Green Wave icemen quiet Hurricanes, 4-1
Greenfield High School scored three times in the second period and Noah Foster-Marquis came 31 seconds away from recording a shutout as the Green Wave took a 4-1 Fay Division hockey victory over Amherst Regional High School Saturday at the Mullins Center in Amherst.
The last time the teams met was on Dec. 29 in the third-place game of the Rabbit Graves Memorial Tournament in Greenfield. Amherst goalie Eddie Sablak gave the Wave fits that day, stopping 41 shots and helping the Hurricanes steal a 3-1 victory. Things looked like they could be headed in the same direction again Saturday, when Sablak stopped all 19 shots he faced in the first period to send the teams into the second knotted at 0-0.
The Green Wave would not be denied twice by Sablak, and Jourdan York-Welcome finally broke the stalemate early in the second period by taking a pass from Clay Richardson and burying it past Sablek. Later in the second, Richardson set up Tyler Townsley for his second career goal, and Mike Duclos added an unassisted goal to give the visitors a commanding lead.
“It was the same thing as the last game,” Greenfield assistant Todd Boynton said. “We just needed to get the confidence that we could score, especially against that kid because of what he did to us last time. Once we get that first goal, we believe we can score against anyone. And that was definitely the best second period we’ve played all year. We’ve struggled in the second period.”
Kyle Smith added to the lead in the third period on an assist from Dillon Dodge, but Amherst sniper Luke Allen ruined Foster-Marquis’ shutout bid with 31 seconds left when he scored an unassisted goal. Foster-Marquis finished with 17 saves to help the Green Wave (5-4-0 overall, 2-2-0 Fay) to its third straight win.
“Noah played very well,” Boynton said. “He wasn’t called on like he was in the Turners Falls game, but he made some big saves early. When we needed him to be there, he was.”
Sablak finished with 31 saves for the Hurricanes.
Turners Falls 7, St. Mary 0 — Trevor Peduzzi and Cody Booska each registered five points and Brandon Bryant picked up his first career shutout as Turners Falls High School blanked St. Mary High School, 7-0, Saturday in a Wright Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Peduzzi scored twice in the win and now has 14 goals and 10 assists to lead the area scoring race with 24 points. Booska is right behind his linemate. After tallying one goal and four assists against the Saints, Booska has seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points.
Tim Atkins added a pair of goals and one assist in the win, giving him three goals and four assists. Brandon Lenois chipped in one goal and one assist to lift his season totals to three goals and five assists. Christian Sawicki scored his first goal of the season while Jordan Cutting picked up two assists, and Ryan Waldron, Dan Moro and Dan Chabott each added one.
Bryant made his fourth appearance of the season and stopped all 14 shots he faced to earn the shutout and help the Indians improve to 5-4-1 overall, and 3-1-0 in the Wright.
Zach Brown made 29 saves in the St. Mary (2-5-3, 2-4-1) net.
Tech goes 2-2
Kyle Laffey went 4-0 on the day with four pins at 152 pounds and Franklin County Technical School finished 2-2 during the Midland Duals at Quabbin Regional High School Saturday in Barre.
The Eagles defeated host Quabbin (42-41) and also knocked off Malden Catholic High School (57-19), while losing to Holliston High School (48-26) and Hudson High School (46-36).
Four Eagles posted 3-1 records. Josh Lacosse earned a pair of pins at 120 pounds en route to his three wins, Cody Brunelle registered three pins at 126 pounds, David Weed collected one pin en route to his three wins at 138 pounds, and Pat Lashway earned three wins via forfeit at 106 pounds.
The Eagles stand at 11-5 overall and host Dean Technical High School Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in what is likely to be the Tri-County League championship bout.
Kesheal Henderson qualified for the WMass meet in four events during the PVIAC Indoor Track meet Friday at Smith College in Northampton.
Henderson won the 55-meter dash in 8.03 seconds, and took third in both the long jump (14-8.5) and the shot put (29-4.5) to help Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 51-7 win over Central High School.
Henderson also qualified in the 300 with her fourth-place time of 45.94. Natasha Olanyk qualified in the 600 for the Warriors with a second-place time of 1:44.67, and teammate Ashley Pierce qualified for the 1,000 with a fourth-place time of 3:25.64.
Sabrinia Silva set a new Valley League record and took first place in the shot put with a throw of 40-3.5 but her Mahar Regional School team suffered a 54-31 loss to Holyoke Catholic High School.
Eve Charest paced Greenfield with a second-place finish in the 2-mile in 12:24.42, to qualify for WMass, but the Green Wave suffered a pair of losses, falling to East Longmeadow High School (83-12) and New Leadership Charter School (33-31). Charest narrowly missed qualifying in the mile but still managed to take fourth with a time of 6:09.55.
Jen Tufano finished second in the shot put (30-5.25) for Pioneer Valley Regional School but no team results were given for Pioneer. Emily Malsch added a fourth in the high jump at 4-10 and qualified for WMass, while Devon Roy finished 10th in the 300 and qualified with a time of 47.44.
Athol High School’s Sophia Palmacci narrowly missed qualifying in the 300 with an 11th-place time of 47.46 (falling .02 back) and the Red Raiders suffered a 90-5 loss to South Hadley High School. Teammate Holly Brissette managed to qualify in the 1,000 with her ninth place time of 3:34.78.
On the boys’ side, Venihm Darmanchev qualifed in both the long jump (18-6.5) and the shot put (39-9.25) to help Greenfield to wins over both East Longmeadow (62-28) and New Leadership (79-14). Colen Stack qualified in the mile for the Green Wave with a seventh-place time of 5:07.07.
Zabien Shaw led Mahar with a first-place finish in the 2-mile in 10:28.05 to qualify for WMass, but the Senators suffered a 55-40 loss to Holyoke Catholic. Shaw also qualified in the mile with a fifth-place time of 4:56.65.
Noah Rathbun finished second in the shot put and qualified for WMass with a distance of 44-1.25 for Pioneer, which did not score as a team.
Josh Rode qualified in the 600 with a sixth-place time of 1:33.66 but Mohawk suffered a 58-36 loss to Central. Rode also finished fifth in the 1,000 in 2:58.93, while teammate Lucas Purington qualified in the 300 with a sixth-place time of 39.09.
Giovanni Palermo led Athol with a first-place finish in the 300 at 38.89 and the Red Raiders fell to South Hadley, 70-25.