A roaring defeat

A Lions’ player cuts in to make a save against Westfield. (Photo by Chris Putz)

A Lions’ player cuts in to make a save against Westfield. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – The dog days of summer may be in the rear view window, but the Westfield High School boys’ soccer team is embroiled a tough, sweat-inducing week against some perennial tough teams.
Tiago Dias recorded a hat trick, Josh Ablonte scored two goals, and the Ludlow Lions roared past host Westfield Monday, 5-1.
“We’re disappointed,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said. “We just made a couple mistakes that we’ll fix, but I liked how competitive we were. We showed a lot of fire even when we were down late in the game.”
Westfield scored a goal – Dante White from Ryan Prenosil – in the waning minutes. Bombers’ goalie Ian Saltmarsh finished with nine saves.
“We just kept pushing,” coach Joseph said.
Westfield will look to push on when the Bombers next take on the Belchertown Orioles Thursday at 4 p.m.

Lisyanyy lifts Tigers in thriller
Westfield Technical Academy 1, Smith Voke 0

Philip Lisyanyy scored the game-winner on a pass from Vitaliy Borodin to lift Westfield Tech on the road.
Anatoliy Suprunchuk (7 saves) earned a shutout in net for Westfield Tech. Tigers’ freshman Bodhi Hall and Sam Kiforishina provided quality minutes off the bench.

Gators suffer heartbreaker
Renaissance 1, Gateway 0

Renaissance scored with seven minutes remaining in regulation to down Gateway in Huntington.
“They’re speed kind of took over for them,” Gateway coach Tim Gamble said of the opposition. “I thought we played well defensively, but they finally beat us.”
Gateway goalie Shane Mastello (4 saves) turned away every Renaissance attempt but one.
“(It was) a pretty well-balanced attack at both ends,” coach Gamble said. “We were better on restarts. We had some good shots on goal that were denied.”

Rams blank Cardinals
Southwick 2, Pope Francis 0

Brandon Castor and Kacper Kisala scored one goal apiece, and Nick Chambers and Kyle Demaio combined for seven saves in net for Southwick (2-1).

Willenborg ekes out win for Saints
St. Mary 8.5, Franklin Tech 7.5

Luke Willenborg shot a match-best 5-over 41 to lead St. Mary to its first win of the season, a narrow one-point victory at Tekoa Country Club.

Rams shut out
Greenfield 8, Southwick 0

Raegan Hickey netted a hat trick, Audrey Bresciano had one goal and two assists, Olivia Joy tallied two goals, and two others logged one apiece as Greenfield rolled at home.
Southwick fell to 1-2.

Southwick 4, Pope Francis 2

Andy Brown scored two goals, Nick Brown had one goal and two assists, and Evan Clarke made three assists to fuel a Southwick victory.
Eric Haynes also had an assist for the Rams (2-1).

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