Wave stickers rally, knock off Senators
Greenfield High School stormed back from a one-goal halftime deficit to knock off Mahar Regional School, 2-1, in a North Division field hockey game Wednesday afternoon in Greenfield.
Greenfield’s Alyssa Garvin, who has emerged as one of the top scorers in the North Division this season, had a hand in both of the goals. With the Green Wave (3-2-1 overall, 2-2-1 North) trailing 1-0 following a late first-half goal from the Senators (3-3-0, 2-3-0), Garvin set up Erica Lapointe for the game-tying goal with 21 minutes, 7 seconds left in the game. Just about eight minutes later, with 13:29 left, Garvin scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from Erika Glabach. The Green Wave defense, which had played well all game, remained tough the rest of the way, stymieing the Mahar offense, which managed just three shots all game. Wave goalie Maureen Fish stopped two shots to post the win.
Greenfield coach Erin Thayer praised her defense following the game.
“The girls definitely really held their own in the backfield,” she said. “I’m hoping the win gives the girls more confidence.”
Mahar went up 1-0 with 3:40 left in the first half when Courtney White finished off a feed from Colleen Burke. Brian Rivers stopped four shots in the Mahar net.
Greenfield gets right back to work tonight at 7 against Franklin County Technical School, while the Senators
Turners 19 Greenfield 5— In a Bi-County North golf match Wenesday afternoon, Turners Falls High School defeated Greenfield High School 19-5 at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Brett Sirum was medalist for the Eagles, sweeping 4 points while carding a 39. Alex Fitzpatrick was right behind, also sweeping his match with a 40. Ryan Lenois and Kyle Kucenski each took 31∕2 points for Turners.
Riley Phelps earned three of the five points for Greenfield.
Hopkins 141∕2, Pioneer 91∕2 — Andrew Omer carded a 38 and won 21∕2 points on Wednesday as Hopkins Academy edged Pioneer Valley Regional School, 141∕2-91∕2 in a battle of division leaders during independent golf action at Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst.
Austin Brighenti shot a 40 at No. 2 and took 31∕2 points for Hopkins (5-0-0), which leads the PVIAC West Division. D.J. Gardiner also won 31∕2 points for Hopkins, and Caleb Farnham added three points.
Lee Doiron shot a 39 for the Panthers, who lead the PVIAC North Division. Blake Kimball and Nick Stennes both took three points.
Sabis 151∕2, Mohawk 81∕2 — Sabis International Charter School beat Mohawk Trail Regional High School 15.5-8.5 Wednesday in an independent golf match at Veterans Golf Course in Springfield.
Rowan Jones medaled for the Warriors with a 47 for 11∕2 points. Thomas Aurigemma added three points, and Aaron Nelson added two.
For Sabis, Ryan Thomas and Gus Pessolano each registered 31∕2 points.
Holyoke Catholic 13, Mahar 11 — In a Bi-County West showdown, Holyoke Catholic High School defeated Mahar Regional School 13-11 at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Feeding Hills.
Zack Adams did his part for the Senators, medaling with a 35 and sweeping four points, and Matt Herk swept his match as well, but it wasn’t quite enough for Mahar.
Jessica VanWart swept four points in the final match to give the Gaels the win.
Frontier 3, Turners 0 — In a battle of unbeaten independent girls’ volleyball teams Wednesday, Frontier Regional School moved to 6-0 and handed Turners Falls High School its first loss of the season, 25-13, 25-11, 25-20 at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
Sarah Woodward led the way for the Red Hawks, registering 14 kills, with Emily Woodward adding 26 assists, and Remi Quesnelle contributing five kills.
For Turners (5-1), Samantha Currier had six kills and four digs, and Mackenzie Salls added two kills, eight digs, and eight assists.
Mohawk 3, Smith Voke 0 — Hayley Lowell registered four aces and one kill on Wednesday and Mohawk Trail Regional High School earned its first win of the season with a 25-19, 25-11, 25-10 victory over Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match in Northampton.
Mackenzie Mayhew recorded two kills and three aces in the win, while Angel Donovan netted five aces and three kills and was credited for strong backcourt play. Bobby Jo Tuthill had a great day from the service line with eight aces, and Lexi Mazza added three kills and two blocks. Emma Guyette and Emily Page combined for seven blocks and eight kills, and Nelly O’Connell finished with 12 assists and one kill.