PALMER – Now that the fall high school sports season is in full swing, one local golf team is stepping up its game.
Southwick followed up Wednesday’s playoff-clinching victory over Easthampton with a thrilling 13.5-10.5 win over previously unbeaten Palmer at Quaboag Country Club.
It was the Panthers’ first loss in 47 straight divisional matches.
“That was a big win for us,” Rams’ coach Al Selden said.
Southwick’s James Longhi shot a 38, Bradley Durand and Chris Molta finished with a 39 and 40, respectively, and Jagger Turgeon recorded a 44 round for four key points.
On Wednesday, Southwick posted a convincing 23-1 rout of Easthampton. In that match, Longhi led all golfers with a 33, his fourth straight round under par. Durand shot a 37.
Bombers sweep all-around
Westfield, 129.95; Hampshire, 120.575; Chicopee Comp, 116.275
Liz Walker (33.0), Mairead Hagan (32.025), and Kendall Neidig (3rd) swept the top three spots in the all-around competition for Westfield.
Emma Kotfila placed first on the uneven bars (8.425) and balance beam (8.9), while Walker was tops on the floor exercise (8.375)
Gators chomp Pioneer
Gateway 5, Pioneer Valley 0
Five different Gateway players – Ben Jameson, John Rooney, Nick Cooper, Alex Webb, and Jayden Marge – scored in the team’s home shutout Thursday night.
Gators’ keeper Shayne Mastello (2 saves) earned a shutout for the Gators (5-3-2).
Rams rout Sabis
Southwick 10, Sabis 0
Evan Haynes and Ryan Todesco each tallied a hat trick in a convincing Southwick road victory. Rams’ Bailey Emerson had two goals, and Matt Daley and Riley O’Conor each had one.
Daley and Conner Geddis each had two assists. Mike Sheil had one.
Nick Chambers recorded two saves for a shutout in net.
Lions stave off WHS
Ludlow 3, Westfield 2
Three different players scored to lead host Ludlow, which staved off a late Westfield rally.
Alanna Burzola and Kelsey Kiltonic netted one goal apiece for the Bombers. Kiltonic’s goal came with 1:26 remaining
Westfield goalie Jessica Healey finished with 14 saves.
Tech blanks Saints
McCann Tech 7, St. Mary 0
McCann Tech’s Allie Gibeau led all scorers with two goals.
St. Mary goalie Francesca DePerogola made 23 saves. The Saints also received notable efforts from Sam Manchino, Jenna Turrini, Steph Allen, Lexi Shedd, Chloe Lussier, and Olivia White.
Frontier 3, Westfield 0
Frontier bottled up host Westfield’s offense.
JV BOYS’ SOCCER
Southwick 10, Sabis 0
Kacper Kisala (2 assists) Matt Allen (1 assist), and Jared O’Connor scored two goals apiece to lead unbeaten Southwick (7-0).