Bombers break away at 4-0

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School girls’ swimming team gave local fans an early Christmas present, trouncing South Hadley 130-48 Tuesday to enter the holiday break a perfect 4-0.
“It was a good meet,” Westfield coach Tom Lewis said. “(Now we’re) ready for Christmas break.”
Sara Russell won two individual events to lead Westfield, the 50 freestyle (27.38) and 100 free (1:01.10).

Chloe Schumacher swims ahead for Westfield Tuesday against visiting South Hadley. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

Chloe Schumacher swims ahead for Westfield Tuesday against visiting South Hadley. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

Westfield’s Rachel Charette crossed the finish line first in the 100 butterfly (1:08.17), while also helping spearhead a first-place sweep of the relays. The Bombers won the 200 medley relay (Alexis Bradley, Charette, Madison Stinehart, Russell) in 2:06.41; the 200 freestyle relay (Emilie Pease, Bradley, Chloe Schumacher, Charette); and, the 400 freestyle relay (Bradley, Pease, Charette, Emily Langlois).
Bradley (200 free, 2:18.30), Pease (200 individual medley, 2:27.67), Elizabeth Dion (500 freestyle, 5:50.32), and Claudia Tosi (1 meter diving, personal best 215.75 points) also claimed first-place finishes for Westfield.

Bombers improve to 3-1
Westfield 126, South Hadley 40

Matt Morash (200 freestyle, 2:03.8; 500 free, 5:34.82) and Nick Rosso (200 IM, 2:17.01; 100 free, 53.16) won two events apiece to lead Westfield (3-1).
Patrick Lurgio (50 free, 25.14), Kevin Hayes (1 meter diving, personal best 183.80 points), Cole Viamari (100 backstroke, 1:07.28), and Tommy Russell (100 breaststroke, 1:10.61) each claimed victory in their respective individual events.
Lurgio, Connor Johnson-Corwin, Morash, and Rosso combined to defeat South Hadley in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:47.38. Westfield’s 400 freestyle relay team – Viamari, Gabe Centeno, Nick Diaz, and Russell – finished first in the 400 freestyle relay (4:26.21).
Westfield returns to action Fri., Jan. 6 at East Longmeadow.

Colts race past Bombers
Chicopee Comp 68, Westfield 40

Ashley Rouleau scored a game-high 19 points, and Chicopee Comp raced past visiting Westfield. The Colts raced out to a 14-4, first-period lead. They wrapped up the game in the third, outscoring the Bombers 24-9.
Kaela Mochak led Westfield with 12 points, followed by Olivia Hadla and Katherine Knapik with eight apiece.

Rams roll
Southwick 48, McCann Tech 17

Junior McKenna Leary and Caroline Clarke paved the way for a Southwick win with a career-high nine points apiece.

Bombers down Spartans
Westfield 4, East Longmeadow 1

Max Maggipinto had a hand in three of Westfield’s four goals, scoring twice and assisting on another. Liam Whitman had one goal and one assist, and Scotty Busell scored a goal.
Westfield goalie Cam Parent finished with 26 saves.

Southwick 38, McCann Tech 9

Kathleen Shea (10 points) and Kayla Andrade (8) led Southwick to victory.

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