Local lax teams victorious

The Westfield lacrosse program celebrated a big collective “W” Monday, and another Whip City squad (St. Mary) was victorious as well.
Westfield 14, Amherst 8

AMHERST – Ashlee Owen (1 assist) and Rachel Gelina each netted a hat trick, and Victoria Whalen collected one goal and four assists to help propel Westfield on the road.
Westfield outscored Amherst 9-3 in the second half to break a tie at the half.
“We took over the second half,” Westfield coach Paul Fenwick said.
Westfield 10, South Hadley 5

WESTFIELD – Matt Chlastawa (1 goal, 5 assists), Zach Gentle (2 goals, 1 assist), Sam Scarfo (2 goals, 1 assist), Luke Chlastawa (goal), Garrett Fitzgerald (goal), Justin Halls (goal), Zach Kuzon (goal), and Anthony Sullivan (goal) all contributed for Westfield (10-3).
Bombers’ goalie Jake Cupak (15 saves) and the team’s defensive nucleus prevailed.
St. Mary 12, Monson 6
WESTFIELD – Tim Mercer notched six goals and three assist to help lead St. Mary to victory at Boarman Field.
Corey Papineau (2 goals, 2 assists), Padraig Smith (3 goals, 1 assist), Johnathan Spear (goal), and Matt Wurster (assist) also contributed for the Saints.
St. Mary goalie Peter Demos made 11 saves.
Late last week, St. Mary lost a tough battle against visiting Belchertown, 8-4. Papineau led the Saints with three goals.

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