Wingate: ‘Complete’ effort

WESTFIELD – The defending champs are just two steps away, or rather two wins, from embarking upon another postseason venture.
The Westfield High School volleyball team took care of business Wednesday, sweeping Ludlow 25-14, 25-20, 25-20. The Bombers improved to 13-2 overall, 9-0 North Division.
“Tonight was probably our most complete match of the season in terms of executing on the offensive and defensive end,” Westfield boys’ volleyball coach Tyler Wingate said. “(We had) very good balance and nice contributions across the board.”

Westfield’s Scott Walsh short sets the ball for Ryan Murray during a high school boys’ volleyball game against visiting Ludlow Wednesday. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Shane Kiendzior (13 kills), Ryan Murray (11 kills), Eddie Loboda (10 kills), Scott Walsh (35 assists), and Tyler Stanton (22 digs) provided the bulk of the contributions for Westfield.
“We’ve been working hard to improve and get to a higher level each day,” coach Wingate said. “We schedule some tough independent matches to really challenge us and hope to be playing our best volleyball on Friday and heading into the postseason.”
Westfield will play its last league match of the season Friday at West Springfield before hosting its final game of the regular season at home Monday against Belchertown.

Lachtara, Rams secure title
Southwick 13, Central 2

Senior Emily Lachtara tossed a four-hitter, Tori DellaGuistina hit a two-run homer, senior Allison Phelps had a big two-out hit and RBI early on, Sophia Kelleher drew a lead-off walk in the fifth and scored to spark a fifth-inning rally and Southwick cruised to a convincing victory at home.
With the victory, Southwick clinched the league title and improved to 15-4 overall.

Brittland collects two hits
Ware 12, Gateway 0

Dayna Britland had two hits to lead Gateway.

McKittrick perfect at plate
Sabis 17, Gateway 6

Jake McKittrick went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and Shane Mastello went 2-for-4 with a double to lead Gateway.

Saints impress
Sabis 3, St. Mary 2

The Saint Mary Saints continued their ascension with another fine performance.
Dom Nomakeo won the match at second singles for St. Mary when Sabis’s Chris Calvanese withdrew trailing 7-6 due to health concerns.
St. Mary’s second doubles pair, Ben Richter and Aaron Kielbasa defeated Nick Guyette and Zach Thomas 5-7, 6-3, 10-5.

Southwick-Tolland 19, Smith Academy 2

Jillian Gentile struck out four batters on the mound for Southwick, and walked four times at the plate. McKinley White doubled, and Allie Methe collected two singles and drew a walk.

To Top