H.S. Soccer: Frontier offense clicks in 5-0 win over Greenfield (PHOTOS)

  • Frontier's Jillian Worden, left, Greenfield's Samantha Santos battle for possession during the visiting Redhawks’ 5-0 win in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield's Elizabeth Trudeau, left, and Frontier's Madeline Bennett battle for control of the ball in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier's Mayayla Santos (20) puts home a rebound goal after a save from Greenfield goalie Makayla Valente in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier goalie CC Green makes a save off a corner kick during the visiting Redhawks’ 5-0 win in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier's Sam Scanlon, left, and Greenfield’s Elderina Cecunjanin compete for the ball in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield’s Kaitlin Lavoine, left, and Frontier's Makayla Santos compete for the ball in Greenfield on Monday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Writer
Published: 9/27/2021 9:31:48 PM
Modified: 9/27/2021 9:31:48 PM

GREENFIELD — Frontier girls soccer coach Phil Pittelli was hoping to see his team put more shots in the back of the net.

His wish came true on Monday. 

The Redhawks scored a pair of first-half goals before putting three home in the second half to pull away with a 5-0 independent win over host Greenfield. 

Four different Frontier players scored in the win. 

“It was a great team win,” Pittelli said. “We needed to find ways to score goals. We possessed the ball better, our passes were crisp and we were able to create space. I hope they saw how successful they can be when they create that kind of space. Hopefully this can give us some confidence moving forward.” 

It took the Redhawks just nine minutes to light up the scoreboard. Green Wave keeper Makayla Valente made a save on a free kick from Frontier’s Hannah Mackin, but Makayla Santos was alert in the box and smashed home the rebound to give Frontier the early lead. 

The Redhawks tallied again in the 31st minute, with Jillian Worden blasting a shot from outside the box that went off Valente’s hands and into the goal to give Frontier a 2-0 lead going into the half. Kylie Laford had the assist on the play. 

Greenfield’s best opportunity of the game came in the 25th minute on a corner, but Redhawk goalie CC Green made a big save on an Azemina Cecunjanin header to keep the Green Wave off the scoreboard. 

“Every day is a challenge for us,” Greenfield coach Tina Riddell said. “They’re trying their best out there and giving it their all, we’re just so low on numbers. We don't have enough subs to keep momentum going.” 

Worden scored her second of the game just two minutes   into the second half, dribbling in a shot off a pass from Madeline Bennett. Laford then put one in the back of the net in the 72nd minute off an assist from Isabel Marrapese and Alena Maes-Polan closed out the scoring two minutes later off an assist from Marrapsese. Maes-Polan blasted a shot from just outside the right side of the box, knocking it off the left bar and ricocheting back into the goal. 

Green stopped all eight shots she faced while Valente made seven saves in the loss for Greenfield. 

Pioneer 7, Gateway 0 — Hailey Ring made her presence felt in Huntington on Monday, scoring a hat trick and dishing two assists as the Panthers shut out the Gators, 7-0. 

Ring opened the scoring with a pair of goals, both assisted by Lucia Saviano. Laila Heilman and Saviano then scored before the half, both off assists from Ring, to take a four-goal lead into the break. 

Annie Browning, Ring and Heilman found the back of the net in the second half, with Heilman assisting Ring’s goal and Browning tallying the assist on Heilman’s strike. 

Amherst 1, Mahar 0 — Maddie Hockman’s tally in the 63rd minute lifted the Hurricanes past the Senators, 1-0, on Monday night at the Woodward Complex. 

Mackinley Drew made five saves for Mahar. 

“This was a tough one to swallow as I thought we deserved a little better,” Senators coach Chad Softic said. “It was a terrific effort by the girls and we had several opportunities in the second half but couldn't capitalize. Our back four of Grace Rich, Logan Burke, Kendrah Doane and Natalie Apteker were outstanding tonight and Kaylee Murphy and Dakota Cleveland had their best games of the season so I think we are trending in the right direction."

Boys soccer

Smith Academy 8, Athol 1 — Cameron Graves recorded a first-half hat trick as the Falcons pulled away with an 8-1 victory in Hatfield on Monday. 

Antonio Carbone scored on a free kick for Athol while Holden Girouard made seven saves in goal in the loss. 

Franklin Tech 5, Hampden Charter 1 — Another game, another impressive performance by Franklin Tech’s David Klempner. 

The freshman scored a pair of goals and dished an assist to lead the Eagles to a 5-1 win over the Wolves in Turners on Monday. 

Sam Lashtur, John Santiago and Jaxon Kottzwright-Clark also scored for the Eagles while Lashtur (two), Colin Adams and Jack Gancarz recorded as sists in the win. 

Nik Martin made six saves before Klempn er played in goal for the second half, recording three saves. 

Granby 5, Greenfield 2 — Liam Brown scored pair of goals to propel the Rams to a 5-2 win over the visiting Green Wave on Monday. 

Theo Popusoi scored for Greenfield in the first half and Henry Zaccara scored in the second half off an assist from Angel Politis. Daniel Pena-Chadee made 13 saves in the loss. 

St. Mary’s 6, Mohawk Trail 0 — Connor Herzig and Logan Brothers combined for 11 saves as the Warriors fell to the Saints, 6-0, on Monday in Westfield. 

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