Levesque Makes 12 Saves As Women's Soccer Drops MASCAC Decision To Westfield State

Levesque Makes 12 Saves As Women's Soccer Drops MASCAC Decision To Westfield State


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Clean Harbors Stadium, Buzzards Bay, Mass.




BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. --  Senior Sarah Sypek (Westhampton, Mass.) netted four goals to lead Westfield State to an 8-0 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.


Senior Ashleigh Chretien (North Attleboro, Mass.) gave the visiting Owls (7-2-1, 3-0 MASCAC) the only tally they would need 11:13 into the contest on a feed from sophomore Nicole Gay (Hatfield, Mass.), and Sypek then struck for a natural hat trick in a 20 minute span, as her first came just 28 seconds after Chretien’s marker and the other two came 1:18 apart in the 32nd and 33 minutes of play.  Senior Amanda Grant (Westfield, Mass.) extended Westfield State’s lead to 5-0 just 1:55 after intermission with her 11th goal of the season, and Sypek added her fourth of the match (12th of the season) in the 51st minute on a feed from Chretien.  Freshman Hailey Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn.) closed out the Owl scoring with a pair of markers in the final 14-plus minutes of play for her first two collegiate tallies.


Junior Kelsey Murray (Hanson, Mass.), along with freshmen Kenzie Saltmarsh (Westfield, Mass.) and Michaela St. Cyr (Saugus, Mass.), added assists in the triumph for Westfield State, as sophomore Anne Stack (East Longmeadow, Mass.) picked up her seventh win of the season without having to make a first half save for the Owls, who received a pair of second half stops from freshman Leah Ciampa (Danvers, Mass.).  Junior Katie Levesque (Wilmot, N.H.) made 12 saves in the setback for the host Buccaneers (2-5-3, 0-2-1 MASCAC), as Westfield State registered 31 of the 33 shots on the day (20-2 on goal) while taking all three corner kicks for the contest.


Massachusetts Maritime hosts Bay Path in a non-league outing on Wednesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m., while Westfield State travels to Chicopee, Mass. on Wednesday evening to take on Elms in a non-league match that also begins at 7:00 p.m.