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School roundup: Greenfield field hockey blanks West Springfield

  • Greenfield’s Amber Taylor, left, drives down the field defended by West Springfield’s Evelyn Morrissette in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Kaylah Eggsware carries the ball upfield against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Katie Haselton takes a shot against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Tess Rancourt takes a penalty shot against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Katie Haselton takes a shot against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Amber Taylor (5) fights for a possession of a rebound against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Racquel Provost feeds the ball into the circle against West Springfield in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Lillia Kachelmeyer fights for possession against West Springfield’s Nora Cauley in the first half Wednesday evening at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

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Published: 9/18/2019 10:37:14 PM
Modified: 9/18/2019 10:37:02 PM

Amber Taylor and Lilia Kachelmeyer scored for the Greenfield High School field hockey team  in a 2-0 win over West Springfield at Veterans Field on Wednesday night. 

Both unassisted goals, one in each half, came from bouncing rebounds off goalie pads. 

Greenfield had to deal with some physical play from the Terriers in the independent match up.

“The other team was very physical,” Greenfield coach Erin Thayer said. “We didn’t move to the ball well. We need to step to the ball better to create more possession and get the ball down the field.” 

Greenfield had 14 shots and 12 corners on the night. 

“We waited too much,” Thayer said. “Too much standing and watching, it changes the game.”

Ainslee Flynn made one save for Greenfield, who doesn’t have a game until next Wednesday against Agawam. 

“A win is a win and tomorrow is a new day,” Thayer said. “We will start working on things we didn’t do well.  We are going to get ready for Agawam and definitely go at it.”

Greenfield lost 3-1 to the Brownies in its season opener.

Franklin Tech 2, Palmer 1 — Trailing 1-0 at the half, Franklin Tech knew they needed to kick it up a gear to come out with a victory. 

They did just that, scoring two second half goals off the stick of Jenny Currier to give them the victory. 

“Going down by one lit a fire under us, Eagle coach Rian Lovett said. “I kinda laid into them a little bit. We had so many opportunities in the first half and we just couldn’t finish. Our goals weren’t crazy shots, we just put it in the circle and finished.”

Logan Addison picked up an assist in the win. 

Belchertown 5, Athol 0 – Samantha Kenniff made 22 saves for the Red Raiders but the offense could not get going in a road loss against the Orioles in Tri County play.

Belchertown out-shot Athol 27-2.

Amherst 2, Pioneer 0 – The Panthers controlled play for most of the second half against the Hurricanes, but could not find the net in a road loss in a Tri County contest.

Athena  Fowler-Shaw  made 18 saves for the Panthers.

Mohawk 0, Holyoke 0 – The Warriors did everything except find the net in a draw with the Purple Knights at home in a Tri County match up. 

The Warriors had seven shots while Holyoke did not make an attempt on net.

Mohawk also had a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners. 

Kordaryl Kendall did not make have to make a save, while Cheyenne Dunn made seven saves for Holyoke.

Smith Academy 2, Turners Falls 1 -- The Thunder had a first half lead, but it slipped away in in a road loss to the Falcons in a Bi-County match up.

Brynn Tela scored a first half goal assisted by Paige Sulda to give the Thunder a first half lead.

Haleigh Greene made 18 saves for Turners.

Southwick 7, Mahar 0 — Emily Martin scored four goals as the Rams’ offense outpaced the Senators in a Bi-County game played in Southwick. 

The Rams out-shot Mahar 25-1 in the contest, with Bella Bisceglia making 18 saves in net for the Senators. 

Girls Volleyball

Turners falls on the road

Dabney Rollins had seven kills and four aces, but the Turners Falls volleyball team was swept on the road against Chicopee in an independent contest.

Set scores were 25-18, 27-25 and 25-16. 

Hailey Bogusz had six kills and had an active match setting her teammates with 12 assists. 

Taylor Greene chipped in with four kills and four assists for the Thunder.

Madi Liimantainen added two aces, three kills and two blocks for Turners.

Easthampton 3, Mahar 1 – The Senators dropped an independent match on the road against the Eagles, 25-17, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-16.

Hailie Meeker led the Senators with seven kills.

Quincey Drew topped Mahar with four aces and eight digs while Madison Harrington contributed eight assists to lead the team. 

Gracie Fournier added four digs for Mahar.  

Belchertown 3, Athol 0 – The Red Raiders were swept on the road in the independent matchup on the road. 

Set scores were 25-23, 25-12 and 25-6.

Setter Lexi Forte had six assists and four aces for the Red Raiders.

Alexis Carrasquillo registered four kills for Athol. 

Holyoke 3, Franklin Tech 0 – Maggie Charlton went for four aces, but the Eagles lost to the Purple Knights on the road in independent play.

Set scores were 25-8, 25-9 and 25-9.

South Hadley 3, Mohawk 0 — Octavia Crawford had two kills, three assists and four digs, but it wasn’t enough to come away with a victory for Mohawk, as South Hadley won three straight sets — 25-4, 25-22 and 25-10 — to take the independent match at home. 

Clare Wasileski had an assists and two digs in the loss, while Elly Patnode had two kills and a pair of digs and Alex Lilly had a kill, six digs and two aces. 

Boys Soccer

Warriors pick up another victory

Two goals from Keeman Ramirez pushed Mohawk past Drury, 2-1, in an independent match played in Buckland. 

Tyler Dubreuil and Rosco Palmer picked up assists in the win. 

Drury outshot the Warriors 22-15 in the game, but Reuben Bassett made 15 saves in goal to keep the Blue Devil offense at bay. 

Girls Soccer

St. Mary’s shuts out Tech

The Franklin Tech girls soccer team ran into a hot-scoring duo in an independent 5-0 home loss to St. Mary’s at home on Wednesday. 

Emma Goodreau had four goals while Allie Goodreau added another for the Saints.

Allie Goodreau went over 100 points for her career on Monday.

Emily Merritt made eight saves in net for Franklin Tech.  

Boys Cross Country

Thor brings the thunder

In a boys cross county meet at the Woodward Complex, Thor Mead ran a meet best 19 minutes, 57 seconds for the Mahar Regional boys on Wednesday.

The time helped give the Senators a 17-46 win over Smith Voke and a 22-39 win over Pioneer Valley Regional.

Liam DiDonato placed third overall for the Senators (22:20).

The Panthers grabbed a win over Smith Voke, 26-29.

Noah DeRuiter finished in 21:53 for the Panthers placing second overall. 

Girls Cross Country 

Baldwin and Clary
pace Panthers

Pioneer Valley Regional got the first and second place finishers overall in a 22-33 win over Smith Voke at the Woodward Complex.

Samantha Baldwin (26:51) and Allison Clary (26:54) sped ahead of the pack for Pioneer in the win.

Mahar did not have participants in the female race. 



Mohawk 2, Drury 1









Goals: (D) DeMayo. (M) Ramirez (2).

Assists: (D) McGuire. (M) Dubreuil, Palmer.

Saves: (D) Chen 7. (M) Bassett 15.


St. Mary’s 5, Franklin Tech 0

St. Mary’s








Goals: (SM) E. Goodreau 4, A. Goodreau.

Assists: (SM) Podolyanchuk, Collins.

Saves: (SM) Willenborg 1 (FT) Merritt 8.


Belchertown 5, Athol 0









Goals: (B) K. Cooper 2, Messier, Olden, A. Cooper

Assists: (B) Boutin, Messier 2, Wrona

Shots: Athol 2; Belchertown 27.

Saves: (A) Kenniff 22. (B) A. Rothstein 1 E. Rothstein 1

Corners: Athol 2 ; Belchertown 9 .

Franklin Tech 2, Palmer 1

Franklin Tech








Goals: (FT) Currier (2). (P) Hershowitz.

Assists: (FT) Logan Addison, . (P) Cosby.

Shots: Franklin Tech 7. Palmer 3.

Saves: (FT) Belino 2. (P) Bly 5.

Corners: Franklin Tech 6. Palmer 9.

Amherst 2, Pioneer 0









Goals: (A)Sweeting, Schilling

Assists: None

Shots: Pioneer 3. Amherst 20.

Saves: (P) Fowler-Shaw 18 (A) Sullivan 3

Corners: Pioneer 10. Amherst 10

Southwick 7, Mahar 0









Goals: (S) Martin (4), Glynn, Longhi (2).

Assists: (S) Fox, Glynn, Grimaldi.

Shots: Mahar 1. Southwick 25.

Saves: (M) Bisceglia 18. (S) Stratton 1.

Corners: Mahar 1. Southwick 18.

Smith Academy 2, Turners 1

Smith Academy








Goals: (SA) McCoy, Cavanaugh. (T) Tela

Assists: (SA) Novak (T) .

Shots: Smith Academy 20. Turners 2.

Saves: (SA) Dobson 1. (T) Greene 0

Corners: Smith Academy 11. Turners 2.

Holyoke 0, Mohawk 0









Goals: None.

Assists: None.

Shots: Holyoke 0. Mohawk 7.

Saves: (H) Dunn 1. (M) Kendall 0.

Corners: Holyoke 1; Mohawk 9.

Greenfield 2, West Springfield 0

West Springfield








Goals: (G) Taylor, Kachelmeyer

Assists: None

Shots: West Springfield 1. Greenfield 15

Saves: (WS) Fleury 12 (G) Flynn 1.

Corners: West Springfield 1. Greenfield 12.


Mahar 22 , Pioneer 39
Mahar 17, Smith Voke 46
Pioneer 26, Smith Voke 29

(at Mahar, 3.1 miles)

1. Thor Mead (M) 19:57

2. Noah DeRuiter (P) 21:53

3. Liam DiDonato (M) 22:20

4. Brian Bodenstein (P) 22:49

5. Alex Plotner (M) 22:52

6. Trevonte Moore (SV) 23:35

7. Cirdan Kearns (M) 23:44

8. Marshall Ames (M) 24:05

9. Daniel Kidwell (M) 24:51

10. Jeff LaPlante (M) 24:51

Girls XC

Pioneer 22, Smith Voke 33

(at Mahar, 3.1 miles)

1. Samantha Baldwin (P) 26:51

2. Allison Clary (P) 26:54

3. Tot-Lupien (SV) 30:10

4. Amelia Fowler-Shaw (P) 30:13

5. Lucy Koester (P) 30:14

6. Timmerman (SV) 38:19

7. Hall (SV) 44:17

8. Mason (S) 46:42

9. Bermudez (S) 47:30

10 Goodwin (P) 47:33 

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