ADAMS -- The Hoosac Valley girls' soccer team didn't play like it was in its second game of the season. It looked far better.
The defense was solid in transition and when it got set up, and that spurred a relentless Hurricane attack that found the cracks in the Drury defense to the tune of a 5-1 win on Monday night at Renfrew Park.
"It looked kind of like Western Mass. play," Hoosac coach Blair Mahar said. "We played tonight like we often play at the end of the season."
The combination of seniors Courtney Hayer and Jenn Gale, junior Cali Romaniak and sophomore Madi Ryan took time and space away from the Blue Devils on seemingly every possession. They ran down long balls meant to spring forwards on goal-scoring runs and stepped up into the passing lanes before putting the pressure right back on Drury.
When they didn't, Cori Ghidotti rang shots off the cross bar. The second bounced straight down and off goalkeeper Megan Richardson with 15 minutes, 23 seconds to play for Drury's lone goal.
"We have a really strong defense," senior midfielder Meg Rodowicz said. "We have four girls back there that have been playing that position for years, and it just really helps having the experience back there."
By that point, it was too little too late. Hoosac was already leading 3-0 on goals by Lily Kronick, Abby Chaput and Rodowicz. Then Madi Vigna scored 2:10 after Ghidotti's marker to steal any momentum Drury had gained right back. Rodowicz added another with 5:09 left on a set piece to complete the scoring.
"Our goal was to come out there and take it to them as best we could," Rodowicz said. "I think we did a pretty good job of it."
Drury played its best soccer in the five minutes after halftime, trading chances with Hoosac. The Blue Devils couldn't beat Richardson -- or the cross bar.
Ghidotti hit the bar for the first time 2:15 into the second half, and Drury couldn't convert the rebound. Celene Koperek tested Richardson two minutes later with a solid left-footed shot, but it was right on. That was Drury's last good chance until Ghidotti's goal.
"Good teams find a way to finish," Drury coach Molly Meczywor said. "I think that they found the chances that they had and they finished on the chances."
At the other end, the Hurricanes peppered Allison Meehan from every angle. She came up with the save more times than not, although her most impressive save came in the first half, as she dove to her right to rob Kronick and keep Hoosac in the game. She stopped Rodowicz 1:15 into the second half from point-blank range when Rodowicz couldn't pick a corner. Meehan followed it up with a point-blank save on Chaput four minutes later.
Then Hoosac started converting.
Kronick found Rodowicz with space at the top of the box, and she found the left side for a 3-0 lead. Vigna blasted one home when Alex Rousseau made a short pass to her in traffic for a 4-1 advantage. Rodowicz was tripped up and took the set piece herself, bending it to the near post.
Hoosac Valley 5, Drury 1
Drury 0 1 -- 1
Hoosac 2 3 -- 5
HV -- Lily Kronick (Unassisted), 5:43.
HV -- Abby Chaput (Kronick), 31:56.
HV -- Meg Rodowicz (Kronick), 53:00.
D -- Cori Ghidotti (Morgan Lamarre(, 64:37.
HV -- Madi Vigna (Taylor Kline), 67:47.
HV -- Rodowicz (UA), 74:51.
Saves -- Drury: Allison Meehan 21; HV: Megan Richardson 8.