WESTFIELD – Putnam held off a late charge from St. Mary’s to escape the Whip City with a narrow 6-5 victory in a high school boys’ soccer game Friday.
St. Mary’s rallied from a 5-1 deficit, scoring four second half goals but fell one short of a tie as Putnam squeaked one out.
Kevin Rockwal scored two goals to lead St. Mary’s. Saints’ Jack Lamirande, Aaron Blanchard, and Jake Butler scored one apiece.
Lamirande, Jake Butler, and Joe Lucardi each had one assist.
St. Mary goalie Dom Nomakeo finished with 15 saves.
Tigers post shutout
Westfield Technical Academy 2, Franklin Tech 0
Westfield Tech managed two goals on the road, earning a shutout and spoiling Franklin Tech’s home game.
“(We had a) very good season opener, we kept good possession, had a good flow with substitutes and had a very good showing,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said.
Falcons silence short-handed Bombers
Minnechaug 6, Westfield 0
Minnechaug spoiled Westfield’s season opener Friday. The final score did not tell the whole story though as the Bombers sustained three key injuries during the game.
Frontier def. Westfield 25-21, 25-12, 25-14
Autumn Moccia (3 kills, 4 digs), Madi Robitaille (2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block), Olivia Hadla (2 kills, 2 aces), and Stephanie Sgueglia (10 digs) contributed for Westfield.