Shorthanded Saints chase Cybercats

St. Mary’s Nadia Podolyanchuk (11) dribbles ahead of the Sc-Tech defense Monday at Westfield Intermediate School. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – The little engine that could continues to chug along …
Despite being shorthanded, the St. Mary’s High School girls soccer team silenced the Sci-Tech Cybercats 4-0 Wednesday at Westfield Intermediate School.
Emma Goodreau lifted the Saints, recording a hat trick. Goodreau tallied the game’s first goal early in the first half on a penalty kick and her team cruised from there.
Amelia Willenborg had a hand in three scores, scoring one goal and assisting on two others. Emma Bialas also had an assist.
“We really gave everything we had out there today,” said St. Mary’s girls soccer head coach Patrick Olearcek, whose team was playing without five starters. “Everyone stepped up and contributed.”
Erin Olearcek, Paighton Ramos and Caroline Leahy were instrumental in helping orchestrate the team’s latest victory.
“They were playing new spots today and did a wonderful job adapting to new roles,” coach Olearcek said of the Saints’ trio.
St. Mary’s Jess Crosby earned a shutout in net, improving the Saints’ record to 10-1-2.

Southwick 17, Palmer 7

Southwick’s No. 1 golfer Matthew Garrity shot a 38 to lead all golfers at Edgewood Golf Course. Rams’ Ben Cleland finished with a 41.

Amherst def. Westfield 25-18, 25-19, 25-22

Viktoria Pavlyuk (11 kills, 1 ace), Irelis Rodriguez (6 kills, 1 ace, 12 digs), Olivia Hadla (3 kills, 4 digs), and Yanaira Henry (11 digs, 1 ace) contributed for Westfield (12-4 overall, 8-0 Western League).

Tues., Oct. 15
Longmeadow 21, Westfield 40

Longmeadow’s John Quinlan (17:18) and Tommy Li (17:19) claimed the top two spots in a race at Turner Park. Westfield’s Antonio Phaneuf (17:54) and Kaleb Cree (17:55) were 3-4.
Nick Stathatos (14th place, 19:26), Andrew Dion (23rd, 20:45), and Aidan Boyle (24th, 20:45) rounded out the Bombers’ top five.
In the girls portion of the race, Maggie Philpott claimed gold.

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