High schools: Story Goldman, Maddie Fagan power Smith Academy to Homecoming win

Staff Reports
Published: 10/17/2021 3:42:22 PM

Story Goldman and Maddie Fagan tallied two goals apiece, and the Smith Academy girls soccer team made it a Homecoming to remember behind a 5-2 victory over Hampden Charter on Saturday in Hatfield.

Emma Moynihan also scored for the Falcons, which received two assists from Goldman and single helpers from Fagan, Haley Springman and Avonna Wickles. Goalkeeper Maddie Bell made two saves.

Easthampton 6, Sabis 0 – Maria Belfakih netted a hat trick, and the host Eagles rolled past Sabis.

Easthampton, which led 3-0 at halftime, also received goals from Caitlin Padeck, Grace Downer and Abi McClafflin. Ana Growhowski assisted on two goals, while McClafflin also had two assists and goalie Addi Barr made three saves to record the clean sheet.

Field hockey

Frontier 1, Smith Academy 0 – Emma Clancy’s fourth-quarter goal proved to be the game winner, as the visiting Redhawks earned a 1-0 independent win Saturday morning in Hatfield.

“Frontier applied a little more pressure on us defensively to score the game winner,” Smith Academy coach Judy Strong said.

Maeve Huit assisted on Clancy’s goal, and keeper Ella Flanders pitched the shutout by making three saves.

Smith Academy goalie Hadley Szynal stopped 13 shots in a solid effort, while Strong also lauded the play of Amanda Novak in the midfield.

South Hadley 2, Greenfield 1 – Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Tigers rallied over the final 30 minutes to secure a key 2-1 Suburban League win over the Green Wave Saturday morning in South Hadley.

Gabi Moroney and Ashley Scott tallied for the Tigers (9-2-3), with Lily Provost picking up an assist on Moroney’s goal. Senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Lynes made seven saves in net.

Greenfield (8-6) took a 1-0 lead in the opening half thanks to a goal from Lillia Kachelmeyer, assisted by MacKenzie Paulin. Keeper Ainslee Flynn stopped four shots.

Williston results

Natalie Stott scored two goals but the Williston Northampton field hockey team fell to Westminster, 3-2.

Elsewhere, Abigail Touhey from Florence posted a winning time of 22:19 to lift the girls cross country team against Miss Porter’s School. Ninth graders Elle Ash and Lucy Hoyt from Hatfield placed third and fifth, respectively. Hannah Roche from Chesterfield had a huge race, finishing seventh overall.

Chris Negron scored with 5:29 remaining to help the Wildcats earn a 1-1 draw against Westminster in girls soccer action. Quinn Pollack had the assist, and Selena Negron was solid in goal.

The Wildcats fell to Loomis, 2-0, on the boys soccer pitch.

Setter Hayden Hedstrum and libero Shea Huntley paced the girls volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Wilbraham Monson.

The boys water polo team dropped a 13-12 decision to Exeter despite huge performances from Trip Bradbury and Nathan Shatz.

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