HS WRAP: WHS swim unbeaten (6-0)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High boys’ and girls’ swimming and Diving teams continued their winning streaks, each defeating the Monson High School Mustangs 103-83 and 129 -51 respectively. Each Bombers squad improved to 3-0.
With a number of key swimmers not available, the Bombers present on the pool deck had to step up their performance to defeat the always tough Monson High team late Friday.
Ali Johnstone scored the maximum possible 16 points by winning the 200 yard Individual Medley and swimming on two winning relays for the girls. Likewise, Shaylyn Jurczyk scored 16 points winning the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle as well as swimming on two winning relays.
Liz Gelinas had a banner day, scoring 14 points, taking second in the 50-yard freestyle, winning the 100-yard backstroke and swimming on two winning relays. Samantha Dolan made a major contribution, gaining 11 points for the Bombers with her second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, winning the 500-yard freestyle and swimming on a second place relay. Lauren Longley, Annie Goyette and Rachel Charette each gained 10 points for the Westfield girls.
The outcome of the boys’ match was uncertain until late in the meet and every point mattered. A swing of only 10 points from Westfield to Monson’s total would have tied the meet.
Roberto Morales scored a maximum of 16 possible points, winning the 200-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard freestyle and swimming on two winning relays. Sophomore sensation Slav Ptashuk also racked up maximum points by winning the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle and swimming on two winning relays.
Similarly, freshman Nick Rosso won both the 200-yard Individual Medley and the 100-yard butterfly and swam on two winning relays. Junior Chris Tu chipped in 10 points with two seconds (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and relay points. Freshman Gabe Centeno was a major contibutor with 9.5 points.
These five boys were outstanding, but could not have won the meet without support of eight of their teammates (Sam Cloutier, Ian Coddington, Ian Canty, Ed McLeavey, Austin Kearney, James Wagner, Richard Jablonski, and Brian Sorrajja) who earned a combined 36 points to make the difference and secure the win.
Amherst 7, St. Mary 1
St. Mary suffered its first loss of the season at home against Amherst Friday. Shaun Gezotis scored the lone goal for the Saints, and was assisted by Ashton Bourbonnais and Tim Mercer.
Jake Balderston had a hat trick-plus one, scoring four goals for Amherst. Hurricanes goalie Ben Thompson collected 15 saves.
St. Mary goalie Brendan Gawron finished with 25 saves.
In other games, Westfield hosted Longmeadow. No report was called in on this hockey game.
Cathedral 2, Leominster 2
Westfield High’s Brittany Kowalski scored her first goal of the season for the Cathedral Panthers, on a pass from Madison Pelletier (Westfield). Katelyn Joyal (Longmeadow) also scored for the Panthers.
Cathedral goalie Lexi Levere played extremely well, holding off a late third period surge and a 5-on-3 power play for Leominster. Levere made 21 saves.
Mackenzie Pelletier (Westfield) had two key blocks for Cathedral to help out Lever on the 5-on-3 penalty kill.
The Panthers will now enjoy an extended break before returning to the ice January 3 at Amelia Park at 6 p.m.

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