Taconic wears down Mount Anthony to earn 3-1 win in volleyball

PITTSFIELD — The Taconic volleyball team wore down a strong Mount Anthony team at home, battling back-and-forth through three sets before securing momentum and rolling to a clinching 3-1 win in the fourth on Wednesday.

Taconic won a squeaker in Set 1, 25-22, but gave the lead up when the Patriots grabbed a 25-21 win in Set 2. Late in Set 3, the Braves started to really flex with the service power of Madison Burke (32 serves, nine aces, four digs). A 25-19 win gave Taconic the push it needed to finish things off in short order. The Braves rolled with six aces and a pair of kills from Jaelyn Rembish to take Set 4 25-9 and the match 3-1.

"Madison had several aces in a row and really dominated with her serve in the fourth set," said Taconic head coach Jen Doerle. "We grabbed momentum in the third and dominated from there."

Monument Mountain 3, Mount Everett 1

GREAT BARRINGTON — Mount Everett put up a strong fight, but Monument Mountain had just enough to earn the four-set win.

The Spartans won 25-22, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-23.

Alexa Troiano led the Spartans with three aces, two digs and seven kills. Alyssa Mack had six aces, eight kills.

Devan Galli led the Eagles with 10 assists, two kills and two aces. Alyssa Rathbun added 10 aces, six kills and five digs

Lenox 3, Mount Greylock 1

LENOX — After losing the first two sets handily, Mount Greylock's attempt to force a fifth set fell just short as Lenox pulled out the victory.

The Millionaires won the match 25-10, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23.

Bombee Lahart led Lenox with 11 kills, four aces and two digs. Kayanna Black had seven kills and two blocks. Kasey Vallee had six kills, two aces and five digs. Anna Lynch added three kills and 15 digs.

Caroline Hadley led Greylock with nine kills. Gabby Alvarez had three aces. Maddie Albert had two aces and Taylor Hoftstedt added one ace and seven kills.

Boys soccer

Wahconah 3, Drury 1

NORTH ADAMS — Joe Woronick and Ethan Wesley connected for two corner-kick goals, leading Wahconah to victory over Drury.

Wesley assisted on all three of the Warriors' goals. Reece Racette's goal early in the second half tied the game at one. Woronick netted the winner off the corner kick shortly after. Woronick added an insurance goal in the 62nd minute.

"The corners were well placed and they got to the ball first," Drury coach John Jacobbe said. "The second goal, shame on us for letting the same guy beat us twice."


Wahconah     1     2          3

Drury     0     1          1

First Half

W — Pedro Santos (Ethan Wesley), 38:00.

Second Half

D — Reece Racette (unassisted), 43:00. W — Joe Woronick (Wesley), 50:00. W — Woronick (Wesley), 62:00.

Saves — W: Kyle Borgan 6. D: Max Daugherty 2. Corbin Rumbolt 4.

Lenox 1, Pope Francis 0

LENOX — Mike Abdalla's goal in the 38th minute proved to be the winner over Pope Francis.

Pope Francis used its team speed to smother the Millionaires early. The host struggled to generate much offense, until Harrison Keator found Abdalla just outside the box. Abdalla turned onto his left foot and fired the ball past the keeper on the left side. Matt Tibbetts made seven saves for the clean sheet.


Pope Francis     0     0          0

Lenox     1     0          1

First Half

L — Mike Abdalla (Harrison Keator), 37:15.

Saves — PF: Sears 4. L: Matt Tibbetts 7.

Girls Soccer

Wahconah 7, Taconic 0

DALTON — Allison Washburn had a three-point night and Sage Howes pitched a four-save shutout to help the Warriors roll over Taconic. Washburn and Arden McKnight each scored two goals, while Washburn assisted on another by Hannah Ronayne. Izzie Viner pitched in a goal and assist as Wahconah picked up its first Berkshire County win of 2017. The Warriors will do battle against fellow North Division power Monument Mountain today.


Taconic               0          0

Wahconah     3     4          7

First Half

W — Allison Washburn (Noelle Furlong). W — Hannah Ronayne (Washburn). W — Arden McKnight (Izzie Viner).

Second Half

W — McKnight (Kate Mathews). W — Victoria Gamberoni (unassisted). W — Washburn (unassisted). W — Sarah Houle (Viner)

Saves — W: Sage Howes 4.

Pittsfield 4, Lenox 1

PITTSFIELD — The Generals took it to Lenox under the lights at BCC, rolling up a 3-0 lead by halftime and finishing off the visiting Millionaires. Pittsfield was led by a three-point night from Julia Eline-Wright, who helped a pair of teammates to goals in the first half, before putting the finishing touch on the evening with a second-half score of her own. One of those assists found freshman Lizzie Swanson for her first varsity goal. Britney Perkett added a goal and an assist as the Generals begin finding a groove early.

"We have some new roles this year," said Pittsfield head coach Andy Waluszko, who has brought some defenders up to test them at attack. "They're getting better each game."


Lenox     0     1          1

Pittsfield 3     1          4

First Half

P — Sadie Supranowicz (Julia Eline-Wright), 2:37. P — Britney Perkett (Taea Bramer), 17:55. P — Lizzie Swanson (Eline-Wright), 30:48.

Second Half

L — Abby Schilling (unassisted), 61:33. P — Eline-Wright (Perkett), 78:30.

Saves — P: Hayley Tobin 6. L: Sophie Patella 12.

Cross Country

In a highly-anticipated meet featuring numerous Berkshire County powers, the Mount Greylock Boys, Monument Mountain Boys and Lenox Girls each picked up a pair of victories. The Mountie quartet of Sam Culver, Jesse Seid, Owen Brandriss and Josh Cheung captured the top-four spots in the boys race to help defeat Monument and Lenox. Mike Goretti poked his way into the fifth spot to help the Spartans salvage a two win day in defeating Lenox and Mount Everett. On the girls side, Lenox asserted itself against rival Mount Greylock, putting Ellen Huth, Maggie Sorrentino and Marion Huth in the top-five to squeeze out a 26-29 win. Monument went 1-2 on the day, but did get an individual victory by Grace Phair, who burned up the competition to finish first overall by more than 30 seconds. Jacqueline Wells's fourth-place finish led the Mounties by Monument.

Boys Results

Team Scores — Lee def. Mount Everett 23-33; Monument def. Lenox 27-28; Monument def. Mount Everett 19-42; Mount Greylock def. Lenox 15-45; Mount Greylock def. Monument 17-40.

Top 20 — 1. Sam Culver (MG) 17:35.04; 2. Jesse Seid (MG) 17:52.25; 3. Owen Brandriss (MG) 18:16.63; 4. Josh Cheung (MG) 18:16.75; 5. Mike Goretti (MM) 19:02.75; 6. Peter LaRochelle (MM) 19:08.51; 7. Jacob Fink (MG) 19:12.56; 8. Ryan Silverstein (LEN) 19:13.96; 9. Jakin Miller (MG) 19:16.36; 10. Ted Yee (LEN) 19:45.74; 11. Sebastian Dowd-Smith (LEE) 19:52.02; 12. Cole Duval (ME) 19:56.57; 13. Colin Young (LEN) 19:56.78; 14. Andrew McCarthy (MM) 19:57.17; 15. Maxime Leger (LEN) 20:03.31; 16. John Broderick (MM) 20:05.39; 17. Tucker-Smith Owen (MG) 20:05.53; 18. Grayson Duval (ME) 20:09.24; 19. Herkus Rudzinskas (LEN) 20:14.25; 20. Miller Corban (MG) 20:14.94

Girls Results

Team Scores — Lee def. Mount Everett 15-DNF; Lenox def. Monument Mountain 21-35; Monument Mountain def. Mount Everett 15-DNF; Lenox def. Mount Greylock 26-29; Mount Greylock def. Monument Mountain 20-41.

Top 20 — 1. Grace Phair (MM) 20:09.11; 2. Ellen Huth (LEN) 20:41.85; 3. Maggie Sorrentino (LEN) 21:00.88; 4. Jacqueline Wells (MG) 21:26.42; 5. Marion Huth (LEN) 21:37.69; 6. Josephine Smith (MG) 21:44.22; 7. Katherine Swann (MG) 21:44.86; 8. Hazel Scullin (MG) 21:54.45; 9. Margo Smith (MG) 21:56.45; 10. Ava Bachman (LEN) 22:08.09. 11. Jasmin Johannsdottir (MM) 22:14.32; 12. Tate Morrison (LEN) 22:31.09; 13. Miriam Bakija (MG) 23:00.92; 14. Tessa Leveque (MG) 23:57.52; 15. Helen Greenfield (MG) 23:57.52; 16. Ainsley Abel (MG) 24:01.04; 17. Ariel Dupras (MG) 24:02.27; 18. Hannah Flynn (MM) 24:03.55; 19. Mackenzie Sheehy (MG) 24:05.52; 20. Grace Phair (MM) 24:16.44.

Local colleges

Williams men's soccer

TROY, N.Y. — Malcolm Singleton scored on the game's first shot, and the Williams defense made it stand up as the Ephs beat RPI 1-0.

Singleton took a pass from Greg Andreau at 7:45 for the game's only goal.

The Williams defense held RPI (3-2) to three shots and only one shot on goal, which Schneiderman stopped for Williams (2-0).

Williams field hockey

WILLIAMSTOWN — The 13th-ranked Ephs got three second-half goals from Libby Dolan in a 3-0 win over Mount Holyoke.

The Ephs had outshot Mount Holyoke 11-1 in the first half, but had nothing to show for it. Dolan scored twice in a four-minute span early in the second half, and then scored her hat trick at 62:08.

Abby Lloyd earned the win in goal for Williams (2-0), playing the first half. Mount Holyoke (2-2) got 10 saves from keeper Morgan Turner.

MCLA women's soccer

NORTH ADAMS — Visiting Castleton scored the match's final four goals in a 6-1 win over MCLA (0-3-0).

Lauren Mangiardi scored at 32:07, converting on a turnover, cutting the visitors' lead to 2-1. But eight minutes later, Castleton's Aubra Linn made it a two-goal margin again.

MCLA goalkeeper Megan Richardson made eight saves and gave up three goals, while backup Gaby Cilbrasi gave up three goals and had five saves against Castleton (1-2-1).


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