Bulldogs’ 4-goal second half overtakes Red Raiders, 4-2
Sabis International Charter School scored four times in the second half to erase a 2-0 halftime deficit and picked up a 4-2 victory over Athol High School in a Schmid Division boys’ soccer game Friday afternoon in Springfield.
Bradley Bousquet and Joe Doyle scored back-to-back goals one minute apart in the opening 10 minutes of the game to stake the Red Raiders (7-8-1) to a 2-0 lead, which held up through halftime.
With three Athol starting defenders out due to injury, the Bulldogs (7-7-2) were able to take advantage in the second half. Andrew Berthiaume pulled Sabis to within one goal seven minutes into the second half, but Tyler Guerin nearly gave Athol the two-goal cushion again when he headed a ball just wide of the Sabis net in the 55th minute. Two minutes after Guerin’s near goal, Paul Anderson struck for the equalizer. One minute later Ryan Kuehl gave Sabis the lead for good, and Colin Jerard added one more goal before the end of the game.
Garrett Hall finished with six saves in the Athol net.
Palmer 7, Mahar 0 — Troy Remillard scored four times on Friday to lead Palmer High School to a 7-0 win over Mahar Regional School in an independent boys’ soccer game in Palmer.
Matt Simmington finished with five saves for the Senators.
Dublin 5, Four Rivers 1 — Ben Michel scored the lone Four Rivers Charter School goal but it was not enough as The Dublin School downed the Otters 5-1, in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer match Friday in Greenfield.
Despite the loss, Four Rivers (7-6-0) was seeded fourth in the RVAL playoffs and will host Eagle Hill School Wednesday.
Catholic 5, Mohawk 1 — John O’Hara and Trevor Lewicki each had two goals to lead Holyoke Catholic High School to a 5-1 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an indpendent boys’ soccer game Friday in Buckland.
Keegan Herringshaw had the lone goal for the Warriors in support of goalkeeper Josh Taylor, who had eight saves.
McCann Tech 3, FC Tech 0 — Mary Nguyen scored a pair of goals to lead McCann Technical High School to a 3-0 win over Franklin Tech in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer game Friday afternoon in North Adams.
Brooke Meuse stopped nine shots for the Eagles (8-6-3), who will await their seed in the upcoming WMass Division III tournament.
Mahar 4, Greenfield 0 — Mackenzie Tenney scored twice in the second half to lead Mahar Regional School to a 4-0, win over Greenfield High School in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer match Friday in Orange.
Tiffany Tenney scored the only first-half goal for the Senators, blasting home Tasha Polana’s corner kick.
Sydney Richardson’s 20-yard laser made it 2-0 in the 47th minute, then Tenney added her pair of markers, the first one assisted by Alex Temple.
Allie Roe finished with three saves.
Northampton 3, Frontier 0 — Northampton High School used a balanced scoring attack to down Frontier Regional High School 3-0, in an independent girls’ soccer game Friday in South Deerfield.
Camilla Baronas played well in net for Frontier, stopping 33 shots.
Athol 2, Mohawk 1 — Athol High School scored two goals in the first half to outlast Mohawk Trail Regional School 2-1, in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer game Friday night in Buckland.
Tanner Favreau scored an unassisted goal just two minutes into the contest, then Ashley Javier made it a two-goal advantage in the 35th minute.
Mohawk’s Danielle Hartnett took a pass from Caitlin Wilkins and scored with two minutes left break up Athol goalkeeper Madison Truehart’s shutout bid.
Both goalkeepers played well. Truehart stopped nine shots, while Mohawk’s Sally Slowinski stopped 13 shots.
Four Rivers 2, Dublin 1 — Four Rivers completed a 6-4-1 regular season with a 2-1 RVAL win over the Dublin School on Friday in Dublin, N.H.
With the win, the Otters were seeded fourth in the RVAL playoffs and host the Academy at Charlemont on Wednesday.