WESTFIELD – The Westfield girls’ soccer team got off to a blazing fast start.
Alicia Arnold, Erin McDermott, and Annie Brozini scored two goals apiece to lead Westfield to a 6-0 shutout of visiting Taconic Wednesday.
Arnold headed in both goals off corner kicks from Beca Sullivan, the first of which came in the sixth minute and the other with 12:42 remaining in the half.
McDermott scored the second goal of the first half in the 22nd minute. Kelsey Kiltonic assisted on the play. Brozini scored unassisted with 8:12 left in the half.
McDermott and Brozini each tallied second half goals. Lindsay Stefano and McDermott assisted on the scores, respectively.
Jessica Healey (2 saves) and the Westfield defense earned a shutout.
“It was a super effort by the entire team, both attacking and defending as a complete unit,” Bombers coach Keith Saltmarsh said. “It was a good start to the year. It was super important to get a win under our belt.”
Renaissance 2, Gateway 0
Renaissance scored on a fourth-minute penalty kick, and tallied another goal in the 20th minute en route to a shutout against Gateway.
Gators’ goalie Spencer Rock finished with seven saves.
Gateway looks to rebound at Granby on Friday.
Westfield 163, Chicopee 180; Westfield 163, Chicopee Comp 219
Colin Dunn shot a match-low 39 for Westfield, who now boasts a 3-0 record to begin the 2014 fall season. The Bombers opened up with a 150-174 win over Cathedral Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Westfield received solid efforts from Dunn, Sebastian Soendergaard (3-over-par-40), Dan Hickson (42), and Ryan Towle (42).
Palmer 21, Southwick 3
Zach Jones (35) edged out Southwick’s James Longhi (39) in leading Palmer to a big victory Wednesday at Edgewood Country Club.