Wozniak joins elite 100-goal club

Staff Writers
Published: 10/24/2018 12:46:11 AM

Cassidhe Wozniak joined some very elite company on Tuesday night.

The Turners Falls High School senior sniper scored four times to hit the 100-goal mark for her career during the Thunder’s 4-0 road win over Palmer.

Wozniak scored three times in the first half, including her hat trick goal with 13 seconds to play. She then had to wait until 54 seconds remained in the game to hit the mark.

“I got a pass from Amber (Taylor), and I just turned and fired it over the goalie’s stick,” she said of the historic goal.

Taylor finished with two assists in the win, and Cece Wood assisted on one of Wozniak’s goals.

“I’m really excited and glad I pushed myself to get here,” Wozniak said. “But I wouldn’t have gotten here without my team. They have been so supportive.”

Haleigh Greene also played a huge part in the win. Palmer outshot Turners, 15-14, but Greene stopped all 15 shots she faced to register the shutout and help Turners improve to 11-5-2 on the season.

“We have a great, young team,” Wozniak said. “We have a lot of skill and a lot of potential, and we have one senior, one junior, one freshman and 13 sophomores. To be doing as good as we are doing is amazing.”

Rhea Dinelle made 10 saves for the Panthers.

Southwick 2, Mahar 0 — Host Southwick closed out its Bi-County League regular-season title campaign with a 2-0 victory over Mahar Tuesday in Southwick.

Gabby Houle got the scoring started with a goal just before halftime, putting home a rebound on a corner to stake the Rams (14-2-1, 9-1) to a 1-0 halftime advantage.

Emma Barnard made it 2-0 early in the second half, scoring with an assist from Sydney Gorman.

Mahar (9-5-3, 2-5-3) did hold a tight 12-11 edge in shots on goal, but Southwick wound up with 22 corners to five for the Senators.

Mahar’s Bella Marigliano notched nine saves.

The Senators host Quaboag in an independent game Thursday.

Mohawk 2, Holyoke 0 — On Sept. 24, the Mohawk field hockey team stood at just 2-5 on the season. Fast-forward a month, and the Warriors closed out their regular-season Tuesday as one of the most dangerous teams in the upcoming WMass Div. 2 Tournament.

Mohawk closed out a run of 10 wins in its final 11 games with a 2-0 shutout of Holyoke in Bi-County League action in Buckland. The Warriors improved to 12-6 overall, 7-3 in the league, and they’re likely in the No. 4 or 5 seed mix for next week’s tourney.

“I’m in awe of these girls,” Mohawk coach Lynn Hoeppner said. “I knew I had a young team coming in. I didn’t know if my leadership would be able to assume the mantle and ignite the young ones but I was blessed with phenomenal captains this year (Shelby Sinistore, Caitlin Johnston, Taylor Williams).”

The Warriors took 15 corners in the first half but were held off the scoreboard Tuesday until after intermission. Williams and Sinistore came through with the team’s second-half tallies, and Kordaryl Kendall made two saves to pitch the team’s fifth shutout of the season.


FC Tech at WMass

Mike McGoldrick had the low round of the day for his team, helping Franklin Tech to a fifth-place performance at Tuesday’s WMass Div. 3 Golf Championship played at Waubeeka Golf Links in Williamstown. 

Lee High School captured the WMass title with a total of 349, edging out runner-up Monson at 351. Lenox (357), Ware (372) and Franklin Tech (375) rounded out the top five in D3.

“While my players weren't happy with their performance today, I was proud of their overall performance and told them not to let one outing get them down,” said Franklin Tech coach Sean Knightly, whose team was the Western Mass. runner-up at last year’s event.

McGoldrick, who tied for eighth overall, shot 89 to provide his team’s low round of the afternoon. Nate Pelletier and Mike Patnode were next with rounds of 91 for the Eagles, while Ryan Artus was the team’s No. 4 scorer with a total of 104.

Lee’s Thomas Fraser shot 71 to capture the individual title by six strokes over runner-up Luke Willenborg of St. Mary’s.

The Eagles have a chance to put together at least one good more performance on Thursday, when they travel to play at Gardner Municipal Golf Course and the Small School State Vocational Championships. Franklin Tech won the tournament last season.

Girls volleyball

Frontier 3, Agawam 0 — Another double-digit kill outing from senior Lauren Davenport helped Frontier stay atop the PVIAC Eastern Division thanks to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 sweep of Agawam in action Tuesday night in Agawam.

Davenport finished her outing with 13 kills in the three-set tilt, helping the Red Hawks improve to 17-2 overall, 7-0 in the East.

Setter Elizabeth Fuqua dished out 20 assists, while Olivia Rosewarne had eight assists of her own.

Olivia Deane (six kills), Ashley Telega (five), Jalen Sullivan (four) and Hailey Orloski (two) all added multiple kills in the win. The defense received 28 digs, with a team-high nine coming from Deane. Sarah Zoly and Davenport had four digs each.

Frontier now has its biggest match of the season coming Thursday night, when the Hawks welcome second-place Minnechaug (14-2, 6-1) to Goodnow Gymnasium. A win would secure the Eastern title outright.

Mohawk 3, Greenfield 0 — Julia Massey and Elly Patnode put down five kills each, and host Mohawk cruised to a 25-8, 28-26, 25-16 sweep of Greenfield Tuesday in Northern Division action in Buckland.

Setter Ashley Reynolds amassed 15 assists to go with eight aces, three kills and two digs for the Warriors (6-11, 5-5). Jordan Rice added five aces, two kills, five digs and three assists, and Kayla Martin amassed five aces to go with three digs and a kill.

Greenfield (4-12, 3-7) received four aces apiece from Danicha Claudio and Gianna Conte. Zahri Smith tallied three aces and three kills.

Mahar 3, Athol 0 — Behind seven assists from Keanna Thompson, visiting Mahar took care of business to stay within striking distance of the top of the Northern Division standings in a 25-12, 25-17, 25-22 sweep of rival Athol Tuesday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.

Jordyn Berry led the offense with seven kills, while the trio of Hailee Meeker, Ava Santana and Madison Harrington accumulated three kills each.

Mahar (14-4, 8-1) finished with 18 aces, with Berry leading the way with seven. Santana, Harrington, Lauren Henne, Carissa Johnson and Ava Liberty all had two aces, and Henne’s nine digs were tops on the team.

Athol fell to 3-16, 3-7.

Boys cross country

Frontier 23, Hampshire 32 — The senior class on the Frontier Regional School boys cross country team has had a memorable run and on Tuesday, the seniors punctuated their careers on Senior Day.

Carsten Carey, Alex Sharp and George Balis each finished inside the top 10 and the Red Hawks finished off their fourth consecutive undefeated regular season with a 23-32 win over Hampshire in South Deerfield.

“When they became freshmen, the boys’ team was really struggling, but from that point on we have gotten stronger and stronger,” Frontier coach Bob Smith said. “They work so hard in practice. They are not done. We still have hopefully three big meets to go.”

Frontier (15-0) will take part in the PVIAC Championships Sunday at Stanley Park in Westfield and then will be at Northfield Mountain on Nov. 10 for the WMass Division II Championships.

Chris Vayda won the 2.79-mile race in a scorching 14 minutes, 7 seconds, coming close to the course record of 13:49. Carsten Carey took second place in 14:33, while Sharp was third in 15:02. Peter Carey took fourth in 15:16, and Balis was sixth in 15:35. Gehrig Brynda was eighth in 15:41.

Pope Francis 21, Mohawk 37
Mohawk 25, Granby 31 —
Dennis Simmons finished as the runner-up, traversing the 2.72-mile course in 15 minutes, 7 seconds to help Mohawk split an independent meet Tuesday with Pope Francis and Granby in Holyoke.

Guy Rice-Lesure was the next Mohawk runner across in sixth overall place (16:28).

Daniel Markey was the individual winner for Pope Francis with a time of 14:57.

Girls cross country

Hampshire 19, Frontier 42 — Setota Touchette and Madeline Jenkins each crossed the finish line in 18:22 to take the top two spots as Hampshire beat Frontier, 19-42, in a girls’ cross country meet Tuesday in South Deerfield.

Frontier (10-2) finished the season with its best record in five years.

Eighth-grader Angelina Egland was first across the line for Frontier in 18:24. Classmate Eva Howard was sixth in 19:01, and senior Fiona Ferry was 10th in 19:36. A third eighth-grader, Fiona Howes, came in 11th in 19:39.

Mohawk 23, Pope Francis 32
Mohawk 15, Granby 44 —
Meghan Davis broke the course record at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke, capturing the victory with a time of 15 minutes, 49 seconds to help Mohawk cap an undefeated season with a tri-meet sweep of Pope Francis and Granby Tuesday.

Davis won by nearly a full minute, becoming the first runner to break 16 minutes on the 2.72-mile course in the Paper City. The Mohawk senior broke the previous record of 16:04 set by Natalie Mako of Frontier back in 2012.

Mohawk (7-0) put six runners in the top 10. Erica Szewczyk was next in fourth place (18:25), followed by teammates Erika Looman (fifth, 19:01), Caitlin Upton (sixth, 19:59), Carli Cusimano (seventh, 20:07) and Savannah Simmons (10th, 20;23).

“We probably ran our best race as a team today,” Mohawk coach Joe Chadwick said. “For us to go down there and beat a team like Pope Francis is impressive. I have a lot of respect for that program.”


Turners 4, Palmer 0









Goals: (TF) Wozniak 4.

Assists: (TF) Taylor 2, Wood.

Shots: Turners 14. Palmer 15.

Saves: (TF) Greene 15. (P) Dinelle 10.

Corners: Turners 2. Palmer 6.

Southwick 2, Mahar 0









Goals: (S) Houle, Barnard.

Assists: (S) Gorman.

Shots: Mahar 12. Southwick 11.

Saves: (M) Marigliano 9. (S) Stratton 12.

Corners: Mahar 5. Southwick 22.

Mohawk 2, Holyoke 0









Goals: (M) T. Williams, S. Sinistore.

Shots: Holyoke 2. Mohawk 10.

Saves: (H) Dunn 8. (M) Kendall 2.

Corners: Holyoke 0. Mohawk 19.


Frontier 23, Hampshire 32

(at Frontier, 2.79 miles)

1. Vayda (H), 14:07. 2. C. Carey (F), 14:33. 3. Sharp (F), 15:02. 4. P. Carey (F), 15:16. 5. MacFerden (H), 15:21. 6. Balis (F), 15:35. 7. Kopi (H), 15:36. 8. Brynda (F), 15:41. 9. Eline (H), 15:43. 10. Roncone (H), 15:44.

Pope Francis 21, Mohawk 37
Mohawk 25, Granby 31

(at Pope Francis, 2.72 miles)

1. Markey (P), 14:57. 2. Simmons (M), 15:07. 3. Ashe (P), 15:15. 4. Hutchinson (G), 15:29. 5. Ordonez (P), 16:01. 6. Rice-Lesure (M), 16:28. 7. Gould (G), 16:43. 8. Lynch (P), 16:50. 9. O’Brien (P), 17:06. 10. Tate (P), 17:11.


Hampshire 19, Frontier 42

(at Frontier, 2.79 miles)

1. Touchette (H), 18:22. 2. Jenkins (H), 18:22. 3. Egland (F), 18:24. 4. Mahon-Moore (H), 18:26. 5. Marek (H), 18:34. 6. Howard (F), 19:01. 7. Dunlap (H), 19:14. 8. Pellegrini (H), 19:22. 9. Roscher (H), 19:23. 10. Ferry (F), 19:36. 11. Howes (F), 19:39.

Mohawk 23, Pope Francis 32
Mohawk 15, Granby 44

(at Pope Francis, 2.72 miles)

1. Davis (M), 15:49. 2. Boutin (P), 16:40. 3. Sullivan (P), 17:59. 4. Sczewyczk (M), 18:25. 5. Looman (M), 19:01. 6. Upton (M), 19:59. 7. Cusimano (M), 20:07. 8. Quori (P), 20:11. 9. Leonard (G), 20:21. 10. Simmons (M), 20:23.


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