High schools: Sam Moran’s OT winner lifts Hampshire Regional girls lacrosse past Chicopee Comp in first-ever home game (PHOTOS)

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  • Hampshire Regional senior midfield Skylar Duda, left, is pressured by Raquel Terrazas of Chicopee Comp in the second half of the Raiders’ home opener against the Colts on Monday in Westhampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional sophomore attack Summer Duda, center, sets to pass between Chicopee Comp defenders Natalie Fournier, left, and Raquel Terrazas in the first half of the Raiders' home opener against the Colts on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional junior midfield Sam Moran (2) is congratulated by Raider attacks, from left, Dana Warren, Ryleigh Fennessy and Reese O’Connell after scoring the first goal of their home opener against Chicopee Comp on Monday in Westhampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional junior midfield Sam Moran, right, and sophomore mid Summer Duda, left, force a turnover by Natalie Fournier of Chicopee Comp in the first half of the Raiders' home match against the Colts on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional junior defense Adrianna Alfano, right, defends Drew Orzechowski of Chicopee Comp in the first half of the Raiders' home opener against the Colts on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional junior midfield Hailey Raffa, left, drives past Raquel Terrazas of Chicopee Comp in the first half of the Raiders' home opener against the Colts on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional head lacrosse coach Grace Ahrensdorf, center, and assistant Abby Baldwin meet with players at halftime of the Raiders' home opener against Chicopee Comp on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional head lacrosse coach Grace Ahrensdorf meets with players at halftime of the Raiders’ home opener against Chicopee Comp on Monday in Westhampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Regional head lacrosse coach Grace Ahrensdorf meets with players at halftime of the Raiders' home opener against Chicopee Comp on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Westhampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Writer
Published: 4/25/2022 9:30:53 PM

In the first-ever home game in program history, the Hampshire Regional girls lacrosse team didn’t disappoint its loyal fans on Monday.

Sam Moran completed her hat trick with the game-winning goal in double overtime, giving the Raiders a wild 5-4 victory over Chicopee Comp in a low-scoring but extremely tight contest in Westhampton.

“I think a lot of the girls had extra nerves today being the first home game, and kind of the first-ever game here at Hampshire Regional. We were definitely playing in front of a bigger crowd than we had in past games and just kind of a more even matchup,” Hampshire Regional head coach Grace Ahrensdorf said. “I think a lot of girls were kind of in their heads today, but once we came out with a win, there was a ton of excitement.”

Summer Duda netted the other two goals for the Raiders, while netminders Ella Cleary and Abby Hennessy split time in net; they made two saves apiece.

“There were a lot of little things, a lot of basics that I felt my team was not capitalizing on, which made it a tough back and forth game,” Ahrensdorf said. “The girls had to do a lot of extra running, there were a lot of extra turnovers, but we had some really good takes around the net and we were lucky to get those goals.

“Our defense played really well once we kind of got a few things together and started clicking more,” she continued. “They saved a lot of opportunities that the other team had and our goalies did really well in net.”

Hampshire Regional improved to 4-0 on the young season.

Belchertown 21, Pope Francis 15 – Paige Magner rattled off eight goals to lead the Orioles to a win on Monday evening against Valley League foe Pope Francis.

Madesyn LePage notched five goals and five assists while Elyssa Wrona and Michelle Zaluga added a hat trick apiece.

Granby 20, Wahconah 12 – Ari Klekotka scored eight goals and an assist in Granby’s win on Monday. Gabby Walz added six goals and two assists and Ella LaLiberte scored five points (4G, 1A).

Rams’ goalie Liberty Conlin made 11 saves for the win.

Hoosac Valley 13, Amherst 7 – Esme Siegel scored a hat trick and added an assist in Amherst’s league loss. Emily Ireland collected three points (2G, 1A) for the Hurricanes. Amherst goalie Cedar Conrad made 11 saves.

Baseball

Granby 4, Greenfield 3 – Hitless through six innings, the host Rams came through when it mattered. Michael Toth knocked in two runs thanks to a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 4-3 win over the Green Wave. The victory brings the Rams to 7-1 on the season.

The only other hit the Rams got was a bunt from Raymond Toth earlier in the same inning,

Granby pitcher Connor Asselin kept his team in the game, throwing all seven innings and allowing four hits while striking out two. Greenfield pitcher Tyler Podolski had a no-hitter through six innings before pitch count took him off the mound.

South Hadley 5, Hampshire 2 — Tyler Evans struck out seven in six strong innings, lifting the Tigers to a 5-2 win on Monday in Westhampton.

Evans allowed three walks and three hits, before Nathan Carillon finished it up with a scoreless seventh.

At the plate, Evans and Joe Meon each had two hits for South Hadley.

Hampshire’s Will Hogan recorded seven strikeouts in five innings, allowing five hits with no walks and five runs (one earned). Luke Gaida, Justin Meunier, Nick Quenneville and Ed Przybyla all had a hit.

Belchertown 10, Athol 2 — The Orioles pushed six runs across in the top of the first inning en route to a 10-2 victory on Monday in Athol.

Belchertown took advantage of seven walks in the first inning, including five in a row at one point — the visitors did all their damage in the opening frame without the benefit of a hit.

Tim Mitus had two hits and scored two runs to pace the Belchertown offense. Ryan Decoteau struck out three in three scoreless innings of work on the mound.

Athol scored its two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Quentin Polana singled and eventually scored, while Jacob Knowles reached on an error and also came around to score.

Smith Academy 21, Mohawk Trail 3 — Ryan Belina had three hits and three RBIs while Sam Dobson cracked a double and a single to go along with two RBIs as the Falcons rolled to a 21-3 win over the Warriors in Buckland on Monday.

Griffin Smiarowski had a pair of hits and an RBI while Logan Graves had an RBI single in the win for Smith Academy. Will Dobson got the win on the hill, striking out five in five innings work.

Wahconah 4, Easthampton 2 — Nick Lloyd had three hits in the Eagles’ 4-2 loss to the Warriors in Dalton on Monday.

Otis Follet cracked an RBI double, Andrew Thompson had an RBI single while Winter Roske, Nick Jolicoeur and Matt Damon hit safely in the loss.

Hopkins 5, Mt. Greylock 1 — Andrew Ciaglo went the distance on the hill for the Golden Hawks, striking out 10 and scattering a mere two hits to lead Hopkins to a 5-1 independent win on Monday.

Cody West went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Liam Flynn and Cooper Beckwith both tallied RBI doubles and Alex West singled in the victory.

Southwick 5, Frontier 2 — Liam Skribiski-Banack struck out five in six innings of work in the Redhawks’ independent loss to the Rams in Southwick on Monday.

Tyler Dubreuil knocked a pair of singles, Skribiski-Banack doubled and Kevin Baumann singled for Frontier (7-3).

Westfield 4, Amherst 1 — The Hurricanes battled into the sixth inning, when Westfield turned a 1-1 game into a 4-1 lead thanks to a three-run, inside-the-park home run.

Amherst’s Nate Mills walked and scored the team’s lone run in the bottom of the first inning. Westfield tied it in the top of the second, and that score held until the sixth.

Softball

Hampshire 19, East Longmeadow 2 (5) — The Raiders racked up 16 hits in a lopsided victory.

Freshman Tegan Charles roped a three-run home run for her first varsity hit in the fifth inning, while classmate Catelyn Thayer also recorded her first varsity hit, a double in the fifth. Theresa Saltis added a three-run home run of her own in the fourth as Hampshire improved to 6-2.

Smith Academy 25, Mahar 4 — Bailey McCoy was 3-for-4 with a triple and two doubles, and Keene Jeffress was 3-for-4 with a double to lift the Falcons to a dominant victory on Monday in Orange.

Haley Springman smacked two doubles for Smith Academy, which received a strong effort in the pitching circle from Amanda Novak.

Gateway 22, Smith Vocational 4 – Gateway bested Smith Vocational in five innings on Monday.

After a scoreless first and second inning, the Gators scored all 22 of their runs over a three-inning stretch to run away with the game. Alexi Bonenfant, Chloe Govoni and Stephanie Paiva all got two hits for the Gators; Paiva also finished with a triple and three RBIs.

Gateway’s Nicole Hannigan struck out 10 in five innings of work, allowing seven hits and walking two. Smith Voc’s Savannah Pierce picked up a hit and two RBIs in the loss. Daelin Murdock struck out four and walked 20.

Belchertown 22, Palmer 8 – Lauren Cote drilled a home run and a triple for the Orioles and pitcher Olivia Lafayette struck out four in six innings to give Belchertown the win in a Suburban West matchup.

Cote went 5-for-6 at the plate and knocked in eight RBIs. Brooke Stelmokas, Vivian Ross and Lindsey Chrabascz each finished with three hits. Lafeyette picked up three RBIs.

Hopkins 14, Mohawk Trail 2 — Anna Dyjach tripled and doubled, as the Golden Hawks stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and rolled to a 14-2 win in five innings on Monday in Buckland.

Granby 11, SICS 9 - Lauren Parker drilled a triple and earned three RBIs in a tight two-run victory over SICS.

The Rams pitching duo of Mabel Carillon and Madison Seaha combined for the win. Carillon struck out five and allowed five hits, while Seaha didn’t allow a hit in her three innings of work.

Amherst 18, Duggan 3 – Sofia Holden continued her dominance in the pitcher’s circle for the Hurricanes, striking out 14 batters and going 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and a double on Monday.

Maria Konieczny went 3-4 and also picked up a triple for Amherst.

Greenfield 18, Frontier 2 (5) — Frontier’s Skyler Steele drove in both of her team’s runs in the bottom of the first inning when she drilled her team-leading fourth home run of the season. The two-run shot plated Ashley Taylor, who walked.

Boys tennis

Frontier 4, PV Christian 1 — Robert Fuqua won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Jerry Scallion earned a 6-4, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles as the Redhawks beat the Eagles in South Deerfield on Monday.

Jacob Han and Oliver Brown came up with a 6-1, 6-1 win in No. 1 doubles while Frontier picked up a win via forfeit in No. 2 doubles.

PVCICS 5, Turners 0 — James Scott earned a 6-0, 7-5 win in No. 1 singles while Teddy Scott came away with a 6-0, 6-0 victory in No. 2 singles to help lead the Dragons to a 5-0 win over the Thunder in Holyoke on Monday.

Calyton English and Patrick Canavan-Gosselin won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles for PVCICS. Turners forfeited No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles.

Belchertown 3, Northampton 2 – The Orioles edged out the Blue Devils with some stellar doubles play and a clutch win from No. 2 singles Trevor Weiss (6-3, 6-3).

The No. 1 doubles team of Carson Boscher and Kiernan Corish (6-1, 6-2) won their match while No. 2 doubles team Chris Adzima and Jacob Chaisson won in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).

Northampton’s No. 1 singles Aidan Metz bested Thomas Vinagre (6-3, 6-2) and Reilly Fowles took down Jackson Couchon (6-2, 6-1) for the Blue Devils’ victories.

Girls tennis

Longmeadow 5, Amherst 0 – The Hurricanes dropped all five matches against Longmeadow on Monday.

No. 1 singles Sofia DaSilva-Askew won three games in her second set (6-0, 6-3). No. 2 singles Rebekah Hong (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 singles Ava Carvel (6-1, 6-1) won two games in their losses.

Northampton 5, Agawam 0 – Northampton swept Agawam on Monday evening, improving to 4-1 on the season.

No. 1 singles Camille Richmond (6-2, 6-0), No. 2 singles Summer Sorenson (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 player Daria Warren (6-1, 6-1) won all their matches handily. The No. 1 doubles team of Roxana Clauson and Sarah Ryan (6-2, 6-2) won in two sets, while No. 2 doubles team Annalisa Agliati and Louisa Dice needed a tiebreaker third set to earn their win (6-3, 7-6, 8-6).

Track & field

Agawam 81, Amherst 63 – The Amherst girls dropped a close meet against Agawam, 81-63. The Hurricanes excelled at the long distance and mid-distance events, but Agawam racked up extra points in the field events to earn the win.

Tamar Byl-Brann won two events, the two mile (12:10.2) and the 800 meter run (2:35.1). Both of Amherst’s relays took first place, with the 4x100 team of Moriah Luetjen, Juliana Shepard, Brooklyn Court and Anajisa Robinson crossing the line in 52.3 and the 4x400 team of Maya Tkachenko Coggeshall-Burr, Marisol Bonifaz, Indigo Halasz and Luetjen finishing in 4:50.4.

Luetjen also earned an individual win in the 200 meter dash (26.9) and Robinson took second in the 100 meter dash (13.2). Halasz won the mile run (6:30.9), Elizabeth Sawicki took first in the 400 meter hurdles (1:15.8), and Ruby Austin earned the victory in the 400 meter run (1:08.6).

Boys volleyball

Granby 3, Sci-Tech 1 — Jake Gagnon and Michael Swanigan each put down seven kills as the Rams notched a 25-20, 28-26, 12-25, 25-8 victory on Monday.

Stephen Szlosek dished out 15 assists for Granby, while Brandon Chatel recorded four aces in addition to Gagnon’s five from behind the service line. Hao Pham tossed in a pair of blocks.

Boys ultimate

Northampton 10, Amherst JVA 5 – A balanced scoring attack gave the Blue Devils the edge over the Hurricanes JVA team on Monday.

Max Schneider, Zach Guswa, Alex Hunkins and Roan Dunkerley scored a pair of goals apiece in the win. Emile Roth led Northampton with four D’s. Guswa, Hunkins, Liam Reynolds and Joe Brooks-Kahn each dished out two assists.


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