CHESHIRE -- The race for the South Division boys' soccer championship just got very interesting.
Sean Ryan-Kut scored on a header in the 78th minute to snap a tie, giving his Hoosac Valley side the 4-3 win over St. Joseph's on Monday. The win moves the Hurricanes into a first-place tie with the Crusaders.
"This game could have been the end of our run to take the South, or it could have been the push to win it," coach Camilo Bermudez said. "With that goal, everyone realized we're in the driver's seat. With a header and a cross [from Nick Ryan], we're right back toward a winning season."
Ryan-Kut scored twice for Hoosac. He opened the scoring in the 12th minute, and the Hurricanes led 3-2 at the half. Collin Anderson tied the score with a 68th-minute goal for St. Joe's before Ryan-Kut's winner.
"We were kind of, in the second half, pushing and pushing," Bermudez said. "It got sloppy and guys got tired. We finally got a ball in the corner. Nick got on to it. We were looking for a cross anywhere."
Drury boys' soccer
SHEFFIELD -- In a back-and-forth game, the Blue Devils rallied from a 3-2 hole to tie the Eagles on an unassisted goal by Ryan Ouimet and salvage a 3-3 tie.
"This game was very unsatisfying for me," coach Greg Caproni said. "A tie doesn't really help us too much."
Despite his feelings toward the game, Caproni is seeing a big improvement from the beginning of the season.
"Offensively, we're there."
Drury girls' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Blue Devils coach Molly Meczywor said her team played well for the first 25 minutes. The Warriors took over, starting with Shannon Lussier's goal in the 29th minute and then Wahconah rolled to a 3-0 win.
"After that, we got on our heels," Meczywor said. "Wahconah beat us to 50-50 balls. It was a lot different from the way we started. We made some marking errors in the box."
Bridget Lussier and Gabby Lavinio added tallies in the second half. Payton Hines made three saves for the Warriors to earn the shutout. Drury's Ali Tatro stopped eight shots.
LENOX -- The Mounties were one set from beating the second-placed team in the county in four sets. But Lenox stormed back, took the fourth by 12 points and eked out a 15-12 win in the decisive fifth set for the 3-2 win.
The Millionaires (10-3) beat the Mounties 25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 25-13 and 15-12.
"We had to get them back to the basics," Lenox coach Ed Paquette said when asked what he told his team between sets three and four. "We play our best when we're aggressive. We got a little too conservative."
Lenox libero Kristin Read had 22 digs and two aces. Rachel Cogswell had 37 assists, three kills, four aces and five digs. Christina Sample chipped in with 10 kills and two aces while Emma Jackson had 16 kills, two assists, three aces and eight digs.
Michala Dean paced Greylock with 27 kills, eight aces, two assists and 28 digs. Ceilia Bote had 10 digs 16 assists and three aces, Jenna Markland added two aces and 21 digs while Kiara Garafalo added seven kills and three digs.