WESTFIELD – Although the (bad) weather continues to be the major story of the 2018 high school spring sports season, the boys volleyball season trudged onward as planned with two local teams faring well in the win column Thursday.
Bombers streak to 7-0
Westfield def. Athol 25-8, 25-8, 25-19
Westfield continues to show no signs of slowing down, recording another sweep, this time at home, to improve to 7-0 overall, 4-0 North Division.
Shane Kiendzior (14 kills, 1 ace), Luis Castro (30 assists, 1 block), James Pavlyuk (5 kills, 2 aces), and Gabe Santiago (3 aces, 9 digs) fueled the latest Bombers’ victory.
Rams sweep Cybercats
Southwick def. Sci-Tech 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
Southwick’s Nick Brown contributed 27 assists, three digs, and two aces; Tim McGrath finished with nine kills, two aces, and one dig; Chance Tang came up with eight digs and one ace; and, Kacper Kisala had eight kills, three assists, two digs, and four aces.
Chris Baker (2 digs, 1 ace) also delivered eight kills for the Rams.
LATE RESULTS – Wed., April 18
Saints deal Cards a loss
Saint Mary’s 3, Pope Francis 2
St. Mary’s played a long, exciting, tennis match against Pope Francis High School in Forest Park Wednesday afternoon. The Saints’ singles players led the team to victory in its first win of the season.
Saint Mary’s Gina Mulvenna stepped up to play her first varsity singles competition. Mulvenna faced Pope Francis’s Ngoc Thuy Nyguyento. She moved through her sets in rapid order and was the first game to finish overall.
Mulvenna played the match very well, leading early in the first set before going on to win it. She continued to play with confidence in the second set and went on to win the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.
At first singles, Saint Mary’s Jessica Crosby played Pope Francis’ Elizabeth Goncalves. Crosby won the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
At second singles, St. Mary’s Alexis Shedd played a tough 3-set match against Pope Francis’s Sophia Wong. It turned out to be the longest match of the afternoon.
Shedd began the first set trailing Wong by three games only to come from behind and win the set 6-3. Wong came out strong in the second set and won it 6-3. The two players moved to the third set where they traded games, ending the set tied 6-6. Shedd won the tiebreaker, 11-9, to win the overall match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
In doubles play, Saint Mary’s Abigail Shanahan and Mary Turbolski faced Pope Francis’ Ramona Holland and Dniela Martinez-Duran. The Cardinals won 6-0, 6-1, in straight sets. Saints’ Paige Cook & Madison Hamlin fell to Mikayla Messier and Madalyn Ferreira, 6-1, 6-1.
Brownies clip Bombers
Agawam 3, Westfield 2
Westfield’s Clara Hinck downed Agawam’ Alia Godek at first singles, 6-0, 6-3. Bombers’ Brigid Moriarty and Thea Glenzel won at second doubles, 6-1, 6-4.