H.S. Roundup: Amherst’s Annabel Ogden directs ’Canes win over Pittsfield

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Published: 9/10/2021 10:08:18 PM

Setter Annabel Ogden dished out 24 assists in a stellar performance directing the Amherst volleyball offense Friday night. The Hurricanes cruised to a 25-10, 25-22, 25-22 sweep of Pittsfield.

“[Ogden] distributed the ball well to a variety of hitters,” said Amherst coach Kacey Schmitt, who moved three wins away from 300 for her career.

Amherst (2-0) received seven aces from Audrey Bowen and six from Ogden. Offensively, eight different players recorded kills, led by Nicole Lambert (six) and Molly Wysocki (four). Liza Beigel amassed seven digs to pace the defensive effort.

Frontier 3, Lee 0 — Two schools that know a little something about playing in big matches renewed their rivalry Friday night.

The host Redhawks handled their business in impressive fashion at Goodnow Gymnasium, sweeping perennial Division 3 rival Lee High School, 25-16, 25-21, 25-12. The two teams have met in each of the past five sectional finals.

Jillian Apanell had a huge night in the middle for Frontier (1-0), putting down 11 kills, while Lilah Evans added six kills from the outside. Sam Baker and Caroline Deane were other offensive contributors with three kills apiece.

Setter Sydney Scanlon amassed 23 assists while the service attack totaled 16 aces across three sets. Defensively, Tia Gottschalk went for 13 digs and Brooke Davis joined her in double figures with 10.

Easthampton 3, Mohawk Trail 1 — Kayley Downie’s five kills, six aces and six digs helped the Eagles pull away late for a 25-13, 20-25, 25-18, 25-10 independent win over Mohawk Trail in an independent match Friday.

Setter Delima Fournier dished out 12 assists to go with four digs and three aces, while Skylar Raskevitz notched 15 digs and seven aces in a big outing. Maggie Barr (five kills, three aces), Rina Damon (four aces) and Ajla Mutevelic (three kills) were other key contributors.

Smith Vocational 3, Hampden Charter 0 — Heidelex Cordova smacked eight aces, and the Vikings racked up 29 as a team en route to a 25-6, 25-14, 25-23 sweep of Hampden Charter on Friday.

Amber Pensivy, Jaycee Beaulieu and Jordan Dunham all put down three kills for Smith Vocational, while Yanibel Agosto notched four digs.

Boys soccer

Frontier 4, Mahar 0 — A pair of Brady Burch goes in the opening 20 minutes got the Frontier boys soccer team off and running Friday, and the Redhawks took care of business from there en route to a 4-0 victory in a Moriarty League contest Friday at Herlihy Park in Whately.

Aidan Valderrama made it 3-0 with a goal in the 26th minute, while Tyler Dubreuil notched his second of the season early in the second half to secure the win. Devin Niles assisted on three of the four Frontier strikes, as the club outshot Mahar by a 23-7 margin.

Frontier keeper Dylan Martin made three saves to pick up the shutout while Mahar’s Tristan Gaj stopped six shots.

Hampshire 2, Chicopee 1 — Grady Fern tallied the game-winning goal to lift Hampshire to a tight 2-1 win over Chicopee Friday night.

Eighth grader Owen Miller also tallied for the Raiders, his first career varsity goal. Ayden St. Martin and Aidan Miklasiewicz recorded assists for Hampshire, which led 1-0 at halftime. The club held a 25-7 edge in shots on goal, and keeper Elan Kuntz made six saves.

South Hadley 1, Lenox 0 — Arya Kouzehkanani recorded the game’s only tally with just 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Tigers to a tight 1-0 victory over the Millionaires on Friday night in the Berkshires.

Kouzekhanani’s goal came from the top of the 18-yard box, and deflected off a Lenox defender.

Tyler Evans made five saves to pitch the South Hadley shutout.

Girls soccer

Belchertown 3, West Springfield 0 — Avery Klingensmith scored a goal and assisted on another, helping Belchertown secure a tidy 3-0 victory over West Springfield on Friday.

Mia Corish and Fallon Clancy notched first-half goals for the Orioles, which led 2-0 at halftime. Klingensmith assisted on Clancy’s goal, while Ashley Cunningham picked up the helper on Corish’s. Klingensmith finished with an unassisted marker. Goalie Mabelle Bessette didn’t have to record a save, while Jill Debarge made two saves to combine for the shutout.

South Hadley 4, Pittsfield 1 — Four different players tallied goals to lift the Tigers to a 4-1 victory in action Friday.

South Hadley, which led 2-0 at halftime, received goals from Lauren Marjanski, Drew Alley, Maddie Soderbaum and Naloni Peters. Elyse Manzi, Maggie Evans and Emma Sanford all notched assists, as the club outshot the Generals by a 23-9 margin.

Tigers keeper Rylee Suchenicz made four saves.

Smith Academy 4, Pathfinder 1 — Behind a trio of goals from Story Goldman, Smith Academy picked up another victory in action on Friday.

Meghan Bell also found the back of the net for the Falcons, which received nine saves from goalkeeper Maddie Bell.

Field hockey

South Hadley 3, Minnechaug 1 — Under the lights on the turf in South Hadley, the Tigers picked up an impressive Suburban League victory Friday night. 

South Hadley (1-0-1), which led 2-1 at halftime, received goals from Ashley Scott, Meg Carey and Gabi Moroney. Lily Provost notched two assists and Sarah Wojnarowski also chipped in a helper.

Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Lynes made six saves to keep the Falcons at bay.

Longmeadow 3, Frontier 1 — The Redhawks navigated a difficult opening-week schedule in impressive fashion. Despite Friday’s 3-1 loss to Longmeadow, Frontier went 1-1-1 to open the Suburban League slate.

“I thought it was a really good start to the season for the girls,” Frontier coach Missy Mahar said.

Longmeadow led 2-0 at halftime in Friday’s contest, and the lead was 3-0 in the fourth quarter bfore Shelby Clark broke up the shutout with a goal from Rebecca Wallace-West. Frontier keeper Ella Flanders made nine saves.


Belchertown 20.5, Ludlow 3.5 — Five of the six Orioles won their matches on Friday, as Belchertown stormed away with a 20½-3½ triumph over Ludlow at The Orchards in South Hadley. 

Ryan O’Neal (39), Riley Breen (41), Tyler McDonald (44) and Brady Perkins (45) each took four points in the No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 matches, respectively. Ben Anderson shot a 48 in the No. 4 position and Henry Poissant shot a 48 in the No. 6 position for Belchertown. 

Monson 15, Frontier 9 — Cam Skiffington and Addy Wood each won three points in the Nos. 5 and 6 spots in the lineup, but visiting Frontier dropped a 15-9 decision to Monson Friday at Quaboag Country Club.

Skiffington shot 47, one shot off the low round of the day for the Redhawks which was recorded by Alex Gochinski in the No. 1 spot (46). Ryan Cetto shot 49 and won a point for Frontier.

Hampshire 19, Mohawk Trail 5 — Levi Zielinski was the match medalist at No. 1, shooting 41 to snag all four points against Mohawk Trail in a match Friday at Edge Hill Golf Course.

Owen Lech and Brayden Fennessey each shot 49 for the Raiders. Nicky Elias-Gillette won all four points in his match at No. 2.

Hopkins 15, Easthampton 9 — A strong performance from Connor Asselin, who shot the low round of the day (41) propelled the Golden Hawks past the Eagles at Holyoke Country Club.

Taylor Barry and Christian Ciolkos both shot 49 for Hopkins, which improved to 2-1 on the season.

Easthampton’s Mikey Thompson led the way for his side with a 45, scoring 2½ points in his match at No. 3. 

Longmeadow 15, Amherst 9 — Piet Hartman shot an even-par 35 to capture all four points in his match at No. 1 for the Hurricanes on Friday at Amherst Golf Club.

Hartman’s round included an eagle on the par 4 eighth hole.

Chase Lashway shot 38 at No. 2 and won 3½ points for Amherst. Ben Oates posted a round of 46 at No. 3, while Ben Scott won a point at No. 5.

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