2011-11-13 HS Girl’s Soccer: El vs Minnechaug (WMass D1 Final)

For the third time this season the Spartans of East Longmeadow met the Falcons of Minnechaug on the pitch. And for the third time EL came out ahead by a goal. The difference in this match was that it was for the Western MA D1 championship. And this time it took 2 OTs plus penalty kicks to determine the winner! Sarah Waltsak, Maddy Grande and Alyssa Balboni each scored on their turn to bring the Spartans their first D1 crown.

Freshman Alyssa Hyland scored EL’s lone regulation goal on a blast on the doorstep. Chaug’s score came on a direct kick awarded to senior star Lauren McLellan. Both goalies played career games with EL’s Anne Stack stopping 9 shots and Falcon keeper Ann Marie Ribeiro stopping 13.

The Spartans go on to play Central MA champ Nashoba in a 5pm game at Westfield State University tomorrow.

Action photos from this great match can be found at http://spartansportshots.photostockplus.com/event_940722

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2011-11-11 HS Girls Soccer: East Longmeadow shuts out Agawam, 3-0, in Western MA semifinal

Danni White chipped in a goal with 10 seconds left in the first half to lead East Longmeadow to a 3-0 victory over Agawam at The Elms College. White tallied a another goal in the second half;  Julia Weithofer finished off the scoring. The top-seeded Spartans will take on the Falcons of Minnechaug in Sunday’s Western MA D1 final at Westfield State University.

Game action photos can be found at http://spartansportshots.photostockplus.com/event_939402

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2011-05-28 Western MA Track and Field Championships

The 2011 Western MA Track and Field Championships were held at Westfield State University this past Saturday. Under mostly cloudy and sprinkly skies early on, the sun made its way through  for most of the afternoon, making for a slightly muggy day. The meet was extremely well organized (as usual) and the athletes were up to the task of providing another competitively memorable day.

Congrats to the Northampton girls and Northampton/Holyoke boys for winning their respective divisions!

Highlights from the meet can be found at http://spartansportshots.photostockplus.com/event_830628

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