New England Newspapers
CHESHIRE -- The Hoosac Valley girls soccer team is on its way to the postseason.
Meg Rodowicz scored two first-half goals and Lily Kronick broke a tie with her goal at the 72 minute mark to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 win over Frontier Regional on Saturday.
"We’ve never [clinched] so early," Hoosac coach Blair Mahar said in an email. "Nice to have that now and to move on to focus on the South."
Hoosac carried play in the first half, but couldn’t sneak the ball past a tight Frontier defense.
Rodowicz and Marissa Felter both had second half goals for the Hurricanes. The Red Hawks tied the score on goals by Cassie Michalowski in the 53rd and 60th minutes.
Mahar credited Rodowicz and Danielle Beauchemin with good, aggresive play in the final 20 minutes. Their play set the stage for Kronick’s game-winner for Hoosac.
Meg Richardson made three saves on the day, as the Hurricanes outshot Frontier 20-5.
Hoosac boys’ soccer
DALTON -- Nick Ryan scored a pair of second-half goals to key a 3-0 victory by Hoosac Valley over Wahconah on Saturday.
"It was a big win for us," Hoosac coah Camilio Bermudez said. "Wahconah pretty much dominated us, but they couldn’t finish."
The Warriors outshot the Hurricanes 16-4. The Hurricanes weathered the offensive storm from the Warriors and took advantage of the few chances they had.
Following a scoreless first half, the Hurricanes (5-5-1) erupted for all three of their goals in a 14-minute span.
Greylock cross country
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Mount Greylock girls took a third-place finish out of 21 teams in the annual Burnt Hills Invitational Meet on Saturday, held at Saratoga Springs State Park.
The Mountie boys finished fourth of 21 teams.
"We look at it as a way to prepare for Western Mass. and to measure ourselves against some great programs from New York state," said Greylock boys coach Scott Burdick.
Greylock’s Emily Kaegi finished fifth in the 5K girls race in 19:13, while teammate Kat Chenail was seventh in 19:33.
The top Greylock finisher in the 5K boys race for the Mounties was Carter Stripp, who was 11th in 16:25.
"We were very pleased," said Greylock girls’ coach Larry Bell. "We were bumped up a division this year to [Division II]. I thought we did very well."