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Thursday’s high schools: Smith Academy boys, Holyoke Catholic girls qualify for soccer postseason

  • Derek McMahon, right, of Smith Academy, heads the ball beside Dan Bronke, left, of Frontier Regional, Thursday at Smith Academy. Andy Habel looks on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Derek McMahon, right, of Smith Academy, heads the ball beside Dan Bronke, left, of Frontier Regional, Thursday at Smith Academy. Andy Habel looks on.
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  • Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted makes a save as Derek McMahon, of Smith Academy, right, looks for an opportunity to score Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Dan Bronke, left, and Robert Rogers-Manatt look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted makes a save as Derek McMahon, of Smith Academy, right, looks for an opportunity to score Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Dan Bronke, left, and Robert Rogers-Manatt look on.
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  • Clay Kocot, left, of Frontier Regional, passes ahead of Tyler Gay, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Clay Kocot, left, of Frontier Regional, passes ahead of Tyler Gay, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Quinn Rickert, center right, of Smith Academy, moves the ball as Andy Habel, center left, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Robert Rogers-Manatt, left, and Connor Hamilton look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Quinn Rickert, center right, of Smith Academy, moves the ball as Andy Habel, center left, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Robert Rogers-Manatt, left, and Connor Hamilton look on.
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  • Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, passes beside Joe Afflitto, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, passes beside Joe Afflitto, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Chad Parent, of Frontier Regional, go to the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Chad Parent, of Frontier Regional, go to the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Kevin Banas, center, of Smith Academy, gets control of a pass as Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kevin Banas, center, of Smith Academy, gets control of a pass as Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Andy Habel, of Frontier Regional, right, heads the ball ainst Quinn Rickert, of Smith Academy Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Andy Habel, of Frontier Regional, right, heads the ball ainst Quinn Rickert, of Smith Academy Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, shoots while defended by Kevin Banas, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy. Ben Bruscoe, left, and Zach Liebenow look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, shoots while defended by Kevin Banas, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy. Ben Bruscoe, left, and Zach Liebenow look on.
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  • Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Jamie Blinder, of Frontier Regional, jostle for the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Jamie Blinder, of Frontier Regional, jostle for the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.
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  • Derek McMahon, right, of Smith Academy, heads the ball beside Dan Bronke, left, of Frontier Regional, Thursday at Smith Academy. Andy Habel looks on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted makes a save as Derek McMahon, of Smith Academy, right, looks for an opportunity to score Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Dan Bronke, left, and Robert Rogers-Manatt look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Clay Kocot, left, of Frontier Regional, passes ahead of Tyler Gay, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Quinn Rickert, center right, of Smith Academy, moves the ball as Andy Habel, center left, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy. Other Frontier defenders Robert Rogers-Manatt, left, and Connor Hamilton look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, passes beside Joe Afflitto, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Chad Parent, of Frontier Regional, go to the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kevin Banas, center, of Smith Academy, gets control of a pass as Ayanda Himlin-Mayekiso, of Frontier Regional, approaches Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Andy Habel, of Frontier Regional, right, heads the ball ainst Quinn Rickert, of Smith Academy Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Connor Hamilton, right, of Frontier Regional, shoots while defended by Kevin Banas, of Smith Academy, Thursday at Smith Academy. Ben Bruscoe, left, and Zach Liebenow look on.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Keith Natale, left, of Smith Academy, and Jamie Blinder, of Frontier Regional, jostle for the ball Thursday at Smith Academy.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

A pair of local soccer teams will return to the postseason following clinching home victories on Thursday.

The Smith Academy boys beat Frontier Regional 3-0, while the Holyoke Catholic girls dominated Putnam in a 7-0 win.

Boys soccer

Smith Academy 3, Frontier Regional 0 — Derek McMahon scored twice with an assist as the Falcons (8-4-3) secured a Division 4 berth.

Kevin Banas added a tally for Smith, while Harry Kennedy had an assist.

Cam Woodward made five saves in the win, as did Dylan Husted for the Red Hawks (5-7-2).

Belchertown 4, Southwick 0 — Alex DeSantis finished with a hat trick and the Orioles (13-2) were victorious on the road.

James Izatt had the other goal for Belchertown, while DeSantis and Cam Messier had assists.

Lewis Berger finished with two saves for the shutout.

Granby 7, Turners Falls 0 — Seven separate goal scorers and five saves by keeper Brett Sullivan equaled a road blowout for the Rams (6-8-2), who kept their playoff hopes alive.

Devin Bergeron (assist), Joe Desormier (assist), Matt Bleakley (assist), Doug L’Abbee, Zach Funk, Ryan Bachand and Tim BaiRossi had one tally apiece. Malcom Muguku and Conor O’Shea picked up an assist apiece.

Girls soccer

Holyoke Catholic 7, Putnam 0 — Lexi Neffinger had four points (goal, three assists) as the Gaels earned a spot in the Division 4 Tournament.

Aliana Hasiuk, Taylor LeClair, Kyra Robins, Rita Hannoush, Anna DeSimone and Elizabeth Cavanugh all scored once for Holyoke Catholic. Danielle Easton, Katrina Roxo, Kylee Windyka and Mary Roberge added an assist each.

Katie Klejna and Julia Hiney each played a half in net, and neither faced a shot.

Belchertown 3, Ludlow 0 — Brittany and Breanne Moreau both had a goal and an assist as the Orioles (14-0-1, 6-0-1) wrapped up the Coombs League title on the road.

Jackie Soucia also scored for the Orioles, while Sarah LaClair (four saves) and Ashley Cavanaugh (five) each played a half.

Minnechaug 2, Northampton 1 — Lily Glading-Dilorenzo scored and Rose Katz-Berger had six saves, but the Blue Devils (3-9-3) fell at home.

Charlotte Maurer also played well for Northampton.

Frontier Regional 1, South Hadley 0 — Amanda Calvo scored from Ashley Barrington for the Red Hawks (6-5-2, 2-3-1 Pioneer North) in the shutout at home.

Camilla Baronas earned the win with five saves, while Abby Lukasik stopped six for the Tigers (8-5-3, 3-3-1).

Field hockey

Frontier Regional 5, Turners Falls 0 — Alexis Ackerman scored two goals, while Ashley Borkowski (assist), McKayla Poissant and Jordyn Roberts each had one as the Red hawks (12-3-1) cruised in South Deerfield.

Rose Moscaritolo and Tierney Roche each had one assist, while Gwen Thayer and Kelly Moulton combined for no saves in the shutout.

Agawam 3, Amherst Regional 0 — Nadia Squitiero had 19 saves, but the Hurricanes (3-10, 0-7 South) lost at home.

Girls volleyball

Frontier 3, Mahar 0 — The Red Hawks (14-2) topped Mahar on the road by scores of 25-14, 26-24, and 25-12.

Sarah Woodward led Frontier with 10 kills and four aces, and Olivia McCulloch added five kills.

Remi Quesnelle had four kills, five aces and seven assists, and Emily Woodward had 26 assists, two aces and three kills.

Commerce 3, Smith Vocational 1 — Ali Lewis (ace) had four assists, while Stephanie Start added three kills and three assists as the Vikings (0-15) fell 25-10, 25-6, 18-25, 25-11 at home.

Boys golf

Amherst Regional 280, Chicopee 284 — The Hurricanes (6-12, 6-4) clinched second place in the Suburban League and a spot in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament with the win at Hickory Ridge Golf Club.

John Noonan shot a 44 to lead Amherst. Jake Aldrich (46), Alex Cantor (46), Harrison Wallace (47), Connor Nuelle (48) and Stephen McCudden (49) also scored in the victory.

Prep schools Field hockey

Taft 1, Williston 0 — Jill Slezek scored and Morgan Fisher had 15 saves, but the Wildcats fell on the road to Taft Wednesday.

Boys soccer

Williston 4, Cheshire Academy 0 — Aaron James (Amherst) scored two goals as the Wildcats (4-5) won at home Wednesday.

Girls soccer

Williston 2, Taft 1 — Grace Simpson (South Hadley) scored with less than two minutes remaining to lift the Wildcats (4-4-1) to a home victory Wednesday.

Gia Parker (Amherst) had two assists.

Girls volleyball

Cushing Academy 3, Williston 2 — The Wildcats (1-6) rallied from two games down, but lost 25-14, 25-16, 13-25, 23-25, 15-9 on Wednesday.

Shaina D’Souza (two aces, dig) and Natalia Baum (dig) each had four kills for Williston, while Mackenzie Zehring added four aces and three digs.

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