Dunham, Lowell Best the Indians
Kaleigh Dunham scored 5 goals and added 3 goals to power the Lowell High girls lacrosse team to a thrilling 17-16 victory over Merrimack Valley Conference rival Billerica on Monday.
Elsewhere, Lowell Catholic topped Shawsheen Tech in overtime, 12-11, in a classic contest.
On the boys side, Shawsheen, Littleton, Dracut and Billerica were among the winners.
The Red Raiders (8-3) edged the Indians in a classic. Abigai Mitchell had 4 goals, while Elizabeth Tighe and Lilly Diamantopous had 3 goals each for Lowell.
Casey Mitchell and Caetryn Gilreath had 1 goal each and Hannah McAnespie added an assist. Goalie Isabella Marsden made 8 saves for the win, while in front of her, Hannah Erickson, Julia Sullivan, Molly McAnespie and Olyvia Cassella all had strong defensive games.
Erin Green led the Lions to the MVC rout with 5 goals and 4 draw controls, while Claire Danahy added 2 goals and 3 assists.
Chelmsford (9-2) stayed perfect in MVC play (7-0) as Kate Krueger contributed 2 goals, 2 assists and 8 draw controls. Leah Green (3 goals), Sarah Lachance (2 goals, 2 assists), Julia Pitts (2 goals) and Shannon Walsh (goal) were also offensive stars.
Morgan Wright made 5 saves.
Gr. Lowell 11
Araceli Lopez netted 4 goals and added an assist and teammate Chanda Wallace added 3 goals to help lead the Gryphons (6-5) to a victory.
Madison Hamilton added 2 goals and 1 assists, while Julia Crowley and Kaelynn Tanner added a goal and an assist each. Goalie Julia O’Keefe made 6 saves for the win.
The Redmen (4-8) snapped a six-game losing streak with a convincing win over the Hillies.
Erin McIntyre paced the offense with 5 goals, while her sister Lauren had 3. Also chipping in were Hannah Knoops with 4 goals, Lexi Polimeno with 3, Maeve Cahill with 2 and Samira El Hakim and Alexis Raymond with 1 each.
Michelle Kasmaul made 4 saves to earn the win.
North Andover 11
Central Catholic 10
The Raiders were nipped in MVC action despite a 5-goal performance from Caroline Affolter.
Carly LaFerriere added 2 goals and 2 assists, while single goals were tallied by Olivia DeLonais, Macie McGree and Ciera Licare. Olivia Hamilton made 8 saves for Central (5-5, 4-3 MVC).
Jill Schwab (6) and Jordyn Galgay (4) combined for 10 goals as the Pythons (6-0) came away with a convincing victory in New Hampshire play.
Ashley Masson added 3 goals, Abbie Patchen had 2, while Olivia Gagnon, Emma Beanland and Emma Thompson had 1 each.
Lowell Catholic 12
Senior captain Emily Jussaume scored the game winner in overtime to propel LC to a thrilling victory.
She finished the night with 9 goals and 2 assists. Also contributing were Ali Dresser with 2 goals and 2 assists, Cassidy Gilbride with 1 goal and Patricia Adesanyaa with 1 assist.
Goalie Abbey Keefe made 8 saves.
For Shawsheen, Julia Ryan was strong in the net, making 20 saves. Offensively, Devin Sweeney had 5 goals, Megan Brown found the net 3 times, Celina Barczak had 2 and Maddie Rumley finished with 1.
The Rams improved to 11-1 with a dominating CAC victory. Dan Lee was strong offensively with 3 goals and 1 assist, while Dylan Timmons had 2 goals and 1 assist and Logan Singleton contributed with 1 goal and 3 helpers.
Also chipping in were Dave Fraser and Owen Sullivan with 2 goals each, and Tom King, Coner Rooney and Ryan Quinones with 1 goal each.
Jonah Varallo made 6 saves for the win, while freshman Tyler Leeds played the final 7 minutes and made 1 save.
The Tigers held Oakmont to just four shots on net to completely dominate the game from the get-go.
Danny Angell was a force with the stick, finishing with 6 goals and 2 assists, while Will Scott finished with 4 goals, Chris Berger with 3 and Gavin Bergeron with 2.
Luke Witherell posted the shutout in the net.
The Middies remained hot in MVC Division 2 play with a decisive victory over Methuen.
Allyn French led the way with 6 goals to power the Middies (8-2).
Despite a fine game from Dominique Milinazzo, the Broncos were defeated in Hudson.
Milinazzo finished with 7 draw controls and 3 goals. Maddy Nicolosi added a goal, which was set up by Erin Baker. Hailey Ramalhinno netted a goal, while Lara Mallizia made 6 saves.
The Indians (6-5) used a spread-out scoring attack to cruise past Lowell. Matt Milano and Connor Doherty had 3 goals each, Brendan Cook and Garrett Murphy had 2 each, and Jack Hutchins, Jacob Marini, Colby Cyrus and Brady Hunt had 1 each.
Goalie Ian Gibbons had 5 saves.