NEFC West storms to #1

Three Westfield High School girls varsity soccer players, from left to right, Emma Pedolzky, Saige Smith and Chandler Pedolzky represented the city on New England Futbol Club West, winning a national championship. (Submitted photo)

WESTFIELD – The future of Westfield High School girls soccer looks bright. That is evident following the region’s summer success in the US Soccer Club’s 2019 nationals.
New England Futbol Club West, a team comprised of girls soccer players from Westfield, Ludlow, Longmeadow and surrounding communities recently won the country’s Premier Soccer League’s national championship, defeating the Dallas (Texas) Sting 1-0 in overtime in the tournament’s final game.
Chandler Pedolzky scored the game-winner in the extra frame.
Pedolzky was joined by fellow Westfield mates, Emma Pedolzky and Saige Smith.
NEFC West first won the New England’s Premier Soccer League by besting the entire northeast part of the country. They won the state championship in June. Then, in Denver, in July, NEFC West turned the competition upside down, winning five games against regional and state championship teams, including the top-ranked US Central California team. Several of those games were played in 100-plus degree temperatures.
NEFC West is coached by by coach Lauren Aldred, who took over for Ryan Lavner two years ago.

The New England Futbol Club’s West team, comprised of girls soccer players from Westfield, Longmeadow, Ludlow and surrounding communities, made a run to the national championship.

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