H.S. Volleyball: Olivia Crawford propels Mohawk Trail past Pioneer

  • Mohawk Trail’s Octavia Crawford sets the ball as teammate Sophie Guy gets ready during the host Warriors’ 3-1 win in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Pioneer’s Caoilinn Lounder passes the ball against Mohawk Trail during action Monday in Buckland. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Pioneer’s Aiden Wall returns a serve against Mohawk Trail in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail’s Palmer King sets the ball against Pioneer in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Pioneer’s Alana Redeker spikes the ball with Mohawk Trail’s Octavia Crawford contesting at the net during action in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail’s Alex Lilly sets the ball against Pioneer in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail’s Octavia Crawford digs the ball against Pioneer in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail’s Elly Patnode hits a set from teammate Palmer King against Pioneer in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail’s Octavia Crawford sets the ball against Pioneer in Buckland on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Writer
Published: 3/22/2021 8:47:41 PM
Modified: 3/22/2021 8:47:37 PM

Octavia Crawford recorded six kills, four assists, a dig and two aces to lead Mohawk Trail to a 3-1 victory over Pioneer in girls volleyball action Monday.

The Warriors took the first two sets of the match — both by identical 25-18 scores — before the Panthers took a close third set, 25-23. Mohawk Trail then snagged the fourth set, 25-19, to earn the win in Buckland.

Elly Patnode had four kills and five aces in the win. Alex Lilly notched six kills, seven aces and three digs while Palmer King added 13 aces and five assists for the Warriors.

For Pioneer, Emily Tibbetts had three aces, a block and three assists, with Alana Redeker adding three aces and Kristine Given dishing out three assists and recording five digs.

Frontier 3, Greenfield 0 — The defending MIAA Division 3 state champion Red Hawks picked up just where they left off last season, pulling out a 3-0 victory on the road against Greenfield on Monday at Nichols Gymnasium in their first match of the season.

Frontier raced out to a 25-4 win in the first set, but the final two frames were much closer. The Red Hawks came out with a 25-15 win in the second set and a 25-14 victory in the third set.

Frontier’s Lilah Evans led the way with six kills in the win, with Jillian Apanell smashing four kills herself. Olivia Rosewarne and Caroline Deane each tossed out six assists while Olivia Deane recorded eight aces.

Korynne Callahan had a pair of aces and kills for the Green Wave. Karisma Santana finished with two kills and Gianna Conte scooped up six digs and an ace for Greenfield.

Athol 3, Franklin Tech 2 — It was a back-and-forth match between the Eagles and Bears on Monday in the Powertown.

The two teams split the first two sets to force a fifth, with Athol earning a 15-13 win in the final frame to take a 3-2 victory behind a six assist, two ace and one kill performance from Lexi Forte.

“It was a pretty evenly matched game today,” Athol coach Donna Lajoie said. “Both teams are working out some kinks on both sides. Lexi Forte was dominant today.” 

Franklin Tech took the first set 25-23 but Athol took the next two — the second set 25-20 and the third 25-18. The Eagles won the fourth set, 25-14.

Kate Mahan had four kills and an ace in the win. Maddy Kenniff smashed four kills and Laney Florentino finished with two kills, three aces and a pair of assists for the Bears.

Maggie Charlton dropped six aces and three kills for Franklin Tech. Renee Reed recorded seven aces, six assists and three digs while Lea Chapman had three aces, four kills, one dig and one block.


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