WESTFIELD – How sweep it is.
The defending champs continue to do what they have done for several seasons now – keep on winning.
Westfield swept Chicopee Comprehensive in a high school boys volleyball contest Monday afternoon 25-21, 25-20, 25-14 to improve to 5-1 overall, 5-0 North Division.
The latest heroes included: James Pavlyuk (16 kills, 8 digs), Alex Robitaille (5 kills, 4 digs), Riley Coughlin (5 kills, 2 blocks), Dennis Pyatachenko (5 kills, 10 digs), and Eric Yurtuc (30 assists).
Despite the strong start, Westfield boys volleyball head coach Tyler Wingate cautioned against overconfidence.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” coach Wingate said. To be 5-0 through the first round of North League play is a great start, but we’re not quite where we need to be at this point of the season. We’re going to keep at it and work to play at a higher and more consistent level.”
Rams sweep Indians
Southwick def. Ware, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18
Nick Brown (17 assists), Andy Brown (5 kills, 4 aces), Grayson Poole (5 kills), Collin Strain (2 blocks), Mason Imbriglio (7 digs), and Ryla Secovich (5 aces) fueled a Southwick victory on the road.
LATE RESULTS – Sat., April 13
Panthers double up Saints
Palmer 8, St. Mary’s 4
Trey Darling went 3-for-3, and Dylan Tenczar and Trevor Lamberton (double) each had two hits in leading Palmer to victory.
Aidan Burke went 2-for-4 at the plate, and tossed 3 2/3 innings of scoreless ball for St. Mary’s.
Fri., April 12
St. Mary’s 4, Mohawk 1
St. Mary’s Jessica Crosby had a strong showing at first singles, winning in straight sets over Mohawk’s Avery Dupree, 6-2, 6-0. Erin Olearcek mounted a rousing comeback against Mohawk’s Sienna Lewis at second singles. Olearcek lost the first set 6-4 and trailed by three games in the second set before rallying to win 6-4. She went on to win the third set in a tiebreaker to win the match.
St. Mary’s Amelia Murray and Madison Hamlin won their first match of the season at first doubles over Mohawk’s Haley Randel and Maddy Lilly, 6-4, 6-1. In second doubles, Saints’ Caroline Leahy and Catherine Seklecki cruised past Mohawk’s Holly Hicks and Sophie McNeil 6-1, 6-0.
Bombardier, Lee zip past Saints
Lee 7, St. Mary’s 2
Lee pitcher Lucas Bombardier scattered four hits and struck out 12 batters in holding back St. Mary’s.
Bombardier, Evan Heath, and Mike Somerville (double) each had two hits to lead the Lee bats. Carl Redstone also doubled.
Jack Lamirande went 2-for-3 to lead St. Mary’s. Saints’ Aidan Burke and Chris Bruno collected one hit apiece.
St. Mary’s pitcher Jack Masicadrelli recorded eight strikeouts and allowed just one earned run.
Saints top Gators
St. Mary’s 23, Gateway 5
St. Mary’s exploded for nine runs in the first inning on nine hits and never looked back. The Saints combined for a total of 21 hits.
Paige Hutkoski and Anna Kosinski each went 5-for-5, and Audrey Burke collected four hits for St. Mary’s. All three batters each had a triple. Saints’ Allie and Emma Goodreau delivered key bunts in the game.
St. Mary’s pitchers Anna Kosinski, Alli Goodreau and Amelia Willenborg combined for eight strikeouts while yielding just two hits.
Willenborg also turned a double play at third base to end the fourth inning.
Ensign, Rams silence Panthers
Southwick 23, Palmer 0
Southwick pitcher Brielle Ensign tossed a shutout, piling up 10 strikeouts in the process.