MIAA tournaments: South Hadley boys, Hampshire girls punch quarterfinal tickets

  • South Hadley’s Braden Joy, right, heads the ball away from Tech Boston during the Division 4 boys soccer state Round of 16 on Wednesday in South Hadley. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • South Hadley’s Carlos David challenges for the ball against Tech Boston during the Division 4 boys soccer state Round of 16 on Wednesday in South Hadley. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

Staff Reports
Published: 11/9/2022 8:38:15 PM
Modified: 11/9/2022 8:37:48 PM

SOUTH HADLEY – Braden Joy found the net twice, as the top-seeded South Hadley boys soccer team bested No. 16 Tech Boston 3-1 on Wednesday in the MIAA Division 4 Round of 16.

The Tigers (17-1-2) will host No. 9 Cohasset (9-8-3) in the quarterfinals, at a time and date to be determined. The Skippers rallied from a 2-0 deficit in their Round of 16 game on Wednesday, scoring twice in the final minutes of regulation and ultimately notching a 3-2 victory in overtime over No. 8 Abington.

South Hadley put two goals in during the first half. Charlie Anischik scored his 32nd goal for the Tigers to move within a goal of the school record, currently held by Geoff Lemoine with 33.

“Our emphasis was to start strong and that’s exactly what happened,” South Hadley coach Eric Castonguay said. 

Tech Boston (10-6-2) capitalized on a defensive mistake early in the second half, but Joy responded with his second, crashing on a cross to restore the margin.

“One goal happens against us, we can’t turn on each other,” Joy said. “We gotta stick together and play our hearts out.”

Girls soccer

Div. 4 Round of 16

No. 4 Hampshire 4, No. 20 Ipswich 1 — A smothering effort put the fourth-seeded Raiders into the Division 4 quarterfinals.

Hampshire scored two goals in each half, and limited No. 20 Ipswich to just four shots on goal in a decisive 4-1 win on Wednesday night in Westhampton.

The Raiders (14-5-1) will host defending state champion No. 5 Hamilton-Wenham (13-5) in the quarterfinals at a date and time to be determined.

Ella Forest netted a pair of goals for Hampshire, which led 2-0 at halftime. Addie Miklasiewicz and Anna Puttick also scored in the victory, while assists were recorded by Forest, Parker Pallante and Libby Puttick.

Goalie Makena Rogalski made three saves to earn the win. It’s the second year in a row that Hampshire reached the state quarterfinals. The club lost to top-seeded Cohasset in last year’s round of eight. The Skippers eventually fell to Hamilton-Wenham in the state final.

Williston results

Daliah Elvin and Tu Thieu spearheaded the service attack, as the Williston Northampton girls volleyball team earned a come from behind 3-2 victory over Cheshire on Wednesday.

Kaitlyn Williams dominated the final two games with her blocking, and Izzy Ireland unleashed her all-around game from start to finish.

■ In other action, goals from Hakim Karamoko, Javier Samayoa and Gianluca Lanzilli lifted the boys soccer team past Kingwood Oxford, 3-0.

Alex Hershon and Karamoko notched assists.

■ Elsewhere, the girls soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to Choate.

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