Pioneers knot Tigers

Westfield Technical Academy’s Ruvim Vdochenko (4) fakes out the goalie (fallen) while pushing the ball up the field against Pathfinder. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield Technical Academy’s Ruvim Vdochenko (4) fakes out the goalie (fallen) while pushing the ball up the field against Pathfinder. (Photo by Chris Putz)

THREE RIVERS – The Westfield Technical Academy boys’ soccer team scored early, but Pathfinder got even.
Pathfinder rallied from a 1-0 deficit to tie Westfield Tech Thursday.
Josh Bush put Westfield Tech out front early, taking a pass from Ruvim Vdovicheko and making a sliding score from just inside the box past a diving goalie in the opening minutes of the first half.
Pathfinder notched the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining in regulation.
Westfield Tech easily could have come away with a victory though. The Tigers failed to convert on more than a half dozen breakaways.
“(I am) very frustrated from that perspective,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said, “but it could led to good conversation after the game. Everyone is motivated to work harder at practice.”

Bombers, Hurricanes knotted
Westfield 1, Amherst 1

Dante White scored in the sixth minute off a pass from Aiden Dunn. Amherst notched the game-tying goal early in the second half.
“They’re an excellent team,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said. It was very technical. They got us running around a little in the back, but we really grinded it out in the second half and did our best to lock it down.”
Ian Saltmarsh made 13 saves in net for Westfield, including some key stops in the second half to preserve the tie.

Rams stave off Mustangs
Southwick 1, Monson 0

Brandon Castor scored the game-winner (Nicholas Doyle assisted), and Nick Chambers (4 saves) earned a shutout (4 saves) for Southwick.

Tenerowicz, Rams prevail
Southwick 3, Chicopee 2

Liz Tenerowicz scored two goals to lead Southwick (3-1-2) at Szot Park. Lydia Kinsman had a goal for the Rams, and Alex Mello assisted.
Southwick keeper Tori Richburg finished with eight saves.

Colts down Bombers
Chicopee Comp 2, Westfield 1

Samantha Wegrzyn set up Chicopee Comp on two goals, and goalie Catalina Ulloa-Hiltz made 11 saves to lift the Colts.
Erin McDermott scored Westfield’s lone goal. Bombers’ goalie Lindsay Cousins collected 17 saves.

Terriers edge Bombers
West Springfield def. Westfield 31-33, 25-20, 26-24, 25-17

West Springfield overcame a strong start from host Westfield to claim a hard-fought victory.
McKenzie Chaban (5 kills, 7 aces, 9 digs), Kaitlyn Moran (4 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks), Meghan O’Brien (4 kills, 2 aces), and Stephanie Sgueglia (20 digs) delivered solid outings for Westfield.

Turners Falls 2, Southwick 0

Turners Falls spoiled Southwick’s home game.

Southwick 4, Monson 0

Andy Brown and Evan Clarke scored two goals apiece to lead Southwick (4-1). Clarke and Vincent Diaz each had one assist.

Chicopee 3, Southwick 0

Southwick goalie Hannah Gerrish made 10 saves for Southwick (3-2-1).

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