Wilkins helps Warriors dump Turners
Caitlin Wilkins scored twice as Mohawk Trail Regional High School knocked off Turners Falls High School, 4-1, Friday in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer match in Turners Falls.
The Warriors (3-6-0) took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Selena Martins and Wilkins. The Indians (1-8-1) cut the deficit to one goal prior to halftime on a Jenna Putala goal.
Mohawk made sure that any rally was stopped at halftime, as Wilkins and Ashley Livigne each tallied goals in the second half to ice the victory. Lydia Morris and Roz Lytle-Rich each added assists for the victors. Sally Slowinski made six saves to earn the victory.
Ashley Williams made five saves for the Indians.
Smith Academy 1, Mahar 0 — Mollie Higgins scored the lone goal of the match just four minutes in as Smith Academy edged Mahar Regional High School 1-0, in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer game Friday in Hatfield.
Higgins provided the only offense by beating Mahar goalkeeper Michaela Boatwright unassisted to put the Falcons ahead 1-0. Both defenses played well after that, with neither team putting together solid attacks against the opposing defense. Boatwright played well in net for the Senators, registering 12 saves while Smith goalkeeper Brooke Pashek stopped two shots to record the shutout and gain the win.
Hopkins 5, Greenfield 0 — Mary Cook scored three goals as Hopkins Academy blew past Greenfield High School 5-0, in an independent girls’ soccer match Friday in Hadley.
To go along with the hat trick from Cook, Mikaela Momot and Kayla Jacques each scored a goal for the Golden Eagles. Allison Rowe played well in net for Greenfield as she was able to stop 16 shots in the loss.
FC Tech 1, Commerce 0 — Mykayla Coburn scored a goal eight minutes into the second half that proved to be the difference as Franklin County Technical School narrowly edged Commerce High School 1-0, in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer match Friday in Turners Falls.
After featuring a first half with little offense when neither team could muster a goal, Coburn was able to carry the ball deep into Commerce territory and fire a shot from the top of the box that beat Commerce goalkeeper Katie Williams putting the Eagles up 1-0. Williams played well for Commerce in net, stopping 13 shots while Brooke Meuse and Coburn each split time in net with Meuse stopping one shot in the game.
Stoneleigh 9, Four Rivers 3 — The Stoneleigh-Burnham School scored four goals to open the game and went on to beat the Four Rivers Charter School 9-3, in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer match Friday at SBS in Greenfield.
After opening the game with four straight goals to take a 4-0 lead in favor of Stoneleigh, Four Rivers was able to net a first-half goal on a strike from Syl Carsiol to cut the lead to 4-1. After a late first-half goal gave Stoneleigh a 5-1 lead at halftime, Four River’s was able to cut the score to 5-2 on a goal from Helen Perham on a pass from teammate Rachel Carow. From there Stoneleigh scored three unanswered goals to make the score 8-2. Four Rivers notched its final goal on Carsiol’s second goal of the match. Also playing well for the Otters was midfielder Sophie Garbus.
St. Mary 4, FC Tech 0 — Anthony Garde and Zach Slepchuk each scored a goal and added an assist to lead St. Mary High School to a 4-0 win over Franklin County Technical School in a independent boys’ soccer game Friday in Westfield.
St. Mary jumped out to an early lead on the goal from Garde to put the Saints up 1-0 just minutes into the first half. Slepchuk would add his goal just minutes later to double the Saints’ lead and the Saints scored their third goal of the half on a goal from Mike Cassiniri, assisted by Slepchuk to making the halftime score 3-0.
St. Mary added a second-half goal on a strike from Jeff Hockenberry to put the game out of reach in favor of the Saints. Playing well for Franklin Tech was goalkeeper Peter Krejmas, who stopped 16 shots in net.
Gateway 3, Mahar 1 — Farhad Ali scored from Curtis Graeff to give Mahar Regional School a 1-0 halftime lead Friday in Orange but the Senators’ succumbed to Gateway Regional School’s three-goal second-half onslaught to fall 3-1 in their independent boys’ soccer game.
“The Gators’ second-half explosion came on a pair of goals from Calvin Dowers and another from Justin Edinger. The assists went to Curtis Dowers and Ryan Fisk.
Gateway outshot the Senators, 7-6, with Simmington making six saves to Gators’ goalie Mike Arel’s five.
Next up for the Senators is rival Athol Monday on the road.
Hopkins 2, Greenfield 0 — Hopkins Academy scored two goals in the second half to snap a scoreless tie at the break en route to a 2-0 independent boys’ soccer victory over Greenfield High School Friday afternoon in Greenfield.
Evan Delaney posted the eventual game-winner seven minutes into the second half when a Paul Delamy cross found Delaney’s foot on the back post and the Hopkins sniper tucked the ball into the net behind Green Wave goalie Mike Duclos.
The score remained that way until Delamy iced the win with five minutes remaining by scoring on an assist from Hopkins goalie Ben Pitta, who stopped both shots he faced to register the shutout.
Duclos finished with six saves in the loss.
Drury 4, Mohawk 0 — Drury High School scored three second-half goals to break a 1-1 halftime tie and defeat Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 4-1, in an independent boys’ soccer match Friday in Drury.
Mike Schuetze scored the lone goal for Mohawk as the Warriors were able to tie Drury 1-1 at the half. However, Mohawk could not keep the Drury offense down as Blue Devils netted three unanswered goals to defeat the Warriors.