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Frontier earns first point in 1-1 draw with Raiders

Sam Clift scored in the second half to help Frontier Regional School earn its first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against Athol High School in an independent girls’ soccer game Tuesday in South Deerfield.

Athol (5-2-1) took a 1-0 lead in the first half when a ball went off the heel of a Frontier (0-7-1) defender and past Red Hawk goalie Camilla Baronas for an own goal. The Red Raiders were unable to hold the lead in the second half as Casey Michalowski set up Clift for the equalizer.

Frontier outshot the Red Raiders, 30-19.

Nicole Guerin finished with 29 saves in the Athol net. Baronas turned aside 18 shots in the Frontier goal.

McCann Tech 2, FC Tech 1 — Mary Hgugen scored twice in the second half as McCann Technical High School posted a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Franklin County Technical School in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer game Tuesday in Turners Falls.

The Eagles (6-1-1) took a 1-0 lead 10 minutes 30 seconds into the game when the Hornets were whistled for a foul inside their defensive box when Franklin Tech’s Lexi Rybinski was fouled. Mackenzie Coburn took the ensuring penalty kick and buried it past McCann goalie Alex Wood.

That was the score at halftime but Hgugen scored in the first minute of the second half to tie the score. She added her second goal of the half in the 12th minute of the frame on an assist from Monique Martel to put the Hornets ahead for good.

Wood finished with seven saves in the win. Brook Meuse finished with 11 saves in a strong performance in the loss.

Four Rivers 3, Hartsbrook 2 — Lea Sweeney registered an astounding 26 saves to help Four Rivers Charter School edge Hartsbrook School, 3-2, in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer match Tuesday in Greenfield.

“It was heart-stopping,” said Otters head coach Amanda Griffith about Sweeney’s performance. “She played like a bear protecting her cubs. She squared up to every shot and stopped them.”

Helen Perham and Asia Littell each scored in the first half as Four Rivers took a 2-1 lead. After Hartsbrook tied it, Perham took a pass from Sophie Garbus and blasted a 25-yard shot into the top right corner for the eventual game-winning goal.

Syl Carfiol also had an assist on Perham’s first goal.

Four Rivers (3-1-1) takes the short drive to north Greenfield on Friday to face fellow RVAL foe Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

Boys’ matches

McCann Tech 2, FC Tech 0 — McCann Technical High School scored once in each half to earn a 2-0 Tri-County League South Division victory over a shorthanded Franklin County Technical School boys’ soccer team Tuesday in North Adams.

Chad Raimer scored on an assist from Shane Fuller in the in the 23rd minute to put the Hornets (5-3-0 overall, 2-0-0 TCL) on top of the Eagles (1-7-0, 1-2-0), who were playing with only nine players. A strong effort from the Eagles’ defense and goalie Jared Streeter (25 saves) kept the deficit at one until two minutes remained in the game, when Fuller iced the victory with an unassisted goal.

“We played a pretty good game,” Franklin Tech coach Joe Barrett said. “When you are down players, it’s pretty impressive that you can hold them to 1-0 until the final two minutes of the game. Our entire back line played pretty well.”

P.J. Laliberte made four saves to earn the shutout.

Four Rivers 5, Eagle Hill 2 — Four Rivers Charter School scored three unanswered goals in the second half to break a tie at halftime and earn a 5-2 River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer victory over Eagle Hill School Tuesday in Hardwick.

Both teams found the back of the net twice in the first half. Four Rivers erased a 1-0 deficit on back-to-back goals by Sam Sol on assists from Ben Garbus, but Eagle Hill came back to tie the score before halftime.

Garbus put the Otters (4-2) on top for good early in the second half with an unassisted goal. Garbus made it a four-point day later in the half as he gave Four Rivers some breathing room when he set up Kai Delorenzo, and Sebastian Aruga iced the game with a late goal.

Jackson Reeves-Henning made seven saves to earn the win.

Four Rivers hosts Buxton School on Thursday.

Central 3, Athol 0 — Cam Anderson made five saves to post a clean slate and Central High School earned a 3-0 victory over Athol High School in an independent boys’ soccer game Tuesday in Springfield.

John Harrington gave Central a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute, and Scott Simpson made it 2-0 before halftime. Ady Cisse scored the lone goal of the second half to finish off the scoring.

Central outshot Athol 17-7 on the day. Garrett Hall made 13 saves in the Athol net.

Smith Academy 0 Mohawk 0 — Smith Academy scored six first-half goals en route to an 8-0 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent boys’ soccer game Tuesday in Buckland.

Derek McMahon and Matt Hanson each scored twice for the Falcons, which remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0-1. Harry Kennedy, Tyler Gay, Joey Thomas and Quinn Rickert each added one goal.

Cam Woodard stopped three shots to post the shutout. Josh Taylor finished with 14 saves in the Mohawk net.

Southwick 2, Frontier 0 — Southwick-Tolland Regional High School scored a goal in each half to defeat Frontier Regional School, 2-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match on Tuesday in Southwick.

Rams goalkepeer Tim Reardon backstopped the win by making three saves.

Andrae Campbell scored on a direct kick in the 19th minute, and Mark O’Neill added an insurance marker in the 75th minute.

Shawn Mazur-Garcia made five saves for the Red Hawks, who were outshot, 9-5.

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