Gators tie, Saints win in thrillers

The St. Mary High School girls’ soccer team celebrates senior night at Berkshire Industries Friday night. Several players also wore pink ribbons around their socks and in their hair for breast cancer awareness. (Photo by Chris Putz)

HUNTINGTON – Gateway outshot Holyoke Catholic 10-2 Friday night but had to settle for a 0-0 tie against Holyoke Catholic in a high school girls’ soccer game.
The Gators’ defense held the Gaels in check for most of the time, and goalie Brooke Fairman had two saves in a shutout effort.

Voc-Tech 1, Commerce 0
Katie Nesmelova scored in the second half off a pass from Brandi VanGelder to notch the game-winner for Westfield Voc-Tech. Tigers’ goalie Megan Illnicky made four saves and Amber Lindsay played well in midfield.

St. Mary 1, Pathfinder 0
Darby Bailey scored with 1:15 remaining in regulation to lift St. Mary to a thrilling 1-0 win over visiting Pathfinder on senior night. Several Saints players also wore pink ribbons around their socks and in their hair for breast cancer awareness

Westfield Voc-Tech 4, Ware 0
Dmitri Stepanchuk and Tyler Hall each scored for Westfield Voc-Tech, and Alex Makarchuk added a pair of second half goals in the team’s shutout. Dominic Rosario, Colin Fecteau, Ian Fecteau, and Hall delivered the assists.
Adam Guilbert had a great game at the sweeper position for the Tigers and Ian Fecteau was solid at center-fullback.

Southwick def. South Hadley, 15-25, 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 17-15
Hannah Sitler (5 blocks), Simone Thibault (20 digs, 6 aces, 5 kills), and Ashley Lizgrove (5 aces, 5 kills, 2 blocks) led Southwick in a thriller.

Northampton 3, Westfield 0
Northampton scored three goals in the first 24 minutes to defeat Westfield. Jess Hale (3 saves) and Karly Mastello split time in goal for the Bombers.

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