NORTH ADAMS -- Mary Nguyen had already reached the 100 point plateau. She was just the third in McCann Tech's history to do it. On Wednesday afternoon, she became the school's all-time leading scorer as the girls' soccer team avenged its only loss of the season with a 4-1 win over visiting St. Joseph's.
Nguyen (119 points) entered the game with 115 points, one shy of Heather Malloy's record. She tied it with her first of four goals in the 26th minute. But that's all she and the Hornets could muster in the first half and went into the break knotted at 1 with the Crusaders.
Then the Hornets took over and Nguyen was the sole beneficiary. She scored in the 48th, 61st and 64th minutes to power the Hornets past St. Joseph's.
"She was just the highlight. It was the supporting cast that made her [Wednesday]," coach Mike Dowling said. "We had some really nice wing play [Wednesday].
"[Center half Alex] Lincoln, [stopper Monique] Martel and [sweeper] C.J. Schliech, they were totally fun to watch."
St. Joseph's handed McCann its only loss in September, a 4-0 defeat. That had been a point of contention within the Hornets.
"They were a little embarrassed how we got swamped off the field last time," Dowling said. "[They wanted to make] St. Joe know they were in a game because they weren't in a game last time.
"It was a whole team effort."
Dowling added keeper Alex Wood, who finished with seven saves, made