WESTFIELD – The mailman might not deliver on Sundays, but some local high school sports teams sure did.
Tigers roar on senior day
Westfield Technical Academy 4, McCann Tech 0
Senior Brad Marion had two goals, senior Vitaliy Borodin and freshman Adam Strycharz each scored once, and Westfield Tech enjoyed a nice shutout on senior day Sunday.
Senior Josh Bush had two assists. Frank Florek had one.
Marion, Borodin, Bush, Florek and fellow seniors Ed Borodin, Philip Lisyanyy, Kirill Ohkrimenko, Michael Minchala, and Dakota Noel were all recognized for their commitment to the school’s program.
Westfield Tech will now embark on a three-game road trip to wrap up the regular season.
“Then it will be time to buckle down for tournament play,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said.
Pedolzky’s shot seals deal
Westfield 1, Longmeadow 0
Chandler Pedolzky delivered the game-winner on a pass from Catie Bean 12 minutes into the second half and Westfield held off Longmeadow for a 1-0 victory Sunday at Westfield State University.
Westfield goalie Adrianna Arona made nine saves to earn the shutout.
Westfield improved to 13-2-1.
Harris lifts Gators
Gateway 2, Athol 0
Gateway (10-2-1 overall, 7-1-1 Pioneer North) scored one goal in each half – both from Erin Harris – on passes from Ava Auclair and Becca Hyjek.
Auclair set up Harris’s score at the 35-minute mark of the first half with a beautiful left-footed cross from the left side. Hyjek delivered a long lead pass to Harris for the second goal midway through the second half.
Gateway goalie Becca Herman (1 save) earned a shutout.
Sheehan nets 100th
Hampden Charter School of Science 5, Westfield Technical Academy 0
HCSS’ Madison Sheehan scored her 100th goal against Westfield Tech. Tigers’ keepers Ari Levere and Caitlen Carter each had three saves.
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE: Westfield XC both boys and girls traveled to Falmouth for the Twilight Invitational. The meet showed huge season bests and some personal records for the Bombers.
Kaleb Cree was top 100 in Varsity race and broke 17 (16:59.3) for the first time and posting a 30 second PR. Up to this point, boys varsity only had two break 20 min for the 5k but at this meet they had five under 20 and two more at 20:00 (Aidan Welch) and 20:05 (Aaron Muldrew). Junior Raphael Morganelli at 18:21 (20 sec PR), junior Nick Stathatos at 18:36 (1:20 min Season Best), freshman Antonio Phaneuf at 19:05 (1:30 min PR), and senior Matt Rowbotham at 19:50 (over 2 min SB) led the way.
The Westfield girls team had an equally productive day with two freshmen leading the way: Grace Kuhn and Ella Mastroianni running 23:10 (2 min PR) and 23:47 (1:20 min PR), respectively. They were followed by juniors Nicole Servetnik and Emily Bone running big season bests and PRs 24:21 (2 min SB) and 24:47 (nearly 4 min PR). Sophomores Abby Fraser and Sophia Tagliari ran 26:07 and 26:08 for big season bests and PRs.
The Bombers have a meet on Monday at Chicopee State Park but their main focus draws ever closer with the PVIAC Championship Sunday.