Tigers win second in two days

Westfield Tech’s Vitaliy Borodin (7) holds off a Commerce player while battling for the ball Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – The weather might not have been looking up – wind, rain, and cool temps settled over Jachym Field Wednesday – but things sure are for the Westfield Technical Academy boys soccer team.
Westfield Tech is off to a good start, following consecutive wins to begin the week. The Tigers followed up a 7-0 shutout of Hampden Charter School of Science Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Commerce Wednesday at home.
Ruvim Vdovichenko had two goals, and Brad Marion and Vitaliy Borodin each scored once in Westfield Tech’s home victory.
Stephaun Nikiel had two assists.
Dave Tikhonchuk, Frank Florek, Brody Paquette, Kaiden Feist, and Alec Smith all played great defense for Westfield Tech.
The busty slate continues for the Tigers with games against Pioneer Valley Christian Academy (Friday) and McCann Tech (Sunday).

Pathfinder 2, St. Mary’s 1

The injury and illness bugs continue to haunt St. Mary’s.
For the fifth straight game, St. Mary’s were down multiple key starters and fell in a tough home loss.
“Unfortunately we just cannot get healthy,” St. Mary’s coach Patrick Olearcek said, “but the girls gave it a tremendous effort and Amelia stood on her head in the net (with) save after save in wet and windy conditions.”
St. Mary’s goalie Amelia Willenborg made an astonishing 38 saves.
Emma Goodreau scored the lone St. Mary goal on a pass from her sister, Allie.
“We hopefully will get the team back to full strength Friday as we just need two points to qualify for the postseason,” Olearcek said.

Rams shut out Purple Knights
Southwick 2, Holyoke 0

Southwick scored one goal in each half (Alyssa Pompi, Devan Fox), and the Rams held off Holyoke. Rams’ Emily Martin and Sydney Gorman each had an assist.
Southwick improved to 13-1-1 overall, 8-0 league.

Bombers complete stellar season
Westfield 156, Holyoke 186

Westfield shot its best round of golf in less-than-ideal conditions on the team’s final day of the regular season at Tekoa Country Club. Jack Hogan (38), David Tirrell (39), Anthony Schabowski (39), and Colin Scanlon (40) led the Bombers (11-3 overall, 8-0 league).

Willenborg leads field
Smith Academy 18.5, St. Mary’s 5.5

St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg shot a 3-over-par 39 to lead all golfers.

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