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Brett Anderson, Tyngsboro High boys lacrosse team roll by Lunenburg

Tyngsboro’s Jake Michaud, left, moves the ball down the field as Lunenburg’s Logan Martin defends in boys lacrosse action. (James Thomas photo)

Senior Brett Anderson collected two goals, six assists and one faceoff win to lead the Tyngsboro High boys lacrosse team to a dominant 16-4 victory over Lunenburg in a Mid-Wach battle Wednesday in Tyngsboro.

Junior Jake O’Brien found the back of the net four times and had nine faceoff wins for the Tigers. Junior Luke Teta and senior Jack Michaud each scored three goals, adding three assists. Sophomore Joey Salerno scored two goals.

Junior Sean Mullin (4 assists) and senior Patrick Casey scored once. Sophomore Nicholas Palumbo turned away six shots.

Billerica 12, Chelmsford 5: Steven Gentile and Caden Canney powered the Indians to the MVC victory on Tuesday in a battle of old rivals.

Gentile was an offensive force, while Caden Canney led the defensive effort. Freshman pole Danny Kinsella earned the game ball after playing well in his first start.

Girls Lacrosse

Pelham 14, Kearsarge 8: The Pythons broke out to a 9-5 lead at halftime and extended their lead in the second half.

Ella DeSimone was immense with seven goals. Kate Burke recorded a hat trick, while Sophia Joncas and Mackenzie Comtois each scored two goals for Pelham (6-2). Addie Breault made twelve saves.

Campbell 9, Alvirne 8: The Broncos suffered a tough loss in double overtime despite a five-goal performance from Jon Santana.

Cedrik Beaulieu played a solid game with two goals and two assists. Ryan Tobin added a goal. Ayden Kelly was great in goal with thirteen saves. Defensive highlights included Sam Fortin, Cam Drohan and Aiden Malloy.

Dracut 6, Shawsheen 4: In a hard-fought non-league battle, Dracut kept the Rams at bay.

Cera Salter and Fiona Rexford each scored two goals for Shawsheen Tech. Mia Vacha was solid in net with seven saves. Natalia Pitta and Alexis Fox played airtight defense for the Rams.

Boys volleyball

LC3, Whittier2: Lowell Catholic received an impressive performance from Maddox Nguyen to earn a tough CAC victory.

The scores were 23-25, 25-12, 21-25, 25-14, 15-5. Nguyen led the Crusaders with five aces and 39 assists. At the net, Matteo Wright and Matty Bellerose collected 16 and 14 kills, respectively. Zach Gray with four digs and Aren Lyttle with five blocks also starred.

Newton South 3, WA 0: Westford Academy fell on the road in a Dual County League match, 25-18, 26-24, 25-22.

Chelmsford 3, Haverhill 0: Strong efforts in net from Royce Roxas and Ridty Tauch lifted the Lions to a solid MVC win.

Roxas and Tauch both collected 10 kills as Chelmsford suppressed Haverhill. Liam Quinn also had fine all-around matches with seven kills, seven aces and seven digs, and Josiah Russell with six kills and three blocks.

Central 3, Gr. Laurens 1: In a non-league match, Central Catholic took a 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 27-25 victory.

For Central (7-7), Deryl Atem was strong at the net with 20 kills and three blocks. Michael Nguyen dished out 41 assists, while Jaithian Medina collected 17 digs and Owen Fulks contributed 11 service points.

Lawrence 3, Dracut 1: Britton Scott had a fantastic all-round game for the Middies in the MVC setback. The scores were 25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21.

Scott paced the Middies with 12 kills, five blocks and five service points. Audom Mok was solid with nine kills, six digs and three aces. Tristan Sou contributed 20 assists, 14 service points, four blocks and seven digs. Defensively, Jacob Louk was a standout.

Lowell 3, Andover 0: The Red Raiders stayed in the hunt for the MVC title with an impressive victory over a strong Andover team.

Host Lowell won the first set 25-19, rallied to win the second and then closed the sweep with a 25-16 victory.


Central champions: Central Catholic’s girls defeated Lowell, 89-56, and North Andover, 91-54, to remain undefeated (5-0) for the regular season and capture the MVC Large School championship.

Lowell splits: The Red Raider girls fell to Central 89-56, but defeated North Andover 76-69, capping off a strong 4-1 regular season at North Andover.

Senior Britney Ogiegor had an excellent race for Lowell, winning the 100-meter high hurdles (15.81 seconds), the 200 (26.33) and joining Scarlett Prak, Sabrina Cady and Anna Samel on the 4x400m relay team that triumphed in 4:08.03.

Senior Drea Defreitas also had a strong performance with a win in the 100 (13.01) and the long jump (17-5.25), while taking second in the triple jump (35-4.5).

Rams sweep: Shawsheen Tech’s teams defeated Whittier Tech in CAC action. The boys were winners 96-39, while the girls prevailed 70-64.

Uniform track: Dracut High will host the Unified Track sectional meet on Thursday. The event starts at 2 p.m. with an opening ceremony.

Boys play tennis

Derryfield 9, BG 0: Bishop Guertin came across a buzz saw during an NHIAA action. The only players who managed to steal a match for the Cardinals were their top three singles players, Jack Kostansek, Evan Deyak and Max Moynihan, as Derryfield put on a clinic.

College football

Lester honored: The Endicott Athletics & Recreation Department recently announced the award winners for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Receiving Male Athlete of the Year honors was Tewksbury native Justyn Lester, a senior member of the football team. Lester shared top honors with men’s hockey player Andrew Kurapov.

Lester, a 6-2, 280-pound offensive lineman, played at Tewksbury High before taking his talents to the Beverly school. He enjoyed a stellar 2023 campaign. After the season, he was named to the Associated Press (AP) All-America Second Team, the All-America Third Team Offense and the All-Region I First Team.

College softball

UML increases: Junior Trinadey Santiago (Cheshire, Conn.) crushed her third home run in the last four games in the sixth inning to propel No. 5 seed UMass Lowell to a 4-2 win against No. 4 UMBC in the first round of the America East Championship in Orono, Maine.

Santiago added a run and two RBI for the River Hawks (15-27). Senior Elizabeth Fredrick (Sunapee, NH) had a hit with two runs scored, while junior Emily Tow (North Kingstown, RI) added a double and RBI. Senior Morgan Fisher (Glassboro, NJ) doubled to end River Hawk’s at bat.

Graduate student Ryley White (Wareham) took over the circle for the first-round matchup and pitched a complete-game win with eight strikeouts.

The River Hawks will now take on top-seeded UAlbany on Thursday at 11 a.m

Tyngsboro's Jake Michaud shoots and scores while Jake Zyvojinovic defends for Lunenburg.  Tyngsboro posted a 16-4 win at home.  (James Thomas photo)
Tyngsboro’s Jake Michaud shoots and scores while Jake Zyvojinovic defends for Lunenburg. Tyngsboro posted a 16-4 win at home. (James Thomas photo)
Tyngsboro's Dylan Preston, left, is pressured by Lunenburg's Jake Waldron, center, and Tyler Fortier during boys lacrosse action Wednesday.  (James Thomas photo)
Tyngsboro’s Dylan Preston, left, is pressured by Lunenburg’s Jake Waldron, center, and Tyler Fortier during boys lacrosse action Wednesday. (James Thomas photo)