Walker, WHS win

Westfield's Liz Walker launches onto the vault during Tuesday night's meet. (Photo by Liam Sheehan)

Westfield’s Liz Walker launches onto the vault during Tuesday night’s meet. (Photo by Liam Sheehan)

WESTFIELD – There is one thing for certain in life – the Westfield High School gymnastics team will win.
And win big they did.
Westfield secured another first-place victory, scoring 132.55 points to defeat Chicopee Comp (124.175) and Agawam (116.50) Tuesday. For the unbeaten Bombers, it was their 11th and 12th straight victories of the season and 137 in a row.

Westfield's Kendal Neidig swings on the bars during Tuesday nights meet. (Photo by Liam Sheehan)

Westfield’s Kendal Neidig swings on the bars. (Photo by Liam Sheehan)

Westfield’s Liz Walker won the all-around with a score of 34.4. Bombers’ Kendall Neidig was second (32.575).
Walker placed first on the uneven bars (8.85), balance beam (8.825), and floor exercise (8.7). Neidig finished runner-up on bars (8.45), third on vault (8.125), and fourth with on floor (8.7).
Other top Westfield performers included: Sarah Hogan (beam/2nd/8.55; bars/4th/8.10), Mairead Hagan (beam/3rd/8.525), Becky Cyr (vault/4th/8.1), and Steph Waite (floor/2nd/8.5).

Rams roll past Golden Eagles
Southwick 9, Central 0

Southwick improved to 11-2-1 with a sensational shutout of visiting Central Tuesday.
Katy Corey and Esther King had two goals and one assist apiece to lead Southwick. Rams’ Sydney Rogers (1 goal, 3 assists), Morgan Harriman (1 goal, 1 assist), Jenn Yelin (1 goal), Erica Pickard (1 goal), and Kristin Rechenberger (1 G) also scored for the Rams.
Southwick goalie Sarah Bodzinski (2 saves) recorded a shutout.
Southwick was coming off a 10-0 shutout of Franklin Tech, a game in which Esther King and Sydney Rogers (2 assists) netted hat tricks.

Westfield 3, Agawam 0

Kailey King scored the first goal of the game at 18:21, assisted by Diana Shia. The next Westfield goal came off a corner play at 11:14 when Hannah Jarvis inserted the ball directly to Liz Poteat who drove it into the circle where Shia was waiting to get the touch in and her first goal of the game. Shia scored her second goal at 9:39 to put the Bombers up 3-0 at the half.
Westfield goalkeeper Emily Ciccolo notched her first shutout victory with three saves. Kali Fantakis, Grace O’Connor and Jenny Bourgoin contributed to the win with strong play throughout game.
With only one game remaining, Friday at home versus West Springfield, the Junior Varsity’s record stands at 10-3 for the season.

West Springfield def. Southwick 25-14, 28-26, 25-18

Nicki Longey racked up seven aces, 18 digs, and 11 kills to lead West Springfield. Terriers’ Caroline Locke (23 digs), Alexa Olko (8 digs), Julia Fiuery (12 digs), and Rudi Spano (14 assists) contributed as well.
Lexi DeGray (8 assists), Olivia Diamond (7 digs), Jackie Maziarz (4 kills, 4 aces), Emily Lachtara (4 aces), and Hannah Sitler (3 digs, 2 kills, 1 block) led Southwick.

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