Terriers rally past Bombers

SPRINGFIELD – A brilliant run is done.
A Westfield High girls soccer team laden with young talent enjoyed a 1-0 lead against the region’s top-seeded West Springfield Terriers in the West Division 1 semifinals Thursday night at Central High School’s Berte Field.
Westfield’s Chandler Pedolzky delivered a nice floater from the corner to Kaela Mochak, who headed the ball in with 3:58 remaining in the first half.
The Bombers (14-6) led 1-0, but West Side scored three unanswered goals in the second half to rally for a 3-1 come-from-behind win.

Westfield’s Kaela Mochak, right, heads the ball in past teammate (16) and the entire West Springfield defense for a first-half goal in a West Division 1 girls soccer semifinal Thursday at Central High School’s Berte Field.

“I’m really, really proud of how well they all competed,” Westfield coach Keith Saltmarsh said. “I feel we will only get better.”
Madison Conway scored the game-tying goal over the Westfield defense off an indirect kick from Wylee Candon in the 49th minute. In the 58th minute, Makenzie Paulo took a kick from Natalie Armstrong and hammered a bullet off the goalie’s hands for the go-ahead score.
West Side added an insurance goal in the 69th minute when Daesia Andrews lofted a high floater from the right side about seven yards into the upper left corner. Conway assisted.

Tigers shut out Rams
No. 1 South Hadley 3, No. 5 Southwick 0

South Hadley (18-1-1) received goals from three different players (Lindsay Marjanski, Olivia Blaney, Sarah Fudger), and the Tigers shut out the Southwick Rams (10-4-6) in a D3 semifinal Thursday night at Szot Park.

Millionaires cash in on PKs
No. 3 Lenox 1, No. 2 Gateway 0 (PK)

The Lenox Millionaires (12-5-3) outshot Gateway (12-2-4) on penalty kicks at Holyoke High School’s Berte Field to advance to the West Division 4 championship.

Brown’s shot for final
No. 2 Southwick 1, No. 3 Frontier 0

Nick Brown was the only player to find the back of the net, scoring a second-half goal to send Southwick (14-3-1) into the D3 finals. The Rams advance to take on No. 1 Belchertown (16-2-2) Sunday at Westfield State University at 2:15 p.m.

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