H.S. Roundup: Franklin Tech field hockey shuts out Amherst, 6-0 (PHOTOS)

  • Franklin Tech’s Kaitlin Trudeau tries to beat Amherst’s Zoey Candito to the ball during the Eagles’ 6-0 County League victory on Wednesday in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Franklin Tech’s Katy Lengieza (17), left, dribbles the ball while defended by Amherst’s Anne Haugsjaahabink (6) during the Eagles’ 6-0 County League victory on Wednesday in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Franklin Tech’s Lilianna Inman (20) clears the ball out of the Eagles’ zone during their 6-0 County League victory over Amherst on Wednesday in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Staff Reports
Published: 9/20/2023 9:13:49 PM
Modified: 9/20/2023 9:13:09 PM

Kait Trudeau continued her scoring tear for the Franklin Tech field hockey team on Wednesday against Amherst. 

Trudeau — who reached the 100 point mark during a win over Mahar last week — put in four goals against the Hurricanes to help lift the Eagles to a 6-0 County League victory in Amherst. 

“I was really proud of how we played today,” Eagles coach Rian Lovett said. “We have been working on the little things at practice and it is paying off.” 

Trudeau opened the scoring with a first quarter goal before finding the back of the cage with 12:10 to go in the second quarter to give Franklin Tech a 2-0 lead. Hannah Gilbert scored 16 seconds later to give the Eagles a 3-0 advantage, a score that held until the half. 

Trudeau opened the third quarter with back-to-back goals before Lilianna Inman tallied later in the third to close out the Tech scoring. 

Mahar 2, Smith Academy 1 — Taylor Paluk and Lilian Rathburn tallied goals for the Senators, which picked up their second straight win in a Valley League contest in Hatfield on Wednesday. 

Zoey Woodard made four saves in the victory. Bella Bramucci scored on an assist from Bella Gavron for Smith’s lone goal. 

Frontier 2, Belchertown 2 — The Redhawks scored twice in the first half but were unable to tally in the second half, leading to a tie with the host Orioles in an independent contest on Wednesday. 

Stella Heflin scored off an assist from Macy DeMaio to open the scoring for Frontier in the first quarter before DeMaio scored herself off an assist from Heflin in the second quarter. Kyra Richards made two saves for the Redhawks. 

Greenfield 3, West Springfield 0 — The Green Wave defense kept the ball on the Terrier side, not allowing a shot on goal while Greenfield peppered the West Springfield goal with 16 shots, leading to a Suburban League victory in Greenfield on Wednesday. 

Grace Laurie, Addison Harrington and Riley Thayer had the Green Wave goals in the victory, with Harrington also adding an assist. 

Boys soccer

Athol 9, Hampden Charter East 4 — Aiden Kirwin was a problem Hampden Charter couldn’t solve, scoring a hat trick while dishing a pair of assists to lift the Bears to a Tri-County League win on Wednesday. 

Nathan Parayson scored a pair of goals while Antonio Carbone, Blaise, Karim Thompson  and Aumara also found the back of the net for the Bears.  

Greenfield 2, Mt. Everett 1 — The  Green Wave defense dug in and held the Eagles to just one shot on goal to earn a Schmid League victory in Greenfield on Wednesday. 

Grayson Thomas deflected in a Jacob Blanchard shot in the 22nd minute to give Greenfield the opening lead. Heskey Samu then tallied in the 45th minute to give the Green Wave a 2-0 lead. Mt. Everett scored its goal in the 65th minute. 

Pioneer 3, Hopkins 2 — It looked like the Panthers and the Golden Hawks were heading toward a 2-2 tie in the closing minutes on Wednesday. 

Pioneer’s Mason Cummings had other ideas. 

Kurt Redeker fed the ball up to Cummings in the final five minutes of the game and Cummings was able to outpace the defender on the right wing before blasting a shot into the upper right corner of the goal that lifted the Panthers to a Schmid League victory in Northfield. 

“Both teams battled hard at both ends of the pitch but our determined play resulted in the game winner,” Pioneer coach Michael Italia said. 

Alex McClelland opened the scoring for Pioneer off an assist from Gavin Gammell to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead at the half. Hopkins evened the score early in the second half before McClelland scored his second of the game, battling for possession off a pass from Jackson Glazier before burying the shot. The Golden Hawks tied things up with 10 minutes to play. 

Ty Ellis made seven saves in goal for the Panthers. 

Hampshire 3, Frontier 1 — It was a blistering start for the Raiders, which scored twice in the opening five minutes. The Redhawks were unable to overcome the early deficit, falling in an independent contest in Westhampton on Wednesday. 

Nico Fasulo had the lone Frontier goal, finding the back of the net in the 14th minute. 

Mahar 3, Wahconah 0 — Lucas Isrow tossed in his second hat trick of the year to lift the Senators to a Moriarty League victory on Wednesday in Dalton. 

Dom Whitman had an assist in the win. 

Turners 1, Monson 1 — Yolvin Ovalle-Mejia scored the lone Thunder goal in a 1-1 draw against the Mustangs in Monson  on Wednesday. 

Moises Borrayes had the assist on Ovalle-Mejia’s tally. 


Franklin Tech 168, Athol 221 — Brady Booska carded a 33 while Gabe Mota   finished with a 36 to propel the Eagles to an independent victory over the Bears at the Ellinwood Country Club on Wednesday. 

Will Belval (49) and Braeden Talbot (50) also had their scores count for Franklin Tech. Ethan Heuer (44), Dominik St. Andre (49), Brandon Adams (56) and Rafeal Lopez (72) competed for Athol. 

Palmer 179, Frontier 184 — Ryan Cetto shot a match-low 42 for the Redhawks, which suffered a narrow Suburban League West defeat to the Panthers at Quaboag Country Club on Wednesday. 

Gabe Solodky (46), Cade Allenby (47) and Addy Wood (49) also scored for Frontier. 


Franklin Tech 3, Hampden Charter 0 — Lea Chapman put down nine aces and nine kills to lead the Eagles to a 25-6, 25-19, 25-12 independent victory over Hampden Charter in Turners on Wednesday.  

Emma Little dished six assists in the win. 

  Boys cross country

Easthampton 26, Mahar 29
Smith Voke 21, Mahar 38  —
Marshall Ames was the top Senators finisher, taking third overall with a time of 13 minutes as the Sens suffered a pair of losses to the Eagles and the Vikings in a tri-meet at Smith Vocational on Wednesday. 

Jeffrey LaPlante placed sixth (13 minutes, 25 seconds), Josiah Cardona came in 10th (13:41), Aiden Drake took 18th (15:17) while Michael LaPlante finished in 19th (16:12) for Mahar. 

Deerfield results

Four Deerfield Academy teams were in action on Wednesday, with the boys water polo team earning a 15-8 win over Loomis while the DA field hockey team defeated Pomfret, 4-0, for its second shutout win to start the season. 

The Big Green boys soccer team fell to Suffield, 1-0, while the DA girls soccer team lost to Westminster, 2-0. 


Late Tuesday results

Girls soccer

Frontier 5, Ware 1 — Carly Robertson poured in a hat trick, scoring twice in the first half and once in the second half, to lead the Redhawks to a win over host Ware on Tuesday. 

Maddie Bennett opened the scoring for Frontier on an assist from Maddie Fagan before Jazzy Hayes found the back of the net off a pass from Skyler Steele. Alli Pacoriek and Fagan each had an assist on Robertson’s first half tallies to give Frontier a 4-0 lead at the intermission. 

Jill Worden had the assist on Robertson’s second half score. Jocelyn Antes made six saves in the win. 

Boys soccer

Four Rivers 4, Putney 1 — Christian Dimitriou scored twice while Kolin Broderick and Cooper  Whitney found the back of the net as the Otters earned a win on the road on Tuesday. 


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