Newton South 1, Westford 0 — ‘‘It was bend it like MacArthur,'' said Newton South girls' soccer coach Doug McCarthy to describe Sophie MacArthur's left-footed corner kick goal that lifted the Lions over Dual County League rival and eighth ranked Westford Academy, 1-0, Friday at Winkler Stadium. The junior central defender drilled the goal in the 70th minute as the Lions (4-5-1, 4-4-1) earned their third win in a row after a sluggish 1-3-1 start. ‘‘Sophie is a great player, she has a strong foot and handles many of our dead ball kicks, corners, penalty kicks,'' said McCarthy. ‘‘Luckily for us she was in a great position to score and handled the situation extremely well.'' Immediately following the goal, McCarthy called a timeout to settle his team down. "We called a timeout to give some instructions as far as what we needed to do to close the game out,''said McCarthy. ‘‘We basically told them to take care of the ball and that they didn't need to score again but they needed to protect the ball and not give Westford any opportunities.'' The Lions, who have undergone many positional changes due to injuries, opened the first half slowly and allowed Westford (7-1, 2-2) to control the midfield. The Grey Ghosts' two central midfielders Caitlyn Paltsios and Meghan Thomasch dominated the midfield in the first half by winning positional battles and deftly moved the ball downfield to their forwards and skilled offensive players. ‘‘We made some tactical strategies in the first half and we tried to play more in their defending third,'' said McCarthy. ‘‘In the second half our goal was to be more successful in the midfield than in the first half.'' Senior central midfield Tori Swartz and sophomore midfielders Izi Epshtein and Tamar Bulka won difficult battles across the midfield and were responsible for maintaining possession of the ball and creating offensive plays on the Ghosts's half of the field. Senior captain and midfielder Karina Alfisher also stabilized the outside midfield and erased several of Lions's errors on throw-ins and dead ball kicks that plagued them in the first half. Senior outside defender and three year starter Lauren Astrachan also limited the Grey Ghosts's scoring opportunities downfield by disrupting their offensive rhythm with stifling one-one defense. The Lions finished with seven shots on goal to the Ghosts's six. ‘‘Lauren is a constant for us and she rarely ever comes out of the game,'' said McCarthy. ‘‘She reads the game in front of her really well and has the experience to shut down plays and she rarely gets beaten by an opposing player.'' The Lions look to improve their record in the Dual County League and continue their strong second half with a matchup against Bedford next Wednesday.
Roundup for Friday, Oct. 5
Westborough 7, Fitchburg 0 — Olivia McGourty had three goals for the visiting Rangers (6-2-2, 4-0-1 Midland B). Sarah Connors, Suzanna Wright, Amy Wilichowski and Karli Gavin also scored, while Marissa Goebel made one save in the shutout. The Red Raiders are 0-10, 0-5.
Douglas 2, St. Bernard's 2 — Jill Pinard assisted on Rachel Pelletier's goal, and scored the tying goal in the second half as the host Bernardians (5-5-2) tied the Tigers (7-5-1) in Fitchburg. Taryn Cardani and Morgan Goozy scored first-half goals for Douglas.
Blackstone-Millville 2, Whitinsville Christian 1 — Laura Gagnon scored on a cross in the 52nd minute from Morgan McCarthy, who was the goaltender most of the game, as the Chargers (6-5, 2-5 Dual Valley) nipped the visiting Crusaders (2-9-1, 0-7). Gagnon opened the scoring in the first half on a penalty kick but Molly Stark tied in the 26th minute on a breakaway.
Bancroft 1, Portsmouth Abbey 1 — Sophomore Maggie Simon tied it up for the visiting Bulldogs (1-3-2) with a goal into the upper left corner from the edge of the box 15 minutes after halftime. The game was called due to darkness shortly after. Sophomore Hannah Sugarman made five saves.
Uxbridge 4, Grafton 0 — Courtney Pepin scored two goals to lead the host Spartans (6-5, 6-5 SWCL) over the Indians (5-1-3, 5-1-3). Alex Van Loon and Autumn Gentzler also scored, and Rachel Lozeau made three saves.
Monty Tech 8, Worcester South 1 — Sophomore Rylee Litchfield had two goals and three assists, while freshman Natalie Arsenault and Lily Haschig each scored twice and had an assist to lead the visiting Bulldogs (6-1-1). Lindsey Kuksha and Shelby Arseneau added goals for Monty Tech. Junior Elizabeth Oluokum scored on a pass from freshman Esther Oluokum for the Colonels (1-8).
North Brookfield 2, St. Mary's (Worcester) 0 — Sara Lebel netted the winner in the 31st minute for the visiting Indians (4-4, 2-2 WCAC), while Carrie Rudzinski completed the scoring in the 53rd. Taylor Page stopped 12 shots for the Eagles (0-10-1, 0-5).
Central Catholic 1, North Andover 0 — Allie Wiggins's eighth goal lifted the fourth-ranked Raiders (9-0) over the No. 18 Knights (6-3-1). Senior Lauren Flynn added four saves to record her seventh shutout.
Franklin 6, Oliver Ames 1 — Kristi Kirshe's fourth hat trick of the season helped the fifth-ranked Panthers (9-0) knock off the Tigers (9-2-1) in a Hockomock League showdown.
Canton 3, King Philip 1 — Lauren Berman's two goals led the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (8-1-1). The Senior striker has caught fire of late, netting 10 goals in three games this week. She has 25 on the season.
Worcester Academy 1, Nobles 1 — Junior Olivia Dalton-Hoffman took possession and scored off a scramble in the box to put the visiting Hilltoppers (4-0-3) ahead in the 15th minute, but the Bulldogs (5-0-1) tied it up late in the second half. Worcester Academy junior Jenna Pike made 10 saves.
Hamilton-Wenham 1, Lynnfield 0 — Cara Durgin scored in the 18th minute with an assist from Emily Gaucher.
Doherty 48, Wachusett 15 — Colin Bennie finished Doherty's 3-mile course in 15:19 to lead the visiting Mountaineers (5-1). Wachusett took the next four spots behind Sean Sampson (16:33), Tim Fitgerald (16:38), Cole Burgess (16:38) and Eric Iacoboni (16:52). Anthony Rentsch finished seventh (17:04) for the Highlanders (3-1).
Millbury 50, David Prouty 15 — Brendan Coughlin placed first in 15:10 on his 2.7-mile home course to lead David Prouty (4-3) to wins over Millbury (3-4) and Southbridge (0-6). William Watkins of Southbridge placed second in 15:58, followed by Prouty's Matt McNamara (16:12), Hunter Dean (16:54) and Jack Coakley (17:04). Christian Bourgeous was the top finisher for Millbury in seventh place.
Southbridge 44, David Prouty 19 — Brendan Coughlin placed first in 15:10 on his 2.7-mile home course to lead host David Prouty (4-3) to wins over Millbury (3-4) and Southbridge (0-6). William Watkins of Southbridge placed second in 15:58, followed by Prouty's Matt McNamara (16:12), Hunter Dean (16:54) and Jack Coakley (17:04). Christian Bourgeous was the top finisher for Millbury in seventh place.
Southbridge 33, Millbury 22 — Brendan Coughlin placed first in 15:10 on his 2.7-mile home course to lead host David Prouty (4-3) to wins over Millbury (3-4) and Southbridge (0-6). William Watkins of Southbridge placed second in 15:58, followed by Prouty's Matt McNamara (16:12), Hunter Dean (16:54) and Jack Coakley (17:04). Christian Bourgeous was the top finisher for Millbury in seventh place.
Oakmont 35, Bromfield 21 — Bromfield (9-0, 9-0 Wachusett A) took three of the top four spots, led by winner Price Bay in 16:17, to sweep a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Nick Steele was third (17:13) and Patrick Griffin fourth (17:26) for the Trojans, while David Albertini came in second for Lunenburg (0-7, 0-7). Sophomore Joe Mellish was fifth (17:35) for Oakmont (6-2, 6-3).
Lunenburg 33, Oakmont 22 — Bromfield (9-0, 9-0 Wachusett A) took three of the top four spots, led by winner Price Bay in 16:17, to sweep a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Nick Steele was third (17:13) and Patrick Griffin fourth (17:26) for the Trojans, while David Albertini came in second for Lunenburg (0-7, 0-7). Sophomore Joe Mellish was fifth (17:35) for Oakmont (6-2, 6-3).
Lunenburg 39, Bromfield 19 — Bromfield (9-0, 9-0 Wachusett A) took three of the top four spots, led by winner Price Bay in 16:17, to sweep a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Nick Steele was third (17:13) and Patrick Griffin fourth (17:26) for the Trojans, while David Albertini came in second for Lunenburg (0-7, 0-7). Sophomore Joe Mellish was fifth (17:35) for Oakmont (6-2, 6-3).
Douglas 6, St. Bernard's 0 — Senior Josh Jess scored three goals and freshman Zach Ells scored his first two varsity goals for the visiting Tigers (8-1-2), who qualified for the Central Mass. tourney for the 11th straight season. Zack Rodas scored the other goal while Justin Gualtieri (four saves) posted his fifth shutout of the season. The Bernardians are 2-6-2.
Doherty 1, Bartlett 1 — Junior Sotir Roba scored seven minutes into the second half to lift visiting Doherty (1-7-2) into a tie. Junior Justin Caro scored in the fourth minute for the Indians (5-2-3). Junior Nadeel Tokatli played well in goal for Doherty, while sophomore Brian Tondel was solid for Bartlett.
Shawsheen 2, Maynard 2 — Matthew Kiley and Chris Flynn scored first-half goals to give host Maynard (9-1-2) a 2-1 lead, but the Rams tied it on Andy Sutton's penalty-kick goal.
Abby Kelley Foster 2, Advanced Math and Science 1 — Kwesi Ewusi's unassisted goal with 11 minutes left won it for the host Bears (8-3, 8-0 WCAC). Brian Newberry scored for the Eagles (6-3-1, 5-2). Noah Quiles also scored for the Bears, while Kevin Wright made six saves for the win.
Somerville 4, East Boston 0 — Junior striker Thayrone Miranda had two goals and an assist to lead host Somerville (8-0-1).
Dorchester 7, West Roxbury 2 — Junior Angelos Julien had one goal and one assist for the Bears.
Lunenburg 1, Littleton 1 — Freshman Hayden Gray scored in the eighth minute to give host Littleton (5-4-1) the early lead, but senior Sam Keegan scored the equalizer six minutes before halftime for the Blue Knights (7-1-2).
Franklin 1, Oliver Ames 1 — Dave Stapleton gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead five minutes into the second half, but the Panthers Zach Scafati tied it with two minutes left in regular time.
Austin Prep 7, Cathedral 1 — Dan Ippolito and Mike Russell had two goals apiece.
North Quincy 2, Pembroke 0 — Jamison MacFarland made 15 saves to record his third shutout of the season for the Red Raiders (3-5-1).
Marblehead 1, Lynn English 0 — Josh Beloff scored with 15 minutes left in rgulation and Max Walther made it standup with 13 saves for the Headers(4-5).
Newton North 0, Dedham 0 — Marauders senior Anthony Valentino had seven saves and senior Andrew Leaper had five for the Tigers.
Lynnfield 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — James Hook scored in the 18th minute. He has only two goals this season, however both have come this week and were game-winners for the Pioneers (5-4-2).
Randolph 8, Holbrook 5 — Sadrqaue Ferreaz set the freshman scoring record for the Blue Devils (6-5) with his 13th and 14th goals of the season.
Lowell Catholic 2, Greater Lawrence 0 — Junior Matthew Nachatelo scored both goals on assists from Bernard Deignan.
Coyle & Cassidy 1, Seekonk 0 — The Warriors (8-2-1) got a goal from senior Michael Santos. Junior Conor McDonough recorded his second shutout in two days and sixth of the season.
Bishop Feehan 4, Fairhaven 3 — The Shamrocks (5-3-2) rallied from a two-goal deficit at halftime thanks to Zach Tina's first career hat trick.
Auburn 6, Oxford 2 — Rob Anderson had a hat trick and an assist, while Kelvin Okyere scored twice with an assist and Richie Augusto added a goal to lead the host Rockets (4-3-3, 4-3-1 SWCL). Senior Donnie Freeland and eighth-grader Matt Murphy scored for the Pirates (1-7-2, 1-6-2)
Westford 2, Lincoln-Sudbury 1 — Junior Derrick Naugler scored the winner for the Grey Ghosts.
Taunton 2, Foxborough 0 — Junior midfielder Brad Alconada had both goals for the Tigers (6-2-2) and senior Marc Gleasom made six saves.
David Prouty 5, Southbridge 0 — Senior captain Sean Lammi had two goals and an assist, netting twice in the first 24 minutes to boost the Panthers (8-3, 7-2 SWCL). Nick Chatzopolous opened the scoring two minutes in, set up by junior Cam Dacey, who assisted on the first three Prouty goals. Austin Fittman and Zack Mongeon also scored, while goalie Jason Barrett made nine saves. The Pioneers fell to 0-10, 0-8.
Framingham 23, Braintree 7 — Senior Matthew Cronin scored two touchdowns, leading the Flyers past the Wamps.
Needham 33, Brookline 6 — Michael Panepinto ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries for the Rockets.
Franklin 20, North Attleborough 13 — Franklin senior Chris Johnson blocked a punt with 38 seconds left to set up a 49-yard go-ahead drive that ended with junior quarterback Nick Zucco hooking up with junior receiver Robert Dellorco for a 19-yard score. Dellorco then ended the game with a 54-yard interception return. Zucco finished 17 for 26 passing with 188 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also had 17 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Mansfield 21, Attleboro 19 — Quarterback Kyle Wisnieski connected with Brendan Hill for a 13-yard score, and also rushed in another to help the Hornets beat the Bombardiers.
Brockton 33, Fitchburg 6 — Aaron LeClair, Ricardo Calixte, and Micah Morel combined for 228 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Boxers (3-2). The Brockton defense allowed only two first downs and forced seven punts. Bernie Platel returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 86 yards for the only touchdown for the Red Raiders (0-5).
Barnstable 19, New Bedford 14 — All three Red Raider touchdowns came through the air as quarterback Nick Peabody connected with Tedaro France twice and Dylan Morris once.
Auburn 35, Shepherd Hill 6 — Tyler Desjardins ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, while Bobby Sivret scored twice and gained 66 yards on seven carries as the No. 2 Rockets rolled past the No. 5 Rams in Auburn. Mark Wright (4 carries, 36 yards) also scored, while Drew Goodrich (5 of 9, 73 yards) threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Nate Conway to put the Rockets (5-0, 1-0 SWCL A) up, 21-0, at halftime. Junior Zach Goddard scored on a 6-yard run with just over five minutes left as Shepherd Hill (4-1, 1-1) avoided the shutout.
Hudson 34, Algonquin 20 — Dan Mendes threw for two touchdowns, ran for one and kicked four extra points as the host Hawks (3-2, 2-0 Mid-Wach B) built a 28-0 lead. Mendes was 9 for 15 passing for 200 yards, including a 65-yard TD strike to Alex Peckham and a 17-yard scoring pass to Darnell Butler, who also scored on a 25-yard run. Dan Bothwell also scored on a 3-yard run for Hudson. Stephen Roy and Tim Keville rushed for touchdowns and Keville threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Brendan Dagle for the Tomahawks (1-4, 0-2).
Reading 22, Burlington 15 — Drew Belcher threw a touchdown pass and rushed for another in Reading's 22-15 win over Burlington. Marcus O'Diah carried the ball 19 times but was held under 100 yards.
Dorchester 32, Charlestown 0 — Dorchester extended its win streak to five behind Robinson Cyprien's touchdown run and Dale Cooper's 20-yard scoring run and 80-yard kick return for a touchdown.
Latin Academy 14, Burke 0 — Junior Kyle Dance completed 8 of 10 pass attempts for 110 yards and two touchdowns as the Dragons improved to 3-2. Bulldogs freshman Shareef Means had an interception.
Concord-Carlisle 30, Boston Latin 16 — Shane McClosky powered C-C (3-2) with 150 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Jhalen Bien-Aime rushed for 100 yards in a losing effort.
Madison Park 34, Brighton 0 — The Cardinals routed the Bengals in their third consecutive shutout. Senior Kalvin Jones led the charge with two defensive touchdowns (interception and fumble return), part of five forced turnovers by the Madison Park defense. Dawhensky Frederic and Alexis Santiago led the ground attack, combining for 144 yards and two touchdowns. The Cardinals (3-1, 2-0) gained sole possession of first place in the Boston North.
Blue Hills 36, South Boston 12 — Running back Vincent Burton scored four touchdowns for the Warriors, and brought his career rushing total to 4,188 yards in the win.
Nashoba 28, Marlborough 14 — Eli Williams scored on a 29-yard run, while John Ojukwu added a 21-yard score in the fourth quarter as top-ranked Nashoba rallied for the final 14 points in the second half to get past visiting Marlboro. Mike Yates scored twice for the Panthers (1-4, 1-1 Mid-Wach B). Andrew Cross had a 15-yard score and Ojukwu also added a 65-yard score as the teams were tied, 7-7, at halftime and 14-14 in the third quarter. "We made some adjustments at halftime - we haven't been in a close game all year," Nashoba coach Ken Tucker said. "Last week (Holy Name) was a tough battle but we haven't been in a game this close. We haven't had adversity come our way. But we did in this game and it will help us. Down the line, I think it will do us a lot of good."
Tyngsborough 27, Gardner 25 — Tom Lafferty reeled in a 30-yard TD pass from Jack Trottier with just 21 seconds remaining to send the undefeated Tigers (5-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach C) to a thrilling victory over the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1). Gardner had gone ahead, 25-21, with 48 seconds left on a 7-yard TD pass from Andy Guay to Brandon Williams, who also carried 17 times for 112 yards and a pair of TDs. Trottier, Dave Bangura and Chuck Keenan all ran in scores for Tyngsboro.
Groton-Dunstable 35, Clinton 6 — Quarterback Mack Eberhardt rushed nine times for 80 yards and two touchdowns, and was 4-of-8 passing for 173 yards and two more TDs to propel the Crusaders (4-1) over the visiting Gaels (1-4). Matt Manning returned to the lineup for Groton-Dunstable with 13 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns, while Joey Stewart hauled in a 65-yard TD pass. Manning also made eight tackles, Coleman Hill had six more, and Charles Hill and Matt Plausse each added five hits for the Crusaders. Corey Romich kicked all five PATs. Matt Notaro caught a 39-yard TD pass from Kyle Cutler in the fourth quarter for Clinton.
Nipmuc 47, St. Bernard's 13 — Kyle Braile had 228 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, and James Schwenderman scored on TD runs of 3 and 7 yards to pace the host Warriors (3-2) at Miscoe Field in Mendon. Nipmuc QB John Jango threw for a TD and ran for another, while Cam Adams had six tackles and Zach Giardini made five tackles and had a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown. Justin Vailliere threw two TD passes, both to Sean Maki, for the Bernardians (0-4).
Bartlett 59, Uxbridge 28 — Junior Alexander Givins-Perry ran for 273 yards, including touchdowns of 84, 58 and 53 yards, to power the host Indians (2-3, 1-0 SWCL B) past the Spartans (2-3, 0-1). Bartlett's James Patterson, Patrick Spooner and Akeem Belnavis chipped in with two TDs each. Jake Taparausky threw for a touchdown and ran for another for the Spartans.
Northbridge 28, Grafton 21 — Ben O'Donnell's interception with Grafton driving deep into Northbridge territory with just over a minute left helped the visiting No. 6 Rams (5-0) edge the ninth-ranked Indians (3-2). After a Corey Charpentier 2-yard TD run gave the Indians a 14-7 lead midway in the second quarter, Northbridge QB Matt Phelan answered with back-to-back TD throws to O'Donnell of 25 and 6 yards. Jake Ryan later ran 20 yards for a score, and the Rams led 28-14 after three quarters. Grafton's John Coughlin had a 1-yard TD run in the fourth, his second of the game.
Lunenburg 29, Quabbin 18 — The quarterbacks did all the scoring as Lunenburg's Greg Abare carried 20 times for 203 yards and ran in four consecutive TDs to lead the Blue Knights (3-2, 2-0 Mid-Wach C) back after they fell behind, 12-0, in the second quarter. Abare had touchdown runs of 3, 36, 1 and 49 yards, and also found Nathan Nash on a conversion pass to complete a 29-point swing and put Lunenburg ahead by 17. Quabbin quarterback Dylan Kierman ran in a 25-yard TD in the fourth quarter to set the final score. Kierman completed 21 of 29 passes for 267 yards and also rushed 11 times for 70 yards and the first two TDs. Channing Favreau led the Panthers (3-2, 1-1) with 14 tackles.
West Boylston 28, Narragansett 14 — Senior Mike Pace netted 121 yards on 14 carries and scored twice on TD runs of 19 and 33 yards as the visiting Lions (5-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach D) doubled up the Warriors (3-2, 0-2). Quarterback Steven Gould sent all four of his completions to junior Bryan Hayes for a total 124 yards in the air. Gould found Hayes for a 66-yard catch-and-run to put West Boylston ahead in the first quarter. Devin Desaultels also ran it in for a 48-yard TD for the other Lions score. Trevor Richard accounted for the Narragansett scoring, twice diving in from one yard out. Warriors sophomore Joe O'Neil rushed 27 times for a game-high 143 yards, while senior Ben Benoit carried 19 times for 131 yards.
Littleton 56, Maynard 34 — Junior quarterback Alex McLaughlin went 5 for 10 for 157 yards and threw for two TDs and rushed 10 times for 101 yards for visiting Littleton (4-1, 2-0 Mid-Wach D). Travis Bassett carried 10 times for 178 yards and three TDs, while Peter Doyle ran it five times for 93 yards and a score. Maynard's Sean Peterson had 31 carries for 240 yards to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark for Maynard (2-3,0-1). He also scored four touchdowns, including a 75-yard kickoff return. Sean Kennedy also rushed 16 times for 107 yards and the final TD for Maynard. Matt Jackson, Ian Howard and Ryan Clark all had 13 tackles for Littleton.
Worcester Tech 31, Quaboag 7 — Junior Matt Daly ran for 61 yards on seven carries, including a pair of goal-line TDs in the first half as the host Eagles (2-3, 1-1 Colonial) cruised. Sophomore Zach Hoffner carried six times for 69 yards and a 16-yard TD, while Makentry Long had a three-yard TD run. Justin Martin completed the Worcester Tech scoring by returning an interception 53 yards to the end zone. Jon Janosz scored for the Cougars (0-5, 0-2) on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Murdock 22, Ayer Shirley 8 — Jacob Santiago had two touchdowns on the ground and also ran in a conversion as the visiting Blue Devils (1-4, 1-1 Mid-Wach D) rallied for their first win. Andy Polcari hit Dominic Allard on a 12-yard TD strike for the other Murdock score. Josh Elysee returned an interception 50 yards to the end zone for the Panthers (1-4, 0-1).
Bay Path 39, Monty Tech 6 — Senior Tyler Barnes, a converted tight end in just his second game as a running back, rushed for four touchdowns and 167 yards, all in the first half, to power the Minutemen (4-1, 1-0 Colonial) past the visiting Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1) in Charlton. Bay Path, which piled up 373 yards on offense, scored on its first three possessions, with Barnes lugging it in from 3, 72 and 50 yards, all in the first quarter. He added a 2-point conversion rush. Barnes had a 2-yard TD in the second period after senior defensive tackle Wesley Spots recovered a fumble at the Monty Tech 42. Anthony Baez caught a 12-yard TD pass from Kyle Thibeault, also in the second quarter, giving the Minutemen a 33-0 lead at halftime. Gabe Cruz added a 35-yard TD run in the third quarter, set up by junior cornerback Justin Sherman's interception. Adam Forgues scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Bulldogs.
Marblehead 23, Newburyport 20 — Quarterback Ian Magg connected with Dylan Cressy for an 8-yard touchdown pass to lift the Magicians (5-0) to a double-overtime win.
North Reading 17, Pentucket 14 — Charles McCarthy scored two third-quarter touchdowns to lead the host Hornets.
Saugus 35, Georgetown 14 — Nick Benoit scored three touchdowns for the Sachems (4-1), who piled up 283 total yards on the ground against the Royals.
Winthrop 9, Arlington Catholic 7 — Ruben Powell knotted the game at 7 after plunging in for a touchdown from 3 yards out, and the Vikings forced a winning safety.
Austin Prep 32, Manchester Essex 19 — Nick Vitale rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and Connor Duffy completed 4 of 6 passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars.
Bishop Feehan 24, Barrington (R.I.) 0 — Matt Allen rushed for 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns and booted a field goal.
Roxbury Latin 47, St. Mark's 22 — Senior quarterback Mackay Lowrie was 10-of-24 throwing for 162 yards and four touchdown passes for the Foxes.
Dighton-Rehoboth 20, Bishop Stang 7 — Nathan Kowalski threw a touchdown to get the Falcons offense started.
Cardinal Spellman 28, Coyle & Cassidy 0 — The Cardinals were propelled by a 21-point second quarter that was highlighted by a Chris Toomey 70-yard touchdown run and capped by a Harry Stevens 45-yard run. Toomey gained 125 yards on the ground on six carries.
Martha's Vineyard 21, Medford 14 — Senior quarterback Alec Tattersall threw two touchdowns to lead the Vineyarders past the Mustangs.
Apponequet 31, Bourne 8 — Lakers tailback Matt Michael rushed for three touchdowns, the longest from 25 yards.
Lawrence Academy 51, St. George's 16 — Chris Garrison and Nick Day combined for five touchdowns, four in a 37-point first quarter.
Greater New Bedford 20, Seekonk 0 — Jacob Tavares 91-yard touchdown off a fumble recovery highlighted a strong performance from the Bears defense, which forced three turnovers.
Malden Catholic 15, Quincy 12 — Mike DeLuca booted a 23-yard winning field goal for the Lancers, fending off the Presidents.
Stoughton 20, Foxborough 0 — In the first game since the death of senior defensive tackle David Wade from an accidental shooting, the Black Knights dedicated the game to their fallen teammate and won, 20-0, over Hockomock (Davenport) rival Foxboro. Marcus Middleton had a 40-yard TD run just four plays into the game and caught a 67-yard score in the fourth quarter. On defense, Imani Pina recovered a fumble in the end zone at the end of the first half and had an interception in the fourth quarter as the Black Knights (5-0) shut out the Warriors (3-2).
Holliston 41, Bellingham 13 — Zac Elkinson had touchdown catches of 31, 30, and 61 yards as the host Panthers (3-2) won with ease.
Hopkinton 37, Dover-Sherborn 18 — Senior Hank Rudden passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns for Hopkinton (5-0). Nolan Cornu rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
Bishop Fenwick 34, Weston 14 — Sophomore back Rufus Rushins cored three touchdowns to lead the Crusaders.
Acton-Boxborough 18, Wayland 17 — Jack Perry's 17-yard field goal gave the visiting Colonials the victory.
Bedford 41, Somerville 40 — It took overtime, but the Buccaneers took the Highlanders down with the help of Olan Abner (175 yards on 34 carries, winning TD). Phoenix Huertas rushed for 165 yards and three scores for the Highlanders.
Norton 13, Medway 0 — The Lancers(3-2) forced and three interceptions and Joe Colley, Mike Ready, and Brad Wry combined for 245 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Sharon 21, Canton 14 — Senior Adam Banks caught the winning touchdown pass from Sean O'Neil in overtime to boost Sharon to 5-0 for the first time since 1998. He also recovered a fumble and an onside kick.
Wilmington 10, Woburn 0 — James O'Regan was responsible for all 10 of Wilmington's points, rushing for a 1-yard touchdown and kicking a 37-yard field goal.
Lowell 42, Lawrence 21 — Receiver Anthony Consolo and quarterback Cam Latta connected for three touchdowns for Lowell. Lawrence's Nelson Valerio threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns.
Melrose 48, Lexington 27 — Dean Anderson had three rushing touchdowns and Bryan Reale added two more as the Red Raiders (3-2) scored early and often against the Minutemen (1-4).
Wakefield 29, Arlington 0 — Quarterback Michael Miller connected with receiver Conor Coogan for two touchdowns to lead the Warriors to victory.
Dennis-Yarmouth 49, Plymouth North 34 — Spencer Tyler was 8 for 10 passing for 175 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 109 yards to boost the Dolphins.
Natick 42, Dedham 7 — Troy Flutie went 11 for 15 for 280 yards and four touchdowns - all in the first half. Brian Dunlap racked up 120 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns. Gus Black paced the defense with an interception, fumble recovery, and seven tackles.
Milton 34, Wellesley 28 — Liam Collins's fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tyler Green proved to be the difference as the Wildcats held on for the win.
Lincoln-Sudbury 24, Waltham 0 — The 18th-ranked Warriors (5-0) had five interceptions to keep the visiting Hawks off the board.
Everett 51, Cambridge 30 — Everett is back on track - kind of. Their 51-30 win over Cambridge was not nearly as easy as the score indicated. The Tide led, 36-22, at halftime, but fumbled twice in the third quarter, after Cambridge scored to make it 36-30. The Crimson Tide escaped any damage following the first fumble, but the second one came at their own 26-yard line. Cambridge was driving to go ahead, but Everett senior defensive back Brendan LaRosa intercepted David Maaghul and returned it 70 yards to put the Tide up, 44-30, and seal the deal. After recovering an onside try on the ensuing kickoff, the Tide added another touchdown - a 10-yd run from senior Jakarrie Washington, who scored five times (3 rushes, 2 receiving) for Everett.
Pope John Paul II 32, St. Clement 31 — Pope John (3-1) snapped St. Clements (3-1) three-game win streak behind a powerful performance from Ryan Baraby. Baraby (10-for-21, 201 yards) tossed four touchdown passes, three to Chris Jordan, and connected on the winning 2-point conversion to Billy Satkavich in overtime.
Shawsheen 41, Chelsea 7 — Mike O'Hearn threw for 265 yards (15 of 23) and six touchdowns for the Rams. Senior wide receiver Devonn Pratt caught eight passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns.
Greater Lawrence 34, Greater Lowell 8 — Cristian Rivera led the Reggies with 231 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
Cohasset 42, Carver 13 — Tim Gillis ran for three touchdowns to lead the Skippers. Quarterback Chris Haggerty connected with Christian Davis for a touchdown, and rushed for another.
East Bridgewater 39, Hull 26 — Andrew Benson scored five touchdowns - three of which were rushes of at least 40 yards.
Holderness 28, Dexter 20 — Running back Bailey Walsh scored twice to spark Holderness.
Hyde (Conn.) 27, Portsmouth Abbey 14 — Jay Watkins racked up 171 rushing yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Hyde.
Narragansett 31.5, Monty Tech 22.5 — Chris Buscanera of the Warriors (10-2-1) shot a 3-over 38 at Templewood against the visiting Bulldogs (4-10).
Oxford 9, Southbridge 0 — Gerald Davis of the visiting Pirates (2-10) shot 4-over 40 at Cohasset CC against the Pioneers (0-12).
Littleton 28, Gardner 20 — Nick Hudson shot even-par 35 to lead the visiting Tigers (11-1-1) at Gardner Municipal. The Wildcats slip to 4-11.
Leicester 6, Millbury 3 — Richard Garabedian of the Wolverines (5-9, 5-7 SWCL) and Anthony Gabrilla and Ryan Ward, both of the Woolies (6-8-1, 6-7), all shot 42 at par-34 Leicester CC.
Sutton 198, Holy Name 198 — Sophomore Eric Soter carded a 1-over 36 at Clearview in Millbury for visiting Sutton (7-3-2), which settled for a tie with the Naps (4-5-1). Holy Name was led by sophomore Connor Labin's 38.
Bromfield 28, Nashoba 26 — Ben Fobert shot 1-over 37 for the Trojans (10-1-1) in the victory over the visiting Chieftains (7-5-1) at Red Tail. Alex Dempsey took medalist winners with a 35 for Nashoba.
Shrewsbury 191, St. John's (Shrewsbury) 189 — Nick Rodriguez of the visiting Colonials (9-2) was medalist with a sizzling 1-under 35 at Wachusett CC, but the Pioneers (11-1) prevailed, led by freshman Tim Umphrey's even-par 36.
Bancroft 3, Portsmouth Abbey 3 — Bancroft junior Aditya Dharampuriya shot a 1-over 37 at Carnegie Abbey GC in Portsmouth, R.I., but the Ravens (2-3) topped the Bulldogs (4-2) on the tiebreaker of holes won, 3 up.
Leominster 207, Wachusett 201 — Nick Wiles shot a 2-over 37 at Gardner Municipal GC to pace the visiting Mountaineers (8-6-1). Senior Connor King's 4-over 39 was the low round for the Blue Devils (4-10).
Tantasqua 251, Longmeadow 241 — Billy Walthouse earned medalist honors with by going 2-under 34 to lead the Lancers (14-1) to victory at Hemlock Ridge. Andrew Serrenho shot a 39 for the Warriors (14-2).
Oakmont 45, Lunenburg 15 — Ashley Hyde (19:57) and Allison Freeman (20:25) finished 1-2 for Lunenburg (6-1, 6-1 Wachusett A), which swept a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Bromfield (6-3, 6-3) had the next two finishers with Alexia Lipman (20:40) and Sophia Collins (20:41), while Lunenburg's Heather Hunt was fifth in 21:16. Top finisher for Oakmont (3-5, 3-6) was senior Kerry Kupcinskas in 12th (23:11).
Doherty 50, Wachusett 15 — Erin Sampson (21:12) won the 3-mile race as the Mountaineers (5-0) swept the first 11 places, with the first four finishers within three seconds of each other. Kate Gobi was second in 21:13, followed by Colleen Sands (21:14) and Amy Collins (21:15). Sydney Hauver (21:46) was fifth. Ally Dalve (22:29) was 12th, the first finisher for the Highlanders (3-1).
David Prouty 50, Millbury 15 — Eighth-grader Angie DiDomenica broke the four-year-old course record at David Prouty, covering the 2.7-mile layout in 16:28 to lead Millbury (6-1) past David Prouty (3-4) and Southbridge (1-3) in a tri-meet. Ali Tyburski of Shepherd Hill held the previous record of 16:52, set in September 2008. Millbury took the first seven places, with Alexis Violette (18:14), Keryn Reno (19:27), Paige Rembiszeuski (19:58) and Marissa Moquin (20:53) rounding out the top five. Prouty's Jessica Snyder finished eighth in 21:32 while Maura Deshaies of Southbridge placed 11th in 23:16.
Southbridge 29, David Prouty 27 — Eighth-grader Angie DiDomenica broke the four-year-old course record at David Prouty, covering the 2.7-mile layout in 16:28 to lead Millbury (6-1) past David Prouty (3-4) and Southbridge (1-3) in a tri-meet. Ali Tyburski of Shepherd Hill held the previous record of 16:52, set in September 2008. Millbury took the first seven places, with Alexis Violette (18:14), Keryn Reno (19:27), Paige Rembiszeuski (19:58) and Marissa Moquin (20:53) rounding out the top five. Prouty's Jessica Snyder finished eighth in 21:32 while Maura Deshaies of Southbridge placed 11th in 23:16.
Southbridge 50, Millbury 15 — Eighth-grader Angie DiDomenica broke the four-year-old course record at David Prouty, covering the 2.7-mile layout in 16:28 to lead Millbury (6-1) past David Prouty (3-4) and Southbridge (1-3) in a tri-meet. Ali Tyburski of Shepherd Hill held the previous record of 16:52, set in September 2008. Millbury took the first seven places, with Alexis Violette (18:14), Keryn Reno (19:27), Paige Rembiszeuski (19:58) and Marissa Moquin (20:53) rounding out the top five. Prouty's Jessica Snyder finished eighth in 21:32 while Maura Deshaies of Southbridge placed 11th in 23:16.
Oakmont 44, Bromfield 15 — Ashley Hyde (19:57) and Allison Freeman (20:25) finished 1-2 for Lunenburg (6-1, 6-1 Wachusett A), which swept a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Bromfield (6-3, 6-3) had the next two finishers with Alexia Lipman (20:40) and Sophia Collins (20:41), while Lunenburg's Heather Hunt was fifth in 21:16. Top finisher for Oakmont (3-5, 3-6) was senior Kerry Kupcinskas in 12th (23:11).
Bromfield 31, Lunenburg 24 — Ashley Hyde (19:57) and Allison Freeman (20:25) finished 1-2 for Lunenburg (6-1, 6-1 Wachusett A), which swept a tri-meet on Oakmont's 2.7-mile course in Ashburnham. Bromfield (6-3, 6-3) had the next two finishers with Alexia Lipman (20:40) and Sophia Collins (20:41), while Lunenburg's Heather Hunt was fifth in 21:16. Top finisher for Oakmont (3-5, 3-6) was senior Kerry Kupcinskas in 12th (23:11).
Leominster 1, Algonquin 0 — The Blue Devils' Dominique Zarella got the ball from about 25 yards out, wove by several defenders and scored the game's only goal with 10:49 left to lead Leominster (7-3, 1-3 Midland A) past the visiting Tomahawks (4-4-1, 0-2-1). Kasey Mammone made one save for the shutout.
Westborough 2, Fitchburg 0 — Hannah Crowley and Rachel van Heest scored for the visiting Rangers (3-5) against the Red Raiders (1-7-1). Emily Humphries made five saves in the shutout.
Hudson 1, North Middlesex 0 — Sophomore Gaelyn Donoghue scored the winner for the host Hawks (4-4-1, 2-1 Midland B) on an assist from Hannah Kennedy with 14 minutes left. Kelly Young made four saves in the shutout, and Cassandra Schaves made a stick save. The Patriots are 1-7-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.
Wachusett 3, Quabbin 0 — Senior Rachel Deneault scored a pair of goals, putting the host Mountaineers (6-3, 2-1 Midland A) ahead just two minutes in and then completing the scoring midway through the second half. Anna Guiney had the other Wachusett goal, while Sarah Siegel made four saves in the shutout. The Panthers fell to 5-4-2, 1-3.
Nashoba 2, Marlborough 0 — Erin O'Donnell and Sarah Gaffney scored to lead the visiting Chieftains (8-2, 3-0 Midland B) past the Panthers (4-7, 1-2). Bridget Doyle made four saves in the shutout, while Katie Lombardozzi and Sammy Gjeltema had assists for Nashoba.
Uxbridge 1, Blackstone-Millville 0 — Katie Francis drove home the winner on an assist from Hollie Sokoloski eight minutes into the first half for the visiting Spartans (10-1-1). Gina Patrillo made no saves in the shutout, while Amanda DeGuire had 12 stops for the Chargers (2-7-2).
Notre Dame (Worcester) 0, Burncoat 0 — Sophomore Ashley Smitts made 13 saves for host Burncoat (7-2-1) and the Patriots turned aside 14 penalty corners in a tie with the Rebels (7-2-1). Junior Lindsay Sullivan earned her seventh shutout for Notre Dame.
Quaboag 6, Westport 0 — Andrea Kislowski and Madison Messier each scored two goals and Abi Cote, Jr. (2 saves) posted the shutout for the visiting Cougars (10-1). Paige Guzik and Danielle Sweet also scored. Westport is 5-3-2.
Dana Hall 6, Worcester Academy 0 — Delaney Randor made 20 saves in the first half and Gianna Polito had 24 in the second for the Hilltoppers (2-5) in the loss to visiting Dana Hall. Worcerster Academy sweeper Zofia Miea also had two saves and Worcester Academy's Clare Stevens stopped a shot on goal, too.
Monty Tech 2, Sutton 1 — Taylor Eyles scored the winner in the second half to lift the visiting Bulldogs (11-1-1) over the Suzies (5-5). Kirsten Whitemore also scored for the Bulldogs, while Chelsea Legal had Sutton's goal.
St. Bernard's 3, Douglas 0 — Molly Richard had two goals and Kristin Buckley had a goal and an assist to lead the host Bernardians (6-4-1) past the Tigers (1-8-2). Nicole Tessier made two saves for her fifth shutout.
Hopedale 1, Nipmuc 0 — Senior captain Gabbi Dos Ramos scored on a feed from sophomore Mackenzie Greenberg with 7:32 remaining to win it for the visiting Blue Raiders (9-1, 4-0 Dual Valley). Junior Camille Norris played outstanding defense for Hopedale, while goalie Audra Hampsch notched the shutout. The Warriors fell to 6-4, 3-2.
Littleton 7, Gardner 1 — Senior captain Kim Lizotte had three goals and an assist to lead the host Tigers (8-1-2, 4-1-1 Wachusett A), while her sister, sophomore Sarah Lizotte, added a goal and two assists. Bridget Schofield, Fallon Schofield and Meaghann Ackerman had the other Littleton goals. Courtney Braman scored for the Wildcats (3-6-1, 0-6).
Northbridge 4, Tantasqua 0 — Hannah Perry and Codi Bennett each scored twice to power the host Rams (5-4) past the Warriors (2-4-2). Jenna Kelly had two assists, and Mikaela Bernard added an assist. Nicole DeFazio made 11 saves for her third shutout.
Newton Country Day 6, Lexington Christian 1 — Junior Nora DeSimone scored her second hat trick this season.
Concord-Carlisle 2, Wayland 0 — Senior forward Emily Noble scored her first goal of the season and forward Hannah Yang added the second strike for the Patriots.
Lexington 8, Wakefield 0 — Junior Fiona Fitzgerald scored four goals and Caroline Avery added two for the Minutemen.
Central Catholic 2, Bishop Fenwick 1 — Jenna Palmisano scored a goal and had an assist for the Raiders.
North Attleborough 7, Sharon 1 — Senior Jackie Del Bonis notched four goals for the Red Rocketeers (6-4).
Hingham 2, Scituate 1 — Seniors Caitlin Sullivan and Amy Desmarais each found the back of the net to help the Harbormen improve to 10-1-0.
King Philip 3, Canton 0 — Senior Ashley Avery (two goals, one assist) had a hand in all three goals, as the Warriors (6-2-2)knocked off the sixth-ranked Bulldogs.
Newton North 2, Newton South 1 — Sophomores Lea McDade and Ming Kivel scored for the Tigers.
David Prouty 2, Southbridge 0 — Abbey Bryant scored in the first half and Schelina Rodrigues-Wilson in the second for the Panthers (2-5-1) against the visiting Pioneers (3-10). Danielle Huston made four saves in the shutout.
Franklin 4, Oliver Ames 0 — Marta Versprille's two-goal game helped the No. 5 Panthers (7-0-3) defeat the No. 20 Tigers (7-1-0) in a Hockomock League game.
Duxbury 6, Hanover 0 — Junior Katie Smith led the Green Dragons with two goals and an assist.
Weston 6, Waltham 0 — Senior Bianca Brueckner scored two goals for the Wildcats.
Danvers 3, Marblehead 1 — Senior Sarah Potter scored the first two goals and ophomore Caitlin McBride added the third for the Falcons.
Apponequet 1, Dighton-Rehoboth 0 — Senior goalkeeper Jenn O'Leary had five saves, recording her 10th shutout for the Lakers.
Mansfield 1, Stoughton 0 — Katie Cellucci registered 19 saves in the shutout.
Haverhill 98, Billerica 80 — Senior captain Sarah Broderick won two events for the Hillies (5-1-1), the 50- and 100-meter freestyle, while freshman Michaela Sliney won the 1-meter diving and 100-meter breaststroke.
Bourne 3, Falmouth 0 — The Canalmen clinched their 19th consecutive ticket to the state tournament after junior middle hitter Chelsea Doucette delivered 22 service points and seven kills in the straight-set win (25-14, 25-11, 25-12). Samantha Fasoli (16 service points, 8 digs), Colleen Brady (11 kills, 10 digs) and Shelby Corsano's (28 assists, 10 digs) combined effort led to the victory.
Lynnfield 3, Masconomet 0 — Junior middle blocker Hannah Shaievitz notched seven kills and six blocks and senior captain Caroline Shannon added seven kills and 14 digs to lead the Pioneers (10-2).
North Reading 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2 — Junior middle hitter Emily Murray dished out 12 kills for the Hornets (23-25, 25-22, 3-25, 26-24, 15-6).
Millbury 3, Marian 1 — Payton Bruegger had 12 kills and Shanna Hudgin added nine to propel the visiting Woolies (10-2) in Framingham. Millbury's Mickie Machacz had 14 assists. Set scores were 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 25-11.
Fontbonne 3, Austin Prep 0 — Caroline Shea (16 kills) and twin sister Meghan (28 assists) guided the Ducks (7-2) to a straight-set win (25-13, 25-5, 25-17).
Algonquin 3, North Middlesex 1 — Kylie Suitum had seven kills, six digs and three assists as the Tomahawks (9-2, 4-2 Midland A) won by set scores of 25-16, 25-22, 25-27 and 25-11. Hannah Lindgren had 23 digs and two kills, while Catherine Coad piled up seven kills, three digs, an ace and a block. The Patriots (3-7, 1-5) were led by sophomore Kristina Osborne (four kills, two blocks) and junior Sam Jurgilewicz (three kills, six digs).
Franklin 3, Foxborough 0 — Senior setter Shay Feeley notched 28 assists, 4 blocks, 4 kills, and 2 aces to lead the Panthers (7-3).
Stoughton 3, King Philip 0 — Senior Nicole Daniels had 18 kills and four blocks for the Black Knights.
Canton 3, Taunton 0 — Julia Murphy (15 kills, 2 aces) and Avery Devoe (6 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) helped the sixth-ranked Bulldogs (10-0) remain unbeaten.
Doherty 3, Worcester South 1 — Karolyna Lisboa had 13 kills and Kayla Coonan made 12 digs to lift the host Highlanders (5-8, 3-0 Inter-High). Magdalen Trainor added three kills and five digs for Doherty. For the Colonels (6-5, 1-2), Eman Dadoul had five kills and five aces, Annysa Powell had three kills and two digs, and Alex Lin Moldonado had five aces. Set scores were 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22.
Worcester North 3, Burncoat 0 — Nathalie Rodriguez recorded 15 kills and Jen Bui had nine aces to lead the host Polar Bears (8-4, 2-1 Inter-High) past the Patriots (2-9, 0-3) in straight sets, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23.
Bristol-Plymouth 3, Tri-County 2 — Junior Courtney Mosher had 15 kills for the Craftsmen.
Andover 3, Methuen 0 — Senior Liz Wait had 12 kills for the Golden Warriors.
North Andover 3, Chelmsford 1 — Aela Donatio (11 kills, two blocks), Erin Cox (30 assists), and Jillian Boyle (4 aces, 12 service points) led the No. 12 Knights (9-2).
Central Catholic 3, Billerica 0 — Amanda Williams led the Raiders with 10 kills in the victory (25-14, 25-20, 25-17).
Burlington 3, Arlington 0 — Shannon Hanafin (10 kills), Sarah Hood (7 kills, 6 aces), and Maya Russell (7 aces, 11 assists)led the Red Devils.
Westborough 3, Marlborough 0 — Elizabeth Volpe (11 kills) and Julia Arsenault (block, two kills) sparked the host Rangers (9-2, 6-0 Midland A) to a straight-sets victory that qualified Westboro for the districts. Tatiana Freitas played a strong defensive match for the Panthers (5-4, 3-3). Set scores were 25-18, 25-21, 25-15.
Shrewsbury 3, Wachusett 1 — Senior Courtney Kenefick had 28 assists and a kill to power the host Colonials (7-4) past the Mountaineers (7-4), 15-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14. Shrewsbury's Eliza Grip had nine kills, four blocks and two aces, Lauren Pickett had seven kills and three blocks, and Kelsey Riley added seven kills. For the Mountaineers (7-4), Celina Faris had eight kills and four blocks, and Maty Diabate added seven kills.
Middleborough 3, Hanover 1 — Junior Kim Besse had 15 service points for the Sachems.
St. Peter-Marian 3, St. Mary's (Worcester) 0 — Junior Kelley Plourde won six straight service points to tie it, 24-24, in the third set after the visiting Guardians (6-7) trailed the Eagles (4-6) by six on set point. Set scores were 25-16, 25-17 and 28-26.
Hudson 3, Fitchburg 1 — Madi Peralta (eight kills) and Ally Johnson (11 assists, seven aces, two kills) sparked the visiting Hawks (4-3, 4-1 Midland B) to a 14-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23 victory at Fitchburg. Nakeeya Codrington (11 assists, four kills, block) and Jillian Fanelli (13 assists, two aces, two kills) led the Red Raiders (4-6, 2-5).
Ayer Shirley 3, Clinton 0 — Senior captain Clara Watson had 12 service points and six kills to lead the visiting Panthers (6-2, 4-2 Mid-Wach C). Senior Jaileen Ortiz had eight assists and 10 service points for the Gaels (1-9, 0-6). Set scores were 25-14, 25-17, 25-18.
Newton Country Day 3, Bancroft 2 — The host Bulldogs (2-5) fell in five sets by scores of 25-12, 25-27, 16-25, 25-21 and 15-13.