WESTFIELD – They may not have had their “A” game, but you better believe in the Westfield Technical Academy boys soccer team.
Westfield Tech scored three goals and held off Commerce for a 3-1 victory Tuesday. The Tigers stayed unbeaten, improving to 9-0.
Vitaliy Borodin scrambled in front of the net for a second goal, and assisted on another for Westfield Tech.
On Borodin’s second effort – the team’s third – the Tiger made a tremendous effort to keep the ball in on the corner, beat his defender, and set up Simion Mocanu for the score.
Westfield Tech’s Adam Strycharz scored a beautiful header on a great cross from Frank Florek for the team’s first goal.
Dan Kontsimal, Dave Tikhonchuk, and Brody Paquette delivered a solid defensive effort.
With the win, Westfield Tech qualified for the postseason with a 9-0 record.
“There was little emotion after the game as the boys know they need to step up their game and play with more urgency,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We had not played for 10 days and it showed. We didn’t appear to be game ready.”
The Tigers coach did admit that despite a sluggish effort, the players should be commended for their accomplishment .
“All in all, everyone is happy but the boys need to push themselves to become better.”
Westfield Tech will be tested Wednesday when the Tigers travel to Easthampton to take on the Eagles, who entered Tuesday night unbeaten at 9-0.
Ranck’s hat trick topples Saints
Hampden Charter School of Science 4, St. Mary’s 1
Colby Ranck netted a hat trick to lead HCSS.
Jack Lamirande scored a goal for St. Mary’s. Saints’ keeper Hayden Lussier made 11 saves.
Mounties shut out Gators
Mount Everett 2, Gateway 0
Mount Everett scored one goal in each half, and staved off Gateway (3-6-1). Gators’ Jon Foley and Preston Coffey each had two saves in net.
Hogan, Bombers prevail
Westfield 159, Pope Francis 178
Jack Hogan shot a 2-under-par 34 to lead Westfield at Tekoa Country Club. The Bombers improved to 10-2 overall, 7-2 league.
Tigers approach .500
Westfield Technical Academy 16, Sabis 8
Dave Romani, Nick Moran, Trent Adam, and Riley Sullivan won their individual matches to help Westfield Tech double up Sabis. Moran was the day’s low scorer.
Westfield Tech (5-6) has two matches remaining.
“We didn’t play our best golf today, but we did what we had to do to win,” Westfield Tech coach Bob Eak said.
Willenborg tops the field
Greenfield 20.5, St. Mary’s 3.5
St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg led all golfers with a 4-over-par 40.
Bombers sweep Brownies
Westfield def. Agawam 25-22, 25-14, 25-14
Westfield’s Madison Robitaille (2 aces, 8 digs), Brigid Moriarty (21 assists, 2 aces), Tetyana Shvyryd (5 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs), and Viktoria Pavlyuk (8 kills) combined to take down Agawam.
Pompi, Martin net hat tricks
Southwick 6, Amherst 0
Emily Martin and Alyssa Pompi recorded hat tricks in a road shutout. Martin also had two assists and Sydney Gorman, Marissa Longhi, and Avey Glynn each had one.
Southwick goalie Lydia Sullivan was perfect in net, finishing with 10 saves.
Bombers soar past Spartans
Westfield 4, East Longmeadow 0
Four different players (Megan Alverado, Chandler Pedolzky, Annie Boisseau, Kaela Mochak) scored one goal apiece and Adrianna Arona made nine saves as Westfield (10-1-1) shut out East Longmeadow on the road.
Mochak, Alverado, and Nina Prenosil each had an assist.
Emma Pedolzky delivered another strong effort as well as Claire LaMarche and Ellen Jury in the midfield
“They may not appear in the statsheet,” Westfield coach Keith Saltmarsh said of his unsung heroes, “but they’re definitely pivotal to our success.”
Rams knot Panthers
Southwick 3, Palmer 3
Brooke Waitt scored 2 goals and Autumn Waitt had one for Southwick, which escaped Palmer with a tie. Waitt and Aelish McGivney each had an assist.
Southwick goalie Hannah Gerrish made 11 saves.
Duggan silences Tigers
Duggan Academy 2, Westfield Technical Academy 0
Westfield Tech held Duggan to just two goals with an extremely shallow bench on a warm afternoon.
“My girls played hard,” Westfield Tech coach Lyle Washington said.
Ari Levere had an amazing day in goal for Westfield Tech, stopping 14 shots.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Vasilchenko leads local pack
Monson 18, Gateway 44; Monson 15, Westfield Technical Academy 48; Gateway 28, Palmer 29; Gateway 18, Westfield Tech 36; Gateway 15, Hampden Charter School of Science 45; Palmer 25, Westfield Tech 31; Westfield Tech 17, HCSS, 43
Gateway’s David Vasilchenko finished fifth overall among five teams at Littleville Dam. Gators’ Jake Reynolds (11th), Ben Drenen (14th), Patrick Millin (16th), and Nick Henrichon (18th) finshed just outside the top 10.
JV GIRLS SOCCER
Palmer 2, Southwick 1
Brooke Bellows scored the lone Southwick goal off a pass from Zoey Stevenson. Rams’ goalies Maddie Landis and Sydney Demyon had four saves apiece.
Southwick’s Alaney Glynn, Alivia Glynn, and Hannah Burke played well in the midfield.