High schools: Easthampton girls soccer pulls away from Smith Vocational

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  • Easthampton senior Frances Powers, front, passes Smith Vocational freshman Tessa Boisvert, left, to take a shot on goal in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 5-0 win over the Vikings at Nonotuck Park on Friday. The shot was saved by junior keeper Nevaeh Stone. At background right is Smith Vocational senior Ciara Sinno. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith Vocational senior Ciara Sinno, left, beats Easthampton sophomore Maria Belfakih to the ball in the second quarter of the Vikings’ 5-0 loss to the Eagles at Nonotuck Park on Friday. Visit gazettenet.com for more photos. More coverage, D2. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton senior goalkeeper Abby Coleman, right, clears the ball over teammate junior Emma Downer, center, and Smith Vocational junior Madison Clark in the first quarter of the Eagles' 5-0 win over the visiting Vikings at Nonotuck Park on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith Vocational senior forward Ella Shurman, center, splits Easthampton defenders eighth-grader Raegan Delisle, left, and junior Grace Downer in the first quarter of the VIkings' 5-0 loss to the host Eagles at Nonotuck Park on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith Vocational freshman Ayla Mechachonis, left, sends a pass past Easthampton eighth-grader Ella Belcher-Timme in the second quarter of their match at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton head coach Brian Miller talks with his players as they were up 1-0 at halftime of their match against Smith Vocational at Nonotuck Park on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The Eagles’ held onto the shutout with a 5-0 win. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton head coach Brian Miller talks with his players as they were up 1-0 at halftime of their match against Smith Vocational at Nonotuck Park on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The Eagles’ held onto the shutout with a 5-0 win. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 10/23/2020 8:58:24 PM
Modified: 10/23/2020 8:58:13 PM

The Easthampton girls soccer team pulled away in the second half to beat Smith Vocational, 5-0, Friday at Nonotuck Park.

“We had a lot of opportunities just didn’t find the net on a lot of them,” Eagles coach Brian Miller said. “We hit the post, hit the cross bar.”

Francis Powers scored from Abby McClaflin in the second quarter as Easthampton led 1-0 at the break.

McClaflin scored unassisted in the third quarter before the Eagles netted three in the fourth. Powers (assist) scored the first and third, while McClaflin had the other.

“We’ve been finishing pretty strong in the end,” Miller added.

Kathrine Talbot finished with an assist. Abi Coleman made one save over three quarters to combine with Addi Barr (no saves) for the shutout.

Neveah Stone had 12 saves for the Vikings.

Granby 4, Amherst Regional 1 — Briana Sosa (assist) scored twice, while Ella Laliberte and Gabby Walz each had one as the Rams cruised on the road.

Sienna Hill had a pair of assists.

Hannah Keochakian scored from Madeline Hockman for the Hurricane

Westfield 8, Northampton 0 — Carolina Riordon made 13 saves but the Blue Devils fell on the road.

Agawam 5, Hampshire Regional 0 — Emily Yan made 13 saves for the visiting Raiders.

South Hadley 4, Palmer 1 — On Thursday, the Tigers scored a pair of goals in each half. Teagan Gawron (assist) had two of them, while Paige Marjanski (assist) and Lauren Marjanski had one each.

Emma Sanford and Anna Evans had one assist apiece. Rylee Suchinez made four saves in the win.

Boys soccer

Gateway Regional 3, PVCICS 0 — Zack Otterbeck had a goal and an assist as the Gators won in Hadley.

Justin Marge and Owen Przbyla also scored, and Joe Holmes had an assist.

Preston Coffey made three saves in the shutout.

Abram Speek and Gavin Gilburg combined for nine saves for the host Dragons.

Westfield 2, Hampshire Regional 1 — On Thursday, Grady Fern scored on a penalty kick and Colin Boyle made eight saves for the Raiders in Westhampton.

Field hockey

Minnechaug 3, Belchertown 0 — Abigail Rothstein made seven saves for the Orioles in the loss to the Falcons.

Frontier Regional 5, Franklin Tech 1 — Rebecca Wallace-West scored twice to lead the Red Hawks in South Deerfield.

Devyn Prusak, Savannah Upton and Maddy Lustenberger all scored in the win, while Lila Roche and Emily DeMaio notched assists for the Red Hawks.

Ella Flanders stopped three shots.

South Hadley 1, Amherst Regional 0 — Meg Carey scored from Gabi Moroney in the third quarter as the Tigers (2-2-2) won on the road. Kaitlyn Lynes made six saves in the shutout.

MacKenzie Schreyer made 20 saves for the Hurricanes.

Golf

Greenfield 169, Hopkins Academy 183 — Connor Asselin finished with a 4-over 40 to lead the Golden Hawks, who fell at Holyoke Country Club.

Liam Flynn (46), Taylor Barry (48) and Jake Smith (49) closed out the match.

Southwick 176, Hampshire Regional 186 — Levi Zielinski carded a 40 to pace the Raiders at Beaver Brook Golf Course. Nicky Elias-Gillette added a 48, while Pryden Messier and Desmond Galpin each had a 49.

Frontier Regional 23, Mahar 1 — Mike Corduff shot a match-low 41 to take four points in the No. 1 spot for the Red Hawks at the Ellinwood Country Club.

Kyle Maynard (43), Rowan Blaire (47), Aidan Roche (49) and Andrew Corduff (60) all took four points in the win.

Girls volleyball

Ware 3, Smith Vocational 1 — On Thursday, the Vikings fell 25-11, 23-25, 25-13, 25-7.

Yenaira Pazo (kill, dig) and Amber Pensivy (three assists, two digs) each had one ace, while Roxy Risley added a pair of digs.

Haleigh Pensivy (dig, assist) had four kills for Smith.




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