WILLIAMSTOWN -- Trailing by a goal early in the second half, Mount Greylock’s boys soccer team got an Ian Brink goal that pulled the Mounties even in an eventual 1-1 tie with Chicopee.
Greylock got the equalizer when Eric Hirsch played a direct kick that bounced to Brink, who scored the Mounties’ lone goal.
"[Brink] hit a one-time volley and kept it low," Greylock coach Blair Dils said. "It’s a good job of finishing on his part, because he’s a back. He’s in there to get his head on balls, but he did a nice job of volleying it."
Chicopee’s Jason St. Jaques scored the game’s first goal in the 34th minute. A Greylock handball on a cross coming in gave him a penalty kick, which he buried to the upper left corner of the goal.
Greylock (1-0-1) outshot its opponent 8-6.
"In terms of the result, it felt like a fair result, even though we statistically had a slight advantage," Dils said. "They [Chicopee] are well-organized defensively."
Chicopee 1 0--1
Greylock 0 1--1
C--Jason St. Jaques PK, 34:00
G--Ian Brink (Eric Hirsch), 44:00
Saves: C -- Brendan Berube 5. G -- Cal Filson 5.
Taconic 3, Wahconah 3
PITTSFIELD -- Pat Boua scored all three Braves goals, with two of them coming minutes after an own goal had given Wahconah a 3-1 lead.
Boua responded quickly to the own goal, which happened in the 63rd minute when a Taconic player inadvertently headed a corner kick into his own net.
Boua scored a minute later to bring the Braves (0-0-1) back within a goal, and then scored in the 70th minute off a feed from Dom Nda.
Pat Jamross and Kevin Boino scored for Wahconah. Jamross’ goal in the 28th minute gave the Warriors a 1-0 halftime lead.
"They didn’t panic," said Taconic coach Mark Wasnewsky of his charges. "They just stayed with it the whole second half, like we wanted them to play, and we responded with the tying goal."
Wahconah 1 2--3
Taconic 0 3--3
W--Pat Jamross (Collin Parrott), 28:00
W--Kevin Boino (Jamross), 47:00
T--Pat Boua (Dom Nda), 58:00
W--Taconic own goal, 63:00
T--Boua (unassisted), 64:00
T--Boua (Nda), 70:00
Saves: W -- Chris Dapson 4. T -- Kevin Squires 8.
Hoosac Valley 4, Drury 1
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hoosac Valley boys soccer team matched its offensive output from a year ago at Drury, but Friday afternoon’s game -- a 4-1 Hoosac win -- was far from similar.
The Blue Devils clogged the middle of the field, keeping the Hurricanes to the outside, tied the game and had a chance 15 seconds before halftime to take a lead.
In the end, though, the outcome was the same. Hoosac turned it on in the second half and walked away with their first win of the season.
"I think we went into this game expecting the same kind of result, and you can’t do that," Hoosac coach Camilo Bermudez said. "They’re an organized team. They work hard. They have talented players. That’s deadly in soccer because the tide can turn pretty quickly."
Senior forward Sean Ryan-Kut sparked the offense 1 minute, 51 seconds into the second half with his second goal of the game. He completed the hat trick with 1:17 to play after missing a wide open net minutes earlier.
McCann 3, St. Mary’s 0
NORTH ADAMS -- Two games into the season, the Hornets have shutouts. The most recent came Friday afternoon.
The Hornets have 10 goals on the young season.
"In the first half, we definitely dominated," McCann coach Tom Bona said. "The second half, most of the play was in their zone, but they packed it in and kept us on the outside."
The Hornets got all their scoring in the first half from three different people. Shane Fuller, Jon Leal and Evan Lemire all scored in a seven-minute span. Leal factored into each goal, finishing with a goal and two assists.
Chris Gajda picked up his second win by making nine saves, including a penalty kick with about five minutes to go.
St. Mary’s 0 0 -- 0
McCann 3 0 -- 3
MT -- Shane Fuller (Jon Leal), 12:07
MT -- Leal (Evan Lemire), 15:40
MT -- Lemire (Leal), 19:00
Saves -- MT: Chris Gajda 9; SM: B. Kibbe 16.
Monument 1, Burr & Burton 0
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Weyessa McAlister scored the Spartans’ lone goal, at the 7-minute mark off an assist from Emile Gilkes.
Mark Marzotto and Trevor McFarland split time in goal for Monument Mountain, making one save each against the defending Vermont Division II state champions.