Friday’s high schools: Belchertown beats Amherst in battle of 2012 boys soccer champions
Two of the best from 2012 closed the first week of the 2013 season with a thriller.
Defending Western Massachusetts Division 2 champion Belchertown beat Division 1 champ Amherst Regional 2-1 in Belchertown Friday.
Chris Noga broke a second-half tie with an assist from Nick Drost to provide the Orioles (2-0) with the game winner.
Noah Lussier scored from Alex Desantis to give Belchertown, which will compete in the Division 3 tournament this season following realignment, a 1-0 lead.
Josh Soper tied the game for the Hurricanes (1-1).
Louis Berger made four saves in the win.
Will Fidalgo stopped 14 for Amherst.
Hopkins Academy 3, Sabis 1 — The Golden Hawks (2-0) ran away with a win with goals scored by Paul Delamy, Tyler Szymkowicz and Zach Anderson.
Delamy, Szymkowicz and Evan Delany each had one assist.
Ben Pitta made five saves.
Smith Academy 2, Renaissance 2 — Derek McMahon scored two goals for the second time in as many games but the Falcons (1-0-1) tied in Hatfield.
Ben Bruscoe and Harry Kennedy each had one assist, while Cameron Woodward made five saves.
Smith Academy’s defense withstood constant pressure in the second half and played well.
Granby 2, Holyoke Catholic 2 — John O’Hara scored with 1:11 left as the Gaels (0-1-1) pulled out the tie on the road.
Ryan Lukomski also scored, while Tom Heavren made 11 saves.
Conor O’Shea had a goal and an assist, while Noah Parent also scored for the Rams (0-1-1).
Doug L’Abbee made 10 saves.
Northampton 2, Holyoke 1 — The Blue Devils (1-0) came from behind late with two goals from Yann Konan.
Konan scored in the 64th minute and the 71st.
Louie Jacob had one assist for Northampton.
Blue Devils goalie John Brodeur had two saves in the victory.
Southwick 3, South Hadley 1 — Alex Dragon scored the lone goal for the Tigers (0-1) in the 60th minute and was assisted by Nate Flachs.
Colin Paleologopoulos had 10 saves in net.
Senior defender Ben Gardner played well for the Tigers.
Frontier 2, Easthampton 0 — Chad Parent scored twice as the Red Hawks (1-1) beat the Eagles (0-2).
Parent scored in the 34th minute on a breakaway off a long throw-in assist from sophomore defender Robert Rogers-Manatt. Parent tallied the second on a penalty kick in the 60th minute.
Frontier goalie Dylan Husted had two saves in the game.
Easthampton goalie Darrin Kim had eight saves.
Pathfinder 0, Smith Vocational 0 — John Haskell made one save in the first half, while Will Ingram stopped two in the second as the pair split the shutout for the Vikings (0-0-1).
Smith Vocational outshot Pathfinder 6-3 in the match.
Hopkins 10, Putnam 0 — Mackenzie Sullivan (assist), Mary Cook, Lacey Waskiewicz, Jayleen Ruiz and Ally Jenks each had two goals as the Golden Hawks (1-1) rolled.
Senior defender Jera Barrett had three assists, while Ally Huntoon and Kari Christoforo each chipped in one assist.
Granby 2, Holyoke Catholic 1 — Erin Mikalchus and Kiley Baran (assist) each scored as the Rams (2-0) won on the road.
Brittany Hauschild made six saves in the win.
Alliana Hasiuk scored unassisted and Katie Klejna made eight saves for the Gaels (0-1-1).
Longmeadow 2, Amherst 0 — Nadia Squitero made 28 saves for the Hurricanes in the loss at home.
Belchertown 10, Quabbin Regional 2 — Jacqueline Soucia and Breanne Moreau (assist) each had three goals as the Orioles (2-0) exploded on the road.
Brittany Moreau also chipped in with two goals and two assists.
Sarah LaClair and Ashley Cavanaugh split time in net and each made four saves.
Amherst 3, Chicopee Comp 2 — The Hurricanes won 25-22, 17-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 to remain unbeaten at 2-0 with the win at home.
Justine Bohl had 22 assists and seven digs, while Julia Kay put up seven blocks and six kills.
Gracie Frank had 10 digs and five aces, while Ali Ziomek contributed five aces and nine kills.
Frontier 3, West Springfield 0 — The Woodward sisters led the Red Hawks (2-0) to a 25-10, 25-17, 25-23 victory at home.
Sarah Woodward had 11 kills, while her younger sister, Emily Woodward, had 31 assists.
Cassidy Ciesluk also had eight kills, while Remi Quesnelle added seven kills.
South Hadley 3, Belchertown 0 — The Tigers (2-0) beat the Orioles (0-2) 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 as Courtney Marcil had three assists, two digs, and four assists.
Sarah LaRochelle had nine digs and three kills, and Kelly Pouliot had three digs and two kills for the Tigers.