Brookline rides young guns
When Brookline’s Maya Midzik enters the gym, she commands attention. The 6-foot outside hitter who leads No. 8 Brookline in kills has already verbally committed to play Division 1 volleyball next year at Yale.
But when the Warriors traveled to Natick yesterday, a pair of underclassmen helped deflect some of the attention. Middle hitters Nica Kovalchik (freshman) and Lisa Tarasyuk (sophomore) had eight and 10 kills, respectively, as Brookline won, 3-0.
“They know Maya is coming,’’ said Brookline coach Mike Frank. “But when we play like that, teams have to pay attention to the middles.’’
Brookline (12-1) started slowly, according to Frank, as the Warriors committed 17 unforced errors in the first game before winning, 25-23.
In the second game (25-18), Brookline limited its errors to 13, and in the third (25-15), cut that to 10.
Case 3, Wareham 0 - Megan Armburg had 22 assists for the No. 2 Cardinals.
Holliston 1, Westwood 0 - Andrew Krauss scored his seventh goal to lead the Panthers.
Needham 3, Framingham 2 - Max Steeves recorded a hat trick, with Will Corkery assisting on all three goals, for the 16th-ranked Rockets.
Medford 6, Malden 0 - Sophomore Alessia LaRocca registered a hat trick for the Mustangs.
Walpole 2, Wellesley 0 - Sisters Ella and Abby McMackin scored for the visiting Rebels.