School Soccer: Panthers top Mohawk, 3-1

  • Above, Pioneer’s Emily Raymond (4) breaks past Mohawk defenders Taylor Loomis (8) and Erin Laffond (10) for her first of three goals Wednesday in Buckland. The visiting Panthers won the Pioneer South girls’ soccer match, 3-1. Below, Pioneer’s Emily Raymond (4) chases down a loose ball against Mohawk’s Taylor Loomis (8) during the first half. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Mary Monohon (2) winds up for a goal in the second half, defended by Pioneer’s Paige Loghman (17) Wednesday in Buckland, where the visiting Panthers won their Pioneer South girls’ soccer game, 3-1. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Jaxson Palmer (33) clears the ball downfield against Pioneer during first-half action of her host Warriors’ 3-1 Pioneer South girls’ soccer loss Wednesday in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Aiden Gries (9) battles for possession between Mohawk defenders Jaxson Palmer (33) and Rosalie Kinsey (16) Wednesday during first-half action of a 3-1 Pioneer South girls’ soccer win by the visiting Panthers in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Grace Poplowski (13) winds up to clear the ball against Pioneer in the first half Wednesday in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Emily Raymond (4) chases down a loose ball against Mohawk’s Taylor Loomis (8) during the first half Wednesday in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Jaxson Palmer (33) strikes the ball in the second half against Pioneer Wednesday in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Kaylee Gibson (10) throws the ball in during the second half against Mohawk Wednesday in Buckland. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Emily Raymond buried a hat trick, and Pioneer Valley Regional School picked up its fifth win of the season, 3-1 over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Pioneer South girls’ soccer game Wednesday afternoon in Buckland.

Raymond got the scoring started with a goal in the first half, and the visiting Panthers (5-3-3, 5-1-1) led 1-0 at intermission.

She added two more goals in the second half, one with an assist from Kaylee Gibson, while goalkeeper Leah Fuess recorded five saves to pick up the win.

Mary Monohon tallied in the 72nd minute for the Warriors (2-9-1, 2-4-1), who wound up with a 13-12 edge in shots. Lilly Seaver made seven saves in net.

“(Pioneer) played well. We made a couple mistakes,” explained Steve Tomi. “The girls kept fighting though. We’ll keep swinging until the end and I give them credit, they scored late and that showed they’re still in it.”

Mohawk travels to Drury High School Friday, when Pioneer hosts Ware High School.

Frontier 5, Pope Francis 2 — Cambrie Hamilton scored a pair of goals and Frontier Regional School qualified for the WMass Girls’ Soccer Tournament for the first time in three years with a 5-2 victory over Pope Francis High School in a Pioneer North match Wednesday in Chicopee.

Frontier (8-1-1, 5-1-1) scored four goals in the first half, including back-to-back Hamilton markers in the first three minutes. Hamilton made it 1-0 in the first minute and then scored again in the third minute. Jenna Martin assisted on both goals.

Martin continued dishing out assists when she set up Maddie Crocker for the third goal of the game in the 16th minute. Then Hamilton set up Marisela Ackerman in the 20th minute for the 4-0 lead the Red Hawks took into the break.

Pope Francis scored back-to-back goals — both by Anna Cichon — to open the second-half scoring, but Lexa Boyden scored from Angela Self late to seal the win.

Frontier was playing without leading scorer Natalie Denkiewicz, who was out with an injury.

Boyden (four saves) and Ackerman (three saves) combined on the win in net. Tanner Longo made 18 saves in the loss.

Smith Voke 3, FC Tech 1 — Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School received two goals from Megan Cone and one from Ella Sherman as the Vikings were able to avoid a loss to an upset-minded Franklin County Technical School Wednesday afternoon. Smith Voke captured a 3-1 victory in Northampton.

“They played unselfish. They hustled,” said FC Tech coach Dan Prasol of his team.

Cone’s second goal came on a direct kick, and she also assisted on Sherman’s goal. Smith Voke led FC Tech, 15-7, in shots as Sydney Cyr had six saves.

Despite the loss, things were positive for the Eagles.

“I was thrilled with our level of effort. I thought it could have gone either way, I thought we outpossessed them,” said Prasol.

Smith Voke improves to 6-4 while FC Tech falls to 6-6.

Gateway 5, Athol 1 — Jessica Van Heynigen and Nina Iglesias scored two goals each, and host Gateway Regional High School picked up a 5-1 win over Athol High School in a Pioneer North girls’ soccer game Wednesday night under the lights in Huntington.

Gateway led 2-0 at halftime, and tacked on three more after the break. Erin Harris also tallied for the Gators (5-1-3, 3-1-3).

Peyton Parker scored the lone goal of the night for Athol (6-6, 2-6), recording 16 saves in net in a busy night for the Red Raiders.

Athol returns home Friday for a North game against Pope Francis High School.

Ware 8, Greenfield 0 — Caitlyn Hess’ hat trick helped Ware High School to a convincing 8-0 shutout of Greenfield High School in a Pioneer South girls’ soccer game Wednesday night in Ware.

Ware (10-1-1, 6-0-1), which led 5-0 at halftime, also received goals from Maraide McClure, Haley Hernandez, Jackie Dugay, Lexi Orszulak and Olivia Vadnais.

Greenfield was led by goalkeeper Dina Samake, who made 16 saves on the night.

Four Rivers 2, Eagle Hill 1 — Anna Goldstein scored the game-winning goal with just over three minutes remaining, lifting Four Rivers Charter School to a 2-1 victory over Eagle Hill School in a River Valley Athletic League girls’ soccer game Wednesday in Greenfield.

Alexis Dimitriou got the scoring started for the Otters with a goal just 15 seconds into the first half, with Goldstein earning the assist.

Eagle Hill tied the game with 10 minutes left before Goldstein put home the game-winner late on an unassisted tally for the 2-1 victory.

Goalkeeper Alouette Batteau recorded 10 saves to earn the win for Four Rivers, which next hosts Buxton School today.

Boys’ match

South Hadley 6, Greenfield 0 — Liam Joy had two goals as South Hadley dominated Greenfield 6-0 in boys’ soccer action Wednesday night.

South Hadley got off to a quick start scoring as Declan Joy scored the team’s first goal just 26 seconds into the game. Liam Joy ended up with three points as he also assisted on a goal to go along with his two goals. The team also got goals from Ryan Gage, Ashton Sanford and Michael Zhou. Four of their six goals came in the first half of the game.

South Hadley lead Greenfield 10-2 in shots as goalie Clayton Coppi stopped both of the shots he faced while Greenfield goalie William Lopez made four saves.

South Hadley improves to 5-5-2 on the season while Greenfield falls to 0-8-3.