HS Roundup: Frontier volleyball gets to 2-0 with win over Westfield

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Published: 9/8/2022 9:00:04 PM

The Frontier girls volleyball team passed its first two tests of the season with flying colors. 

After earning a win over Minnechaug on Wednesday, the Redhawks followed it up with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-16 sweep of Westfield on Thursday at Goodnow Gymnasium, the team that Frontier split the Eastern League championship with a year ago. 

Eve Dougan led the way with 10 kills and 10 digs in the victory. Caroline Deane had six kills, Sam Baker had four kills and four aces, Kate DeMaio put down four kills, Gabby Adams smashed two kills and Sydney Scanlon distributed 24 assists for Frontier. 

Athol 3, Mahar 0 — The Bears got the better of the Senators in a rivalry match on Thursday, winning the first set 25-18, squeaking out a 27-25 win in the second set before earning a 25-16 victory in the third to come away with a sweep in Orange. 

Alma White put down five kills and three aces, Sydney Gauvin tallied five aces and a kill, Anna Duquette had two kills and Laney Florentino tossed six assists for Athol in the win. 

Emilia Ramos had three kills and an ace, Saylor Kegans tallied three kills and five aces while Cordelia Rhodes and Brianna Dicato each had a kill for Mahar. 

Turners 3, Franklin Tech 0 — Madi  Liimatainen had 16 kills and an ace, Taylor Greene tossed 2 2 assists and put down two kills and an ace, Abbi Holloway smacked seven kills and an ace and Madisyn Dietz had four aces and six digs as the Thunder defeate d the Eagles 25-7, 25-19, 25-18 at Franklin Tech on Thursday. 

Lillian Poirier had a pair of kills an ace and seven assists for Franklin Tech. Faith Smith had an ace and two kills, Lea  Chapman smashed four kills, Shelby O’Leary had an ace and Cordelia Guerin and Skylei LaPan each came up with six digs in the loss. 

Mohawk Trail 3, Greenfield 1 — Riley Giard put down five kills and seven aces while Palmer King had five kills, six assists and 14 aces as the Warriors earned a 25-17, 25-16, 23-25, 25-14 victory over the Green Wave in a Northern League contest in Buckland on Thursday. 

Maddie Lamore recorded six assists and two kills and Sophia Goodnow added three kills in the win. 

Karisma Santana smashed 12 kills and three aces, Rachel Dodge dished nine assists and put down six aces and five kills while Emerald Camero-Rivera had eight assists and three aces for the Greenfield in the loss. 

Wahconah 3, Pioneer 0 — The Warriors jumped out to an early lead against the Panthers and didn’t look back, coming away with a 25-16, 25-6, 25-19 Northern League win in Northfield. 

Olivia Hammond put down five aces and three digs, Erin Killay made seven digs and dished three assists, Avery Johnson had a pair of aces and kills, Addie Harrington tossed six assists, Emma Petersen had a block and four digs and Whitney Dunklee had two aces, a kill and a block. 

Field hockey

Franklin Tech 3, Holyoke 1 — It was a winning start to the 2022 campaign for the Eagles on Thursday.

Kaitlin Trudeau, Lilly Ross and Hannah Gilbert all found the back of the net, and Madison Markwell made 10 saves in net to propel Franklin Tech to a 3-1 independent win in Holyoke.

“Lots of moving parts but we were able to find a formula to win,” Franklin Tech coach Rian Lovett said. “We learned a lot from this game about different aspects of our team.”

Pioneer 7, Palmer 1 — Riley Thayer did a little bit of everything for Pioneer on Thursday against Palmer, scoring twice and adding three assists to lift the Panthers to a 7-1 victory in Northfield. 

Sofia Walker found the back of the cage twice and dished an assist, Lawryn Kalinowski had a goal and an assist, Kelseigh Sargent converted a penalty stroke and had an assist and Avery Sargent scored in the victory. 

Northampton 2, Mohawk Trail 0 — The Blue Devils put one in the cage in the first half and added an insurance goal in the second half to come away with a 2-0 Valley League win over the Warriors in Northampton on Thursday. 

Isabella Epstein had Northampton’s goal in the first half while Pearl Davis scored in the second half. Kaylin Sumner made 15 saves for Mohawk Trail. 

Westfield 7, Mahar 0 — Another big performance in net from Isabella Bisceglia powered the Senators in a Valley League loss to high-powered Westfield on Thursday.

The Bombers led 2-0 after one quarter and 5-0 at halftime. Bisceglia made 25 saves between the pipes, including 15 in the first half to help keep Mahar within range.


Pioneer 14, Turners 10 — Brayden Thayer finished as the match medalist with a round of 40, earning 2.5 points in the Panthers’ 14-10 win over the Thunder at Northfield Golf Club on Thursday. 

Ethan Mauthe took four points in the No. 2 spot with a 44, Ben Werner tallied three points in the No. 3 match with a 43, Hugh Cyhowski earned three points in the No. 4 spot with a 51. Cam Curtis earned 1.5 points in the No. 5 spot (58) while Mike Cyhowski (61) rounded out the Pioneer competitors. 

Joey Mosca earned 1.5 points for the Thunder in the No. 1 spot (41), Jackson Day (51) and Grady Deery (59) each earned a point, Reese Ewell scored 2.5 points (51) and Jackson Talbot earned four points in the No. 6 spot (49) for Turners. Logan Addison (53) also competed for the Thunder. 

Hampshire 23, Mohawk Trail 1 — Phineas Tuttman scored the lone point for the Warriors, shooting a 44 from the No. 1 spot in Mohawk Trail’s loss to the Raiders at Edge Hill Golf Course on Thursday. 

Logan Moore (57), Grady Patenaude (66), Douglas Wilcox (55), Gage Patenaude (58) and Deegan Kelleher (63) competed for the Warriors. 


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