Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s Clinches Spot in District Tourney
FITCHBURG -- The unbeaten St. Bernard’s boys’ lacrosse team kept right on rolling on Saturday, cruising past visiting Shepherd Hill Regional, 18-5, to improve to 9-0 and clinch a spot in the upcoming district tournament.
Dom Valera finished with three goals and three assists, surpassing 100 career varsity goals with the effort.
Mick Ginnity erupted with a nine-goal performance, adding one assist, and teammate Michael Hougham spread the scoring around with five assists. Also playing well for St. Bernard’s were Mike Provencher (2 goals, 2 assists) and Mike Root (2 goals, 2 assists).
Next up, the Bernardians will travel to face St. Peter-Marian on Monday.
High school baseball
St. Bernard’s 2
Jon Pinard struck out seven in the complete-game victory for St. Bernard’s (6-6), giving up just four hits and one walk. Dom Cuevas, meanwhile, plated Andrew Gardiner with the game-winning run when he doubled in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Cuevas finished with one run and one RBI, while Pinard added one hit and his team’s other RBI in the victory.
St. Bernard’s 15
Tory Hanlon finished with seven goals to lead St. Bernard’s, while teammates Grace Soultanian (4 goals), Kara Boissoneau (3 goals) and Cali Laasko (goal) also played well in defeat.
Monty Tech 9
Monty Tech improved to 6-6 on the season with Friday’s hard-fought win, while Fitchburg (0-11) narrowly missed out on earning its first victory.
The Bulldogs were led by Claire Petersen with two goals and two assists, while Elly Zambetti (assist), Abbey Sallila, Alice Russell, Kiley Donahue, Hailey White, Wiley Doucette, Lily Kuntz finished with one goal each.
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