Mahar jolts Indians, 5-0
17 Tiffany Tenney and 10 Majel Bourdeau
Mahar 19 Qiana Rivera and 36 Not on Roster
#7 Mahar sophomore Mackenzie Tenney (Mike Phillips)
#22 Reilly Hamlett
Mahar Regional School missed several opportunities during the first half against Ware High School.
The Senators didn’t miss much in the second half.
Mahar blitzed the Indians with three goals in the three-minute span to break open a close game and went on to post a 5-0 victory in an independent girls’ soccer match Monday afternoon in Orange.
Cassie Verheyen scored the Senators only goal of the opening half in the 30th minute but couldn’t get a second goal despite dominating territorial play, outshooting Ware, 24-9). But the floodgates opened once Mackenzie Tenney finally struck in the 56th minute. Kelsey Killay netted the third goal a minute later. Then Reilly Hamlett booted one home just two minutes later to make it 4-0. Tenney added her second of the contest in the 71st minute.
Sydney Whitcomb registered the shutout in goal for Mahar, making seven saves.
Ashley Grout turned aside 12 shots for the Indians.
“I told them (at halftime) that Ware is one break from tying it, so we have to go out and capitalize,” said Senators head coach Chad Softic. “We had a good second half.”
Mahar (4-2-1) hosts Turners Falls High School Thursday night at 7.
E’hampton 1, Frontier 0 — Alyssa Fugiel rejected a dozen shots to notch the shutout and lead Easthampton High School to a 1-0 win over Frontier Regional School in the Pioneer North Division opener for both teams Monday at Herlihy Park in Whately.
Maddie Grabowski netted the game’s only tally with 26 minutes remaining in the contest, assisted by Gabby Downer.
Frontier held the upper hand in shots, 14-9. Camilla Baronas had four stops in goal for the Red Hawks.
Frontier (3-3-1) hosts Athol Thursday night at 7.
Smith 5, Mohawk 1 — Cassidy Snyder scored a hat trick to lead Smith Academy to a 5-1 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent girls’ soccer match on Monday in Buckland.
Snyder increased her career goal total to 103 with the performance.
Mia Ellis added two goals and an assist and Brooke Pashek made five saves in goal for the Falcons. Hope Lively scored the Warriors’ lone goal in the first half.
Hopkins 9, Greenfield 0 — Jailinne Ruiz and Ally Jenks each scored two goals and added one assist Monday as Hopkins Academy dropped Greenfield High School, 9-0, in an independent girls’ soccer game in Greenfield.
Ally Huntoon added two goals in the win. Carolina Christifono and Emelia Akers-Hafner each added one goal.
Four Rivers 6, Eagle Hill 2 — Helen Perham finished with three goals Monday and Four Rivers Charter School knocked off Eagle Hill School, 6-2, in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer game in Greenfield.
Perham opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first six minutes of play, the second of which was assisted by Ceridwyn Carlton. Asia Littell added the third Otter goal 7:26 into the game on an assist from Perham to put Four Rivers up 3-0. Eagle Hill stormed back with a pair of goals prior to halftime, and a late Four Rivers goal put Four Rivers up 4-2 at the break.
The Otters (1-1) put the game away in the second half when Sophie Garbus added one goal.
Sabis 5, Athol 2 — Sabis International Charter School scored four times in the second half to pull away from Athol High School and take a 5-2 Schmid Division boys’ soccer game in Athol.
Chappell scored with seven minutes left in the first half to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 halftime lead. Athol (3-3) came out and tied the game with 19 minutes to go in the second half when Bradley Bousquet finished off a pass from Brandon Barilone. That set off a barrage of goals, including a string of three straight by the Bulldogs to pull ahead. Jamie Posk finished with nine saves in the loss.