Bombers escape Northampton victorious

Westfield’s Camryn Scanlon battles for control of the ball during an early season high school field hockey matchup against Holyoke. The Bombers escaped Northampton with a narrow 3-2 victory Wednesday with three different players chipping in goals. (THE WESTFIELD NEWS FILE PHOTO)

NORTHAMPTON – Three players scored one goal apiece – – Claire Griffith, Abby Daley, and Camryn Scanlon – – to help the Westfield High School field hockey team escape Northampton with a narrow victory Wednesday, 3-2.
Lara Finnie earned an assist, setting up Scanlon for the score.
Kate Sullivan led Northampton with two goals.
“This was the best game we’ve played all season,” Bombers field hockey coach Courtney Albee said. “Westfield started off with high intensity and kept it going throughout the entire game.”
Westfield led 3-1 at the half and never looked back. Bombers goalie Ariana Ciaschini made five saves.
“We look forward to seeing what the rest of the season will look like with this kind of momentum and skill,” coach Albee said.

Garrity, Rams best Blue Devils
Northampton 167, Southwick 171

Southwick’s Matthew Garrity and Northampton’s Galen Fowles each shot a 3-over par 36 at Edgewood Golf Course.
The Rams prevailed in the tightly-contested match with Andrew Morris (42), Jesse Johnson (44), and Matt Coviello (46) also leading the way.

Tues., Oct. 20
Hawley posts record time as Tigers dominate race
Westfield Technical Academy 15, Smith Vocational 50

Westfield Technical Academy freshman Kaylin Hawley won the race with a course record time of 19:54.
Westfield Tech’s Ava Montavonni came in second (25:35), closely followed by teammate Ashley Metcalf (third, 25:40) along with Merideth Ploof and Ksiena Zinchenko in fourth (26:31) and fifth (27:37), respectively, to complete the sweep for the Tigers (1-2).

Cernak, Tigers race past Smith
Westfield Technical Academy 15, Smith Vocational 50

Senior Zach Cernak paced the Westfield Technical Tigers, winning the 2.5 mile race with a time of 15:57.
Westfield Tech’s Matt Thayer placed second in 16:50. Tigers’ Evan Ploof was third (16:51). He was followed by fellow teammates, Carter Slack, in fourth (16:52), and Cameron Hiltbrand (fifth, 19:31).
Westfield Tech improved to 2-1.

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