Mahar earns 200th, Hawks top Mohawk, 3-0

Recorder Staff
Published: 10/20/2017 11:22:19 PM

McKenzie Patterson scored a pair of goals and Frontier Regional School field hockey coach Missy Mahar earned her 200th career win as the Red Hawks defeated Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 3-0, in an independent field hockey game Friday afternoon during Booster Day in Buckland.

The Red Hawks scored twice in the first half, as Olivia Vecellio scored with 13 minutes, 5 seconds left on an assist from Kimmie Asseng to open the scoring. Patterson then notched her first of the game with 4:01 left in the half to send the Hawks into the break with a 2-0 lead.

Patterson made it 3-0 just 1:23 into the second half with her second of the game, assisted by Vecellio, and the Red Hawks were on their way to helping their coach celebrate.

“I look at those 200 wins and really thank the players who have been successful over the 15 years I’ve been here,” Mahar exclaimed. “I wouldn’t be there without them. I thank the past and current players who helped me reach the milestone, I really owe that credit to them.”

Despite the loss, Mohawk actually outshot the Red Hawks, 17-12, and held a 19-11 edge in corners, which made Warriors’ coach Lynn Hoeppner pleased.

“We just couldn’t finish today,” she said. “It was a wide open game, there was a lot of back and forth play, and it was very physical.”

Skyla Burniske had a solid effort in the Frontier net, turning aside 17 shots to earn the shutout, her most saves in a single game this season. Emma French stopped eight shots in the Mohawk net.

Turners 4, Southwick 2 — Cassidhe Wozniak scored three times in the final 10 minutes, 10 seconds of the game on Friday and Turners Falls High School took a big step toward qualifying for the postseason with a 4-2 win over Southwick Tolland Regional High School in Southwick.

The win moved Turners Falls (7-7-2) back to .500 on the season with two games to play. Turners must win one or tie both in order to qualify for the WMass Division II Tournament.

Turners took a 1-0 lead into the break, but Southwick came out scored the first two goals of the second half to take the lead. Emily Martin scored from Sarah Hough with 26:42 remaining in the game to tie things up, and Hough set up Caroline Wilcox for the go-ahead goal with 11:52 left.

Wozniak pulled the Powertown even 1:42 after the Rams (9-4-0) took the lead when she scored an unassisted goal. She put Turners ahead with 6:41 to play, and then iced the game with 5:56 to finish off her hat trick. Aly Murphy scored the first-half goal for Turners on an assist from Wozniak.

Haleigh Greene made 11 saves to earn the victory. Clare Stratton stopped eight shots in the loss.

Turners can clinch a playoff berth Monday night when it travels to Orange to take on Mahar Regional School.

Greenfield 9, Westfield 1 — Raegan Hickey scored four goals and Audrey Bresciano added three goals and an assist for Greenfield High School en route to a 9-1 drubbing of Westfield High School in a Valley League field hockey match Friday afternoon in Greenfield.

Katie Haselton and Kaylee Stovall each added a goal for the Green Wave, while Olivia Joy tallied three assists. Mady Kuchieski notched an assist to earn the first point of her varsity career and Kaylah Eggsware dished out an assist to earn the second point of her varsity career. Lizzy Howland stopped six shots in net to earn the win.

Holyoke 4, Mahar 0 — Katie Keane scored two goals as Holyoke High School rolled to a 4-0 win over Mahar Regional School in a Bi-County League field hockey match Friday afternoon in Orange.

Liza Keane and Bella Courchesne each tallied a score of their own.

Hannah Birch played well in net for Mahar recording six saves, and teammate Hannah Bergquist played well defensively.

Gardner 6, Athol 1 — Chase Michaud scored a goal for Athol High School but the Red Raiders fell to Gardner High School 6-1 in an independent field hockey match Friday in Gardner.

Ryley Pond played well in net for Athol turning away six shots in the loss.

Boys’ soccer

Pioneer 6, Greenfield 0 — Dana McRae scored two goals to help Pioneer Valley Regional School earn a 6-0 victory over Greenfield in a McGrath North Division boys’ soccer match Friday night in Greenfield.

Jordan Loughman, Michael Menard, Jacob Quinn and Gabe Martinez all scored for the Panthers in support of Ryan Underwood who blocked a shot to earn the win. William Lopez was busy in net for the Green Wave turning away nine shots.

Four Rivers 3, Eagle Hill 3 — Ben Yu scored two goals and Four Rivers Charter School stormed back to secure a 3-3 tie against the Eagle Hill School in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer match Friday in Greenfield.

With the win the Otters secured the top seed in the RVAL playoffs finishing the season undefeated with a record of 10-0-2.

The undefeated record and the top seed looked in doubt as Eagle Hill (10-1-1) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and held that lead all the way until the 65th minute. Yu scored the Otters first goal on a cross and Evan Leaf made it a one goal game in the 73rd minute. Yu brought the Otters all the way back with 2:00 left in the game when he launched a direct kick from 25 yards out that found the back of the net.

Four Rivers will host eighth-seeded Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School Friday afternoon at Greenfield Community College.

Girls’ soccer

Gateway 2, Frontier 0 — Erin Harris scored two second-half goals to lead Gateway Regional High School to a 2-0 win over Frontier in a Pioneer North girls’ soccer match Friday night in Huntington.

Lexa Boyden (eight saves) played well for Frontier (10-2-2, 6-2-2 Pioneer North) in net, blocking a first-half penalty kick to keep the game within reach. Becca Fermin turned away one shot for Gateway to earn the shutout.

The Red Hawks return to the pitch Tuesday when they travel to face Athol at 7.

Duggan 1, FC Tech 1 — Brooke Adams scored a goal with two minutes left in the game to help Franklin County Technical School earn a 1-1 tie against the Duggan School in a Tri-County League girls’ soccer match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

The Eagles (7-8-1, 3-2-3 TCL) dominated possession throughout the game and registered 13 shots but could not find the back of the net until Adams’ late goal.

“I thought we really controlled the game,” said Eagles’ coach Dan Prasol. “We were able to take a lot of shots on net but we could not finish off our scoring chances.”

Adams finally broke through as she carried the ball through the midfield and beat two Duggan defenders with a shot past goalkeeper A’Jada Seay to earn the point.

The Eagles will need to win their final two games to qualify for the postseason and will travel to face Commerce High School Friday afternoon.

Girls’ volleyball

Westborough 3, Frontier 0 — Lauren Davenport belted 10 kills to go along with 3 aces and 4 digs for Frontier but the Red Hawks fell to Westborough High School 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday night in South Deerfield.

Ella Deane added 12 assist to go along with 3 digs for the Red Hawks, while Olivia Deane added 4 kills in the loss.

Easthampton 3, Athol 0 — Julia Ramos blasted 11 aces and recorded 16 assists for Athol but it wasn’t enough as the Red Raiders fell to Easthampton High School, 25-20, 25-23, 25-16 in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday in Athol.

Page Truehart also played well for Athol, registering 8 kills, 2 digs and 2 aces, while Hannah Lajoie added 3 kills, 3 digs and 3 aces.

South Hadley 3, Greenfield 1 — Kaylyn Labreque registered 5 kills and 12 digs as South Hadley High School downed Greenfield, 25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 25-11 in an independent girls’ volleyball match Friday night in Greenfield.

Natalie Patruno also played well for South Hadley recording 12 assists and 7 aces.

Casey Noyes led the way for Greenfield with 15 digs and 3 kills, while Ravin Graves added 3 kills and 3 aces. Jen Ortega chipped in with 6 digs for the Green Wave.

Chicopee 3, Mohawk 0 — Gabby Shean registered 8 kills, 6 digs and 3 blocks for Mohawk but the Warriors fell to Chicopee High School, 25-21, 25-16, 29-27 in an indendent girls’ volleyball match Friday night in Buckland.

Ashley Reynolds dished out 21 assists and added 12 digs for the Warriors, while Julia Massey filled up the stat sheet with 3 kills, 1 ace and 4 digs. Lexi Mazza rounded out the scoring for Mohawk with 4 kills, 2 aces and 11 digs.

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