WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mount Greylock volleyball team rallied twice to take a five-set thriller 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-13, 15-12 over Taconic.
It was, essentially, the Michala Dean show, as she had 16 kills, eight digs, seven assists and three aces.
"I think overall, we played well as a team, but Michala stood out," said coach Phil Paul. "In my mind, she's one of the best players in the county."
Meredith Dezieck added 11 aces, 16 assists and 15 service points for Greylock and Hope Willis turned in seven kills, three blocks and four digs. Nyanna Slaughter had six kills and an ace; Isabel George added eight digs and three aces and Kristin McNeice had four kills, two digs and an ace for the Braves.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Kelsey Orpin scored a goal in each half to key the Mounties' first win, a 5-0 decision over visiting St. Joseph's.
"We've been chomping at the bit to play," said Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer. "I think getting that first goal was key. We had a little trouble scoring last year, so it got us off to a good start."
Orpin, a converted defender, drew upon her defending skills to create a pair of turnovers at the top of the box before putting the ball away.
Margot Besnard had a pair of saves. She also added an assist, punting a long ball that got behind the Crusader defense. Alex Majetich picked the ball up and popped it in for a score.
BUZZARDS BAY -- MCLA junior Anthony Cancilla has been named the MASCAC Runner of the Week as announced by the league offices for last week. Cancilla shared the honor with Bridgewater's Andy Sukeforth.
Cancilla claimed top honors at the Castleton State Spartan Invitational, crossing the line of the 8K race in 30 minute, 21seconds. The win marked the first of the collegiate career for Cancilla. His performance also sparked MCLA to finish second in the team competition.