Hawks blank Warriors, 2-0
Fro 10 Tierney Pioche scores first for Frontier vs Mohawk
Moh 5 Younger Fro 19 Roberts
Moh 2 Henderson Fro 6 Mascaritolo
Although the important early-season PVIAC Northern Division showdown was mostly defensive, Frontier Regional School was able to produce just enough offense to earn the victory.
The Red Hawks converted once within the first 10 minutes of each half and went on to a 2-0 North win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in field hockey action Thursday afternoon in Buckland.
Jordyn Roberts got Frontier (2-0-0 overall, 2-0-0 North) started with her goal just seven minutes into the contest, assisted by McKayla Poissant.
It remained a one-goal game until nine minutes into the second half, when Rose Moscaritolo struck for the insurance marker. Brenna Sicard registered the assist.
Frontier managed eight shots on goal and seven corners during the contest. Its defense was nearly flawless, surrendering just one shot and two corners.
Gwen Thayer stopped the only shot she faced to record the shutout. Erin Townsley made six saves for the Warriors.
“There was great midfield play from both sides,” said Mohawk head coach Lynn Hoeppner, who credited defenders Angie Younger and Crystal Stephens with solid performances.
“We had no firepower (today),” continued Hoeppner. “We’ve got to light up the forwards. We’ve got to get them hungry. They’re all young.”
Hoeppner believes the best is yet to come with her squad, which has yet to score against Frontier and Smith Academy.
“I look forward to playing them the next time,” she said. “We’ll be a different team.”
Smith Academy 11, Athol 0 — Danielle Duseau scored five goals and contributed two assists as Smith Academy rolled to a 11-0 win over Athol High School in a PVIAC North field hockey contest on Thursday night at O’Brien Field in Athol.
Kelly Ryan added a pair of goals for the Falcons, who outshot the Red Raiders 28-1.
Alicia Lachance made 17 saves for Athol.
FC Tech 3, Central 3 — Franklin County Technical School found itself in an early 3-0 second-half hole before rallying to earn a 3-3 draw with Central High School in PVIAC Western Division field hockey play Thursday in Springfield.
Madison Hall-Martin had scored three minutes into the second half to give the Golden Eagles a seemingly comfortable three-goal margin.
However, the Eagles came back four minutes later with a goal from Maddie Lively. Nicole Valeski added a second tally later in the period, then Maddie Lively struck for the equalizer with two minutes left. She was assisted by Alyssa Edwards
Emily Sullivan made a dozen saves in the Eagles’ goal.
Christina Chavez and Katia Checkwicz, also and scored for the Golden Eagles, while Kelvin Wilson-Carter turned aside 15 shots.