SOUTHWICK – The Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional High School girls’ soccer team has truly saved the best for last.
Southwick exploded for 11 goals in its second-to-last regular season game to keep its postseason hopes alive. The Rams shut out Hampden Charter School of Science 11-0 Friday to celebrate senior day in grand style.
Lydia Kinsman led the way with a hat trick. She also had one assist.
Senior Taylor LeClair (2 goals, 1 assist), Liz Tenerowicz (2 goals), Alex Mello (1 goal, 1 assist), Fiora O’Donnell (3 assists), Ashley Shea (1 goal), Sam Perusse (1 goal), and McKenzie Frey (1 assist) also contributed for the Rams.
Southwick goalie (0 saves) earned a shutout, thanks in large part to a smothering effort from her team’s defensive.
Southwick must earn a tie or win in its final game to qualify for the Western Massachusetts’ girls’ soccer tournament.
West, Holyoke takes down Rams
Holyoke def. Southwick 25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19
Emily West delivered nine kills, 15 service points, and 22 digs, and Janitza Santiago finished with 10 service points and four kills to lead Holyoke to victory. Purple Knights’ Kiara DeJesus had six kills.
Hannah Sitler (14 kills), Jackie Maziarz (7 kills, 4 aces), Briana Bourassa (10 digs), and Lexi DeGray (11 assists) played well for Southwick.
Bombers tie Terriers
Westfield 0, West Springfield 0
Karly Mastello made six saves in a shutout effort for Westfield.
Spartans upend WHS
East Longmeadow 40, Westfield 8
East Longmeadow junior running back Michael Maggipinto, Jr. ripped off a 50-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of Friday night’s game at Bullens Field, and never looked back.
The Spartans led 18-0 after one quarter, and 33-0 at the half (following another Maggipinto run).
Westfield scored late in the game.
JV FIELD HOCKEY
Westfield 1, West Springfield 0
Westfield closed out an outstanding Junior Varsity field hockey season with a narrow victory Friday at home.
Westfield’s Diana Shia drove a blazing hit toward the cage in the waning minutes of regulation, and left wing Moira McDonald, poised at the far post, got a stick on the ball for the game-winner.
“The girls played an amazing game throughout and definitely dominated the flow of the action,” Bombers’ coach Linda Rowbotham said.
Westfield held West Side without a shot on goal, thanks to aggressive defensive play.
Emily Ciccolo received her second shutout of the season in three starts.
“I was very happy that the girls rallied at the end to score the winning goal,” coach Rowbotham said. “It was a great way to end our 12-3 season in style. I am really looking forward to seeing these girls play at the varsity level in the future. They are a talented team with a lot of potential.”
JV BOYS’ SOCCER
Southwick 8, Northampton 0
Matt Daley (2 assists) and Mason Kowal (1 assist) scored two goals apiece to lead Southwick. Rams’ Tim McGrath and Patrick King each had one goal and one assist.
Dan Gawron and Nick Doyle also tallied one goal apiece for unbeaten Southwick (15-0).