Senators rebound with significant tie
Mohawk keeper Sally Slowinski was very busy, this one off goal frame
Moh Alyse Leonard Fro Meghan Slocombe
Fro Casey Michalowski Moh Juliette Shean
Fro 8 Amanda Calvo Moh 8 Sarah Cokey
After suffering a 4-1 loss Saturday to rival Athol High School, the Mahar Regional School girls’ soccer team was looking for a bounce-back game. It got exactly that against South Hadley High School Monday night.
Mackenzie Tenney scored a first-half goal and Sydney Whitcomb made 10 saves as the Senators played the Tigers to a 1-1 draw in an independent tilt Monday at the James Woodward Complex in Orange.
Tenney staked Mahar (1-1-1) to a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game after Cassie Verheyen sent her a through-ball that she finished off to a low post past South Hadley goalie Abby Lukasik. The Tigers roared back to tie the score with 13 minutes left in the first half when Rilley Jodoin let a shot go from 25 yards out that beat Whitcomb high.
That was all the offense, as each goalie held strong in the second half, Whitcomb finishing with the 10 saves, Lukasik six.
“We came off a tough loss against Athol and we’re facing a good team in South Hadley that just beat Smith Academy,” Mahar coach Chad Softic said. “But the girls bounced back tonight and we got a point against a quality team.”
Mahar travels to Hopkins Academy on Thursday.
Athol 4, Pioneer 0 — Athol broke open a close game with three second-half goals to earn a 4-0 independent win over Pioneer Valley Regional School Monday night at O’Brien Field in Athol.
Julia Carey scored on an assist from Kiki Guerin to give the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead in the first half, and the score remained that way until the second half, when Olivia Smith netted two goals, and Callie Jillson added another. Molly Cleveland, Ali Riddell and Carey each picked up an assist.
Stephanie Putnam made four saves to earn the win. Alexis Buzzell made 20 saves in a strong effort for the Panthers.
Frontier 6, Mohawk 0 — Angela Self and Amanda Calvo each scored twice on Monday as Frontier Regional School improved to 1-0-1 on the season with a 6-0 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent game in Buckland.
Casey Michalowski and Olivia Denkiewicz each added one goal, and Kara Felton chipped in two assists. Frontier outshot Mohawk by the absurd total of 43-8.
Meghan Devine made eight saves to earn the win, while Sally Slowinski stopped 37 shots.
Easthampton 9, Greenfield 0 — Nine players scored one goal Monday afternoon as Easthampton High School beat Greenfield High School, 9-0, in an independent game Monday in Greenfield.
Brenna Mottor, Tiereny George and Jen Szafir each finished with one goal and one assist for the Eagles, and Alyssa Fugiel made one save to earn the win.
Allie Roe made 12 saves for the Green Wave.