Schools: Birch bars the door on Orioles, 4-0

  • Above, Mahar’s Gracie Marsh (11) rips a shot for a goal past Belchertown goalie Kiersten Laramee during first-half action of the host Senators’ 4-0 independent field hockey win Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Below, Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee (8) charges up the field defended by Belchertown’s Mina Khan (20) during the second half. RECORDER STAFF photos/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee (8) charges up the field defended by Belchertown’s Mina Khan (20) during the second half of the host Senators’ 4-0 independent field hockey win Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee (8) takes a shot against Belchertown during second-half action of a 4-0 independent field hockey win Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Hannah Dupont (3) puts the ball in play during the first half of a 4-0 independent field hockey win over Belchertown Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee (8) fights for possession in front of the goal Monday during independent field hockey action against Belchertown’s Sarah Hasegawa-Howard (30) Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Mahar won 4-0. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Gracie Marsh (11) shields the ball from Belchertown defender Grace Terry (17) during first half action of the host Senators’ 4-0 independent field hockey win Monday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Aileen Fitzgerald (2) shoots for a goal in the second half against Belchertown Monday during the host Senators’ 4-0 independent field hockey win at the Woodward Complex in Orange. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

Recorder Staff
Published: 10/2/2017 10:45:46 PM

Hannah Birch recorded four saves to earn a shutout between the pipes, and Mahar Regional School blanked Belchertown High School, 4-0, in an independent field hockey game Monday in Orange.

The Senators (5-5) took a 2-0 halftime lead behind goals from Lilly Fellows and Gracie Marsh. Erin Sandova and Aileen Fitzgerald also tallied, with Fellows, Fitzgerald and Marsh notching assists.

“We had two goals on (penalty) corners so I thought we were crashing the net a little bit better today,” said Mahar coach Laurie Saisa.

Mahar, which held a 13-4 edge in shots, now has a week off before traveling to Palmer High School on Oct. 11.

Greenfield 7, Turners Falls 0 — Raegan Hickey scored three goals Monday and Greenfield High School defeated Turners Falls High School, 7-0, in an independent field hockey game in Greenfield.

Katie Haselton had two goals and one assist for the Green Wave (7-2-0), which led 5-0 at the break, and Olivia Joy added two goals. Audrey Bresciano had three assists.

“We had a lot of pressure inside the 25 tonight,” Grenfield coach Erin Thayer said. “We saw lots of open lanes and passed the ball really well tonight. And my defense had a great effort.”

Lizzy Howland had six saves to earn the shutout. Haleigh Greene made eight saves in the loss.

Southwick 8, FC Tech 0 — Sarah Hough scored three times Monday afternoon and Southwick-Tolland Regional High School defeated Franklin County Technical School, 8-0, in an independent field hockey game in Southwick.

Emily Martin scored a pair of goals for the Rams (6-3-0), who led 4-0 at halftime. Alex Grimaldi had a goal and an assist, and Ashley Wild and Emma Barnard each added one goal. Claire Stratton stopped one shot for the shutout.

Kailynn Mason-Emond made 27 saves in the Eagles’ net.

Girls’ volleyball

Athol 3, Chicopee 2 — Julia Ramos finished in double figures with 13 aces and 11 assists helping Athol High School hold on for a 25-23, 15-25, 25-14, 16-25, 15-11 victory over Chicopee High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match Monday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.

Ramos added seven kills and a dig for the Red Raiders (3-6), while Hannah Lajoie put down seven kills and Katelyn Mahan recorded seven digs.

“Game 5, both teams played really hard but I think we just stayed in it until the end,” explained Athol coach Nick Savoie.

Athol takes to the road today, when it travels to Southwick-Tolland Regional High School.

Mohawk 3, Easthampton 2 — Behind a team-high 15 kills from Lexi Mazza, Mohawk Trail Regional High School made it a successful road trip to Easthampton High School Monday night. The visiting Warriors held on in the end, capturing a wild 25-22, 25-27, 25-17, 19-25, 15-13 independent girls’ volleyball victory.

Mazza added 18 digs, three blocks, two aces and two assists for Mohawk (4-4). Gabby Shean smacked five kills and seven digs, while Julia Massey (six digs, three aces), Ashley Reynolds (four kills, 23 assists), Jordan Rice (nine digs), Kayla Martin (seven digs, three aces) and Kylie Lowell (six kills, three digs, two aces) all contributed to the big win.

The Warriors travel to play at Franklin County Technical School Wednesday at 5.

Mahar 3, Sabis 0 — Maeve Powell continued to rack up the kills, and host Mahar Regional School swept Sabis International Charter School, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19, in an independent volleyball match Monday night in Orange.

Powell posted a team-high 14 kills in the win, which puts the Senators at an impressive 8-2 on the year. She added two aces, two digs and a block.

Jordyn Berry tossed in five kills, six digs and three aces, as Mahar got off and running thanks to an impressive .429 hitting percentage in the opening set.

Aria Flematti recorded 20 assists, while Lauren Henne notched four digs and an ace. Madison Harrington had an assist and a block for the Senators, who travel to Duggan Academy today at 4.

Frontier 3, East Longmeadow 0 — Olivia Deane had nine kills and Jalen Sullivan added eight, powering visiting Frontier Regional School to a convincing 25-18, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of East Longmeadow High School in an independent volleyball match Monday in East Longmeadow.

Lizzy Fuqua registered 19 assists in the win for Frontier (8-2), which got an assortment of players into the lineup against the Spartans (3-7). Olivia Rosewarne contribute four assists. Reilly Isler had six service aces, while Selayna Bathurst added five aces. Olivia Deane and Sarah Zolly tossed in three aces apiece as the Red Hawks recorded 24.

Fuqua paced the defensive effort with 11 digs, while Sullivan had eight. Isler and Olivia Deane added six digs apiece.

The Red Hawks host Longmeadow High School Thursday night at 6 in the team’s ‘Spike it For Life’ fundraiser to benefit cancer research.

Turners Falls 3, South Hadley 1 — Sienna Dillensneider had another big night, dishing out 20 assists to go with three aces, three digs and two kills, and visiting Turners Falls High School punched its ticket to the postseason with a 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over South Hadley High School Monday night in South Hadley.

The Powertown improved to a perfect 10-0 in what has been an outstanding start to the season for head coach Kelly Liimatainen’s club.

“Our goal at the beginning of season was to make the tournament, so it’s nice to have it under our belts,” said Liimatainen of the victory.

Chloe Ellis helped pace the offense with six kills, four digs and an ace, while Adrianna DiMaio accumulated eight digs, two aces and a kill.

Turners has a huge away match Wednesday night at Lee High School.

Belchertown 3, Greenfield 0 — Hannah Mailloux notched three kills, but visiting Belchertown High School captured a 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 sweep of Greenfield High School Monday night in an independent girls’ volleyball match.

Ravin Graves put down five aces and two kills, while Casey Noyes registered 10 digs and three aces. Heather Catlin added six aces on the night for the Green Wave (1-7).

Greenfield hosts Athol High School Thursday night at 7.

Golf

Mohawk 17½, Westfield Tech 6½ — A pair of golfers carded sub-50 rounds as Mohawk Trail Regional High School improved to the .500 mark with a 17½-6½ victory over Westfield Technical Academy in a Bi-County West golf match Monday at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield.

Triston LaCross had the low round of the day, posting a 47 out of the No. 2 hole to earn all four points for the Warriors (5-5, 4-3). Andy Robertson also broke 50 at No. 3, where he shot 49 to capture 3½ points.

Will Guyette (51) won three points in the top spot, while Ben Thompson (58) was a four-point winner at No. 6. Tristan Keyser-Parker (57) and Anthony Moffatt (59) also won points toward the team total.

Ware 21, Turners Falls 3 — Tyler Noyes won two points after shooting 65 at No. 3, but Turners Falls High School dropped a 21-3 decision to Ware High School in a Bi-County East golf match Monday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Brian Poirier also won a point at No. 2 for Turners (0-10, 0-8) on the strength of a 58. Kyle Kucenski fired the low round of the day for the Powertown (46).

Hampshire 18½, Pioneer 5½ — Kyle Maynard’s 41 put him atop the leaderboard for Pioneer Valley Regional School, but the Panthers were unable to pick up a Suburban West golf victory Monday afternoon. Host Hampshire Regional High School captured an 18½-5½ victory in a match played at Beaver Brook Golf Course in Williamsburg.

Garrett Cote shot 48 to earn two points for Pioneer (2-10, 1-6) in the No. 2 spot, while Cam Baird won three points at No. 4 after a round of 55.

Hampshire’s Garrett Antosz was match medalist with a 36.


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