Mahar spikers grab 6th straight
Mahar Regional School picked a good time to get hot.
The Senators won their sixth straight match and qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division III Tournament by defeating Turners Falls High School, 25-14, 25-14, 25-22, Monday in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match at the Grzesik-Bixby Complex in Orange.
Sam Pierson led Mahar (10-4 overall, 3-2 North) with 18 assists and five service aces. Caitriona Cronin registered 20 digs and Sabrina Silva fired home 14 kills.
The Indians fell to 7-7 and 3-2.
Mahar visits to Franklin County Technical School Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Frontier 3, Pioneer 0 — Cassidy Stankowski returned from a six-game hiatus Monday to help Frontier Regional School to a 25-4, 25-9, 25-8 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in a North Division girls’ volleyball match in South Deerfield.
Stankowski had missed the games due to a mix of illness and injury but returned against the Panthers and posted 11 kills. Kate Harper registered seven kills for the Red Hawks (13-1, 5-0). Sarah Conlisk added five kills and three aces, and Tori Whitney tallied 16 assists and five aces.
Emily Malsch led Pioneer with three kills. Erin Bertrand chipped in one ace and three assists.
Belchertown 3, Mohawk 0 — Brianna Melanson finished with four kills and one block Monday to lead Belchertown High School to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-22 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a South Division girls’ volleyball match in Belchertown.
Kayla McGrath finished with five assists in the win.
Greenfield 4, Pioneer 1 — Erica Lapointe set up a pair of goals Monday and Greenfield High School picked up a 4-1 independent field hockey victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in Greenfield.
Lapointe set up the first goal of the game just over five minutes in when she sent a cross to her sister Rachel Lapointe. Shea Healy tied the game later in the half. Then Kelsey Roberts got her first goal of the day with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left to put the Green Wave up 2-1 at the break.
Tylor Narkewicz gave Greenfield (4-9-1) a two-goal cushion just 51 seconds into the second half, and Lapointe helped set up the final goal of the game when she sent another cross through the circle to Roberts for her second goal of the day. Diane Blanker made seven saves to earn the win.
Emily Walker made 10 saves in the Pioneer (8-5-1) net.
Greenfield also won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
Frontier 5, Palmer 0 — Rose Moscaritolo registered three goals for the second straight game and Frontier Regional School knocked off Palmer High School, 5-0, in an independent field hockey game Monday in South Deerfield.
The Red Hawks (10-2-1 overall) scored four times in the first half. Jordyn Roberts opened the scoring on an assist from Taryn Marquis and Moscaritolo got her first of the day from Hannah Woodring to make it 2-0. Marquis fired home a penalty stroke for Frontier’s third goal, and Moscaritolo finished off a pass from Sydney Judge near the far post for her second of the day. The junior forward completed her hat trick in the second half on Marquis’ second helper of the afternoon.
“Rose is playing well right now,” Frontier coach Missy Mahar said. “She’s covering the post well. She had a beautiful weak-side goal. It’s good to see her getting those goals.”
Gwen Thayer did not have to make a save in the shutout. Kelly Payne finished with 23 saves in the loss.
Mahar 6, Southwick 2 — Ally Parker scored three times in the first half and Mahar Regional School went on to earn a 6-2 win over Southwick-Tolland High School in a West Division field hockey game Monday in Southwick.
Jill Valley added one goal and one assist for the Senators (12-1-0, 9-0-0 West), which now sit two games up on Pioneer in the West Division standings with three league games to play. Carigan Wypych and Amber Meehan each added one goal in the win, and Jenelle Juskiewicz registered a pair of helpers. Nate Ollari recorded eight saves in the victory.
Olivia White and Kathryn Corey each scored for Southwick (5-5-1, 4-5-1), which trailed 4-1 at the break. Sarah Bodzinski had a strong game in net for the Rams and finished with 33 saves.
Monty Tech 7, FC Tech 1 — Becca Brisson scored the only goal for Franklin County Technical School Monday during a 7-1 loss to Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School in an independent field hockey game in Fitchburg.
Abby Virgilio picked up an assist in the loss.
Narragansett 4, Athol 0 — Emily Burdett scored twice to help Narragansett Regional High School to a 4-0 independent field hockey victory over Athol High School Monday in Athol.
Kara Farrell and Olympia Moulton each added goals in the win. Brianna Kulvete made four saves.
Danielle Whitman made 14 saves for the Red Raiders.
Pioneer 24, Greenfield 0 — James Elliott and Lee Doiron both shot 37 and swept four points as Pioneer blanked Greenfield, 24-0, in a Bi-County League North golf match Monday at Northfield Golf Course.
Nick Stennes, Brad Hastings, Eric Pratt and Roger Doiron all added four points for the Panthers (11-3-0, 8-3-0 North).