H.S. Roundup: Frontier girls soccer scores twice in the second half to defeat St. Mary’s

Jay LaPrete

Staff Reports

Published: 09-11-2023 9:49 PM

The Frontier girls soccer team has found a way to produce goals during the early portion of the season. 

After scoring a pair of goals in their opener against Holyoke, the Redhawks found the back of the net three times on Monday against St. Mary’s to walk away with a 3-1 Pioneer North victory in Westfield. 

“Tonight was a total team effort,” Frontier coach Andy Rup said. “We were able to connect a few passes which led to a huge advantage in time of possession. I’m very impressed by their effort and unselfish play.”

Carly Robertson opened the Redhawks scoring, finding the back of the net from the right wing off an assist from Madelyn Fagan in the 19th minute. Two minutes before the halftime whistle blew Skyler Steele sent in a corner and Jazzy Hayes was able to connect on it and drive it into the goal to give Frontier a 2-0 lead at the break. 

St. Mary’s cut the lead to 2-1 just 10 minutes into the second half but Robertson added an insurance goal in the 61st minute, lofting a high arching shot over the St. Mary’s keeper from the right wing. Jocelyn Antes, who finished with four saves, didn’t allow another goal for the Redhawks to seal the win. 

Athol 3, Gateway 0 — Kylah Blundon, Elizabeth Mailloux and Hannah Cardoso each found the back of the net to lift the Bears past the Gators in Huntington on Monday. 

Athol led 1-0 at the half. Mailloux dished two assists, Samantha Mailloux tallied an assist while Avalynn Adams made three saves in the win. 

Boys soccer

Franklin Tech 3, Hampden Charter 2 — The Wolves took a 2-1 lead in the 26th minute but the Eagles were able to tie the game before the half, take the lead in the opening minute of the second half and keep Hampden Charter off the scoreboard the rest of the way to earn a Tri-County League win on the road on Monday. 

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Loki Rhodes tied the game up in the 37th minute for Tech before Preston Duvall scored the eventual game-winner in the 41st minute off an assist from Jack Gancarz. 

It was Mason Thurston who had a response for Hampden Charter’s opening goal of the game, which came in the 11th minute, as he scored in the 15th off an assist from Gancarz to even the scoring. The Wolves regained the lead in the 26th minute. 

Riley Pereira made six quality saves in goal for the Eagles. 

Brattleboro 8, Turners 2 — It was the first game back in almost a decade for the Thunder, but Brattleboro, a Division 1 team in Vermont, proved to be too much, as Turners fell on Monday night. 

“The fans were very supportive,” Thunder coach Matt Kolodziej said. “It was nice to have that. Even with the rain we had a lot of people turn out. They played the best they could. I was proud of them. They came alive in the second half.”

Yolvin Ovalle tallied for Turners in the 57th minute before John Ramirez scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute. Brattleboro led 5-0 at the half. 

Golf

Hopkins 167, Athol 221 — Ethan Heuer shot a team-low 45 for the Bears in a loss to the Golden Hawks at Ellinwood Country Club on Monday. 

Brandon Adams (53), Dominik St. Andre (58) and Rafeal Lopez (65) rounded out the Athol competitors. 

Volleyball

Turners 3, Easthampton 0 — Madi Liimatainen led the way with nine kills, six aces and three digs to propel the Thunder to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-13 win over the Eagles in Turners on Monday. 

Taylor Greene dished 18 assists while adding a trio of aces and kill and two digs while Janelle Massey tallied six kills, an ace and two digs for Turners. 

Greenfield 3, Pope Francis 2 — The Green Wave dug themselves out of multiple holes on Monday to force a fifth set which they took to earn their first win of the season with an 11-25, 25-18, 23-25. 25-22. 15-11 win over the Cardinals in Springfield. 

Mackensie Goncalves smashed 16 kills, Odyssey Camaro Rivera distributed 13 assists while adding six aces while Addison Rotkiewicz tallied five aces and four kills in the victory for Greenfield. 

SICS 3, Athol 1 — The Bears dropped the opening two sets and were unable to even things up, falling 25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 15-25 in an independent contest in Springfield on Monday. 

Anna Duquette finished with five kills and six aces, Alma White dished 16 assists and added two aces, Laney Florentino recorded 16 assists and an ace while Olivia Mayer had three kills in the loss. 

Field hockey

Agawam 0, Frontier 0 — While the Redhawks were able to outshoot the Brownies 13-6, nothing found the back of the cage as Frontier had to settle for a scoreless draw in a Suburban League contest in South Deerfield on Monday. 

Kyra Richards stopped all six shots she faced for the Redhawks.

Westfield 10, Mahar 0 — Norah Bargatti, Audrey Leonard and Leah Shea each scored twice for  the Bombers in a Valley League win over the visiting Senators on Monday. 

Zoey Woodard made 21 saves for Mahar.