WESTFIELD – Senior midfielder Matt Butera delivered a spectacular all-around effort in Westfield’s 1-1 tie against visiting Amherst in a high school boys’ soccer game Tuesday.
Butera scored off a feed from Dante White in the first minute, shaking off Amherst defenders and burying the ball into the side netting. He nearly added another.
“It was a really, really beautiful goal,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said. “Matt Butera had a monster of a game. He was a threat every time he touched the ball, and he absolutely helped us get a good result.”
Amherst tied the game about 16 minutes in on a goal from Andy Zyskowski.
Gators blank Cybercats
Gateway 5, Sci-Tech 0
Ben Jameson scored two goals, three others chipped in one apiece, and three keepers combined for a shutout as Gateway blanked Sci-Tech.
Alex Webb, John Rooney, and Nick Cooper each scored for the Gators. Jayden Marge had two assists, Joe Coon, Evan Lee, and Webb each had one.
Shane Mastello, Brady Parker, and Brad Moreau each spent time in net for Gateway. The three Gators combined for six saves, and the shutout.
Todesco, Castor propel Rams
Southwick 3, Palmer 2
Ryan Todesco scored two goals and Brandon Castor had one as Southwick edged visiting Palmer. Rams’ goalie Nick Chambers finished with 13 saves.
Gators roll on road
Gateway 8, Renaissance 0
Gateway exploded for eight goals on the road at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield. Joanna Arkoette and Samantha Belardo notched two goals apiece, and Julianna Dickinson, Gabby Goralczyk, Rachel LeBarron, and Jessica Van Heynigen each had one.
Gators’ goalie Becca Herman (3 saves) earned a shutout.
Rams blank Golden Eagles
Southwick 7, Central 0
Sydney Rogers netted a hat trick-plus one, leading Southwick to victory. Rams’ Alyssa Pompi scored two goals, Erica Pickard contributed one goal and one assist, and Katelyn Sylvia had two assists.
Hogan, Sheehan lead WHS
Westfield 155, Chicopee Comp 184
Jack Hogan and Neil Sheehan tied for a match-low 2-over 38, and Sean Murphy shot a 39 to lead Westfield at Chicopee Country Club.
“Really good scores for us,” Westfield coach Chris Strycharz said. The Bombers improved to 5-2.
Southwick 21.5, Westfield Technical Academy 2.5
Westfield Tech’s Matt King, and Southwick’s James Longhi and Bradley Durand each shot a match-low 40 at Edgewood Country Club.
Terriers top Rams
West Springfield def. Southwick 25-11, 27-25, 25-15
Valerie Donskaya had an all-around solid effort (5 digs, 3 kills, 3 aces) in leading West Side to victory at home. Olivia Diamond finished with 13 digs, one kill, and two aces to lead Southwick.
JV BOYS’ SOCCER
Southwick 8, Palmer 0
Kacper Kisala and Jameson Secovich scored two goals, and four others (Austin Davis, Nick Doyle, Jared O’Connor, and Chad Birchall) tallied one apiece for Southwick. Secovich and O’Connor also each had two assists, and Shane Dowd and Birchall had one apiece.