Schools: Four River girls 2nd at Ultimate tourney

  • Above, Abby Schlinger, left, of Four Rivers and Bryn Kabiri of HC Woodlawn go to a pass during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. Below, Lyra Macek, front, of Four Rivers catches a pass against H-B Woodlawn. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Alouette Batteau, right, of Four Rivers, reaches for a pass beside Ava Jones, of HB Woodlawn during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament, Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Anna Goldstein, left, of Four Rivers, catches for a goal while defended by Ellie Cloe, of H-B Woodlawn, during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Alouette Batteau, right, of Four Rivers celebrates her goal with Xihu Arfa during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Madison Tombs, right, of Four Rivers defends Caroline Tornquist of HB Woodlawn during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Xihu Arfa, left, of Four Rivers passes against HB Woodlawn during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

  • Lyra Macek, front, of Four Rivers catches a pass against HB Woodlawn during the 27th annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament Sunday at Amherst Regional High School. for the recorder/jerrey roberts

Recorder Staff
Published: 5/13/2018 11:09:34 PM

Four Rivers Charter School entered the weekend as the seventh-ranked girls’ ultimate team in the country and did nothing to hurt that designation at the prestigious Amherst Ultimate Invitational.

The Otters won their first five matches of the two-day tournament before meeting eighth-ranked H-B Woodlawn Program of Arlington, Va., in the championship match. The two squads tied at 11-11 to force universal point and H-B Woodlawn wound up scoring to win the title, 12-11, over Four Rivers Saturday at Community Field in Amherst.

“I was really pleased how we played all weekend,” Four Rivers coach Dove Plotkin said.

Earlier Sunday, Four Rivers met host Amherst in the semifinals and got past the Hurricanes, 12-10. The match was close throughout and included the Hurricanes taking the lead on numerous occasions. Four Rivers also bested Northfield Mount Hermon School, 13-3, Sunday.

In the opening day of play Saturday, Four Rivers defeated Montpelier (Vt.) High School, 13-2, Newton North High School, 13-4, and Northampton High School, 13-6. In the win over Northampton, Plotkin said seven players scored seven points in a row, something Plotkin was proud of.

Alexis Dimitriou, Lyra Macek, Anna Goldstein, Maddie Tombs, Xihu and Alouette Batteau played nearly every point of every game over the weekend.

“That’s quite difficult, and doing it two days in a row is really hard,” Plotkin said. “Especially with that semifinal and final game, there were so many more points scored in those games.”

Plotkin credited her team for its tenacious zone defense on the weekend.

Four Rivers will take part in the River Valley Athletic League Tournament Wednesday at Greenfield Community College.

Tennis

Individual results

Three tennis players from Greenfield High School competed at the WMass Individual Tournament Sunday at Longmeadow High School.

Two Green Wave girls competed but both fell in their first matches of the day. Jenna Silk was defeated by Suriana Lee of Lee High School, 6-1, 6-3, in her first match of the tournament. Silk’s teammate, Lilya Georgitsa also faced a Lee player, third-seeded Ava Martin, who won by a 6-2, 6-4 score.

On the boys’ side, Luca D’Angelo faced Longmeadow High School’s Ethan Purrington in his first match of the day Sunday and fell 6-1, 6-0.

Track & field

Frontier at Old Saybrook

Phaelon Koski won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 42.92 seconds to help Frontier Regional School to a sixth-place finish out of 21 teams during the Old Saybrook Invitational Saturday in Old Saybrook, Conn.

Carsten Carey took second in the mile in 4:38.68 for the Red Hawks, while Alex Sharp was fourth in 4:46.65. Ben Litskoski took second in the 400-meter run in 53.80, and Andy Paul took ninth in 55.87. Jack Vecellio came in fourth in the pole vault with a personal-best height of 12 feet. Peter Carey was eighth in the 2-mile in 11:08.12.

On the girls’ side, Reilly Isler won the javelin at 97-10 and the Frontier girls took eighth place with 36.5 points.

The Frontier 4 x 100 relay team of Marine Pillement, Lilah Evans, Lauren Davenport and Cambrie Hamilton came in second in 53.98. Evans came in ninth in the 200 in 28.92

Jenna Martin was third in the long jump at 15-3, and Davenport was ninth at 13-10. Haley Orloski came in fifth in the high jump at 4-4, Lexa Boyden was fifth in the shot put at 29-5, and Claudia Rajballie was seventh in the triple jump at 30-3.




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