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Schools: Minnechaug field hockey scores late to beat Hawks, 1-0

  • Frontier's Kenzie Patterson (6) attempts a penalty stroke against Minnechaug in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Amelia Sobieski (18) and Cassidy Bardwell (16) chase down a loose ball in front of Minnechaug's Gabby Ward (15) in the first half on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Kenzie Patterson (6) injects the ball on a corner against Minnechaug in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Above, Frontier’s Olivia Vecellio (7) takes a shot in the second half, defended by Minnechaug’s Ellie Williams (20), during the host Red Hawks’ 1-0 loss to the Division I Falcons Tuesday in South Deerfield. Below, Vecellio (7) carries the ball in the second half. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Olivia Vecellio (7) takes a shot on goal in the second half against Minnechaug on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Olivia Vecellio (7) carries the ball in the second half against Minnechaug Tuesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Emma Wesoloski (14) takes a shot on goal defended by Minnechaug's Grace Crociere (13) in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. Frontier's Amelia Sobieski (18) looks on. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Kathryn Mason (32) fires a shot against Minnechaug in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Lauren MacDonald (12) crosses the ball, defended by Minnchaug’s Ellie Williams (20) during the second half of the host Red Hawks’ 1-0 independent field hockey loss to the Division I Falcons Tuesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kayla Anderson scored on a rebound with 1 minute, 11 seconds to play and Minnechaug Regional High School edged Frontier Regional School, 1-0, in an independent field hockey game Tuesday in South Deerfield.

The loss was just the second of the season for the Red Hawks, who also fell to Longmeadow High School. Both losses came against Division I opponents, and even though Frontier will not see either team in the postseason, coach Missy Mahar said games like this are helpful as her team prepares for postseason play.

“I think these games absolutely help you prepare and become a better field hockey team,” she said. “Minnechaug was strong and executed well at both ends. If we take away anything from this, it’s that we will play better hockey. I’m pleased with how we played overall, just disappointed with the result.

Frontier outshot the Falcons, 14-6, and doubled up the Falcons on corners, 10-5. The Red Hawks had a chance to take a lead with three minutes to play when they were awarded a penalty stroke, but Minnechaug goalie Maggie Petruzelli (14 saves) stopped Frontier’s McKenzie Patterson. That helped set up the Falcons’ game-winner when Anderson swatted home a rebound.

“I can’t fault the effort of the girls, it’s a disappointing loss, but they played as hard as they could,” Mahar said. “We played very well. They just generated some opportunities late in the game.”

Skyla Burniske made five saves in the loss.

Greenfield 3, Agawam 1 — Olivia Hickey scored a pair of goals Tuesday and Greenfield High School defeated Agawam High School, 3-1, in an independent field hockey game in Greenfield.

Agawam opened the scoring 2 minutes, 12 seconds into the game when Emily Oliver scored from Kristen Fellion, but Greenfield responded three minutes later on an unassisted goal by Hickey.

The score remained knotted until 3:33 remained in the first half and the Green Wave was awarded a corner. Ashley Hubbard inserted to Olivia Joy, who fed the ball back to Hubbard, who beat Agawam goalie Nikki Bates.

Hickey scored the only goal of the second half 10 minutes in to seal the win.

Lizzy Howland made five saves to earn the win. Bates stopped 15 shots in the loss.

Holyoke 4, FC Tech 0 — Katie Keane scored a goal in each half as visiting Holyoke High School picked up a 4-0 win over Franklin County Technical School in an independent field hockey game Tuesday in Turners Falls.

The Purple Knights (11-1-1) also received goals from Bella Courchesne and Kassidy Lawrence, as the visitors took a 2-0 lead at halftime and tacked on two more in the second half.

Holyoke held a commanding 18-0 advantage in shots on goal, with FC Tech goalkeeper Kailynn Mason-Emond recording 14 saves.

Tech (1-7-3) travels to Tri-County League foe Belchertown High School Friday afternoon.

Girls’ volleyball

Turners Falls 3, Mahar 0 — Another strong outing from Sienna Dillensneider and Turners Falls High School picked up a 25-19, 25-20, 25-12 sweep of Mahar Regional School in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Tuesday night in Orange.

Dillensneider dished out 24 assists to go with four aces, two kills and three aces for the Powertown (12-1, 7-0), while Taylor Murphy smacked 11 kills, two aces and added three digs.

Chloe Ellis had five kills and an ace to go with two blocks, while Abby Loynd added four kills, four digs and an ace. Skyler Thompson (two kills) and Adrianna DiMaio (eight digs, two aces) also contributed in the win.

Mahar (9-4, 3-3) was paced by Maeve Powell’s five kills and three blocks. Aria Flematti totaled 12 assists, while Sophia Smith (three kills), Jordyn Berry (two kills) and Ava Santana (two kills) also paced the offensive effort.

Athol 3, Greenfield 0 — Julia Ramos had six kills, six aces, four assists, one block and one dig and Athol High School won its fifth consecutive match, 25-23, 25-13, 25-17 over Greenfield in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Athol.

Hannah Lajoie had five kills and two aces in the win, and Alexis Carrasquillo had eight aces and two kills. Hailey Baker had two aces, one dig and one assist.

Kacey Noyes had five kills, four aces and 10 digs in the loss, and Caitlyn Moore Moore had six assists. Jen Ortega added four kills, two assists, two aces and eight digs, and Lexxie Rowell had two aces and nine assists.

FC Tech 3, Duggan 1 — Reagan Fiske had six aces, three kills, three digs and an assist and Franklin Tech defeated Duggan Academy, 30-28, 10-25, 25-18, 25-23 in a Metro Division girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Springfield.

Franklin Tech was playing without any of its seniors against the weaker Duggan.

Summer Gaudreau had eight aces, four kills and four assists in the victory, Kimmie Petrowicz had five aces and six kills, and Tori Profit had six aces.

Golf

Frontier 16½, Pioneer 7½ — Kyle Maynard carded a 1-under round of 35, earning medalist honors and four points for Pioneer Valley Regional School. But visiting Frontier Regional School used its lineup depth to capture a 16½-7½ victory in a Suburban West golf match Tuesday at Northfield Golf Course.

Maynard birdied Nos. 2 and 5 en route to the 35 at No.1 for Pioneer, which also received three points in the No. 2 spot from Cam Baird (47). Garrett Cote scored the last ½ point at No. 3 for the Panthers (2-12, 1-8) thanks to a round of 48.

Bryan Baumann shot 41 in the No. 4 spot and swept all four points for Frontier (9-5, 8-1), which received its low round of the day at No. 1 from Mikey Corduff (40).

Kalen Evans carded a 43 to snag 3½ points for the Hawks, while Porter Clancy also scored four points thanks to a 52. Rowan Blair won a point on the strength of a 51.

Mohawk 17, Sabis 7 — Tristan Keyser-Parker won four points behind a 53 at No. 4, and Mohawk Trail Regional High School picked up another Bi-County West victory that qualified the Warriors for the Western Mass. Division III Tournament thanks to a 17-7 win over Sabis International Charter School Tuesday at Veterans Golf Course in Springfield.

Andy Robertson shot the low round for Mohawk (8-5, 7-3) in the No. 1 spot, as he carded a 51 to earn one point. Will Guyette shot 52 at No. 2 and won 3½ points, while Triston LaCross carded a 55 at No. 3 to win one point.

Anthony Moffatt and Aiden Drury swept eight points in the bottom two spots, keeping the Warriors in second place in the Bi-County West.

FC Tech 23, Westfield Tech 1 — A pair of sub-40 rounds was more than enough to power Franklin County Technical School to a convincing 23-1 win over Westfield Technical Academy in a Bi-County West golf match Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.

Nate Pelletier shot 38 to earn medalist honors at No. 4, while Mike Patnode carded a 39 at No. 5. Both golfers swept four points toward the team total.

Mike McGoldrick also won four points at No. 3 thanks to a 42 for Tech (10-0, 8-0), while Travis Cutting (45), Jordan DiGeorge (46) and Hunter Sessions (48) made it five golfers under 50 in the victory.

The undefeated Eagles travel to Springfield Central High School today.

Easthampton 17, Greenfield 7 — Ryan Cote led the way for Greenfield High School, carding a team-low round of 44 in the No. 1 spot, but visiting Greenfield High School dropped a 17-7 decision to Easthampton High School in Bi-County East golf action Tuesday at Wycoff Country Club in Holyoke.

Cote won three points in his match for the Green Wave (2-8, 2-8), while teammate Danny Provost also scored three points at No. 5 thanks to a 56. Hunter Roberts shot 45 at No. 2, while Gabe Larouche shot 51 at No. 4. Connor Pedigree scored a point at No. 6 for Greenfield, shooting 59.

Tyler Colby was match medalist at No. 2, shooting 39 to lead the way for Easthampton (7-5, 7-3).

St. Mary’s 13½, Turners Falls 6½ — Tyler Noyes and Joey Mosca combined for all 6½ points, as Turners Falls High School dropped a 13½-6½ decision to St. Mary’s Parish School in a Bi-County East golf match Tuesday at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield.

Noyes scored 3½ points at No. 3 for the Powertown, shooting a round of 54. Mosca shot 61 at No. 4 to capture three points.

Kyle Kucenski’s 50 was the low round of the day for Turners at No. 1.

Hampshire 22½, Mahar 1½ — Sean Doyle won a point at No. 5 and Corey Sanderson captured ½ point at No. 2, but Mahar Regional School fell to Hampshire Regional High School, 22½-1½, in a Suburban West golf match Tuesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.

Sanderson shot 48 while Doyle carded a round of 63 for the Senators (6-6, 4-4). Treyton Pasakinskas’ 46 was the low round of the day in the No. 1 slot, while Tucker Ninteau shot 59 at No. 3.

Mahar travels to Frontier today at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.