SOUTHWICK – If Southwick’s latest opponent was mum about their most recent competition, it is a direct result of their foe. The Rams silenced Mahar 7-0 in a field hockey game Wednesday.
Avey Glynn got the scoring going for Southwick with a rocket to the opposite post and the Rams launched ahead for good. While Glynn and Alyssa Jacob scored two goals apiece, teammate Devan Fox recorded a hat trick. Agnetha Furst had an assist.
“The forwards and midfielders controlled the pace of the game with their quick passes and aggressive play,” Southwick field hockey coach Jenn Oakland said.
According to Oakland, the defensive leadership of Southwick’s Grace Brockbank and Jayden Wilson helped to silence the Mahar offense and them to just two offensive corners. Rams goalie Ezri Johnston (2 saves) earned a shutout.
Southwick caps off its three-game week Friday when East Longmeadow comes to town.
Lancers clip Bombers
Longmeadow 165, Westfield 160
Westfield fell to 2-3 overall with a tough loss against Longmeadow. Lancers’ Ryan Downes shot a match-low 37 to defeat Bombers’ Anthony Schabowski (38) at the overall top spot.
Tripp Wotowicz shot a 38 for Longmeadow. Westfield’s Andrew Florek finished with a 41.
Westfield returns to the links Monday against East Longmeadow at Tekoa Country Club.
Rams chase Terriers
Southwick 171, West Springfield 181
Southwick’s Matthew Garrity, Jesse Johnson, and Joey Malkoon locked down the top two three spots on the leaderboard at Edgewood. Garrity shot a round of 40; Johnson and Malkoon each finished with a 42.
Bombers win fourth straight
Westfield def. East Longmeadow, 25-18, 26-24, 25-23
Livia Ciubotaru (9 kills, 2 aces), Lauren Carnes (8 kills, 5 aces), Abigail Menzel (26 assists, 6 aces, 5 digs), Piper Ashton (5 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs), Kailey Rowell (3 assists, 3 aces, 15 digs), and Sarah Moriarty (6 digs) led Westfield to an unbeaten 4-0 record.
Southwick def. Renaissance, 25-10, 25-4, 25-9
Gillian Bourque (8 aces, 2 kills, 8 assists), Aniya Kamara (5 aces, 4 kills, 1 dig), and Emily Buchter (8 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs) led Southwick to a sweep of Renaissance.
Red Raiders shut out Rams
Hampshire 7, Southwick 0
The Red Raiders silenced the Rams with a shutout. Southwick returns to action Friday at home against Northampton. Game time is 4 p.m.