Battles galore

WTA’s Christina Mosijchuk (1) and St. Mary’s Macy Goodger (18) vie for control of the ball during a girls soccer game Saturday at Westfield State University. (Staff photo)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Technical Academy and St. Mary’s high school girls soccer teams battled, and battled, and battled and eventually battled until they could battle no more.
The Tigers and Saints exchanged goals Saturday before ending in a 1-1 tie Saturday at Westfield State University.
St. Mary’s striker Allie Goodreau found the back of the net early in the first half with an assist from Emma Goodreau.
Westfield Tech struck back late in the first half 3:26 before the half.
Aubrey Bryant made 11 saves for Westfield Tech. St. Mary’s Jessica Crosby and Amelia Willenborg combined for six saves.
Westfield Tech captain Angelica Chepuri and her defensive mates combined to hold St. Mary’s to one goal.
“My young team is starting to click,” Westfield Tech coach Lyle Washington said, “but we still need to fine tune a few things next week.”

Tigers tire out Saints
Westfield Technical Academy 10, St. Mary’s 1

Seven different players scored, including Michael Mincahala, Emil Sevastyanov, and Simion Macanu, who scored their first career varsity goals in Westfield Tech’s convincing victory.

Bombers bounce back
Westfield 2, Holyoke 1

Chrispin Nifasha scored unassisted in the seventh minute, and Brendan LaForest headed home a corner from Mike Grochowski with about 11 minutes remaining in the first half to help Westfield bounce back from a loss to East Longmeadow.
Holyoke scored a second half goal.
Westfield goalie Mike Lurgio made three saves apiece.

Bombers win again
Westfield 3, Mount Greylock 1

Westfield improved to 6-1 overall, 2-0 Western Division with an independent match win. Tetyana Shvyryd (11 kills), Irelis Rodriguez (11 kills), and Viktoria Pavlyuk (11 kills) led the attack.

Rams lose heartbreaker
West Springfield def. Southwick 16-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18, 15-11

Allie Methe (9 digs, 1 ace, 3 kills), Kayla Andrade (3 digs, 4 aces, 6 kills, 7 assists), Kaitlyn Haseltine (2 digs, 4 aces, 6 kills, 13 assists), and Sarah Cerone (2 kills, 4 blocks)

Rams blank Bombers
Southwick 6, Westfield 0

Southwick scored three goals in each half en route to a shutout of Westfield.
Alyssa Pompi led Southwick with three goals and one assist. Rams’ Emily Martin had one goal and two assists, and Emma Barnard and Alex Grimaldi each scored once.
Southwick goalie Clare Stratton finished with six saves. Westfield keeper Rachel Packard collected 11.
In JV action, Marissa Ouellette and Madison Herbert led Westfield to a 2-0 win over Southwick.

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