Indians suck it up for 2-0 win
Frontier 9/26/13. Frontier's #6 Rose Mascarlitolo, attempts to drives the ball past two Northampton's defenders #6 Emily Alcroftt & #2 Kerry Fleming in the 2nd half.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
Frontier’s Hannah Woodring and her second-seeded Red Hawks will take on No. 3-seeded rival Mohawk Thursday at 5 at Clark Field in West Springfield during WMass Division II Field Hockey Tournament semifinal action.
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Frontier 9/26/13. Frontier's #6 Rose Mascarlitolo, drives the ball up the sidelines as Northampton's #3 Sophie Lellman moves in on her from behind in the 2nd half.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
Turners Falls High School ended a strenuous three-games-in-three-days stretch with a much-needed win.
The Indians jumped out to an early lead, built it to two by halftime and kept Cathedral High School off the scoreboard in a 2-0 PVIAC West Division field hockey victory Thursday at Spec Pond in Wilbraham.
Halle Harvey opened the scoring for the second time in as many days, converting a pass from Julia Bryant just 2 minutes, 47 seconds into the contest.
Turners added a second goal 6:25 before the half when Lauren Grimard smacked home an unassisted goal.
That turned out to be more than enough for Indians goalkeeper Jaimee White, who stopped all 14 shots she faced to earn the shutout.
Turners was outshot 14-10 but held a 9-8 edge in corners.
“It was a tough game,” offered Turners head coach Megan Gilbert. “It was our third in a row and the grass was long, so it slowed the game down. The girls gave everything they had. Scoring that early goal made a big difference.”
Turners (5-4-0 overall, 5-1-0 West) hosts Central High School Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Central 1, FC Tech 0 — A late second-half goal was all that either team could muster as Central held on a for a 1-0 victory over Franklin County Technical School in West Division field hockey play Thursday in Turners Falls.
Torriah Cruz came up with the only offense the Golden Eagles needed when she scored unassisted with 10 minutes left in regulation.
Central outshot Franklin Tech, 4-3, while the Eagles held an 18-5 advantage in corners.
Central’s Kelvin Wilson-Carter and Franklin Tech’s Emily Sullivan each made three saves in the respective goals.
Northampton 0, Frontier 0 — A lack of action around the nets meant few scoring opportunities that led to no scoring as Northampton High School and Frontier Regional School battled to a scoreless independent draw Thursday in South Deerfield.
The Red Hawks recorded some of their lowest numbers on the scoresheet in the program’s storied history, but still managed to hold a slight edge. They were able to get three shots on goal to the Blue Devils’ one and totaled four corners to Hamp’s two.
Gwen Thayer kicked out the only shot she faced for Frontier, while the Blue Devils’ Dana Dufour turned aside all three shots that came her way.
“The game was almost literally played between the 25s,” offered Red Hawks head coach Missy Mahar. “There was a lot of good midfield play.”
Frontier (6-1-1 overall) hosts Athol High School on Wednesday night at 7.
Mahar 2, Westﬁeld 1 — Mahar Regional School scored late in the second half to post a 2-1 win over Westfield High School in an independent field hockey game Thursday afternoon at the Woodward Complex in Turners Falls.
Courtney White’s unassisted goal with 1:46 remaining completed the comeback for the Senators, (7-3-0 overall), who trailed 1-0 at the break on Lexi Minicucci’s tally from Leighanne Sullivan.
Colleen Burke tied it with 3:50 left, assisted by White.
Brian Rivers made six saves for Mahar, while the Bombers’ Karly Mastello stopped 15 shots.
Turners 151∕2, FC Tech 81∕2 — Turners Falls was able to overcome Cody Booska’s fantastic 3-under-par 32 and defeat Franklin County Tech, 151∕2-81∕2, in Bi-County North golf action Thursday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Booska’s round, which began with four consecutive birdies, was only good enough to win three points against Turners’ Brett Sirum (39).
From there the Indians (8-2, 6-2 North) won four of the remaining five matches. Ryan Lenois swept four points with his 41, Kyle Kucenski (45) took 31∕2 points, and Alex Fitzxpatrick (43) and Patrick Salls both took three points.
Austin Felix also took three points for the Eagles (4-6, 3-6).
Greenfield 151∕2, Mohawk 81∕2 — Tyler Boissonneault shot a 45 for medalist honors and took 31∕2 points as Greenfield High School upended Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 151∕2-81∕2, in a BCL North golf match Thursday at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.
Colin McGahan and Zack Avery both added three points for the Green Wave (4-5, 4-4).
Aaron Nelson led the Warriors (1-8, 1-7) with three points.
Pioneer 221∕2, McCann 11∕2 — Lee Doiron fired a 1-over 37 and swept four points to lead Pioneer Valley Regional School to a 221∕2-11∕2 BCL North golf victory over McCann Technical School Thursday at Northfield Golf Course.
Nick Stennes (42), Blake Kimball (43) and Eric Pratt also swept four points for the Panthers (9-1, 8-0 North).
Smith Academy 19, Mahar 5 — Steve Bruscoe, Zack Vollinger, Tyler Leary and Justyn Helstowski all swept four points as Smith Academy downed Mahar, 19-5, in a Bi-County East golf match Thursday at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Nick Slattery led the Senators (3-6, 3-5 East) with three points, and Zack Adams cardded a team-low 42 and took two points.
Belchertown 3, Pioneer 0 — Tatyana Ryan registered six aces and four assists to help Belchertown High School defeat Pioneer, 25-16, 25-22, 25-18, in independent girls’ volleyball action Thursday in Belchertown.
Emily Malsch had four blocks and two kills, Shannon Watson added four aces and two digs, and
Savannah Sojka contributed two blocks and one kill for the Panthers (0-8 overall).