Hollingsworth sparks Lowell lax attack in LC win – Lowell Sun

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Girls Lacrosse
Lowell 17, Lowell Catholic 11
Tess Hollingsworth ratcheted up the offense this Patriots Day.
The junior attack netted a game-high seven goals including the game-winner, as Lowell defeated Lowell Catholic. Senior quad-captain Cate Shanahan was solid posting five goals and adding two assists for the Raiders. Senior quad-captain Casey Mitchell netted a pair while dishing two helpers. Sophomore midfielder Jacqueline Peirce and senior attack Victoria Farley also found the back of the net in the victory. Senior midfielder Alicia Mansaray, along with sophomores Sophomore Aleena Im, Isabella Goncalves and Erin Asselin, anchored the Lowell defense. Goaltender Sara Skaff made 10 saves.
Charlotte Morey mounted a strong counterattack for Lowell Catholic. The senior midfielder scored six goals and added four assists for game-high 10 points. Sophomore midfielder/attack Emma McBournie also powered the offense potting a pair while picking up an assist. The Crusaders offense was complimented by goals from senior captain Anaiyah Rivera, attackers Maddie Hugo and Jacquelin Barton. Catherine Antwi also had two assists. Lowell Catholic got great defensive work from senior defender Morgan Armstrong, sophomores Lily Hugo, Reese Geary and freshman Sofia Pescatore. Sophomore goalie Avery Tucker also played a strong game.
The Crusaders (3-3) play host to Greater Lowell Tech, Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Pelham 17, Laconia 7
Emma Beanland buried seven goals as Pelham peppered Laconia.
Pelham’s offense was paced by Taylor Galgay who garnered five goals in the game, helping her team establish the 10-3 edge at halftime. Kate Burke and Sophia Joncas scored a pair, while Reese Patchen padded the lead with a goal.
Pelham plays host to Milford, Wednesday, April 20.

Central Catholic 11, Bishop Guertin 11
Grace Lydon netted three goals including the game-tying tally with 1.2 second left in the game, as Central Catholic (4-0 MVC, 5-0-1 overall) tied up BG.
Central was fueled by Nicolette Licare’s four-goal game. Trailing 8-7 at halftime, Central rallied the troops. Kerri Finneran sparked the comeback potting a pair, while adding six draw controls. Abby Yfantopulos also cashed in crashing the next for a pair. Goalie Grace Cashman made16 saves in the stalemate.

Baseball

Winchester 6, Tewksbury 5

Tewksbury’s Dylan Paulding provided some pop, but it wasn’t enough as Winchester edged the Redmen (0-4).

Paulding feasted on Winchester pitching going 2-for-3 with a homer run, double and three RBI. He was also hit by a pitch.

Tewksbury got a quality start from pitcher Kodie Legrand, who scattered four hits over five complete innings, fanning 10, walking two and surrendering two runs.

The Redmen (0-4) will host Andover, Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

Lowell 10, Waltham 9

Kiernan Foyle singled in the game-winning RBI as Lowell edged Waltham.

Jayden Villanueva bolstered the Raiders line up with a pair of hits, including a triple and scoring three runs. Joe Auger also came up clutch with a pair of hits including a double. Juan Dussault earned the relief win surrendering just a hit over two innings, holding the opposition scoreless.

Softball
Bishop Guertin 28, Bedford 15
Kennedy FitzSimons earned her wings on Marathon Monday.
The freshman slugger led the Cardinals offense going 5-for-5 with nine RBI and was a home run short of the cycle, as Bishop Guertin beat Bedford in a bonafide slugfest.
BG opened the contest plating three runs in the top of the first, but Bedford answered back scoring eight in the bottom of the frame against senior pitcher Meghan Davey. Junior Bailey Doyle came on in relief in the second and pulled off the win in five innings. The Cards hit consistently through the order, including a three-run home run by senior catcher Ruby Wilson. Senior captains Maddy Bowen and Torey Hart each had four hits.

Pelham 5, Sanborn 3

Freshman centerfielder Bella Furtado made her first varsity hit count knocking in two runs in the third including the game-winner, as Pelham (1-3) powered past Sanborn.

Second baseman Christina Louh drilled a solo home run in the fifth to expand the lead. Brooke Slaton had two hits, and two steals. Rylie Beisang and Shaelyn Hinton were also great on both sides of the ball. Each had an RBI and played outstanding defense. Pelham pitcher Molly Sauer threw the complete game victory, stranding 12 Sanborn baserunners. Pelham plays host to Pembroke, Wednesday, April 19 at 5 p.m.

Portsmouth 9, Alvirne 2

Ty Baker pitched a great game, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it, as Alvirne bowed out to Portsmouth.

Simard remained red hot at the plate for Alvirne.

Boys Track
Alvirne boys do the Sabre dance
Jumping Jack Ashworth-pulled double duty winning both the 110 hurdles (16.24) and the 300 hurdles (42.11), as the Alvirne boys track team put its best foot forward at the Souhegan Sabre Invitational, April 16 in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Ashworth was on top of his game breaking away from Merrimack’s Samuel Epstein (17:04) in the 110, before breezing past Winnacunnet’s Calvin Duffy (44.46) on the 300.
It was also tough to catch John Crawford this weekend. Crawford took command in the 800 clocking in at 2:06.61. a full second in front of second place finisher Peyton Saltmarch of Winnacunnet (2:07.69). Joining him in the winner’s circle was teammate Nick Marcotte who aced the 1600 (4:45.33). Alvirne’s 4×400 relay team rounded out the first-place frenzy.
Keagan Bowen enjoyed a strong second place showing in the 200, as did Kyle Ferullo in the 400. The 4×100 and 4×800 relay team also took third, respectively

Girls Track
Alvirne girls shine at Sabre Invitational
Molly O’Donnell tied for first in high jump (5-0) and second in the long jump (15-9.75), as the Alvirne girls track team scored high honors at the Souhegan Sabre Invitational, April 16 in Amherst, New Hampshire.
O’Donnell was part of an impressive ensemble that also featured a first-place performance by Bryanna Anderson in the 1600 (6.04.93). Anderson also anchored the 4X800 relay team of Anna Simpson, Paige Boudreau, and Jenny Hebert to victory (10:11.78). Boudreau also checked in third in the 800 (2:32.37). The 4×400 relay team also took third with Simpson, Boudreau, Ava Martin and Jenny Hebert (4:29.31), getting the job done.

Lowell girls makes strides at Ottaviani Invitational
Erin Hattan and Annamaria Mbuyu each made their mark, as the Lowell High girls track team competed at the Haverhill Ottaviani Invitational, April 16.
A sophomore, Hattan won the javelin with a 15-foot personal best throw of 102-11. Her milestone is also seventh best in school history. Hattan capped her afternoon finishing sixth in the discus (92-0). A junior, Mbuyu captured the triple jump with a season best jump 35-10, while placing second in the 100m high hurdles (16.56). Junior Ronnie Jones was second in the shot put (37-4), while sophomore Drea Defreitas was fourth in the freshman-sophomore 200m (29.21). Placing fifth for Lowell were freshman Sabrina Cady (Freshman-Sophomore Mile) and junior Bridget Geary (400m hurdles). Senior Christina Grillakis (800m) and sophomore Quinn Petzold (200m, triple jump) both added sixth places. In the relays, the 4×400 team of Michaela Wilson, Regina Wasaidy, Geary and Petzold finished fourth. The 4×800 squad of Scarlett Prak, Annie Gilman, Grillakis, and Cady was fifth.

Pelham 9, Wilton Regional 0

Trailing 3-1, co-captain Ruby Day utilized her smarts to beat Elizbeth Jacobs at first singles 8-3, as Pelham shutout Wilton Regional 9-0.

Meanwhile, Brooke Contarino courted another big win topping Erin McDonald at second singles 8-1. Contarino played exceptionally well acing serves, while being precise down the line with cross court shot sensibility when it came to attacking the net. Jessica Bevens stopped Madeleine Straw at third singles 8-0. Grace DeSousa defeated Senua Sours at fourth singles 8-1. Corrine Kelly and Rosie Day both won by default 8-0, giving Pelham a comfortable 6-0 cushion Pelham closed the deal with a 3-o run at doubles to complete the sweep.

Boys Tennis

Bedford 9, Bishop Guertin 0

Lucas Mack led the way defeating Dean Liakos at first singles 8-4, as Bedford blanked Bishop Guertin.

Bedford built a comfortable 6-0 cushion in singles action. Logan Mack ground Gavin Bombara at second singles 8-2. Nate Gordon rebuffed Ryan Wallat at third singles 8-4. Richard Black blocked Aditya Prasad at fourth singles 8-1. Abhinav Govindaraju stopped Sean Cairns at fifth singles 8-3. Connor Ward made it work against Will Moynihan at fifth singles 8-3.

It didn’t get any easier in doubles action, with Bedford running the table. Lucas Mack and Nate Gordon leveled Liakos and Bombara 8-2. Logan Mack and Black battled Wallat and Prasad (BG) 8-3. Ware and Ward denied Moynihan and Cairns 8-4, to complete the sweep.

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