Greenfield struggles to 1-1 draw
Frontier 9/17/13. Frontier's #22 Ashley Barrington, launches a shot in on goal past Pioneer's #10 Kaylee Gibson in the 1st half.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
Frontier 9/17/13. Frontier's #13 Kara Felton, powers the ball up the field towards the net in the 1st half.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
On a cool and damp Tuesday night under the lights at Veterans Memorial Field, host Greenfield High School and Westfield Vocational-Technical High School played to a 1-1 stalemate in independent boys’ soccer action.
The match was scoreless until the 62nd minute when, after a defensive lapse by Westfield Voke-Tech, Vlad Popusoi got the Green Wave on the board, scoring on an assist from Nick Jeorgitsa.
The Wave’s lead was short-lived, however, as the Tigers tied the contest in the 69th minute when Greenfield returned the favor with some sloppy defense of its own, allowing Dimitry Stepanchak to score on an assist from Adam Gilbert.
“It wasn’t one of our best nights,” said Greenfield coach Kurt Richardson.“We had a problem with heavy dew on the field and could never really get clean footing. We were nowhere near as sharp as we were last week against Pioneer.”
The Wave posted 20 shots on the night, while the Tigers had 14. Greenfield goalie Tyler Jacques recorded six saves, while his counterpart Vitaly Coviliac grabbed 10.
Greenfield returns to action at home Friday against Holyoke Catholic High School at 3:30 p.m.
Catholic 2, Mohawk 0 — A goal in each half helped Holyoke Catholic blank Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 2-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match Tuesday.
In the 54th minute, the Gaels’ John Hannoush registered their second goal, but five minutes later the Warriors were awarded a penalty kick.
However, Catholic goalkeeper Tom Heavren (five saves) dove and got a hand on the shot to preserve the two-goal lead and, eventually, the shutout.
Josh Thayer made a dozen saves in the Warrior net.
“Josh came up with some quality saves and kept us in it,” said Mohawk head coach Tony Agrillo.
Mohawk heads to Pioneer today.
Four Rivers 7, Charlemont 0 — Jack Conant registered a hat trick to lead Four Rivers Charter School to a 7-0 River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer win over Academy at Charlemont on Tuesday.
Kai DeLorenzo added two goals, while Finn MacMillan and Ben Michel each added one in a dominant performance by the Otters.
Kenny Orchowski and Michel each added an assist, and Chandler Thoma contributed strong defense for Four Rivers. Otters Goalie Jackson Reeves-Henning was perfect in net, stopping a penalty kick while recording seven saves.
Frontier 10, Pioneer 1 — Frontier Regional School blasted 32 shots while visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School managed just four in a 10-1 win for the Red Hawks in an independent girl’s soccer match Tuesday afternoon at Herlihy Park in Whately.
Kara Felton and Megan Farrick each scored two goals for the Hawks (2-2-1), who were in complete command from the beginning. Farrick buried her first goal at the one-minute mark with an assist from Meghan Devine, and Frontier would score five more times in the first half to take a 6-0 halftime lead.
Elaine Labarbera, Megan Slocombe, Kathryn Byrnes, Angela Self, Ashley Barrington and Camilla Baronas also scored for the Red Hawks.
Sydney Martin scored the lone goal for the Panthers (0-3-1) with an assist from Danielle Devine with a minute left in the contest.
In goal, Baronas had two saves and Eliza Desmarais one for Frontier. For Pioneer, Gabby Carpenter had two saves, Mikaila French four and Nicole Bitzer five.
Renaissance 2, FC Tech 0 — Renaissance School scored twice in the second half to earn a 2-0 Tri-County League girls’ soccer victory over Franklin County Technical School Tuesday in Turners Falls.
Marissa Dowd broke the tie midway through the second half with an assist from Olivia Feliciano. The same combination struck again with 10 minutes remaining for insurance.
Shayla Demers had 15 saves in net for the Eagles, and Joanna Feliciano had three for the Phoenix.
Frontier 211∕2, Greenfield 21∕2 — Torsten Nelson, Alex Smiarowski and Kyle Spencer all swept four points to power Frontier Regional School to a 211∕2-21∕2 victory over Greenfield High School in a North Division golf match Tuesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.
Nelson was the low medalist with a 38.
Nathan Patterson and Cam Blair 31∕2 for the Red Hawks (5-1, 5-0 North).
Colin McGahan carded a 44 and took 11∕2 points for the Green Wave (2-3 North).
Frontier travels to Pioneer Valley Regional School on Thursday.
FC Tech 141∕2, McCann Tech 91∕2 — Cody Booska fired a 2-over 37 and swept four points as Franklin Tech took a 141∕2-91∕2 Bi-County North golf victory over McCann Technical School Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Trevor Blake also swept four points and R.J. Hubert took his match 3-1 for Tech.
Ryan Meehan led McCann with four points.
Putnam 3, FC Tech 2 — Putnam Vocational High School came back from a 2-1 deficit to post a 25-19, 13-25, 11-25, 25-20, 15-13 independent girls’ volleyball win over Franklin Tech Tuesday night in Springfield.
Megan Duga finished with six aces for the Eagles. Katie Newell collected four aces, two kills and eight assists, and Gabby Roy finished with six kills, four aces and two blocks.
Sabis 3, Pioneer 0— In independent girls volleyball action, host Sabis International Charter School defeated Pioneer Valley 25-4, 25-7, 25-11, in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon.
Christine Hazel served well and had three aces for the Panthers, and Talia Hicks, Emily Malsch and Erin Bertrand contributed one kill apiece.