High schools: Frontier setter Sydney Scanlon records 1,000th career assist in sweep of Longmeadow

  • Frontier’s Sydney Scanlon (2) serves the ball against Amherst in the fourth set Tuesday night in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

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Published: 9/15/2022 9:35:42 PM

Frontier setter Sydney Scanlon joined an elite group of volleyball players on Thursday evening. 

Scanlon passed the 1,000-assist mark during the first set of Frontier’s 3-0 victory over Longmeadow (25-23, 25-20, 25-12). She finished the match with 30 assists, but hit the milestone on her second dish to Caroline Deane.

“It was a little stressful at first. As we started playing I didn’t think about it. It would have been worse if I had to get 20 assists. But it took a lot of pressure off,” Scanlon said. “I was really excited about it. Ever since I made the varsity team, getting 1,000 assists has been one of my goals. It’s not just a reflection on me, but on my teammates as well. It shows how well we work together.”

Deane slammed home 16 kills and dug up seven balls for Frontier. Eve Dougan posted eight kills, two service aces and nine digs and Gabby Adams bolstered the offense with five kills. Sam Baker tied for the team high with nine digs and added three kills.

Scanlon was able to share the moment with Frontier coach Sean MacDonald and also Longmeadow coach George Mulry, who works with her during the club season at Pioneer Valley Juniors.

“I think that was the perfect game. [Mulry] has been an amazing volleyball mentor for me. I’m happy he could be there to see it,” Scanlon said.

East Longmeadow 3, Belchertown 0 — The Orioles fell to 0-5 on the season in a three-set loss (25-12, 25-13, 25-19) to East Longmeadow on Thursday. 

Eileen Fraga recorded six kills, Christina Santiago had six digs and three aces and Vivian Ross finished with six assists and three kills in the defeat.

Boys soccer

Belchertown 1, Longmeadow 1 — Nate Oldenburg scored his first goal of the season for the Orioles on the road. The Lancers tied the game with two minutes remaining to salvage a point.

Matthew Devoto saved four shots for Belchertown.

Easthampton 4, Mount Everett 0 — Ethan Marowitz netted two goals and Mateo Navarra tallied a goal and an assist in the Eagles shutout victory. 

Jack Belcher-Timme scored Easthampton’s opening goal off an assist from Joe Boyer, and Finn Harvey picked up an assist in the win. Goalie Gigi DeNucci-Simms made three stops for the Eagles. 

Monson 2, Holyoke 0 – Holyoke couldn’t find the back of the net against Monson, falling to an 0-4 record. 

Keeper Jaybriel Rivera-Sota stopped 10 shots in the defeat. 

Hampshire 7, Southwick 0 — Aidan Miklasiewicz scored twice with an assist in a comfortable Raiders win.

Charlie Por and Dan Martin each notched a goal an an assist for Hampshire, while Aidan Moynahan distributed two assists. Brendan Stevenson, Evan Novak and Dominick Dybacki found the back of the net once each, while Jesse Connors had an assist.

Liam Pond saved four shots to keep a clean sheet for Hampshire.

Northampton 2, Central 2 — John Senn-McNally scored a game-tying penalty in the 69th minute for the Blue Devils.

The senior also assisted Northampton’s first goal, which Ryland Breen converted in the first half.

The Blue Devils led 1-0 at halftime, but an early Central goal tied the game in the second. The Golden Eagles took a 2-1 lead in the 68th minute. Then 40 seconds later, Senn-McNally converted from the spot.

Girls soccer

Smith Academy 6, Franklin Tech 0 — Caitlin Graves had a night to remember for the Falcons, scoring four goals en route to a shutout victory. 

Anna Scagel also had a banner night for Smith Academy, posting four points (1G, 3A) while teammates Keene Jeffress (1G) and Meghan Bell (1A) also got on the board. 

Keeper Madison Zononi made four stops.

McCann 2, Smith Vocational 0 — Despite an outstanding performance from senior Emileigh Pause, the Vikings couldn’t get past McCann keeper Keira Lennon, who made 15 saves in a shutout victory. 

Smith Voc goalie Maggie Lauder matched Lennon with 15 saves in the loss. 

Mount Everett 3, Gateway 0 — Jayliana Rivera made six saves, but Gateway’s offense couldn’t solve Mount Everett on Thursday. The Gators fell to 0-4 on the season. 

South Hadley 4, Agawam 0 — Lauren Marjanski scored twice for the Tigers in a shutout win Wednesday night.

Rylee Suchenicz and Drew Alley each made five saves to keep the clean sheet.

Cianna Gurek had a goal and an assist for South Hadley. Jordyn Balint scored the fourth Tiger goal, while Emma Sanford, Allie Fleury and Abby Gelinas each contributed an assist.

Boys golf

Northampton 150, East Longmeadow 160 — The Fowles brothers and Gus Fallon all shot under 40 for Northampton in a strong performance against East Longmeadow to improve to 6-1. 

Galen Fowles was the medalist of the match with a 34, followed by Reilly Fowles (36) and Gus Fallon (38). Jack Mattison-Gulotta (42) was the fourth golfer to score for the Blue Devils. 

South Hadley 14 ½, Hampshire 9 ½ — A close-fought match between the Tigers and the Raiders saw South Hadley emerge victorious, in large part thanks to a pair of 4-0 scores from both John Viola (43) and Matthew Blaser (48). 

Hampshire golfer Owen Lech (46) won his match 3 ½ – ½ over Bennett Allen (48), and Pryden Messier (47) defeated South Hadley’s Austin Deren (48) 3-1. South Hadley co-medalist Ryan McGregor (42) defeated Brayden Fennessy (42) and Nick Hartley (48) also won his matches for the Tigers. 

Cross country

Belchertown 15, Westfield 50 — The Adamson brothers crossed the line just a second apart, leading Belchertown to a clean sweep over Westfield. 

Trevor Adamson won the race with an 18:44.5, followed closely by Brandon Adamson in second with 18:45.7. 

Ty O’Donnell (19:09.8), Carter Masse (19:20.2) and Liam Howard (19.24.6) rounded out the top five for the Orioles. All five Belchertown runners finished within 40 seconds of each other. 

Girls cross country

Belchertown 25, Westfield 32 — On the girls side, Belchertown edged out Westfield by seven points in the duel meet. 

Molly Bail placed second overall for the Orioles with a time of 21:47. Kami Wlodyka (22:28) and Cameron Ting (25:14) placed third and fifth, respectively, on the 5k course. Natalie Shaw finished sixth with a time of 25:25 and Shanelle Nganga placed ninth with a 28:35. 

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