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Northampton girls soccer breaks through on the road

  • Olivia Vecellio, of Frontier Regional, center, moves the ball between Smith Academy defenders Sophie Rice-Williams, left, and Julia Dobson, Wednesday at Smith Academy. GAZETTE STAFF/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Lily Powers, left, of Frontier Regional, moves the ball against Jenna Hobart, of Smith Academy, Wednesday at Smith Academy. GAZETTE STAFF/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Lily Spencer, of Frontier Regional, left, moves the ball against Maggie Herlihy, of Smith academy, Wednesday at Smith Academy. The Red Hawk GAZETTE STAFF/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kathryn Mason, center, of Frontier Regional, passes between Smith Academy defenders Annie Neves, left, and Bailey Tougas, Wednesday at Smith Academy. GAZETTE STAFF/JERREY ROBERTS



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

For the first time since 2015 the Northampton girls soccer team picked up a road win, beating Chicopee 4-0 on Wednesday.

Play on the road was an area of concern for the Blue Devils (2-1, 1-1 Kurty-Fielding) heading into the season.

Emma Tanner had two goals for Northampton, and sister Caroline Tanner added a goal and two assists.

Sydney Lewandowski also got in the scoring column for the Blue Devils.

Sydney White notched the shutout, stopping five shots.

Bailey Maurer added an assist for Northampton.

Southwick 2, Easthampton 0 — Lily Pioli made nine saves for the Eagles (1-3) in a home loss.

Williston 1, Cheshire 0 — Campbell Nyrady’s goal for the Wildcats was the game-winner.

Boys soccer

Smith Academy 4, Sabis 1 — Jack Zigmont’s goal a minute into the second half broke a 1-1 tie and started a surge that turned a tight game into a rout in Hatfield.

Liam Pitrat had two goals and an assist for the Falcons (1-2, 1-0 McGrath).

Ryan Herlihy added a goal, and Zane Wendolowski had an assist in front of Matt Bouley’s 10 saves.

Pioneer Christian 1, Smith Voke 0 — The Vikings (0-2) were shut out on the road.

Brett Hasteltine and Thomas Doyle split time in net, combining for seven saves.

Easthampton 2 Hampshire Regional 1 — The Eagles went on the road and beat the Raiders on a second half goal by Kunden Chumego.

Chris Williams assisted on the game winner.

Griffin Craig scored for Hampshire (0-3) on a penalty kick. For Easthampton (3-1), Chumego scored unassisted in the first half.

Colin Boyle made five saves for Hampshire, while Drew Caires made eight for the Eagles.

Frontier Regional 2, Holyoke 0 — Two second half goals gave the Red Hawks a home win.

Connor Bagdon scored on an assist from Zach Hamilton in the 52nd minute,

Bagdon found Ben Arnold in the second half for another score for Frontier (1-0-2, 1-0 Moriarty).

Peter Bronke made four saves in the shutout.

Girls volleyball

Commerce 3, Smith Vocational 0 — Emma Tobin had two kills, two assists and one block in a 25-15, 25-12, 25-10 loss.

Iara Olivera-Torres added two digs, and Marissa Rodrigues chipped in two digs, an ace and an assist for the Vikings (0-4, 0-1 Metro).

Belchertown 3, Chicopee 0 —The Orioles went on the road and swept the Pacers, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-16.

Marissa Courchesne had nine kills for Belchertown (3-1).

Cassidy Genereux added nine assists and four aces.

Easthampton 3, South Hadley 1 — The Eagles made it three in a row at home.

The Eagles dropped the first set but stormed back to win 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 and 25-22

Devney Horne had nine kills and five blocks while Anna Stabile added five kills.

Autumn Pinard had 15 assists. Samantha Sypek had 12 digs for the Eagles (3-1, 2-0 Southern)

Kiana Turner had seven aces, 12 kills and 20 digs for the Tigers (2-1).

Natalie Patruno chipped in with 13 assists.

Field hockey

Frontier 7, Smith Academy 0 — Kimmie Asseng, Olivia Vecellio and Kathryn Mason each scored two goals for the Red Hawks (2-1, 1-0 Valley).

Emma Wesoloski had a goal, while Skyla Burniske made six saves for the shutout.

Taeghan Cavanaugh stopped nine shots for the Falcons (0-2, 0-1).