Tigers honor Sullivan with win, black sox

Westfield Tech’s Brad Marion (9) attempts to slice through the Putnam defense. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – Philip Lisyanyy scored two goals and Brad Marion had one in Westfield Tech’s 3-0 shutout of Putnam Monday at Jachym Field. Ed and Vitaliy Borodin and Frank Florek had assists.
All of the Westfield Tech players wore black sox in honor of long-term school committee member Kevin Sullivan, who died of a sudden heart attack Sunday.
“He was a huge supporter of the Westfield Tech athletics,” said Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude, also noting his team’s plans to have Sullivan’s initials put on all of the team jerseys.
In JV action, Westfield Tech downed Putnam 4-2 at South Middle.

Budathoki, Bombers steal win
Westfield 1, Agawam 0

Achut Budathoki stole a ball out off the Agawam zone, and hammered it in with about eight minutes remaining in the first half for the Westfield game-winner.
Mike Lurgio finished with eight saves, including a couple of key stops to preserve the shutout.
The two teams played 10-on-10 after yellow cards were issued to players from both teams in the second half.
“It was a little bit frantic,” Westfield coach Andrew Joseph said, “but our boys adjusted really well. It was a big win for us.”

Brown lifts Rams
Southwick 1, Hampshire 0

Nick Brown scored off a pass from Danny Scharmann in the first half for the lone goal – the game-winner – and Rams’ keeper made five saves to earn the shutout.

Pedolzky, Bombers Prevail
Westfield 4, Agawam 1

Chandler Pedolzky scored two goals and Emma Pedolzky and Mackenzie Liptak had one apiece in Westfield’s Monday night victory at Bullens Field.
Sage Smith, Bella Rinaldi, and Megan Alvarado each had an assist.
Adrianna Arona finished with 13 saves. Catie Bean also played a pivotal role in the win, delivering a solid effort at center-mid.

Pompi, Rams topple Mohawk
Southwick 3, Mohawk 1

Alyssa Pompi scored two goals and Emily Martin had one in Southwick’s home victory. Martin also had an assist.
Southwick goalie Clare Stratton finished with seven saves.
In JV action, Mohawk shut out Southwick 5-0. Hayley Porter contributed strong tackles for the Rams, who attempted eight offensive corners.

‘Cats scratch Rams
Sci-Tech def. Southwick 25-9, 25-23, 25-22

Jen Motsko (5 digs, 3 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist), Allie Methe (3 digs, 4 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist), Kayla Andrade (4 digs, 1 ace, 2 kills, 9 assists), and Kaitlyn Haseltine (1 dig, 1 ace, 6 kills, 7 assists) led Southwick.

CROSS COUNTRY: Westfield junior Kaleb Cree (18:22) emerged in fourth place among a crowded field at Stanley Park that saw eight teams (Westfield, St. Mary’s, Gateway, Chicopee, Frontier, Duggan Academy, Minnechaug, Northampton) compete.
Cree was followed by teammates Raphael Morganelli (20:22), a junior, senior Nick Duncan (20:54), and juniors Nick Stathatos (21:35) and Aaron Muldrew (21:35).
Westfield went up against Northampton and Minnechaug.
Two underclassmen, Aidan Welch (22:10) and Antonio Phaneuf (22:10), rounded out the Bombers’ top seven.
“Westfield ended up taking losses on both occasions,” Westfield coach Brendan Kane said, “but it is encouraging seeing how six of the top seven are not seniors.
In the girls’ race, Maggie Philpott took 13th for Westfield in a race against two of the region’s deepest squads.
Freshman Grace Kuhn (26:45), junior Nicole Servetnik (27:11), freshman Ella Mastroianni (28:34), sophomore Abby Fraser (28:34), sophomore Sophia Tagliari (29:41), and junior Luna Daury (29:54) rounded out the top seven for the Westfield girls.
“The Bombers have a very young squad,” said Kane, who was filling in as the girls’ head coach. “With every race, (the girls) will grow in confidence and experience.”

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