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Thursdays high schools: Easthampton boys soccer reaches double digits in win over Renaissance

  • Alex Lerch, right, of South Hadley, moves the ball against Evan Cortis, of Gateway Regional, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Grant Petrosky, of South Hadley, heads the ball against Gateway Regional, Thursday at South Hadley High School. Staff photo/jerrey roberts

  • Evan Lee, right, of Gateway Regional, heads the ball beside Alex Lerch, of South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Ben Hyjek, of Gateway Regional, heads the ball during a game against South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Aaron Trask, left, of Gateway Regional, passes away from Jonas Clarke, of South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Aaron Trask, left, of Gateway Regional, passes against Gabe Kovacs, of South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Preston Coffey, of Gateway Regional, makes a save Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Joel Sakaske, left, of Gateway Regional, moves the ball against Max McCurdy, of South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Tyler Evans, right, of South Hadley, goes to the ball against Joel Sakaske, of Gateway Regional, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Ashton Sanford, left, of South Hadley, heads the ball away from Jake Thayer, of Gateway Regional, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School. Declan Joy looks on.

  • Cris Casolari, left, of South Hadley, goes to a pass against Anthony Piquette, of Gateway Regional, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Victor Omojola, right, of South Hadley, passes ahead of Joel Sakaske, of Gateway Regional, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Jonas Clark, right, of South Hadley, moves the ball as Dylan LaFreniere, of Gateway Regional, approaches, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Dylan LaFreniere, left, of Gateway Regional, and Tyler Evans, of South Hadley, vie for the ball, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.

  • Jake Thayer, of Gateway Regional, heads the ball during a game against South Hadley, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at South Hadley High School.



Friday, September 14, 2018

Chris Williams accumulated five points on two goals and three assists, and the Easthampton boys soccer team ran away from Renaissance 10-0 on Thursday at home.

Anthony Soucy and Dillon Schmidt added two goals apiece. Jacob Backis, Tyler Karakula, Mohamed Zapir and Joe Brough also found the net.

Drew Caires finished with three saves, while Brough had two for Easthampton (3-0, 3-0 Schmid).

South Hadley 1, Gateway 0 — Ashton Sanford headed in the winner on an assist from Alex Lerch on a corner play halfway through the first half.

Clayton Koppi made three saves, while Xavier Butzer had two stops for the Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Schmid).

Preston Coffey stopped five shots, and Jon Foley made one save for the Gators (1-2, 1-2).

Belchertown 1, Westfield 0 — Evans Payen found the net from Zach Lajeunesse on the road to keep the Orioles unbeaten.

Lajeunesse cut in and played a dangerous ball across the middle that Payen hit first time six minutes into the second half. It bounced off Westfield’s goalie, and Payen fired again for the goal.

Chris Tilton stopped four shots for Belchertown (4-0, 3-0 Churchill). Connor LaFlamme and Owen Raines held a solid line defensively in the scond half.

Hopkins Academy 4, Granby 0 — Gage Spanknebel’s first-half hat trick powered the Golden Hawks to a win in their opener.

His third goal was a header to the top corner off a corner kick from Liam Higgins.

Mark Peirce scored Hopkins’ fourth goal with a second half penalty.

Higgins finished with two assists, and Jupiter Felter added an assist for Hopkins (1-0, 1-0 Schmid).

Dominick Nomakeo stopped five shots for Granby (0-4, 0-3).

Frontier Regional 2, Chicopee 2 — Connor Bagdon scored two goals, including a penalty kick in the second half, but the Pacers notched the equalizer with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Bagdon scored just seconds before the halftime whistle to give Frontier (2-1-1, 1-0-1 Moriarty) a 1-0 halftime advantage. Doug Hanieski picked up the assist.

Chicopee tied it five minutes into the second half before Bagdon made it 2-1 with a penalty in the 58th minute. The teams combined for three cards.

Peter Bronke finished with five saves in net for the Red Hawks.

Palmer 1, Hampshire Regional 0 — The Raiders outshot the Panthers 13-6 but fell.

Colin Boyle made three saves for Hampshire (1-1, 1-1 Holley).

Franklin Tech 3, Smith Vocational 0 — Tom Doyle made 21 saves, but the Vikings (1-1, 0-1 Tri-County) couldn’t generate any goals in a home loss.

Ludlow 3, Amherst 0 — Goaltender Lucas Morales-Fernandez stopped three shots on goal while Matt Essig finished with two saves for the Hurricanes(2-1) in a home loss.

Girls soccer

Easthampton 1, Athol 0 —Kasi Marowitz got the Eagles on the board unassisted in the first half. She found the top corner on a first-time shot after her free kick attempt was blocked and returned back to her feet.

Lilly Pioli finished with four saves and a shutout for Easthampton (2-1, 2-1 Pioneer North).

Ware 4, Hopkins Academy 0 — Meghan Jolly stopped eight shots in a road loss for the Golden Hawks (0-4).

Gateway 1, Frontier 0 — Peyton Bucko collected a deflection off a cross and fired a 25-foot shot from the left to the right side of the net to give the Gators a home winner.

Erin Harris received the assist after delivering the cross.

Becca Herman made three saves for Gateway (3-1, 3-1 Pioneer North).

Siomara Greene and Amalie Sullivan-Joyce each made three saves for Frontier (2-2, 2-2).

Girls volleyball

Belchertown 3, Mohawk 2 — Marissa Courchesne powered the Orioles to a road win with 11 kills, seven aces and two blocks.

Madison Sefton also fired seven aces with three kills in Belchertown’s second straight victory 15-25, 25-16, 26-24, 28-26, 16-14.

Allison Cote added 12 assists for Belchertown (2-2).

Sabis 3, Easthampton 0 — Devney Horne had six kills and two blocks, but the Eagles lost 25-19, 25-23, 25-20.

twoutumn Pinard passed 10 assists and had three aces for Easthampton (0-3, 0-2 Southern).

Freshman libero Skylar Raskevitz added six digs and two aces, and Annika Devine spiked four kills.

Chicopee 3, South Hadley 0 — Kayla Simon led the Tigers with 11 kills in a 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 loss.

Laney Kleszczynski added six digs, while Brooke Conner had six assists.

Aislinn Ford chipped in three kills for South Hadley (2-1, 1-1 Southern).

Field hockey

Amherst 1, Athol 0 — Malina Kern’s unassisted goal gave the Hurricanes a home. Amherst (2-1, 2-1 Tri County) didn’t allow a shot on goal in the shutout.

Northampton 1, West Springfield 1 — Emily Sledzieski scored her first varsity goal in the second half to tie the game.

Ella Moreau finished with two saves while Sarah Grimaldi stopped three shots for Northampton (1-0-1, 0-0-1 Suburban).