NORTH ADAMS -- The McCann Tech boys' soccer team focused on improving defensively. That earned the Hornets a 3-2 win over Mount Everett on Wednesday.
Chad Raimer scored once in each half, both assisted from Shane Fuller.
Coach Adam Kozik said goalkeeper P.J. Laliberte was much more aggressive than he was in a loss to St. Joseph's on Monday.
The team focused on tightening up defensively and eliminating scoring chances for its opponents. Kozik said his team won more fifty-fifty balls on its way to improve to a 3-2 record.
McCann cross country
NORTH ADAMS -- Granby and Pioneer, perennial cross-country powers, both scored wins over the Hornet boys and girls cross country teams.
Granby defeated the McCann boys 19-38 and the girls 23-30. Pioneer took home wins over the boys, 19-38 and the girls 15-46.
Justin Schneider led the McCann boys with a third-place finish in 18:46. Mike Moreno (22:09) was 12th, Mitchell Garner (22:14) 13th, Luke Yelle (23:43) 16th and Brandon Smith (24:43) 18th.
In the girls' race, Zoe Loughman finished ninth in 24:35 to lead the Hornets. Sarah Purcells was 10th in 25:50, while Laura Netti was 13th in 26:52 and Sophie Oliveri 14th, also in 26:52.