Frontier edged in battle of defending state champs

For the Recorder
Published: 9/21/2018 11:35:53 PM

In an epic match between the reigning Division II and Division III state champions, Westborough High School outlasted Frontier Regional School 18-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-20, 16-14 in an independent volleyball match Friday night in Westborough.

Frontier jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the match and held a 12-8 advantage in the decisive fifth set but it was Westborough who battled back for the win.

“It was a tough match to lose to the Division II state champs in five sets on the road,” said Frontier head coach Sean McDonald. “This is a great match to help us prepare for November and gives us some things to work on.”

Lauren Davenport belted 12 kills for Frontier while Elizabeth Fuqua had 21 assists and Reilly Isler finished with 26 digs.  

Mahar 3, Sabis 0 — Quincy Drew recorded 6 kills to lead Mahar Regional School to a 25-15, 25-19, 25-13 win over Sabis International Charter School in an independent volleyball match Friday afternoon in Orange.

Aria Flematti played well for the Senators registering 18 assists while Lauren Henne added 13 digs in the win.

Ware 3, FC Tech 0 — Summer Gadreau registered an ace, 2 kills and added 3 digs for Franklin County Technical School but the Eagles fell in straight sets to to Ware High School 25-7, 25-15 25-6 in an independent volleyball match Friday afternoon in Ware.

Renee Reed played well for Franklin Tech recording a kill, an assist and 3 digs while Chantel Bardsley and Emily Miner each finished with 2 kills.

Franklin Tech returns to action Tuesday as the Eagles travel to face Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

Lee 3, Turners Falls 0 — Taylor Murphy notched 2 kills to go along with 8 digs for Turners Falls High School but the Thunder fell to Lee High School 25-14, 25-11, 25-7 in an independent volleyball match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

Lindsey Whiteman recorded 4 digs and an ace for Turners Falls, who return to action Monday at home against Athol High School.

Easthampton 3, Athol 0 — Alexis Carrasquillo blasted 4 kills for Athol High School but the Red Raiders fell to Easthampton High School 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 in an independent volleyball match Friday in Easthampton.

Alexis Forte added 7 assists for the Red Raiders who return to the court on Monday when they travel to face Turners Falls.

Chicopee 3, Mohawk 0 — Ashley Reynolds belted 4 kills to go along with 7 assists and 6 digs for Mohawk Trail Regional High School but the Warriors fell to Chicopee High School 25-22, 25-18, 25-11 in an independent volleyball match Friday in Chicopee.

Jordan Rice played well for Mohawk adding 11 digs with an ace and Kayla Martin fnished with a kill, 3 assists, 5 digs and 2 aces in the loss.

Field hockey

Frontier 2, Agawam 1 — Olivia Vecellio and Emily DeMaio each scored first half goals to lead Frontier Regional School to a 2-1 victory over Agawam High School in an independent field hockey match Friday afternoon in South Deerfield.

After settling for a scoreless tie with Northampton on Thursday, the Red Hawks came back with better execution to defeat the Brownies.

“I was happy with the way we came back after the way we played yesterday,” said Frontier coach Missy Maher. “The girls really played well, executed the game plan and played much more efficiently.”

Lilly Spencer added an assist for Frontier in support of goal keeper Skyla Burniske who earned the win in net turning away 3 shots. 

Frontier returns to the field Monday at home against Longmeadow High School.

Greenfield 9, Turners 1 — Reagan Hickey scored four goals and added an assist as Greenfield High School rolled to a 9-1 win over Turners Falls High School in an independent field hockey match Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.

The Green Wave (5-0) scored six first half goals as Hickey found the back of the net three times while Olivia Joy, Kayla Eggsware and Katie Haselton each registered a goal. Joy added two more goals in the second half in support of winning goalie Samantha Smith who stopped four shots in net.

Cassidhe Wozniak scored the lone goal for Turners Falls (5-2-0) on a pass from Amber Taylor while Haleigh Greene stopped 12 shots in net. The goal leaves Wozniak one point away from 100 points for her career. She will look to reach the 100 point milestone Thursday against FC Tech.

Palmer 4, Athol 1 — Sadey Lehtomaki scored the lone tally, taking a feed from Samantha Keniff, put host Athol allowed three second-half tallies as Palmer picked up a 4-1 independent field hockey win Friday in Athol.

Ryley Pond made 10 saves in the Athol net, as Palmer held a 14-5 edge in shots and a 15-8 edge in corners.

Leah Marsh recorded a hat trick for Palmer.

Quaboag 3, Mohawk 0 — Kiara Gauthier scored a first-half goal, helping visiting Quaboag to a 3-0 victory over Mohawk in an independent field hockey game Friday afternoon in Buckland.

Quaboag held an 11-4 edge in shots, though Mohawk coach Lynn Hoeppner was pleased with the effort from her squad.

“We dominated the first 10 minutes, had some beautiful passing patters and were really looking for each other out there,” offered Hoeppner. “Quaboag really turned on the mettle and did a nice job spreading our defense out.”

Kordaryl Kendall totaled 8 saves in the net for the Warriors (2-4), with Isis Moon recording a defensive save.

Emily Floury and Darien Shepherd scored second half goals for Quaboag.

Girls soccer

Mahar 3, Easthampton 0 — A Delaney Parker hat trick sent host Mahar to an impressive victory Friday afternoon.

Parker scored three times, including a pair of penalty kicks, to lift the Senators to a 3-0 win over Easthampton in Pioneer North action in Orange.

“We had a nice team effort today down a couple of players,” lauded Mahar coach Chad Softic. “Our backs, Abby Bonk, Lani DeDiego, Emma Currier, Sophia Apteker and Sarah Graeff were stout all day. Obviously Delaney did a fine job finishing when she had her opportunities.”

Emma Savoy assisted on one of Parker’s strikes. Marie Nottleson made a pair of saves to earn the shutout for Mahar (5-1, 5-0).

FC Tech 1, Duggan 1 — Vanessa Mareno scored a second half goal as Franklin County Technical School battled to a 1-1 draw with Duggan Academy in a Tri-County League girls soccer match Friday in Springfield.

After a scoreless first half, Mareno charged at Duggan Academy goalkeeper Makenna Kelly as she went to clear the ball out of the defensive zone. As Kelly went to punt the ball out of the box the ball ricocheted off Mareno into the back of the net to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead.

“It was one of those great aggressive plays that was all hustle,” said Eagles coach Dan Prasol. “I was very impressed with the way that we played as a team today,” continued Prasol. “We played well on defense and offensively it was one of our best games. Overall I was very proud of the girls today and the way that we played.”

Duggan fought back with three minutes remaining in the game as Rhylee Kelly found the back of the net to secure the 1-1 tie. Emily Merritt played well in net for FC Tech (2-3-1) blocking three shots in net.  

Mohawk 1, Smith Voke 1 — Aileen Moffatt notched a game-tying second half goal as Mohawk Trail Regional High School came back to tie Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School 1-1, in a Pioneer South Division girls soccer match Friday in Northampton.

After Smith Voke took a 1-0 lead midway through the second half, Moffatt tied the game 45 seconds later on a pass from Mae Rice Lesure to knot the game at 1-1. Amelie Roewhl played well in net for the Warriors stopping 13 shots.

Four Rivers 6, Dublin 2 — Anna Goldstein scored four goals at Four Rivers Charter School defeated the Dublin School 6-2 in a River Valley Athletic League girls soccer match Friday in Dublin, NH.

The win was the Otters first girls varsity soccer win over the Dublin School in school history. Alexis Dimitriou scored two goals from the penalty spot as the Otters improved to 2-0 with the win. Sage Fuller stopped 7 shots in net.


Turners Falls 14½, FC Tech 9½ — Joey Mosca fired a 42 and took 3 points out of the No. 3 spot to lead Turners Falls High School to a 14½ -9½ win over Franklin County Technical School in an independent golf match Friday afternoon at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club.

Mosca birdied the par 3, 7th hole to earn co-match medalist honors with Franklin Tech’s Mike McGoldrick (3 points). Aiden Bailey took 4 points for the Thunder while Alex Sulda took 3½. Brian Poirier added a birdie for Turners Falls on the Par 4, 1st hole in the win.

Nate Pelletier shot 43 for Franklin Tech en route to 3 points while Brady Booska shot 45 and took a point out of the No. 1 spot.

McCann Tech 16½, Mohawk 7½  — Ryan Barran and Matt Jette each shot 49 to help McCann Technical School secure a 16½-7½ win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Bi-County West Division golf match Friday at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.

Ben Thompson led the way for the Warriors taking 3 points out of the No. 4 position carding a 57 while Will Guyette shot the low score for Mohawk with a 51.


Frontier 2, Agawam 1









Goals: (A) Oliver. (F) Vecellio, DeMaio.

Assists: (F) Spencer.

Shots: Agawam 4. Frontier 13.

Saves: (A) Bates 11. (F) Burniske 3.

Corners: Agawam 2. Frontier 7.

Quaboag 3, Mohawk 0









Goals: (Q) Gauthier, Floury, Shepherd.

Assists: (Q) Atwood 2.

Shots: Quaboag 11. Mohawk 4.

Saves: (Q) Rice 4. (M) Kendall 8.

Corners: Quaboag 7. Mohawk 4.

Greenfield 9, Turners 1









Goals: (G) Hickey 4, Joy 3, Eggsware, Haselton. (TF) Wozniak.

Assists: (G) Hickey, Haselton, Bresciano, French. (TF) Taylor.

Shots: Greenfield 21. Turners 5.

Saves: (G) Smith 4. (TF) Greene 12.

Palmer 4, Athol 1









Goals: (P) Marsh 3, Orszulak. (A) Lehtomaki.

Assists: (P) Wilson, Orszulak, LaRocque, Florence. (A) Keniff.

Shots: Palmer 14. Athol 5.

Saves: (P) Dinelle 4. (A) Pond 10.

Corners: Palmer 15. Athol 8.


Mahar 3, Easthampton 0









Goals: (M) Parker 3.

Assists: (M) Savoy.

Shots: Easthampton 4. Mahar 16.

Saves: (E) Pioli 8. (M) Nottleson 2.

Mohawk 1, Smith Voke 1





Smith Voke




Goals: (M) Moffatt. (SV) Petlock.

Assists: (M) Rice Lesure. (SV) Sherman.

Shots: Mohawk 7. Smith Voke 15.

Saves: (M) Rowehl 13. (SV) Hardy 5.

FC Tech 1, Duggan 1

FC Tech








Goals: (FT) Mareno. (D) R. Kelly.

Saves: (FT) Merritt 3. (D) M. Kelly 2.

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