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Monday’s high schools: Tyler Szymkowicz nets 100th career point as Hopkins downs Smith

  • Tyler Szymkowicz of Hopkins Academy, right can't get to a loose ball to score on Gateway Regional goalie Mike Arel Thursday at Hopkins.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Tyler Szymkowicz of Hopkins Academy, right can't get to a loose ball to score on Gateway Regional goalie Mike Arel Thursday at Hopkins.
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  • Hannah Ellis of Smith Academy moves the ball against Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Hannah Ellis of Smith Academy moves the ball against Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.
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  • Jennifer Adamites of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball as Rose Moscaritolo of Frontier Regional loses her stick while defending Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Jennifer Adamites of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball as Rose Moscaritolo of Frontier Regional loses her stick while defending Monday at Smith.
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  • Ashley Higgins of Smith Academy, right, and Jordan Rowe of Frontier Regional, center, battle for the ball as Danielle Duseau looks on Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Ashley Higgins of Smith Academy, right, and Jordan Rowe of Frontier Regional, center, battle for the ball as Danielle Duseau looks on Monday at Smith.
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  • Emiko Barker of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Taryn Marquis of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Emiko Barker of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Taryn Marquis of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.
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  • Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Sydney Judge of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Sydney Judge of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.
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  • Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Mindy Espisito of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Mindy Espisito of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.
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  • Julie Muccino of Smith Academy, left, moves the ball against Sara Majersak of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Julie Muccino of Smith Academy, left, moves the ball against Sara Majersak of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.
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  • Tyler Szymkowicz of Hopkins Academy, right can't get to a loose ball to score on Gateway Regional goalie Mike Arel Thursday at Hopkins.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Hannah Ellis of Smith Academy moves the ball against Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Jennifer Adamites of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball as Rose Moscaritolo of Frontier Regional loses her stick while defending Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Ashley Higgins of Smith Academy, right, and Jordan Rowe of Frontier Regional, center, battle for the ball as Danielle Duseau looks on Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Emiko Barker of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Taryn Marquis of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Sydney Judge of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kelly Ryan of Smith Academy, right, moves the ball against Mindy Espisito of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Julie Muccino of Smith Academy, left, moves the ball against Sara Majersak of Frontier Regional Monday at Smith.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

Tyler Szymkowicz reached a milestone and led Hopkins Academy past its biggest rival Monday.

The junior scored three goals to surpass 100 career points as the Golden Hawks beat Smith Academy 3-1 in Hatfield.

“I have a lot of respect for Smith,” Szymkowicz said. “It was nice to do it against a great team like that.”

Needing two points for 100, Szymkowicz netted two first-half goals to reach the mark. Evan Delaney assisted the 100th point. Szymkowicz is the second player to reach 100 points at Hopkins, joining Mark Bombardier (2001).

Brennan Mitrolka and Paul Delamy also had assists.

“I couldn’t have done it without them,” Szymkowicz said. “I owe a lot to them. They did a great job as well. I can’t thank them enough.”

Ben Pitta made five saves for the Golden Hawks (13-1-2, 6-0-1 McGrath South)

Nat Hanson scored and Seaver Rickert had the assist for the Falcons (11-3-2, 4-3-1).

Cam Woodward made 12 saves in defeat.

Hampshire Regional 2, Holyoke 0 — Scott Labrie scored near the end of the first half and Kevin Brasil tallied his first career goal in the second as the Raiders (6-4-3, 4-4-2 Holley) won in Westhampton.

Alex Kubosiak assisted Brasil’s goal for his first career point.

Bren Preston made two saves for the shutout.

Ryan Rogers and Ryan Luong played well off the bench for Hampshire, which needs one point in its final three games to clinch a postseason berth.

Granby 3, Mohawk 0 — Harrison Lussier scored two goals and Andrew Strycharz added one as the Rams (6-5-5, 4-2-1 McGrath North) pulled within a point of qualifying for the postseason.

Devin Bergeron had one assist and Brett Sullivan made three saves in the shutout.

Northampton 1, West Springfield 0 — Zach Goodwin-Boyd scored with seven minutes left off an assist from Jonah Hahn as the Blue Devils (5-7-4, 2-3-3 Churchill-Moriarty) handed the Terriers (8-1-6, 3-1-4) their first loss of the season.

Jack Haller made seven saves for Hamp, which needs to win its final two games to qualify for the postseason.

Gateway Regional 2, Holyoke Catholic 1 — Curtis Dowers and Jake Merritt each scored as the Gators (9-3-4, 3-2-2 McGrath South) won in Huntington.

Calvin Dowers and Justin Edinger each had one assist, while Mike Arel made six saves.

Trevor Lewicki scored from Colin Neffinger, and Tom Heavren made 8 saves for the Gaels (6-6-4, 1-5-2).

Amherst Regional 0, East Longmeadow 0 — Curtis Barnes made seven saves for the shutout as the Hurricanes (6-2-5, 1-2-3 Smith) came away with the road draw.

Sabis 4, Frontier Regional 0 — Shawn Mazur-Garcia and Dylan Husted each made three stops in goal, but the Red Hawks (1-14-1, 1-9 Schmid) lost in Springfield.

Girls soccer

Gateway Regional 1, Hopkins Academy 0 — Sarah Stec scored 15 minutes into the second half as the Gators (8-4-1, 5-3 Pioneer) qualified for the Division 3 tournament.

Jamie Pease assisted on the tally, while Brooke Fairman only had to make one save in the shutout.

Amanda Olson stopped four for the Golden Hawks (6-8-2, 1-5-2 Pioneer), who need to win road games at Granby and at Easthampton to earn a postseason berth.

Northampton 7, Hampshire Regional 1 — Charlotte Maurer and Molly King each had two goals and an assist to lead the Blue Devils (11-1-2, 6-0 Central) to the home win.

Leah Tompkins and Lauren McGrath scored once and assisted once for Hamp. Katie Butler added a tally, while Hannah Fin-Erb and Susan Bell picked up an assist apiece.

Michelle Nardi scored from Chelsea Moussette for the Raiders (6-7-3, 2-4).

Maya Kerstetter made five saves in the victory. Bri Weltlich (six saves), Madison Boucher (two) and Kayla Labrecque (none) split time in goal for Hampshire.

Easthampton 2, Ware 0 — Claire Douglass had a goal and an assist for the Eagles (9-3-1, 5-1-1 Pioneer) in the road shutout.

Gabby Downer added a goal for Easthampton, while Willow Ross picked up an assist.

Alyssa Fugiel earned the shutout with five saves.

Monson 1, South Hadley 0 — Tara Bainbridge made six saves in emergency goaltending duties, but the Tigers (3-9-3, 1-5-1 Grieve) lost at home to the Division 2 power.

Bainbridge, the team’s sweeper, had to fill in after injuries to the starting and backup keepers.

Rachel Harrington, Reilly Jodoin and Brett Flaherty all played solid defense for South Hadley.

Belchertown 4, Agawam 1 — Brittany Moreau scored twice as the Orioles (14-0-2, 8-0 Kurty-Fielding) remained undefeated with the win on the road.

Bryanna Veroneau and Natalie Caney added one goal each. Jackie Soucia was credited with two assists, while Emily Silva and Breanne Moreau had one each.

Sarah LaClair made four saves.

Frontier 0, Central 0 — Camilla Baronas made 33 saves for the Red Hawks (0-9-4, 0-6-2 Grieve) at home.

Field hockey

Smith Academy 1, Frontier Regional 0 — Danielle Duseau scored an unassisted goal with 5:38 left in the game as the Falcons (8-3-4, 4-1-1 North) pulled out a big win on senior day in Hatfield.

Following a corner, the ball found its way out front where Duseau blasted a shot past the defense and goalie Gwen Thayer (12 saves).

Lauren Bradford made 12 saves for Smith, which held an 8-5 edge in corners.

Frontier (11-3-1, 6-1-0) had a penalty stroke with 21:29 left in the first but the shot went wide left.

Northampton 2, Palmer 1 — Missie Maiewski had a goal and an assist to lead the Blue Devils (12-1-3, 8-0-1 Central) to the road victory.

Olivia Cotton scored the first goal of the game for Hamp, while Mary Greco made six saves.

South Hadley 11, Central 1 — The Tigers (6-7-3) cruised to put themselves in position for a tournament run.

Olivia Szydziak (three assists) and Merry Kocot each had three goals, while Emily Florence (assist) had two goals for South Hadley.

Cailey Newton, Hayley Racicot and Cassandra McClaflin each had one goal, while Allie Rondeau and Jordan Roy each had one assist.

Liz Menard made no saves in the win.

The Tigers need three points in their final two games, or to finish second in the league to qualify for the postseason. South Hadley, which is in second place in the Central, closes with league foes Northampton and West Springfield.

Girls volleyball

Easthampton 3, Pioneer Christian 0 — Elizabeth Whitney had seven kills and three aces, while Rachena Nhem added three kills, 13 assists and four aces as the Eagles (14-2, 7-1 Central) won in Springfield.

Mary Gyeido had six aces in the win.

Ludlow 3, South Hadley 2 — The Tigers (9-5, 2-4 Central) dropped the final two games to lose on the road, 23-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-14, 15-4.

Maddie Kelleher led South Hadley with seven kills, Shanel De Los Santos had five kills and Sarah LaRochelle added five blocks.

Belchertown 3, Ware 2 — The Orioles (9-7, 4-2 Southern) came from behind for a home victory, 15-25, 25-21, 14-25, 25-22, 15-10.

Kayla McGrath had six assists, two kills and two aces for Belchertown. Brianna Melanson had five blocks and four kills, while Emily Kubacki finished off the fifth game with a pair of aces.

Both McGrath (19-for-19) and Kubacki were perfect in their serving.

Prep schools
Boys soccer

Hartsbrook 6, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts 1 — Hartsbrook (9-0) scored five second-half goals to break a halftime tie and enter in the postseason undefeated.

Vincent DeFelice scored five goals in the win.

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