Schools: Herzig strikes late, Warriors tie Holyoke, 2-2

Recorder Staff
Published: 9/29/2017 11:06:02 PM

Lizzie Herzig tied the game with eight minutes remaining and Mohawk Trail Regional High School remained unbeaten thanks to a 2-2 draw with Holyoke High School in a battle of Bi-County League heavyweights Friday afternoon in Buckland.

“I have no fault with my team. Everybody came out to play today,” Mohawk coach Lynn Hoeppner lauded. “Everybody met or exceeded the goals we set for them today. I continue to see them grow exponentially.”

Katie Keane scored a pair of first-half goals for Holyoke (7-0-1, 3-0-1) and the Purple Knights led 2-1 at intermission. Herzig scored the first-half goal for Mohawk (7-0-1, 3-0-1), assisted by Taylor Williams.

Although Mohawk dominated the second half, it wasn’t until the final eight minutes when Herzig came through with the equalizer. After taking a feed from Shelby Sinistore, Herzig stayed with her initial shot, poking home the rebound to make it a 2-2 game.

Mohawk held a 16-4 advantage and shots and a 10-1 edge in penalty corners. Emma French stopped two shots in the Mohawk goal.

Turners 3, Palmer 1 — Cassidhe Wozniak scored a pair of goals and host Turners Falls High School got back in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Palmer High School in a Bi-County League field hockey game Friday in Turners Falls.

Aly Murphy got the scoring started for the Powertown (5-4-1, 2-3-0), and Wozniak made it a 2-0 lead at intermission with a first-half strike.

Wozniak scored her second of the game in the second half with an assist from Lucy Postera.

Zoe Przybycien scored the lone goal for Palmer (1-7, 0-5).

Turners held an 18-12 edge in shots and also earned 11 penalty corners to nine for the Panthers. Haleigh Greene made 11 saves to earn the win.

Boys’ soccer

Frontier 2, Hampshire 0 — Zach Hamilton scored a goal and tallied an assist as Frontier Regional School scored two second-half goals to down Hampshire Regional High School, 2-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match Friday night in Southampton.

The game remained scoreless until the 65th minute as Ben Arnold launched a cross into the box intended for Ethan Lafleur but the pass hit a Hampshire defender in the hand for a penalty kick. Hamilton stepped up to the penalty spot and gave the Red Hawks the 1-0 lead, firing a shot past Hampshire goalie Mike McColgan for the eventual game-winning goal.

Connor Bagdon doubled the lead 13 minutes later on a give-and-go play from Hamilton to help Frontier to improve to 7-0-2 on the season.

“I thought this was our most complete game of the year,” said Red Hawks coach Dale Totman. “I thought we held possession well and stayed patient on offense. Hampshire played well and they really tried to pack it in on defense, but we found a way to break through in the second half.”

Peter Bronke earned the shutout in net stopping three shots, while McColgan turned away 10 shots.

Frontier returns to action on Monday night in South Deerfield against Monson High School.

Mahar 0, Pittsfield 0 — Alex Gurganus stopped seven shots in net and Mahar Regional School battled to a 0-0 draw against Pittsfield High School in an independent boys’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Pittsfield.

Andrew Herk, Simon Powell and Connor McCarthy all played well on defense for the Senators to earn the hard fought tie.

“It was a really good game today and I am glad we could earn the draw against a quality Division I opponent,” said Mahar coach Dan Guertin. “We had a couple of quality scoring chances and we played well on defense, I am really happy with how we played as a team.”

Mahar generated six shots in the contest compared to seven for Pittsfield. Abi Snowise turned away all six shots for Pittsfield.

Mahar returns to action on Monday afternoon when the Senators travel to face Greenfield High School in a McGrath Division matchup.

Sci-Tech 3, Greenfield 3 — Ricardo Romero scored two late goals to help Greenfield come back from a 3-1 deficit to tie Springfield School of Science & Technology, 3-3, in a McGrath Division boys’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Greenfield.

The Green Wave (0-6-2, 0-4-2 McGrath) trailed 3-1 at halftime as Nehemias Ramirez netted two of his three goals for the CyberCats, but Romero tallied scores in the 72nd and 73rd minutes to secure the point.

“I am hoping this is a turning point in our season,” said Greenfield coach Kent McGahan. “We battled back and this one felt like a win for us and I am hoping this gave our team confidence going into the second half of the season.”

Anjoy Kang-Stryker scored the other Green Wave goal and both Kang-Stryker and John Diaz added assists. Brendan DiAugustino played well in net for Greenfield blocking eight shots.

Franklin Tech 9, Duggan 1 — Anthony Barilone registered a hat trick and Franklin County Technical School tallied nine goals in a 9-1 rout over Duggan Academy in a Tri-County League boys’ soccer match Friday in Springfield.

Bryce Hill added two goals and Reuben Galvez, Jaden Sadlowski and Garrett Cole each scored once as the Eagles posted 16 shots on net.

Barilone added two assists in support of Grayson Funk, who earned the win in net. Jaquan Walters scored the lone goal for Duggan.

Four Rivers 6, Paulo Freire 0 — Mica Van Iderstine tallied a hat trick as Four Rivers Charter School rolled to a 6-0 win over Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer match Friday in Greenfield.

Avani Richardson added two goals and two assists for the Otters and Mac Alimeda knocked in a score. Four Rivers improved to 5-0-1 on the season with the win.

Girls’ soccer

Mahar 4, Smith Voke 0 — Micalyn Mailloux had two goals and one assist on Friday and Mahar Regional School defeated Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School, 4-0, in an independent girls’ soccer game in Northampton.

Mailloux scored the first two goals of the second half to push Mahar’s lead to 3-0 after the Senators (6-0-3) took a 1-0 lead into the break. Tori Tenney and Emma Currier each had an assist on Mailloux’s goals. Mailloux then set up Delaney Parker with 10 minutes to play for the final goal of the game.

Elysha Bedard gave Mahar a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game when she scored on an assist from Hannah Paul.

Mahar outshot the Vikings (5-2-0), 31-4 on the day. Marie Nottleson turned away one shot to earn the shutout. Elizabeth Hardy stopped 22 shots in the loss.

Pioneer 0, Mt. Everett 0 — Leah Fuess made 11 saves on Friday to help Pioneer Valley Regional School to a 0-0 draw against Mt. Everett Regional High School in Northfield.

Pioneer had 10 shots but was unable to find the back of the net. Madison Ullrich made 10 saves in the Mt. Everett goal.


Southwick 20, Pioneer 4 — All six Southwick-Tolland Regional High School golfers shot sub-50 rounds as the the Rams posted a 20-4 victory over Pioneer in an independent golf match Friday afternoon at Northfield Golf Club.

James Longhi led the way for Southwick taking match medalist honors with a 36, while Matt Garrity posted a 37, and Chris Baker followed with a 39.

Kyle Maynard played well for Pioneer posting a 40, and Garrett Cote fired a 44 as each golfer grabbed a point.

Greenfield 17½, St. Mary’s 6½ – Ryan Cote shot a 40 and took 2½ points to help Greenfield earn its second win of the season with a 17½-6½ win over St. Mary’s Parish School in an independent golf match Friday afternoon at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield.

Hunter Roberts played well for the Green Wave carding a 46 and took three points in the No. 2 spot. Jake Cote earned four points out of the No. 4 spot with a 55, and Connor Pedigree shot 57.

Amherst 20, Frontier 4 – Evan Rutherford and Elli Keyser-Hirsh each carded a 40 to help Amherst Regional High School coast to a 20-4 win over Frontier Regional School in an independent golf match Friday afternoon at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

Mikey Corduff played well for the Red Hawks firing a 42 to earn a point, while Kalen Evans shot 45 out of the No. 4 spot.

Frontier (6-5-0, 6-1-0 Suburban West) returns to the course on Tuesday in Amherst against Palmer High School in a battle of the top two Suburban West Division teams.


Sci-Tech 3, FC Tech 1 — Glenysbeth Cruz registered seven aces and six kills to help Sci-Tech defeat Franklin Tech, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19 in a Metro Division girls’ volleyball match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

Reagan Fiske led the way for the Eagles with six kills, three assists and five digs, while Jocelyn Holloway added four aces, five kills and six digs. Also playing well for Franklin Tech was Summer Gaudreau (two aces, four kills and three blocks), and Kimberly Petrowicz (four aces, two kills and three digs).

Mt. Everett 3, Pioneer 2 — Annika Tormanen had two kills, five aces and six digs on Friday but Pioneer suffered a 21-25, 25-15, 25-6, 19-25, 15-12 loss to Mt. Everett Regional High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match in Northfield.

Avery Johnson added five aces and 10 digs in the loss, and Olivia Rowe had three kills, one ace and four blocked shots.

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