WESTFIELD – Leighanne Sullivan scored a pair of first half goals as Westfield shut out visiting Palmer in a high school field hockey contest 2-0 Wednesday. Moira McDonald and Gabbi Lunardini each earned an assist, and Bombers’ goalie Gwen Smith (1 save) recorded a shutout.
“It was a very physical game,” Westfield coach Linda Rowbotham said. “Westfield played really strong.”
The Bombers sported orange ribbons in honor of the MIAA’s ThinkTaylor Concussion Awareness Week, and dedicated the game to one of their own, Julia Visconti, who has been out for showing signs of concussion-like symptoms.
Visconti was injured against Agawam, but was in attendance Wednesday. According to coach Rowbotham, the Bombers’ player is now “symptom-free.”
In Junior Varsity action, Westfield and Palmer played to a 0-0 tie.
Lawrence, Purple Knights silence Rams
Holyoke 2, Southwick 0
Kassidy Lawrence scored two goals, and goalie Mary Kate McCarthy made four saves to lead Holyoke in a home shutout at Roberts Field.
Southwick keeper Sarah Power collected seven saves.
Blue Devils knot Gators
Gateway 1, Northampton 1
John Rooney scored in the eighth minute for Gateway (3-2-2). Northampton knotted the game at 1-all 15 minutes later.
Shane Mastello (5 saves) and Brady Parker (4 saves) split time in net for the Gators.
McRay, PV boot Saints
Pioneer Valley 6, St. Mary 3
Dana McRay scored two goals and two assists, and three other players chipped in one goal apiece to double up host St. Mary at Westfield Middle School North.
Aaron Blanchard led St. Mary with two goals. Saints’ goalie Jacob Butler made 18 saves.
Spartans blank WHS
East Longmeadow 4, Westfield 0
Four different Spartans netted one goal apiece in a shutout of Westfield. Bombers’ goalie Jessica Healey finished with 17 saves.
Lions clip Bombers
Ludlow 165, Westfield 170
Ryan Towel shot a team-low 39 for Westfield (5-3). Bombers’ Jack Hogan finished with a 40.
Longhi medals; Rams prevail
Southwick 24, Mohawk 0
Southwick’s James Longhi was the day’s medalist at Edgewood Golf Course. Teammates Bradley Durand and Chris Molta shot a 37 and 37, respectively.