High schools: Francis Powers nets two goals to pace Easthampton past PVCICS

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  • Juliet Scott of PVCICS, left, moves the ball against Caitlin Padeck of Easthampton, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maria Belfakih of Easthampton, left, goes to the ball ahead of Nina Zorzi of PVCICS, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Christine Raymond, left, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Ella DeGrenier, of PVCICS, Friday at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. The Eagles won 3-0. Visit gazettenet.com for more photos. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Frances Powers of Easthampton, left, moves the ball against Sloane Spanknebel of PVCICS, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ella DeGrenier of PVCICS, right, passes against Christine Raymond of Easthampton, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Caitlin Padeck of Easthampton, left, and Juliet Scott of PVCICS go to the ball, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maria Belfakih of Easthampton, left, moves the ball against Quinn Speek of PVCICS, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ella Belcher-Timme of Easthampton, left, moves the ball against Nina Zorzi of PVCICS, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Quinn Speek of PVCICS, right, moves the ball against Ella Belcher-Timme of Easthampton, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 10/2/2020 8:02:52 PM
Modified: 10/2/2020 8:02:41 PM

Francis Powers scored two unassisted goals to pace the Easthampton girls soccer team past the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS), Friday at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton.

Powers scored in the first quarter and again in the third quarter of the 3-0 victory.

Maria Belfakih scored from Caitlin Padeck in the second quarter.

Abby Coleman played in goal for the first three quarters and was relieved by Addi Barr for the fourth. They combined for one save in the shutout.

Gateway Regional 4, Westfield Tech 0 — Hannah Duggan (assist) scored twice, while Peyton Bucko and Rebecca Hyjek each had one goal as the Gators rolled on the road.

Isabella LeBarron had two assists, while Maia Kibbe finished with one. Emma Bean-Barlow finished with three saves for the shutout. Abby Madru played well at sweeper.

St. Mary’s 3, Smith Vocational 0 — Austin Boisvert made 22 saves but the Vikings fell on the road in their opener.

Agawam 4, Hampshire Regional 0 — Hope Santaniello had three goals and one assist to pace the host Brownies over the Raiders, who opened the season Thursday night.

Boys soccer

Westfield 2, Northampton 0 — The Blue Devils were blanked in their opener at home.

Agawam 8, Holyoke 1 — Rodrigo Espinoza scored and Keegan Kukucka made nine saves but the Purple Knights fell at home.

Easthampton 16, St. Mary’s 1 — The Eagles rolled on the road behind nine different goal scorers Thursday. Ethan Marowitz had three goals while Anthony Soucy had two goals and three assists. Carter Hebert finished with three goals and two assists, and Carter Daughdrill had two goals and three assists.

Javier Simms netted two goals, while goalies Griffin Foskitt (two saves) and Gigi DeNucce-Simms (four saves) shared time in net.

Westfield Tech 8, Smith Vocational 1 — Cole Boisvert scored and Race Drobiak made 12 saves, but the Vikings fell on the road in their opener, Thursday.

Field hockey

Agawam 9, Hampshire 1 — Grace Dohrmann scored the first goal in program history but the Raiders fell on the road in their varsity debut.

West Springfield 2, Northampton 1 — Kate Sullivan scored and Ella Moreau made 16 saves, but the Blue Devils fell on the road.

Westfield 8, Holyoke 0 — Isabell Murphy stopped 19 shots in defeat for the Purple Knights.

Frontier Regional 1, Mohawk Trail 0 — Alyson Barnes’ penalty stroke was the difference, as the Red Hawks’ sniper buried the game’s only goal with 10:31 left in the second quarter in season-opening action Friday in Buckland.

Frontier held a 15-8 edge in shots, and new goalkeeper Ella Flanders recorded five saves to pick up the shutout.

Belchertown 2, East Longmeadow 1 — Abigail Olden and Lauren Cooper each scored, while Abigail Rothstein made two saves as the Orioles opened their season on the road, Thursday.

Minnechaug 3, South Hadley 1 — Gabi Moroney scored from Kate Carleton, and Kait Lynes made 11 saves, but the Tigers dropped their opener at home, Thursday.

Golf

Belchertown 164, South Hadley 179 — Riley Breen fired a 40, while Brady Perkins and Ryan O’Neil each had 41s as the Orioles beat the Tigers at Cold Spring Country Club.

Dan Chrzanowski closed it out for Belchertown with a 42.

Ben Gardiner led South Hadley and matched Breen for medalist honors with a 40. Boston Kelly added a 44.

Hopkins 246, Athol 275 — The Golden Hawks (2-0) pulled out the victory in a best five-stroke scoring format at Ellinwood Country Club, Thursday. Cody West led the way with a 42 and was followed by Connor Asselin (47).

Northampton 168, Westfield 175 — Galen Fowles fired a 2-over 38 to pace the Blue Devils at Tekoa Country Club on Thursday. Camille Richmond added a 42, while Evan Yurko had a 43. Ben O’Connor shot 45.

Editor’s note

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