WESTFIELD – For the last several games, it has been all hands on deck for the Westfield High School girls lacrosse team, and it has made all the difference.
“I wish it had been sooner, but now we’re clicking,” said Westfield girls lacrosse head coach Paul Fenwick, following the Bombers’ 13-3 win over the East Longmeadow Spartans Tuesday at Roots Athletic Center. “We’re where we need to be. …We’re starting to fire on all cylinders.”
Lara Finnie (2 goals, 1 assist), Kylie Buchanan (3 goals), and Emma Metcalf (2 goals, 1 assist) scored three points apiece to lead the attack for Westfield, which led 6-3 at the half.
Liz Clark (4 saves) made several key stops, and received tremendous support from her defense (Kyana Alvarado, Adrianna Arona, Keely Conner, Marissa Feary, Lauren Jablonski, Mackenzie Rae, and Shannon Sullivan).
Westfield’s defense shut out East Longmeadow in the second half. The Bombers outscored the Spartans 7-0 down the stretch.
“All (the girls on defense) were phenomenal,” coach Fenwick said. “It was probably their best game of the season.”
Westfield (11-6) closes out its regular season Thursday on the road against Amherst at the University of Massachusetts at 4 p.m.
“It’s a complete team effort now,” coach Fenwick said. “It’s nice to be here going into the playoffs.”
Shvetsov paces Bombers
South Hadley 5, Westfield 0
Westfield’s top singles player, Brianna Shvetsov lost a hard-fought match to South Hadley’s Hailey Werenski, 2-6, 6-3, (5-10).
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Saints’ perfect ending
St. Mary’s 27, Pathfinder 7
The entire St. Mary’s team contributed throughout the season to finish a perfect 17-0. The Saints anticipate playing a varsity schedule next spring.