GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Hoosac Valley girls' soccer team scored twice in a two-minute span to break a 1-1 tie and roll to a 3-2 victory over Monument Mountain on Thursday afternoon.
Cali Romaniak and Megan Rodowicz had the two goals for the winners. Jasmine Knapp got Hoosac started in the fourth minute. Katherina Lister tied the game for the Spartans early in the second.
"We controlled the first half, we handled them. Monument came out strong in the second half," coach Blair Mahar said. "There were lots of great 50/50 balls, lots of great passing by both teams. It was really an evenly-matched game."
McCann girls' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 win over visiting Mount Everett.
Mary Nguyen provided all the scoring for the home team, scoring twice in the first half and once in the second. Alex Lincoln assisted on the first and third goals.
The Hornets are in the middle of a six-game-in-nine-day stretch and this was their third game of the week.
Coach Mike Dowling said the Eagles carried play for the final 10 to 15 minutes of the game as his team became tired. He credited C.J. Scleich and Monique Martel as playing solid defensive games.
Greylock girls' soccer
PITTSFIELD -- Sydney Deluce's shot from 20 yards out less than 10 minutes into the game was the only goal the Generals could get past Greylock keeper Margot Besnard, but the Mounties couldn't match
Besnard made 13 saves while Allie Hunt earned the shutout for Pittsfield, stopping five shots.
"It was a well-played game," said Generals coach Andy Waluszko. "Greylock did a good job defensively. ... They did a good job of preventing us from getting quality shots. Margot made some really good saves."
Drury girls' soccer
PITTSFIELD -- Ashley McLaughlin made five saves and stopped a Drury penalty kick midway through the second half to help the Braves (2-3) secure a 2-0 victory over the Blue Devils.
"It was our being patient and being confident," Taconic coach John Flynn said. "In our losses, we just panic. We used our field to our advantage."
Alyssa Latimer got the game-winning goal in the 15th minute, when her 25-yard direct kick hit under the crossbar and fell into the net behind Drury keeper Ali Tatro.
Drury boys' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Claudio Belez scored 42 seconds into the second half to push Pittsfield in front by two goals and the Generals beat Drury 5-1.
Cesear Miranda had a goal and an assist in the first half to help Pittsfield to a 2-0 before a personnel switch for Drury led to a goal off a corner kick. Kodey Bryce had been taking the corners, but was moved into the box. It paid off when he made a near-post run and timed it perfectly to redirect the ball past keeper Bahati Mweze. But that was all the Blue Devils could get.
The early second-half goal was a killer.
"It definitely was because we were playing very, very well," Drury coach Greg Caproni said. "It kind of hurts, but the thing with this game is this is the first game they played up for all 80 minutes. They just kept pushing [Thursday]."
GREAT BARRINGTON -- At the Wyantenuck Country Club, T.J. Shumsky was medalist with a 42, but the visiting Blue Devils earned a three-stroke victory over Monument, 181-184.
"He and Jeff [Spratt], in the last couple of weeks, have been our most consistent players," said Monument coach Tom Kinne.
All four of Drury's scoring golfers, led by Nick Trombley's 43, finished within four strokes of each other.
PITTSFIELD -- Adam Brickle and Ryan Grande shared medalist honors with 4-over-par 39s, as Pittsfield and first-year coach Chris Polidoro swept the season series from Greylock and Chris' brother Luke, the former PHS coach, with a 163-195 win.
But the highlight for Chris Polidoro was the play of freshman Thomas Symanski. The freshman shot 44 in his first-ever varsity match, and the score counted.
"We've worked on his swing a little," Chris Polidoro said. ‘He played good. For his first match. He wasn't nervous."