THORNDIKE – The Westfield Vocational-Technical High School boys’ soccer team is so hot that not even the falling fall temps can cool them down.
Voc-Tech won its ninth straight game to begin the 2014 season, securing a tournament berth with a 7-0 thrashing of host Pathfinder Thursday. The Tigers, who is the defending state small vocational schools champion, still has eight games remaining in the regular season.
Sergy Kabysh and Dominic Rosario scored two goals apiece to lead Voc-Tech. It was Kabysh’s first goal of the season. Tyler Hall (goal, assist), Alex Makarchuk (goal), and Dmitry Stepanchuk (goal) also scored for the Tigers.
“Everyone got quality playing time today, which made it a great game to qualify,” Voc-Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “I am just proud of our program and the way the guys conduct themselves. I am very happy for our student-athletes and the things they accomplish.”
St. Mary 7, Ware 0
St. Mary’s Joey Collins tallied two goals, and five other teammates (Zac Girard, Nick Garde, Alex Parentela, Billy Lamirande, and Seamus Butler) notched one each in the Saints’ road rout.
Kiernan O’Donnell (2), Garde (1), Parentela (1), Lamirande (1), Jake Viamari (1), and Kevin Rockwal (1) contributed assists for St. Mary.
Saints goalie Colin Blake earned a shutout with five saves.
“It was a good all-around effort,” St. Mary coach Andrew Martin said. “We pretty much controlled possession for the most part. We had some nice give-and-go’s trying to beat their offsides traps.”
Notes: It was déjà vu for the two local teams as St. Mary and Westfield Voc-Tech shared identical road routs in neighboring towns – Tigers in Palmer/Saints in Ware – and crossed paths at Mickey D’s in Palmer on their return trip home.
Southwick 14, St. Mary 10
SOUTHWICK – Five Southwick golfers managed to finish with scores in the 40s to prevail over St. Mary at Edgewood Country Club Thursday.
James Longhi (41), Bradley Durand (43), Joe Stratton (42), Nick Labodycz (46), and Chris Molta (46) led Southwick (11-2).
Longhi and St. Mary’s Matt Wurster tied at the top spot. Dom Ceccarini (45), Harry Reed (45), Ashton Bourbonnais (49), and Bobby Gonet (45) also played well for the Saints (6-7).