Wednesday’s high schools: Hampshire ties up Palmer in boys soccer
Freshman Harry George scored the game-tying goal — the first tally of his career — with eight minutes left as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team pulled out a 1-1 draw with Palmer, in Westhampton Wednesday.
The Raiders (7-0-5, 4-0-3 Holley) held on to first place in the league with the tie against the second-place Panthers (8-3-4, 3-0-3) in Westhampton.
Ben Preston made eight saves for Hampshire.
Gateway 1, Holyoke Catholic 0 — Justin Edinger scored the lone goal in the 16th minute, and Gateway (10-3-2, 4-1-2 McGrath South) held on to top Holyoke Catholic (8-6-2, 0-5-1) at home.
Nick McClaffin assisted on Edinger’s goal, and Mike Arel had three saves for Gateway.
Tom Heavren played well for Holyoke Catholic and had nine saves.
Sabis 3, Easthampton 0 — Brady Parker made 10 saves but the Eagles, who are missing seven starters to injury and have not played with a full team yet this year, fell to 0-11-1 in Springfield.
Northampton 9, West Springfield 1 — Reilly Griffin scored three goals had one assist, while Emily Allcroft had two goals and one assist as the Blue Devils (10-4-2) cruised at home.
Ursa Heideger, Megan McCarthy, Missie Maiewski (assist) and Kristina Ramsden each had one goal, while Emily Poehlein had one assist.
Dana Dufour made two saves in the win.
Hampshire Regional 0, Cathedral 0 — Madison Boucher and Kayla Labrecque each made one save for the Raiders (10-1-2) in the scoreless draw at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow.
Monson 3, Granby 2 — The Rams battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game but the Mustangs scored the winner with eight minutes left to hand Granby (10-3-1) its third straight loss.
Kiley Baran scored two goals, while Kate Sullivan had the assist for the Rams.
Brittany Hauschild made five saves in the loss.
Northampton 0, West Springfield 0 — Rose Katz-Berger made eight saves for the Blue Devils (3-8-3) to keep the match a tie on the road.
Frontier 3, Amherst 0 — The Red Hawks (13-2, 6-0 Eastern) topped Amherst (10-4, 2-4) by scores of 25-2, 25-15, 26-24.
Cassidy Ciesluk led the way for Frontier with 12 aces and six kills. Sarah Woodward also had eight kills and five digs, and Haley Dacyczn added eight digs.
Cassie Long played well for Amherst with eight digs and two kills and Shaya Shally-Jensen added six kills and three blocks.