School roundup: Franklin Tech rallies to beat Duggan

  • 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: 9/25/2019 10:28:30 PM

Trailing two sets to one and on the road, the Franklin Tech volleyball team banded together to capture its second consecutive match on Wednesday.

Kelly Trudeau put down seven aces and a pair of kills, and Emily Ryan led the offense with eight kills, as the visiting Eagles came from behind to defeat Duggan Academy, 25-15, 21-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-12, in an independent volleyball match played in Springfield.

“We didn’t force anything, just got back to basic, fundamental volleyball,” offered Tech coach Jade Cuevas of the comeback.

Faith Smith added fives aces, two kills and a block, while Ryan also had a block and an ace.

Franklin Tech (2-6) goes for its third straight win today against Renaissance.

Turners 3, Pioneer 0 — Host Pioneer played well in the opening frame, but Turners Falls righted the ship from there en route to a 25-23, 25-9, 25-9 sweep of the Panthers in a Northern Division match at Messer Gymnasium on Wednesday.

“They played great the first set, but they kind of lost confidence after that and it was game over,” Pioneer coach Claire Brennan said of her club.

Turners (8-2, 7-0) received seven aces and two kills from Steph Peterson, while Hailey Bogusz had a strong night with seven aces, six assists and five kills. Lindsay Whiteman tossed in three kills and a pair of aces.

Pioneer (1-7, 1-5) received four aces and a kill from Lily Faille, while teammates Emily Tibbetts (two aces, one kill) and Abby Briggs (two kills, one dig) also contributed.

Mahar 3, Mohawk Trail 0 — Deanna Smith recorded 10 of her team’s 27 aces, helping host Mahar roll to a 25-15, 25-8, 25-11 win over Mohawk Trail in a Northern match, Wednesday in Orange.

The Senators (5-5, 4-2) received four aces apiece from Hailee Meeker, Madison Harrington, Makayla Mathurin and Quincey Drew.

Meeker and Saylor Kegans totaled three kills apiece to pace the offense, while Drew had two kills and Harrington dished our six assists. The back row received three digs each from Smith and Drew.

Mohawk Trail (2-7, 1-4)  picked up three kills and two assists from Octavia Crawford. Cassidy Upton (two kills, four digs), Alex Lilly (five digs) and Hannah Plesnar (two kills, four digs) were other key contributors for the Warriors.

Minnechaug 3, Frontier 1 — In a PVIAC Eastern League battle of heavyweights, host Minnechaug outlasted Frontier, 25-20, 21-25, 25-10, 25-21 on Wednesday in Wilbraham.

“Minnechaug played very well and is probably the best team in (WMass) right now,” Frontier coach Sean MacDonald said. “We’re still experiencing some growing pains and struggling with things on our side of the net. We’re taking steps forward and then back.”

Frontier (5-4, 1-2) received 11 kills from Olivia Deane and 15 assists from Olivia Rosewarne. Reilly Isler topped the defensive leaders with 15 digs, while Rosewarne and Deane had 12 digs apiece and Abbe Roberts added 11.

Jalen Sullivan put down three kills and Jillian Apanell and Charlotte Doulette (one block) each added two kills.

Boys soccer

Eagles hang with Hopkins

Host Franklin Tech battled for 80 minutes with perennial power Hopkins Academy Wednesday night, but the visiting Golden Hawks had enough in the tank to capture a 3-0 victory in an independent game in Turners Falls.

“I was very pleased with the effort,” Franklin Tech coach Kurt Richardson said. “There was a lot of energy, especially coming off a 4 p.m. game (Tuesday) against Westfield Tech.”

Andy Czjakowski, Bobby Klesch and Chris Mushenski were the goal scorers for Hopkins, which held a 15-8 edge in shots. Eagles goalie Matt Regnier recorded 12 saves.

Smith Academy 2, Mohawk Trail 0 — Ryan Herlihy and Riley Intrator each tallied, as host Smith Academy scored a 2-0 victory over Mohawk Trail in an independent boys soccer game Wednesday in Hatfield.

Herlihy made it a 1-0 game with a first-half tally, and Intrator added the insurance early in the second half to help the Falcons edge the Warriors.

Reuben Bassett recorded 12 saves in net for Mohawk Trail (5-3-1), which put three shots on the Smith goal that were turned away by Ryan Belina.

The Warriors host Sabis today.

Girls soccer

Senators explode late, knock off rival Raiders

For 75 minutes, host Athol did everything it had to do in order to keep high-powered Mahar in check.

But you can’t keep Delaney Parker down for long, and the Mahar junior finally broke through with the game’s first goal in the 75th minute of Wednesday night’s Pioneer North girls soccer game. Parker added another one as the Senators notched three goals in about 90 seconds to turn a 0-0 game into a 3-0 victory under the lights at O’Brien Field in Athol.

“She made a nice play, scored a nice goal and after that we had a couple real bad bounces go in (Mahar’s) favor,” Athol coach Tim Cleveland said of the late-game flurry. “But I’m happy with the way my team played. We finally stepped up and played a good game so, hopefully, we can use that as a positive going forward.”

Sienna Moore also scored for the Senators, which stayed undefeated at 7-0 overall, 6-0 in the North. Maddie Lloyd made seven saves to earn the shutout.

Athol’s Haley Wrigley recorded 10 saves in net.

■ In action from Tuesday, Athol fell at home to Ware, 6-1.

Emma Bacigalupo scored for Athol, with Ally Raymond assisting. Wrigley made nine saves for the Red Raiders. 

Field hockey

High-powered ’Chaug edges Hawks

One game removed from an 8-0 loss to Longmeadow, the Frontier field hockey team responded nicely against arguably the second-best team in Western Mass.

The host Red Hawks took an early lead, but Minnechaug tied things later in the first half and notched the game-winner with just over 20 minutes remaining to capture a tight 2-1 victory in an independent contest Wednesday in South Deerfield.

“It was a good, bounce back performance,” said Frontier coach Missy Mahar of her team’s showing. “The girls played hard, they left everything on the field. I can’t be disappointed.”

Lila Roche netted the game’s opening tally with 11:37 remaining in the opening half, taking a feed from Alyson Barnes and giving Frontier (6-2) a 1-0 advantage.

Minnechaug’s Grace Crochiere tied the game and Julia Mastrio buried the eventual game-winner in the second half.

The Falcons held a 16-4 edge in shots on goal, with Frontier goalie Skyla Burniske making 14 saves.

Mahar 2, Murdock 0 — A couple first-half goals by the Senators made the difference in the 2-0 home win over Murdock, Wednesday.

Chris Vezina and Sophia Whitman scored for Mahar with Gracie Marsh providing an assist.

Isabella Bisceglia did not have to make a save in the shutout.

Turners Falls 7, Palmer 0 — Ella Guidaboni scored her first varsity goal for the Thunder in a convincing 7-0 independent home win over the Panthers on Wednesday.

Turners had a 5-0 halftime lead and received two goals and an assist from Kaylin Voudren.

Paige Sulda, Olivia Whittier, Lindsay Davenport and Kendra Campbell also scored for Turners. Brooke Thayer and Davenport added assists.

Haleigh Greene made two saves for the shutout.


Warriors tripped up by Hampshire

A balanced performance from the Mohawk Trail golf team was not enough to unseat Hampshire, which captured an 18½-5½ victory in an independent match Wednesday at Edge Hill.

The Warriors (2-8) had five of their six players finish within five strokes of each other, led by Sam Thompson’s 52 in the No. 1 spot. Austin Parker was the team’s top scorer with 2½ points at No. 5 (57), while Phineas Tuttman shot 54 and won 1½ points at No. 2. Gage Patenaude shot 58 and Douglas Wilcox shot 57, with both players contributing points toward the team total.

Southwick 24, Mahar 0 — Senior Tucker Ninteau’s 42 was the low round for the Senators, but the club ran into a formidable foe in Southwick on Wednesday. The visitors Rams picked up a 24-0 independent victory at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.

Southwick’s Matthew Garrity broke par in his match with Ninteau at No. 1, as he shot a 1-under 34 to win all four points.

Mahar’s Andrew Finch shot 54 while teammate Cam Doyle carded a 56 at No. 3.


Annie Kane scored the game-tying goal in the second half to help Deerfield Academy snag a 1-1 draw with Taft School in girls soccer action, Wednesday.

Elsewhere, the DA field hockey team scored a 3-2 win over Milton. The boys soccer team lost to Taft, 1-0, while the volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Loomis and the boys water polo team fell to Suffield, 15-6.

Minnechaug 2, Frontier 1









Goals: (M) Crochiere, Mastrio. (F) Roche.

Assists: (M) none. (F) Barnes.

Shots: Minnechaug 16. Frontier 4.

Saves: (M) Petruzzelli 3. (F) Burniske 14.

Corners: Minnechaug 12. Frontier 3.

Turners 7, Palmer 0









Goals: (TF) Voudren 2, Sulda, Whittier, Davenport, Campbell, Guidaboni

Assists: (TF) Tela, Thayer, Voudren, Davenport.

Shots: Palmer 2. Turners 22.

Saves: (P) Bly 15. (TF) Greene 2.

Corners: Palmer 1. Turners 11.

Mahar 2, Murdock 0









Goals: (Ma) Whitman, Vezina

Assists: (Ma) Marsh

Shots: Murdock 0. Mahar 15.

Saves: (Mu) Dypuis 13 (Ma) Bisceglia 0

Corners: Murdock 1. Mahar 13.


Mahar 3, Athol 0









Goals: (M) Parker 2, Moore.

Shots: Mahar 13. Athol 7.

Saves: (M) Lloyd 7. (A) Wrigley 10.

Ware 6, Athol 1 (Tuesday)









Goals: (W) Davis 2, Hess 2, Bell 2 (A) Bacigalupo

Assists: (W) Dugay (A) Raymond

Saves: (W) Hayman 4. (A) Wrigley 9.


Hopkins 3, FC Tech 0





FC Tech




Goals: (H) Czjakowski, Klesch, Mushenski.

Assists: (H) Cooke, Michalak.

Shots: Hopkins 15. FC Tech 8.

Saves: (H) Berg 8. (FT) Regnier 12.

Smith Academy 2, Mohawk 0





Smith Academy




Goals: (SA) Herlihy, Intrator.

Assists: (SA) Buckingham, Graves.

Shots: Mohawk 5. Smith Academy 19.

Saves: (M) Bassett 12. (SA) Belina 3.

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