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Schools: Turners Falls girls volleyball sweeps Pioneer

  • Turners Falls' Dabney Rollins (7) tips the ball during the second set of her team’s 3-1 win Wednesday over Pioneer in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Pioneer's Avery Johnson serves against Turners Falls in the second set Wednesday in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Pioneer's Abby Briggs (25) lunges to return a serve against Turners Falls in the second set of the host Panthers’ 3-0 loss Wednesday in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Pioneer's Annika Tormanen (3) bumps the ball against Turners Falls in the second set Wednesday in Northfield, where her Panthers were swept by Turners Falls. Staff/Dan Little

  • Turners Falls' Taylor Murphy (1) rises for a kill during her team’s 3-1 win over Pioneer in a PVIAC Northern Division contest Wednesday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Turners Falls' Taylor Murphy (1) jumps up to block a shot from Pioneer's Kiana McGraw (17) in the second set of the Thunder’s 3-0 sweep Wednesday in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Pioneer's Avery Johnson eyes a pass in her team’s 3-0 loss to Turners Falls Wednesday in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Turners Falls' Taylor Murphy (1) squares up a dig during her team’s victory over Pioneer in action Wednesday night in Northfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Cameron Doyle, of Mahar, putts during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Cameron Doyle, of Mahar, chips during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Andrew Finch, of Mahar, tees off during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Andrew Finch, of Mahar, tees off during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Tucker Ninteau, of Mahar, watches his drive during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Jacob Bowers, of Mahar, watches his drive during a match against Frontier Regional, Wednesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS



Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Taylor Murphy and Dabney Rollins combined for 17 kills, and visiting Turners Falls High School stayed perfect in the PVIAC Northern Division with a convincing 25-13, 25-17, 25-11 sweep of Pioneer Wednesday evening at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.

The Thunder improved to 9-4 overall and 4-0 in the North, while Pioneer dropped to 1-8 overall, 1-4 in the North.

Murphy led the way with nine kills, three aces and a pair of digs, while Rollins totaled eight kills and five aces. Setter Hailey Bogusz registered 13 assists and a pair of aces, while Hannah Welles had a kill and served well en route to two aces.

Pioneer’s Caitlin Hale helped the passing game with 10 assists, while Lilly Faile had five kills and five assists. Cambria Johnson-Brown (nine kills, seven assists) and Jacquilene Collins (six kills, seven assists) were other top performers for the Panthers.

Pioneer hosts Chicopee in an independent match tonight while Turners heads to Mount Everett Friday night.

Frontier 3, Minnechaug 1 — In a matchup with league title implications on the line, visiting Frontier shook off an opening-set loss to put itself in the driver’s seat for a potential PVIAC East crown.

Olivia Deane stepped up with a team-high 17 kills, and Lauren Davenport joined her in double figures with 10 kills to help the Red Hawks to a 22-25, 25-21, 25-24, 25-19 victory in Wilbraham.

Frontier improved to 14-1 overall and 5-0 in the East. Minnechaug fell a game behind in the league standings at 4-1 (10-2 overall). The two teams meet one more time in the season finale on Oct. 25 in South Deerfield.

Ashley Telega totaled five kills in the victory and Hailey Orloski contributed three kills.

Setter Elizabeth Fuqua registered 31 assists to pace the visitors. Deane’s four aces were tops for Frontier, while Jalen Sullivan had a pair of aces.

The defensive unit featured three players with double figure dig totals. Deane and Reilly Isler both had 12 while Davenport was right behind with 11 digs.

Frontier stays in league play Friday when it hosts Agawam (1-11, 0-4) at Goodnow Gymnasium.

Mahar 3, Mohawk 0 — Aria Flematti returned to action and amassed 16 assists to help send Mahar to a 25-9, 25-13, 25-19 sweep in a Northern Division contest in Orange.

Flematti, who missed Tuesday’s five-set win over Duggan with an illness, returned to help the Senators (9-3, 4-0) remain undefeated in the league and tied with Turners. She added three aces as the hosts recorded 18 in the victory.

Hailee Meeker had a team-high six kills for Mahar, with Ava Santana adding five kills and Jordyn Berry tossing in four. Madison Harrington added two kills, while Lauren Henne again paced the defense with eight digs. Ava Liberty, Berry and Keanna Thompson all had three aces.

Mohawk (3-9, 2-3) received four kills, eight digs and an ace from Kayla Martin. Ashley Reynolds dished out six assists to go with three digs and a pair of kills, while Jordan Rice totaled 13 digs and a kill.

Athol 3, Greenfield 1 — Abby Roberts put down 10 kills, and host Athol picked up its second win of the season, 25-16, 25-13, 17-25, 25-21 in Northern action at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.

Alexis Carrasquillo contributed eight kills and three aces for the Red Raiders (2-11, 2-3), while teammate Lexi Forte dished out a season-high 18 assists to go with six aces. Ava Cantrell amassed five aces in the win.

Greenfield’s Taylor Gilstrap totaled 11 aces for the visitors. Caitlyn Moore (seven aces, 11 digs, two kills), Denisse Montijo (eight digs, four aces, three kills), Hannah Mailloux (four kills) and Danicha Claudio (seven aces) also contributed for the Green Wave (2-9, 1-4).

Field hockey

Greenfield 8, South Hadley 2 — Racquel Provost came through with three goals and an assist, and visiting Greenfield peppered the South Hadley goal early and often en route to a Valley League win.

Provost, a defender, scored all three of her goals on corners, setting up shop on the post and burying her opportunities as Greenfield (10-1, 4-0) scored four times on corners and led 5-0 at halftime.

“We had a lot of good execution on corners today,” Greenfield coach Erin Thayer said. “Lots of pressure overall but especially inside the circle. We had a lot of shots and a lot of kids stepping up into the play.”

Audrey Bresciano and Lillia Kachelmeyer each scored two goals for the Green Wave, with Raegan Hickey adding a goal and an assist in the rout. Mady Kuchieski assisted on two Greenfield goals, while Katie Haselton and Bresciano also added assists.

Greenfield held a 17-4 advantage in corners and a 24-21 edge in shots. Goalkeeper Samantha Smith made 19 saves.

Next up for Greenfield is back-to-back games with East Longmeadow. The team takes to the road for a matchup Friday night at 7 before turning around and playing the Spartans back in Greenfield Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Mahar 2, Holyoke 2 — Lilly Fellows and Anna Wertherbee scored goals, but despite a sizable shot advantage, host Mahar settled for a tie in a Bi-County League game at the Woodward Complex in Orange.

Fellows tied the game 1-1 in the first half with a goal off a rebound, and the teams were even into halftime.

After Samantha Brennan put Holyoke up 2-1 with a goal midway through the second half, Wetherbee tied it with 12:19 remaining off a penalty corner. Fellows earned the assist.

Mahar (6-3-1, 2-3-1) had a decisive 21-3 edge in shots on goal in the tie, but Holyoke goalie Cheyenne Dunn recorded 19 saves. Bella Marigliano of Mahar made one save.

The Senators host Pioneer in an independent game on Friday.

Boys soccer

Mahar 3, Sci-Tech 3 — Andrew Herk’s goal with just five minutes remaining in regulation enabled Mahar to snag a tie in a battle of top teams in the McGrath Division in Springfield.

Herk found the back of the net on a corner kick to pull the visitors even. Mahar (7-4-2, 4-2-2) had a late flurry to win the game, but Riley Drew’s shot with 10 seconds remaining hit the post.

Earning a result against Sci-Tech (6-0-3, 3-0-2) was big for the Senators, who dropped a 3-2 decision to the Cybercats on Tuesday in Orange. Even more so after Mahar fell behind 1-0 in the game’s opening minute Wednesday. Sci-Tech’s Neven Montague put home a penalty kick to give the hosts a quick lead.

“It was really awesome the way the guys responded,” Mahar coach Dan Guertin said. “Losing (Tuesday) and then giving up a PK literally off the opening kickoff, they didn’t put their heads down. They fought back hard.”

James Temple tied the game in the ninth minute and Drew put the visitors up 2-1 with an 11th-minute tally. Sci-Tech got two goals late in the first half however, with Nehemias Ramirez and Wilmar Ortiz giving the Cybercats a 3-2 halftime advantage.

It stayed that way until Herk’s 75th minute goal earned the draw.

Logan Dodge made seven saves in net for Mahar, which held a 13-10 edge in shots on the afternoon.

Pope Francis 6, Frontier 1 — It was an altogether forgettable night on the road for Frontier.

The Red Hawks fell behind early and couldn’t recover, as host Pope Francis captured an independent victory Wednesday night in Chicopee.

“We talked before the game about how important this game was and how we had to treat it like a playoff game,” Frontier coach Evan Horton began. “Then the game started and it was almost like we hadn’t even discussed it. (Pope Francis) beat us in every aspect of the game. They came out firing on all cylinders.”

The Cardinals (9-2-2) led 2-0 early before Frontier (5-4-2) got on the board in the 11th minute thanks to a Ben Morse tally. Pope Francis answered with two more before halftime to take a 4-1 lead, and tacked on two more in the second half to put it away. Conor Wodecki and Matt Nogueria had two goals apiece, while Noah Rivera and Makem Demers also scored.

“I thought with Ben’s goal that maybe we had a chance to get back and chip away but they answered pretty quickly and didn’t let up from there,” Horton said of Pope Francis.

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Red Hawks, as they welcome Mount Greylock on Friday in another difficult independent test.

Four Rivers 4, Hartsbrook School 1 — Avani Richardson scored a pair of goals and Four Rivers improved to 5-0 on the season.

Toby Sol and Muris Lonergan also tallied in the win for the Otters, with Evan Leafe picking up a pair of assists. Sully Schnoor assisted on one of Richardson’s first-half strikes, sending a corner kick to the far post where Richardson headed it home.

Isaac Buda had the lone goal for Hartsbrook.

Four Rivers received nine saves in net from Jonah Goldstein. The team is set to play Academy at Charlemont today.

Golf

Frontier 24, Mahar 0 — Mikey Corduff and Kyle Maynard each shot 1-over-par 36, and Frontier breezed to a win in Suburban League West action at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.

The victory clinched the outright Suburban West regular-season title for the Red Hawks, which improved to 12-0 overall and 7-0 in the league.

Gunnar Moore and Bryan Baumann each shot 40 for Frontier, while Aiden Roche shot 45 and Kevin Baumann shot 46.

Mahar (0-11, 0-8) was led by Tucker Ninteau’s 43 in the No. 1 spot.

Greenfield 17, Turners 7 — Behind a 3-over 39 from medalist Gabe Larouche, host Greenfield continued its strong Bi-County East campaign with a win over rival Turners Falls at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Larouche secured all four points for his team in his match at No. 2 for the Green Wave, who improved to 9-3 overall and 9-2 in the East.

Ryan Cote and Cam Baird both recorded birdies en route to identical rounds of 43, and the Greenfield duo combined for six points. Teammates Danny Provost and Jake Cote also combined for six points in their matches with identical 54s.

Brady Booska led Turners (5-7-1, 3-6-1) with the team’s low round of 44 at No. 1, where he scored a point. Tyler Noyes won three points at No. 6 (63), while Joey Mosca rode a birdie on No. 4 to shoot 51 at No. 3.

FC Tech 21, Mohawk 3 — Match medalist Mike McGoldrick carded a round of 42, lifting Franklin Tech to a victory in a Bi-County West match at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

McGoldrick won all four points at No. 1 for the Eagles (9-2, 8-1) against Mohawk’s Will Guyette, who shot 54.

Nate Pelletier shot 44 in the No. 2 hole for Franklin Tech, followed by Mike Patnode at 45 in the No. 3 spot. The duo combined for seven of a possible eight points in their matches.

Ryan Artus’ 44 at No. 5 provided a lift for the Eagles, who wound up with five of their six starters breaking 50 after Jacob Shaw shot 48 at No. 5.

Mohawk (6-7, 6-4) was paced by Ben Thompson’s 50 at No. 4, where he won two of his team’s three points. Andy Robertson and Triston LaCross each shot 51 for the Warriors.

Preps

Deerfield Academy sweeps

It was a clean sweep for the Deerfield Academy athletic department, as the Big Green went undefeated across the board.

The girls soccer team picked up a 3-2 win over Northfield Mount Hermon School, with goals coming from Bailey Cheetham, Annie Kane and Ruby Chase.

Elsewhere, boys soccer edged Westminster, 3-2, and boys water polo snagged an 11-2 win over Westminster.

The volleyball team swept NMH, 3-0, while the field hockey team blanked Kimball Union, 3-0.

FIELD HOCKEY

Frontier 2, Smith Academy 0

Frontier

1

1

2

Smith Academy

0

0

0

Goals: (F) Prusak, DeMaio.

Assists: (F) Vecellio 2.

Shots: Frontier 8. Smith 6.

Saves: (F) Burniske 6. (SA) Cavanaugh 6.

Corners: Frontier 5. Smith 6.

Greenfield 8, South Hadley 2

Greenfield

5

3

8

South Hadley

0

2

2

Goals: (G) Provost 3, Bresciano 2, Kachelmeyer 2, Hickey. (SH) Wilson, Foley.

Assists: (G) Provost, Bresciano, Hickey, Kuchieski 2, Haselton.

Shots: Greenfield 24. South Hadley 21.

Saves: (G) Smith 19. (SH) Blair 5, Fontaine 11.

Corners: Greenfield 17. South Hadley 4.

Mahar 2, Holyoke 2

Holyoke

1

1

2

Mahar

1

1

2

Goals: (M) Fellows, Wetherbee. (H) Keane, Brennan.

Assists: (M) Fellows. (H) Keane, Brennan.

Shots: Mahar 21. Holyoke 3.

Saves: (M) Marigliano 1. (H) Dunn 19.

Corners: Mahar 7. Holyoke 5.

BOYS SOCCER

Mahar 3, Sci-Tech 3

Mahar

2

1

3

Sci-Tech

3

0

3

Goals: (M) Temple, Drew, Herk. (ST) Ortiz, Ramirez, Montague.

Assists: (M) Gomez, Johnson. (ST) Ortiz, Ramirez.

Shots: Mahar 13. Sci-Tech 10.

Saves: (M) Dodge 7. (ST) Camacho 10.

Pope Francis 6, Frontier 1

Frontier

1

0

1

Pope Francis

4

2

6

Goals: (F) Ben Morse - 11 min (cut it 2-1). (PF) Wodecki 2, Demers, Rivera, Nogueria 2

Assists: (PF) Sears, Rivera 2, Nogueira, Keeney 2.