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Senator girls explode for 3-1 win over Ware

A three-goal second half propelled Mahar Regional School to a 3-1 independent girls’ soccer victory over Ware High School in Orange Wednesday afternoon.

Varsity newcomer Kelsey Bardsley finally broke the ice for the Senators in the 52nd minute with her unassisted tally. Cassie Verheyen made it 2-0 just under four minutes later, assisted by Tasha Polana,and Mackenzie Tenney booted home a pass from Bardsley with seven minutes left to put the game away.

The Indians’ Madison Hill broke up Mickey Boatwright’s shutout bid with 25 seconds remaining.

Boatwright finished with seven saves. Ware’s Courtney Varnum was credited with 13 stops.

Mahar (6-4-1) travels to Franklin County League-leading Smith Academy on Friday at 3:30.

Catholic 2, Pioneer 0 — Holyoke Catholic High School held Pioneer Valley Regional School to just two shots in a 2-0 independent victory during girls’ soccer action Wednesday in Northfield.

Mary Roberge put the Gaels in front with her goal in the 14th minute, and Daneilla Easton had a second-half tally, assisted by Taylor LeClair.

Katie Keljna registered the shutout with two saves for Catholic. Jackie Lafleur had nine stops for the Panthers.

Easthampton 3, Turners 0 — Willow Ross scored two goals and assisted on the other to help Easthampton High School shut out Turners Falls High School, 3-0, in independent girls’ soccer play on Wednesday at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.

Claire Douglass scored the Eagles’ other goal, while Abby Edgin contributed an assist.

Alyssa Fugiel made a half-dozen saves to record the shutout. Ashley Williams stopped eight shots for the Indians.

Granby 9, Mohawk 0 — Brooke Labrie led a balanced attack with two goals as Granby High School whitewashed Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 9-0, in independent girls’ soccer play Wednesday in Buckland.

Erin Mikalchus, Keira Ellard and Kiley Baran all added a goal and an assist for the Rams, who enjoyed a 43-3 advantage in shots.

Sally Slowinski registered 33 saves in the Warrior goal.

Boys’ soccer

Putnam 2, FC Tech 0 — Matt Torres made two saves to help Putnam Vocational High School blank Franklin County Technical School, 2-0, in a Tri-County League boys’ soccer match Wednesday in Springfield.

Vincent Rojas scored five minutes into the contest, assisted by Nick Tatro, then Akeen Morales struck for an insurance tally in the 51st minute. Tatro also had that assist.

Jared Streeter rejected 21 shots in net for the Eagles, who played with 10 men.

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