High schools: Ben Hudzik, Smith Academy clip Hopkins, 4-1

  • Jay LaPrete

Staff Reports
Published: 9/12/2022 9:38:45 PM
Modified: 9/12/2022 9:38:15 PM

Ben Hudzik got the scoring started for Smith Academy and ultimately tallied the game winner for the Falcons in the 52nd minute to send the Falcons to a 4-1 victory over Hopkins in boys soccer action on Monday. 

Hudzik opened the scoring in the 16th minute off an assist from Garrett Willard, the only goal at the half. Hopkins’ Teddy Cyr tied the game up, but Hudzik answered five minutes later. Cody Brock and Mathew Scagel also scored for Smith Academy. 

Smith Academy’s Ryan Belina made seven stops while Golden Hawks keeper Ryder Gallo-O’Connell made 11 saves. 

PVCICS 6, Hampden Charter 1 – Teddy Scott opened up the Dragons’ season with a bang, netting a hat trick in a blowout win over Hampden Charter. 

James Scott dished out two helpers while Clayton English, Rafi Razmi and Nolan Gage rounded out the scoring for PVCICS. Gage also picked up a helper, as did AJ Addison. Keeper Pom-Richard Ang stopped eight shots in the win. 

Smith Voc 7, Duggan 3 – Cam Rosco put the Vikings on his back on Monday, rattling off four goals en route to Smith Voc’s (1-2) first win of the season. 

Cameron Ball also finished with a four-point night, scoring twice and notching two assists. Jack Corey scored once and Joe Kuraulonis added an assist. 

Minnechaug 2, Amherst 1 – Philip Wababa scored the Hurricanes’ lone goal in Amherst’s loss to Minnechaug on Monday. 

Jamie Park assisted on Wababa’s goal. 

Belchertown 4, West Springfield 0 – Jack Holt netted a hat trick and Nick Adzima added a fourth goal in Belchertown’s shutout win over West Springfield. 

Adzima, Aiden Torna and Tanner Lockwood each notched an assist for the Orioles. 

Belchertown’s Jack Mandeville made three stops in net for the clean sheet.

Girls soccer

Northampton 3, Chicopee 0 – Carolynn Skubiszewski tallied two more goals, and goalie Chloe Denhart stopped her second penalty kick in as many games to lift the Blue Devils to a 3-0 victory on Monday.

Northampton (2-0) led 1-0 at halftime. Allie Sullivan also tallied in the win, while Teagan McDonald assisted on two goals and Katelyn Kozlakowski also had a helper. Denhart made five saves in net.

Taconic 1, Gateway 0 – Gateway fired eight shot at Taconic keeper Olivia Legree, but she kept all of them out, shutting down the Gators offense. 

Gateway’s Jayliana Rivera made one save in the loss. 

Hopkins 3, Pioneer 0 — Helen Vissas and Daisy Venditti tallied goals in the first  half for the Golden Hawks before Sadie Cyr scored in the second half, leading Hopkins to a Pioneer South win over the Panthers in  Northfield on Monday. 

Kasey Earle, Aurora Moynihan and Olivia Earle  each had an assist while Cassidy Fyden stopped all three shots that came her way in the win. 

South Hadley 4, Chicopee Comp 1 — It was the Emma Sanford and Lauren Marjanski show for the Tigers on Monday, each recording two goals and an assist as the Tigers rolled to a win over the Colts. 

Cianna Gurek and Jordyn Balint also had assists in the win. Rylee Suchenicz made  two saves while Drew Alley tallied three saves for South Hadley. 

Belchertown 2, Ludlow 0 – The Orioles peppered Ludlow on Monday, firing 15 shots at Lions keeper Kacie Klimek and getting two past her for a shutout victory on the road. 

Maya Tellier and Brianna Romaniak got the goals for Belchertown. Madysen LePage notched an assist in the win. Keepers Jill DeBarge and Michaela Dubey split time in net for visitors, each making three stops; Dubey was credited with the win. 

Field hockey

Belchertown 2, Hampshire 1 — Abigail Olden scored in the second quarter before Lauren Cooper scored in the fourth as the Orioles earned a win over the Raiders in Belchertown on Monday. 

Edith Audette and Karyna Rondeau each had an assist while Eliza Rothstein made two saves for Belchertown.

Lydia Donatelli scored off an assist from Reese Hickox for Hampshire’s lone tally of the game. Olivia Labrie made 16 saves in the loss. 

Northampton 2, Mahar 0 – Chloe Gawle and Zoey Ames both tallied second-quarter goals, and the Blue Devils pitched a road shutout Monday night in Orange.

Charlotte Johnson-Mersack made two saves to earn the shutout in net.

Westfield 6, Smith Academy 0 — Gabi Kitter and Meghan Brown each scored a pair of goals in the Bombers’ 6-0 win over the Falcons in Hatfield on Monday. 

Hadley Szynal made 31 saves, two of those penalty strokes, while Charlotte Cavanaugh made a defensive save for Smith Academy. 

Girls volleyball

Amherst 3, Belchertown 0 – The Hurricanes made quick work of Belchertown, winning in straight sets 25-9, 25-10, 25-16 on Monday. 

Outside hitter Amalia Martin was on again for Amherst, leading the team with nine kills, five digs and four aces. Liza Beigel was stellar at the service line, serving up six aces and getting up three digs. Lauren Joy added four kills and a dig and Shannon Klaes smashed three kills for the Hurricanes.

Vivian Ross had three aces and five assists and Paige Magner had two kills for Belchertown.

Putnam 3, Holyoke 2 – The Purple Knights (0-2) dropped a heartbreaker to Putnam on Monday, winning the first and fourth set but ultimately dropping the fifth and final set; the final scores were 25-22, 22-25, 17-25, 25-10, 12-15. 

Erin Gauthier dug up 22 balls for Holyoke and added six aces. Rhina Cortez Rodriguez led the offense with 11 kills while Gissel Santos Ruiz and Aliesha Cotta each had 10 assists. 

Smith Voc 3, Renaissance 1 – Smith Voc pulled off an incredible victory against Renaissance, dropping its first set (25-23) but winning the next three in dramatic fashion 25-17, 25-21, 25-23. 

Jaycee Beaulieu was a wall on defense, finishing with 10 blocks along with six kills and 19 assists. Heidymar Diaz-Lopez had nine kills and nine aces, and Kora Kelly finished with eight kills and four aces. Jaylen Kulas added seven kills and seven aces in the victory.

Boys golf

Northampton 18.5, South Hadley 5.5 – Galen Fowles was the match medalist for the Blue Devils, shooting a 1-over-par 36 at Northampton Country Club on Monday.

Reilly Fowles also swept his match at No. 2 for Northampton with a 3-over 38. Jack Mattison-Gulotta (41), Gus Fallon (42) and Annalisa Agliati (42) also had solid rounds in the win.

South Hadley’s Ryan MacGregor had his team’s low round of the day (41). Bennett Allen and John Viola each posted rounds of 44, with Allen notching three points at No. 4.

Amherst 23.5, Chicopee 0.5 – A round of 37 from Piet Hartman set the table for the ‘Canes, which rolled to victory on Monday.

Ben Scott and Nate Hawkins each shot 42 to aid Amherst in its win. 

Belchertown 21, Chicopee Comp 3 – Michael Murray fired an even-par round of 36 out of the No. 2 spot, and Belchertown rolled at Cold Spring Country Club on Monday.

The Orioles’ lineup depth was at full strength in the victory. Brady Perkins and Tyler McDonald each shot 41, and Jared Haynes posted a 42 at No. 6 for Belchertown (5-0). Riley Breen and Henry Poissant carded rounds of 43.

Pioneer 20.5, Easthampton 3.5 – Tanner Kmetz scored three of the Eagles’ points in his match at No. 1, firing a round of 43 to lead the way.

Amelia Gruber added the other half-point at No. 3, shooting a 49.

Hampshire 17, Palmer 7 – Levi Zielinski shared medalist honors to pace the Raiders, as his 2-over 38 led the hosts at Beaver Brook Country Club.

Hampshire's Brayden Fennessey and Owen Lech both shot 44s and combined for 6.5 out of a possible eight points. 

Franklin Tech 20, Hopkins 4 — Christian Ciolkos (50), Taylor Barry (47) and Tyler St. Hilaire (54) all scored points for the Golden Hawks in a loss to the Eagles at the Holyoke Country Club on Monday. 

Sasha Li (69) also competed for Hopkins. 


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