Rams rout Mustangs

Southwick’s William Stefan (17) watches his shot roll underneath the legs of a defender and into the net for the Rams first goal Thursday at home against Monson. (Photo by Chris Putz)

SOUTHWICK – The Southwick High School boys soccer team put up one in the win column with a 7-0 rout of the Monson Mustangs in the Rams’ home opener Thursday.
Will Stefan led the way with two goals. Nick Brown, John Cammisa, Eric Haynes, Paul Whalley, and Nick Ensign each had one.
Stefan, Whalley, Haynes, Brown, Jared O’Connor, and Dan Sharman had one assist apiece.
Southwick goalie Ryan Molta made seven saves to earn the shutout. The Rams improved to 1-0-1.

Marion, Borodin lead Tigers
Westfield Technical Academy 4, Commerce 1
Brad Marion and Vitaliy Borodin each scored two goals to lead Westfield Tech to a road victory.
Daryl Reopel, Ed Borodin, and Philip Lisyanyy all had assists.
Bodhi Hall played a great game on defense for Westfield Tech, filling in for a player out due to an illness. Tigers’ David Antonovschi played great in goal, making 10 saves.
“The boys definitely came out to play in their league opener (today),” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We scored early and stayed the course defensively. With a few rain cancellations, it was clear they were anxious to get back on the pitch.”

Saints sink HCSS
St. Mary’s 6, Hampden Charter School of Science 5
Aaron Blanchard scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with 30 seconds left in regulation to lift St. Mary’s to a thrilling victory.
Jack Lamirande also recorded a hat trick, and assisted on another score. Joe Lucardi had two assists and Brady Collins had one.
St. Mary’s Hayden Lussier played well in goal with 15 saves.
St. Mary’s built a 4-2 first-half lead, and staved off a late HCSS rally to pick up its first win of the season with a thrilling victory.

Orioles escape Whip City with win
Belchertown 1, Westfield 0
Evans Payen scored six minutes into the second half to lead Belchertown past Westfield in a tightly-contested game at Bullens Field.
“We played a great game tonight,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said. “They just pounded our backs in the second half and went direct, and got us turned around running towards the goal and got behind us.”
Brendan LaForest and Tyler Shrewsbury combined to shut down Belchertown’s offensive star Evan Fournier.
“We’ve seen a lot of improvement since the Pittsfield game,” coach Joseph said. “We were really pleased with how we played and we’re hoping we can build off this.”
Westfield returns to action against league foe Agawam Monday at home at 4 p.m.

Peyton buries game-winner
Gateway 1, Frontier 0
Gateway’s Peyton Bucko scored a beautiful opposite side goal from about 25 yards over the keeper into the left side of the net in the second half for the game’s only goal. Erin Harris assisted.
Becca Herman made three saves, including two key stops to preserve the one-goal shutout. Gateway’s defense helped Herman hold off a late offensive surge from Frontier late.

Grimaldi, Martin fuel Rams victory
Southwick 6, Holyoke 1
Alex Grimaldi and Emily Martin scored two goals apiece to lead Southwick past visiting Holyoke. Rams’ Averion Glynn and Devan Fox each tallied their first varsity goals.
Martin had two assists. Grimaldi, Emma Barnard, and Sydney Gorman each had one.
Clare Stratton made one save in net for Southwick.

Willenborg, Umana led Saints
Turners Falls 15.5, St. Mary’s 8.5
St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg shot a match-low 42 and Manny Umana shot a team-best 45 for the Saints at Tekoa Country Club.

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