Emily Raymond buried a hat trick, and Pioneer Valley Regional School picked up its fifth win of the season, 3-1 over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Pioneer South girls’ soccer game Wednesday afternoon in Buckland.
Raymond got the scoring started with a goal in the first half, and the visiting Panthers (5-3-3, 5-1-1) led 1-0 at intermission.
She added two more goals in the second half, one with an assist from Kaylee Gibson, while goalkeeper Leah Fuess recorded five saves to pick up the win.
Mary Monohon tallied in the 72nd minute for the Warriors (2-9-1, 2-4-1), who wound up with a 13-12 edge in shots. Lilly Seaver made seven saves in net.
“(Pioneer) played well. We made a couple mistakes,” explained Steve Tomi. “The girls kept fighting though. We’ll keep swinging until the end and I give them credit, they scored late and that showed they’re still in it.”
Mohawk travels to Drury High School Friday, when Pioneer hosts Ware High School.
Frontier 5, Pope Francis 2 — Cambrie Hamilton scored a pair of goals and Frontier Regional School qualified for the WMass Girls’ Soccer Tournament for the first time in three years with a 5-2 victory over Pope Francis High School in a Pioneer North match Wednesday in Chicopee.
Frontier (8-1-1, 5-1-1) scored four goals in the first half, including back-to-back Hamilton markers in the first three minutes. Hamilton made it 1-0 in the first minute and then scored again in the third minute. Jenna Martin assisted on both goals.
Martin continued dishing out assists when she set up Maddie Crocker for the third goal of the game in the 16th minute. Then Hamilton set up Marisela Ackerman in the 20th minute for the 4-0 lead the Red Hawks took into the break.
Pope Francis scored back-to-back goals — both by Anna Cichon — to open the second-half scoring, but Lexa Boyden scored from Angela Self late to seal the win.
Frontier was playing without leading scorer Natalie Denkiewicz, who was out with an injury.
Boyden (four saves)…