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School Roundup: Savoy tallies pair for red-hot Greenfield

  • Greenfield’s Carly Blanchard, left, celebrates scoring her first varsity goal with Emma Savoy in the first half against Pioneer earlier this season in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

For the Recorder
Published: 10/11/2019 9:53:31 PM
Modified: 10/11/2019 9:53:17 PM

Emma Savoy scored two goals and Greenfield High School girls’ soccer continued its outstanding season with a 3-1 win over Pope Francis High School in a Pioneer South Division soccer match Friday afternoon in Greenfield.

The Green Wave (9-2, 8-0 PS) came out and took control of the game right from the opening kick as Savoy scored her first tally just minutes into the contest on a direct kick from directly outside the box. Greenfield doubled its lead minutes later when Alexis Farrick netted a left-footed score on a deep cross into the box from teammate Hannah Poirier to give the Green Wave the 2-0 lead. 

Pope Francis tried to get back in the game with 6:30 to go before the half on a score from Lily Turmel but Greenfield quickly struck back with two minutes left before the break when Savoy received an arching pass over the defense from Kaitlin Lavoine and deposited the pass into the back of the net for the 3-1 halftime advantage.

Both teams battled in the second half with each squad generating scoring chances but neither Greenfield or Pope Francis could break through.

“I was proud of the way both teams played,” Greenfield coach Tina Riddell said. “Both teams created quality scoring chances but  each had trouble putting the ball on net in the second half. I was really proud of the way our defense played in the second half and both teams battled hard all game.”

Dina Samake continued to play well in net for Greenfield turning away six shots to earn the victory.

Greenfield returns to action Tuesday when the Green Wave hosts Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School.

Easthampton 1, Frontier 0 — Malia Sands scored a goal in the 53rd minute to help Easthampton High School edge Frontier Regional School 1-0 in a Pioneer North Division match Friday night in South Deerfield.

The Red Hawks hit the post twice and had plenty of scoring chances but could not convert as Easthampton pulled out the slim victory.

“I feel like we won the possession game tonight and controlled the ball,” said Frontier coach Phil Pittelli. “We had some great scoring chances and hit the post twice but the ball did not bounce our way in this one.”

The bounces did favor the Eagles as Sands was on the receiving end of a poor clearance that bounced right to feet and she was able to slide a shot past Frontier goalie Siomara Green. Green finished with five saves in net for Frontier.

Frontier travels to Athol to face the Red Raiders on Tuesday night.

Gateway 4, Athol 0 — Erin Harris recorded a hat trick and Gateway Regional High School rolled to a 4-0 win over Athol High School in a Pioneer North divisional matchup Friday night in Athol.

Peyton Bucko and Isabella Labarron each recorded assists for Gateway in support of winning goalkeeper Donna Viel who stopped two shots in the shutout. Haley Wrigley was busy in net for Athol turning away 10 shots in the loss.

Athol returns to action this morning when the Red Raiders travel to face Pioneer at 10 a.m.

 Four Rivers 2, Putney 1 — Eve Macek scored a goal with two minutes remaining in the contest to help Four Rivers Charter School secure a 2-1 win over the Putney School in a River Valley Athletic League soccer match Friday.

Tula Campman tied the game for the Putney School at 1-1 in the 76th minute but Macek came back in the 78th minute with an unassisted goal to give the Otters the victory.

Bree Daehne played well in net for Four Rivers and earned the victory. The Otters return to action Thursday when they travel to face Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.

Boys Soccer

Pioneer 1, Mohawk 1 — In an independent matchup between two local squads, Pioneer Valley Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School battled to a 1-1 tie in a boys’ soccer match Friday night in Northfield.

Jacob Quinn put the Panthers ahead in the 28th minute on a pass from Noah Keith which stood as the games only score until the 49th minute when Keeman Ramirez scored an unassisted goal for Mohawk to tie the game at 1-1.

Both goalies played well as Ruben Bassett finished with 16 saves for Mohawk including three tough saves to keep the game tied while Ryan Potter recorded three saves in net for Pioneer.

Field hockey

Frontier 2, Westfield 0 — The Red Hawks are officially postseason-bound.

Lila Roche broke a scoreless tie with 3 minutes, 40 seconds remaining in regulation, and visiting Frontier tacked on another goal as the final buzzer sounded to capture a 2-0 victory over Westfield in a Valley League contest Friday afternoon in Westfield.

The victory officially qualifies the Red Hawks for the WMass Division 2 postseason, as the club improved to 9-2 overall, 5-0 in the league.

“We always talk about taking it game by game and goal by goal,” Frontier coach Missy Mahar said. “One of our team goals was to qualify for the WMass tournament so I’m proud of the girls that they were able to get in with a win today.”

Lily Spencer made it 2-0 with a tally on the game’s final play, a penalty corner that featured an assist from Olivia Vecellio.

Frontier’s Skyla Burniske made one save to earn the shutout, as the team held a 20-1 edge in shots on goal and a 7-0 advantage in corners.

The Hawks are back at it Monday morning with a road game at West Springfield (11 a.m.).

Greenfield 3, East Longmeadow 0 — Greenfield High School got off to a slow start Friday afternoon but the offense came alive in the second half as the Green Wave cruised to a 3-0 win over East Longmeadow in a Valley League match in Greenfield.

After the Green Wave struggled to get things going in the first half after playing three games this week, Madyson Kuchieski, Racquel Provost and Lilia Kachelmeyer all scored within a six minute stretch in the second half to give Greenfield plenty of breathing room and a hard fought win after a long week.

“We started out pretty sluggish today in the first half,” said Greenfield coach Erin Thayer. “The girls played a lot this week and we had trouble getting things going but we had much better communication in the second half and played a much better team game . Overall, I was proud of the way we responded there in the second half to earn the win.”

 Katie Haselton dished out two assists for Greenfield and Kayla Eggsware added an assist in support of winning goalie Ainslee Flynn.

Greenfield returns to action Tuesday in a much anticipated contest with rival and Valley League leader Frontier. The Green Wave will travel to South Deerfield after falling earlier in the season to Frontier, 2-1.

Belchertown 4, Pioneer 1 — Abigail Olden scored two goals to lead Belchertown High School to a 4-1 victory over Pioneer in a Tri-County League field hockey match Friday afternoon in Northfield.

Jennie Fuller recorded the score for Pioneer on an assist from Sydney Unaitis while Athena Fowler-Shaw was busy in net for the Panthers turning away eight shots in the loss. Belchertown controlled possession for most of the game registering 12 total shots to go along with nine corners. Pioneer finished with two corners and two shots in the contest.


Franklin Tech 3, Sci-Tech 2 — Renee Reed filled the stat sheet with four digs, four kills, 14 assists, two blocks and an ace as Franklin County Technical School won a 5-set thriller 25-18, 25-13, 24-26, 25-27, 15-2 over Sci-Tech in a Metro Division volleyball match Friday.

 Kelly Trudeau played well for the Eagles recording four assists and nine digs while Maddie Churchill added two aces, seven digs and 10 kills in the victory.

Franklin Tech returns to action on Tuesday evening when the Eagles travel to face Pioneer Valley Christian Academy in Springfield.

Agawam 3, Mahar 1 — Ava Liberty registered four kills, an ace and a dig for Mahar Regional School but the Senators fell to Agawam High School 25-9, 28-26, 20-25, 25-11 in an independent volleyball match Friday afternoon in Orange.

Hallee Meeker added three kills for Mahar while teammate Madison Harrington finished with eight assists.

Southwick 3, Mohawk 0 — Octavia Crawford had five kills, an assist and a pair of digs, but Southwick came away with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-16 independent victory on Thursday night. 

Clare Wasileski had four assists, four aces and two digs in the loss, Hannah Plesnar had two kills, five digs and an ace and Nola Bloomer added two kills, three digs and two aces.

South Hadley 3, Athol 1 — Lexi Forte registered three kills, seven assists and two aces for Athol High School but the Red Raiders fells to South Hadley High School 25-10, 25-8, 19-25, 25-11 in an independent volleyball match Friday afternoon.

Shaelynn Doherty also played well for Athol finishing with five kills, five digs and an assist in the loss.


McCann Tech 23, Mohawk 1 — Ryan Baran carded a 36 and earned match medalist honors to lead McCann Technical School to a 23-1 win over Mohawk Trail Regional School in a Bi-County West Division golf match Friday afternoon at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.

All McCann players broke 45 in the match and the Rams improved to to 6-3 on the season.

Sam Thompson earned the lone point for Mohawk out of the No. 3 position while Ben Thompson registered the low score for the Warriors with a 50.


Frontier 2, Westfield 0









Goals: (F) Roche, Spencer.

Assists: (F) Vecellio.

Shots: Frontier 20. Westfield 1.

Saves: (F) Burniske 1. (W) Brown 18.

Corners: Frontier 7. Westfield 0.

Greenfield 3. E. Longmeadow 0

East Longmeadow








Goals: (G) Provost, Kuchieski, Kachelmeyer.

Assists: (G) Haselton 2, Eggsware.

Shots: East Longmeadow 0, Greenfield 16

Saves: (EL) Lavesque 13. (G) Flynn 0.

Corners: East Longmeadow 0. Greenfield 24.

Belchertown 4, Pioneer 1









Goals: (B) Olden 2, Cooper, E. Wrong (P) Fuller.

Assists: (B) Boutin, E. Wrong. (P) Unaitis.

Shots: Belchertown 12. Pioneer 2.

Saves: (B) A. Rothstein 1. (P) Folwer-Shaw 8.

Corners: Belchertown 9; Pioneer 2.


Easthampton 1, Frontier 0









Goals: (E) Sands.

Assists: (E) McCluffin.

Saves: (E) Coleman 9. (F) Green 5.

Greenfield 3, Pope Francis 1

Pope Francis








Goals: (PF) Turmel; (G) Savoy 2, Ferrick.

Assists: (PF) Kosnicki; (G) Poirier, Lavoine

Saves: (PF) Roselli 4; (G) Samacke 6

Gateway 4, Athol 0









Goals: (G) Harris 3, (own goal).

Assists: (G) Bucko, Labarron.

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


Mohawk 1, Pioneer 1









Goals: (M) Ramirez. (P) Quinn.

Assists: (P) Keith.

Saves: (M) Bassett 16. (P) Potter 3.

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