Schools: Turners spikers sweep sway Raiders

  • Athol’s Julia Ramos (5) bumps a pass to an awaiting teammate while Hannah Lajoie (12) and Alexis Carrasquillo (11) look on during the host Raiders’ 2-0 Northern Division girls’ volleyball loss to Turners Falls Monday night. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls' Sienna Dillensneider (15) serves in the second set against Athol on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Athol. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls middle hitter Chloe Ellis (8) hits past Athol’s Abby Roberts (44) during the visiting Powertowners’ Northern Division girls’ volleyball win at Mallet Gym in Athol Monday night. Standout Sienna Dillensneider (15) is standing to Ellis’ left. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Athol’s Julia Ramos (5) runs down a wild ball in the second set of a Northern Division girls’ volleyball loss to Turners Falls Monday afternoon at Athol. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls outsider hitter Taylor Murphy (1) jumps up for a hit against Athol in the third set on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Athol. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

Recorder Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017

Sienna Dillensneider dished out 10 assists and registered seven aces to power visiting Turners Falls High School to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 victory over Athol High School in a Northern Division volleyball match Monday night at Mallet Gymnasium.

“It was a good match. We got outplayed a little bit,” Athol coach Nick Savoie said. “They were better at the net and they transitioned into their offense and defense better.”

Emma Miner contributed five aces to go with three kills and an assist for Turners, which improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the North.

Paige Truehart paced Athol (1-2, 0-1) with four kills and a pair of assists, while Hannah Lajoie tossed in three kills. Julia Ramos recorded five assists, two aces and three digs, while Katelyn Mahan helped power the defense with three digs.

Both teams have home matches Wednesday, when Turners welcomes Pioneer Valley Regional School to Northfield (6 p.m.) and Athol hosts rival Mahar Regional School (5).

Sci-Tech 3, FC Tech 1 — It was a step in the right direction for Franklin County Technical School Monday night.

The visiting Eagles played four close sets, ultimately falling to Springfield School of Science & Technology, 25-18, 17-25, 26-24, 25-18, in Metro Division action in Springfield.

“It could’ve gone either way,” offered FC Tech coach Jade Cuevas, whose team dropped to 0-3 overall (0-3 in Metro).

Raegan Fiske put down six aces to go with three assists and three digs for FC Tech, which also received three aces and three digs from Emily Miner and two aces and a kill from Riley Barton.

The Eagles stay on the road to play Renaissance School on Wednesday night.

Pioneer 3, Greenfield 2 — Annika Tormanen had eight aces and six assists to lead Pioneer Valley Regional School to a 25-18, 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-8 win over Greenfield High School in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match in Greenfield.

Abby Briggs had four aces and four digs in the win, and Jackie Collins had 14 digs and four aces.

Lexxie Rowell had six assists and four aces for the Green Wave. Hannah Mailloux had three kills, and Casey Noyes had 10 digs and five aces.

Greenfield won the junior varsity match 25-21, 25-23.

Mahar 3, Duggan 0 — On the strength of an efficient offensive performance that saw Mahar Regional School finish the outing with a .471 hitting percentage, as well as a service onslaught, the host Senators rolled to a 25-12, 25-10, 25-4 sweep of Duggan Academy in an independent volleyball match Monday in Orange.

Mahar (2-1) put down kills on 10 of its 17 attempts in the lopsided victory, with Maeve Powell pacing the hosts with four kills. Ava Santana added two kills with setter Aria Flematti totaling seven assists.

The serving of the Senators also propelled them to victory. The team recorded 37 aces on 68 attempts, with Sophia Smith (13 aces) and Flematti (10 aces) finishing in double figures. Lauren Henne had five aces while Powell added four.

Next up for the Senators is a road trip to rival Athol on Wednesday night.

Field hockey

Frontier 3, Longmeadow 0 — A road trip to defending western Mass. Division I champion Longmeadow High School proved to be a tall task for Frontier Regional School on Monday. The visiting Red Hawks were held to just three shots in a 3-0 independent field hockey loss.

“We didn’t capitalize on some offensive opportunities from the 25 (yard-line) in,” offered Frontier coach Missy Mahar. “We got outplayed for the most part in the first half but there were stretches in the second half, where we did some good things.”

Bridget Fontaine scored two goals for Longmeadow (1-0), while Margaret Moriarty also tallied. The host Lancers held a 20-3 advantage in shots on goal, forcing Frontier (1-1) goalkeeper Skyla Burniske to make 17 saves. Frontier did hold an 11-9 edge in penalty corners.

Frontier travels to Smith Academy for its Valley League opener on Wednesday.

Mohawk 10, FC Tech 1 — Mohawk scored eight times in the first half en route to a 10-1 win Monday over Franklin County Technical School in an independent field hockey game in Turners Falls.

Mikayla Bompastore scored twice in the first half and also assisted on a goal, while Lizzie Herzig scored once in each half to finish with a pair of goals on the day. Caitlin Johnston had one goal and two assists, while Shelby Sinistore and Abby Sinistore each had one goal and one assist.

Ashley Walker, Lexi Williams and Sarah Herzig each chipped in a goal for the winners.

Sergio Perez scored the lone goal for Franklin Tech on an assist from Erin O’Neill. Kailynn Mason-Emond finished with 26 saves in the loss.

Mohawk goalies Zia Meyer and Emma French did not make a save in the Mohawk goal.

Mahar 3, Amherst 0 — Aileen Fitzgerald had one goal and one assist on Monday and Mahar Regional School defeated Amherst Regional High School, 3-0, in an independent field hockey game in Amherst.

Fitzgerald opened the scoring with 13:18 left in the first half on an assist from Abby Henne, and Anna Wetherbee struck less than three minutes later on an assist from Fitzgerald to give the Senators (2-1-0) a 2-0 lead at the break.

The game remained that way much of the second half until Hannah DuPont scored her first career varsity goal with 1:11 to play off a corner that was inserted by Henne.

Hannah Birch stopped both shots she faced to earn the shutout.


Palmer 14½, Pioneer 9½ — Kyle Maynard carded a 42 for medalist honors, but visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School dropped a 14½-9½ decision to Palmer High School in a Suburban West golf match Monday at Quaboag Country Club in Monson.

Maynard won three points in his match at No. 1, holding off Palmer’s Matt Bachand (44). Pioneer’s Garrett Cote split the four points in his match at No. 2, scoring a pair thanks to a round of 54.

Alex Royer swept his match at No. 6 to score four points for Pioneer (0-3, 0-3), while Chris Knight scored a half point at No. 5.

Pioneer travels to South Hadley High School today for an independent match.