Visiting Red Raiders blank Mahar, 5-0
Athol #4 Bradley Bousquet and Mahar #4 Ethan Nye
Athol #7 Alex Page and Mahar #23 Liam Bashista
#9 Tanner Pavilionis and #10 Owen King in background
Jamie Posk made 10 saves to help Athol High School blank Mahar Regional School, 5-0, in independent boys’ soccer action Monday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange.
Two early goals set the tone for the tournament-bound Red Raiders (9-6-3), as Owen King and Bradley Bousquet scored in the first eight minutes. Tyler Lajoie and Tanner Pavilionis each scored before halftime, and Zach Dodge added a second-half tally.
Pavilionis and Alex Page each contributed an assist.
Athol outshot the Senators, 17-10. Matt Simmington made 12 saves in net for the Senators, who ended their season 4-13-1 overall.
Frontier 6, Greenfield 0 — Chad Parent scored two goals and assisted on two others as Frontier Regional School downed Greenfield High School, 6-0, in the Red Hawks’ season finale during an independent boys’ soccer match Monday night in South Deerfield.
Niko Ames played well in his final match for Frontier, scoring a goal and notching an assist. Connor Hamilton also had a goal and an assist, while Dylan Landry and Andy Habel each chipped in a goal.
Dylan Husted made two saves to record the shutout in net for the Red Hawks, who finished 7-8-2 overall.
FC Tech 1, Westfield V-T 0 — Rachel Shearer scored in the 35th minute and Franklin County Technical School wrapped up its season with a 1-0 Tri-County League girls’ soccer win over Westfield Vocational-Technical High School Monday afternoon in Turners Falls.
Brooke Meuse won the ball out of a crowd near the Tigers’ goal and laid a short cross to Shearer, who one-timed it home past goalie Megan Ilnicky. The Eagles held a large edge in shots at 27-11, but Ilnicky had a big game, making 23 saves. Her counterpart in the Eagles’ goal, Shayla Demers, stopped all eight shots she faced to help the Eagles (7-10-1) win their season finale.
“I think we ended well,” coach Jenna Carme said. “I think our bench has just gotten stronger. I could play 19 players today. Last year, I could play about 12 on the final day.”
Palmer 4, Frontier 2 — Palmer High School scored three times to erase a 2-1 halftime deficit and beat Frontier 4-2 in independent girls’ soccer play Monday night at Legion Field in Palmer.
Meaghan Cartier led the Panthers with two goals, while Savannah Cavanaugh and Kaitlyn McHugh also rippled the twine. Tara Smith contributed two assists, while Mykaela O’Connell made five saves in goal.
Kara Felton and Kathryn Byrnes scored for the Red Hawks, while Elaine LaBarbera and Amanda Calvo each recorded an assist. Meghan Devine made eight saves in goal.
Frontier closed out its season 6-9-2 overall.
Turners Falls 3, Greenfield 0 — Mackenzie Salls finished with 16 assists, five kills, two digs and three aces and Turners Falls High School picked up a 25-13, 25-23, 25-12 win over Greenfield on Senior Night in Turners Falls.
Shelby Lewis finished with seven digs and two aces for the Indians (13-7), and Elyssa Carner tallied five kills, five digs and an ace. Ashleigh Lovett collected five kills and two digs, Doni Conant added 10 digs and four aces, Hailey Whipple recorded two kills and seven digs, and Steph Hunter chipped in three kills and one block.
Emily Franklin paced the Green Wave (10-9) with 10 digs and two kills. Manisha Malik collected five kills and eight digs, Alex Ortega finished with 12 digs and one ace, and Steph Ortega added four digs and one kill.
Athol 3, Mohawk 0 — Tessa Neverett totaled eight kills, five aces and 12 digs to lead Athol High School to a 25-15, 25-10, 25-10 Senior Night victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Monday at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.
Annie MacLean aided the win with five aces, five digs and two kills. Krystal Campbell finished with 15 digs and three aces, Julia Salmond collected four kills and two aces, and Sarah Crino contributed six kills.
MacLean, Campbell, Bella Valcourt (two kills) and MaRyea Jennings are Athol’s seniors.
Bobbie Jo Tuthill, Angel Donovan and Jessica Dawicki all played their final matches for the Warriors.
Mahar 3, Pioneer 0 — Mahar Regional School tuned up for the postseason on Monday with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 Northern Division girls’ volleyball win over Pioneer Valley Regional School on Monday evening at the Grzesik-Bixby Complex in Orange.
Miracle Eastman served for 22 points, including 13 in a row in Game 1, to lead the Senators.
Katherine Donelan and Caoilinn Cronin both played well at the net, and Caitriona Cronin was phenomenal in the back row, according to head coach Sarah Woodward.
Molly Miller collected eight digs and Emily Malsch added two kills and five blocks for the Panthers.
Mahar (11-7, 7-3 North) hosts Ware High School on Wednesday night at 7 for Senior Night.