Red Hawk booters get 1st win, 2-0
Frontier Regional School gained its first win of the season Friday as the Red Hawks defeated Easthampton High School 2-0, in a Schmid Division boys’ soccer match at Herlihy Park in Whately.
After the teams battled through a scoreless first half, Jared Allis was able to put the Red Hawks ahead six minutes into the second half as he took a pass from Manny Munir and beat Eagles goalkeeper Darren Kim to give Frontier the 1-0 lead.
The Red Hawks doubled their lead 16 minutes later when Munir fielded a pass from teammate Jamie Blinder and beat Kim to give Frontier insurance.
Shawn Mazur-Garcia stopped one shot to record the shutout.
Smith Academy 2, Pioneer 0 — Nat Hanson scored two goals to lead Smith Academy past Pioneer Valley Regional School 2-0, in a McGrath Division South boys’ soccer game Friday in Northfield.
Hanson tallied his first goal in the first half as he was able to beat Panther goalie Brian Aja to put Smith up 1-0 headed into intermission. Hanson added his second goal when he drew a foul in the penalty area and converted the penalty kick.
Aja stopped two shots for Pioneer, while Smith’s goalkeeper Cam Woodward made four saves.
Cathedral 8, Mohawk 0 — Ryan Reynolds scored three times to lead Cathedral High School to an 8-0 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent boys’ soccer game Friday in Buckland.
Cathedral scored five first-half goals and cruised to the easy win.
Josh Taylor had eight saves for Mohawk in the first half, while teammate Keegan Herringshaw had five saves in the second half. Mike Schuetze played well up front for Mohawk.
FC Tech 3, Putnam 0 — The Franklin County Technical School girls’ soccer team scored two first-half goals on its way to a 3-0 win over Putnam Vocational Technical High School in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer match Friday in Springfield.
Alyssa Andrews got things started for the Eagles as she scored just four minutes into the contest on a pass from teammate Jasmine Farr-Marcum.
The Eagles added to the lead minutes later when Mackenzie Coburn scored off a corner kick from her sister Mykayla Coburn.
The final goal came six minutes into the second half as Jayna Kelly took a pass from Skyler Clark-Williams and beat Beaver goalkeeper Vanessa McCaskill to seal the win.
The Eagles’ defense also played well, as they didn’t allow Putnam to register a shot on net.
Hopkins 5, Pioneer 0 — Five players scored on Friday afternoon as Hopkins Academy earned a 5-0 independent girls’ soccer victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in Hadley.
Kayla Jacque, Lacey Waskiewicz and Mary Cook each tallied goals in the first half to put the Golden Hawks up 3-0 at the break. Mikaela Momot and Kyra Mikalak added goals in the second half to put the game away.
Pioneer was outshot 14-1 in the game and the Golden Hawks’ Amanda Olson needed to make just one save for the shutout.
Jocelyn Carney started in net for Pioneer and made eight saves, before Tirena Raymond relieved her and came on to stop one shot.
Turners 4, FC Tech 1 — Turners Falls High School scored three times in the second half to overtake Franklin County Technical School, 4-1, in a West Division field hockey game Friday afternoon at Franklin Tech.
The teams traded first-half goals, but the Indians broke the halftime deadlock with three goals midway through the second half. Lauren Grimard broke the tie 11 minutes, 1 second into the second half when she scored on a pass from Courtney Eugin. Nichole Voudren and Halle Harvey added goals of their own over the next 12 minutes to pull away, with Courtney Eugin and Julia Bryant each picking up an assist.
The win helps the Indians keep their postseason hopes alive. The Indians (5-6-2) need to earn four points in their final three games to qualify for the postseason. The road is not an easy one as Turners has Holyoke High School, Frontier and Pioneer remaining, but on Friday it took care of business.
Emma Johnson staked the Indians to a 1-0 lead 2:56 into the game on an assist from Harvey. Sam Scopa tied the game for the Eagles with 47 seconds left in the first half when she scored on a breakaway on Indian goalie Jaimee White (two saves).
Christy Prothero finished with eight saves for the Eagles. Emily Jameson had a strong game on defense for Franklin Tech, and Becca Brisson had a nice game on offense.
Mahar 6, Central 0 — Mahar Regional School scored five times in the first six minutes of play on Friday en route to a 6-0 West Division field hockey victory over Central High School in Orange.
Natasha Patria opened the scoring 55 seconds into the game when Jill Valley found her on a corner play. Colleen Burke struck for the second Mahar goal of the day 2:16 into the contest. The Senators (11-1-0, 8-0-0) rounded out the first-half scoring with a three-goal flurry in a one-minute span. Jenelle Juskiewicz scored from Jill Valley 4:31 into the game for the third goal, Ally Parker tallied an unassisted goal 18 seconds later. Parker struck again 28 seconds later on Valley’s third assist of the first half to put Mahar up 5-0.
Patria rounded out the scoring with the only goal of the second half on an assist from Caroline Grutchfield.
Nate Ollari stopped the lone shot he faced to earn the win. Danielle Reagan finished with nine saves in the Central net.
Frontier 4, Cathedral 0 — Sydney Judge finished with one goal and two assists and Frontier Regional School knocked off Cathedral High School, 4-0, in an independent field hockey game Friday afternoon in Springfield.
The win moves Frontier (8-2-1) one point away from clinching a postseason berth. Frontier will try to clinch today in Athol against the Red Raiders.
Judge helped set up Rose Moscaritolo for the first goal of the game as Frontier went on to score three times in the first half to take command. Judge tallied an unassisted goal later in the frame, before Jordan Rowe closed out the scoring in the first with an assist from Moscaritolo. Taryn Marquis scored the only goal of the second half on an assist from Judge.
Gwen Thayer needed to make just one save for the shutout. Carmen Garcia finished with 19 saves in the Cathedral net.
FC Tech 3, Nashoba Tech 1 — Katie Newell finished with four aces and four assists to lead Franklin County Technical to a 26-24, 10-25, 25-15, 25-14 win over Nashoba Valley Vocational-Technical High School of Westford in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday in Turners Falls.
The Eagles (2-13) won a close first set and then dropped the second set before coming back to win back-to-back sets in convincing fashion. Nicole Miller notched eight assists and three kills in the win, Erica Galipault and Gabby Roy each finished with three kills, and Kirsten Mattson tallied one ace, three kills and two assists.