Southwick turns back Turners, 6-1

SOUTHWICK – Southwick senior Devan Fox had the first and last word in the team’s latest effort, a 6-1 win over visiting Turners Falls Wednesday.
Fox scored two goals against Turners, the first of which came in the opening minutes as she led a wave of players toward the net, washing over the defense and Thunder goalie David Stowe with a score. Her final goal came late in regulation on a long shot that struck the back of the net.
“I was ready,” Fox said. “I just wanted to score and be aggressive.”
After Turners knotted the game at 1-1 with a goal from Brooke Thayer in the fifth minute, it was all Southwick after that.

Southwick’s Devan Fox (14) prepares to blast the ball from just inside the striking circle during Wednesday’s field hockey game against Turners Falls. (BILL DEREN PHOTO)

Alyssa Jacob helped Southwick regain a one-goal lead with a second quarter goal set up by Gabby Smigiel. In the third quarter, the Rams built a 4-1 advantage with consecutive goals from Avey Glynn and Agatha Hatzidakis.
Turners attempted to chip away at their deficit, even getting a one-person advantage when Southwick drew a card for a penalty. But the Rams defense successfully killed off their penalty, maintaining their three-goal lead.
Southwick took a 5-1 lead when Hatzidakis scored her second goal off a pass from Smigiel. Fox tallied her second goal in the waning minutes.
Marisa Coviello also finished with an assist for Southwick, which enjoyed a successful offensive outing.
“Our strategy was to keep cutting in front because that was one of the things we’ve been working on in practice lately, just cutting in front of the defenders and just keep moving, keep talking,” Fox said. “We really just wanted to pass it to the open spaces wide in the circle and then just crash the net.”
Ezri Johnston made one save for Southwick, which continues to get closer to crashing the postseason party. With Wednesday’s victory, the Rams improved to 5-4-2.

Bombers post shutout
Westfield 9, Mahar 0

Claire Griffith led Westfield with two goals and two assists; Norah Bargatti contributed three points (2 goals, 1 assist; Jess Isler scored twice; and Lilly Taglieri, Meghan Bowen, and Rowan McDonald each scored one goal in a convincing shutout. Dayanara Morales also had an assist for the Bombers.
Westfield goalie Rhea Collingwood (2 saves) earned the shutout.

Rams sweep HCSS
Southwick def. Hampden Charter School of Science, 25-6, 25-2, 25-10

Gillian Bourque (9 aces, 2 kills, 9 assists), Georgiana Andrade (1 ace, 4 kills), Haley Martin (2 aces, 1 kill), Emily Hanifan (2 aces, 6 kills), Mia Pompi (4 aces, 1 kill), and Emily Buchter (8 aces) led Southwick to a sweeping victory.

Johnson paces Rams
Agawam 157, Southwick 163

Agawam’s Jake Napolitan finished with the match’s low score (35) at Edgewood Golf Course. Jesse Johnson led Southwick with a 37 on the par-36.

Saints nip Warriors
St. Mary’s 12, Mohawk 12 (Saints win tiebreaker, 214-218)

St. Mary’s improved to 6-6 with a tiebreaker victory at Tekoa Country Club. Cam Cusack led the way for the Saints, shooting a 45 on the par-36.

Schabowski leads Bombers past Lions
Westfield 167, Ludlow 172

Westfield improved to 6-5 with a road win at Ludlow Country Club. Bombers’ Anthony Schabowski finished with a team-low 41.

Bombers sweep Brownies
Westfield def. Agawam, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18

Livia Ciubotaru (10 kills, 4 digs), Lauren Carnes (8 kills, 3 aces, 6 digs), Aylei Connolly (4 kills), Piper Ashton (3 kills, 3 aces, 2 digs), Abbie Menzel (22 assists, 2 digs, 1 block), and Kaitlin Price (5 assists, 1 ace, 14 digs) helped Westfield stay unbeaten (9-0 overall, 4-0 Eastern).

Saints roll past Duggan
St. Mary’s 5, Duggan Academy 1

Jonathan Baillargeon led St. Mary’s with a hat trick, Thomas Baillargeon buried a penalty kick, and Brady Collins scored on a great lead pass from Josh Cote.
Collins also had two assists and three saves, Thomas Baillargeon made four saves, and Trevor Corriveau and Josh Cote each had an assist.
“We were disciplined today and kept Duggan at bay with strong ball movement and communication,” St. Mary’s boys soccer coach Andy Lussier said. “We kept Duggan spread out and created lost of 1-2 movement.”

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