Parzich named MASCAC men’s cross country runner of the week
|BUZZARD’S BAY – Westfield State University (WSU) freshman Ben Parzich was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s cross country runner of the week.|
The 6-foot-7, 183-pounder from Agawam placed second with a time of 16:32.36 on the 5,000 meter course to lead Westfield State to the team title in the 10-team Smith College Invitational on Sept. 7.
Mustafa leads Golden Bears past MCLA
NORTH ADAMS – Graduate student Linda Mustafa of West Springfield won her singles and doubles matches, both at No. 1, to lead the Western New England (WNE) tennis team to an 8-1 victory over host Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Sept. 9.
Mustafa dispatched Kelley Bryant in singles, 6-2, 6-0, and teamed up with Agawam’s Joeanna Glantz to blank their doubles opponents 8-0.
Glantz, who had been playing No. 3 singles, moved up to No. 2 and defeated Stephanie Giardina, 6-0, 6-1.
AIC tops LIU Post in battle of ranked teams
SPRINGFIELD – Allie Fitzsimmons of West Springfield delivered a beautifully placed ball to set up Sonia Basma for the American International College (AIC) women’s soccer team’s first goal in a 2-0 win for the No. 25 Yellow Jackets over No. 24 Long Island University Post on Sept. 8 at the AIC Women’s Soccer Classic at Abdow Field.
AIC also won its first game of the season 2-0 over Bridgeport during the first day of the two-day tournament.
Voight registers three points in WNE victory
SPRINGFIELD – Freshman Brionna Voight recorded three points (goal, assist) as the WNE women’s soccer team earned a 3-1 victory Sunday over visiting Plymouth State (PSU) on Sept. 8.
Voight sent a thru-ball from midfield over the top of the PSU defense and Tayler Mazurski ran onto the ball to rifle a shot into the net for a 1-0 WNE lead in the 12th minute.
In the 60th minute, Voight’s corner kick attempt deflected off a PSU player into the net, crediting he with her second goal of the season.
Gallo pots goal in consolation round win
SPRINGFIELD – Kelly Gallo of Westfield buried an open shot into the back of the net for the game’s first goal as the Springfield College field hockey team defeated Plymouth State 3-1 in the consolation game of the Zenaty Invitational on Sept. 8.
The Pride fell 3-2 in overtime to champion Bridgeport in the first round on Sept. 7.
Dunne scores, but Springfield College rallies past WNE
SPRINGFIELD – Holyoke’s Adam Dunne caught a nine-yard pass early in the third quarter to give the WNE football team a 10-point lead, but Springfield College scored 26 of the next 33 points in the game to capture the first-ever meeting of the two Springfield colleges 49-40 on Sept. 7.
Dunne finished the game with more than 100 yards of total offense, catching nine passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, while carrying the ball three times for an additional 15 yards.
AIC field hockey opens 2013 with a win
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Courtney Williams of Westfield, Mass., scored just 2:08 into the match, firing a shot from just inside the arc on the right side for her first of the year as the AIC field hockey team opened their season with a 3-2 overtime victory against Slippery Rock University on Sept. 7.
Bay Path volleyball hosts weekend tournament
HOLYOKE – The Bay Path College women’s volleyball team went 1-2 in its three games during a four-team tournament it hosted on Sept. 7.
Freshman setter Aaliyah Gordon of Springfield tallied her collegiate high 26 with assists in a 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 10-25, 11-15) loss to the College of New Rochelle.
Freshman right side hitter Jennifer Pham of Springfield, finished with four kills and a .222 attack percentage in the Wildcats’ 3-0 (25-11, 26-24, 25-8) sweep of Pine Manor.
The Wildcats also fell to Anna Maria, who went 3-0 in the tournament, 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 14-25).
Elms golf finishes third at Trinity College Invitational
HARTFORD, Conn. – Freshman Chris Miele of South Hadley shot a 79 and tied for 10th overall during day one action at the Trinity College Invitational on Sept. 7.
The Blazers went on to earn a share of third place following play on day two with an overall score of 633.
Michael Katzer of West Springfield helped Springfield College to a sixth place finish with a two-day score of 187 (95, 92).
Elms defense clamps down in shutout of New England College
CHICOPEE – Juniors Anthony Nitri of Feeding Hills and Brendan Reynolds of Springfield were stellar in the defensive third of the pitch to help the Elms College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over New England College on Sept. 7.
Owls to host baseball, softball clinics
WESTFIELD – The WSU baseball coaching staff is sponsoring a baseball prospect clinic for high school aged players on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The format includes position specific instruction and skill evaluation in the morning followed by a modified game in the afternoon. The cost is $90 per athlete and space is limited, deadline for registration is Oct. 6.
Contact WSU head baseball coach Nathan Bashaw at email@example.com , or 572-8155, for additional information or questions. The WSU softball team is sponsoring softball clinics for players in grades 8 through 12 on Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.
The clinic schedule is as follows: Sept. 28 – pitching from 10 a.m. to noon., hitting from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Oct. 26 – fielding from 10 a.m. to noon, hitting from 12:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m.
The cost for one session in a day for $70 or two sessions (same day) for $130. To register, contact Lindsay Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNE schedules baseball, softball prospects clinics
SPRINGFIELD – The WNE baseball program will host an on-campus fall clinic for high-school age players on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at George E. Trelease Memorial Baseball Park.
The cost is $125 per child and parent(s) or legal guardian must complete the registration form (available for download at http://wnegoldenbears.com) with payment to Dan Gomez, Head Baseball Coach, Western New England, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Checks may be payable to WNE Baseball.
The softball team will also host a fall prospect clinic for high-school juniors and seniors on Oct. 14, at Golden Bear Softball Park.
There will be two sessions from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. sandwiched around a campus and facilities tour from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The cost is $100 per child and parent(s) or legal guardian must complete the registration form (available for download http://wnegoldenbears.com) with payment to: Softball Office – ATTN: Coach Lori Mayhew, Western New England, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.
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