WESTFIELD – For one day, the St. Mary High School boys’ lacrosse team was #1.
St. Mary clipped McCann Tech 21-20 for the team’s first win of the 2016 season Wednesday at Boardman Field.
Reilly Siart (5 goals, 4 assists) and Padraig Smith (3 goals, 6 assists) scored nine points apiece to help fuel the St. Mary attack. Matt Wurster netted five goals and two assists, Johnathan “Budda” Spear (1 assist) recorded a hat trick, Aaron Blanchard (assist) and Ed Towers each tallied two goals, and Sam LaBombard had one.
St. Mary goalie Devin Ugolik finished with 24 saves.
Justin Meczyor (7 goals, 3 assists) and Nick Lincoln (6 goals, 1 assist) led McCann Tech.
“The boys played hard on a hot day and pulled one out,” St. Mary coach Dave Watson said.
The game was tied at the half. Both teams battled to within two points of each other in the second half before St. Mary could take control late.
Smith dominated during faceoffs. St. Mary managed to move the ball around effectively, allowing a lot of players to pile up points.
Goodreau homers in Rams’ loss
Wahconah 12, Southwick 10
Jake Goodreau hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to rally Southwick before Wahconah hit a walk-off in the bottom half of the inning to end it.
Southwick rallied from a 9-3 deficit, and tied the game 10-all on Goodreau’s homer. The second of the two RBIs was the 100th of his career. He also walked twice and scored four runs.
Andrew Mitchell (4-for-4, double, two runs scored), Eddie Martinez (2-4, two runs), and Tyler Orbin (double, two RBIs) also provided big hits for Southwick.
Southwick entered Wednesday’s contest having beaten Mount Greylock the previous day.
In that game, Mitchell scattered five hits for Southwick, striking out six batters and walking one. Goodreau belted a two-run double.
Saints top ‘Cats
St. Mary 7, Sci-Tech 6
St. Mary erupted for seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings, and held off Sci-Tech for a narrow victory at Forest Park.
John Daley went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored for St. Mary. Saints’ Matt Masciadrelli and Drew Collins scored two runs apiece.
St. Mary’s Matt Hannoush scattered seven hits, struck out five batters, and walked one in five innings of work. He allowed three runs.
Nate Bonini tossed one inning of no-hit relief for St. Mary, striking out two batters, and allowing no runs.
Gators win second straight
Gateway 3, Lee 1
Gateway overcame a potential road block, winning at Lee High for their second straight victory.
Mustangs upend Rams
Monson 6, Southwick 2
The Southwick High School softball team ran into a buzzsaw at home.
Monson battered Southwick with some long balls, and went on to defeat the Rams.
Southwick’s Sydney Rogers enjoyed a blast of her own, smacking a home run. She finished with two RBIs.
Steph Devine doubled for Southwick, and Rams’ Tori DellaGuistina also had a hit.
JV NOTES: The Southwick JV squad downed Smith Academy 15-11 last Friday, and followed that up with a 20-16 win over Central Tuesday.
Blue Devils sink Bombers
Northampton 4, Westfield 2
Northampton’s Zoe Driscoll-Sbar led all hitters, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
Nicole Clemente went 2-for-3 for Westfield with a run scored, and Lindsey Kiltonic had a double, run, and RBI.
Bombers post shutout
Westfield 5, Chicopee Comp 0
Tristin Viale (6-1, 6-1), Lyle Libanan (6-3, 6-3), and Shayne Holloway (6-3, 6-1) swept singles play at the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 spots, respectively for Westfield.
Westfield’s Matt Roberts and Jimmy Knapik won at first doubles, 6-1, 6-1. Bombers’ second doubles pair, Jaylen Bodendorf and Jake Perpetua won at second doubles, 6-2, 6-3.
Westfield improved to 9-1 overall.
Saints shut out, show improvement
Turners Falls 5, St. Mary 0
St. Mary’s top singles’ players, Will Armstrong (#1) and Patrick Boyle (#2), battled their opponents to the wire before falling.
Armstrong lost in three sets to Turners’ Jimmy Vaughan, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6. Boyle fell to Avery Palmer, 6-1, 2-6, 5-7.
“All Saints are showing improved play even though the scores/results remain “challenging,” St. Mary coach George Hart said.
Terriers sweep Rams
West Springfield def. Southwick 25-19, 25-12, 25-11
Tim Giancola (five assists), Jack Lebo (five digs, three kills), Ryan Todesco (five digs, three kills), and Zach Reiser (two blocks) led Southwick.