Look back: What looked to be a daunting task on paper -- four games in five days -- eased up for McCann when it didn’t have to play Sept. 28. That also meant it completed the week undefeated, 3-0. The first game of the week, though, is the one that drew all the attention. Senior Mary Nguyen scored her 100th point in a win over Renaissance. The Hornets followed that up with a victory against St. Mary’s, giving them wins over the toughest two opponents in their league -- aside from McCann.
Look ahead: No make up game has been announced for the Pathfinder game, but even without the make up the Hornets will have a busy week. They play St. Jospeh’s on Oct. 1, Franklin Tech on Oct. 2 and Wesstfield Voc. on Oct. 5.
Drury boys’ soccer
Look back: The rebuilding process continues for a young Blue Devils squad. In their only game of the week, the Blue Devils were defeated by Pittsfield 5-1 on Sept. 27. Kodey Bryce knocked home the lone goal for Drury.
Look ahead: Drury gets the week off to an early start with a 9:30 a.m. game on Saturday Sept. 29 against St. Joe’s. It’s the first of four games in seven days. Drury is still looking for its first win.
Hoosac boys’ soccer
Look back: It was a pretty good week for the Hurricanes, as they picked up a shutout win over South Division foe St. Joe’s to
Look ahead: Hoosac has another tough test to begin next week when it travels to Pittsfield on Oct. 1. The one that might mean more down the stretch, though, is Oct. 4’s game at Lee, a South Division opponent.
McCann boys’ soccer
Look back: Friday’s rain made it so the only game the Hornets played this week was against PVCS on Sept. 25. Chad Raimer added his ninth goal of the season in the loss.
Look ahead: The rainout will force McCann to play three games this week. The Hornets host Franklin Tech on Oct. 2, then travel to Commerce for the makeup game. The week finishes with a trip to face Westfield Vocational on Oct. 5.
Look back: The Mounties, playing three games in five days, came away with three victories, one of which was against a North Division team. Nathan Majumder continues to lead the offensive charge. He registered three goals and two assists in just two games. The starters did not travel to Hampden Charter, but Greylock had no problem with the upstart program.
Look ahead: Greylock gets rewarded for its 3-0 week with two relatively easy games. It plays host to Hampden Charter on Oct. 2 and at Taconic on Oct. 4. The Mounties have control of the North Division at this point with Wahconah and Monument each having a tie.
Drury cross country
Look back: Both the boys and the girls picked up wins on Sept. 28 at the Lenox meet when BART failed to show. Tia Brown finished 13th on the 3-mile course as she continues to be a bright spot for Drury.
Look ahead: The Blue Devils will be right back at Lenox on Oct. 3 to run against Wahconah and Lenox. The last time Brown ran the same course in consecutive weeks, she dropped more than a minute off her time. Look for her to do the same with a much stronger field.
Look back: The boys had a tough week, dropping matches to both Pittsfield and Monument Mountain. Travis Ciempa was the top finisher for Hoosac coming in as the fourth overall runner. Jared Haley was the next Hoosac runner to cross the line, finishing 14th overall. Trevor Ciempa was next, finishing 15th.
The girls also couldn’t grab a win, losing to Pittsfield. Kalyn Alibozek was the top finisher for her team, crossing the line third overall in her first race since recovering from a minor ankle injury. Sydnee Gallup came in 14th for the Hurricanes.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes will host their first meet since 2010 on Oct. 3. The girls will be pinned against Taconic and Greylock, while the boys will be hitting the trail against Taconic and St. Joe’s, who no longer fields a team.
Look back: Justin Schneider’s fifth-place finish at Westfield helped the Hornet boys get their first victory of the season on Sept. 25. The team beat St. Mary’s 26-31 but lost to Palmer 17-44. Freshman Mike Moreno was the second Hornet across the finish line.
The girls also picked up a victory on Sept. 25. The Hornets were awarded a win over St. Mary’s, who was forced to forfeit due to lack of runners. Zoe Loughman took sixth place with a time of 26:13. Sarah Puricelli was the second Hornet in with a time of 27:20 and finished ninth overall.
Look ahead: Both teams will return home on Oct. 2 to face Chicopee Comp. and Minnechaug. It will be the Hornets third home meet of the season, and they will host two more in consecutive weeks in October.
Look back: The Mountie girls split this week, beating St. Joseph’s and losing to Pittsfield. The loss puts the Mounties in a tough spot to win the county. Emily Kaegi finished second overall. Kat Chenail was fourth. Laura Galib rounded out the top 10.
The boys also split this week, losing to Monument 27-28 and beating Pittsfield. Will Kirby took second overall while Carter Stripp rolled in eight seconds later for third place. Sam Kobrin took 11th and Archer Greenhalgh took 12th.
Look ahead: The boys will look to keep pace in the North when they travel to Hoosac no Oct. 3 to run against Taconic and Pittsfield. At 8-2, the boys can’t afford to lose any more ground on Monument (9-1). The two teams won’t be at the same meet the rest of the regular season.
For the girls, they run against Taconic, Pittsfield and Hoosac. It could be an opportunity to get a little revenge on the Generals after losing by just 1 point.
Drury girls’ soccer
Look back: It was another difficult week for the Blue Devils. In two games, the Blue Devils were outscored 4-0. On Sept. 24, Lenox shut out Drury and Taconic turned the trick on Sept. 27.
Look ahead: The girls will play the second game of ‘Rally Day’ for the Blue Devils squaring off against St. Joseph’s (3-3) at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 29. The Blue Devils then get a rematch with division rival Hoosac Valley on Oct. 4.
Look back: It was slated to be a tough week for the Hurricanes as they had two North Division teams on the schedule. Danielle Beauchemin snapped Pittsfield’s shutout streak of more than 500 minutes on Sept. 24, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the unbeaten Generals, who won 2-1. Hoosac then beat Monument 3-2 on Sept. 27.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes get back into the divisional matchups this week. The team will square off against Lee on Oct. 1 and then host Drury under the lights in downtown Adams on Oct. 4.
Look back: The Mounties had the field go dark on them against Wahconah on Sept. 24 with about 10 minutes to play in the first half. A light pole malfunctioned and the game had to be postponed, it is unclear at this time if the game will be restarted or picked up where it was when the lights went out. In the only other game of the week for the Mounties, they lost to Pittsfield 1-0.
Look ahead: The Mounties start the week with an out-of-county game against Cathedral on Sept. 29. Greylock then will hit the road for two South showdowns, playing Mount Everett on Oct. 2 and St. Joseph’s on Oct. 5. If the Mounties can win both, they would be 5-0-1 in the South and sitting pretty.
Look back: The Blue Devils should have played three matches in four days, but the Friday’s rain changed that. No makeup date has been announced for the Taconic match, and the Blue Devils split a pair of matches losing to Pittsfield and beating Monument.
Look ahead: After winning just four matches a year ago, the Blue Devils are only two wins away from clinching a berth into the postseason. Drury is only scheduled for one match against Wahconah this week, but has three that need to be made up from earlier in the year, this could be a good week for it.
Hoosac Valley golf
Look back: Hoosac kept its hopes for a playoff berth alive with a win over Wahconah on Sept. 26, 166-178. Chad Alibozek earned a berth into the individual tournament by shooting a 34 in the match. Mike Barnes helped his team to victory by shooting a 41.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes get back on the course in a makeup match against Mount Everett on Oct. 1. Then they get a crack at Pittsfield on Oct. 3.
McCann Tech golf
Look back: The Hornets got a rematch against Turner Falls, who shut them out in the first match, on Sept. 27 and showed how much they have improved. Turners Falls still got the win, but only 191Ž2 to 41Ž2 this time.
Dylan Jordan shot the low score for McCann with a 46.
Look ahead: McCann will play Pioneer and Mohawk this week and may try to squeeze in a make up match with Frontier, as well.
Mount Greylock golf
Look back: The Mounties haven’t registered a win yet this season, but the team is seeing improvement. Matt Wiseman had the low score on Sept. 26 against Taconic shooting a 42. Mike Stizzi shot the low score (45) for his team against Pittsfield on Sept. 27.
Look ahead: This week won’t be any easier for the Mounties. They square off against Wah conah on Oct. 3 before taking on unbeaten Lenox on Oct. 8.
Look back: The Mounties grabbed their second win of this season on Sept. 25, 3-0 over Mount Everett. Kelsey Hadley led the way with seven kills and 14 assists. Jenna Markland had 10 assists and six digs, Hope Willis chipped in six kills and 10 service points.
Look ahead: Greylock gets rematches with both Pittsfield and St. Joseph’s. Both teams beat the Mounties to start the season.