Local Roundup: Nashoba Wrestlers Win Titles
BEVERLY -- Nashoba Regional High School had a pair of wrestling stars crowned champions at the Division 2 state championship at Beverly High School.
Lucien Perla (145 pounds) went 4-0 and Brevin Cassella (152) was 5-0 on their way to claiming state titles. Alex Childs was also a standout for the Chieftains, going 4-2, eventually falling to in the quarterfinals to Dean Pacini of Oliver Ames. Also competing at the event for Nashoba were Dylan Brown (106 pounds, 1-2), Vinny King (126, 0-2), Ben Worden (138, 1-2) and Evan Doig (170, 1-2).
Nashoba finished fifth as a team with 76.5 points. Central Catholic won the title with 167 points, followed by North Attleboro (104.5) and Dracut (81).
The Bulldogs were also in competition at the Division 2 state championship. Freshman Isiac Paulino went 4-1 at 106 pounds, falling in the semifinal to Burlington’s Zachary Soda. Also for Monty Tech, Xavian Natal went 1-2 at 120 pounds.
The Blue Devils sent a pair of wrestlers to compete in the Division 1 state tournament at Methuen High School. Anthony Larson, a 152 pounds, and Zach Khallady, at 285, each went 1-2 at the event.
Fitchburg State 80
Bridgewater State 68
Juniors Devan Harris and Jordan Jones each finished with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Falcons (12-13, 7-5 MASCAC) closed out the regular season with an impressive victory.
Fitchburg State has clinched the third seed in the upcoming MASCAC postseason tournament and will host the sixth-seeded Lancers of Worcester State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Bridgewater State 89
Fitchburg State 61
Junior Angelina Marazzi recorded 16 points and five rebounds, and sophomore Chloe Roberts had 14 points and two boards to lead Fitchburg State (9-16, 2-10 MASCAC) in defeat.
The Falcons have earned the sixth seed in the MASCAC postseason tournament and will travel to face the third-seeded Bears of Bridgewater State on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Goalie Nick Kischitz made 19 saves in defeat for Nashoba Regional (5-13-1).
Sophia Schuster had two goals and one assist to lead Leominster (4-13) in defeat. Teammate Molly Kimball finished with one goal and one assist, and netminder Colby Lane made 30 saves.
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