SPRINGFIELD – Captain Heather Lannon scored from well outside the 18-yard line, netting the equalizer with 12 minutes remaining in regulation of a high school girls’ soccer game to escape with a 2-2 tie against Duggan Academy on the road Monday.
Sheila Martinez assisted on the play.
Jess Bush also scored for Westfield Tech off a pass from Sydnie Brock. Ninth graders Angelica Chepurin and Chelsey Krupa put on a stellar performance working together, and teaming up on breakaways throughout the defense.
“Duggan was just one step ahead of us on the scoring,” Westfield Tech coach Lyle Washington said. “Duggis also off to a strong start this year. I know we could’ve beat them, but I’ll take a tie over a loss.”
Westfield Tech keepers Liliya Stepanchuk (5 saves) and Kiaraly Serrano (3 saves) combined for eight saves.
Gators, Eagles play to tie
Gateway 0, Easthampton 0
Gateway and Easthampton played to a scoreless tie Monday at Nonotuck Park.
Rams ground Eagles
Southwick-Tolland 23.5, Northampton 0.5
James Longhi and Matthew Garrity each shot a 34 to lead Southwick. Rams’ Brad Durand finished with a round of 38.
Westfield 2, East Longmeadow 1
Westfield rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two unanswered second-half goals on the road.
Emily Moniz scored the game-tying goal on a pass from Madeleine Fortier at 18:29. Lara Finne tallied the game-winner with 34 seconds left on the clock. Hannah Jarvis assisted.
Westfield goalie Gwen Smith made 15 saves. Emily Davis had a defensive save.
In JV action, Keile Bryant and Emma Mazeika scored in a 2-2 tie. Hadleigh Leclair had an assist.
Goalie Danielle Coe collected three saves.