State’s top volleyball team sweeps Frontier
It took the best team in the state to hand Frontier Regional School its first loss of the season.
Medfield High School, ranked No. 1 in Massachusetts by maxpreps.com, used late runs in the first two sets and eventually posted a 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 victory over the Red Hawks Tuesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
“They’re pretty good,” said Frontier head coach Sean MacDonald, whose squad is ranked ninth in the MaxPreps state poll. “They weren’t overpowering on offense but their defense was stellar. They dug almost everything we hit at them.
Sarah Woodward recorded six kills and 16 digs, Emily Woodward registered 22 assists, Remi Quesnelle had six kills and Haley Dacyczyn chipped in seven digs and two aces for the Red Hawks.
“I think we showed our age a little bit and that’s OK,” offered MacDonald. “They shined a light on some things we need to work on, and we’re going to work on them.”
Frontier (8-1) returns to the court on Monday at Amherst Regional High School at 5 p.m.
Frontier 3, S. Hadley 0 — Jordyn Roberts scored twice as Frontier trumped South Hadley High School, 3-0, in an independent Tuesday field hockey game in South Hadley.
Roberts opened the scoring with 11 minutes, 38 seconds left in the first half, with an assist to Taryn Marquis. Just under two minutes later, Marquis doubled the Red Hawks’ advantage with her unassisted goal. Frontier (5-1-0) took the 2-0 lead into the break and held that until Roberts struck for her second of the game with 8:26 to go in the game.
Frontier outshot the Tigers 19-2. Gwen Thayer stopped both shots she faced to register the shutout. Sam Brault finished with 16 saves in the loss.
Frontier hosts Northampton High School Thursday at 4.
Pioneer 1, Central 0 — Ashley Hubbard scored with 18:05 left in the game to lift Pioneer Valley Regional School to a 1-0 win over Central High School in a West Division field hockey game Tuesday in Springfield.
Emily Geser picked up an assist on the game-winning goal. Meredith Townsley stopped all six shots she faced to earn the shutout and help Pioneer improve to 3-4-0.
Kelvin Wilson-Carter had a solid outing in the Central goal, stopping 22 shots to keep it close.
Turners 6, FC Tech 0 — Emma Johnson finished with two goals and one assist as Turners Falls High School won the battle of the Powertown with a 6-0 victory Tuesday over Franklin County Technical School in a West Division field hockey game at Franklin Tech.
Lauren Grimard netted a pair of goals in the win and Samm Peabody finished with three assists. Kelly Rehorka and Sophie Letcher each chipped in one goal and Julia Bryant and Halle Harvey collected one helper apiece.
Turners Falls (4-3-0) outshot the Eagles (0-8-1), 20-0. Jaimee White and Maddie Courier combined on the shutout. Emily Sullivan had a strong game in the Tech net with 14 saves.
Pioneer 17, FC Tech 7 — Pioneer Valley Regional School remained unbeaten in the PVIAC Northern Division by defeating Franklin County Technical School, 17-7, in golf action Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Pioneer’s Lee Doiron and Franklin Tech’s Cody Booska tied their match and shared medalist honors at 36.
From there, it was all Panthers (8-1, 8-0 North) as James Elliott (38) and Brad Hastings took three points each, Eric Pratt swept his match and Blake Kimball took 31∕2.
Austin Felix, who earned 21∕2 points, was the Eagles’ top point-getter.
Frontier 221∕2, Mohawk 11∕2 — Nathan Patterson and Ben Ruddock were co-medalists with 38s and each swept four points as Frontier Regional School downed Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 221/2-11/2, in a PVIAC North golf match Tuesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.
Cam Blair and Alex Smiarowski both added four points,
Ben Tillona chipped in 31∕2 and Torsten Nelson contributed three for the Red Hawks (6-2, 6-1 North).
Aaron Nelson carded a 46 and took a point for the Warriors.
Turners 14, McCann 10 — Patrick Salls swept four points in the final match to help Turners Falls high School edge McCann Technical School, 14-10, in a PVIAC North golf match on Tuesday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams.
Alex Fitzpatrick and Ryan Lenois each shot a 43 to share medalist honors and each took three points for the Indians (6-2, 5-2 North). Brett Sirum (45) also added three points.
Ryan Meehan swept four points and Brian Boudreau added three for the Hornets.
Mahar 201∕2, Ware 31∕2 — Zack Adam fired a 40 and swept four points as Mahar Regional School upended Ware High School, 201∕2-31∕2, in a PVIAC East golf match Tuesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.
Colin Mailloux (45), Nick Slattery and Graham Green also took four points for the Senators (3-5, 3-4 East).
Sean Meegan took three points for the Indians.
Mahar (3-5, 3-4 East) at Smith Thursday.
Smith Academy 211∕2, Greenfield 21∕2 — Matt Muccino, Tyler Leary and Connor Fill all swept four points in Smith Academy’s 211/2-21/2 independent golf win over Greenfield High School on Tuesday at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Steve Bruscoe and John Holhut each added 31∕2 points for the Falcons (5-1-1).
Tyler Boissonneault took 11∕2 points for Greenfield.