Berkshire County soccer, volleyball and cross-country roundup: Drury boys soccer tops Wahconah
NORTH ADAMS — The Drury boys soccer team kept its unbeaten streak to start the season alive on Tuesday, topping Wahconah 2-1 at home.
The win pushes the Blue Devils to 8-0-1 on the year, while Wahconah falls to 0-5.
Reece Racette scored the game-winning goal, tallying in the 67th minute after Wahconah's Isaac Voltoline tied the game at 1-1 in the 65th minute.
Brian Christian stopped seven shots in the win, while Anthony DonDiego stopped seven shots in the loss.
D — Jonah Miles (Jon Boland), 47:00. W — Isaac Voltoline (Hayden Contori), 65:00. D — Reece Racette (Boland), 67:00.
Saves — W: Anthony DonDiego 7. D: Brian Christian 7.
High School Cross-Country
MEET AT MOUNT EVERETT
SHEFFIELD >> The Pittsfield boys and Mount Greylock girls earned a pair of sweeps in a cross-country race in Sheffield. Hoosac Valley, Wahconah and Mount Everett also raced.
Mount Greylock's Sam Culver was the top male finisher in the race, running the course in Sheffield in 16 minutes, 56 seconds. The boys race was met with some controversy, according to Mount Everett coach Courtney Delorenzo, as some confusion on the course layout caused the top six male runners to go astray from the course on the third lap. The mix-up caused Evan Arthur, who had won all of his previous races this season, to finish fourth overall.
Pittsfield's Greg Fournier picked up his best finish against Mount Greylock on Tuesday. After finishing behind at least the top 4 Greylock runners in two races this season, Fournier finished second overall — his second second-place finish in as many races. Greylock's Cameron Castonguay, Arthur and Owen Brandriss rounded out the top 5.
The Greylock boys topped Hoosac Valley 15-50. Pittsfield beat Mount Everett and Wahconah by scores of 15-50, and Everett bested Hoosac 17-41.
In the girls' race, Smith finished in 19:39.7 to take her first win of the season. Teammates Niku Darafshi and Emily Lescarbeau came in second and third, respectively, while Gabby Orlando (Wahconah) and Hazel Scullin (Mount Greylock) rounded out the top 5.
In girls' team results, Greylock beat Wahconah 19-40 and Hoosac Valley 15-50. Wahconah beat Pittsfield 18-44, and Pittsfield beat Everett 15-50.
Team results — Mount Everett def. Hoosac Valley 17-41, Mount Greylock def. Hoosac Valley 15-50, Pittsfield def. Mount Everett 15-50, Pittsfield def. Wahconah 15-47.
Top 20 — 1. Sam Culver (MG), 16:56.8. 2. Greg Fournier (PHS), 16:57.8. 3. Cameron Castonguay 16:59. 4. Evan Arthur (MG), 17:00.6. 5. Owen Brandriss (MG), 17:06.6. 6. Jacob Fink (MG), 17:08.3. 7. Lucas Godwin (PHS), 17:09.2. 8. Josh Cheung (MG), 17:12.2. 9. Jesse Seid (MG), 17:18.5. 10. Paul Wales (PHS), 17:49.6. 11. Noah Shepardson (PHS), 17:54.2. 12. Jakin Miller (MG), 17:56.6. 13. Steve Taglieri (PHS), 18:00.2. 14. Adam Shepardson (PHS), 18:23.2. 15. Chris Campos (WRHS), 18:27.9. 16. Dan Brainerd (WRHS), 18:32.7. 17. Noah Kimbal-Dimbitzer (PHS), 18:37.9. 18. Grayson Duval (ME), 18:46.1. 19. Kenny Edwards (ME), 18:46.1. 20. Cole Duval (ME), 18:50.9.
Team results — Wahconah def. Pittsfield 18-44, Mount Greylock def. Hoosac Valley 15-50, Pittsfield def. Mount Everett 15-50, Mount Greylock def. Wahconah 19-40.
Top 20 — 1. Margo Smith (MG), 19:39.7. 2. Niku Darafshi (MG), 19:52.3. 3. Emily Lescarbeau (MG), 20:07.7. 4. Gabby Orlando (WRHS), 20:08.6. 5. Hazel Scullin (MG), 20:08.8. 6. Dani Orlando (WRHS), 20:11.8. 7. Lessley Columna (PHS), 20:19.4. 8. Katerina Bruce (WRHS), 20:26.2. 9. Miriam Bakija (MG), 20:36.6. 10. Hannah Locklear (MG), 20:53. 11. Josie Smith (MG), 21:15. 12. Jamie Barthe (HV), 21:17.9. 13. Helen Greenfield (MG), 21:21.9. 14. Katherine Swann (MG), 21:49.5. 15. Sonia Glab (MG), 21:50. 16. Jessica Houle (WRHS), 22:01.9. 17. Emily Hart (WRHS), 22:03.5. 18. Sydney Gurek (MG), 22:03.5. 19. Madelyn Wendling (WRHS), 22:05.5. 20. Emelyn Theriault (PHS), 22:06.3.
NEW MSTCA COACHES POLL OUT
The Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association released its second coaches poll on Tuesday, and two Berkshire County teams are in the top 5 in the small school poll.
The Lenox girls check in at No. 3 this week after starting the season at No. 2. The Mount Greylock boys are ranked No. 4 in the latest poll, falling one spot from the inaugural poll of the season.
Only two other Western Mass. teams are ranked in the small school poll — the Monson boys at No. 19 and the Hampshire girls at No. 20.
In the large school poll, the Northampton girls are the highest-seeded Western Mass. team, checking in at No. 7 this week after being ranked No. 10 in the first poll. The Amherst girls are also ranked this week at No. 13 after being unranked in the first poll. For the boys, Holyoke is No. 16, Northampton is No. 18 and Chicopee Comp is No. 20.
The full poll can be found at www.mstca.org.
MCLA WOMEN 1, SOUTHERN VERMONT 1
NORTH ADAMS >> MCLA played to a draw against their neighbors from the north Tuesday night.
Both teams went scoreless in the first half. In the second half, Kaylyn Holliday put the Trailblazers (2-3-3) up, but Southern Vermont's Danielle Biggers leveled the game up just under two minutes later. Neither team could find the winning goal in overtime.
Megan Richardson stopped four shots for MCLA, while Melissa Mascari had 12 for SVC to keep her team in the game.
ANNA MARIA 3, MCLA 1
PAXTON >> The MCLA women's volleyball team took the first match from Anna Maria on Tuesday, but dropped the next three to leave with a loss. Anna Maria won by set scores of 18-25, 25-14, 25-22 and 25-22.
Allison Clark had 18 kills and 26 digs for MCLA (7-8), while Aggie Allen had 14 kills. Rebecca Godbout had 22 digs.
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