Playoff games galore

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School girls’ lacrosse team’s historic victory Thursday over 10th seeded Wachusett – the first playoff win in the program’s recent memory – set up an exciting Bombers’ lax quarterfinals double header of sorts, all within a nine-mile radius.
On Saturday, seventh seeded Westfield (14-4) will travel to Longmeadow to take on the mighty No. 2 Lancers (19-1) in girls’ lacrosse action at 4 p.m. Later that night in Wilbraham, No. 3 Minnechaug (14-5) will host No. 6 Westfield (12-7) in what figures to be an epic battle of top shelf boys’ lax teams. Game time is set for 7:30.

Westfield’s Jordan Kowalski attempts to snare this “jump ball” away from Longmeadow in an early regular season matchup of high school girls’ lacrosse teams. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, this time with the stakes raised. (Westfield News File photo)

The action continues Monday when the top-seeded Westfield High baseball team (14-6) hosts the winner of No. 8 Longmeadow (12-8)/No. 9 Pittsfield (11-9) in a D1 quarterfinal at 4 p.m.

The Westfield and Minnechaug high school boys’ lacrosse teams recently squared off against each other. The teams will face off again Saturday night in Wilbraham with more than bragging rights on the line. (Westfield News File Photo)

In Division 1 softball, No. 5 Westfield (12-7) travels to Northampton to play the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (16-4).
Later that evening, at 7 p.m., the two-time defending Westfield Bombers’ boys’ volleyball team, the D1 tournament’s top team, hosts No. 5 West Springfield (12-7).
SAINTS: No. 2 St. Mary (18-2) will collide with No. 10 Pathfinder (14-7) in the second of two baseball games at Bullens Field Monday. The visiting Pioneers are coached by Westfield native Don Irzyk, a long-time fixture on the local baseball scene, setting the stage for a memorable matchup. First pitch is at 7.
RAMS: On Tuesday, No. 2 Southwick (16-4) will meet No. 3 Wahconah (14-6) in a Division 2 softball semifinal at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Game time is 5 p.m.

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