Saints rise above Tigers

Allie Goodreau delivered for the Saints. (Photo by Bill Deren)

WESTFIELD – When a pair of friendly opponents met in Wednesday’s high school girls soccer game, it was nearly a given that someone from the Whip City would leave with smiles on their faces.
St. Mary’s sank two late goals to soar past Westfield Tech in a tightly-contested game 4-2 at Westfield Intermediate (North) to stay unbeaten.
Emma Goodreau led St. Mary’s with two goals and one assist. Alli Goodreau had a goal and an assist. Madie Donais chipped in with her first score of the season – a beautiful goal – set up by Chloe Lussier’s corner kick to break a 2-2 tie with 15 minutes remaining in regulation.
St. Mary’s keepers Amelia Willenborg and Jessica Crosby combined for eight saves. Willenborg and Alli Goodreau did a fantastic job in the second half, playing in the midfield, holding down the Westfield Tech attack, and igniting the Saints’ offense.
Westfield Tech captain Jess Bush scored an unassisted goal and assisted on another (Christina Mosijchuk).
Westfield Tech rallied from two goals down, scoring twice in the second half to tie the game.
“My girls battled today, playing hard in positions out of their comfort zone,” Westfield Tech coach Lyle Washington said.
Brooke Thompson made three saves before exiting with an injury midway through the first half. Caitlen Carter made eight saves in place of Thompson.

Waitt for a win
Southwick 1, Granby 0

Southwick’s Autumn Waitt scored the game-winner off a pass from Aelish McGivney. Rams’ goalie Hannah Gerrish (8 saves) earned the shutout.

Pedolky and Co. shut down Pacers
Westfield 5, Chicopee 0

Chandler Pedolzky’s had a hand in four of five Westfield’s goals en route to a shutout. Pedolzky scored off a feed from Annie Boisseau and assisted on three other goals (Mackenzie Liptak, Megan Alverado, Bouisseau).
Catie Bean also had a goal, and Bella Rinaldi assisted.
Westfield goalie Adrianna Arona made three saves.

Gators’ trio paves way for ‘W’
Gateway 3, Renaissance 2

Joel Sekarski, Ben Hyjek, and Evan Lee scored one goal apiece to help Gateway slip past Renaissance. Lee, Hyjek and Evan Cortis each had one assist.
Jon Folley and Preston Coffeey made five saves apiece for Gateway.

Martin, Rams prevail
Southwick 2, Mahar 1

Emily Martin scored two goals to lead Southwick to a big road victory. Devan Fox had one assist.
Clare Stratton made four saves for the Rams.
In JV action, Southwick fell 3-0. Rams’ Paisley Suarez made six saves in goal in place of the injured starter.

Rams sweep
Southwick def. Smith Voke 25-20, 25-22, 25-16

Emily Buchter (6 digs, 4 aces), Kayla Andrade (3 digs, 7 aces, 5 kills, 3 assists), Vicky Burkovskiy (5 kills), Kaitlyn Haseltine (3 digs, 5 aces, 2 kills, 8 assists), and Julia Gardner (1 block) fueled Southwick’s win.

Hogan, Bombers topple O’s
Westfield 162, Belchertown 204

Jack Hogan continued his torrid start to the season, shooting a 38 at Tekoa Country to help Westfield improve to 3-1. Bombers’ Adam Blair (40) also had a nice showing, and David Tirrell and Bryan Daly each shot a 42.

GOLF UPDATE: St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg shot a match-low 37 to grab three points in a 20-4 loss to the Green Wave at Country Club of Greenfield.
Elsewhere, Southwick fell to 0-4 with a loss to South Hadley. Despite the rough start, Matthew Garrity has been very impressive as the team’s top golfer with a 37.7 stroke average. Garrity shot a very strong 2-under-par-34 Wednesday at Edgewood to secure four points.
Southwick’s varsity unit is showing signs of improvement with solid scores from Ben Cleland and Ryan Laferriere.
St. Mary’s coach Joseph Whalen said the weather has played a pivotal role in the team’s slow start with five of the first seven matches postponed due to poor weather conditions.

Southwick 3, Granby 0

Seventh grader Amanda Belliveau recorded a hat trick in the team’s shutout. Freshman Hannah Burke and Alivia Glynn each had an assist.
Maddie Landis (4 saves) and Sydney Demyon (6 saves) combined for the shutout in net.
Sophia Andrade (8th grade), Hannah Bannish (8th grade), Grace Coon (9th grade), Jessica Longhi (7th grade), and Lauren Kowal (9th grade) delivered a solid effort defensively for Southwick (3-1).

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