Tuesday’s high schools: Northampton, Amherst boys soccer draw
The Northampton and Amherst Regional boys soccer teams won’t have to wait long for a rematch after Tuesday’s rivalry game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Blue Devils and Hurricanes meet in Amherst on Thursday at 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, Elliot Weiss converted a pass from Louis Jacob with 20 minutes left to give the Blue Devils the draw at home.
Elias Neijens had the other goal for Hamp (2-4-3) on a Jonah Hahn assist.
Brandon Vazquez had both goals for the Hurricanes (6-1-2), one on a penalty kick and the other on an assist from Erik Schleeweis.
Hampshire Regional 3, Hopkins Academy 2 — Jonah Vaclavicek converted a Tanner Bzdel direct kick into the box with 20 minutes left to lift the Raiders (2-3-2) at home.
Hampshire’s three goals were the first three of the year allowed by the Golden Hawks (7-1), who entered the game having outscored opponents 32-0.
“I found out a lot about our team today,” Hampshire coach Dan Moynahan said. “We were able to come back after giving up the second goal, which showed a lot of spirit.”
Hampshire struck first when Noah Sandvik’s direct kick from the left side found Scott Labrie for a diving header on the far post.
Hopkins responded with an unassisted goal by Evan Delaney to make it 1-1 at halftime and Brennan Mitrolka put the Golden Hawks ahead in the 45th minute.
Hampshire evened the score when Joe Larkin converted a Labrie assist 10 minutes later, to put Vaclavicek in position for the game winner.
Smith Academy 8, Mohawk Trail 0 — After netting a hat trick in Monday’s win over Granby, Derek McMahon stayed hot with two more goals as the Falcons (8-1-1) cruised on the road.
Nat Hanson added two goals of his own, while Harry Kennedy (assist), Tyler Gay (assist), Joey Thomas and Quinn Rickert scored once each for Smith, which can clinch a postseason bid with one point Thursday at Mahar.
Dean Lampron and Seaver Rickert were each credited with assists.
Cameron Woodward made five saves for the team’s sixth straight shutout.
Southwick 2, Frontier Regional 0 — Shawn Mazur-Garcia made five saves as the Red Hawks (0-8-1) lost on the road.
Commerce 12, Smith Vocational 0 — Josh Harriman and Will Ingram combined to make 11 saves in the Vikings (0-8-1, 0-5 Tri-County North) loss at home.
Harriman made six saves in the first half and Ingrim stopped five shots in the second half.
Smith Academy 4, Holyoke Catholic 2 — The Falcons (7-1, 6-0 Franklin County) overcame sloppy conditions and an early deficit to defeat the Gaels (5-5-2, 0-3-2 Pioneer) on the road.
Mollie Higgins, Cassidy Snyder and Mia Ellis scored second-half goals to break a 1-1 tie at halftime.
Smith found itself in an early hole when Lexi Neffinger scored for Catholic in the first 10 minutes of the match.
However, once the Falcons found their footing on the wet grass, they rattled off four of the next five goals.
Olivia Hanson (one goal, one assist) scored Smith’s goal in the first half, while Kory Wagner and Nicole Gay added assists. Danielle Easton tallied in the second half for the Gaels, and Gillian Cassidy-Payson and Kylee Wyndka each dished out an assist.
Brooke Pashek stopped four shots in her team’s win. Katie Klejna made eight saves for the Gaels.
Athol 1, Frontier Regional 1 — Sam Clift scored from Casey Michalowski and Camilla Baronas made 17 saves for the Red Hawks (0-6-2) in South Deerfield.
Amherst Regional 3, Holyoke 0 — Grace Frank and Justine Bohl combined for 18 assists as the Hurricanes (5-5) reached .500 with the win at home.
Frank had 11 digs over two games, while Bohl had six in one game.
Caroline Jones added five aces, while Haley Parker had five kills and four aces in the win.
Frontier 3, Athol 0 — The Red Hawks (10-0, 4-0 Northern) continued their domination this season, as they cruised to a 25-7, 25-21, 25-12 victory at home and qualified for tournament play
Katherine Conlisk (five kills, four aces) and Tori Whitney (seven assists, three aces) starred for the Red Hawks, while Courtney Newsome added three kills.