AGAWAM – Agawam’s Nick Stacey rumbled 59 yards for a touchdown to give his team a two-touchdown lead in the first half, and the Brownies held off the visiting Westfield Bombers 27-14 Friday night.
In a key moment late in the first half, Westfield had four tries in the red zone, but was turned away. Bombers’ Baley Collier looked to score in the waning seconds of the half on a nice screen play up the middle on fourth down, but a questionable holding call nullified the play.
Westfield pulled to within 21-14 in the third quarter, but Agawam eventually pulled away with another score. The Bombers, who fell to 0-3, will look to bounce back in their home opener Fri., Oct. 6 against Chicopee Comp at Bullens Field. Kick off is at 7 p.m.
Westfield (134.3) def. Hampshire Regional (127.75), Chicopee Comp (117.45)
Kylie Liptak took first on uneven bars (9.0) and Madison Somppi claimed gold on balance beam (9.075) to lead Westfield. Bombers’ Mairead Hagan finished runner-up on vault (8.4), uneven bars (8.35), and balance beam (8.925) to win second all-around (33.525). Liptak was third (33.2).
Westfield’s Courtney Berry delivered a silver-medal worthy performance with her floor routine, garnering a score of 8.35. Bombers’ Caitlin Daniels tied for third on uneven bars (8.3) and Morgan Thayer tied for third on the floor exercise (8.3).
Tigers post shutout
Westfield Technical Academy 3, McCann Tech 0
Westfield Tech scored three second-half goals to overtake McCann on the road.
Ruvim scored the first goal on a free kick as the ball sailed through the keeper’s hands. Yeremy Kovylyak scored the second goal five minutes later when Kovylyak popping a bouncing ball into the back of the net. Brad Marion tallied the final score with seven minutes remaining, receiving the ball in the back of the net and converting after the trap.
“It was a great road one to finish off the month of September,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We are going to have a very special season if we can continue to play like this into November.”
Westfield Tech players will participate in the Buddy Walk Saturday morning at Stanley Park.
“We need to remember to stick together as a team through the good and the bad,” coach Dulude said. “It is important that we stay grounded and focus on the things we need to.”
Hurricanes silence Bombers
Amherst 3, Westfield 0
Lucas Wilik scored in the 17th minute, and Amherst tallied two late scores late in the second half with Westfield pressing to tie the game.
Tyler Shrewsbury provided excellent play in the backfield.
“It was another solid effort from our team today,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said, “similar to the West Side effort but we couldn’t score any goals.”
Crochiere paces Gators
Hopkins Academy 7, Gateway 1
Robert Crochiere scored on a pass from Joel Sakaske for Gateway (0-7-1).
Saints dominate but fall short
Putnam 4, St. Mary’s 2
St. Mary’s dominated play, outshooting Putnam 15-7, but suffered some breakdowns in the defensive end.
Allie Goodreau and Amelia Willenborg scored for St. Mary’s. It was Willenborg’s first varsity goal. Chloe Lussier set up both scores.
Paighton Ramos delivered a tremendous effort as well for the Saints.
“The girls really had the advantage in play for much of the game,” St. Mary’s coach Patrick Olearcek said. “Unfortunately in the end, the few chances they had saw us have some uncharacteristic defensive breakdowns and that was the difference.”
Southwick-Tolland def. Duggan Academy 25-17, 25-22, 25-17
Kayla Andrade had a nice all-around game for Southwick, finishing with three kills, two assists, and two aces.
Rams’ Chloe Emond finished with two digs, two aces, one kill, and one assist; Kaitlyn Haseltine had four assists; and Monique Lemire contributed six aces, one kill, and one assist.
Southwick-Tolland 20, Pioneer Valley 4
James Longhi shot a team best 36 for Southwick (13-0), followed by teammates Matthew Garrity (37), Chris Baker (39), and Brad Durand (41) and Nick Kavrakis (41).
Willenborg, Cote fit to be tied
Greenfield 17.5, St. Mary’s 6.5
St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg and Greenfield’s Ryan Cote tied for a match best 40 at Tekoa Country Club.