Saints on the rise

Westfield Technical Academy’s Skye Gordon and St. Mary’s Anna Williams battle for control of the ball during a high school girls soccer game Thursday. (MARC ST.ONGE/THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

WESTFIELD – The Saints are trending up.
The St. Mary’s High School girls soccer team is showing no signs of slowing down. On Thursday, the Saints silenced Westfield Technical Academy, shutting out the Tigers 2-0.
Ali Goodreau scored a goal and set up her sister, Emma Goodreau, for a score. Anna Williams also had an assist.
St. Mary’s goalie Amelia Willenborg recorded her fifth straight shutout in net with five saves. The Saints improved to 5-0.
“This was a tough game as the heat was unusual for this time of year and coming off an emotional win the day before, but the girls hung in there and came away victorious,” St. Mary’s girls soccer coach Patrick Olearcek said. “Westfield Tech always plays hard so you know you have to be ready from start to finish and that was what we did.”
Westfield Technical Academy goalie Lindsey Deland had eight saves.

Unbeaten Bombers sweep Purple Knights
Westfield def. Holyoke 25-18, 25-10, 25-19

Westfield’s Viktoria Pavlyuk (11 kills, 5 digs), Emma Petzold (8 kills, 2 digs), Kaitlin Price (6 kills, 9 aces, 3 digs), Abby Menzel (27 assists, 2 aces), and Grace Regan (6 aces) helped keep the Bombers (5-0) unbeaten with a road win.

Liquori, Bombers overcome Red Raiders
Westfield 2, Hampshire 1

T.J. Liquori set up a goal for Nichita Solopa and scored off a penalty kick himself as the Westfield Bombers slipped past Hampshire.
Westfield goalie Aiden Van Oostveen made a couple big saves in net, one on a breakaway.
“Our backs kept great shape the whole game, our central mid dominated the middle third, and our forwards pressed well,” Westfield boys soccer coach Andrew Joseph said. “(It was a) great team effort.”

Schabowski, Tirrell lead Bombers
Westfield 156, Agawam 173

David Tirrell and Anthony Schabowski each shot a 37 to lead Westfield past Agawam at Tekoa Country Club. Agawam’s Jake Napolitan also shot a 37.
Westfield’s Joey Calderella finished with a 39, and Jeremy McCormick and Maddy Johnson each had a score of 43.

Bombers overwhelm Purple Knights
Westfield 15, Holyoke 50

Westfield swept the first six places with ease with junior Antonio Phaneuf leading the way. Phaneuf won the 3.03 mile race in 17:21.
Senior Andrew Dion (18:55), junior Pratham Makonahally (19:58), freshman Andre Phaneuf (20:17), and freshman P.J. Stathatos (20:54) rounded out the top six.
A total of 10 of Westfield’s 11 runners ran personal best times on the course with three runners beating their best times by over one minute.
Pablo Tapion was the first Holyoke runner to cross the finish line, placing seventh overall (22:25).
Holyoke did not have enough runners to submit a final score.

WHS runs past Holyoke
Westfield 15, Holyoke 50

Jenna Brown won the race for Westfield in 24:25. Bombers’ Jasmine Hooper (25:04), Grace Kuhn (28:44), Abigail Fraser (28:45), and Karissa Ackley (29:34) rounded out the top five.

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