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School roundup: Pioneer’s Fuller scores 4 goals in field hockey win

  • Pioneer’s Jennie Fuller charges downfield against Franklin Tech in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech goalkeeper Kyleigh Baleno charges out to block a shot from Pioneer’s Sofia Walker in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Sydney Unaitis sends the ball upfield against Franklin Tech in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Jennie Fuller takes a shot against Franklin Tech in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech’s Peter Saladino carries the ball upfield defended by Pioneer’s Kaitlin Trudeau in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer’s Jennie Fuller cuts upfield defended by Franklin Tech’s Addison Stacy in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech goalkeeper Kyleigh Baleno deflects a shot from Pioneer in the first half Thursday in Northfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 9/12/2019 10:27:38 PM
Modified: 9/12/2019 10:27:27 PM

Senior Jennie Fuller erupted for four goals in Pioneer Valley field hockey’s 5-0 win over Franklin Tech on Thursday in a Tri-County League game in Northfield. 

The Panthers scored three goals in the first half, scoring the final two in the second half of play. 

Sofia Walker added a goal and an assist in the win, her goal assisted by Fuller. 

Sydney Unaitis also recorded an assist for Pioneer. 

It wasn’t an easy day in net for junior Tech goalie Kyleigh Baleno, who faced 28 shots in the game, stopping 23 of them. 

The Panther defense did not allow a shot on goal in the contest. 

Field Hockey

Turners shuts out Mahar

Two second-half goals pushed Turners past Mahar, 2-0, in a Bi-County game played in Turners. 

Olivia Whitter scored the first goal of the game off a corner with 23:36 left in the game. The assist went to Kaylin Voudren.

The second goal came with 9:35 left in the game off the stick of Voudren to secure the victory. 

“The defense played very well,” Turners coach Becky Dame said. “On offense, we moved the ball well and capitalized.” 

Boys Soccer

Greenfield falls late

Two late goals led Sci-Tech to a 2-0 victory over Greenfield in a McGrath League game played in Springfield. 

The game was tied with nine minutes to play, but Sci-Tech got the ball into the box and fired it on net, with Green Wave goalie Alex Carbello unable to corral the ball and giving the CyberCats the late lead. 

Sci-Tech added the second goal with two minutes left, as Greenfield had pressed its whole offense up, leading to a breakaway. 

“We played really well,” Green Wave coach Andy Rup said. “The bounces just aren’t going our way. The kids are playing hard.” 

■ Holding a 1-0 lead at the half, Franklin Tech surrendered four second half goals in a 4-2 loss to McCann Tech in an independent match in North Adams. 

Sam Lashtur scored the opening goal of the game in the 24th minute off an assist from Brayden McCord, but McCann tied it back up two minutes into the second half. 

Lashtur scored again to put the Eagles in front in the 48th minute, but six minutes later the Hornets evened it up. 

McCann took the lead in the 68th minute off a penalty kick from Omar Ugdah, and put in another goal in the 78th minute to secure the win. 

“They switched their gameplan at halftime,” Tech coach Kurt Richardson said. “We were tired in the end. We had a couple subs in on injury and they buckled down and caught us on our back foot.” 

■ Frontier was once again unable to get its offense going, falling to Central, 1-0, in Springfield. 

The Golden Eagles got on the scoreboard in the ninth minute off the foot of Dominic Cirelli, with the assist going to Lawi Djuma. 

From there, the Red Hawks didn’t force the Central defense into many tough opportunities, with Golden Eagle goalie Antonio Centracchio only needing to make one save to earn the shutout. 

“We need to find a way to start winning these games,” Red Hawk coach Evan Horton said. 

■ Playing in back-to-back games, the Mohawk soccer team ran out of legs against Monument Mountain, falling 11-1 in Great Barrington. 

The Warriors were outshot 32-3 in the game against a strong Spartan team, with Reuben Bassett making 17 saves in net for Mohawk. 

Tyler Dubreuil had the lone goal for the Warriors. 

Girls Volleyball

Frontier falls in heavyweight fight

The defending Western Mass champions, Frontier, dropped their second match of the year, falling to Minnechaug, 3-1, in an Eastern League match played in South Deerfield. 

The Red Hawks held a 24-20 lead in the first set, but wasted five points and ended up dropping the set, 29-27. 

Frontier came back to win the second set, 25-18, but dropped the third set, 25-18, and the fourth set, 25-12. 

“Minnechaug played well,” Red Hawk coach Sean MacDonald said. “Probably the top team in the west right now and we continue to make too many errors against elite opponents.”

Jalen Sullivan had 11 kills and three aces, Olivia Deane had seven kills and three aces and Reilly Isler had four aces and 15 digs in the loss. 

Girls soccer 

Green Wave explode for seven goals 

At the end of the first half, Greenfield coach Tina Riddell was looking for more from her team in a Pioneer South game against Mohawk played at Greenfield High School. 

They led 1-0 after a goal from Eva Pruitt-Dahl, but the scoreboard didn’t indicate how the Green Wave were playing, as after a slow start, they began to pick it up and put pressure on the Warriors.

In the second half, the strong play translated to the scoreboard, as Greenfield scored six goals to earn a commanding 7-0 victory. 

“My team came ready to play today,” Riddell said. “You have to come to every game with enthusiasm, hard work and communication to win games. My team blossomed today for some of them who played two years ago. This team is developing a strong program with many surprises to come.” 

Pruitt-Dahl finished with two goals, Victoria Martin and Emma Savoy each had two goals and an assist, Kristina Reed had a goal and an assist, Kaitlin Lavoine had a pair of assists and Sage Cronen-Townsend had an assist. 

Greenfield outshot Mohawk 18-1 in the game, with Amelie Rowehl coming up with nine saves in goal for the Warriors.  

■ It took Pioneer just 20 seconds to get on the scoreboard against Franklin Tech, as Paige Loughmann scored the first of her three goals in a 9-0 win in Turners. 

The Panthers put in five goals in the first half, adding four in the second half in the blowout win. 

Tayla Sadlowski had a pair of goals and assists, Azemina Cecunjanin and Stephanie Scoville each had a goal and an assist and Lucia Saviano and Laila Heilman each added a goal. 

Jasmine Terounzo had an assist and Sarah Johnson added two assists of her own. 

Emily Merritt had 14 saves in the loss. 

■ Grace Dufour scored a pair of goals to lead Athol past Hopkins, 3-1, in a Pioneer North game played in Athol. 

Dufour opened the scoring in the first half off an assist from Geca Baptista and Jenna St. Cyr added to the lead in the second half with an unassisted goal. 

Dufour scored late on a penalty kick to put the icing on the win, with Hopkins’ lone goal coming after the Red Raiders had pulled their starters. 


Tech wins all six matchups against Pathfinder

All six Franklin Tech golfers came out victorious in their individual matchups, culminating in a 23-1 victory over Pathfinder at the Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. 

Mike McGoldrick narrowly won the No. 1 matchup over Jacob Russo, shooting a 48 to Russo’s 50. 

Alex Sulda shot a match-low 44 in the No. 2 spot, Anthony Zager shot a 49 in the No. 3 spot and Ryan Artus shot a 47 in the No. 5 spot. 

■ The Mohawk golf team failed to win an individual matchup against McCann Tech, falling 24-0 at the Forest Park Country Club in Adams. 

Ryan Baran shot a match-low 35 from the No. 1 spot for McCann, defeating Ben Thompson, who shot a 47. 

Sam Thompson shot a 58 for the Warriors out of teh No. 3 spot. 


Central 1, Frontier 0









Goals: (C) Cirelli.

Assists: (C) Djuma.

Saves: (F) Jarvis 4. (C) Centracchio 1.

McCann 4, Franklin Tech 2

Franklin Tech








Goals: (FT) Lashtur (2). (M) Foucher, Laforest (2), Ugdah.

Assists: (FT) McCord, Burnett. (M) Laforest, Griswald.

Saves: (FT) Regnier 10. (M) Levesque 6.

Monument Mt. 11, Mohawk 1





Monument Mt.




Goals: (M) Dubreuil. (MM) Boyko, Ryel, Potoski (3), Santos (2), Redpath (2), Hawkins, Schroeder.

Assists: (MM) Potoski, Redpath, Arias.

Saves: (M) Bassett 17. (MM) Kohlkins 2.

Greenfield 0, Sci-Tech 2









Goals: (ST) NA.

Assists: (ST) NA.

Saves: (G) Carballo 6. (ST) NA.


Athol 3, Hopkins 1









Goals: (H) Earle. (A) Defour (2), St. Cyr.

Assists: (H) Campbell. (A) Baptista.

Saves: (H) 9. (A) Wrigley 6.

Pioneer 9, Franklin Tech 0





Franklin Tech




Goals: (P) Loughman (3), Cecunjanin, Sadlowski (2), Scoville, Saviano, Heilman.

Assists: (P) Loughman, Cecunjanin, Sadlowski (2), Scoville, Terounzo, Johnson (2).

Saves: (P) Picard 0. (FT) Merritt 14.

Greenfield 7, Mohawk 0









Goals: (G) Pruitt-Dahl (2), Martin (2), Savoy (2), Reed.

Assists: (G) Martin, Savoy, Reed, Lavoine (2), Cronen-Townsend.

Saves: (M) Rowehl 9. (G) Samake 1.


Pioneer 5, Franklin Tech 0

Franklin Tech








Goals: (P) Fuller (4), Walker.

Assists: (P) Fuller, Walker, Unaitis.

Shots: Franklin Tech 0. Pioneer 0.

Saves: (FT) Baleno 23. (P) Fowler-Shaw 0.

Corners: Franklin Tech 0. Pioneer 13.

Turners Falls 2, Mahar  0









Goals: (T) Whittier, Voudren.

Assists: (T) Voudren.

Shots: Mahar 2. Turners 7.

Saves: (M) Bisceglia 5. (T) Green 2.

Corners: Mahar 3. Turners 14.

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