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Croft Powers Patriots; Billerica Blanks Dracut

September 20, 2018

Dani Croft compiled 5 aces and 4 kills to power the North Middlesex Patriots to the 25-20, 25-13, 25-20 victory.

Girls volleyball

Elsewhere, Lawrence defeated Tewksbury, 3-1, and Billerica topped Dracut, 3-0, in Merrimack Valley Conference play.

North Middlesex 3

Doherty 0

Also starring for North Middlesex (3-2) were Sara Murphy with 4 kills and 1 block, and Alex Bellemare with 8 aces, 11 assists and 2 digs.

Billerica 3

Dracut 0

Billerica improved to 3-0 behind a three-set sweep (25-16, 25-19 and 25-12). Samantha Sullivan led the way with 4 blocks and 4 kills, while, Brooke Larson had 4 blocks and 5 kills.

Playing well in the losing effort for the Middies included Sabrina Morse with 7 kills and 7 service points, Nadia Saari with 11 digs and 8 service points and Nalani Keang with 7 kills.

Bishop Guertin 3

Portsmouth 1

Julia Pascucci was outstanding for the Cardinals in a 25-19, 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 victory over the Clippers.

Pascucci was all over the court with 6 aces, 9 kills, 27 assists and 14 digs. Rita Dow contributed 11 kills, while Paola Matos added 18 digs.

Mystic Valley 3

Shawsheen 0

This CAC match went to five sets with MV pulling out the win by scores of 25-7, 12-25, 21-25, 25-11 and 16-14.

Rams’ setter Deanne Gougen played great defensively, Christa Davis had 6 blocks and Brooke Johnson had a strong game serving.

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