WESTFIELD – If at first you don’t succeed…
The St. Mary High School boys’ soccer team has tried, tried, and tried again to come up with a “W” this season and on Monday finally broke through in the win column with a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over Ware at Westfield Middle School North.
“It was a very good game,” St. Mary coach Bill Lamirande said.
The coach’s son, freshman Jack Lamirande rallied St. Mary with a game-tying assist on Aaron Blanchard’s score, and scored the game-winning and insurance goals to cap a brilliant afternoon.
It was the first two goals of Lamirande’s high school career.
Drew Collins played a key role in the team’s first win of the season, scoring on a corner kick and contributing in the passing game with two assists. Patrick Smith tallied a goal on a penalty kick.
Jacob Butler finished with 18 saves.
Bombers blank Colts
Westfield 2, Chicopee Comp 0
Westfield scored twice in the final 40 minutes to escape Chicopee with a 2-0 victory Monday night.
Mitch Weiss completed a great individual effort early in the second half, burying an impressive opposite foot goal, the first for his career. Dan Winiarski followed that up with a goal on a penalty kick with three minutes remaining.
Ian Saltmarsh earned a shutout in net for Westfield. Saltmarsh made seven saves.
Easthampton 1, Westfield Technical Academy 0
Anatoliy Suprunchuk made 18 saves in net for Westfield Tech.
Rams silence SH
Southwick 4, South Hadley 0
Southwick pulled off a shutout on the road to improve to 3-1.
Cooper, Gators prevail
Gateway 3, Sci-Tech 1
Nick Cooper scored two goals, and Jayden Marge had one as Gateway won on the road.
Falcons shut out Bombers
Minnechaug 4, Westfield 0
Sarah Caltabiano recorded a hat trick, the Minnechaug defense shut down the Westfield attack, and the Falcons defended their home field successfully.
Westfield goalie Gwen Smith collected 15 saves.
Indians sweep Rams
Ware def. Southwick, 25-17, 25-12, 25-15
Lily Juda recorded nine aces and 10 assists for Ware. Southwick’s Caroline Methe finished with eight assists and five digs.
JV BOYS’ SOCCER
Southwick 2, South Hadley 0
Evan Clarke (Eric Haynes assist) and Andy Brown netted a goal apiece for Southwick, which improved to 3-1.