H.S. Roundup: Frontier sweeps Amherst in girls volleyball

  • Frontier’s Caroline Deane (11) hits against Amherst in the first set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gynmasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier players celebrate an ace against Amherst in the first set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gynmasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Lilah Evans, right, hits past Amherst’s Delaney Macphetres in the first set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

  • Amherst’s Annabel Ogden sets the ball against Frontier in the third set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

  • Amherst’s Delaney Macphetres (12) jumps up to hit against Frontier in the second set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

  • Amherst’s Shannon Klaes (4) hits over Frontier’s Jillian Apanell (12) in the third set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 9/15/2021 9:33:59 PM

The Frontier volleyball team is rolling through the early portion of the season. 

The Redhawks improved to 3-0 on the season with a 25-4, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of Amherst in Eastern League action Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium. Frontier is yet to drop a set in its three matches. 

Sydney Scanlon distributed 23 assists to go along with three kills and three aces in the win. Lilah Evans and Elise Friedrichs each had six kills, Eve Dougan recorded five kills and Jillian Apanell had seven aces for the Redhawks.

Turners 3, Easthampton 1 — The host Eagles captured the opening set and nearly forced a decisive fifth frame in a loss to Turners Falls. The Thunder scored a 20-25, 25-19, 25-16, 27-25 win.

Marlina Devine put down six kills to lead the Easthampton offense, and Maggie Barr added five kills. Skylar Raskevitz went for 19 digs and Delima Fournier registered 10 assists on the night. Rina Damon led the service attack with five aces.

West Springfield 3, South Hadley 1 — The Tigers won the opening set but host West Side snagged the next three en route to the victory on Wednesday.

Boys soccer

Hampshire 7, Southwick 0 — Goals from Aidan Miklasiewicz, Dan Martin, Charlie Por, Brendan Stevenson (two), Jesse Connors and Liam Illingsworth lifted Hampshire to a commanding win on Wednesday.

The Raiders led 3-0 at halftime. Elan Kuntz made two saves, while assists were credited to Evan Novak, Illingsworth (two), Matt Solan and Miklasiewicz.

PVCICS 1, Franklin Tech 0 — Teddy Scott’s tally in the 18th minute proved to be the game winner, as the Dragons earned a 1-0 Tri-County victory over the Eagles in Turners Falls on Wednesday. 

Scott’s goal was assisted by Gavin Gilburg. Franklin Tech had multiple opportunities to score in the second half, but were unable to get one past PVCICS keepers Seb English (three saves) and Abram Speek (four). 

Holyoke 3, Monson 1 – Fredy Orozokivas scored two goals to help the Purple Knights get into the win column for the first time on Wednesday.

Holyoke led 2-0 at halftime.

Northampton 4, Central 0 — Jimmy Galvin scored a goal and an assist, and the Blue Devils blanked Central, 4-0, Wednesday in Springfield.

Northampton, which led 2-0 at halftime, also received goals from Leo Derose, Brady McDonald and John Senn-McNally. Warner Rodriguez and Finn Norsen added assists.

Alexander Caldanaro and Koa Klose combined to make three saves and post the shutout in the ’Hamp net.

Girls soccer

Frontier 3, Sabis 1 — Tied 1-1 at the half, the Redhawks exploded for two goals in the final 40 minutes to pull away with a 3-1 win over Sabis on Wednesday at Herlihy Park. 

The Bulldogs opened the scoring in the second minute on a breakaway by Dailey Mackenna. Makayla Santos evened the score in the 39th minute, heading in an Anna Petrin corner kick. 

Caroline Crocker put Frontier ahead in the 49th minute off an assist from Hannah Mackin and Isabel Marrapese converted a penalty kick in the the 78th minute to seal the Frontier victory. 

Cadence Wells Robinson made one save in the win, with the Redhawks holding a 25-3 shot advantage in the contest. 

Hopkins 5, Pioneer 1 — A four-goal outing from Tia Fyden powered the Golden Hawks to an impressive 5-1 victory over Pioneer Wednesday in Hadley.

Fyden put three in the back of the net in the game’s opening half, including a goal in the very first minute of action. Anna Dyjach assisted on three of Fyden’s four goals, with the fourth coming on a rebound of a penalty kick.

Helen Vissas rounded out the scoring for Hopkins, finishing a goal early in the second half with an assist from Fyden. Hopkins goalie Cassidy Fyden made five saves.

Monson 7, Granby 1 — Ariana Klekotka netted the Rams’ lone tally of the afternoon in a Central League defeat Wednesday in Monson.

Briana Sosa assisted on the goal. Monson’s Kendall Bodak registered a hat trick.

Renaissance 0, Holyoke 0 —  JayvahStuckey and SajanieCotto-Battle combined to make four saves in the Holyoke net, as the Knights settled for a 0-0 draw with Renaissance Wednesday despite a decisive shot on goal advantage (16-4).

Agawam 2, South Hadley 0 — Despite nine saves from goalie Drew Alley, the Tigers dropped a 2-0 decision to Agawam on Wednesday.

Emily DeGeorge and Julianna Warner tallied for the Brownies, which held a slight 12-11 edge in shots on the afternoon.

Field hockey

Smith Academy 6, Northampton 0 — A pair of first-time hat tricks did all the scoring damage for the Falcons in an impressive 6-0 shutout of Northampton on Wednesday.

Freshman Bella Gavron and junior Charlotte Hennings scored three goals apiece. Makena Valentine notched a pair of assists, as the Falcons led 5-0 at halftime.

Hadley Szynal made one save to notch the shutout.


Northampton 20½, Chicopee Comp 3½ – Another day under par for Galen Fowles, another Blue Devils victory.

Fowles shot a 2-under-par 33 thanks to a four-birdie day and Northampton cruised to a convincing win Wednesday at Northampton Country Club.

Reilly Fowles shot 39 in the No. 2 slot for the Devils, while a balanced effort from the other four spots in the lineup saw Camille Richmond (41), Ben O’Connor (42), Evan Yurko (42) and Jack Mattison Gulotta (43) post solid scores.

Belchertown 20½, Chicopee 3½ — Match medalist honors went to Brady Perkins in the No. 5 spot, as he shot 40 and won all four points for the Orioles at Chicopee Country Club.

Henry Poissant and Ryan O’Neil each shot 42 for Belchertown and swept eight points combined. Tyler McDonald carded a 43 at No. 3.

Easthampton 13, St. Mary’s 11 – Drew Thompson led four Eagles with sub-50 scores, shooting 43 in the No. 3 match to lift Easthampton at Holyoke Country Club on Wednesday.

Mikey Thompson shot 45 and won three points for Easthampton. Connor Perrault carded a 47 and Tanner Kmetz shot 48.

Frontier 14.5, Ware 9.5 — Kevin Baumann’s 43 earned the Redhawks four points and helped seal a 14.5-9.5 triumph over Ware on Wednesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course. 

Ryan Cetto (40) and Cam Skiffington (49) each earned three points for Frontier while Robert Fuqua’s 49 put up 3.5 points in the No. 6 spot. Alex Gochinski shot a team-low 39 and Shane Prusak carded a 47 in the victory. 

Monson 12½, Hampshire 11½ — Three players provided the bulk of the points for Hampshire in a tight loss to Monson, Wednesday.

Owen Lech (42) swept all four points in his match against Tyler Labonte, while Camden Jarosz (58) took 3½ points and Nicholas Elias-Gillette (43) won three points. Levi Zielinski shot 40 in the No. 1 spot.

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