WMass rematch: Frontier tops Wave, 3-0

Recorder Staff
Published: 9/22/2017 11:19:42 PM

In a rematch from last year’s WMass Division II championship game, Frontier Regional School posted a statement victory with a 3-0 win over Greenfield High School in a Valley League field hockey match Friday afternoon in South Deerfield.

After the Green Wave narrowly edged the Red Hawks in last season’s final, it was the Red Hawks that proved that they may be the team to beat in 2017 as Olivia Vecellio scored two goals and added an assist to improve Frontier to 4-1-1 overall and 3-0 in league play.

Frontier used solid forward play and played well overall on defense to earn the victory.

“Our midfield and forward lines are very dynamic,” said Frontier coach Missy Mahar. “The scoring can be spread around on any given night and that makes us difficult to defend. ... I was very happy with how the girls played as a team and came out with great intensity”

McKenzie Patterson opened up the scoring for the Red Hawks on a pass from Vecellio 14 minutes, 44 seconds into the contest for the lone goal of the first half. Vecellio then doubled the lead 8:44 into the second half, and added the final tally 2:45 later on a pass from Patterson.

Skyla Burniske earned the shutout in net for Frontier stopping six shots, while Green Wave goalie Lizzy Howland turned away 18 shots.

Frontier travels to face South Hadley High School on Tuesday while the Green Wave will look to break a rare two-game losing streak Monday night at home against Smith Academy.

Mohawk 5, Southwick 1 — Ashley Walker recorded a hat trick on Friday afternoon and Mohawk Trail Regional High School put the finishing touches on an impressive week with a 5-1 Bi-County League field hockey victory over Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in Southwick.

Walker scored the only two goals of the first half to give the unbeaten Warriors (6-0-0, 3-0-0) a 2-0 lead at the break. She completed her trick in the second half, joining Shelby Sinistore and Lizzie Herzig on the scoreboard after the break. Taylor Williams and Caitlin Johnston each picked up an assist for Mohawk, which went 3-0-0 this week, adding Friday’s win to victories over Turners Falls High School and Greenfield, all three of which are likely tournament-bound teams.

Mohawk outshot the Rams, 38-8. Zia Meyer (three saves) and Emma French (four saves, one goal allowed) combined on the win in net. Clare Stratton stopped 33 shots in the loss.

FC Tech 3, Belchertown 3 — Devon Brown scored a goal and added an assist to help Franklin County Technical School battle back to earn a 3-3 tie with Belchertown High School in a Tri-County League game Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

The Eagles trailed 2-1 at halftime before playing a more efficient second half.

“We regrouped and really passed the ball well in the second half,” said coach Amber Crochier. “We spread the field and played more aggressively and I was very happy with the way we responded.”

Sergio Perez and Erin O’Neill each added goals for the Eagles in support of goalkeeper Kailynn Mason-Emond who blocked nine shots.

Hailley Brown tallied the hat trick, scoring all three goals for the Orioles.

Girls’ volleyball

Mohawk 3, Athol 0 — Lexi Mazza belted 16 kills, six aces and one dig to lead Mohawk to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-22 win over Athol High School in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Friday night in Buckland.

Ashley Reynolds dished out 19 assists, two kills and three aces for the Warriors, while Gabby Shean added two kills, one dig and five blocks, and Julia Massey registered one kill, three aces and three digs.

For Athol, Julia Ramos led the way with one kill, two assists, one dig and three aces, while Haylie Baker chipped in with six aces and two digs.

Turners 3, Greenfield 0 — Hailey Bogusz blasted nine aces and added two kills to keep Turners Falls High School undefeated with a 25-7, 25-9, 25-9 win over Greenfield in a PVIAC Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

Skylar Thompson registered two kills and three aces while Mercedez Morales chipped in with five assists one kill and one ace. Dabney Rollins also played well for Turners Falls (7-0, 5-0 PVIAC North) recording two kills and four aces.

Ravin Graves led the way for the Green Wave with two kills, three digs and one ace.

Turners Falls returns to action on Monday at home against Athol High School and the Green Wave travels Monday to face Pioneer Valley Regional School.

Boys’ soccer

Frontier 4, Chicopee Comp 1 — Ethan LaFleur notched a pair of goals and added an assist, and host Frontier put together a complete effort in a 4-1 win over Chicopee Comprehensive High School Friday in a Moriarty Division boys’ soccer game in South Deerfield.

Ben Arnold and LaFleur scored first-half goals for Frontier (5-0-2, 4-0-0), which beat all four teams in the Moriarty the first time through the schedule. The Red Hawks led 2-1 at halftime.

Connor Bagdon made it 3-1 with a goal in the 63rd minute, while LaFleur finished things up for the 4-1 win. Alex Gheorghita, Zach Hamilton and Connor Waitkus added assists.

“I thought this was our most complete, best game of the season,” lauded Frontier coach Dale Totman, whose team has a tough game Tuesday when it hosts Southwick High School.

Mahar 7, Mohawk 0 — Seven players all scored goals for Mahar Regional School as the Senators rolled to a 7-0 victory over Mohawk in a McGrath Division boys’ soccer game Friday afternoon in Buckland.

Damien Harris, Jacob Temple, Alex Currieg, James Temple, Matt Jenks, Connor McCarthy and Julius Chace all scored for the Senators, while Andrew Herk, Currieg, Jacob Temple, Harris and James Temple all notched assists. Logan Dickey earned the shutout in net with one save.

Wyatt Bandy-Page was busy in net for the Warriors turning away 13 shots.

Athol 3, Granby 2 — Angel Rivera registered a goal and an assist to help Athol High School edge Granby High School, 3-2, in a Schmid Division boys’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Granby.

Rivera and Maysin Tarbell each scored first half goals to give the Red Raiders (4-2-0, 2-2 Schmid) a 2-0 halftime lead. Granby would come all the back in the second half to tie the score a two, with goals from Dylan Moriarty and Ryan Shaw before the Red Raiders clinched the game in the final minutes on an unassisted score from Justin Blake.

Athol returns to the pitch on Tuesday at home against South Hadley High School.

FC Tech 4, Pathfinder — Reuben Galvez scored two goals and tallied an assist as Franklin County Technical School rolled to a 4-0 win over Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in a Tri-County League boys’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Three Rivers.

Anthony Barilone and Jovanni Ruggiano each added scores for the Eagles in support of Grayson Funk who stopped one shot in the shutout.

Trent Santos turned away four shots for Pathfinder.

Girls’ soccer

Dublin 6, Four Rivers 3 — Anna Goldstein registered a hat trick with three second-half goals but Four Rivers Charter School fell short in a 6-3 defeat to the Dublin School in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Greenfield.

The Otters trailed Dublin 4-0 at the half before rallying in the second half to bring the game closer.

Jaden Lebreux and Joy Bohonowicz each played well on defense for Four Rivers in front of Alouette Batteau who blocked 10 shots in net.


FC Tech 24, Central 0 — Mike McGoldrick carded a 5-over 40 and took match medalist honors to lead Franklin County Technical School to a 24-0 win over Central High School in a Bi-County West Division golf match at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Nate Pelletier (46), Travis Cutting (41), Mike Patnode (53), Tyler Raymond (46) and Jordan DiGeorge (56) all swept four points for the Eagles.

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