Reilly’s goal lifts Mahar past Mounties, 1-0

Recorder Staff
Published: 10/6/2017 11:13:39 PM

Kianna Reilly scored a first-half goal from 30 yards out and Mahar Regional School battled to a 1-0 win over Mt. Greylock Regional School in an independent girls’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Williamstown.

With 6 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half, striker Hannah Paul dropped a pass back to Reilly in the midfield, Reilly proceeded to loft an arching shot over Mount Greylock goalkeeper Isabella Nicastro that snuck under the crossbar for the lone goal of the match. From there, the Senators played lockdown defense to earn a signature win against a tough Berkshire County opponent.

“Today was one of the better wins we’ve had around here in a long time,” said Mahar coach Chad Softic. “One of our biggest weaknesses last year was playing with a lack of urgency but the girls clearly wanted this one against an excellent Mt. Greylock team who certainly didn’t back down.”

Marie Nottleson played excellent in net for Mahar (9-0-3, 5-0-2 Pioneer North), stopping nine shots to earn the shutout. Nicastro blocked 10 shots for Mount Greylock.

FC Tech 2, Westfield Tech 0 — Brooke Adams and Kate Garcia each scored on Friday and Franklin County Technical School earned its best win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Westfield Technical Academy in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer game in Turners Falls.

Adams opened the scoring in the 11th minute when she received a pass from Garcia near midfield and put together a solid individual effort, beating two defenders en route to the top of the 18-yard box where she floated a shot over the head of the Westfield Tech goalie and into the net.

Garcia iced the game in the 52nd minute when she took a direct kick from 20 yards out and buried it. The win pulled Franklin Tech (5-5-0) back to .500 on the season as the team attempts to qualify for the postseason.

“Hands down this is our best win of the season,” Franklin Tech coach Dan Prasol said. “The girls finally played 80 full minutes of soccer. They played as a team, they moved the ball well. We dominated three quarters of the game and I couldn’t be more proud of the effort today.”

Tabi Hamilton made 11 saves to earn the shutout.

Pope 4, Mohawk 0 — Lilly Seaver stopped 11 shots for Mohawk Trail Regional High School but the Warriors fell 4-0 to Pope Francis High School in an independent girls’ soccer match Friday in Springfield.

Anna Cichon had two goals for the Cardinals in support of Tanner Longo who made one save in net to keep the clean sheet.

Mohawk returns to action on Tuesday evening when the Warriors travel to face Athol High School.

Athol 5, Pioneer 1 — Amber Mahony scored two goals to lead Athol High School to a 5-1 win over Pioneer Valley Regional School in an independent girls’ soccer match Friday night in Northfield.

Grace Dufour, Shelby Mailloux and Peyton Parker all had goals for the Red Raiders, and Emily Raymond scored the lone goal for Pioneer.

Parker also played time in net for the Red Raiders turning away 11 shots, while Leah Fuess registered 14 saves for the Panthers.

Golf

PVIAC two-ball

The tandem of Kyle Maynard and Garrett Cote paced the local teams, as the Pioneer tandem shot a combined round of 84 to finish in a tie for 14th place at the PVIAC Boys’ Golf Tournament held Friday at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston.

Maynard and Cote went 40-44—84 in the two-ball, best-ball competition that pitted two golfers from each school in western Mass. Southwick High School’s James Longhi and Brad Durand were the runaway winners, using a 31 on the back 9 to fire a 5-under 67 and win by nine strokes against four teams that tied for second place at 76.

Two local teams finished in a tie for 18th place on Friday. Frontier Regional School’s Mikey Corduff and Rowan Blair shot 86 (44-42), tying them with Greenfield High School’s Ryan Cote and Hunter Roberts (45-41).

Franklin County Technical School’s Travis Cutting and Nate Pelletier shot 88 (42-46), and finished in a tie for 22nd place with Northampton High School’s Aidan Chapdelaine and Brar Moreau.

Corey Sanderson and Trenton Pasakinskas of Mahar Regional School tied for 28th place with a round of 98 (48-50), while Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Will Guyette and Triston LaCross were 33rd overall after shooting 116 (59-57).

Field hockey

FC Tech 3, Athol 1 — Sergio Perez broke a scoreless tie with a goal three minutes into the second half, and host Franklin Tech tacked on two more second-half tallies to pick up its first win of the season in a 3-1 victory over Athol in a Tri-County League field hockey game Friday in Turners Falls.

“We played a really strong first half, we just weren’t able to finish it off,” said Tech coach Amber Crochier. “The second half, we knew we had to finish and get that final push.”

Ashlee Townsley and Kristin Slowinski also scored for the Eagles (1-6-3, 1-2-1), while Townsley assisted on Slowinski’s goal.

Hudson Carlson had the lone goal for Athol (1-8-3, 1-1-3), which held a 15-9 edge in shots. Tech goalkeeper Kailynn Mason-Emond made 14 saves to earn the victory.

Mohawk 8, Turners Falls 3 — Ashley Walker tallied three scores as Mohawk rallied for five second-half goals en route to an 8-3 victory over Turners Falls High School in a Bi-County League field hockey match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

The two teams played a fairly even first half as Mohawk took a 3-2 lead into the break. Coming out of halftime, Walker scored all three of her goals, and Makayla Bompastore and Lizzie Herzig (two goals and an assist) each found the back of the net.

Sarah Herzig and Shelby Sinistore each added first-half goals for the Warriors in support of Emma French who earned the win in goal.

Cassidhe Wozniak scored all three goals for Turners Falls, as Snejana Lashtur and Jade Tyler each assisted. Haleigh Greene played well in net for Turners Falls, turning away 18 shots.

Longmeadow 5, Greenfield 1 — Longmeadow High School scored four first-half goals to help the Lancers cruise to a 5-1 win over Greenfield High School in an independent field hockey match Friday afternoon in Longmeadow.

Jackie Frank, Kyra Ashe, Abigale Szlagem, Sophie Levenson and Samantha Horowitz all scored goals for Longmeadow, while Allie Irwin and Margaret Moriarty notched assists.

Audrey Bresciano scored the lone goal for Greenfield (7-4-0) on an assist from Raegan Hickey. Lizzie Howland was busy in net for the Green Wave blocking 13 shots.

Volleyball

Turners Falls 3, Sabis 0 — Sienna Dillensneider dished out 10 assists and belted four aces as Turners Falls rolled to a 25-13, 25-16, 25-16 win over Sabis International Charter School in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday in Turners Falls.

Chloe Ellis added three kills and an ace, while Taylor Murphy tallied three kills and two aces. Dabney Rollins (two kills) and Lindsay Whiteman (three aces) each played well for Turners Falls. The win improves Turners to 11-1 on the season and travels to face Mahar Regional School on Tuesday.

FC Tech 3, PV Christian 0 — Jocelyn Holloway registered eight aces, four kills and three digs to lead Franklin Tech to a 25-23, 25-15, 25-10 win over Pioneer Valley Christian Academy in a Metro Division girls’ volleyball match Friday night in Turners Falls.

Reagan Fiske added four aces, two kills, two assists and four digs for the Eagles (5-7, 3-4 Metro Division), while Tori Prophet notched two aces, one kills and a dig.

South Hadley 3, Pioneer 0 — Avery Johnson recorded three aces and 11 digs for Pioneer Valley Regional School but the Panthers fell to South Hadley High School 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday afternoon in Northfield.

Annika Tormanen also played well for Pioneer adding seven aces and seven digs.

Boys’ soccer

Four Rivers 6, PVPA 1 — Evan Leaf scored three goals and Luca Neucomb scored his first career goal as Four Rivers Charter School rolled to a 6-1 win over the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer match Friday in Greenfield.

Mac Almeida and Avani Richardson each tallied a goal for the Otters who improved to 9-0-1 on the season.




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