Gelina, Bombers shine



WESTFIELD – It may have rained at times, but the Westfield High School girls’ lacrosse team put forth a shining effort.
Westfield failed to let the rain sink their efforts as Rachel Gelina recorded three goals and three assists in the Bombers’ 14-6 shelling of the Amherst Hurricanes.
It was just one of a few games played Friday.
“We’re used to the (poor) weather,” Westfield coach Paul Fenwick said. “We’re used to the rain. For us, it’s just about getting out on the field and running. We outhustled them.”
Westfield won the majority of draws in the first half in putting together an 11-2 halftime lead.
“We had a very strong first half,” Fenwick said.
Less than 90 seconds into the second half, Westfield extended its lead to 10 goals. The rout was on.
Hannah Jarvis, Samantha Kane (assist), Nicole Plasse, and Aliviah Chaoush scored two goals apiece for the Bombers (1-1).

Colts stomp Saints
Chicopee Comp 15, St. Mary 7
Four players scored three goals apiece – Brandi Gallagher, Destinie Montano, Kaylee Krajewski, and Alyssa Stefanelli – to propel Chicopee Comp. The Colts, who led just 5-3 at the half, exploded for 10 second-half goals to pull away.
Aisling Butler, Jillian Watson, and Erin Dow each scored two goals to lead St. Mary. Butler also had two assists, and Watson contributed one. Saints’ Jillian Watson delivered one goal and one assist.

Bombers stay unbeaten (5-0)
Westfield def. Sci-Tech 25-15, 25-17, 25-19
Westfield improved to 5-0 with another stellar effort.
Eric Shilyuk (21 assists), Manny Golob (11 kills), Ruslan Kontsimal (4 kills, 6 digs), Nick Hall (5 kills, 2 blocks), and Dmitriy Doroshenko (13 digs, 2 aces) contributed to the Bombers’ victory.
“It was a total team effort today with many guys contributing,” Westfield coach Tyler Wingate said. “We had a solid day from our passers who started our offense in a good spot to find our hitters.”
Westfield next competes in the Birthplace of Volleyball Classic Sunday at Holyoke Community College against teams such as Central, West Springfield, and defending state champ Newton South.

Thurs., April 9
Westfield 94, Southwick 42; Southwick 108, Cathedral 23

Morgan Sanders won three events to lead Westfield, and three others won two apiece in the Bombers’ opening day victory.
Sanders took first place in the long jump (14-6), high jump (4-8), and 100 meter hurdles (16.2). Ditz captured gold in the triple jump (29-2.5) and 100 meters (13.9), Moira McDonald won the 200 meters (28.6) and 400 meters (64.3), and Eline finished first in the mile (6:25) and 2-mile (13:33).
Mikaela Martell (javelin, 77-1), Ashley Consolini (400 hurdles, 77.6), and Emily McKinney (800 meters, 2:42) were the lone individual winners for Southwick. The Rams’ 4×400 relay team also won in 4 minutes, 48 seconds.
Southwick was much more effective against Cathedral, nearly sweeping the Panthers. Lexi Klinkowski shined for the Rams with three victories (triple jump, 28-0; high jump, 4-6; 100 hurdles, 19-5). Consolini won two (long jump, 13-1; 400 hurdles, 77.6).

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