WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mount Greylock soccer team was nearly caught looking ahead to Saturday's game with Hoosac Valley, but were able to refocus and beat Mount Everett, 4-1.
The Eagles scored just 9:48 into the game, but Greylock answered with a pair before the first half expired en route to the win. Sophie Leamon added a pair of second-half goals.
"We were not happy [letting Everett score first]," coach Tom Ostheimer said. "We were pretty flat to begin the game. The girls might have been looking ahead to Hoosac [Saturday]."
Ostheimer said with regular keeper Margot Besnard playing the field in the second half -- earning an assist on Leamon's first goal -- it may have helped to refocus his squad and not let a must-win fall by the wayside.
"Margot definitely adds some energy," he said. "She knows where to move, in many respects she's the quarterback out there for the team."
The Mounties clinched a spot in WMass. with a win on Wednesday. Saturday's game against Hoosac will go a long way toward determining the South Division champ. Greylock won the first meeting, so Hoosac needs to win this one in order for a chance to tie for the title, assuming neither team loses the rest of the way.
The Mounties clinched a spot in WMass. with a win on Wednesday. Saturday's game against Hoosac will determe the South Division champ. Greylock won the first meeting, but has two ties. The Mounties and Hurricanes both enter Saturday's
Hoosac girls' soccer
LEE -- The Hurricanes won their second game of the week by a 4-1 margin, this time over Lee.
"We came out really strong in the first half," Blair said. "Lee was playing agressive soccer, beating us to 50-50 balls."
Hoosac still managed to score twice in the first half, the first off an own goal and the second off the Danielle Beauchemin's foot.
They came out under control in the second half, slowed the game down and got back to its possession-style soccer. Meg Rodowicz and Marissa Felter scored to give Hoosac a 4-0 lead. Meg Richardson made 11 saves in goal.
McCann girls' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Mary Nguyen sat on 99 career goals for two days. She no longer has to think about scoring her 100th. She took care of that 15:20 into Friday's game against Franklin Tech on a penalty kick. She added another in the second half, and the Hornets went on to win, 3-0 and claim the outright Tri-County League title.
So far this season Nguyen has scored a hat trick nine times, three of those have gone four four-goal games. She has 42 on the season.
Coach Mike Dowling said Franklin Tech had one player man-marking Nguyen the whole game and four others holding in the middle of the field to clog it up. That forced the Hornets to work the ball to the flanks and cross it in over and over again.
The Hornets earned the No. 2 seed in the state vocational tournament and will play No. 3 Minutemen Tech at home Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Norfolk Ag. Tech in the top seed and Old Colonie Tech is the No. 4 seed in the state voc. tournament.
McCann boys' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Despite a hat trick from Chad Raimer and playing a team that dressed just 10 players, the Hornets were unable to punch their ticket to the Western Mass. tournament with a 4-3 loss to Commerce.
Raimer scored once in the first half and a pair in the second half -- one on a penalty kick and the other on a direct kick outside the box -- but the Commerce players that did attend school on the Islamic holiday were able to overcome.
The Hornets did find out they qualified for the state vocational tournament. They are the No. 4 seed and will travel to play top-seeded Keefe Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The Nos. 2 and 3 seeds are Westfield Voc. and Lynn Tech, respectively.
McCann needs to win one of its final two games to guarantee itself a spot in WMass. The Hornets sit second in the Tri-County II division, and if Putnam does not pass them they will get the bid.
Drury boys' soccer
PITTSFIELD -- Ryan Ouimet scored in the first minute for Drury but the Crusaders responded with six straight goals, including three in the next six minutes to overpower the Blue Devils, 6-1.
Jongmun Hong and Matt Begrowicz had three goals each for the Crusaders. Joe Liporace made six saves for Drury while Shaun Parzick earned the win, stopping three shots.