Wave wins 4th straight Upton Cup
Tyler Townsley scored twice Saturday night to help Greenfield High School win the Upton Cup for the fourth straight season, 5-1 over Turners Falls High School in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
The Green Wave (15-1-2) took a 3-0 lead into the third period and, although a goal from Dan Moro got the Indians on the board in the frame, Greenfield potted two late goals from Cam Woodward and Townsley to ice the win.
“Anytime Greenfield and Turners Falls play, regardless of the sport, there’s always a rivalry,” Greenfield assistant Corey Lovett said. “What’s great is that it’s all out on the ice. They are all friends off the ice, and it’s always a good game when these two teams meet.”
The Indians (6-10-2) were officially eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.
Zach Langlois got Greenfield on the board in the first period with his 18th goal of the season on an assist from Tyler Miner. Clay Richardson made it 2-0 three minutes into the second period with his third goal in as many games, and Townsley got his first of the night and fourth of the year later in the second period. Jourdan York-Welcome picked up the assist on the goal for his 18th helper of the season and team-leading 42nd point of the year. For Townsley, the two goals give him five on the season, and three in four games.
“Tyler is one of the toughest kids on our hockey team,” Lovett said. “He takes a pounding and keeps getting up. I can’t say enough about his improvement from last year.”
Lovett also credited Townsley’s linemates, Tyler Miner and Alex Malinowski, with solid games.
Greenfield goalie Barrett Rogaleski continued his stellar play this season, stopping 31 of the 32 shots he faced, while Indian netminder Brandon Bryant finished with 34 saves in the loss.
Turners hosts Belchertown High School today at noon in Greenfield. The Green Wave heads to Mt. Everett Regional High School Tuesday afternoon at 1.
FC Tech 85, Westfield V-T 51 — Franklin County Technical School took the long trek to Westfield Saturday and proceeded to take Westfield Vocational-Technical High School to the woodshed, crushing the host Tigers, 85-51, in a Tri-County League contest.
The Eagles (12-6) had 10 players make the score sheet, with Nate Boyer leading the way with 22 points, including three 3-point field goals. Chris Wetherby dropped in 20 and Colin Gould made it into double figures with 10.
Tech used a 27-point first quarter to set the tone and led 46-19 at the half. Voke-Tech settled down and played much better in the second half but there was no digging out of the early hole. The Eagles qualified for the State Vocational Boys’ Basketball Tournament for the first time in school history.
Matt Wood was the high scorer for the Tigers, and Tim Schevchenko poured in 12.
Franklin Tech heads to Gateway Regional High School tonight at 7 to earn a share of first place in the TCL.
Pioneer 53, St. Mary 11 — Pioneer Valley Regional School shut out St. Mary’s High School, 18-0, in the first quarter and took a 30-2 lead into halftime, as the Panthers shellacked the Saints, 53-11, Saturday morning in Westfield.
Natalie Hale dropped in 22 points for Pioneer (12-7), and also had eight boards and four steals. Gabby Carpenter netted 13. Hailey Raymond added 5 steals for the Panthers.
Pioneer wraps up its regular season when it visits Smith Academy Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Ware 50, Greenfield 35 — Greenfield High School played its regular-season finale in Ware Sunday afternoon, losing an independent matchup to Ware High school, 50-35.
The Wave was down 27-15 at the half and couldn’t make up any ground al though it played much tougher down the stretch, being outscored just 23-20 in the second half.
Molley Duclos and Erika Glabach were Greenfield’s leading scorers with 8 points each, with 6 of Glabach’s coming on treys. Kirsten Ward contributed 6 points and 7 steals, and Ceaira Wolfe chucked in 5 points.
Melissa Hopkins and Taylor Green each poured in 12 for the Indians. Sadie Simons added 9.