Bombers surge past Terriers

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Westfield High School girls’ lacrosse team exploded past West Springfield on the road 15-5 Thursday.
Westfield pulled ahead in the second half, outscoring West Side 8-1 over the final two quarters.
Hannah Jarvis (4 goals, 3 assists), Olivia Chaoush (3 goals, 1 assist), and Katy Girard (3 goals) provided the bulk of the offense.

Westfield goalie Yvonne Headley robs West Side of a goal with this great save Thursday. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Goalies Yvonne Headley and Liz Clark were solid in the cage in shutting down West Springfield, and the defense held serve.
“Our defense as a whole stepped up to the challenge,” Westfield coach Paul Fenwick said. “It was a very physical game.”
Westfield improved to 5-2 overall, and remain unbeaten in league play at 3-0.

Falcons ground Bombers
Minnechaug 8, Westfield 5

Connor Moriarty recorded a hat trick, and Stephen Kane (2 goals, 2 assists) and Andrew Fidalgo (4 assists) contributed four points apiece to propel Minnechaug past visiting Westfield.
Max Maggipinto (2 goals, 1 assist) and Matt Bonsall (2 goals) led the Bombers.

Bombers clip Falcons
Westfield 4, Minnechaug 3

Anthony Clark delivered the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth, knocking in Colapietro from third base with the infield drawn in. Colapietro was pinch-running for Sean Moorhouse, who led off the inning with a double.
Austin St. Pierre (2-for-3) blasted a two-run home run in the third inning.
Westfield pitcher Dalen Mochak tossed a two-hitter, striking out six and walking five. He allowed three runs, one of which was unearned. Ryan Towle (4 Ks) delivered two innings of scoreless relief for the Bombers.

Saints top Rams
St. Mary 4, Southwick-Tolland 2

Hunter Authier, John Daley, and Quinn Powers (run, RBI) logged two hits apiece for St. Mary. Saints’ pitcher Nate Bonini scattered six hits, struck out five, and walked one in allowing just two runs.
Dan Burnett went 3-for-3 with a double and run, and Eddie Martinez tripled, scored a run, and had an RBI, Bart Shea hit a sac-fly and walked.

Errors plague Tigers
Granby 11, Westfield Technical Academy 1

Granby took advantage of some field errors by Westfield Tech en route to the victory.
Alex Sparks, Andy Daniels, and Nick Clegg pitched for Westfield Tech. Clegg scored the Tigers’ lone run.

Gators have mercy
Gateway 25, Renaissance 3 (5 inn.)

Audrey Gamble and Angela Wright each collected a pair of hits to lead Gateway. Gamble also earned the victory on the mound.
All 18 Gators saw action in Thursday’s win.

Slack smacks hits
Smith Vocational 21, Westfield Technical Academy 7

Cheyenne Slack had two hits, including a triple, and five RBIs to lead Westfield Tech.

Bombers sweep Purple Knights
Westfield 5, Holyoke 0

Westfield swept the competition with relative ease Thursday on the road.
Wesfield’s Tristin Viale and Shayne Holloway each defeated their Holyoke counterparts, 6-0, 6-0, and Bombers’ Lyle Libanan won 6-1, 6-0.
Westfield doubles pairs, Jimmy Knapik and Matt Roberts (6-1, 6-3), and, Jalen Bodendorf and Joe Burdzenski (6-0, 6-3) were equally as impressive.

Rams roll
Southwick 68.5, South Hadley 67.5; Southwick 108, Palmer 28; Southwick 134, Bay State Academy 1

Southwick enjoyed a sweeping success, edging South Hadley while rolling both Palmer and Bay State Academy.

Hinck sinks Miller
East Longmeadow 4, Westfield 1

Westfield’s Clara Hinck defeated East Longmeadow’s Jordan Miller at first singles 6-4, 6-2.

Southwick 9, St. Mary 8

Dominic Berzellone went 2-for-4 with a double, Dalton Bessette went 3-for-3 and scored two runs, and Zach Karetka pitched two innings. He struck out one batter, allowed no hits, walks, or runs.

Wed., April 26
Unbeaten Bombers secure postseason slot
Westfield def. Chelmsford 25-27, 25-18, 26-24, 26-8, 15-6

Westfield bested Chelmsford on the road in a thriller, and in the process clinched a tournament berth. Bombers’ Shane Kiendzior (22 kills), Noah Kappel (14 kills, 4 blocks), Scott Walsh (51 assists, 8 digs, 4 blocks), and Tyler Stanton (25 digs) fueled the victory.

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