High schools: Northampton field hockey continues hot start with 4-1 win over Mahar (PHOTOS)

  • Northampton’s Lan Detenber (12), right, defends Mahar’s Lilly Rathburn (3) during the Blue Devils’ Valley League victory on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Northampton’s Zoey Ames (31) fires the ball into the circle against Mahar during the Blue Devils’ Valley League victory on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Northampton’s Rozlyn Kaufman (23), left, holds the ball while defended by Mahar’s Nevaeh Woods during the Blue Devils’ Valley League victory on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Northampton’s Rozlyn Kaufman (23) carries the ball while defneded by Mahar’s Lilly Rathburn during the Blue Devils’ Valley League victory on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

  • Northampton’s Jenna Talbot (22), right, defends Mahar’s Taylor Paluk during the Blue Devils’ Valley League victory on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Published: 10/2/2023 9:25:28 PM
Modified: 10/2/2023 9:24:27 PM

The Northampton field hockey tallied twice in the second quarter off the sticks of Lan Detenber and Haly Doucette-Kaplan, and ultimately held on for a tidy 4-1 Valley League victory over Mahar in a Valley League contest on Monday in Northampton.

The Blue Devils (7-1-1) led 2-0 at halftime. 

The visiting Senators cut the lead to 2-1 with 10:54 to play after Irati Martinez smashed home a rebound, but Northampton added two late fourth-quarter goals before the final buzzer sounded from Catherine Dawkins and Camilla Brewer to secure the win.

Blue Devils goalie Charlotte Johnson-Mersack made two saves. Rozlyn Kaufman had two assists in the victory. Northampton travels to Southwick on Tuesday before games against Mohawk Trail (Thursday) and Greenfield (Friday).

Hampshire 4, Amherst 2 — Chloe Moynihan had her fingerprints all over the Raiders’ second win over the Hurricanes this year. Moynihan tallied a hat trick (three goals) and assisted Ryleigh Fennessy’s second-half goal. Moynihan’s third and final score serves as the game-winner.

Zoey Candito (one goal, one assist) paced the Amherst offense while Jo Becker added a goal of her own.

Longmeadow 4, Frontier 1 — Ashley Taylor scored the lone Redhawks goal via penalty stroke, while goalie Kyra Richards put forth a solid effort with 10 saves.

Frontier has now lost four games this season, with two coming against Greenfield and two against Longmeadow.

Southwick 2, Smith Academy 0 — Falcons goalkeeper Didonna Renner was fantastic between the pipes. Renner tallied 11 saves, doing everything she could to keep her team in it. But the Southwick attack was too much, as Amy Jacob and Matt Noramond scored the two Rams goals.

Bella Gavron and Cat Kokoski played well in the midfield Smith Academy.


South Hadley 174, Amherst 215 – Ryan MacGregor stole the show in more ways than one, as the Tigers sophomore not only earned medalist honors with a match-low 38, but he also hit a miraculous hole-in-one on the ninth hole.

Matthew Blaser (44), Jack Maziarz (45), and Dylan Molina (47) were the other scorers for South Hadley. Amherst’s top four included a team-low 40 from Ben Scott.

Greenfield 192, Easthampton 215 – Anthony Torchia’s 45 wasn’t enough to fend off the Green Wave and Johnny Marchefka’s match-low 42.

Other Eagles scorers were Mike Aubrey (51), Maeve Loring (58), and Nico Francis (61). 

Hampshire 175, Chicopee 259 – Cole Boissonneault walked back to the clubhouse with a match-low 42 and the Raiders turned in the four lowest scores of the match as they cruised to a win over the Pacers.

Camden Jarosz (43), Pryden Messier (43), and Ashton Lashway (47) also had solid scores in the Hampshire win.

Girls soccer

South Hadley 6, Wahconah 1 – The Tigers built a 4-0 halftime lead and cruised past Wahconah, 6-1, on Monday.

Allison Fleury paced the offensive output with a hat trick for South Hadley, while Lauren Marjanski had two goals and an assist and Cianna Gurek also netted a goal and an assist.

Also contributing helpers were Madelyn McArdle, Gracie Deren and Rachel Yabra. Goalie Drew Alley turned away five shots in the South Hadley net.

Amherst 4, Palmer 3 – The ‘Canes erased a 2-1 halftime deficit with three second-half goals in their comeback win.

Madeline Hockman scored her fifth hat trick of the season, including the game-winning goal in the 75th minute. Maeve Fitzgerald scored as well for Amherst, and Emma Learned-Miller (two assists) and Zola Higham (one assist) facilitated the Hurricanes offense. Neena Chinappa (five) and Maggie Reilly-Hogan (one) combined for six saves in the win.

Hampshire 4, Pittsfield 0 – Four Raiders notched goals as Addie Miklasiewicz, Anna Puttick, Shayne Moynahan, and Rylee Joseph tallied in the win.

Hampshire goalie Makena Rogalski grabbed three saves on three shots.

Franklin Tech 0, Smith Voc 0 – A defensive battle took place in this one, as both teams’ goalies shined in a 0-0 draw.

Smith Voc keeper Maggie Lauder snared nine saves while Franklin Tech netminder Kylee Gamache had a whopping 19 saves.

Northampton 11, Chicopee 2 – An offensive barrage occurred on Monday as the Blue Devils put up 11 goals in a win over Chicopee.

Allie Sullivan (four), Olive Little (three), Lilah Sage (two), Alysha Parshall-Matylas (one), and Allyson Busone (one) scored the goals for Northampton, while Giselle Ohm recorded five saves.

Boys soccer

Chicopee 5, Easthampton 0 – Gigi DeNucce-Simms grabbed 11 saves in the Eagles loss as the offense was unable to generate many scoring threats.

Easthampton put four shots on goal and managed two corner kicks.

Gateway 5, Sci Tech 0 – Ivan Chepurenko scored four goals and his brother Eli netted one to lead the Gators on offense. Five different players recorded assists on those goals.

Zack Hess saved the only two shots he faced in the win.

Granby 1, Mount Everett 1 — The Rams took a 1-0 lead into halftime behind a Gavin Moreno goal assisted by Riley Goodhind. Moreno’s goal brings his season total up to six as Granby tied its fourth match of the year.

Goalie Daniel Santiago had a relatively easy afternoon in goal, saving two of the three shots that came his way.

Greenfield 2, Hopkins 1 — Ryder Gallo O’Connell tied the game with a 60th minute goal for the Golden Hawks, but Greenfield converted on two penalty kick attempts, including the game winner in the 68th minute for a 2-1 Schmid League triumph on Monday.

PVCICS 6, Duggan 0 – PVCICS received contributions from a plethora of players including its offensive leader Teddy Scott (two goals). Julian Lee-Choi, James Scott, Nolan Gage, and Maeve Doherty each found the back of the net as well.

Assists came from Owen Wallace and James Scott while keepers Richard Ang (1 save) and Damian Loinaz (1 save) and the PVCICS defense held Duggan scoreless in the win.

Smith Academy 5, Pioneer 1 – Cameron Graves put up a hat trick for the Falcons in a Schmid League victory over the Panthers in Northfield on Monday. 

Ben Hudzik and Harrison LaFlamme also scored for Smith Academy while Kurt Redeker had the lone goal for Pioneer. Hudzik added three assists to go along with his goal.

Smith Voc 5, PV Christian 1 — Jon Peters netted two goals and Jacob Maloney scored once to go along with two assists as the Vikings continue their strong stretch this season.

Chase Thayer put home a goal while Josh Cole added an assist as well for Smith Vocational in the win. The fifth and final score was courtesy of a Pioneer Christian own goal. The Vikings have now won six of their last eight games.

Cross country

Hampshire 15, Hampden East 50 – Gavin DaFonte turned in a sub-20 time of 19:33 to lead the way in the Raiders win.

Luke Pickard was next across the line in a time of 21:43, and Aidan Conklin (23:22), Owen Cubi (23:33), and Ben Zajac (23:40) followed behind to round out the top five.

In the girls race, Sicily Chase took home the fastest time for the Raiders, as she crossed the finish line in 24:36.

A few minutes behind Chase was Alexandra Henrichon, Amelia Perry, Natalie Dunlap, and Kathleen Barry, as all four each wrapped up their race at the exact same time of 27:57 to place in the top five.

Girls volleyball

Amherst 3, Minnechaug 0 – Despite the 3-0 sweep, the ‘Canes had their work cut out for them against Minnechaug. Set scores were 25-16, 25-23, 28-26 as Amherst put away the Falcons in straight sets for the second time this season.

Ruby Austin (12) and Lauren Joy (10) combined for 22 kills and Annabel Ogden tallied 21 assists in the win.

Belchertown 3, SICS 1 – The Orioles split a pair of close sets to start the match, then pulled away late for a 3-1 victory.

Set scores were 25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15.

Four different players had at least five kills - Chrissy Santiago (nine), Gianna Picardi (seven), Ava Shea (six) and Paige Magner (five). Vivian Ross went for 21 assists and 17 digs in a strong all-around outing for Belchertown, while Santiago added five aces and 10 digs.

Easthampton 3, Lenox 1 – The Eagles shook off a slow start, overcoming an opening-set loss en route to a win over the Millionaires on Monday.

Set scores were 13-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23.

Kierra Carson racked up 10 kills to pace a balanced offensive attack, which also featured nine kills from Kaelin Damon and eight from Katelyn Martin. Setter Erin Teague totaled 28 assists, and Kayley Downie amassed 26 digs to lead the way defensively.

Frontier 3, Westfield 0 – The Redhawks avenged their 3-2 loss to Westfield from earlier this season behind nine kills, 11 digs, and an ace from Caroline Deane.

Allie Pierce tallied 22 assists, and Emilie Candelaria had four kills and three aces in the win.

Weekend results

Boys soccer

Hampshire 1, North Middlesex 1 — Jesse Connors netted a first-half tally with an assist from Dan Martin, as the Raiders notched a 1-1 independent draw on Saturday in Holyoke.

Liam Pond made seven saves for Hampshire, which led 1-0 at halftime.

Hopkins 1, Easthampton 1 — Nathan Rickles staked the Golden Hawks to a 1-0 halftime l  ead, but Easthampton answered  in the second half when Finn Garvey found the back of the net to account for the 1-1 draw Saturday at Nonotuck Park.

Girls soccer

Hampshire 1, South Hadley 1 — Emma Allyn scored with an assist from Maisie Bowler in the first half to give Hampshire a 1-0 lead, but Allison Fleury found the equalizer for the Tigers in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Roots Athletic Center in Westfield.

Hampshire goalie Makena Rogalski  made 10 saves, while South Hadley’ s Drew Alley stopped six shots.

Northampton 6, Granby 1 — An Olive Little hat trick propelled the Blue Devils, which got on track with a dominant victory on Saturday.

Northampton led 3-0 at halftime. Allie Sullivan scored two goals and Willow Claps also scored in the win, while Teagan McDonald added an assist. Goalie Giselle Ohm made seven saves. Granby’s Meredith Bartosz made five saves in net.


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