GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Drury girls’ soccer team drew first blood in its season opener, but three unanswered goals from Monument Mountain sent the Blue Devils on a long bus ride back north with a 3-1 defeat.
Cori Ghidotti scored in the ninth minute for Drury on a breakaway before Ashley Harrington tied it in the 12th. Drury never scored again, but coach Molly Meczywor said her team dominated in the half.
"That was the best half of soccer we’ve played in two years," she said.
Emma Carchedi’s tally 9 minutes, 22 seconds into the second half proved to be the difference, but Meczywor said her team was extremely unlucky in the second half. On Monument’s first goal of the second half, a Blue Devil defender’s cleat fell off. The Spartans crossed the ball in and converted for the 2-1 lead.
Monument’s second goal came with 3:14 left as a result of a Drury defender tripping on the uneven field, according to Meczywor.
"The score was not indicative of the game," Meczywor said.
The two offenses kept pace with each other. Drury took15 shots, 11 finding their way on frame; Monument took 17. Ali Tatro came away with 14 saves.
"We played such great possession soccer," Meczywor said. "Unfortunately, they capitalized on some of our mistakes."
Mount Greylock volleyball
PITTSFIELD -- The Crusaders twice recovered from a set down to take the final two and win 17-25, 25-16,
Maddie Roulier had nine kills and six assists for the winners, while Virginia Goggins finished with 14 assists and four aces. Elena Kelsey had five kills and five aces.
"We had too many unforced errors on our part," said St. Joe’s coach Peter Strack. "To pull off the game the way we did was a good thing."
Greylock was led by Michala Dean who had 22 assists, 13 kills and five aces. Meredith Dezieck had 10 service points and nine digs. Jenna Markland had 11 digs.
McCann Tech golf
ADAMS -- The Hornets couldn’t manage a point in the opening match of the season, and they fell 24-0 to Turners Falls. Austin Segala shot a 55 to lead the Hornets. Brandon Lemois led Turners Falls with a 36 on the par-34 layout at Forest Park.
McCann coach Matthew Barlin said he wants to see his team work on consistency before the Hornets travel to Pioneer next week.