Frontier posts first North triumph, 2-0
Fro 20 Kathryn Byrnes Athol 5 Jessica Mann
Fro 8 Amanda Calvo Athol 13 Amber Young
Athol 9 Molly Cleveland collides with Fro keeper Camilla Baronas with Fro 18 Amanda Robinson clearing the ball after.
Fro 20 Byrnes Athol 5 Mann
Camilla Baronas played one of the best games of her career and Frontier Regional School earned its first Pioneer North Division win with a 2-0 victory over Athol High School in a girls’ soccer match Thursday night in South Deerfield.
Baronas, who has developed into one of the better goalkeepers in Division III, backstopped the win by rejecting 18 shots to notch the shutout.
Frontier (4-3-1 overall, 1-2-0 Pioneer North) broke a scoreless deadlock in the 52nd minute when center-back Olivia Denkiewicz stole a clearing pass just over midfield, briefly dribbled and launched a 35-yard blast that sailed over Red Raider goalkeeper Stephanie Putnam’s head and into the net.
Meghan Slocombe added the insurance tally in the 69th minute when she received a pass from Casey Michalowski inside the right corner of the goalie box and booted a shot into the far corner.
Athol (5-2-0, 0-2-0) outshot Frontier, 29-16. Putnam finished with eight saves in the Raider goal.
Frontier returns to action Wednesday at Sabis International Charter School at 4 p.m.
Mohawk 6, Greenfield 1 — Kaitlin Wilkins broke loose for four goals and one assist to lead Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 6-1 win over Greenfield High School in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer action Thursday night at Pollard Field in Buckland.
Melissa Clark and Hope Lively also scored for the Warriors (1-8-1, 1-1-1 FCL), who held a 3-1 halftime lead. Kaylee Quenneville and Sarah Gokey each added an assist.
Kylie Monkiewicz scored the only goal for the Green Wave (0-7-0, 0-2-0), assisted by Molly Sullivan.
Sally Slowinski made 11 saves for Mohawk, while Greenfield’s Allie Roe was credited with 12 stops.
Both teams return to action Monday. Mohawk travels to Ware High School for a 4 p.m. independent game, while Greenfield hosts Turners Falls High School at 7.
Mahar 7, Turners 0 — Seven players scored goals as Mahar Regional School cruised to a 7-0 verdict over Turners Falls in Franklin County League girls’ soccer play Thursday night at the Woodward Complex in Turners Falls.
Mackenzie Tenney and Kiana Reilly led a balanced effort for the Senators with a goal and an assist apiece. Carly Mongeau, Carly Jillson, Cassie Verheyen, Tiffany Tenney, Alex Temple also scored as Mahar (5-2-1, 3-0-0 FCL) led 5-0 at intermission.
Sydney Whitcomb made two saves and backup Elysha Bedard added three stops for the shared shutout.e_SClBMahar outshot Turners, 34-6, forcing Indians goalkeeper Ashley Williams to make 27 saves.
Mahar travels to Pioneer Valley Regional School on Monday at 4 p.m.
Catholic 4, Turners 0 — John O’Hara scored two goals and assisted on another as Holyoke Catholic High School blanked Turners Falls, 4-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match Thursday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.
Colin Neffinger and John Hannoush also rippled the twine for the Gaels, who led 2-0 at halftime.
Tom Heavren made five saves and backup Joe Carrara had two stops to notch the shared shutout.
Indians first-year keeper Zach Demars continued to play well, as he made 15 saves.