H.S. Field Hockey: Fine first half propels Frontier past Pioneer

Staff Reports
Published: 10/15/2020 7:13:46 PM

Defending Western Mass. champion Frontier got off to a fine start Thursday, scoring four goals before halftime en route to a 5-2 victory over Pioneer in Franklin County field hockey action in South Deerfield.

Frontier leading scorer Emily DeMaio continued to propel the Red Hawk offense, scoring two goals in the victory. Lila Roche, Emily Plasse and Summer Sobieski all found the back of the net, with Roche, Savannah Upton and Rebecca Wallace-West dished out assists.

“We got contributions from everyone and it was nice to be able to get some solid minutes from a variety of players,” Frontier head coach Missy Mahar said.

Frontier (3-1) led 4-0 at halftime, but Pioneer (1-4) chipped away in the second half. Hailey Haughey scored an unassisted goal, and Avery Sargent also tallied with an assist from Kelseigh Sargent.

Pioneer goalie Charlotte Kahler made six saves for the visitors, while Frontier’s Ella Flanders recorded four saves in net.

Turners Falls 6, FC Tech 0 — It was another dominating effort from the Thunder, scoring three goals in each half to earn a 6-0 win over the Eagles on Thursday. 

Brynn Tela and Olivia Whittier each scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist in the win. 

Whittier opened the scoring with an assist from Tela, followed by Tela scoring herself. Brooke Thayer added a goal to put Turners (5-0) up 3-0 at the half.

Tela scored to start the second half off a pass from Whittier, with Whittier and Logan Addison closing out the scoring for the Thunder.

Kyleigh Baleno stopped 17 shots in cage for Franklin Tech (0-4), while Haleigh Greene and Cady Wozniak both made a save in goal for Turners.

Greenfield 10, Mahar 0 — Katie Haselton registered another hat trick, and visiting Greenfield stayed unbeaten with a 10-0 victory over Mahar on Thursday in Orange.

Mahar head coach Laurie Saisa said she was impressed with her team’s performance despite the loss. Greenfield (4-0) led 3-0 after one quarter and 5-0 at halftime.

“We definitely had some times where we put some good pressure on so there were a lot of positives to take away from the game,” Saisa offered.

Amber Taylor and Maddy Kuchieski (assist) scored two goals apiece for the Green Wave, while Kaylah Eggsware and Lillia Kachelmeyer each added a goal and an assist. Josie Cloutier rounded out the scoring for the visitors with a goal of her own.

Mahar goalie Isabella Bisceglia made 20 saves between the pipes to pace the Senators (1-3), which have a busy schedule next week, featuring games against Pioneer, Franklin Tech and Mohawk Trail.

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