High schools: Northampton boys soccer punches postseason ticket

High schools: Northampton boys soccer punches postseason ticket

Staff Reports
Published: 10/7/2021 9:43:16 PM

John Senn-McNally assisted on both goals for the Northampton boys soccer team in a 2-0 win over Holyoke on Thursday afternoon at David Wright Stadium in Northampton that qualified the Blue Devils for the postseason for the first time since 2016.

Zeke Kimball and Jimmy Galvin were the Northampton goal scorers, while the goalkeeping tandem of Alexander Caldanaro and Koa Klose combined to make three saves for the clean sheet. The Devils improved to 9-2 on the season.

Granby 1, Smith Academy 0 — Liam Brown broke a scoreless game with a second-half strike, and the visiting Rams snagged a 1-0 win over Smith Academy on Thursday in Hatfield.

Granby goalie Daniel Gauvin made six saves as the Rams improved to 9-1-1 on the season.

Smith Academy keeper Ryan Belina recorded five saves.

Hampshire 4, Central 0 — A pair of first-half goals from Aidan Miklasiewicz propelled the Raiders to a 4-0 win Thursday in Springfield.

Miklasiewicz staked Hampshire to a 2-0 halftime lead thanks to assists from Owen Miller and Grady Fern.

“Aidan Miklasiewicz was clinical in front of the net tonight, and the first two assists into him — Owen's and Grady's — were also moments of real quality,” offered Hampshire coach Dan Moynahan.

Fern made it 3-0 in the second half with a feed from Brendan Stevenson before Dan Martin capped the scoring.

Goalie Elan Kuntz turned away four shots for the shutout.

Hopkins 6, Greenfield 1 — Teddy Cyr and Patrick Fitzgibbons each found the back of the net twice as the Golden Hawks raced away with a 6-1 victory over the Green Wave in Greenfield on Thurday. 

Tanner Selig and Andrew Ciaglo each had a goal while Cyr, Ciaglo, Jared Venditti and Alex Pichizaca had assists in the win for Hopkins. 

Smith Voke 7, Duggan 1 — A four-goal game from Rosco Palmer lifted the Vikings to a convincing victory on Thursday.

Seth Boisenault, Jozef Kurkolonis and Race Drobiak all tallied for Smith Vocational, and Race Drobiak recorded 18 saves in net.

Gateway 8, PV Christian 0 – Ryan Keach had a hat trick for the Gators on Wednesday night. He put two away in the first half and one in the second. 

Landon Richard contributed three assists.

Ryan Morin added two goals and an assist, while Aaron Renauld scored twice. Owen Przybyla scored once and had an assist. Leo Balboni and Shane Cooper each chipped in one assist.

Preston Coffey turned away all five shots he faced to keep the clean sheet.

Girls soccer

Hopkins Academy 6, Hampden Charter 0 — Tia Fyden found the back of the net three times, and Anna Dyjach buried a pair as Hopkins notched a convincing 6-0 win Thursday in Hadley.

Marlee Higgins also scored for the Golden Hawks, burying a free kick from 30 yards out. Dyjach, Aurora Moynihan, Helen Vissas, Sadie Cyr and Megan Jolly all had an assist for Hopkins, which led 2-0 at halftime before pulling  away. Cassidy Fyden stopped both shots she faced in net.

Belchertown 1, Ludlow 1  — Fallon Clancy scored for  the Orioles as two of the t op teams in Western Mass. battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday in Belchertown.

Olivia Crespo had Ludlow’s goal on a penalty kick.

Jill Debarge made five saves for the Orioles (8-0-2)  while Mabelle Bessette stopped four saves during her stint in the goal.

Frontier 2, Sabis 1 — A pair of first half goals that occur  red one minute apart lifted the Redhawks past the Bulldogs, 2-1, on Thursday. 

Kylie Laford opened the scoring for Frontier in the 25th minute off an assist from Hannah Mackin and Mackin scored on her own in the 26th minute off a dish from Makayla Santos. 

Cady Wells-Robinson made four saves in the win for the Redhawks. 

Smith Academy 6, Franklin Tech 0 — Maddie Fagan netted a hat trick for the visiting Falcons in a 6-0 Bi-County League win over the Eagles under the lights in the Powertown Thursday night.

Anna Scagel scored twice and Story Goldman also tallied for Smith Academy.

Holyoke 4, Renaissance 0 — Four different players tallied as the Purple Knights blanked Renaissance, 4-0, Thursday in Springfield.

Ella Washington, Kayshaly Garcia, Merlandie Pierre and Emma Shoup were the Holyoke goal scorers. Emma Puza assisted on two goals and Pierre also added an assist.

Hampshire 4, Pittsfield 2 — Ella Forest netted a pair of goals and an assist as the Raiders won on the road Thursday afternoon in Pittsfield.

Maisie Bowler and Liv Florek had Hampshire’s other two goals, and Bowler added an assist.

Mount Everett 3, Gateway 0 — Mariah Broderick scored all three goals for the Eagles in Sheffield on Thursday.

Field hockey

Minnechaug 1, South Hadley 1 — Ashley Scott found the net in the second half from Lily Provost to earn a point for the Tigers.

Kaitlyn Lynes kept 11 shots out for South Hadley.

Longmeadow 5, Frontier 0 — Ella Flanders made 20 saves in the Redhawks 5-0 Suburban League loss to the Lancers on Thursday. 

Girls volleyball

Lee 3, South Hadley 0 – Erica Anderson fired five kills with two blocks, as the Tigers fell on the road. 

Olivia Jolley distributed seven assists, while Ella Marion (two kills) added six. 

Smith Voke 3, Duggan 0 — Another busy night from Jaycee Beaulieu saw the Vikings roll past Duggan, 25-13, 25-4, 25-15.

Beaulieu notched five blocks to go with three kills, four aces, five assists and five digs. Yanibel Agosto (eight assists, six aces), Sarah Paradee (four kills, five aces), Amber Pensivy (three kills, two aces) and Janel Echiverra (two kills, three aces) were other key contributors for Smith Voke.


Amherst 15½, Frontier 8½ — Piet Hartman (34), Chase Lashway (39), Ben Oates (37) and Nate Hawkins (43) all won their respective matches for the Hurricanes to lead to a 15½-8½ victory over the Redhawks at the Cherry Hill Golf Course on Thursday. 

Kevin Baumann shot a team-low 42 for Frontier while Alex Gochinski, Ryan Cetto and Cade Allenby each carded 43s and Cam Skiffington shot a 46 in the loss. 

Belchertown 12½, Ware 11½ — Tyler McDonald came through with a 1-under-par 35 out of the No. 4 hole, lifting the Orioles with all four points in his match at Cold Spring Country Club.

Ryan O’Neil shot 39 for Belchertown, while Riley Breen shot 40. Henry Poissant (42) and Brady Perkins (43) also played well in the tight victory.

Northampton 24, Hampshire 0 — Galen Fowles shot a 37 while Reilly Fowles carded a 38 to lead the Blue Devils to a 24-0 victory over the Raiders at the Beaver Brook Country Club on Thursday. 

Evan Yurko (41), Jack Mattison-Gulotta (44), Camille Richmond (42) and Jack Carpenter (48) each won their respective matchup for Northampton. 

Levi Zielinski shot a team-low 41 for Hampshire. 

Boys cross country

Hampshire 15, Hampden Charter 50 – The Raiders wept the top 14 spots at Forest Park on Wednesday. Gulian Marconi won the boys race in 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

Jeff Fish was second (18:35), Gavin DaFonte third (18:37), Evan Coltman fourth (19:33) and Jack Seney fifth (19:34).

Girls cross country

Hampshire 15, Hampden Charter 50 – Sylvia Mahon-Moore paced the Raiders, winning the girls race in 21:21.

Sicily Chase placed second (22:19), Ella Masenior third (22:21), Ellie Meunier fourth (23:46) and Anna Dunlap fifth (24:36).

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