Hawks win on Moscaritolo’s late goal
Rose Moscaritolo scored with 11:13 remaining in the game to snap a 1-1 tie and send Frontier off with a 2-1 independent field hockey victory over Agawam High School Friday afternoon in South Deerfield.
Jordyn Roberts gave Frontier (5-1-0) a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the first half when she scored just 1:39 into the frame on an assist from Taryn Marquis. The score remained that way until the second half when the Brownies tied the score when Maggie Belanger finished off a pass from Katherine Paltz with 20:25 left in the game. Moscaritolo got the goal back for the Red Hawks nine minutes later when she put in a rebound off Agawam goalie Jordyn Conway’s pads.
Agawam had a chance to tie the score two minutes later when it was awarded a penalty stroke, but Frontier goalie Gwen Thayer anticipated the shot and made a blocker save to keep Frontier ahead.
Both teams finished with nine shots, prompting Thayer to make eight saves for the win, while Conway finished with seven saves.
Frontier heads to South Hadley High School on Tuesday.
Mohawk 2, Turners 0 — It was only a matter of time before Mohawk Trail Regional High School broke through on the scoreboard Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.
The Warriors controlled nearly all the play but were continually stymied by Turners Falls High School goalie Jaimee White, who slammed the door shot on the Warrior offense for the first 40 minutes of play. Mohawk finally broke through with 20:51 remaining in the game and went on to register a 2-0 independent field hockey victory at Bourdeau Fields Complex.
Mohawk (1-3-1) peppered the Turners Falls goal with 14 shots in the first half but could not solve White. Things were going the same in the second half until Kesheal Henderson finally put the visitors on top when she scored her unassisted goal. Just over five minutes later Makayla Hicks scored on a feed from Leigh Shippee for an insurance goal.
“We didn’t really have much for offense,” Turners Falls coach Megan Cloutier said. “We played in our defensive 50 for much of the game. Jaimee had a great game for us. But Kesheal, she had a great game for Mohawk. She was on the ball all the time and she made a great play to score that goal.”
Turners Falls (3-3-0) did pressure the Warriors late in the game, but Erin Townsley needed just one save to register the shutout. White finished with 24 saves. Samm Peabody and Sophie Letcher each played well defensively for Turners.
The Indians travel to Franklin County Technical School on Tuesday, while Mohawk travels to Quaboag Regional High School on Monday.
Monty Tech 5, FC Tech 1 — Taylor Eyles finished with two goals and one assist on Friday and Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School defeated Franklin Tech, 5-1, in an independent field hockey game in Turners Falls.
Taryne Swan added two goals in the win, and Sarah Bailey chipped in two assists.
Nicole Valeski netted the lone goal for the host Eagles in the second half. Emily Sullivan finished with nine saves in the Franklin Tech net. Rhiannon Fletcher did not have to make a save for Monty Tech.
Frontier 3, Longmeadow 1 — Frontier made the move up to the Eastern Division this season, and its first match was a successful one.
The Red Hawks faced perennial Division II power Longmeadow High School and posted a 25-14, 25-18, 18-25, 25-21 victory in girls’ volleyball action on Friday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
“Both teams played well tonight,” said Frontier coach Sean MacDonald. “Longmeadow really started playing well in that third set and it could have went either way in the final set, luckily we were able to make a little run at the end and gain a great team victory.”
Cassidy Ciesluk led the way for Frontier, registering 17 kills, 14 digs, and three aces, while teammate Emily Woodward had 38 assists.
Savannah Ditomassi had 12 kills for Longmeadow and Gabbi Robinson recorded 21 assists.
FC Tech 3, Smith Voke 0 — Heather Johnson served 10 straight points in Game 2 and Franklin County Technical School earned its first win of the season with a 25-21, 25-7, 25-15 decision over Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday in Turners Falls.
Gabby Roy added four kills and five aces in the win, and Katie Newell finished with three aces, two kills and three assists.