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Wednesday’s high schools: Granby blanks Lenox in girls soccer

  • Emily Alcroft of Northampton, second from left, reacts after scoring on South Hadley goalie Liz Menard, fourth from left, while defended by Jordan Roy, third from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Adrienne Pascucci, Brooke Marion and Ashley Willis. Northampton won 2-0.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Emily Alcroft of Northampton, second from left, reacts after scoring on South Hadley goalie Liz Menard, fourth from left, while defended by Jordan Roy, third from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Adrienne Pascucci, Brooke Marion and Ashley Willis. Northampton won 2-0.
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  • Emily Pohlhein of Northampton, center right, passes the ball against Ashley Willis of Northampton, second from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Reilly Griffin, Jordan Roy and Katie Meon.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Emily Pohlhein of Northampton, center right, passes the ball against Ashley Willis of Northampton, second from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Reilly Griffin, Jordan Roy and Katie Meon.
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  • Olivia Cotton of Northampton, right, passes the ball past Brooke Marion of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton. Olivia Szydziak of South Hadley is in the background.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Olivia Cotton of Northampton, right, passes the ball past Brooke Marion of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton. Olivia Szydziak of South Hadley is in the background.
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  • Leah Fagen of Northampton, right, moves the ball against Katie Meon of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS

    Leah Fagen of Northampton, right, moves the ball against Katie Meon of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kristina Ramsden of Northampton, center, passes against South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kristina Ramsden of Northampton, center, passes against South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.
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  • Brooke Marion of South Hadley, left, and Emily Alcroft of Northampton battle for the ball Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Brooke Marion of South Hadley, left, and Emily Alcroft of Northampton battle for the ball Wednesday in Northampton.
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  • Hayley Racicot of South Hadley, right, moves the ball as Emily Biggs of Northampton approaches Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Hayley Racicot of South Hadley, right, moves the ball as Emily Biggs of Northampton approaches Wednesday in Northampton.
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  • Hunter Zackaricz of Northampton, left, and Hayley Racicot of South Hadley eye a loose ball Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Hunter Zackaricz of Northampton, left, and Hayley Racicot of South Hadley eye a loose ball Wednesday in Northampton.
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  • GAZETTE FILE PHOTO<br/>Olivia Cotton, left, and the Northampton field hockey team defeated Westfield 3-2 Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament first round.

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    Olivia Cotton, left, and the Northampton field hockey team defeated Westfield 3-2 Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament first round. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Merry Kocot of South Hadley, left, and Shannon Keefe of Northampton race to the ball Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS

    Merry Kocot of South Hadley, left, and Shannon Keefe of Northampton race to the ball Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emily Alcroft of Northampton, second from left, reacts after scoring on South Hadley goalie Liz Menard, fourth from left, while defended by Jordan Roy, third from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Adrienne Pascucci, Brooke Marion and Ashley Willis. Northampton won 2-0.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Emily Pohlhein of Northampton, center right, passes the ball against Ashley Willis of Northampton, second from left, Wednesday in Northampton. Looking on are, from left, Reilly Griffin, Jordan Roy and Katie Meon.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Olivia Cotton of Northampton, right, passes the ball past Brooke Marion of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton. Olivia Szydziak of South Hadley is in the background.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Leah Fagen of Northampton, right, moves the ball against Katie Meon of South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kristina Ramsden of Northampton, center, passes against South Hadley Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Brooke Marion of South Hadley, left, and Emily Alcroft of Northampton battle for the ball Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Hayley Racicot of South Hadley, right, moves the ball as Emily Biggs of Northampton approaches Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Hunter Zackaricz of Northampton, left, and Hayley Racicot of South Hadley eye a loose ball Wednesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • GAZETTE FILE PHOTO<br/>Olivia Cotton, left, and the Northampton field hockey team defeated Westfield 3-2 Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament first round.
  • Merry Kocot of South Hadley, left, and Shannon Keefe of Northampton race to the ball Wednesday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS

In a rematch of last season’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 title game, the Granby girls soccer team gained a measure of revenge and remained unbeaten with a 1-0 victory at Lenox Wednesday afternoon.

Kiley Baran scored off a free kick for the game’s lone tally. From about 5 yards outside the box, she buried a shot to the upper-right corner.

Brittany Hauschild made six saves to notch her 11th shutout of the season and the team’s 12th.

“It was truly a great high school soccer game between two even teams,” said Granby coach Nick Boorman, whose team improved to 15-0-1. “The action was back and forth, we’d come at them, then they’d come back at us. The atmosphere was awesome, the fans were into it the entire way. Just a tremendous experience for both teams. Everybody on our team played their best game of the season.”

Smith Academy 2, Athol 0 — In just their second season in the Franklin League, the Falcons (15-2, 11-0) clinched the outright title with the road win.

Cassidy Snyder and Hannah Sassi each had a goal and an assist for Smith, which finished second to Athol in 2011.

Brooke Pashek made three saves for the shutout.

Boys soccer

Northampton 4, Westfield 0 — The Blue Devils needed to win both of their last two games to earn a spot in the WMass Division 1 tournament. Hamp competed the first half of that task as it cruised past the Bombers at home.

The Blue Devils (6-7-4, 3-3-3 Churchill-Moriarty) will try to clinch a postseason spot when they host Longmeadow to close out the season. The game is scheduled for Monday at 7:15 p.m., but with heavy rain in the forecast, they’re exploring the possibility of moving it to the weekend.

Hamp beat the Lancers 1-0 earlier in the season.

Elliot Weiss led Northampton with two goals against Westfield. Both came on penalty kicks, one in each half. Louie Jacob and Jordan Maurer had the other two goals, while Andrew Fleming had the game’s only assist in front of Jack Haller, who made five saves.

Holyoke Catholic 4, Putnam 0 — Trevor Lewicki scored all four goals as the Gaels (7-6-4) clinched a postseason bid in Springfield.

Colin Neffinger and John O’Hara were credited with assists.

Tom Heavren and Jacob Squires combined for five saves in the shutout.

Amherst Regional 2, Minnechaug 0 — The Hurricanes (7-2-5, 2-2-3 Smith) scored twice in the first half en route to the home shutout.

The first tally was an own goal on a contested ball in the box following a throw-in by Cody Baglow. Brandon Vazquez converted a penalty kick for the other tally.

Curtis Barnes made three saves in net for Amherst.

Belchertown 5, Holyoke 1 — Playing in their fourth game in five days and fifth in seven, the Orioles (16-0, 10-0 Holley) scored four second-half goals to win on the road.

Wesley Martins scored twice, while Cam Messier and Alex DeSantis each added one goal and one assist.

Trevor Erb chipped in with a goal.

Zachary Parsons made four saves in net.

Hopkins Academy 1, Granby 0 — Brennan Mitrolka netted the game winner off a Paul Delamy assist as the Golden Hawks (14-1-2) won on the road.

Ben Pitta made three saves in the victory, while Brett Sullivan had six saves for the Rams (6-6-5).

Central 5, Frontier Regional 0 — Shawn Mazur-Garcia made eight stops in the road loss for the Red Hawks (1-15-1).

Pioneer Regional 1, Gateway Regional 0 — Mike Arel made 10 saves in the road loss for the Gators (9-4-4, 3-3-2 McGrath South).

Field hockey

Frontier Regional 1, Mohawk 0 — Rose Moscaritolo scored from Brenna Sicard in the first half as the Red Hawks (12-3-1, 7-1 North) clinched a league title outright with the win in Buckland.

Gwen Thayer picked up the shutout in goal with three saves.

Northampton 2, South Hadley 0 — Emily Allcroft had a goal and an assist in the closing three minutes of the second half as the Blue Devils (13-1-3, 9-0-1 Central) celebrated senior day with a win at home.

Olivia Cotton added a goal, while Emily Poehlein had an assist.

Sam Krumpholz anchored a strong defensive effort that didn’t allow a shot on goaltender Mary Greco.

Liz Menard and Sam Brault combined for nine saves for the Tigers (6-8-3, 4-3-2 Central).

Smith Academy 7, Palmer 0 — Danielle Duseau and Emiko Barker scored two goals each as the Falcons (9-3-4) rolled to victory on the road Tuesday.

Kelly Ryan, Isabelle Duseau and Julie Muccino each scored once, while Lauren Grondin was credited with three assists.

Jen Adamites and Miranda Wendolowski had one assist each.

Lauren Bradford made six saves in the team’s eighth shutout of the season.

Girls Volleyball

Easthampton 3, Southwick 1 — Elizabeth Whitney had 10 kills, five digs and three blocks as the Eagles (15-2, 8-1 Central) won at home 25-11, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15.

Easthampton will play at Ludlow (16-1, 8-1) with Friday at 5:30 with the league title on the line. The Lions won the first matchup, 3-2, on Sept. 13.

Kayla McFarland five kills, two aces and seven digs, while Rachena Nhem added three kills, 15 assists and six aces.

Mary Gyeidu chipped in four kills, two aces and seven digs.

Athol 3, Belchertown 1 — Kim Drawec had four kills and six aces, but the Orioles (9-8, 4-3 Southern) lost at home 25-21, 25-22, 7-25, 25-23.

Erica Kamins added three kills and three aces.

Prep schools
Girls soccer

Williston 3, Kent 0 — Gabby Thomas of Florence and Kelly O’Donnell of Belchertown each scored a goal as the Wildcats (5-5-1) returned to .500 with the win in Easthampton.

Ellie Padilla added a tally, while Gia Parker of Amherst assisted twice for Williston. Jen Carellas also had an assist.

Neither Christina Zalewski and Dina Dahdul had to make a save in goal for the Wildcats.

Boys soccer

Williston 0, Wilbraham & Monson 0 — Bailey Gawron made four saves for the shutout in the tie for the Wildcats (5-2-4) in Wilbraham.

Field hockey

Williston 10, Wilbraham & Monson 0 — The Wildcats (7-4) tallied eight times in the first half and cruised to a victory in Wilbraham.

Taylor Senecal of South Hadley scored a goal in the win. Catie Laraway had a hat trick and an assist, while Meredith Peppes had a goal and an assist. Ursa Heidinger, Nell Heidenger, Maddy Jerolman, Meg Fay and Taylor Potasky added a goal apiece, with Jill Slezek picking up an assist.

Laura Aptowitz didn’t have to make a save in the shutout.

Boys water polo

Choate 12, Williston 6 — The Wildcats (4-8) were behind by six goals after the first quarter in the loss at Wallingford, Conn.

Wilder Denholm had a hat trick for Williston, while David Fay of South Hadley, Ryan Cavanaugh of Florence and Matt Freire notched a goal each.

Matt Wagman made nine saves in the loss.

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