WHS beats hurricane, opponents to earn postseason berth

WESTFIELD – The threat of Hurricane Sandy has already had an impact on the local high school schedule with the tournament bearing down upon several teams.
The Westfield High School girls’ soccer team, which was scheduled to play today, played a pair of games this weekend in anticipation of the poor weather conditions. The Bombers defeated Amherst 2-0 Saturday and Longmeadow 1-0 Sunday to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division I tournament.
All games were suspended today with Western Massachusetts schools closed.
The Western Massachusetts Division II golf champion St. Mary Saints will have to wait at least one week longer as Monday’s state championship was postponed until Wednesday, October 31 at Redtail Golf Club with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.
Later this week, on Friday, the Westfield High School football team is slated to travel to Springfield to take on the Central Golden Eagles. The Bombers’ cross country team will participate in the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships at Stanley Park.

Westfield 2, Amherst 0; Westfield 1, Longmeadow 0
Shelby Chambers and Annie Brozini each notched a goal in Westfield’s 2-0 win over Amherst on Saturday. Jamie Sullivan and Haley Mason had the assists in the final 15:30.
Bombers’ goalie Amelia Tooker finished with eight saves.
On Sunday, McKenzie Saltmarsh scored the game’s lone goal against Longmeadow for the game-winner with 20:53 left on a Sullivan assist. Tooker earned a shutout in net with four saves.
Lindsay Stefano helped key the victory with solid play for Westfield (8-6-3).
Southwick 8, Chicopee 2
Jess Teodore recorded a hat trick, and Izzy Burns scored four goals to lead Southwick. Rams’ goalie Megan Zabik collected five saves.

Southwick 1, Chicopee 0
Haley Parker scored on a pass from Sabrina Provost to lift Southwick past Chicopee. Rams’ goalie Courtney Wheeler made two saves.

Minnechaug 3, Westfield 0
Abby Hart (6 blocks, 5 kills, 1 ace) and Mary Calabrese (10 kills, 1 ace) led Westfield.

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