Bombers take next step

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School girls’ lacrosse team took one step closer to league supremacy.
Westfield improved to a Valley League best 7-0 with a key league victory over visiting East Longmeadow, 9-7, Friday, the second time in eight days that the Bombers toppled the Spartans.
“It was an awesome game (that came) down to the end,” Westfield coach Paul Fenwick said.

Westfield’s Kylie Buchanan (22) manages to get a shot off in between a crack in the East Longmeadow defensive wall Friday in the Whip City. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Hannah Jarvis and Kylie Buchanan scored three goals apiece to lead Westfield. Bombers’ Olivia Chaoush had two goals and two assists.
Westfield goalies Yvonne Headley and Liz Clark each made six saves to combine for the victory in net.

Moniz dominates in Bombers’ victory
Westfield 3, Chicopee 0

Haley Moniz struck out 15 batters in the process of tossing a one-hit shutout Friday against visiting Chicopee.
“Haley had total command of her pitches today and she did a great job of hitting her spots,” Westfield coach Tim Desmond said.
Moniz struck out six of the first seven Chicopee batters she faced and 10 of the first 14. The Pacers put the ball in play just six times – none left the infield.
“When you see stats like that, you know that something special happened,” coach Desmond said. “Haley and (catcher) Morgan (Zabielski) were in sync today and were on the same page all afternoon. Games like this are a joy to watch. I’m just glad we were able to scratch out a few hits of our own to get Haley the win.”
Nicole Graves led Westfield at the plate with two hits and an RBI. Zabielski, Brit Kowsalski and Sam Schieppe had the only other Bombers’ hits.
Chicopee pitcher Zariha Clark (2 Ks) scattered five hits.

Wolfe leads Gators’ attack
Gateway 27, Renaissance 6

Erika Wolfe went 3-for-3 in a good, old-fashioned rout for Gateway. All 18 Gators saw action against Renaissance.

Beavers post pair of 8-run innings in 18-run outburst
Putnam 18, Westfield Technical Academy 5

Putnam exploded for eight runs in the second inning, and broke open the game with eight more in the fourth at Blunt Park in Springfield.
Sierra Fernandez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs and six RBIs to lead Putnam. Westfield Tech’s Cheyenne Slack went 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs.

Granby races to victory
Granby 18, Gateway 13 (5 inn.)

Granby stormed out of the gates with a 14-run, first inning at home in a mercy-shortened contest. Noah Bleakley went 2-for-5 with a double, homer, two runs and three RBIs.
Josh Webster (double, run) and Jake McKittrick (RBI) each had two hits for Gateway. Gators’ Brett Bonenfant had a double, run, and RBI.

Bombers take down Golden Eagles
Westfield 4, Central 1

Tristin Viale (6-0, 6-2) and Jalen Bodendorf (6-2, 6-2) won at first and third singles, respectively, for Westfield. Bombers’ Matt Roberts and Jimmy Knapik won at first doubles, 6-1, 6-0; Joe Burzynski and Sean Mitchell rallied for a thrilling 2-6, 7-6, (7-2), 10-5 come-from-behind victory at second doubles.
Westfield improved to 9-2.

Bombers fall
Greater New Bedford def. Westfield 25-17, 25-22, 13-25, 32-30

Eddie Loboda (19 kills, 16 digs), Scott Walsh (41 assists), Tyler Stanton (40 digs), and Ryan Murray (10 kills, 3 blocks) led Westfield, which fell to 11-2 overall, 7-0 North Division.

O’s top Saints
Belchertown 13, St. Mary 4

Adam Wordsworth had a hand in seven Belchertown scores (2 goals, 5 assists). Padraig Smith netted a hat trick for St. Mary.

Thurs., May 11
Bombers best Blue Devils
Westfield 71, Northampton 65
Westfield’s top-to-bottom production all throughout its roster proved to be the difference – the Bombers had an equal number of first- and second-place finishes to Northampton but had 10 third-place finishes to four – and won the final relay with a blazing fast, season-best time 4:15.4.
Emily Bone, Moira McDonald, Megan Heath, and Mary Philpott posted the winning relay.
Emily Ciccolo (400 hurdles, 73.6), Amanda Hall (shot put, 32-6.75), 82-10, Katie Knapik (javelin, 79-3), Moira McDonald (triple jump, 3-2; 200 meters, school record 26.1), and McKenzie Chaban (hurdles, season-best 16.7) all finished first.
For Westfield, it was the culmination of an unbeaten Valley Wheel season (6-0).

Southwick 19, Sabis 7
Sydney Gorman homered and singled twice, Gigi Gurney singled four times and doubled, Sarah Hough doubled and singled three times, and pitcher Jillian Gentile recorded four strikeouts and helped herself with three base hits to lead Southwick in a rout.

Willey, Rams breeze to victory
Southwick-Tolland 14, Sabis 1 (5 inn.)

Southwick softball junior pitcher Nicole Willey helped lead Southwick to a mercy-shortened victory Thursday, striking out six batters.
The Rams scored 12 runs in the first inning, and cruised from there.
“Nikki stepped up and did a great job,” Southwick coach Joe Hough said. Hough was resting senior pitcher Emily Lachtara. Britt Penland filled in at catcher for Tori DellaGuistina, who was nursing an injury.

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