One shutout; another welcomed in

Westfield Tech’s Liliya Stepanchuk (8) keeps ahead of Duggan Thursday. (Photo by Lynn Boscher)

WESTFIELD – Westfield Tech freshman Chelsea Krupa (7 saves) recorded a shutout, and three seniors/captains combined for three goals to pave the way on offense for the hard-charging Tigers, who silence Duggan Academy 3-0 Thursday.
Heather Lannon got the scoring started in the first half. Emily White assisted.
Later in the first half, Sydnie Brock made it 2-0 with a goal off a pass from Sheilla Martinez. Brock also set up White for another insurance goal late in the game.
“I can’t take the time to recognize every player that stepped on the field today, but every one of them earned and deserved this win for us,” Westfield Tech coach Lyle Washington said.
Despite a busy schedule with three straight days of games, Westfield Tech continued to flourish and shows not signs of slowing down.
Washington pointed to assistant coach Alvin Brown’s conditioning regimen for Westfield Tech’s continued high level of endurance.
“(Alvin) has helped push these girls to be able to perform at this level,” Washington said. “Once again – a great team effort.”
Westfield Tech returns to action Friday against Sci-Tech.

Westfield’s Victoria Hosmer nets a block against Comp Thursday. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Bombers end playoff drought
Westfield def. Chicopee Comp, 25-14, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19

Westfield (6-12 overall, 5-3 Western League) qualified for the postseason for the first time in seven years by clinching a second place tie in the Western League.
The list of contributors was long with Bella Kocziak (8 kills, 3 aces), Autumn Moccia (2 kills, 3 aces), Maddy LeBlanc (3 kills, 2 blocks), Julia Golob (17 assists, 1 ace), Madi Robitaille (9 kills, 3 aces), and Stephanie Sgueglia (3 aces, 16 digs) fueling the epic victory.

Blanchard nets hat trick
St. Mary’s 3, Smith Voke 1

Aaron Blanchard scored a hat trick in leading St. Mary’s to victory at Westfield Middle School North.
St. Mary’s Jack Lamirande, Kevin Rockwal, and Blake Braceland each had one assist. Nick Herman also played a great game for the Saints.
St. Mary’s goalie Dom Nomakeo was excellent in goal, making 16 saves.

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