Western Mass. Tournament Roundup: Gamberoni scores 100th point, as Lenox girls soccer advances to D-IV semifinals

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LENOX — Nicole Gamberoni notched the 100th point of her Lenox career with a goal in the 25th minute of Monday's Western Massachusetts Division IV quarterfinal against No. 6 Duggan, helping her third-seeded Millionaires to a 6-0 win to book a spot in the semifinals.

Gamberoni, who entered the night with 98 points, assisted the opener to Abby Schilling, then scored on a pass from Schilling, before setting up Julie Pehlert and Aidan Burns for goals. The senior now has 102 points in her career.

"Nicole has been a special player for Lenox over the last several years," Lenox coach Kyle Zinchuk wrote in an email. "She has been with the team since 8th grade, and has been a starter for almost her entire career.

"What has been most impressive is the consistency with which she has earned her points. The most points she's had in a single game is 4, and there have been only a handful of those. She's earned her points by contributing in almost every single game, for example earning at least one point in 17 out of 19 games so far this year."

Schilling had a pair of goals in the win plus her assist, and Pehlert also had an assist in addition to her tally.

Sophie Patella had a quiet night in goal, recording two saves to get the clean sheet.

Lenox advances to play No. 2 Ware in the semifinals on Wednesday at Holyoke High School. That game will be at 5 p.m. and is the first game of a D-IV girls doubleheader. No. 1 Granby will play No. 4 Gateway in the second semifinal.

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Duggan     0     0     —     0

Lenox     5     1     —     6

First Half

L — Abby Schilling (Nicole Gamberoni), 11:50. L — Gamberoni (Schilling), 24:48. L — Schilling (Julie Pehlert), 35:06. L — Pehlert (Gamberoni), 35:28. L — Mary Elliot (Paige Looney), 37:26.

Second Half

L — Aidan Burns (Gamberoni), 48:20.

Saves — D: Makenna Kelly 18. L: Sophie Patella 2.

South Hadley 7, Mount Greylock 0

SOUTH HADLEY — South Hadley showed why it's the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division III girls soccer tournament on Monday night. That was unfortunate for Mount Greylock.

The No. 1 Tigers got two goals from Teagan Gawron and Lindsay Marjanski and rolled past the eighth-seeded Mounties.

Greylock (11-6-3) gave up two goals in the first 10 minutes and South Hadley (19-0-0) never let the Mounties catch up.

Gawron's first goal came off a corner kick from Maddie Doolittle at 3:53, with Doolittle beating Greylock goalkeeper Izzy Nicastro with a shot from a tough angle.

"Their first goal off a corner, it's almost unfathomable how they scored it — at the far post with no angle," Greylock coach Tom Osthheimer said. "In many ways that was indicative of what was in store for us today."

South Hadley led 5-0 at halftime. Doolittle had a goal and two assists.

Nicastro had a big day in net, making nine saves.

Despite the disappointing loss, Ostheimer said that overall, he was happy with the season.

"We had a great season. I'm proud of the girls," he said, adding that the foundation for success was put down this year.

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Mount Greylock     0     0     —     0

South Hadley     5     2     —     7

First Half

SH — Teagan Gawron (Maddie Doolittle), 3:53. SH — Lindsay Marjanski (Alexa Blaney), 9:52. SH — L. Marjanski (UA), 16:30. SH — Paige Marjanski (Doolittle), 18:00. SH — Gawron (Reese Carey), 35:29.

Second Half

SH — Doolittle (L. Marjanski), 43:39. SH — Olivia Blaney (UA), 52:28.

Saves — MG: Isabella Nicastro 9. SH: Bridget Sears 3.

Western Mass. Volleyball

Turners Falls 3, Lenox 2

MONTAGUE — The visiting No. 5 Millionaires battled back from the abyss twice to tie up the set scores in Monday's Western Massachusetts Division III quarterfinal, but it was the host No. 4 Thunder that pulled out the deciding set.

The set scores were 25-23, 14-25, 25-19, 19-25 and 15-13.

No more information was available at press deadline.


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