Florino’s Goal the Difference As Tewksbury Nips the Middies, 1-0

October 7, 2018
Tewksbury High soccer player Joshua Kuffoh (right) controls the ball as he is marked by Dracut's Zack Walton (7) and Edwin Bonilla. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

Senior forward R.J. Florino gathered in a free kick in the box and beat the goalkeeper to the punch for the game’s only goal as Tewksbury High defeated Dracut, 1-0, in a Merrimack Valley Conference boys soccer game on Saturday.

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Greg Sencabaugh took the free kick and earned an assist on the second-half game-winner for Tewksbury (6-2-1).

Dracut lost its second straight and is 6-2-2.

Junior goalie Liam Cafferty made 6 saves to earn the shutout, while defenders Lucas Frost, Ryder Neadson, Brady Eagan and Sencabaugh played outstanding soccer.


Woburn 1

Billerica 0

The Indians’ goalkeeper, Collin Robson, played an outstanding game, making 10 saves on the day.



Lowell Red Raider boys placed fourth among 16 teams at the 15th annual Battle of the Border Invitational in Hudson, N.H.

Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood, N.H.) won the meet.

Lowell was paced by Jadiel Pinales, who was third overall in a time of 15:56 over the 5K course.

Also, Joeben Jacobs was 10th (16:10), Kelvin Santana 13th (16:26), Ricky Thyne 18th (16:45) and Sammy Grimes 42nd (17:38).

LHS (6-0 MVC) will run at Chelmsford (5-1 MVC) on Wednesday.


Tewksbury 3

Andover 1

The Golden Warriors won the first set, 25-16, but Tewksbury roared back and won the next three, 25-21, 27-25 and 26-24.

Tremendous play from Alexa Harrington, Gianna Ragguicci and Amber Buttaro was the key to Tewksbury’s win.

Harrington had 22 assists, Alli Wild had 17 kills, Kerry Shea added 15 kills and 10 digs, and Emily Butler had 7 digs and 3 aces.


Bp. Fenwick 155

Lowell Cath 147

The Crusaders fell short at Four Oaks CC.

Playing well for LC were Tim Picard with 32 points, Nate Sayer with 27 and Connor Doherty with 21.


Innovation 3

Matignon 0

Isabela Schmalz scored all three goals for Innovation Charter, two in the first half (unassisted and via penalty kick). Sarah Milne assisted on her second-half goal.

Delaney Brown posted her second shutout in goal, while Alexis Vitorino and Milne stood at at midfield.

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