Precocious Parent powers Hawks to boys’ soccer win
Chad Parent showed Frontier Regional School soccer fans a glimpse of the future Wednesday night.
Parent, just a freshman, scored two goals and assisted on another as the Red Hawks scored a 4-1 independent boys’ soccer victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in both teams’ season finale in South Deerfield.
Parent struck for his first goal in the fourth minute, assisted by Manny Munir. Tony Dizenzo’s unassisted tally in the 20th minute pulled the Panthers even, 1-1, but Parent blasted a 30-yard shot past Pioneer goalkeeper Brian Aja five minutes later to give the Red Hawks a lead they did not relinquish.
Niko Ames upped the advantage to 3-1 before halftime with a helper from Jamie Blinder. Munir used an assist from Parent in the 50th minute for the final score.
“I think it was our best game of the season,” said Frontier head coach Dale Totman. “I was proud of them.”
Frontier outshot Pioneer 21-7. Shawn Mazur-Garcia made three first-half saves and Dylan Husted recorded two second-half stops for the Red Hawks. Aja finished with eight saves for the Panthers.
Four Rivers 7, Eagle Hill 2 — Fourth-seeded Four Rivers Charter School built a 4-1 halftime lead and went on to defeat fifth-seeded Eagle Hill School of Hardwick, 7-2, in a River Valley Athletic League quarterfinal playoff game Wednesday in Greenfield.
Ben Garbus, Paul Bellino, Sal Sol and Kai Delorenzo all tallied goals in the first half to stake the Otters to their three-goal cushion.
Asher Kenan added a pair of goals and Finn McMillan notched the other to put the game out of reach.
Bellino, Garbus and Sol each added an assist. Kenan played his best game of year, according to head coach Terry Plotkin.
The Otters (9-7-0) advance to the semifinals on Friday at 3 against an opponent to be determined.
Pioneer 2, Mohawk 1 — Pioneer Valley Regional School scored a pair of second-half goals to overtake Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 2-1, in a Franklin County League girls’ soccer match Wednesday in Northfield.
Caitlin Wilkins had put the Warriors on the board in the 19th minute from Hope Lively.
Yona Smith tied it for the Panthers in the 51st minute, assisted by Tirena Raymond. Smith assisted on Alexis Buzzell’s game-winner with four minutes left in the contest.
Pioneer’s defense held Mohawk to just two shots, while getting eight of its own.
Jackie Lafleur didn’t record a save in goal for the Panthers. Sally Slowinski made two saves in the Warriors’ goal.
Pioneer finished the season 1-12-5 overall and 1-6-5 in the FCL. Mohawk wound up 5-10-0 and 5-7-0.
S. Hadley 2, Frontier 0 — South Hadley High School scored a goal in each half to beat Frontier, 2-0, in a Grieve Division girls’ soccer match Wednesday in South Hadley.
Amanda Lachat scored the Tigers’ first-half goal, while Tess Gauthier rippled the twine in the second half.
Camilla Baronas made a dozen saves in goal for the Red Hawks, who closed out their season at 0-15-3.
Abby Lukasik registered four saves to notch the shutout for South Hadley.
Stoneleigh-Burnham 10, Buxton 1 — Alysha Romain and Victoria Subritzky-Katz each netted three goals as Stoneleigh-Brunham School routed Buxton School, 10-1, in the quarterfinals of the River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer tournament Wednesday in Greenfield.
Ana Girault had two goals, Aminata Berry (assist) and Sophie Spring also scored, and Rosemary Ilang chipped in three assists for the Owls.
Charlemont 1, Four Rivers 0 — Fifth-seeded Academy at Charlemont used an early first-half goal to knock out Four Rivers Charter School, 1-0, in a RVAL quarterfinal game Wednesday in Greenfield.
The Otters ended their season 6-5-1 overall.
Frontier 3, Longmeadow 0 — Frontier finished its regular-season slate and tuned up for the postseason with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Longmeadow High School in independent girls’ volleyball action Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
Cassidy Stankowski led the Red Hawks with 10 kills and 18 digs, Kate Harper collected eight kills and 13 digs, and Tori Whitney dished out 20 assists.
Other seniors who contributed to win on Senior Night included Emma Contois with eight assists, Julia Wan with six kills and Ali Durant with five digs and solid passing.
Frontier (18-1) is expected to be the top seed in the upcoming Division III tournament, the seeds of which will be announced this morning at 11 at Turners Falls High School.
Wahconah 3, Greenfield 0 — Beth McBain collected 11 kills and seven aces to lead tournament-bound Wahconah Regional High School over Greenfield High School, 25-20, 25-12, 25-20, in an independent girls’ volleyball match Wednesday evening at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.
Erica Irwin added 11 assists and four kills for the Warriors. Bizzy King contributed five kills and four aces.
Eleni Balis paced the Green Wave (4-13) with seven aces, two kills and four digs. Charymar Muniz totaled seven digs. Joni Chapin had two aces and four digs.
Greenfield 23, Turners 34
G’nfield 26, Hampshire 30
Hampshire 22, Turners 35 — Colen Stack won the individual race by 27 seconds and led Greenfield to a Pioneer Division South sweep of Turners Falls High School (23-34) and Hampshire Regional High School (26-30) in a cross-country tri-meet Wednesday at Highland Park in Greenfield.
Stack finished the 3.1-mile course in 18:12. Mike Hartjens of Turners took second in 18:39, followed by Jeff Jackson in fourth (18:57).
Other local top 10 finishers included the Green Wave’s Will Borcy in sixth (19:11), the Indians’ Aaron Moore in seventh (19:49) and Greenfield’s Tyler Miller in eighth (19:54).