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HS Roundup: Sens’ Fitzgerald nets trio

Staff Writer
Published: 9/26/2019 9:57:28 PM
Modified: 9/26/2019 9:57:21 PM

Aileen Fitzgerald potted a hat trick, with two of those goals coming in the second half, to lift host Mahar Regional School to a 5-2 victory over Franklin Tech in an independent field hockey contest Thursday in Orange.

The Senators (3-3-1) stormed out to a 3-0 halftime lead, as Fitzgerald, Hannah Dupont and Gracie Marsh all found the back of the net before intermission.

Chris Vezina had two assists in the win, with Dupont and Fitzgerald also recording helpers. Goalkeeper Isabella Bisceglia made three saves to pick up the win.

Peter Saladino and Holly Hicks scored second-half goals for the Eagles (2-6), with Logan Addison picking up an assist. Kylee Baleno stopped 15 shots, as Mahar held a 20-5 edge in that department and a 10-8 advantage in penalty corners.

Mahar heads to Amherst today while Franklin Tech hosts Smith Academy on Monday.

Pioneer 1, Holyoke 1 — Jennie Fuller scored off an assist from Avery Sargent in the first half, but it would be the lone goal the Panthers scored in an independent game in Holyoke. 

Pioneer had a 13-5 shot advantage over the Purple Knights, with Athena Fowler-Shaw making four saves in net to preserve the tie. 

Amherst 1, Mohawk Trail 0 — Zora Dallman scored with 12:43 to play in regulation to give the Hurricanes the 1-0 victory in an independent game in Buckland. 

Kordaryl Kendall made six saves for Mohawk Trail to keep it a low-scoring game.

Girls soccer

Mahar 5, Pope Francis 1 — Delaney Parker stayed hot on offense, scoring four goals, two in each half, to lead the Senators past the Cardinals, 5-1, in an independent match played in Orange. 

Carra Fitzgerald notched a goal in the first half to put Mahar up 3-0 going into the half.

Astha Bernard, Fitzgerald and Cassidy Boutell picked up assists in the win. 

The Senators outshot Pope Francis 28-4, with Maddie Lloyd and Sarah Simon each making a pair of saves for Mahar.

Ware 8, FC Tech 1 — Maralee Wiles scored the lone goal for visiting Franklin Tech, which fell on the road to Ware, 8-1, in a rain-shortened girls soccer game Thursday.

Rylee Ares assisted on Wiles’ goal for the Eagles (1-7, 1-6), which return to action Tuesday against Athol.

Gateway 5, Pioneer 0 — The Panthers failed to get on the scoreboard, as two first-half goals and three in the second put the Gators on top in an independent game in Huntington. 

Erin Harris had a hat trick for Gateway, while Anna Picard made 14 saves in goal for Pioneer. 

■ In JV action from Wednesday, Mahar blanked Athol, 4-0.

Emi Carfagna scored twice with assists coming from Logan Burke and Dakota Cleveland to give Mahar the lead in the first half.

Paige Gadarowski scored from Cassidy Boutell to push the lead to 3-0 in the second half. 

Natalie Apteker later scored after running through an Athol clear attempt for an open opportunity. 

Sara Simon and Baylee Rousseau shared time in net for Mahar, combining for eight saves.


Senators drop Red Raiders

Mahar took all three sets against rival Athol, picking up a 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 win in a Northern League match played in Orange on Thursday.

Hailee Meeker had 10 kills and three blocks in the win, while Quincey Drew had four kills, three aces and five digs, Makayla Mathurin had five aces and four digs and Madison Harrington had 12 assists, two kills and three aces. 

Franklin Tech 3, Renaissance 0 — The Eagles picked up their third win of the week, topping the Phoenix 25-20, 25-17, 28-26 in a Metro League match in Turners Falls on Thursday. 

“It’s a great confidence booster for the girls,” Franklin Tech coach Jade Cuevas said of winning three straight. “Their hard work is showing off. Hopefully, it keeps going.”

Renee Reed had five aces, three digs, five assists, Maggie Charlton had four aces, five digs and six kills and Kelly Trudeau had two aces, four digs and four kills in the win. 


Eagles shuts out Central

Mike McGoldrick shot a match low 28 over six holes from the No. 1 spot, as Franklin Tech defeated Central, 18-0, in a shortened match due to rain at Veterans Golf Course in Springfield. 

Each Eagle golfer won their individual match, with Alex Sulda shooting a 29, Anthony Zager and Jacob Shaw each shooting a 30, Ryan Artus shooting a 33 and Nate Sciandra shooting a 32. 

Boys Soccer

Sabis bests Mohawk Trail

Playing back-to-back games, Mohawk Trail lost its legs against Sabis, surrendering six second-half goals in an 8-0 loss in an independent match in Buckland on Thursday.

Jeremy Townsend and Tre Hodge each scored twice in the win for the Bulldogs, while Reuben Bassett made 17 saves in net, as Sabis got off 25 shots.


Mahar 5, Pope Francis 1

Pope Francis








Goals: (PF) Turmel. (M) Parker (4), Fitzgerald.

Assists: (M) Bernard, Fitzgerald, Boutell.

Saves: (PF) Roselli 12. (M) Lloyd 2, Simon 2.

Gateway 5, Pioneer 0









Goals: (G) Harris (3), Hyjec, Auclair.

Assists: (G) Duggan (2), Kazalski, Harris, Hyjec.

Saves: (P) Picard 14. (G) Viel 3.


Sabis 8, Mohawk 0









Goals: (S) Nixon, Townsend (2), Hodge (2), Wraga, Perez, Wallace.

Assists: (S) Townsend, Hodge, Nixon, Kabaara, Williams (2). (M) .

Saves: (S) Alban 2. (M) Bassett 17.


Mahar 5, FC Tech 2

Franklin Tech








Goals: (FT) Saladino, Hicks. (M) Dupont, Fitzgerald 3, Marsh.

Assists: (FT) Addison. (M) Fitzgerald, Chr. Vezina 2, Dupont.

Shots: Franklin Tech 5. Mahar 20.

Saves: (FT) Baleno 15. (M) Bisceglia 3.

Corners: Franklin Tech 8. Mahar 10.

Pioneer 1, Holyoke 1









Goals: (P) Fuller. (H) O’Donnell.

Assists: (P) Sargent (H) Boria.

Shots: Pioneer 13. Holyoke 5.

Saves: (P) Fowler-Shaw 4. (H) Dunn 12.

Corners: Pioneer 11. Holyoke 1.

Amherst 1, Mohawk 0









Goals: (A) Dallman.

Shots: Amherst 7. Mohawk 4.

Saves: (A) Sullivan 4. (M) Kendall 6.

Corners: Amherst 2. Mohawk 3. 

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