H.S. Roundup: Kait Trudeau scores 100th point as Franklin Tech field hockey tops Mahar 

Franklin Tech’s Kaitlin Trudeau celebrates after scoring  against Nantucket during the MIAA Div. 4 postseason last fall. Trudeau recorded six points Thursday against Mahar, giving her 100 for her career.

Franklin Tech’s Kaitlin Trudeau celebrates after scoring against Nantucket during the MIAA Div. 4 postseason last fall. Trudeau recorded six points Thursday against Mahar, giving her 100 for her career. STAFF FILE PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Staff Writer

Published: 09-14-2023 8:36 PM

 By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS – It was a milestone day for Kait Trudeau on Thursday. 

The Franklin Tech field hockey senior entered Thursday’s game against Mahar sitting at 94 career points and put up a monster offensive performance, scoring three goals and three assists to reach the 100-career point milestone while also helping the Eagles earn a 7-0 victory. 

“It feels surreal,” Trudeau said. “It doesn’t feel real at this point. Every pregame [Franklin Tech coach Rian Lovett] tells us to come up with a personal and team goal. My goal today was to get the six points and win. It took a lot of work to do this. I put in a lot of work on my own time and focused on getting better over the summer through clinics and practice. It all comes together.” 

Lovett noted that Trudeau has put in a ton of work since she started with the Eagles and said that the senior is someone who has always put winning above personal accomplishments. 

“Kait is one of the hardest working players I have ever had,” Lovett said. “She gives 100 percent all the time. On her days off she’s out here shooting and passing with her teammates. She’s a great athlete and isn’t selfish. I love that about her. Half of those 100 points are probably assists. Her goal has always been to win, not about scoring points.” 

Hannah Gilbert tallied two goals while Mckenzie Sourdiffe-Phelps and Lili Inman also tallied in the win. Zoey Woodard made 10 saves for Mahar. 

Frontier 5, West Springfield 0 — The Redhawk offense has come alive. 

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After failing to produce a goal in its first four games Frontier exploded for three first quarter goals against the Terriers and tacked on two more to cruise to a Suburban League victory in South Deerfield on Thursday. 

Kate Walker kicked off the scoring in the first quarter off an assist from Macy DeMaio. It was Walker’s first varsity goal. Ashley Taylor then had an unassisted tally before Rowan Reilly scored off a dish from Stella Heflin to give the Redhawks a 3-0 lead after 15 minutes. 

Walker made it a 4-0 game in the second quarter off an assist from Brynna Fahey before Hailey Hutkoski scored off a pass from Claire Kirkendall in the third quarter to complete Frontier scoring. 

Kyra Richards and Abby Schreiber were in goal for the Redhawks in the shutout. 

Boys soccer

Frontier 1, Mahar 0 — It was a big early season showdown in the Moriarty League between the Frontier and Mahar boys soccer teams on Thursday. 

The Redhawks came into the game with a trio of blowout league wins over Lenox (6-1), Southwick (7-0) and South Hadley (4-0) but got their toughest test to date against the Senators, which had defeated Southwick 8-0 in their lone league contest.

Frontier tallied the opening goal on Thursday in the 38th minute off the foot of Chanhee Son. That goal proved to be the difference, as the Redhawk defense didn’t allow a fast paced Mahar attack to find the back of the net, with Frontier staying unbeaten with a 1-0 victory at Herlihy Park. 

Chanmin Son had the assist on the goal. Owen Babb stopped both shots he faced for Frontier while Tristen Gaj made seven saves for the Senators. 

Greenfield 3, Gateway 0 — Following a scoreless first half the Green Wave were able to put three shots into the back of the net during the final 40 minutes of action to pull away with a Schmid League victory over the Gators in Greenfield on Thursday. 

Clivens Carter Michel put Greenfield on the scoreboard in the 44th minute off an assist from William Pierre. Heskey Samu had a goal to remember in the 61st minute, scoring on a corner kick that went into the goal without being touched by a player in the field to give the Green Wave a two-goal cushion. 

Carter Michel tallied his second goal of the game in the 63rd minute, with Joseph Hendrick Jean providing the assist. Liam Grahame-Lawson made one save in the win. 

Granby 3, Pioneer 2 — The Rams led 1-0 at the half before both teams put two goals in during the final 40 minutes of action, with Granby walking away with a Schmid League victory over the visiting Panthers on Thursday. 

Kurt Redeker and Alex McClelland finished with the Pioneer goals while Ty Ellis made six saves in the loss. 

Golf

Turners 161, Greenfield 170 — Joey Mosca had himself a day at the Country Club of Greenfield, shooting a match-low 32 to lift the Thunder to a Bi-County East win over the Green Wave on Thursday. 

Grady Deery (42), Jackson Day (43) and Reese Ewell (44) helped propel Turners to the victory.

Bryce Avery shot a 39 to lead Greenfield while Johnny Marchefka (40), Preston Lafleur (45) and Conner Bergeron (46) rounded out the Green Wave scorers. 

Frontier 173, Athol 231 — Cam Skiffington shot a match-low 39 to help lift the Redhawks to an independent win over the Bears at Ellinwood Country Club on Thursday. 

Ryan Cetto (42), Addy Wood (45) and Cade Allenby (47) rounded out the Frontier scorers.

Ethan Heuer (53), Dominik St. Andre (57), Brandon Adams (60) and Rafeal Lopez (61) were the Athol scorers in the loss. 

Girls volleyball

Mohawk Trail 3, Athol 0 — The Warriors earned their third win of the season on Thursday, coming out on top with a 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 Northern League victory over the Bears in Buckland. 

Palmer King recorded 10 assists and nine kills, Emma Canaday put down four kills, Riley Giard finished with three kills and two aces while Maddie Cosentino cracked two kills for Mohawk Trail. 

Anna Duquette finished with three kills and an ace, Alma White dished 18 assists and put down two aces while Giana Vaillancourt had 15 assists and two aces for Athol. 

Franklin Tech 3, Greenfield 0 — Lea Chapman led the way with 10 kills, one dig, two aces, an assist and three blocks while Jenna Petrowicz put down seven aces and three kills as the Eagles rolled to a 25-15, 25-10, 25-19 Northern League win over the Green Wave at Nichols Gymnasium on Thursday. 

Shelby O’Leary had a kill and five assists, Skylei LaPan recorded four aces and a kill while Emma Petersen made five digs for Tech.

For Greenfield, Mackensie Goncalves finished with six kills and four aces, Odyssea Camero Rivera dished nine assists while adding three aces and five digs, Stella Verlander tallied three aces and four kills while Addie Rotkiewicz put down six aces in the loss. 

Turners 3, Mahar 0 — Taylor Greene distributed 14 assists while adding a kill and eight aces while Madi Liimatainen smashed six kills and three aces in the Thunders’ 25-9, 25-12, 25-15 win over the Senators in Turners on Thursday. 

Janelle Massey put down three kills and two aces while Maddie Dietz recorded a kill and two aces for Turners. 

Hayden Comeau finished with one kill and two digs, McKenzie Scribner came up with six digs while Mia Santana, Kamryn Hart and Scaleth Aranda Lebron each had an ace for Mahar. 

Late Wednesday results

Girls soccer

Athol 7, Pathfinder 0 – The Bears improved to a perfect 3-0 on the season with a dominant victory on Wednesday night at O’Brien Field.

Athol, which led 6-0 at halftime, has outscored opponents 13-1 through three games. Liz Mailloux led the offense with a hat trick, while Hannah Cardosa tallied a pair of goals and Samantha Mailloux and Alauna Choquette each found the back of the net.

Kylah Blundon dished out three assists for Athol, while Liz Mailloux added two assists. Maddi David and Samantha Mailloux also registered helpers, and goalies Ava Adams (two saves) and Samantha Mailloux (one) combined for the shutout.

Field hockey

East Longmeadow 9, Mahar 0 – It was another top-notch opponent on the schedule for the young Senators Wednesday night, as they fell to Valley League foe East Longmeadow in Orange.

Goalie Zoey Woodard made 21 saves in a busy outing between the pipes for Mahar, which fell to 0-3.

Boys soccer

Athol 6, Franklin Tech 1 – The Bears improved to 3-0 on the season with another lopsided victory on Wednesday night in Turners Falls.

Karim Thompson, Nathan Parayson, Chouaga Tchiedjie Blaise Rodas, Trace Flynn, Elhadi Diallo and Amara Keita all tallied for Athol in a balanced scoring effort. Antonio Carbone assisted on two of the Bears’ strikes.

Jaxon Kotwright-Clark scored  the Franklin Tech goal with an assist from Preston Duvall.