H.S. Roundup: Frontier volleyball rolls to a sweep of Minnechaug

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Published: 9/13/2021 9:18:54 PM
Modified: 9/13/2021 9:18:55 PM

The Frontier volleyball team got off to a hot start Monday night and kept the momentum going throughout. 

The Redhawks came out with a 25-14 win in the first set before capturing the second frame, 25-16. They kept their foot on the gas in the third set, winning 25-11 to take a 3-0 Eastern League victory over Minnechaug at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.

Sydney Scanlon dished out 15 assists in the victory, with Lilah Evans and Caroline Deane both recording five kills and Jillian Apanell adding four kills. Evans had seven aces, Apanell had five aces and Brooke Davis made six digs for Frontier.

Wahconah 3, Mohawk Trail 1 — Octavia Crawford racked up a team-high seven kills, and host Mohawk Trail won the third set to make things interesting before falling to Wahconah, 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 25-21 in a Northern League contest Monday in Buckland.

Elly Patnode and Palmer King each put down four kills for the Warriors, while Grace Davenport recorded her first kill of the season to go with three digs. King dished out seven assists and eight aces, while Alex Lilly and Riley Giard totaled four digs apiece.

Athol 3, Pioneer 2 — It seems the Bears like playing from behind. 

Athol put itself in an 0-2 hole on Monday after Pioneer took the first set, 25-14, and second set, 25-20, but the Bears stormed back to take the final three stanzas to complete a 3-2 comeback victory in Northfield. 

Athol won its sets 25-22 and 25-19 before earning a 15-7 triumph in the fifth and final frame. 

Maddie Kenniff had four kills while Lindsey Leblanc dished out four assists in the win for the Bears. Kennedy Vaillancourt added three kills. 

Marina Duclos drilled 14 aces for the Panthers, with Olivia Hammond and Erin Killay each scoring two aces in the loss. 

Franklin Tech 3, Greenfield 1 — Emily Ryan smashed five kills and an ace to help lead the Eagles to a 25-19, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19 Northern League win over the Green Wave in Turners on Monday. 

Linley Rollins came up with five digs, Lillian Poirier had two kills and five assists and Cordelia Guerin had three aces and two kills in the win for Franklin Tech. 

Karisma Santana had seven kills and six aces for the Green Wave while Kelsey Richardson added six kills, five digs and six aces and Rachel Dodge had two kills, six assists and seven aces. 

Girls soccer

Hopkins 7, Franklin Tech 0 — The Eagles played better under the lights in the Powertown, dropping a 7-0 decision to Hopkins Academy in an independent tilt.

Franklin Tech (0-2) held the Hawks scoreless for the first 25 minutes and trailed just 3-0 at halftime. Emily Merritt recorded 20 saves in a busy outing for the Eagles, which turn around quickly and host Pathfinder Tuesday afternoon in Turners Falls. Sofia Moreno and Anne Kolodziej played well in the loss.

Pope Francis 9, Athol 1 — Isabella Meadows was a force for the Cardinals, scoring five goals as Pope Francis beat the Bears, 9-1, in Bi-County League action on Monday. 

Emma Bacigalupo had the lone Athol goal. 

Boys soccer

Granby 6, Pioneer 0 — Liam Brown had a hat trick to lift the Rams at home in a Schmid League action Monday.

Colin Murdock (assist), Jonathan Santiago and Robert L’Abbee also found the net. Max Brown added an assist. Daniel Gauvin made four saves for Granby (2-0).

Will Glazier made three saves for Pioneer, including a penalty shot.

St. Mary’s 9, Franklin Tech 3 — The visiting Eagles got off to a strong start, tying the game 2-2 with a Sam Lashtur goal in the 13th minute before St. Mary’s rattled off seven consecutive goals en route to the 9-3 Tri-County League win Monday in Westfield.

David Klempner scored a goal in the fifth minute with an assist from Cam Bashaw, and Lashtner’s goal made it 2-2 with an assist from Klempner. The Saints scored three straight to take a 5-2 halftime advantage, and put four more into the net before Alex Davidson Carroll broke the streak with a Franklin Tech goal in the 75th minute with another assist from Klempner.

Jonathan Baillargeon scored five goals to pace St. Mary’s.

Ware 6, Mohawk Trail 0 — Six different Ware players found the back of the net as the Warriors fell, 6-0, in a Tri-County contest in Buckland on Monday. 

Logan Brothers made nine saves in the loss. 

Field hockey

Franklin Tech 2, Pioneer 0 — Hannah Gilbert continued her strong start to the season Monday, as she buried a pair of goals to help keep the Eagles unbeaten on the strength of a 2-0 victory over Pioneer in a County League contest in Northfield.

Kaitlin Trudeau notched an assist for Franklin Tech, which moved to a perfect 3-0 on the young season. Kelly Baird made six saves in goal for the Panthers. 

Southwick 9, Mohawk Trail 0 — Averion Glynn, Alyssa Jacob and Agnetha Furst netted two goals apiece to lift the Rams to a convincing Valley League contest, Monday.

Sofiya Slocik-Gritzner recorded 19 saves in a busy outing between the pipes for the Warriors (0-1).

East Longmeadow 8, Turners 0 — The Thunder dropped a Valley League road tilt to the Spartans, 8-0, on Monday night. David Stowe made 10 saves in net for Turners.


Pioneer 18, Greenfield 6 — A stellar performance from Ben Werner in the No. 5 spot helped propel the Panthers to an 18-6 victory in a Bi-County East match Monday at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Werner shot 42 and captured all four points for Pioneer. Jalen McGraw shot 45 for the Panthers, while Ethan Mauthe (47) and Brayden Thayer (49) made it four Pioneer golfers with sub-50 rounds.

Greenfield’s Dylan Archer was the match medalist with a 41 in the top spot, earning three points toward the Green Wave’s team total. Johnny Marchefka took two points at No. 3 behind a round of 54.

Mohawk Trail 22½, McCann Tech 1½  — Ben Thompson’s round of 43 was tops on the day as the Warriors cruised to a Bi-County West win Monday at Edge Hill Golf Course.

Phineas Tuttman shot 55 and won 3½ points, while Gage Patenaude (55), Oliver Johnson (57), Logan Moore (57) and Austin Parker (60) all won their matches to power Mohawk Trail. 

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