High schools: Sophie Higham pours in 4 points in Amherst girls soccer’s win over Mahar

  • Amherst coach Don Fraser gives instructions to his players during halftime of Wednesday’s home game against Mahar. The Hurricanes won 7-0. PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Amherst Head Coach Don Fraser, talks to his players prior to the start of the game.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Mahar No.12 Astha Bernard, powers the ball in towards net past Amherst No.3 Ivorie Arguin in the 1st half.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Amherst No.6 Jaeden Case, attempts to block a shot from Mahar No.12 Astha Bernard in the 1st half.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Amherst’s Ivorie Arguin powers the ball in for a shot on goal past Mahar’s Megan Parse in the second half Wednesday in Amherst. PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Amherst No.3 Ivorie Arguin, holds off Mahar No.8 Megan Parse as she powers the ball in for a shot on goal in the 2nd half.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Amherst No.8 Sophie Higham, powers the ball in for a shot on goal past Mahar No.8 Megan Parse in the 2nd half.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • Mahar vs Amherst girls Soccer 9/28/22. Amherst No.3 Ivorie Arguin, launches a shot on goal in front of Mahar No.15 Audrey Danielson in the 2nd half.photo by J. Anthony Roberts PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

Published: 9/28/2022 10:02:35 PM

Sophie Higham amassed two goals and two assists, as the Amherst Regional girls soccer team bested Mahar 7-0 at home Wednesday to remain unbeaten.

Ella Hinkel (assist) and Madeline Hockman put away two goals each for the Hurricanes, which poured in four in the first half.

Amherst’s Ivorie Arguin (assist) and Jaeden Case each found the net once.

Amhert goalies Brooke Weinman (four saves) and Neena Chinappa (three saves) combined for the shutout.

Hopkins 4, Gateway 0 — Kasey Earle notched a pair of goals and Sadie Cyr and Aurora Moynahan also scored for Hopkins in a shutout victory against Gateway. 

Earle, Morgan Augustine and Cassidi Mushenski each had an assist for Gateway. 

Gateway keeper Jayliana Rivera stopped eight shots in the loss. 

Northampton 2, Holyoke 0 — Holyoke’s Jayvah Stuckey was dominant in net, stopping 23 shots against Northampton in a close defeat. 

Allie Sullivan and Chloe Denhart scored for the Blue Devils, with Eleanor Wei and Aquinnah Simon picking up an assist. 

Northampton’s Immanni Power Green made two stops in the win.

Hampshire 3, Agawam 1 — Maisie Bowler posted a goal and an assist and keeper Makena Rogalski made eight stops in a win over Agawam. 

Addie Miklasiewicz and Anna Puttick also scored for Hampshire, and Parker Pallante and Shayne Moynahan added an assist apiece.

Hotchkiss 5, Williston 1 — Alyssa Frazier scored her first goal as a Wildcat, as Williston fell at home.

Boys soccer

Granby 7, Greenfield 0 — Six different goal-scorers netted a goal for Granby on Wednesday, who improved their record to 6-0-2 this season. The win marked their seventh consecutive game in which they haven’t allowed a goal. 

Robert L’Abbe, Riley Goodhind, Jonathan Santiago, Sam Weatherbee, Gavin Moreno, and Carter White all scored for the Rams. Patrick French and Tristan Moe each tallied an assist in the victory. 

Hopkins Academy 3, Renaissance 0 — Hopkins exploded out to a fast start against Renaissance, netting two goals in the first four minutes to take a lead it never gave up. 

Teddy Cyr scored first for Hopkins followed two minutes later by Patrick Fitzgibbons; Fitzgibbons also assisted on Cyr’s goal. Nathan Rickles scored Hopkins final goal in the second half. Cyr and James Anderson each added an assist in the win.

Hopkins keeper Ryder Gallo-O’Connell made four saves to earn the shutout.

Smith Academy 10, Athol 0 — 10 different players got on the score sheet for Smith Academy in a shutout win over Athol.

Rowan Jeffress and Ayden Whalen both scored a pair of goals, their first career varsity points. Riley Intrator and Ben Hudzik both picked up a goal and two assists, Cameron Graves scored a goal and an assist, and Noah Fahmy added two assists. Logan Graves (1G), Cameron Zononi (1G), Cajun Benson (1G) and Garrett Willard (1A) also made it on the score sheet for the Falcons. 

Ryan Belina made two stops for the shutout. 

PVCICS 3, St. Mary’s 1 — The Dragons picked up their second win of the season against St. Mary’s on Wednesday.

AJ Addison, Clayton English and Nolan Gage were the goal scorers for PVCICS, and Teddy Scott assisted on two of the three tallies. Keeper Pom-Richard Ang made five saves in the win.

Williston 4, Pomfret 0 — Max Fujimori assisted three of the Wildcats four goals in a road win.

Sotaro Wakabayashi tallied two of the goals, while Jabari Decoteau and Manuel Gonzalez scored once each. Danny Arguetas contributed an assist.

Field hockey

Greenfield 6, Amherst 0 — Eden Polak made 20 saves while McKenzie Schreyer stopped five shots as the Hurricanes fell to the Green Wave in an independent contest in Greenfield on Wednesday. 

Franklin Tech 5, Hampshire 0 — Olivia Labrie made more than a dozen saves in net, saving 14 shots against Franklin Tech, but the Raiders couldn’t solve goalie Maddison Markwell. 

Kate Trudeau scored three goals for Franklin Tech and Hannah Gilbert netted two. 

Agawam 5, Holyoke 0 — Purple Knights goalie Isabella Murphy saved 16 shots on the road.

Frontier 5, Smith Academy 0 — Smith Academy’s Hadley Syznal had a game for  the ages against Frontier, making a jaw-dropping 46 stops.

Despite Syznal’s performance, Frontier walked away with the win. Ashley Taylor scored a goal and an assist, and Stella Heflin, Rowan Reilly, Maddie McKemmie and Maddie Antes also scored for the Redhawks. Rebecca Wallace-West, Lila Roche and Ashlie Galenski each added an assist in the win.

Girls volleyball

Mt. Greylock 3, Belchertown 0 – Vivan Ross finished with ten assists and Paige Magner posted four kills in a three set loss (25-10, 25-21, 25-18) to Mount Greylock on Wednesday. 

Amherst 3, West Springfield 2 — The Hurricanes outlasted West Side in a five-set marathon on Wednesday (24-26, 25-15, 25-23, 18-25, 15-10). 

Amalie Martin posted a team-best 24 kills and added 15 digs. Setter Annabel Ogden finished with 29 assists, eight digs and three aces. Ruby Austin led the team with six aces and also had 14 digs and six kills. Juliana Shephard was solid on defense, digging up 34 balls for the Hurricanes.  

Frontier 3, Agawam 0 — Frontier remained undefeated this season, moving to 9-0-0 in a three-set win (25-15, 25-19, 25-16) over Agawam. 

Setter Sydney Scanlon tossed up 22 assists and four digs, Caroline Deane had nine kills and three aces and Eve Dougan had eight kills and seven digs in the win. Brooke Davis added a team-high 11 kills for Frontier. 

Boys golf

Longmeadow 162, Amherst 187 — Piet Hartman fired a 38 at Longmeadow Country Club, but the Hurricanes fell to the Lancers.

Nate Hawkins shot a 44, Ben Scott a 47, Jay Johnson a 64 and Oliver Hansell a 56.

Frontier 15, Pioneer 9 — Alex Gochinski was on fire at Cherry Hill on Wednesday, shooting a match -low 35 to lead the Redhawks to an independent win over the Panthers.

Ryan Cetto (41), Cam Skiffington (43), Cade Allenby (53), Addy Wood (41) and Malaina Winston (48) all scored points in the win for Frontier.


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