Springfield native, Minnechaug alumnus Cavallini named Player of the Week for WSU
WESTFIELD – Westfield State University senior striker Dom Cavallini, a Springfield native and graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s inaugural player of the week for the 2014 season.
Cavallini enjoyed a career day on Aug. 31 as he tallied three goals and four assists in leading Westfield to a 12-0 win over Wheelock College.
The big day more than doubled his career output; he had tallied two goals and four assists in 52 games prior.
Mack kills 11 for Elms College
CHICOPEE – Outside hitter Alexandra Mack of Wilbraham smashed a team best 11 kills for the Elms College women’s volleyball team in a 3-2 loss to SUNY Cobleskill (25-10,18-25,25-20,18-25,15-11) in the first match in day two of 2014 Blazer Challenge on Aug. 30.
Mack also led the team with three service aces in 3-1 (17-25,25-14,25-18,25-12) victory over Albertus Magnus on day one of the tournament.
Stack posts back-to-back shutouts, WSU takes title
CASTLETON, Vt. – Anne Stack of East Longmeadow posted her second straight shutout in goal as the Westfield State Owls earned a 2-0 victory to clinch the Rutland Herald Invitational on Aug. 31.
She made seven saves.
A day earlier, Hampden’s Kate Matroni scored a goal in the 22nd minute and Stack made six saves to turn that goal into a game-winner in a 1-0 win over Oswego State.
WNE topples Manhattanville
SPRINGFIELD – Becca Mercieri of East Longmeadow registered an assist as the Western New England University women’s soccer team scored three times in the second half en route to a 3-0 victory over Manhattanville Aug. 31 in the Eastern Connecticut State University Fall Warrior Classic.
Holines makes college debut
FOXBOROUGH – Sha-Ki Holines of Springfield made two tackles in his collegiate debut as the University of Massachusetts Amherst football team fell to Boston College 30-7 on Aug. 30.