Wild week for Rams

Aidan Bourbonnais begins a penalty corner for Southwick as Central players stand near the goalie box on defense. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Aidan Bourbonnais begins a penalty corner for Southwick as Central players stand near the goalie box on defense. (Photo by Chris Putz)

SOUTHWICK – It might not be baseball, but the Southwick High School golf team is swinging for the fences.
Southwick hit one out of the park – twice in one week – when the Rams clinched a league title and secured an individual championship for James Longhi.
Longhi and teammate Bradley Durand each shot an even-par 35 at East Mountain Country Club in Thursday’s 22.5-1.5 rout of Westfield Technical Academy.
It was Southwick’s first league title in five years.
Late last week, Longhi defeated East Longmeadow’s Noah Peterson in a playoff to capture the PVIAC boys’ golf invitational at Tekoa Country Club. Joe Stratten finished sixth.
There is little time for rest though.
Longhi and the Southwick Rams will travel to the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox Oct. 20 to play for a Western Massachusetts Division II individual and team championship.
On Oct. 19, Westfield will compete for the WMASS D1 championship.
Westfield qualified for the postseason with a 163-167 win Friday over Belchertown. Neil Sheehan led the Bombers with a 38.
The D1 championship will be held at Wilbraham Country Club.

Rogers, Bourbonnais net hat tricks in Southwick rout
Southwick 8, Central 0

Sydney Rogers and Aidin Bourbonnais each recorded a hat trick to lead Southwick to a convincing home victory.

Tigers remain unbeaten
Westfield Technical Academy 3, Mount Everett 1
Westfield Tech played another great game, knocking off Berkshire South’s top team, Mount Everett (7-1-2).
Mount Everett came out strong, employing an effective offside trip on Westfield Tech (11-0). The Tigers eventually broke through though with two goals from Sergiy Kabysh and one from Dominic Rosario, the eventual game-winner.
Alex Stepanchuk earned two assists.
After Westfield Tech recorded its second goal, the Tigers marked Mount Everett’s leading scorer, who proved to be a repeated threat.
After Tech scored its third goal one minute into the second half, the skies opened. The ball skipped around in the Tigers’ backfield on a slippery field, and rattled into the back of the net with about 20 minutes remaining.
Mount Everett kept the pressure on, but Tech would not fold.
“Overall it was a great win today beating a quality team,” Tigers’ coach Kyle Dulude said. “Guys really had a phenomenal week. Hopefully with a few days rest we can make a strong finish to the season.”

Granby roars in first half
Granby 7, St. Mary 0

Granby exploded for six first-half goals, and cruised past St. Mary at home.

DePergola’s Feat Stuck
St. Mary at Renaissance (PPD.)

St. Mary senior goalkeeper Francesca DePergola’s quest to reach 1000 career saves was put on hold Friday when the road game was postponed due to inclement weather. DePergola needs just 68 saves to reach the historic mark.

Gators shut out Millionaires
Gateway 2, Lenox 0

Gateway improved to 6-0-2 with Friday’s road victory.

Bombers sweep Rams
Westfield def. Southwick 25-12, 25-18, 25-14

Alexa Morin (8 kills, 2 blocks), Kelsey Johnstone (7 aces, 12 assists), Mia Pavlyuk (6 kills, 12 digs), and McKenzie Chaban (4 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces) helped propel Westfield past visiting Southwick.
Caroline Methe collected five aces and eight assists for the Rams.

Purple Knights upend Bombers
Holyoke 42, Westfield 13

Brian Swierzewski rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns, and Andrew Peltier completed 9-of-14 passes for 182 yards and two TDs in Holyoke’s home victory.
Westfield quarterback Scott Walsh tossed a touchdown to Zach Adam and Wilton Royal (21 carries, 102 yards) rushed one in.
Westfield (0-5, 0-4) led 13-7 at the half.

Thursday, October 9, 2015
Gateway 5, Mohawk 0

Gateway improved to 7-3-2 with goals from five different scorers – Ben Jameson, Nick Cooper, Alex Webb, Jeremy D’Angelis, and Jayden Marge.
Gators’ goalies Shane Mastello and Brady Parker combined for three saves, and a shutout.

Westfield def. Southwick 25-4, 25-18, 15-2

Southwick pushed Westfield to the limit in the middle frame, before falling in three straight sets.

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