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Athol girls soccer edged by Easthampton

  • Grace Dufour looks to make a play against Easthampton, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Angelica Baptista passes against Easthampton, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Madelyn Robertson defends against Easthampton, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Grace Dufour dribbles upfield, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Ally Raymond shoots against Easthampton, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Rozlyn Nelson evades Easthampton’s Celi Sumba, Thursday in Athol.  FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Jenna St. Cyr settles the ball against Easthampton, Thursday in Athol. FOR THE ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS



Staff Writer
Thursday, September 13, 2018

ATHOL – When two evenly matched soccer teams play, one great shot can make all the difference.

For the Athol girls soccer team, the shot went against them, and it led to a 1-0 loss to Easthampton on Thursday.

Neither team amassed many scoring chances.

“This was the game I was kind of anticipating,” Athol coach Tim Cleveland said. “I was hoping we would get a few more opportunities in front of the net.”

Hailey Wrigley made eight saves for Athol.

The Red Raiders (2-2, 2-2 Pioneer North) did get a great chance toward the end of the game, when a shot by Kendall Deleo seemed destined to sneak in under the crossbar.

“That was our best opportunity right there,” Cleveland said. “It would have been nice to get.”

A leaping Lily Pioli punched it away to seal the win for Easthampton (2-1, 2-1).

Kasi Marowitz’s first-half goal for the Eagles was the difference. Marowitz shot from over 20 yards out and put it in the corner past Wrigley.

Marowitz’s direct kick attempt was blocked, and it came right back to her feet for the one-timer.

In the second half, Easthampton possessed the ball for the majority of the time.

“We didn’t play aggressively or efficiently ,” Cleveland said. “That’s the result.”

The combination of Taylor Cleveland and Hannah York played well on in the middle of the defense, especially in the second half with Easthampton on the attack.

Senior Shelby Mailloux left the game in the first half due to illness.

Field Hockey

Amherst 1, Athol 0 — The Red Raiders (1-2, 1-1 Tri County) were shut out on the road.

The play of Ryley Pond get Athol close, she made 19 saves.

Turners Falls 3, Mahar 2 — Anna Wetherbee scored twice for the Senators (2-2, 1-2 Bi County), but they were beaten at home by the Thunder.

Boys soccer

Mahar 5, Greenfield 1 — James Temple and Riley Drew both put up five points in the Senators’ road win.

Temple had three goals with two assists, while Drew had two goals and three assists.

Logan Dodge played the first half and made one save. The score was 5-0 at halftime. Ethan Williams entered in the second half, stopping two shots while giving up the lone goal.


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