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Thursday’s high schools: Northampton girls soccer wins first-ever outright league title

  • Becca Aubrey of Easthampton, left, gets control of a pass beside Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Becca Aubrey of Easthampton, left, gets control of a pass beside Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy, third from left, celebrates her goal with Kate Sullivan, from left, Lacey Waskiewicz, Kirsten Cook and Michaela Momot during her team's 1-0 win against Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy, third from left, celebrates her goal with Kate Sullivan, from left, Lacey Waskiewicz, Kirsten Cook and Michaela Momot during her team's 1-0 win against Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy, left, gets control of a pass beside Claire Douglass of Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy, left, gets control of a pass beside Claire Douglass of Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Claire Douglass of Easthampton, right, gets a foot on the ball against Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Claire Douglass of Easthampton, right, gets a foot on the ball against Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Abby Edgin of Easthampton, left, and Katie Keegan of Hopkins Academy jostel for the ball Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Abby Edgin of Easthampton, left, and Katie Keegan of Hopkins Academy jostel for the ball Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Willow Ross of Easthampton, center, moves the ball beside Hopkins defenders Katie Keegan, left, and Nicole Morrison Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Willow Ross of Easthampton, center, moves the ball beside Hopkins defenders Katie Keegan, left, and Nicole Morrison Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Mary Cook of Hopkins Academy, left, and Rachel Connell of Easthampton collide while going to a pass Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Mary Cook of Hopkins Academy, left, and Rachel Connell of Easthampton collide while going to a pass Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Alli Dabek of Easthampton, right, moves the ball against Kaci Kokoski of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Alli Dabek of Easthampton, right, moves the ball against Kaci Kokoski of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Sydney Robinson of Eastampton, right, gets control of a pass beside Nicole Morrison of Hopkins Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Sydney Robinson of Eastampton, right, gets control of a pass beside Nicole Morrison of Hopkins Thursday at Williston Northampton School.
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  • Becca Aubrey of Easthampton, left, gets control of a pass beside Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kayla Jacque of Hopkins Academy, third from left, celebrates her goal with Kate Sullivan, from left, Lacey Waskiewicz, Kirsten Cook and Michaela Momot during her team's 1-0 win against Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy, left, gets control of a pass beside Claire Douglass of Easthampton Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Claire Douglass of Easthampton, right, gets a foot on the ball against Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Abby Edgin of Easthampton, left, and Katie Keegan of Hopkins Academy jostel for the ball Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Willow Ross of Easthampton, center, moves the ball beside Hopkins defenders Katie Keegan, left, and Nicole Morrison Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Mary Cook of Hopkins Academy, left, and Rachel Connell of Easthampton collide while going to a pass Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Alli Dabek of Easthampton, right, moves the ball against Kaci Kokoski of Hopkins Academy Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Sydney Robinson of Eastampton, right, gets control of a pass beside Nicole Morrison of Hopkins Thursday at Williston Northampton School.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

The 2012 Northampton girls soccer team made a place for itself in the school’s history books with a 4-0 home victory over Holyoke on Thursday night.

With the win, the Blue Devils clinched the Central League title, the first outright league crown in program history. Northampton and Chicopee were co-champions last season.

“The girls definitely understand the significance of this win and this accomplishment,” Northampton coach John Ruyffelaert said. “What made it even better was that it was senior night. Everyone put forth a great effort, and we really didn’t let Holyoke in our end of the field very much. We played great as a team.”

Leah Tompkins scored twice for Hamp (12-1-2, 7-0 Central), with Lauren McGrath and Galit Sarvet adding a goal apiece. Hannah Fin-Erb, Winnie Brown and Kristin Gross each picked up an assist.

Maya Kerstetter made one save in the shutout.

Belchertown 7, Amherst Regional 0 — The Orioles (15-0-2, 9-0 Kurty-Fielding) remained unbeaten and eliminated the Hurricanes (4-8-4, 1-6-1) from postseason contention.

Breanne Moreau scored twice in the victory, while Jackie Soucia (two assists), Natalie Caney (one assist), Brittany Moreau, Bryanna Veroneau and Alaina Swift added a tally apiece. Tea Spellacy, Emily Silva, Karley Hodge and Kelsey Shea each had an assist.

Sarah LaClair and Ashley Cavanaugh each made one save in net for Belchertown, while Rebecca Carkhuff stopped 16 for Amherst.

Gateway Regional 8, Greenfield 0 — Seven different Gators (10-4-1) scored in their blowout win at home.

Jamie Pease was the only multi-goal scorer with two tallies in the first half.

Joanna Arkoette, Chelsi Derrig and Alyssa Moreau each had a goal and an assist, while Hannah Green, Caroline Booth and Jessie Walton added a goal each.

Kendall Rooney dished out two assists, while Lily Iglesias and keeper Brooke Fairman (no saves) had one.

Southwick 4, Hampshire Regional 0 — Brianna Weltlich and Kayla Labrecque combined for five saves, but the Raiders (6-8-3, 2-5 Central) were eliminated from postseason contention with the loss at home.

South Hadley 0, Central 0 — The Tigers (3-9-4, 1-5-2 Grieve) played to a draw at home, as goalkeeper Abby Lukasik and the defense shined.

Lukasik made nine saves, while Rachel Harrington, Jessie Casolari and Danielle Miele anchored the defensive effort.

Sabis 6, Frontier Regional 0 — Camilla Baronas finished with 24 saves for the Red Hawks (0-13-3, 0-9-1 Grieve) in the loss in Springfield.

Hopkins Academy 1, Easthampton 0 — The Golden Hawks (7-9-2, 2-6-2 Pioneer) used Kayla Jacque’s first-half tally and stingy defense to beat the Eagles (9-4-2, 5-2-2) on the road.

Jacque’s goal came unassisted at the 30th minute, following a scrum in front of the net.

Amanda Olson (seven saves) was protected well by defender Kyra Michalak.

Alyssa Fugiel made three saves for Easthampton.

Boys soccer

Granby 2, Mahar 1 — Harrison Lussier contributed on both second-half goals as the Rams (7-5-5, 5-2-1 McGrath North) clinched a postseason berth with the win at home.

Lussier assisted on Dean Marion’s goal, as Granby took a 1-0 lead in the second half, then he tacked on the game-winning unassisted goal.

Brett Sullivan stopped six shots for the Rams.

Hopkins Academy 5, Pioneer Regional 0 — Tyler Szymkowicz, Pat Knightly, Tim Knightly, Brennan Mitrolka and Sean Quill each scored as the Golden Hawks (15-1-2, 7-0-1 McGrath South) wrapped up their regular season undefeated in league play with the win at home.

Hopkins outscored its opponents 63-5 this season and enters the postseason on a 10-game unbeaten streak.

Ethan Wenner, Evan Delaney, Ethan Sanderson and Quill had one assist each.

Ben Pitta made five saves for the team’s 15th shutout of the season.

St. Mary’s 3, Smith Vocational 2 — Bryce Girard scored twice in the second half and nearly led the Vikings (1-12-2) back from a three-goal first half deficit on the road.

Jonathon Buri assisted on both of Girard’s goal.

Josh Harriman (3 saves) and Will Ingram (6 saves) split time in goal for Smith Vocational.

Field hockey

Smith Academy 7, Athol 1 — Danielle Duseau scored four times as the Falcons (10-3-4, 5-1-1 North) dominated on the road.

Emiko Barker scored twice, while Julie Muccino added a goal.

Jen Adamites, Lauren Grondin and Marissa Wickles were each credited with an assist.

Lauren Bradford did not make a save in the game.

Girls volleyball

South Hadley 3, Pioneer Christian 0 — The Tigers (10-6, 3-5 Central) smashed 23 aces as they won by game scores of 25-11, 25-16 and 25-14 at South Hadley.

Maddie Kelleher, Katie Robitaille and Anna Robinson led the way with four aces apiece, while Courtney Marcil recorded three kills.

Agawam 3, Amherst Regional 1 — The Hurricanes (9-9, 2-6 Eastern) fell on senior night in the team’s regular season finale 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 25-8.

Grace Frank led the way for Amherst with 18 assists, eight aces and five digs. Athena Donta (eight kills, nine digs) and Haley Parker (five kills, three blocks) also contributed for the Hurricanes, who had already qualified for the playoffs.

Frontier Regional 3, Greenfield 0 — The sister duo of Emily and Sarah Woodward led the Red Hawks (17-1, 8-0 Northern) to yet another victory on the road, 25-11, 25-11, 25-10.

Emily had eight assists, six aces and three kills, while Sarah added five kills and two aces. Courtney Newsome also had five kills and a pair of aces, while Remi Quesnelle contributed 10 assists.

Colleges
Women’s soccer

Elms 2, Becker 2 — Hannah Spring of South Hadley scored a goal for the Blazers (6-9-2, 5-1-2 NECC) in the draw at home.

Field hockey

Keene State 2, Smith College 1 — Allie Stein scored the lone goal off an assist by Caroline Noonan for the Pioneers (7-10) at home.

Nora Demick made 18 saves in the loss.

Springfield College 8, Salem State 2 — Michaela Boyer of South Hadley made seven saves for the Vikings (9-7) in the loss at home.

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