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Lopez Terrific at Net for Gryphons

September 27, 2018

Greater Lowell edged out Lowell Catholic, 3-2, during a non-league girls volleyball match.

Greater Lowell 3, Lowell Catholic 2

Greater Lowell came away with the win by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-27, 26-28 and 16-14.

Araceli Lopez had 13 kills for the Gryphons, who received fine play from Maddy Kearns with 9 kills, and Jess MacFadgen with 16 service points with 2 aces. LaraBeth had 19 assists and great defense was turned in by Chandra Yim.

For Lowell Catholic, Brenna Riley was an all-around standout with 7 aces, 10 digs, 5 kills and 3 assists. Maggie McGovern added 8 aces and 9 kills, Madi Franz claimed 14 kills, 5 aces and 9 digs, and Molly Trainor compiled 3 kills and 3 blocks.

Plymouth 3, Pelham 0

Pelham (1-8) received strong games from Natalia Villanueva, who had 13 service points, 7 aces and 12 digs, while Ellise Hooper had 18 digs and Kate Fisher had 7 kills.

Renae Cerri had 6 blocks and Hannah Andrewchuk had 6 assists in the losing cause.

Methuen 3, Chelmsford 1

Despite a fine performance by Ahnasia McKinney, the Lions fell 25-16, 25-11, 16-25, 25-15.

McKinney finished with 9 assists, 6 digs and 4 kills. Leah Mathewson added 4 kills and 2 blocks, Jenna Souza contributed 5 assists and 7 digs, and Sofia D’Agostino collected 5 blocks.

Bishop Guertin 3, Alvirne 0

Alicia Glasheen powered the Cardinals to the NHIAA victory with 6 aces, 3 kills, 36 assists and 5 digs. Scores were 25-10, 25-16, 25-19.

Libby Knapp was also outstanding with 3 aces, 9 kills and 13 digs. Also starring for BG were Rita Dow (7 kills, 2 aces), Lydia Litvak (6 kills) and Paola Matos (15 digs).

Lawrence 3, Lowell 0

Despite 4 kills, 14 digs and a .944 passing average from Dai Thawnghmung, the Red Raiders fell, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.

Sofia Cruz added 2 kills and 5 blocks. Keara Page claimed 2 kills and 2 blocks, while Mia Ly had a block for Lowell (2-5).

Groton-Dunstable 3, Hudson 0

Lauren Kenney had 19 assists to fuel the Crusaders. Scores were 25-14, 25-23, 25-17. Carolyn Mullins had 11 kills, and Peter White had 19 digs. Lily Blodgett compiled 5 kills and 4 aces.

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