Second-half push boosts Bombers

Ellen Jury pushes the ball upfield for Westfield. The Bombers scored a pair of second half goals to upend the Brownies in Agawam 2-0. (Photo by Bill Deren)

AGAWAM – Better late than never.
After a scoreless first half, the Westfield High School girls’ soccer team scored twice to depart Agawam with a 2-1 win Monday.
Chandler Pedolzky and Ellen Jury scored for Westfield. Mackenzie Liptak and Catherine Bean assisted.
Westfield goalie Adrianna Arona collected 15 saves for Westfield.
Mia Kelley scored the lone Agawam goal on a pass from Hope Santaniello.

Tigers dealt first loss
Pathfinder 3, Westfield Technical Academy 1

Westfield Tech captain Emily White tallied a score in the second half off a direct kick to pull within one goal of a tie, but could not overcome a two-goal deficit on the road Monday.
Pathfinder struck late in the second half to secure the win.
Westfield Tech goalies Liliya Stepanchuk and Jenna Folsom combined for 12 saves.

Rams force tie
Southwick-Tolland 1, Amherst 1

Karli Langan scored on a direct kick with eight minutes regulation, and Southwick-Tolland escaped Amherst with a tie. Rams’ goalie Hannah Gerrish made seven saves.

Eagles shut out Saints
Franklin Tech 4, St. Mary 0

St. Mary’s had three point blank shots and a penalty kick – the Saint put nine shots on target – but was unable to put the ball in the back of the net.
Erin Olearcek and Paighton Ramos were very strong on the defensive side of the ball while Chloe Lussier and Allie Goodreau set up numerous chances up front. Jess Crosby started in net and Amelia Willenborg took over. Both played very well, stopping a combined eight shots.
“The final score was not indicative of the competiveness of the overall game as the Lady Saints had the bulk of the scoring chances especially early on,” St. Mary coach Patrick Olearcek said.
St. Mary looks to bounce back Friday at home against Pathfinder at Westfield Middle School North at 4 p.m.

Gators silenced
Mahar 2, Gateway 0

Elysha Bedard and Emma Currier each notched a goal as Mahar tallied one goal in each half in turning back Gateway.

Tigers stay red-hot
Westfield Technical Academy 2, Pioneer Valley Christian 0

Westfield Tech stayed unbeaten with its third win in four days.
Brad Marion had a hand in both Westfield Tech goals, scoring once and assisting on another in the Tigers’ home shutout. Kirill Okhrimenko also scored.
“We still have a solid core from last year and a lot of new talent and character which is jelling great,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “This year has been exciting watching this group believe in themselves.”
Dan Kontsimal, Ruvim Suprunchuk, Dave Tikhonchuk, and Brody Paquette locked things down defensively for the Tigers.
“These kids love soccer and more importantly they come to play every day,” Dulude said. “They really seem to enjoy the daily competition at practice. The chemistry is definitely apparent and I am excited to see what these guys can do with it this year.”

Hogan’s heroics
Westfield 178, West Springfield 205

Westfield’s Jack Hogan shot a 39, and Bryan Daley and Spencer Cloutier each shot a 46 to help even out Westfield’s record at 1-1.

Rams nearly perfect
Southwick 23.5, Chicopee 0.5

Southwick improved to 3-0 with a resounding victory at Edgewood Country Club. James Longhi and Jack Fairlie each shot a 37 to lead the Rams. Chris Baker finished with a 40, and Brad Durand had a 41 in a near sweep.

Willenberg tops all
Smith Academy 20, St. Mary’s 4

St. Mary’s No.1, Luke Willenberg led all golfers with a 37 at Tekoa Country Club.

Brownies shut out Bombers
Agawam 7, Westfield 0

Gwen Smith made 27 saves in net for Westfield.

Indians sweep Rams
Ware def. Southwick, 25-18, 25-11, 25-13

Monique Lemire had six aces for Southwick. Rams’ Chloe Emond finished with a kill and 10 digs.
Jordan Halgas led Ware with six aces and six kills.

Southwick-Tolland 2, Amherst 0

Eighth grader Annette St. Jacques (assisted by ninth grader Clare Hannah) and Malleigh McGivney (unassisted) scored for Southwick (1-1).
Rams’ keepers Hannah Burke (3 saves), Sophia Andrade (2 saves), and Isabella Poules combined for a shutout in net.

Ware 3, Southwick 0

Southwick fell on the road at Ware.

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