High schools: South Hadley’s Gabi Moroney reaches milestone

  • South Hadley senior Gabi Moroney carries the ball during action earlier this week against Frontier. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Reports
Published: 10/16/2021 11:27:04 AM

Gabi Moroney had herself a Friday, and the South Hadley field hockey team continued to rack up wins in the process.

The senior scored three goals to propel the Tigers to a 7-0 victory over Mahar in an independent game played in Orange. 

“She’s obviously been an impact player for us and a starter since her freshman year,” offered South Hadley coach Tara Cole of Moroney. “To watch her shine is really phenomenal.”

Cole said Moroney’s first tally of the game lifted her to the 100-point mark for her career. She scored the first two goals of the game, the first off an assist from Sarah Wojnarowski and the second off a dish from Lily Provost.

“It’s definitely super exciting. I was caught off guard,” admitted Moroney of reaching the mark. “It’s really exciting to hit that milestone.”

Provost then scored herself off an assist from Moroney before Meg Carey scored to give South Hadley a 4-0 lead at the half. 

Ashley Scott, Provost and Moroney scored in the second half, with Jenna Hobert and Moroney tallying assists.

Kaitlyn Lynes made one save for the Tigers. 

East Longmeadow 5, Holyoke 0 — Olivia Robb scored three times to send the Spartans to their 12th win of the season Friday.

Izzy Murphy made 12 saves in net for the Purple Knights.

Boys soccer

Belchertown 2, Ludlow 2 — Jack Holt had both goals for the Orioles, which settled for a 2-2 draw in a Smith League battle with Ludlow Friday night on the road.

Shay O’Neill and Carson Boscher picked up assists on Holt’s goals. Belchertown (9-1-4) led 1-0 at halftime.

Dru Fairthorne and James Dias scored for Ludlow (6-2-6).

Orioles goalie Jacob Chaisson notched four saves.

Granby 10, Athol 0 — Two goals apiece from Francisco Climent and Nathan Grandmont lifted the host Rams to a 10-0 Schmid League win Friday afternoon.

Granby (11-2-1), which led 6-0 at halftime, received two saves in net from keeper Patrick French for the shutout. Liam Brown, Max Brown, Gavin Moreno, Robert L'Abbee, Carter White (one assist) and Daniel Gauvin all added a goal.

Athol goalies Holden Girouard and Connor Mahony combined to make 10 saves.

Frontier 0, Easthampton 0 — Just two days removed from a 2-2 draw under the lights in South Deerfield, the two teams played to another stalemate Friday at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton.

Dylan Martin recorded seven saves for the Redhawks (10-0-2), while Easthampton goalie Griffin Foskitt stopped all three shots he faced. The Eagles now sit at 8-1-3 on the year.

Smith Voke 2, PVCICS 2 — Teddy Scott equalized for PVCICS in the second half as the two teams played to a 2-2 draw Friday.

Scott had both goals for the Dragons, and Clayton English notched both assists.

Juan Jose Adam s Caston had both of the Vikings’ goals, with assists coming from Rosco Palmer and George Ndreu.

Hampshire 3, Holyoke 0 — Three different players scored goals for the Raiders, which did all their damage in the first half en route to a 3-0 win Friday night.

Michael Thibault converted a penalty kick to get the scoring started for   Hampshire, while Aidan Miklasiewicz continued to fill the net with another goal to  make it 2-0. Jesse Connors  capped the scoring with a goal just minutes before intermission to make it 3-0.

Elan Kuntz stopped three shots for Hampshire, and Holyoke goalie Keegan Kukucka made 10 saves.

Girls soccer

Hopkins 7, Taconic 0 — Megan Jolly and Tia Fyden each tallied twice, and the Golden Hawks buried three goals in the first six minutes en route to the 7-0 victory Friday.

Helen Vissas, Sadie Cyr and Alyssa Smith were the other Hopkins Academy goal scorers. The club led 3-0 at halftime before pumping in four more after the break.

Fyden dished out three assists while Vissas had two assists. Jolly and Aurora Moynihan also registered helpers, and Cassidy Fyden stopped four shots.

Renaissance 1, Frontier 0 — Kayla Kyles netted the game-winning goal, as host Renaissance clipped the Redhawks, 1-0, in a Pioneer North contest Friday in Springfield.

CC Green made seven saves in net for Frontier (6-6-2).

Smith Voke 5, PVCICS 0 — A hat trick from Megan Courtney aided the Vikings in a 5-0 win on Friday.

Madison Clark and Caitlin Willard also scored for Smith Voke, with Willard dishing out two assists and Clark one. Emileigh Pause also had two assists.

Smith Voke goalie Maggie Lauder made four saves to pitch the clean sheet, and PVCICS’ Maeve Doherty had 18 saves.

Girls volleyball

Southwick 3, Smith Voke 0 — Jordan Dunham had four aces and Jaycee Beaulieu put down four kills for the Vikings in a 25-19, 25-16, 25-12 loss Friday in Northampton.

Amber Pensivy had three kills for Smith Vocational while Janel Echiverra tossed in three aces.

Boys cross country

Smith Voke 15, Hampden Charter 50
Smith Voke 15, St. Mary’s 50
McCann Tech 26, Smith Voke 29 —
Myles Chinappa took second with a time of 21:42 to help propel the Vikings to a pair of victories on Friday. 

Patrick Millin took third for Smith Vocational (21:55), Justin Valerio finished ninth (24:41) and Aaron Fein placed 10th (24:42). 

McCann Tech’s Brandon Miller was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 21:13. 

Late Thursday results

South Hadley 0, Hampshire 0 — Drew Alley kept out 10 shots for the Tigers in a tight girls soccer draw Thursday night. Raiders keeper Makena Rogalski had six saves.

Pope Francis 6, Smith Academy 1 — Maddie Fagan scored for the Falcons in the first half to cut the Cardinals’ advantage to 2-1, but Pope Francis put in four unanswered goals Thursday. Story Goldman had an assist for Smith Academy.

Maddie Bell made 17 saves for the Falcons.




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