School roundup: Frontier field hockey moves to 6-0

Staff Writer
Published: 9/19/2019 10:33:58 PM
Modified: 9/19/2019 10:33:46 PM

The Frontier Regional field hockey team continued its flaming hot start to the season, advancing to a 6-0 record with a 4-0 rout of Northampton in an independent game played in South Deerfield. 

The Red Hawks out-shot the Blue Devils 24-1 in the game and had an 18-2 corner advantage. 

“It was another good win,” Frontier coach Missy Mahar said. “Nice to capitalize and maintain constant pressure.” 

Lila Roche and Olivia Vecellio opened the scoring in the first half, with Alyson Barnes and Emily DeMaio finding the back of the cage in the second half. 

Lily Spencer had a trio of assists and Emily Roberts also picked up an assist. 

The Red Hawks have been unbeatable through six contests, but Mahar is keeping her team focused on the next task, not thinking too far ahead. 

“We just take it game-by-game and always looking to improve,” she said. 

Boys Soccer

Two late goals plummet Frontier

Frontier went into Thursday’s Moriarty League game with one goal in mind: keeping Chicopee star forward Mamadi Jiani off the scoreboard. 

The game plan worked, as the Red Hawk defense frustrated him through the first half and didn’t allow him to break free for a goal. 

Frontier scored the opening goal of the second half as Tenzin Tsundue sent a free kick into the box, where Ben Morse was able to finish to put Frontier ahead in the 49th minute. 

That’s when Jiani took over. 

The forward scored goals in the 55th and 66th minute to give Chicopee the 2-1 win in South Deerfield. 

“He’s the best player in Western Massachusetts,” Red Hawk coach Evan Horton said of Jiani. “We game planned for him, he didn’t come into the game until 15 minutes in. We were waiting for him, we executed our tactical plan very well, they were frustrated in the second half. He’s a great player, he takes on two, three, four guys at a time and is incredibly gifted. He managed to slip past our defense and put two away. Not flashy goals, just hard work on his part.”

While the Pacers were able to slip two goals past Frontier goalie Nick Jarvis, Horton was pleased with the way his defense played. 

Horton switched things up on the back end, pairing Cairn Bright, Cam Wrisley and Avery Tuttle with stalwart Sam Felton-Emrick for the first time, which produced results the coach was pleased with, and may continue with as the Red Hawks look to bounce back from a slow start to the season. 

“Couldn’t have been happier with what they did,” Horton said of his defense. “At the end, we came up a little short but I’m looking forward to where we’re heading as a team.”

Girls Soccer

Parker nears school record

Delaney Parker scored two goals and added an assist in Mahar’s 4-1 win over Hopkins in a Pioneer North game played in Orange, with those three points putting her at 127 career points, one shy of tying the Mahar school record of 128 set by Jill Waters. 

The Senators dominated the game, outshooting the Golden Hawks 29-3 in the contest. 

Parker scored the opening goal in the first minute of the game, assisted by Isabella Zani, then assisted on a goal from Carra Fitzgerald in the 17th minute. 

In the second half, Sienna Moore scored an unassisted goal in the 31st minute, and 20 seconds later, Parker scored again to put the nail in the coffin. 

“I thought we played really well,” Mahar coach Chad Softic said, “but we just couldn’t finish at times and didn’t anticipate mistakes very well in the box. Hopkins played tough.  I can’t say enough about our younger kids stepping up and its just fun watching them grow each game.  Carra and Natalie (Beloli) were terrific together and really set the tone at midfield, winning balls and distributing and I thought Gracie Rich had her best game as well. “Delaney continues to set a great example for the girls the way she competes.”

Gateway 6, Athol 0 — Gateway scored three goals in the first and three in the second half to defeat the Red Raiders in a Pioneer North game played in Huntington. 

Haley Wrigley made 10 saves in goal for Athol, while Erin Harris led the Gators with four goals. 

Smith Academy 6, Franklin Tech 0 — The Eagles played Smith Academy strong in the first half, allowing just two goals, but the Falcon offense broke out in the final 40 minutes of play to score four goals while the Tech offense once again struggled to generate scoring chances, finishing with a mere one shot on net in a Pioneer South match in Hatfield. 

Maisie Bowler scored a pair of goals for Smith Academy while Emily Merritt made 15 saves in net for the Eagles. 

Pope Francis 6, Mohawk 0 — The Cardinals jumped on Mohawk early, scoring a blistering five goals in the first half to lead to the victory in a Pioneer South match played in Buckland. 

Lily Turnel scored two goals in the win while Amelie Rowehl had 15 saves for the Warriors in the loss. 

Golf

Mohawk steamrolls Central

The Mohawk golf team won all six of its matches against Springfield Central, leading to a 23.5-.5 victory at the Edge Hill Golf and Country Club in Ashfield. 

Ben Thompson shot a match low 41 to win the No. 1 matchup, while Sam Thompson and Douglas Wilcox both shot a 50, Gage Patenaude shot a 52, Austin Parker shot a 54 and Phineaus Tuttman shot a 57 to win their respective matches. 

Franklin Tech 17.5, McCann Tech 6.5 — The Eagles won the No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 spots to defeat McCann in a Bi-County West match played at the Thomas Memorial Golf Course in Turners. 

In the No. 1 match, Hornet Ryan Baram shot a match low 45 to defeat Mike McGoldrich, who shot a 47. 

Ryan Artus won the No. 3 matchup with a 48, Anthony Zager won No. 5 with a 46 and Jacob Shaw won No. 6 with a 51. 

Franklin Tech’s Nate Sciandra tied with Chris Rose in the No. 4 spot, with both golfers shooting a 52. 

Ware 17.5, Greenfield 6.5 — In a battle of the unbeatens, Ryan Cote won the No. 1 matchup over Ware’s John Soltys, with Cote shooting a 39 and Soltys shooting a 40, but it would be the only match the Green Wave won on the day. 

Gabe Larouche narrowly lost the No. 2 matchup to Andrew Bonnayer, with Bonnayer shooting a 50, two strokes ahead. 

In the No. 4 matchup, Dylan Archer shot a 48 for Greenfield, but it wasn’t enough to top Mason Harper, who shot a 43. 

Monson 24, Turners 0 — The Thunder lost all six matches, getting shut out against Monson in a Bi-County East match played at the Quaboag Country Club in Monson. 

Joey Mosca had the top score for Turners, shooting a 44 from the No. 1 spot, but it wasn’t enough to top Mason Dumas of the Mustangs, who shot a match-low 36. 

FIELD HOCKEY

Frontier 4, Northampton 0

Northampton

0

0

0

Frontier

2

2

4

Goals: (F) Roche, Vecellio, Barnes, DeMaio.

Assists: (F) Spencer (3), Roberts (1).

Shots: Northampton 1. Frontier 24.

Saves: (N) Moreau 20. (F) Burniske 1.

Corners: Northampton 2. Frontier 18.

BOYS SOCCER

Chicopee 2, Frontier 1

Chicopee

0

2

2

Frontier

0

1

1

Goals: (C) Jiani (2). (F) Morse.

Assists: (C) Dort, Roberts. (F) Tsundue.

Saves: (C) Berube 4. (F) Jarvis 5.

GIRLS SOCCER

Mahar 4, Hopkins 1

Hopkins

0

1

1

Mahar

2

2

4

Goals: (H) Kowal-Safron. (M) Parker (2), Fitzgerald, Moore.

Assists: (M) Zani, Parker.

Saves: (H) Jolly 17. (M) Lloyd 2.

Gateway 6, Athol 0

Athol

0

0

0

Gateway

3

3

6

Goals: (G) Harris (4), Hyjek, Auclair.

Assists: (G) Hyjek, Kingsley, Iglesias, Bucko (2).

Saves: (A) Wrigley 10. (G) Viel 2.

Smith Academy 6, Franklin Tech 0

Franklin Tech

0

0

0

Smith Academy

2

4

6

Goals: (SA) Neal, Gilrein, Maisie Bowler (2), Goldman, Moynihan.

Assists: (SA) Goldman, Moynihan, Gilrein (2).

Saves: (FT) Merritt 15. (SA) Bouley 1.

Pope Francis 6, Mohawk 0

Pope Francis

5

1

6

Mohawk

0

0

0

Goals: (PF) Turnel (2), Szalai, Longo, Poppolo, Roselli.

Assists: (PF) Longo, Simis, Cavanaugh, Sears.

Saves: (PF) Roselli 2. (M) Rowehl 15.


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