. Monohon, M. Rice-Lesure.
Assists — M: E. Poplowski.
Saves — M: L. Seaver 6. MT: Ayrian Quinones 6.
Lee 3, Mount Everett 1
SHEFFIELD — Mount Everett struck first, but Lee used three unanswered goals to pull away and secure the win.
Lauren Edwards put the Eagles on the board in the 25th minute. Five minutes later, Hadley DeVarennes knotted the score off a Hannah Simmons feed.
Simmons dished out the go-ahead assist in the second half to Ann Macchi. Macchi added an insurance goal off a penalty kick in the 70th minute.
"A definite improvement from Friday," Everett coach Jeff Murtagh said via email. "We still need to work on getting into shape and staying healthy. We worked harder at generating offense, but still need to work at it."
Lee 1 2 — 3
Everett 1 0 — 1
ME — Lauren Edwards (Logan Rathbun), 25:00. L — Hadley DeVarennes (Hannah Simmons), 30:00
L — Ann Macchi (Simmons), 45:00. L — Macchi (penalty kick), 70:00
Saves — L: Briana Hawley 13. ME: Madison Ullrich 11.
Pittsfield 3, Taconic 1
PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield recovered from a slow start to defeat crosstown rival Taconic.
The scores went: 15-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-17.
Taconic took the first set, but the Generals won the remaining three sets by an average of 10 points.
Danielle LeBlanc led the Generals with 12 aces. Anna Quinto had six kills. Aimee Boulais added five kills.
Delany Ivas led the Braves with seven kills and two aces.
"In some ways it's good, some ways it's not," Pittsfield coach Brian Lawton said of the comeback win. "I wish we could start fast. ... Some jitters in a crosstown rivalry. They put us on our heels."
Mount Greylock 3, Mount Anthony 0
BENNINGTON — Mount Greylock earned a 25-7, 25-8. 25-10 sweep of Mount Anthony.
Lenox 174, Mount Everett 194
LENOX — Lenox eighth grader Max Digrigoli's first home match could not have gotten off to a worse start.
The middle schooler triple bogeyed the first hole at Cranwell on Monday, but from then on, he showed resolve well beyond his years.
He rebounded to shoot a 5-over par 40, taking home medalist honors. Noah Hunter sank two birdies en route to a 46. Kolby Bleau led Mount Everett with a 42.
"We have three eighth graders and one seventh grader. I'm pleased with the way we played, but I know we can play better," Lenox coach Dick Salinetti said.
"Max triple bogeyed the first hole, hung in there and really stuck with his game. Very pleased with Max."
1. Noah Hunter 46, 2. Ricky Armstrong 44, 3. Max Digrigoli 40, 4. Brenden Hayden 44, 5. Ben Haddad 49, 6. Cliff Flynn 49.
1. Colby Stevens 54, 2. Kolby Bleau 42, 3. Cooper Rothfose 48, 4. Luke Bleau 54, 5. Tucker Wilkerson 57, 6. Spencer Broderick 51.
Birdies — ME: K. Bleau (No. 8). L: Hunter (No. 5 and No. 8). Digrigoli (No. 4).
Hoosac Valley 170, Drury 210
ADAMS — Derek Alibozek shot a 2-over par 36 at Forest Park Country Club, earning medalist honors and leading Hoosac Valley to victory.
Alibozek was the only player to shoot under 40. Luc Trombley shot a 44.
Seth Dupee led Drury with a 49.
"[Alibozek's] been working on his game really hard," Hoosac Valley coach Jay Sniezek said. "Really focused, he's really trying to be a top player in the county."
HOOSAC VALLEY (170)
1. Derek Alibozek 36, 2. Henry Sniezek 45, 3. Hayden Grimes 45, 4. Luc Trombley 44, 5. Colby Rougeau 46, 6. Corbin Craig 45.
1. Connor Kelly 55, 2. Justin Powell 58, 3. David Barton 52, 4. Johnathon Cornell 54, 5. Seth Dupee 49, 6. Owen Vareschi 60.
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