Thursday’s boys soccer: Tyler Szymkowicz leads Hopkins past Holyoke Catholic
Hopkins Academy 5, Holyoke Catholic 0 — Tyler Szymkowicz netted his third hat trick of the season and added an assist as the Golden Hawks (10-1-1, 4-0 McGrath South) were victorious at home.
Tim Knightly and Paul Delamy each had a goal and an assist for Hopkins, while Chad Sanderson and John Martinez assisted once apiece.
Ben Pitta earned the shutout with four saves. Tom Heavren made 11 stops for the Gaels (5-4-3, 1-3-1).
Amherst Regional 2, Westfield 2 — Nick Johnson and Eric Gooden gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead with one goal each, but they had to settle for a draw on the road.
Brandon Vazquez and Mike Rock were credited with assists.
Curtis Barnes made six saves for Amherst (6-2-3).
Granby 2, Putnam 1 — The Rams (5-3-4) scored twice in the final seven minutes of regulation to come away with a thrilling home win.
Zach Funk tied the game, then DJ Menard put in the game winner with under two minutes to play. Devin Bergeron assisted on both tallies.
Brett Sullivan made four saves in goal for Granby.
Gateway Regional 3, St. Mary 0 — Six different players registered a point apiece for the Gators (6-3-3) in the victory in Westfield.
Justin Edinger, Calvin Dowers and Zach Mackechnie each scored a goal. Curtis Dowers, Josh Baillargeon and Jake Merritt had one assist apiece.
Mike Arel made three saves to pick up the shutout.
Cathedral 4, Northampton 3 — Casey Intrator scored two goals as the Blue Devils (2-6-3) fell on the road.
Intrator scored his goals in the first half, and Northampton led 3-1 after the break.
Elliot Weiss put in a goal and an assist, and Louie Jacob added an assist.
Jack Haller made six saves for the Blue Devils.