Wave blanks Terriers, 2-0
Alyssa Garvin scored a pair of first-half goals and Greenfield High School moved above .500 with a 2-0 independent field hockey victory over West Springfield High School Tuesday afternoon in Greenfield.
Greenfield, which has not made the postseason since 2009, is looking to secure a berth this season and through nine games sits at 5-4-1. With games against Palmer High School and Pioneer Valley Regional School still to go this week, the Green Wave could put itself in position to clinch the berth next week.
“It feels good,” Greenfield coach Erin Thayer said. “The kids are excited. They are playing hard, doing everything that we ask. I can’t ask for anything more from them.”
Garvin put Greenfield up 1-0 10 minutes into the game on an assist from Danielle Townsley, and then made it 2-0 with four minutes to go in the first half on an assist from Rachel Lapointe.
Those two goals accounted for half the total shots in the game as Greenfield held a 3-1 edge. The reason for that was because the officials were busy stopping both teams in their tracks by blowing 127 total penalties on the day. Maureen Fish stopped the only shot she faced to earn the shutout. Kate Bergerson made one save in the loss.
Turners 7, Central 0 — Lauren Grimard scored three times on Tuesday to lead Turners Falls High School to a 7-0 win over Central High School in a West Division field hockey game in Turners Falls.
The Indians (6-4-0) led 4-0 at the half thanks in part to a pair of goals from Grimard in the opening 30 minutes. Rileigh Carlisle and Halle Harvey also scored in the first half. Samm Peabody set up both of Grimard’s goals and finished with three helpers on the day. Grimard also added an assist. Harvey and Emma Johnson joined Grimard as goal scorers in the second half, and Jaimee White, who normally plays goalie for Turners Falls, picked up an assist.
Turners Falls outshot Central, 31-0, on the day. Maddie Courier did not have to make a save to earn the shutout. Kelvin Wilson and Katelyn Giroux combined to stop 24 shots in the loss.
Minnechaug 4, Mohawk 1 — Mary Claire Crochier netted a natural hat trick as Minnechaug Regional High School upended Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 4-1, in an independent field hockey game Tuesday in Wilbraham.
Crochier scored the only first-half goal, then scored at 8:17 and 18:36 of the second half to put the Falcons ahead 3-0.
Rebecca Scranton converted a pass from Amanda Taylor to help the Warriors cut the deficit to two, 3-1, but Minnechaug’s Liz Mastrio put the game away 4:40 left.
The Falcons outshot Mohawk 25-8.
Katie Patterson made seven saves in goal. Warrior Erin Townsley had 21 stops.
Brianna Gray, Kesheal Henderson and Angie Younger each recorded a defensive save.
Mohawk hosts South Hadley High School Saturday at 4.
Frontier 141∕2, Turners 91∕2 — Alex Smiarowski and Kyle Spencer swept their matches to help Frontier Regional School defeat Turners Falls High School, 141∕2-91∕2, in a PVIAC Northern Division golf match on Tuesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst. Cam Blair added 31∕2 points for the winners.
Ryan Lenois led the Indians with a 39 and took four points.
Brett Sirum was match medalist with a 34 and took 31∕2 points.
Pioneer 21, Greenfield 3 — Lee Doiron, Nick Stennes and Kyle Artus all swept four points as Pioneer Valley Regional School downed Greenfield, 21-3, in a PVIAC North golf match on Tuesday at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Doiron was the low medalist with a 38. James Elliott (40) added 31∕2 points for the Panthers (10-1, 9-0 North).
Tyler Boissonneault led the Green Wave (4-6, 4-5 North) with 11∕2 points.
Mohawk 13, McCann 11 — Levin Finck took the decisive 2 1/2 points in the fifth match to help Mohawk edge McCann Technical School, 13-11, in North golf action Tuesday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams.
Hunter Sessions led the Warriors with 31∕2 points. Match medalist Rowan Jones (44) added three points.
Austin Miller led the Hornets with 31/2 points
Mahar 16, Pathfinder 8 — Zack Adams fired a 38 and swept four points to lead Mahar Regional School over Pathfinder Vocational High School, 16-8, in a PVIAC Eastern Division golf match Tuesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.
Graham Green chipped in 31∕2 points and Collin Mailloux added three points for the Senators (4-6, 4-5 East).
Jake Allard led the Pioneers (0-10-1, 0-7) with 21∕2 points.
Mahar 3, Greenfield 1 — Kelly LeBlanc registered 36 assists and five aces to lead Mahar last Greenfield, 25-22, 25-15, 20-25, 25-15, in a PVIAC Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Tuesday night at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.
Katherine Donelan contributed 11 kills and Erin Robinson 10 kills for the Senators (6-5, 2-2 North).
Emily Franklin had 11 digs, Manisha Malik added 10 digs, five kills and two aces, and Rachel Pelc dashed out 11 assists for the Green Wave (4-5, 2-2)
Mahar also won the junior varsity match, 25-10, 25-18.
Athol 3, Pioneer 0 — Lexi Hamlett totaled 28 assists and 10 service aces to power Athol High School to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-9 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in FCL girls’ volleyball play Tuesday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.
Tessa Neverett collected eight kills, nine digs and seven aces, Annie MacLean added 11 digs, four kills and two aces, and Julia Salmond finished with 11 kills and four aces for the Red Raiders (9-0, 4-0 FCL).
Molly Miller led the Panthers (0-9, 0-3) with seven digs and two aces, and Emily Malsch chipped in with six blocks and two kills.