High schools: Emma Savoy scores twice as Greenfield blanks Pioneer, 4-0

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Published: 4/5/2021 9:15:09 PM

It was relentless pressure from start to finish for the Greenfield girls soccer team on Monday.

The Green Wave outshot Pioneer 31-7 and scored three first-half goals to pave the way to a 4-0 victory in Northfield.

“We had very similar possession time and opportunities in the first half,” Pioneer coach Nikki Pullen said. “[Greenfield was] able to capitalize on their opportunities and we didn’t.”

Victoria Marin opened the scoring for Greenfield nine minutes in, picking up an assist from former Panther Azemina Cecunjanin.

Emma Savoy scored the next two for the Green Wave, both unassisted. The first came at the 21-minute mark and the second in the 26th minute.

Eva Pruitt-Dahl had the final tally for Greenfield, finding the back of the net at the 58-minute mark with Marin picking up the assist on the play.

Charlotte Kahler came up with 14 saves for Pioneer, many coming in the second half. Makayla Valente stopped four shots in goal to earn the shutout for the Green Wave.

Girls volleyball

Franklin Tech 3, Mahar 0 — Maggie Charlton and Faith Smith both had big nights from the service line, and host Franklin Tech cruised to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 sweep of Mahar in girls volleyball action Monday in Turners Falls.

“I think we played up to par and it was nice to see some energy from the girls on a Monday,” Franklin Tech coach Jade Cuevas said.

Charlton put down five aces for the Eagles, as did Smith, who also tossed in a pair of kills. Lillian Poirier did a little bit of everything in the win, dishing out four assists to go with four digs, two kills and an ace.

Saylor Kegans scored four kills and three aces for the Senators, with Makayla Mathurin adding a kill and three aces and Keanna Thompson tossing six assists.

Next up for Franklin Tech is an away trip Wednesday to play perennial powerhouse Frontier.

Greenfield 3, Pioneer 1 — Korynne Callahan had 11 aces and six kills while Cassie Mattei, Kelsey Richardson and Morgan Bardwell each did a little bit of everything to lead the Green Wave to a 26-24, 27-25, 17-25, 25-23 victory over the Panthers Monday in Northfield.

Mattei recorded seven kills, six digs and five aces for Greenfield in the win, with Richardson finishing with six kills, five aces and four digs and Bardwell dishing eight assists and knocking seven aces.

Alana Redeker and Lily Faille each had it going in the service station, both recording nine aces for Pioneer. Faille added two kills while Emily Tibbetts had five aces, two blocks and three digs in the loss.

Frontier 3, Athol 0 — Taking on defending Div. 3 state champion Frontier, Athol coach Donna Lajoie knew coming away with a victory would be a difficult task Monday. Instead, she wanted to see her team show fight and compete to the end.

The Bears did just that, keeping it close in the first and third sets but ultimately falling via a 25-21, 25-7, 25-20 margin in Athol.

“I was very proud of the girls today,” Lajoie said. “During practice last week, I made it clear that my expectation was that a win today would be tough and all I wanted out of them was that they play the best volleyball they can and have fun. Other than the second set, that is exactly what they did.”

Olivia Rosewarne and Sydney Scanlon each had 13 assists for Frontier. Olivia Deane led the way with six kills, with Jillian Apanell and Elise Friedrichs each recording four kills in the win.

Lindsey LeBlanc had three assists and a block for Athol, with Kennedy Vaillancourt adding an assist and two kills. Lexi Forte had two assists while Kate Mahan had three kills and a few big digs in the first set.

Turners 3, Mohawk Trail 1 — After losing the first set, the Thunder stormed back to take the next three and earn a 3-1 victory over the Warriors in Buckland on Monday.

Mohawk Trail earned a contested 25-23 win in the opening set, with Turners responding with 25-15, 25-19 and 25-17 victories in the ensuing three sets.

Taylor Greene dished 17 assists and added five aces and one kill for the Thunder. Madi Liimatainen scored 10 aces and nine kills while Emily Young finished with nine aces and seven kills in the win.

Elly Patnode led the Warriors with six kills, two assists, four digs and seven aces in the loss. Alex Lilly added a kill, four assists and five digs, Palmer King had six kills, four assists and three digs and Octavia Crawford had six kills, six assists and three digs for Mohawk Trail.


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