Schools: Hickey, Greenfield roll on

  • Greenfield's Audrey Bresciano (10) carries the ball up field defended by Northampton's Katie Lienart (34) in the second half of the Green Wave’s 7-0 victory on Saturday. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Audrey Bresciano (10) contends for a rebound with Northampton goalie Ella Moreau during the host Wave’s 7-0 victory Saturday in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Olivia Joy (20) passes to the middle through Northampton defender Taylor Mahoney (16) in the second half of Saturday’s 7-0 victory in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Northampton's Shea Crowther (8), left, takes a shot defended by Greenfield's Nicki Miner (15) in the second half of Saturday’s 7-0 Green Wave victory. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Raegan Hickey (5) fires a shot against Northampton in the second half of her team’s 7-0 win on Saturday in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Audrey Bresciano (10) carries the ball up field contested by a Northampton defender in the second half Saturday in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Katie Haselton (2), from left, Audrey Bresciano (10), Raegan Hickey (5) line up to defend a corner with goalie Sam Smith in the second half against Northampton Saturday in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Raegan Hickey (5) dribbles past the Northampton defense in the second half Saturday in Greenfield. Staff/Dan Little

Staff Writer
Published: 9/30/2018 9:05:00 PM

Another big game from Raegan Hickey, and Greenfield High School rolled to its eighth straight victory to open the season Saturday afternoon.

The senior sniper netted three goals, giving her an area-leading 21 goals this season and the host Green Wave blanked Northampton, 7-0, in an independent field hockey game in Greenfield.

“It was a strong offensive game and a pretty strong defensive game as well for us,” Greenfield coach Erin Thayer said.

Hickey added an assist to go with her three goals, and Greenfield (8-0) stormed out to a 4-0 halftime lead before putting three more in after intermission.

Olivia Joy, Audrey Bresciano, Katie Haselton and Mady Kuchieski all added goals in the win. Bresciano assisted on two goals for the Wave, which outshot Northampton by a 30-7 margin. Greenfield senior goalkeeper Samantha Smith made seven saves to earn the shutout.

Greenfield has a big week ahead, with games against Div. 1 powers Minnechaug (Tuesday) and Longmeadow (Thursday).

“These are the types of games to see what our team is made of and see if they can rise to the challenge,” Thayer said.

Girls volleyball

Frontier 3, Melrose 0 — On the road against another top team in the state, the Frontier juggernaut continued its hot start to 2018 Saturday afternoon.

The defending Div. 3 state champion Red Hawks improved to 10-2 on the season, taking to the road and sweeping last year’s Div. 2 state runner-up Melrose, 28-26, 25-12, 25-17, in an independent girls volleyball match in Melrose.

Lauren Davenport led Frontier with 12 kills, and she added eight digs and three service aces. Teammate Ashley Telega contributed seven kills, while Hailey Orloski and Olivia Deane had five kills apiece. Deane led the team with four aces and Orloski tossed in three.

Setter Elizabeth Fuqua piled up 27 assists in the victory. Olivia Rosewarne and Deane each added an assist.

Frontier’s independent slate continues tonight when it hosts East Longmeadow.

Wahconah 3, Pioneer 0 — Despite a strong serving afternoon from several players, Pioneer was unable to hold off visiting Wahconah in a homecoming loss Saturday.

The Warriors picked up a 25-13, 25-16, 25-22 sweep in an independent match at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.

Avery Johnson’s five aces led the way for Pioneer (1-5). Annika Tormanen added four aces, while Kiana McGraw and Lilly Faille had three aces each in the loss.

Pioneer is off until Thursday when it tangles with Mohawk in a Northern Division contest in Northfield.

Boys soccer

Mahar 4, Athol 1 — A four-goal second-half barrage enabled host Mahar to capture an impressive victory Saturday night. The Senators received four goals from four different players to pick up a 4-1 independent win over rival Athol under the lights at the Woodward Complex in Orange.

Riley Drew, Jon Mahoney, James Temple and Andrew Herk all scored in the second half for the Senators (6-3). Temple and Charlie Anderson notched assists in the win.

Noah Austikaitis had the lone goal for Athol (6-3).

The teams were tied 0-0 at halftime before Mahar exploded after the break. Mahar keeper Logan Dodge made four saves in net while Athol’s Casey Mason also recorded four saves.

Girls soccer

Hopkins 2, Pioneer 1 — Tia Fyden scored a pair of second-half goals, helping visiting Hopkins erase a halftime deficit and steal a 2-1 victory over Pioneer in an independent girls soccer game Saturday afternoon in Northfield.

“I was really proud of our performance. It was definitely our best game of the year,” Pioneer coach Nikki Pullen said. “The problem was we just ran out of fuel.”

Sammie Martinez got the scoring started for Pioneer (0-4-1), netting a penalty kick in the 39th minute for the Panthers’ first goal of the season.

Fyden tied it in the 63rd minute and scored the game-winner in the 70th minute.

Leah Fuess made 15 saves in the Pioneer goal.

Greenfield 7, Northampton 0

Northampton

0

0

0

Greenfield

4

3

7

Goals: (G) Hickey 3, Joy, Bresciano, Haselton, Kuchieski.

Assists: (G) Hickey, Bresciano 2.

Shots: Northampton 7. Greenfield 30.

Saves: (N) Grimard 21. (G) Smith 7.

Corners: Northampton 3. Greenfield 13.

Mahar 4, Athol 1

Athol

0

1

1

Mahar

0

4

4

Goals: (A) Austikaitis. (M) Drew, John Mahoney, Temple, Herk.

Assists: (M) Temple, Anderson.

Shots: Athol 5. Mahar 8.

Saves: (A) Mason 4. (M) Dodge 4.

Hopkins 2, Pioneer 1

Hopkins

0

2

2

Pioneer

1

0

1

Goals: (H) Fyden 2. (P) Martinez.

Shots: Hopkins 20. Pioneer 10.

Saves: (H) Jolly 5. (P) Fuess 15.


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