H.S. Roundup: Frontier field hockey scores twice in the third quarter to defeat Westfield (PHOTOS)

Frontier’s Claire Kirkendall takes a shot on Westfield’€™s goal while defended by Maddie Hayes in South Deerfield on Tuesday.

Frontier’s Claire Kirkendall takes a shot on Westfield’€™s goal while defended by Maddie Hayes in South Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Frontier’€™s Abbi Grover handles the ball while being  pursued by Westfield’€™s Nick Odabashian  in South Deerfield on Tuesday.

Frontier’€™s Abbi Grover handles the ball while being pursued by Westfield’€™s Nick Odabashian in South Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Frontier’€™s Kate Walker battles for the ball with Westfield’€™s Lilly Barett in South Deerfield on Tuesday.

Frontier’€™s Kate Walker battles for the ball with Westfield’€™s Lilly Barett in South Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Staff Reports

Published: 10-17-2023 9:52 PM

Modified: 10-17-2023 9:52 PM

Following a scoreless first half in South Deerfield on Tuesday, the Frontier field hockey team turned it on offensively in the third quarter against Westfield. 

The Redhawks scored twice in the frame while Kyra Richards was able to save a penalty stroke in the fourth quarter to keep the Bombers off the scoreboard and allow Frontier to walk away with a 2-0 independent win. 

Ashley Taylor kicked off the scoring on a penalty stroke. Later in the period Madison McKemmie scored on a corner that was sent in by Claire Kirkendall to give the Redhawks a two-goal edge. 

Richards’ save on the penalty stroke was her lone opportunity in the game, as the Frontier defense didn’t allow a shot on goal. The Redhawks finished with a 20-1 shot advantage and a 12-3 corner edge. 

Hampshire 3, Mohawk Trail 2 — Rachel Pease potted a pair of goals for the Warriors in an independent loss to the Raiders in Westhampton on Tuesday. 

Jayda Waters had an assist while Cleome Gardner made 16 saves in goal for Mohawk Trail. 

Boys soccer

Mahar 4, Wahconah 1 — The Warriors took a 1-0 lead at the half but the Senators made some adjustments at the break, leading to four second half goals and a victory in Orange on Tuesday. 

Lucas Isrow scored twice while David Phelps and Dom Whitman also found the back of the net in the win. Matt Soucy and Jaxson Archambault had assists while Tristian Gaj made three saves in goal. 

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Pioneer 10, Sci-Tech 0 — The Panthers lit up the scoreboard four times in the first half before tacking six goals on during the final 40 minutes of action, leading to a Schmid League victory in Northfield on Tuesday. 

Alex McClelland (2), Judah Glenn, Kurt Redeker (2) and Gavin Gammell opened the scoring before William Glazier, Jackson Glazier, Ty Ellis and Matan Lerman-Smith came on and each scored their first goals of the season. 

Redeker (2) and Gammell provided assists. Gammell and Hayden Killeen combined for five saves in the victory. 

Frontier 5, South Hadley 0 — The Redhawks earned their ninth shutout of the season on Tuesday following a Moriarty League victory over the Tigers in South Deerfield. 

Nico Fasulo scored off an Aidan Valderrama assist to give Frontier a 1-0 lead at the half. 

Max Rajballie, Rosco Palmer (2) and Kasiac Yath went on the score in the final 40 minutes to put the game away. Chanhee Son, Valderrama and Gus Radner tallied second half assists while Owen Babb and Jack Cusson each made one save in the win. 

Girls soccer

Franklin Tech 5, Greenfield 0 — Five different Eagles found the back of the net, leading to a Bi-County League victory over the Green Wave at Vets Field in Greenfield on Tuesday night. 

The win qualified Franklin Tech (8-4-2) for the MIAA Division 5 state tournament. 

Kyra Goodell and Ella Kolodziej scored in the first half before Sofia Moreno and Layla Hammond buried penalty kicks, and Anne Kolodziej also found the back of the net in the second half for Franklin Tech.

Laken Woodard, Ripley Dresser and Elise Wolfe contributed in the win while Kylee Gamache came up with a pair of saves. 

Annie Cobileanschi made 18 saves for Greenfield. 

Pioneer 8, Pathfinder 2 — Hailey Ring tossed in a hat trick, paving the way to a dominant Bi-County League win for the Panthers in Northfield on Tuesday. 

Natalie Rios and Maddie Keefe each tallied twice while Jaelyn Boliski also found the back of the net in the win. Keefe (2), Boliski (2), Dani Teaca and Jakayla Rivard had the assists in the victory. 

Four Rivers 3, Stoneleigh Burnham 0 — Sophia Slade, Stella Langlands and Aida Potter  found the back of the net for the Otters in a shutout win over the Owls on Tuesday. 

Potter added an assist while Olivia Long made 10 saves in goal for Four Rivers. 


Turners 3, Pioneer 0 — The Thunder closed out Northern League play with perfect 12-0 record following a sweep of the Panthers in Northfield on Tuesday. 

Taylor Greene finished with 24 assists, two kills and three aces, Madi Liimatainen smashed 15 kills and six aces while Maddie Dietz tallied five aces and six digs in the win. 

Avery Johnson (one kill, one block, 15 digs), Kayla Gauthier (one kill, three aces, 18 digs) and Erin Killay (32 digs) played well for Pioneer. 

Easthampton 3, Greenfield 0 — Mackensie Gonvales put down four kills and three aces, Addie Rotkiewicz tallied two kills and three aces while Odyssea Camero-Rivera fin ished with eight assists and six aces for the Green Wave in a 25-10, 25-16, 25-9 independent loss to the Eagles at Nichols Gymnasium on Tuesday. 


Pioneer 187, Athol 225 — Brayden Thayer shot the low round of 44 while Hugh Cyhowski fired a 46, as the Panthers walked away with a win over the Bears at Ellinwood Country Club on Tuesday. 

Mike Stennes (47) and Ben Werner (50) also scored for Pioneer while Ethan Heuer (50), Dominik St. Andre (53), Brandon Adams (59) and Rafeal Lopez (63) competed for Athol. 

Hopkins 163, Greenfield 180 — Johnny Marchefka fired a team-low 38, Bryce Avery finished with a 45, Conner Bergeron shot a 48 and Preston Lafleur finished with a 49 for the Green Wave in a loss to the Golden Hawks at Holyoke Country Club on Tuesday. 

Turners 151, Easthampton 198 — Turners’ Joey Mosca celebrated his Senior Day in style, coming in as the match medalist with a 34 to help Turners pick up a win over the Eagles at Thomas Memorial on Tuesday. 

Jack Day (37), Grady Deery (39) and Reese Ewell (41) rounded out the Thunder scorers. 

Frontier 169, Chicopee 237 — Cam Skiffington was the match medalist with a 37, helping the Redhawks pick up a win over the Pacers at Cherry Hill Golf Course Tuesday. 

Ryan Cetto (42), Gabe Solodky (44) and Cade Allenb y (46) scored in the win. Porter Hall also shot a 46 for Frontier. 

Westfield Tech 178, Mohawk Trail 199 — Phineas Tuttman shot a team-low 43 for the Warriors in a loss to the Tigers at East Mountain Country Club on Tuesday. 

Logan Moore (47), Doug Wilcox (53) and Sam Mizula (56) rounded out the Mohawk Trail scorers. 

 Late Monday results


Frontier 3, Longmeadow 2 — It was a thriller in Longmeadow on Monday. 

The Lancers won the fourth set in blowout fashion, 25-7, to force a fifth and final set. Frontier raced out to a 6-0 lead in the fifth but Longmeadow stormed back to take a 14-10 lead. Down to their final point, the Redhawks ripped off four straight to tie it and went on to win the set to come away with a 25-14, 18-25, 25-23, 7-25, 7-15 Eastern League victory. 

Caroline Deane finished with 19 kills and 14 digs in the win. Kate DeMaio, who went on a service run in the fifth, tallied four kills and two aces while Gabby Adams (seven kills, three aces), Emilie Candelaria (five kills), Olivia Machon (three kills, three aces ) and Allie Pierce (33 assists) ca  me up big in the win. 

Girls soccer

Frontier 4, Ware 0 — The Redhawks scored three first half goals, with Maddie Fagan tallying twice and adding an assist, to earn a win over Ware on Monday in South Deerfield. 

Carly Robertson added a first half goal while senior Molly Gates made a penalty kick in the second half. Seniors Maddie Bennett and Mae Hoff added assists while Jocelyn Antes made four saves in goal.