Bulletin Board: UMass hockey falls, 5-3
UMass hockey fell behind 4-0 Saturday night and was never able to recover before succumbing, 5-3, to No. 7 UMass-Lowell in a Hockey East game at the Mullins Center in Amherst.
Michael Pereira, Ray Pigozzi and Adam Phillips each had multi-point nights for the Minutemen, who fell to 8-17-4 overall.
The River Hawks (19-7-3) scored twice in the first period and added two more in the first three minutes of play in the second period to stake themselves to a 4-0 lead. UMass got on the board 7 minutes, 47 seconds into the period on a goal from Pigozzi, but the River Hawks pushed the lead back to four goals with five minutes left in the second to make a 5-1. Connor Sheary got one more for UMass before the end of the period, and Phillips tallied one in the third to complete the scoring.
Conor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots in the win, while Steve Mastalerz and Alex Wakaluk combined on 28 saves in the UMass net.
UMass Lax wins opener
Grant Whiteway and Nick Mariano each scored twice Saturday as the UMass men’s lacrosse team opened the season with a 6-5 victory over Army at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.
UMass takes on Ohio State in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday.
NMH made it two wins in two days over the weekend as it knocked off Choate-Rosemary Hall, 53-38, in a girls’ prep basketball game Saturday afternoon at Forslund Gymnasium in Gill.
Vanessa Udoji led all scorers with 16 points, while Tayler White was credited with her best game of the season on both ends of the floor, finishing with 12 points. Opaul Morris collected 13 points.
NMH improved to 12-6 on the season.
Kyle Redmond made 36 saves but got no offensive support as NMH suffered a 1-0 loss to Phillips Exeter Academy in a boys’ prep hockey game at McCollum Arena in Gill.
Exeter’s Max Barr finished with 30 saves to earn the shutout.
NMH (17-7-2) heads to Exeter, N.H. on Wednesday to take on PEA.
Frontier 5/6s stay perfect
Bennett Pitcher finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds Sunday as Frontier dumped Hampden, 41-23, in an independent grades 5 & 6 boys’ basketball game at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
The win ran Frontier’s season record to 15-0. Andy Pelc added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the win, Corbin Blight dumped in 6 points, Gabe Jones-Thomson collected 5 points and 9 rebounds, and Brett Robinson and Jared Vielmetti-Perusse each scored 4 points.
• On Saturday, Pitcher finished with 15 points and 7 boards as Frontier edged Palmer, 45-40, at Palmer Converse Middle School.
Owen Walkowicz tacked on 8 points for Frontier, Robinson dumped in 7, Matt Como tossed in 4, and Ben Morse added 4 points and 6 rebounds.
Frontier 7/8s win
Frontier went on a 21-6 run after falling behind 12-0 to start the game and hung on to beat Palmer, 44-41 in an independent grades 7 & 8 boys’ basketball game Saturday at Palmer Converse Middle School.
Zack Nuerminger scored with 2 minutes left to put Frontier ahead, and Cole Price sealed the win with a fast-break layup off a pass from Brandyn Robinson with 30 seconds to play. Robinson finished with 12 points to lead Frontier, while Aaron Landry added 7 points and 10 rebounds. Joel Farrick netted 7 points, Noah Graves added 6, and Hunter Campbell and Alex Sharp each scored 4 points.
Frontier CYO wins two
Olivia Deane scored 8 points on Sunday as Frontier defeated St. Patricks 2 of South Hadley, 29-9, in a Catholic Youth Organization grades 5 & 6 girls’ basketball game.
Marie Diemand finished with 6 points in the win, Tori Speth added 5 points, and Lily Spencer netted 4. Meghan Self, Grace Wesoloski and Sierra Warren each played well defensively.
• On Saturday, Diemand scored 8 points as Frontier knocked off Bethesda Lutheran of Springfield, 20-10.
Jessica Wrisley and Kate Hickey each scored 4 points in the win.
Amelia Sobieski and Speth each played well defensively.
Mackenna Whiteman potted the game-winning goal Sunday to lead Franklin County Hockey Association Dillon Chevrolet to a 2-1 win over Holy Name Black in a Greater Springfield League Peewee Division hockey game at the Olympia Ice Rink in West Springfield.
Tucker Malinowski added a goal in the win, and Skyler Dodge, Mike McGoldrick and Adam Savoy each had one assist. Riley Drew made 15 saves to backstop the victory.
• On Saturday, Jacob Smith’s goal was the difference maker as Dillon Chevrolet edged Holy Name Green, 3-2, at the Olympia.
Maggie Roche finished with one goal and one assist in the win. Whiteman added a goal, and McGoldrick picked up an assist. Drew made 28 saves in net.
Sam Knight scored his first goal of the season and it went as the game-winner as FCHA Collura Chompers knocked off Holy Name Green, 3-0, in a GSL Squirt B Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena Sunday in Greenfield.
Kyle Barnes and Hunter Haughey each added one goal in the win. Barnes and Aidan Roche each picked up a helper for the Chompers and Trevor Parkinson recorded a nine-save shutout. Jillian Hopkins and Chloe Cutting both played well defensively.
• On Saturday, Parkinson turned aside all 16 shots he faced as the Collura Chompers shut out the Westfield Jr. Bombers, 3-0 at the Olympia.
Roche and Haughey each finished with one goal and one assist in the win. Dylan Mahar tallied one goal, and Cooper Barton and Mahar each played well defensively.
Mites win pair
Shane Devin Niles scored three times on Sunday and FCHA South Deerfield Polish Club edged Amherst Maroon, 7-6, in a GSL Mite B hockey game at Smead Arena in Springfield.
Eathan Bryant, Jayson Smith, Trevor Kuchieski and Braeden Killeen each added one goal in the win.
Matt Lavoine played well in net for the win.
• On Saturday, Shane Prusak Niles, and Lavoine each potted three goals as South Deerfield Polish Club dumped Springfield Capitals, 14-2, at Collins-Moylan Arena.
Smith scored twice in the win, while Killeen, Kuchieski and Ben Carlan tallied one goal apiece. Brady Booska earned the win in goal.
Evil Monkeys advance
Rohan Edwards finished with four goals on Saturday and the Frontier Evil Monkeys advanced to Wednesday’s Under-11 championship game with a 7-4 victory over Amherst Hurricanes in indoor soccer action at Allsport in Northampton.
Brady Burch added two goals in the win, Payton Sladeski scored once, and Jake Hanieski and Dylan Robinson each added one assist.
Dylan Martin and Hanieski each made 15 saves in the Frontier goal.
Bluefish beat Athol
Henry Ryan-Stephenson won two events in the boys’ 8 & under division and took second in another as the Montague Bluefish edged the Athol Amphibians, 268-250, in an independent swim meet in Turners Falls on Saturday.
Ryan-Stephenson won the 100 yard individual medley in 1:54.72 and the 25 breaststroke in 30.56, and finished second in the 25 free. Ben Tardif won the 50 free in 1:10.04, and took second in the 25 back and third in the 25 free.
On the girls’ side, Ainslee Flynn won the 50 free (49.09) and finished second in the 100 IM and third in the 25 breast. Olivia Hammond won the 25 breast in 29.08, while Sadie Rowan took second in both the 25 free and the 25 back. Taryn McDonough took second in the 25 breast, and Grace Davenport came in second in the 50 free.
In girls’ 9-10 action, Justice Alexander won both the 50 butterfly (43.07) and the 100 free (1:22.96), and finished second in the 50 free. Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 (46.70) and came in third in the 50 fly, while Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won the 100 IM (1:35.02) and took second in the 50 breast. Charlotte Doulette took second in both the 100 free and the 500 free, and finished third in the 50 free, and Ilaria Roma came in second in both the 50 fly and the 50 back. On the boys’ side, Rowan McKeon won the 50 free (38.69) and the 100 free (1:24.83), and finished second in the 50 back, while Ryan Gleason came in second in the 50 free and third in the 50 back.
Olivia Whitter was a three-event winner on the day in the girls’ 11-12 division with victories in the 100 IM (1:18.13), the 50 fly (35.61) and the 100 breast (1:27.90). Jade Tyler won the 50 back (39.54) and placed second in the 100 IM, Ella Potee won the 200 free (3:00.57) and finished second in the 50 breast, and Karissa Olson finished second in the 100 free (1:16.51).
In boys’ 11-12 action, Riley Porter won three events, taking first in the 50 free (34.75), 50 back (43.62) and 500 free (8:01.43). Mosiayah Harvey-Ahmai won the 200 free (3:05.34), the 100 free (1:22.82) and came in second in the 50 free (35.33), and Jiro Roma won the 50 breast (47.16), placed second in the 200 free, and third in the 100 free. Gray Davidson came in second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free, and Zach Sibley took second in the 50 back and second in the 50 breast.
In the boys’ 13-14 division, Nick Dragicevich won the 200 free (2:47.46), came in second in the 100 free, and third in the 100 breast. In girls’ 15-18 action, Chloe Nunn won three events with victories in the 200 IM (2:48.48), 100 free (1:05.83) and 500 free (6:39.19), while on the boys’ side Jay Fritz also earned three wins with victories in the 50 free (25.53), 100 free (57.22) and the 100 back (1:07.37).