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Schools: Mahar climbs into 1st-place tie



For The Recorder
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mahar Regional School pulled into a first-place tie in the McGrath Division boys’ soccer wars Thursday by rolling to a 6-2 win over Springfield School of Science & Technology at the Woodward Complex in Orange.

Matt Jenks netted four goals to lead the Senators (7-2-2, 7-1-1 McGrath), who joined idle Pioneer Valley Regional School atop the McGrath standings. Brothers James and Jack Temple each added a goal and an assist, while Logan Dodge and John Blattenberger both contributed a helper.

Jorby Sandoval and Nehemias Ramirez scored for the CyberCats, while Nate Goodreau had an assist.

Mahar led 2-0 at halftime, and outshot Sci-Tech 14-10 for the match.

Alex Gurganus made six first-half saves for the Senators, while Dodge had two stops in the second half.

Mahar hosts Belchertown today at 3:30.

Smith Academy 1, Mohawk 0 — A rebound from a missed penalty kick was all Smith Academy needed as it edged Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 1-0, in McGrath Division boys’ soccer action Thursday in Hatfield.

The Falcons were awarded a penalty kick that was stopped by diving Warriors goalkeeper Wyatt Bandy-Page, but the rebound came out far enough and Liam Pitrat blasted home the rebound before Bandy-Page could recover.

“Wyatt played a heckuva game,” said Mohawk head coach Larry Poirier. “Some of those he was coming out and making point-blank saves at players’ feet.”

Smith finished with an 8-1 edge in shots. Bandy-Page had 6 saves.

Mohawk (0-10-3) hosts Granby High School today at 4 p.m.

McCann 1, FC Tech 1, tie — Franklin County Technical School was unable to hold onto a late lead, as McCann Technical School scored to earn a 1-1 independent boys’ soccer draw Thursday in Turners Falls.

The Eagles took the lead on an own goal in the 58th minute, but the Hornets equalized in the 76th minute on Joshua Favre’s unassisted marker.

“We were sleepwalking in the first half, so I gave them a fiery pep talk at halftime,” said Franklin Tech head coach Kurt Richardson. “The second half they played much better, more our style of play, and it led to all of our shots on goal.”

McCann outshot the Eagles, 11-6. Grayson Funk made 10 saved in the Eagles’ goal.

Franklin Tech (6-5-2) hosts Pathfinder Vocational High School Monday at 4 p.m.

Athol 2, Greenfield 0 — Athol scored twice in the first half and Colby Mason was called on to make only one save to help Athol High School blank Greenfield High School, 2-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match Thursday in Greenfield.

Maysin Tarbell struck in the fourth minute with an assist from Hayden Herk, then Herk notched the second tally from Tarbell three minutes later.

Athol outshot Greenfield 11-1.

William Lopez had 9 stops for the Wave.

Greenfield (0-9-3) travels to Sabis International Charter School Monday at 4 p.m.

Four Rivers 4, Charlemont 1 — Four Rivers Charter School remained unbeaten with a 4-1 win over the Academy at Charlemont in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer match victory Thursday in Greenfield.

Milou Rigollaud scored two goals for the Otters and assisted on the other two from Avani Richardson and Micah Van Iderstine.

Tucker Zakon-Anderson netted the Aardvarks’ only goal.

Four Rivers (10-0-1) hosts independent foe Salem Charter School today at 4 p.m.

Girls’ soccer

Four Rivers 3, Buxton 0 — Three first-half goals propelled Four Rivers to a 3-0 RVAL girls’ soccer victory over Buxton School Thursday in Greenfield.

Alexis Dimitriou scored 37 seconds into the contest, assisted by Chelsea Parzych. Joy Bohonowicz netted a 30th-minute goal from Jaida Buchanan, and Dimitriou’s tally from Maddie Soulia in the 37th minute rounded out the Otters’ scoring.

Alouette Batteau made 3

Four Rivers (6-3-0) hosts Stoneleigh-Burnham School Monday at 4:15 p.m.

Field hockey

Frontier 5, E. Longmeadow 0 — Frontier Regional School qualified for the Western Mass. Division II Field Hockey Tournament with a 5-0 Valley League win over East Longmeadow High School in a game played Thursday afternoon in South Deerfield.

Olivia Vecellio and McKenzie Patterson carried the offense for the Red Hawks (9-2-1 overall). Vecellio scored three goals and assisted on another, and McKenzie Patterson added the other two goals to go along with one assist.

Kathryn Mason added the only other assist for Frontier, which outshot the Spartans 23-4 and held an 8-3 advantage in corners.

SkylaBurniske stopped one shot in the first half and Amanda Fuller added three stops for the Hawks. Erin Thibodeau was credited with 18 saves for the East Longmeadow.

Frontier travels to Agawam High School tonight at 6:30.

Girls’ volleyball

Mohawk 3, Pioneer 0 — Lexi Mazza registered 10 kills, five digs and three aces to lead Mohawk over Pioneer Valley Regional School, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21, in Northern Division’ girls’ volleyball action Thursday evening at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.

Ashley Reynolds collected 11 assists, eight aces and two kills, Gabby Sheen finished with six kills, five digs and an ace, and Julia Massey chipped in three digs, two kills and an ace for the Warriors (7-5, 4-2 North).

Anika Tormanen had four aces and four digs, and Olivia Rowe added two kills, two blocks and two aces for the Panthers (1-11, 1-7).

FC Tech 3, Renaissance 1 — Franklin Tech continued its quest for the Western Mass. Tournament with a 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17 victory over Renaissance School in a Metro Division girls’ volleyball match Thursday in Turners Falls.

Summer Gaudreau led the Indians with nine digs, six assists, three aces, three kills and two blocks. Reagan Fiske collected five assists, two aces, two kills, two digs and a block, Lindsey Watson added six digs and Tori Profit chipped in with four aces, two digs and a kill.

Franklin Tech (7-7, 4-4 Metro) hosts Springfield Central High School Monday at 5 p.m.

Golf

FC Tech 22½, Pathfinder 1½ — Mike Patnode shot a 43 and swept four points to power Franklin Tech past Pathfinder, 22½-1½, in a Bi-County West golf match Thursday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Hunter Sessions (44), Nate Pelletier and Jacob Shaw also took four points for the Eagles (12-0-0, 9-0-0 BCL West), Travis Cutting added 3½ points and Mike McGoldrick contributed 3 points.

Franklin Tech travels to Westfield Technical Academy Monday at 3.

Greenfield 18½, St. Mary’s 5½ — Ryan Cote carded four birdies and finished with a co-medalist 38 and two points to help Greenfield defeat St. Mary’s Parish School, 18½-5½, in a Bi-County League East golf match Thursday at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Hunter Roberts posted a 40 and three points, while Kevin Gifford added four points for the Green Wave (4-8-0, 3-7-0 East).

Luke Willenborg shot 38 and took two points for the Pioneers.

McCann 22½, Mohawk 1½ — Dalton Tatro fired a 36 and took four points as McCann Tech downed Mohawk, 22½-1½, in BCL West golf play Thursday at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.

Cole Kratz, Chris Rose and Nash Morion also took four points for the Hornets (7-3, 7-3 West).

Tristan Keyser-Parket took a point for the Warriors (7-6, 6-4).