H.S. Roundup: Mahar volleyball defeats Hampden Charter to open season 2-0

  • The ball crosses the net during the women's beach volleyball semifinal match between Austria and Lithuania at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dmitry Lovetsky

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Published: 9/8/2023 9:03:43 PM

The Mahar volleyball team won just one match a season ago. 

The Senators have already doubled that win total in the first week of the 2023 season. 

After defeating Pioneer in five sets on Wednesday in their season opener, the Senators followed it up by walking away with a 25-23, 25-12, 13-25, 25-19 independent victory over Hampden Charter West on Friday to begin the season with a 2-0 record. 

Madelynn Burgess led the way with 12 aces, seven assists and two digs for Mahar. Mia Santana put down two aces and three kills, Scarleth Lebron tallied four aces, Mckenzie Scribner finished with four aces and a dig while Hayden Comeau recorded eight aces, six kills, an assist and two digs in the win. 

Turners 3, Athol 0 — Taylor Greene dished out 16 assists while putting down four kills and six aces to lift the Thunder to a 25-9, 25-16, 25-12 win over the Bears in a Northern League contest in Turners on Friday. 

Madi Liimatainen recorded eight kills and an ace while adding four digs while Janelle Massey finished with four aces, one kill and two digs for Turners. 

Laney Florentino finished with three kills, two assists and three aces, Alma White distributed six assists and put down three aces while Abby Lutz made five digs for Athol. 

Mohawk Trail 3, Franklin Tech 1 — The Warriors opened their season with a second straight win, defeating the Eagles 10-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 in a Northern League contest in Turners on Friday. 

Palmer King led the way with nine kills, eight aces and 10 assists, Maddie Cosentino put down seven kills, Sophia Goodnow recorded a trio of aces and kills, Abby Moffatt tallied threee aces while Emma Canaday finished with six assists and two kills for Mohawk Trail. 

Shelby O’Leary had two aces, two digs and three assists, Jenna Petrowicz finished with three digs and five kills while Emma Petersen tallied seven aces and seven kills for Tech.

Pioneer 3, Greenfield 2 — The Panthers and Green Wave battled to a fifth set, one Pioneer won 23-21 to earn a 19-25, 25-18, 25-19, 14-25, 23-21 Northern League victory over Greenfield at Nichols Gymnasium on Friday. 

Kayla Gauthier recorded four aces and a kill, Avery Johnson had a block, seven aces and three kills, Abbie Ray put down five aces while Oceana Duclos finished with two aces and a kill for the Panthers. 

Stella Verlander had five kills and six aces, Savannah recorded six aces and three kills, Mackensie Goncalves finished with 12 kills and seven aces while Odyssea Camero-Rivera dished 14 assists and put down seven aces for the Green Wave. 

Boys soccer

Athol 6, Pathfinder 3 — Chouaga Tchiedjie Blaise Rodas couldn’t be contained on Friday, as he scored a hat trick to lead the Bears past the Pioneers in Thorndike on Friday. 

Elhadj Diallo, Angel Castillo and Caunor Mason also found the back of the net for Athol while Brent Boudreau, Nathan Parayson, Blaise Rodas and Diallo provided assists in the win. 

PVCICS 5, Franklin Tech 0 — The Dragons put five goals in the back of the net in the opening 35 minutes to defeat the Eagles in Turners on Friday. 

Teddy Scott, Julian Lee Choy, James Scott, Nolan Gage and Patrick Canavan-Gosselin scored the PVCICS goals. 

Frontier 8, Southwick 0 — The Redhawks scored three times in the opening 10 minutes and didn’t look back, cruising to a Moriarty League win over the Rams on Friday. 

The game was called with 20 minutes left due to weather. 

Chanhee Son opened the scoring in the first minute before Roscoe Palmer scored in the third and Aidan Valderrama found the back of the net in the ninth minute. Wyatt Finch and Grayson Bishop tallied before the half to give Frontier a 5-0 lead at the break. 

Son, Palmer and Diego Frazier scored in the second half. Chanmin Son, Jack Storm, Chanhee Son, Gus Radnor and Valderrama (2) had the Redhawk assists. Owen Babb made one save in the victory. 

Girls soccer

Hopkins 4, Greenfield 1 — The Golden Hawks scored three times in the first half and added a goal early in the second half to earn an independent win over the visiting Green Wave. 

The game was called in the 47th minute due to lightning. 

Tayler Bergeron had the lone Greenfield tally, scoring in the 40th minute. Chloe Kosciusko, Helen Vissas (2) and Alayna Bailey found the back of the net for Hopkins. 

Field hockey

Longmeadow 1, Frontier 0 — The Lancers scored the lone goal of the game in the third quarter to earn a Suburban League win over the visiting Redhawks on Friday. 

Frontier earned five corners but was unable to put a shot on goal. Kyra Richards made five saves in the defeat. 

   Late Thursday results

Girls soccer

Frontier 2, Holyoke 2 — The Purple  K nights looked to be on thei r way to victory after taking a 2-1 lead in the 77th minute. 

Redhawk Jazzy  Hayes had other ideas. 

Hayes scored off an assist from Carly Robertson in the 79th minute to tie the game, helping Frontier earn a tie in South Deerfield on Thu   rsday. 

“The girls showed a lot of heart tonight,” Frontier coach Andy Rup said. 

It wasn’t the first deficit the Redhawks faced. Holyoke s cored on a PK in the 46th minute but Robertson found the back of the net in the 62nd minute off an assist from Maggie McDermott-White to tie the game, 1-1. Jocelyn Antes played well in net for Frontier. 

 Field hockey

Northampton 4, Mahar 1 — Shea  Woods tallied the goal for the Senators, which dropped their season opener in Valley League action Thurs day night in Orange.

Lillian Rathburn assisted on Woods’ goal, which came in the second quarter and tied the game 1-1 going into halftime. Goalie Zoey Woodard made 10 saves in net for Mahar (0-1).


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