Prep/College roundup: Guachione again an All-Star for Miss Hall's

PITTSFIELD — For the fourth time in as many seasons, Grace Guachione is an All-Star.

The senior from Miss Hall's School was named to the NEPSAC Class C All-Star team once again.

Guachione, who will be playing collegiately at Division II St. Anselm College, averaged 27.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, six assists and four steals per game.

In her career, the Pittsfield native led Miss Hall's to a 55-34 record and is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,929 points.

Williams baseball

REDLANDS, Calif. — In its season opener, the Williams baseball team swung the bats pretty well, but still came up on the short end of the score against Redlands.

Williams had eight hits and Kellen Hathaway drove in three runs, but the Ephs (0-1) fell to Redlands 9-8. Redlands (14-9) countered a four-run Williams rally with the game-winning run in the home eighth.

Redlands had scored four runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-4 lead. Williams answered with four runs on three hits in the top of the sixth inning. The tying run came in when Jack Cloud scored from third on a wild pitch.

In the home eighth, however, Redlands' Will Hall opened with a double to right off of Williams reliever Jack Bohen. Hall stole third, but Mitch Samson could not bring the runner home.

Eph coach Bill Barrale called for Tom Benz out of the bullpen, and Christian Conci plated the run with a sacrifice fly.

Williams went 1-2-3 in the ninth. Adam Regensburg also had two hits for Williams.

Williams women's lacrosse

WILLIAMSTOWN — Playing a spring break game at home, Williams beat Union 16-9.

It was 2-0 Union when the Ephs erupted and outscored the Dutchwomen 7-1 the rest of the first half.

Jenna Chodos had four goals for Williams (3-1), while Emma Tenbarge, Kara Wollmers and Katie Gallop all had two goals each for Williams.

Jackie Hagopian had four goals for Union (1-2). Margaret Draper had 13 saves for Williams.

Williams softball

ORANGE, Calif. — One day after winning its season-opening doubleheader, the Williams softball team dropped 10-2 and 4-3 decisions to Chapman. The Ephs (2-2) were playing a team in Chapman (13-9) that coming into the doubleheader had already played 20 games.

Chapman took the lead in the nightcap when Williams freshman pitcher Riley Salvo gave up a two-run home run to Chapman shortstop Samantha Tong.

Tong would figure prominently in a seventh-inning Eph comeback.

With one out in the seventh, pinch hitter Ali Michalik reached second on a throwing error by Tong, and took third when Ashley Wirth reached on a Tong error with two outs. Kristina Alvarado got on thanks to another error and Michalik scored to make it 4-3. But Jessica Kim forced Alvarado at second to end the game.

Salvo gave up four earned runs on seven hits. Freshman Rebecca Duncan threw three perfect innings of relief.

In the opener, Williams starter Mackenzie Murphy gave up four runs in the third. She did not help her cause by walking in a run.

Williams catcher Lexi Curt went 4 for 6 in the doubleheader.

MCLA softball

CLERMONT, Fla. — The MCLA women lost 3-2 to Bowdoin and dropped a 10-4 decision to Lawrence.

In the first game, MCLA (0-10) fell behind 2-0 after two innings, but battled back and had the tying run on base when the game ended.

Kayla Baker's RBI single in the top of the seventh inning made it 3-2, plating Kaitlyn Berghela. But Erika Quackenbush popped out with Baker stranded at first.

Baker had two hits in the game for MCLA.

Morgan Watson pitched three innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits. Katelyn Henault pitched three scoreless innings for MCLA.

In the second game, Lawrence rocked Trailblazer starter Kara Adams for six earned runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.

MCLA led 3-1 after 2 1/2, scoring three times in the top of the third inning. Quackenbush and Alex Romano had RBI singles and Chelsea Coleman brought home a run with a ground out. But in the home third, Madeline MacLean and Kori Looker both hit two-run doubles in a five-run inning, and MCLA could not come back.

Berghela and Ashley Wilson had two hits each.

Williams women's tennis

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The top two teams in the country met on Monday at the University of Mary Washington. In a match that wasn't as close as the final score indicated, top-ranked Emory beat No. 2 ranked Williasm 5-4.

Williams (5-1) lost its first match of the season, and it marked the third consecutive time that defending Division III champion Emory (6-2) beat Williams.

Emory had taken two of the three doubles points. The first three singles wins went to Emory players, making it 5-0 before Williams won a match. Daniela Lopez beat Williams' Linda Shin 6-4, 6-2 for the deciding point.

"The match also showed us where we can get better in the weeks ahead," Williams coach Alison Swain said.

Only one match went three sets. In it, Williams' Mia Gancayco beat Melissa Goodman 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4).

Tenbarge honored by NESCAC

HADLEY — Williams women's lacrosse player Emma Tenbarge was named the NESCAC player of the week.

The sophomore from Peapack, N.J., had five goals in Williams' 14-8 win over Connecticut College. She also had eight of the Ephs 15 draw controls, and added two caused turnovers and one ground ball.


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