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Monday’s high school lacrosse/volleyball: South Hadley upends Northampton

Meg Ginley scored five goals with two assists as the South Hadley girls lacrosse team beat Northampton 17-10 on the road Monday.

Maddie Brandts had two goals and two assists for the Tigers (7-7, 4-6 Valley Wheel). Brooke Marion (two assists) and Claudia Menard each scored twice, while Kelly Pouliot (assist), Sienna Hebert, Kara Callahan, Olivia Slysz, Deanna Conti and Sarah LaRochelle added a tally apiece and Gabby Schwalm an assist.

Emily Allcroft scored three goals for Hamp (8-7, 2-7), while Leila Kouakou (two goals, assist) and Molly King (goal, two assists) also had three points apiece. Emily Biggs added a pair of tallies, with Kerry Fleming and Shannon Keefe scoring once and Hunter Zackaricz picking up an assist.

Beth Hennessey made three saves in the win. Bridget Harrington and Dana Dufour each stopped two in a half of play.

Belchertown 11, Monson 8 — Brea Allen (three goals, assist), Kayla Panek (two, two) and Emma Jopson (two, two) all had four points apiece as the Orioles (11-4-1, 7-1-1 Valley League) won at home.

Natalie Caney and Jackie Soucia each had a goal and an assist for Belchertown. Kate Bowers and Kat Lowe added a tally each, while Chloe Zinter, Alaina Swift, Meg Foley chipped in with an assist apiece.

Abbey Norden made 10 saves for Belchertown.

Longmeadow 14, Amherst Regional 0 — Katie Dunn made six saves at the Hurricanes (2-12) fell at home.

Boys lacrosse

South Hadley 15, West Springfield 3 — Tom Crotty and Sam Duda (assist) each scored five goals as the Tigers (14-3) cruised on the road.

TJ Fitzell (two assists) had two goals, while Ryan Dickinson (two assists), Evan Marcus (five assists), Tom Dowd and Pat Fitzgerald each had one.

Jake Lesieur made three saves in the win.

Minnechaug 8, Amherst Regional 6 — Donovan Riley and Isaac Bass scored two goals apiece but the Hurricanes (8-7, 4-6 Valley Wheel) lost at home.

Nick Johnson and Drew Kosloski each had a goal, while Kieran Presley assisted twice for Amherst, which scored the first three goals of the second half to tie at 6-6.

Will Barstow made eight saves in the loss.

Tantasqua Regional 7, Belchertown 2 — Ryan Dupont and Jacob Downs each scored a goal for the Orioles (7-9) in the independent road defeat.

Alex Bachand had an assist for Belchertown, while Travis Greeley stopped eight shots in goal.

Girls ultimate

The Amherst Regional girls ultimate team coasted to its fourth straight title at the Northeastern championships over the weekend in Devens.

The Hurricanes won all six of their games, three in pool play Saturday and three more in the knockout round on Sunday.

In a rematch of the 2012 final, Amherst defeated Watchung Hills (N.J.) 13-4 on Sunday afternoon.

In the final, Angela Zhu threw six goals and caught one, Tulsa Douglas threw three and caught three, and Zoe Freedman-Coleman caught three and threw another. First-year varsity player Erin O’Connor enjoyed a breakout performance by catching four goals and playing outstanding defense.

“Watchung is a really good team, a well-coached team,” Amherst coach Josh Nugent said. “They gave us a real run last year, when it was tied at half then their star player got injured. So coming into this year we were very wary of them. They want to beat us more than anything, so we took them very seriously. But we remained calm and confident and were mentally ready for them.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Hurricanes defeated Pioneer Valley Performing Arts 13-0 in the quarterfinals, then beat Haverford (Penn.) 13-1 in the semis.

“We played very well when we needed to, and we’re peaking at this point in our season,” Nugent said. “Everything in our game is well-practiced.”

In Saturday’s pool play, Amherst dominated a trio of opponents — Stuyvesant (N.Y.), Allderdice (Penn.) and Columbia (N.J.) — by a combined score of 45-1.

Prep schools Boys lacrosse

Northfield Mount Hermon 11, Williston 8 — Nick Garafano had four goals, while South Hadley’s Jack Shumway (assist) had two goals, and Danny Gould (Easthampton) and Conor Archbald (Williamsburg) had one apiece in the loss.

Ryan Cavanaugh of Northampton made six saves for Williston.


Williston 9, Cheshire 2 — Mikey Thomson, of Northampton, had four hits, while Cam Kagan, of Granby, had three and Erik Ostberg, of Northampton, two as the Wildcats won on the road.


Suffield Academy 23, Williston 10 — Laura Aptowitz went 2-for-5 (home run) with two RBIs and two runs scored as the Wildcats (4-6) fell at home.

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