Brownies cooked

Westfield’s Mason Collingwood (18) makes a highlight reel grab look routine during the Bombers’ Friday night football game against the Agawam Brownies at Bullens Field. (Photo
by Randy Burlingame)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School football team served up some more home cooking.
Westfield senior running back Dakotah Moynihan ran for three touchdowns and tossed another on a trick play in the Bombers 48-14 rout of the Agawam Brownies Friday night at Bullens Field.
Five different players scored for unbeaten Westfield (4-0). The Bombers sputtered on their opening possession, but soared soon after.
After taking over near midfield after the opening kickoff, Westfield drove all the way to the Agawam 31 yard line. A fumbled exchange on the snap resulted in a 9-yard loss, making it tough for the home team to recover the yardage.
The second drive was much more productive.
After forcing a fumble on Agawam’s first play of the game, a run, Westfield needed just one play to score. The Bombers used some trickery running a double reverse with Moynihan finding senior wide out Baley Collier streaking down the right sideline wide open. Collier caught the ball in stride and ran untouched for a 38 yard touchdown. The score came with 6:13 remaining in the first quarter.
Westfield forced a three-and-out on Agawam’s next series, and took advantage.
Collier returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown but a penalty on the play brought the ball back to the Agawam 31. Seven plays later, Westfield punched it in on a 7 yard run from Mason Collingwood with 26 ticks left in the quarter to take a 14-0 lead.
Agawam finally got on the scoreboard with an Elijah Torres touchdown early in the second quarter.
Westfield answered with another touchdown on its next possession. Moynihan completed a 44-yard TD rush, spinning away from several defenders half way to the end zone and slipping through the grasp of a defensive back just before crossing the goal line.
Westfield tacked on a fourth touchdown in the waning seconds of the first half.
Rather than take a knee deep in their own territory, Westfield reeled off four quick plays, advancing the ball 89 yards in 30 seconds. The first big play was a Mike Nihill to Collingwood pass completion. Two plays later, Nihill connected with Christian Nalepinski on a nice post play. Nalepinski hauled in the pass and outran the defense to the end zone for the 37 yard score with six seconds left in the half.
A third quarter touchdown run from Adam Boggs made it 33-6. Another from Moynihan made it 41-6. And yet another from Moynihan, a 55-yarder, made it 48-6.
Thomas Caracciolo scored a late TD for Agawam.
Westfield freshman kicker Ian Dixon made six-of-seven extra point attempts. The only miss came on a block.

Saints shut out Beavers
St. Mary’s 3, Putnam 0

Allie Goodreau netted two goals and her sister, Emma, had a goal and an assist to lead St. Mary’s to a solid victory. Saints’ goalies Amelia Willenborg and Jess Crosby combined for the shutout.
“I cannot say enough about the character and composure of these young ladies,” St. Mary’s coach Patrick Olearcek said. “We average less than 15 years of age for a varsity team but their maturity is so much greater. …They are willing to sacrifice for the team’s betterment each and every game.”
Olearcek said this was on display when he swapped his keeper Willenborg out of goal, sending her out to replace a top offensive player, who went down with an injury.
“Without skipping a beat, she plays at an all Western Mass level at midfield and helps us right away add to the lead,” he said. “We are so lucky to have great kids like her.”
St. Mary’s, which improved to 6-0-2, is back inaction Monday against Hampden Charter at Westfield Intermediate School at 4 p.m.

Terriers beat Bombers
West Springfield 4, Westfield 1

West Side scored two goals in each half to get by Westfield at Roots Sports Complex. Terriers’ Mackenzie Paulo recorded a hat trick.
Chandler Pedolzky scored the lone Westfield goal.

Tigers top Rams
South Hadley 1, Southwick 0

Hannah Gerrish made 13 saves for Southwick in a tough-luck loss. Gerrish also had seven stops in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Hampshire.

Tigers escape Green Wave
Westfield Technical Academy 2, Greenfield 0

Adam Strycharz and Philip Lisyanyy each scored a goal to lead Westfield Tech past Greenfield. Ruvim Vdovichenko assisted on Lisyanyy’s score.
“We seemed a little slow and tired today,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said, “but players stepped up when they needed to.”
Dan Kontsimal, Dave Tikhonchuk, and Brody Paquett delivered a great defensive effort to help preserve the shutout.

Lancers roll
Longmeadow 12, Westfield 1

Olivia Cunningham (4 goals), Sara Chamberlain (3), and Elizabeth Yorn (2) combined for nine goals in Longmeadow’s convincing victory.
Senior captain Thea Glenzel scored for Westfield. Bombers goalie Rachel Packard finished with 27 saves.

South Hadley 3, Southwick 1

Brooke Bellows scored for Southwick. Hannah Burke assisted.
Maddie Landis (6 saves) and Sydney Demyon (5 saves) split time in net for the Rams.

LATE RESULTS – Wed., Sept. 26
Southwick def. Duggan Academy 25-17, 25-15, 25-17

Allie Methe (5 digs, 7 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist), Jen Motsko (4 digs, 5 aces, 4 kills), Kaitlyn Haseltine (1 dig, 1 ace, 2 kills, 7 assists), Sarah Cerone (1 ace, 4 kills, 2 blocks), and Kayla Andrade (2 digs, 1 ace, 3 kills, 5 assists) delivered a Southwick sweep.

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