Red Hawk spikers take down Senators on road
Remi Quesnelle registered five aces and four kills on Thursday and Frontier Regional School defeated Mahar Regional School, 25-14, 26-24, 25-12 in an independent girls’ volleyball match at the Grzesik-Bixby Complex in Orange.
Sarah Woodward collected 10 kills and four aces for the Red Hawks (14-2 overall), and Olivia McCulloch notched five kills and two digs.
Kelly Leblanc paced the Senators (8-7) with three aces, three kills and 10 assists. Erin Robinson finished with two aces and four kills, Caitriona Cronin added eight digs, and Katherine Donelan chipped in four kills.
Mohawk 3, Pioneer 1 — Mohawk earned its first Northern Division match of the season by downing Pioneer Valley Regional School, 25-11, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, in girls’ volleyball action Thursday night at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.
Emily Malsch recorded four kills and three blocks, Shannon Watson had four aces and two digs, and Kristina Hadsel chipped in three aces and two kills for the Panthers.
Pioneer travels to Mohawk for the rematch on Tuesday.
Mohawk 3, Athol 0 — Makayla Hicks recorded a hat trick Thursday to account for all three of Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s goals during a 3-0 North Division field hockey win over Athol High School in Athol.
Mohawk kept its hopes of qualifying for the postseason alive with the win, needing one win in its final two games to qualify, with games against the top two teams in the North — Frontier and Smith Academy — remaining.
Hicks entered the day with two goals and three assists through the first 15 games of the season but by halftime had doubled her goal total to give Mohawk a 2-0 lead. Hicks added one more goal in the second half to finish the scoring.
Holly Brown assisted on two of the goals and now has three goals and four helpers on the year. Leigh Shippee added one assist to run her scoring streak to three games and leads the Warriors in points with four goals and four assists. Mohawk outshot Athol, 14-1, on the day and Mohawk backup Kristin Slowinski stopped the lone shot to earn the shutout.
Alicia LaChance made 11 saves in the Athol (0-16-0) cage and has stopped 222 shots in 16 games this season.
Frontier 5, Turners 0 — Alexis Ackerman scored twice as Frontier picked up a 5-0 win over Turners Falls High School in an independent field hockey game Thursday in South Deerfield.
Frontier led 5-0 at halftime. The two goals give Ackerman three on the season, while Ashley Borkowski picked up one goal and one assist for her first points of the year. Jordyn Roberts added her 11th goal of the season in the victory. McKayla Poissant scored her fifth goal of the season. Rose Moscaritolo tallied one assist, which is the first of the season for her to go along with her 10 goals, and Tierney Roche picked up one assist for her second point of the season. Frontier outshot Turners Falls 28-0, and Gwen Thayer did not have to make a save to earn the shutout.
Jaimee White made 23 saves for the Indians, giving her 154 saves on the season.
Palmer 17, Mahar 7 — Sean Anderson, Jay Sloat and Zack Hansel all swept four points to lead Palmer High School over Mahar, 17-7, in an independent golf match Thursday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.
Zack Adams led the Senators by carding a 3-over 38 for medalist honors and taking 31∕2 points. He will represent Mahar on Monday in the WMass Division II Individual Tournament at the Country Club of Wilbraham.