LaCedra, Lowell Make It 11 in a Row
The Lowell High softball team remained unbeaten by blanking Central Catholic, 6-0, in a Merrimack Valley Conference game on Saturday.
Freshman ace Giana LaCedra fired a 3-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks to help the Red Raiders improve to 11-0. It was LaCedra’s 5th consecutive shutout, a new program record.
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Niky Yrrizarry went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, while Laura Heslin went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored.
LaCedra helped her cause with a hit and an RBI. Erin McPhee was 1-for-1 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Defensively, Laura Heslin and Meara McPhee starred in the outfield.
Senior pitcher Ryley White notched 11 strikeouts while pitching Dracut past Methuen in an MVC game played Friday.
Freshman Morgan Keefe had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Middies.
Sabrina Morse had 2 hits and 1 RBI, while White and Kat Morse had 1 hit each. Jill Gomes (second base) and Nadia Saari (center field) had strong defensive games.
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Jess Slaton had 2 hits and 1 RBI for Pelham.
Skyy Ortega and Megan Molettieri added 1 hit each, while Julia Vawter had 1 hit and 1 RBI.
Dan Angell had 6 goals and 3 assists to lead a dominant showing for Littleton.
Will Scott had 3 goals and 4 assists, and Ben Canfield had 5 goals and 1 assist.
Goalie Luke Witherell was hardly tested, making 3 saves in the victory.
Attackman Nathan Townsend scored 8 goals and Aiden McDonough won 18-of-22 faceoffs and had a goal to pave the way for G-D (3-8).
The Crusaders exploded for 5 second-quarter goals on the way to a 9-2 halftime lead. Alex Cianci contributed an additional 4 goals and an assist. Single tallies from Deaglin Garside, Luke Liorda and Ben Miller rounded out the scoring. Jackson Grahmn had 4 assists in a strong performance.
Declan Nash played well in the G-D net with help from steady performances by defensemen Gavin Lilly, Micheal Lawton, Ryan Beal and long pole Colin Teduits.
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Mitch Anderson tallied 6 goals and 2 assists as Tyngsboro improved to 10-2 on the season.
Tucker Carmichael (2 goals, 2 assists), Thomas Michaud (2 goals, 1 assist) and Josh Fairbanks (1 goal, 2 assists) also stood out for the Tigers.
Eighth-grader Tyler Maille netted 1 goal and 1 assist for THS.
Brendan Tighe scored 5 goals while leading Lowell past Tewksbury in an MVC game played on Friday.
Owen Goulette and Kyle Shanahan notched 1 goal and 1 assist each for the Red Raiders. Aidan Finn potted 1 goal.
Lowell goalie Andrew Carrabis made 19 saves.
Chelmsford had a balanced offensive attack in this non-conference victory.
Leah Green netted 4 goals and Claire Danahy had 3 goals and 1 assist. Erin Green contributed 1 goal, 2 assists and 7 draw controls. Sarah Lachance chipped in 2 goals and 1 assist.
Rachel Erickson had 2 goals and 1 assist for G-D (4-6). Julia Stathis finished with 1 goal and 1 assist.
Mollie Flanagan had 3 goals and 4 groundballs, and Annabelle Harrington had 2 goals, 4 draw controls and 3 groundballs in the loss for Tyngsboro.
Defender Rachel Avery played well for the Tigers with 3 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers.
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Caroline Affolter netted 5 goals as Central Catholic topped Andover in an MVC game played on Friday.
Ciera Licare checked in with 4 goals and 2 assists for the Raiders (7-5, 6-3 MVC).
Logan Miller scored 3 goals.
The Lowell boys traveled to White Plains, N.Y. to participate in the Glenn Loucks Games and placed 3rd as a team.
David Ajama was 1st in the the high jump (6-6), 3rd in the long jump (23-6.5) and 5th in the triple jump (44-11). Sam Mutiso took 2nd in the 110 meter high hurdles (14.53). Andrews Bonsu placed 6th in the 200 meters (21.97) and 9th in the 100 meters (10.99).
Ricky Thyne, Kelvin Santana, Joeben Jacobs and David Vandi combined to run 8:22.00 in the 4x800 meter relay.
On the girls side for Lowell, Deborah Ofodile placed 4th in the 100 (15.80) and Ann Nkole was 6th in the shot put (34-8.25).
Nicole Anderson placed 3rd overall in a stacked 800-meter race (2:10.95) at the Loucks Games, setting a new school record in the event.
Last week, Anderson broke a 37-year-old school record by running 2:14.22 at the Weston Twilight Meet.
The Westford boys and girls competed at the Andover Invite.
On the boys side, Wes Chang won the pole vault (12-6) and Matt Cappucci captured the triple jump (44-6). Phil Holmes placed 4th in the 400 (59.35) and 5th in the 110 hurdles (15.33). Drew Pian was 5th in the javelin (158-4).
For the girls, Mel Almasian was 3rd in the 100 (13.04). Meghan Frazee was 4th in the pole vault (8--6) and Rachel Porter took 5th in the pole vault.
Natalie Barros, who plays in the 2nd singles position at Tyngsboro, represented her team at the states individual tournament on Saturday.
Barros was victorious in the 1st round after a 3-hour battle with North Worcester’s Isabelle Davian. Scores were 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. Barros did not advance to 3rd round action after losing to Hope Brookhouse, of Whitinsville Christian.