|Drury's McGrath Leads Springfield College Offense
06:40AM / Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Drury High graduate Kayla McGrath has a team-high eight goals for the Springfield College women's soccer team this fall.
Last week, she scored both Pride goals in a 2-0 win over Wellesley.
McGrath's two game-winning goals this season is currently seventh in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.
She has played 29 games and has 10 starts over the last two seasons for Springfield, which was 8-4-5 overall (6-2-3 in the NEWMAC) in the regular season and opens the conference tournament on Tuesday against Smith.
Westfield State senior Michaella Moncecchi (Wahconah) has appeared in three games with one start in goal for the Owls, stopping six shots while allowing a pair of goals. Westfield State (11-6-1) plays in the MASCAC semi-finals on Friday.
At Salem State, Mount Everett graduates Huda Ngoy Nkulu and Maggie Sarnacki have helped the Vikings to a 3-4 MASCAC record this fall. Ngoynkulu has one goal in 15 games, and Sarnacki has appeared in six games for Salem State, which finishes the regular season on Tuesday at home against Fitchburg State.
Caleb Besaw appeared in 10 games this fall and had two starts for the Castleton State men's soccer team. The Drury High grad and college junior was credited with two shots for the Spartans (4-11-3).
Lenox Memorial graduate Dennis Love just missed out on scoring for the Marist men's cross country team at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday.
Love, a first-year runner for the Red Foxes, placed 52nd among 126 finishers at the event, covering the 8-kilometer course in 27 minutes, 13.2 seconds.
Earlier this year, Love was Marist's fifth finisher, helping the team to a 27th-place showing out of 34 teams at the IC4A Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City.
Williams College sophomore and Mount Greylock graduate Kate Swann finished 45th at last weekend's NESCAC Championships, where Williams won a fourth straight league title.
McKenzie LaBier has 75 kills this fall for the Bay Path University volleyball team. The 2023 Wahconah graduate also has 26 solo blocks for the Wildcats (11-10) who play at MCLA on Wednesday.
Lee High graduate Kylie Joyce has appeared in seven matches for the Westfield State vollebyall team this fall. The Owls' sophomore had season highs for kills (five) and digs (seven) in a win over Elms College on Oct. 3. Westfield State (8-17) hosts Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday.
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