Thursday’s girls soccer: Syry Mitchell powers Amherst past Cathedral
Amherst 4, Cathedral 1 — Syry Mitchell’s two first-half goals propelled the Hurricanes (2-5-2) at home.
Cathedral scored one minute into the game but Mitchell’s pair gave Amherst the lead for good.
Jamie Staples (assist) and Emma Biggs also scored, while Zoe Freedman-Coleman, Erin O’Conner and Kailey Tobin each had one assist.
Angela Zhu played well on defense and Sarah Grace Spurgin made five saves in the win.
Belchertown 3, Minnechaug 1 — Three different players scored first-half goals as the Orioles (6-0) rolled at home.
Brittany Moreau (assist), Bryanna Veroneau (assist) and Jackie Soucia gave Belchertown a 3-0 lead heading into the break.
Breanne Moreau was credited with an assist, while Sarah LaClair made five saves.
Holyoke Catholic 2, Mahar Regional 0 — Katie Klejna made seven saves to earn the shutout as the Gaels (4-4-2) returned to the .500 mark with the home win.
Danielle Easton and Kylee Wyndka had a goal apiece in the victory, while Alexis Carrington and Taylor LeClair picked up an assist each.
South Hadley 1, Chicopee 1 — Meghan Ginley scored from Tess Gauthier as the Tigers (2-5-1) pulled out the tie.
Abby Lukasik made nine saves for South Hadley.
Hampshire Regional 6, Palmer 2 — The Raiders (4-4-1, 0-3 Central) rattled off four straight goals in the final 22 minutes to break a 2-2 tie as Hampshire Regional cruised to victory on the road.
Sarah Kober led the way with three goals and a pair of assists, while Elizabeth Hotham added two goals in a game that was tied 1-1 at halftime.
Savannah Waters also chipped in a goal and Chelsea Moussette dished out two assists.
Kayla Labrecque did not make any saves for Hampshire.
Gateway Regional 8, St. Mary’s 0 — Jamie Pease recorded a hat trick as the Gators (7-1, 4-1 Pioneer) earned an easy victory on the road.
Pease was joined in the scoring column by Caroline Booth (two goals, one assist), Joanna Arkoette (one, two) and Alyssa Moreau (one, one).
Sami King, Bre Bruno and Chelsi Derrig added assists, while Gateway goalie Brooke Fairman made one save.