High Schools: Lauren Cooper scores twice to lead Belchertown field hockey over Holyoke

Staff Reports
Published: 9/17/2021 9:32:45 PM

The Belchertown field hockey team scored in all four quarters, using a pair of tallies from Lauren Cooper to secure a 5-0 win over Holyoke in a County League contest Belchertown on Friday.

Belchertown, which led 2-0 at halftime, also received goals from Isabella Cebula, Abigail Olden and Elyssa Wrona. Cebula notched a pair of assists and Lilah Fleischer also recorded a helper. Eliza Rothstein made two saves to earn the shutout, while AJ Terry added a defensive save for the Birds.

Pioneer 1, Amherst 0 — The Hurricanes were unable to produce a shot on goal as the Panthers pulled out a 1-0 win in Amherst on Friday. 

Riley Thayer scored on a breakaway for Pioneer. 

Westfield 5, Northampton 1 — Meghan Bowen went for two goals and two assists as the Bombers scored a 5-1 win Friday in Northampton.

Zoey Ames tallied for the Blue Devils, which received a whopping 17 saves from goalie Mavis Rudof.

Girls soccer

Amherst 3, Renaissance 0 — Lily Gleason turned away both shots she faced, and visiting Amherst scored a 3-0 victory over Renaissance in girls soccer action Friday in Springfield.

Maddie Hockman scored a goal and an assist in the win, while Zola Higham and Selma Keochakian also tallied. Haydyn Reilly Hogan had an assist to aid the cause.

Frontier 1, Easthampton 1 — With the game scoreless at the half, both the Redhawks and Eagles mustered a goal apiece to lead to a 1-1 draw in a Pioneer North contest in Easthampton on Friday. 

Josie Fosnot scored for Frontier off an assist from Caroline Crocker in the 55th minute. It looked like it would stand as the game winner but Easthampton’s Anastasia Growhoski had other plans, finding the back of the net off an assist from Raegan Delisle in the 75th minute to force the  draw. 

CC Green made seven saves for the Redhawks and Addison Barr had four saves for the Eagles.

Hopkins 7, Hampden Charter 0 — Tia Fyden scored twice and added three assists in the Golden Hawks’ convincing 7-0 win over Hampden Charter on Friday.

Helen Vissas, Marlee Higgins, Lydia Kicza, Maggie Potter and Aurora Moynihan also contributed goals for the Hopkins, which led 4-0 at halftime. Sadie Cyr, Alayna Bailey, Megan Jolly and Flannery Felter notched assists, while the goalkeeping duo of Cassidy Fyden and Lily Ellia combined for nine saves.

South Hadley 5, Wahconah 0 — A hat trick from Maddie Soderbaum propelled the Tigers to a 5-0 victory on Friday in South Hadley.

South Hadley (4-2) led 4-0 at halftime in the victory. Lauren Marjanski also scored a goal and assisted on two others, while Jordyn Balint had the team’s fifth tally. Cianna Gurek, Elyse Manzi and Emma Sanford each tossed in an assist.

Tigers keeper Drew Alley  made seven saves to earn the shutout. The hosts outshot Wahconah by a 15-11 margin.

Northampton 1, Monument Mountain 1 — Abigail Achmad scored the Northampton goal, as the Devils evened their record at 1-1-1 with the draw in the Berkshires on Friday night.

Northampton had plenty of chances to score the game-winner but couldn’t solve Monument keeper Emily Mead.

Boys soccer

Hampshire 7, Monson 0 — Charlie Por, Aidan Miklasiewicz and Dan Martin thumped in two goals apiece, and Hampshire continued to roll on the strength of a 7-0 victory over Monson on Friday.

Por and Miklasiewicz made it 2-0 in the first half before Martin notched back-to-back tallies to give the Raiders a commanding 4-0 halftime lead. Matt Solan also scored in the win, and he assisted on two goals. 

Goalie Elan Kuntz made two saves to pick up the shutout.

Holyoke 2, Chicopee 1 — Kyle Lippman’s goal in the 51st minute proved to be the game-winning strike as the Purple Knights edged rival Chicopee, 2-1, Friday in the Paper City.

Lippman’s strike, which broke a 1-1 tie, was assisted by Pat Gubala. The Knights got on the board first, when Fredy Orozco Rivas found the back of the net with another assist from Gubala. Chicopee tied it on a Corey Raftery goal in the 11th minute.

Holyoke keeper Keegan Kukucka made four saves.

St. Mary’s 3, Smith Vocational 1 — Rosco Palmer tied the score just three minutes into regulation, but that marker was the lone tally of the day for the Vikings in a 3-1 loss Friday in Westfield.

Jon Ballargeon scored all three goals for the Saints, which led 2-1 at halftime.

Race Drobiak had nine saves for Smith Vocational.

Granby 3, Sabis 2 — Three different Rams scored goals as Graby pulled out a 3-2 win over the Bulldogs on Friday. 

Liam Brown, Max Brown and Francisco Climent found the back of the net for the Rams. Liam Brown had two assists and Colin Murdock dished an assist in the victory. 

Daniel Gauvin came up with eight saves in goal for Granby. 

Northampton 4, Southwick 0 — A strong start to the season continued for the Blue Devils Friday, as the club improved to 4-1 on the season with a 4-0 shutout win over Southwick in a Holley League tilt.

Jackson Carlino, John Senn-McNally, Jimmy Galvin and Brady McDonald all scored in the victory. McDonald and Senn-McNally notched assists for their side.

Calvin Paddock and Koa Klose combined to make six saves in net for the clean sheet.

Gateway 5, Drury 0 — Ryan Morin and Aaron Renaud scored two goals apiece, and the Gators stormed to a 5-0 win over Drury in a Bi-County League contest Friday in Huntington.

Gateway led 2-0 at halftime with Morin finding the back of the net twice (23rd and 31st minutes) off assists from Landon Richard.

Ryan Keach made it 3-0 from Owen Przybyla before Renaud finished it off with back-to-back strikes. Preston Coffey made two saves in the win.

Smith Academy 3, Pioneer 0 – Riley Intrator started the Falcons scoring in the 31st minute with a finish in tight spaces and assisted on the other two Thursday.

Will Dobson netted the second goal in the 60th minute, firing home an Intrator rebound.

Logan Graves fired a long shot that bounced over the goalie’s head late from Intrator. 

Ryan Belina saved three shots to keep the clean sheet.

Girls volleyball

Frontier 3, Longmeadow 1 — In what has developed into quite a fun rivalry, the Redhawks handled their business on the road Friday night.

Jillian Apanell paced the offensive effort with 12 kills, and setter Sydney Scanlon went for 27 assists to help Frontier capture a 17-25, 25-7, 25-15, 25-21 victory in an Eastern League contest in Longmeadow.

Sam Baker put down seven kills in the win, while Eve Dougan and Caroline Deane each recorded five kills. Apanell led the way at the service line with 10 aces, and the defense received 20 digs from libero Brooke Davis.

Monument Mountain 3, Holyoke 1 — Jaqueline Jourdain recorded 11 kills for the Purple Knights in a 25-17, 26-24, 24-26, 25-22 loss on Friday.

Holyoke’s Karyna Gaston Feliciano had six kills and 17 digs.

Smith Vocational 3, PV Christian 0 — Jordan Dunham and Yanibel Agosto each put down four kills as the Vikings rolled to a 25-16, 26-24, 25-12 sweep on Friday.

Agosto filled up the stat sheet, going for four aces, two blocks, four assists and 15 digs in the win. Heidelex Cordova amassed 13 digs, while Sarah Pardee tossed in three aces.


Northampton 18½, Monson 5½ — Reilly Fowles share medalist honors with Monson's Mason Dumas, as both shot 4-under-par 32s in Friday's match held at Quaboag Country Club.

Fowles had two eagles and two birdies on his card, and he swept all four points in his match at No. 2 against Monson's Cam Daniels (46).

Galen Fowles and Evan Yurko each shot 39 for the Blue Devils, while Jack Mattison Gulotta (41), Camille Richmond (44) and Jack Carpenter (43) combined to score 10 out of a possible 12 points in the Nos. 4-6 slots. 

Ware 17½, Frontier 6½ — Ryan Cetto shot a team-low 40, but the Redhawks fell to Ware, 17½-6½, on Friday at Cold Spring Country Club. 

Kevin Baumann (46) scored 3½ points for Frontier and Cam Skiffington’s 48 picked up 0.5 points. Alex Gochinski (44), Colin Byrnes (61) and Addy Wood (61) rounded out the Frontier lineup. 

Franklin Tech 21½, Easthampton 2½ — Drew Thompson carded a 40, Connor Perrault shot a 50 and Mikey Thompson shot a 47, but the three combined for 2½ points as the Eagles fell to Franklin Tech, 21½-2½, on Friday at Thomas Memorial. 

Tanner Kmetz (55) and Dylan Marsh (61) rounded out the Easthampton lineup.


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