Shawsheen’s MacLeod tosses complete game shutout – Lowell Sun

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Baseball

Shawsheen 1, Bedford 0

Aiden MacLeod pitched a complete game shutout as Shawsheen (2-0) beat Bedford 1-0, in non-league action.

A junior fireballer, MacLeod surrendered seven hits, fanning three, while walking none. He threw only 78 pitches in the 90-minute contest, while eliciting 13 ground-ball outs.

“It was a great high school baseball game,” said Shawsheen Coach Brian McCarthy. “(Classic) pitcher’s duel. Both kids threw great. Good baseball and solid defense.”

Shawsheen scored its lone run of the game in the fifth. Senior Jack Glennon got hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. An errant pick-off throw got him in scoring position, before Evan Galanis laid down a bunt moving Glennon to third. Senior Shane Costello lofted a sacrifice fly to deep right scoring Glennon easily. Shawsheen Tech’s defense was stellar, with catcher Brendan Lee calling a great game. Offensively, Ryan Santini had three hits, with Shane Costello, Owen Duggan and Mike Maselli also chipping in.

Groton-Dunstable 13, Marlboro 2

Sophomore Alex Kelly earned the win in his varsity debut, as GD dropped Marlboro in a Mid-Wach B match up.

The game was stopped in the sixth due to a 10-run mercy rule. Isaac Zhang provided plenty of pop going 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Zak Metzger also hit well going 3-for-4 with four RBI.

GD (2-0) travels to North Middlesex, Wednesday, April 13.

Volleyball

Lowell 3, Central Catholic 0

Izaviah Hong made a killing, Friday night. The Lowell outside hitter registered 12 kills in a 3-0 shutout over Central Catholic.

The Raiders rolled in its road trip winning in straight sets 25-18, 25-11, 25-14.

Setter Alex Chau powered the attack dishing 22 assists, feeding a number of teammates. Senior Kython Ses scored eight kills. Sophomore middle Ceazar Joseph also provided a spark adding seven kills and four blocks. Senior Tevin Lout provided strong all-around defense to secure the shutout. Lowell travels to Haverhill on Monday.

Billerica 3, Lawrence 1

Ethan Cliff was in the kill zone, as Billerica bumped off Lawrence for its first win of the season.

Cliff led the Indians attack registering eight kills and nine service points, as Billerica split the first two sets 25-20, 25-27. Ankush Patel pushed the team further over its next two matches with five kills and strong defense, as the Indians advanced 25-15, 25-11, to clinch the victory. Ajay Bijlani provided great defense for the Indians. Aiden Le (eight assists) and Bobby Kinsella (seven assists) fueled the attack.

Lowell Catholic 3, Andover 1

John Nangle scored 11 kills and four blocks, as Lowell Catholic (3-1) knocked off Andover.

Dropping its first set 25-15, the Crusaders stormed back taking the next three sets 25-19, 25-16, 28-26. Hunter Boucher bolstered the offense with 37 assists and three blocks. Patrick Nangle netted seven kills and five blocks. Jake Reuling also recorded 17 digs.

Girls Lacrosse

North Andover 14, Lowell 6

Cate Shanahan scored five goals, and Jackie Peirce added the other, as Lowell fell to North Andover.

The Raiders were bolstered by outstanding defense from Alicia Mansaray, Erin Asselin, Lily Cluff and Jiangly Paulino. Gosalie Sara Skaff made six saves in the loss.

Chelmsford 13, Billerica 3

Maggie Loeber levied four goals as Chelmsford (3-0) beat Billerica (2-1).

Jillian Martin netted the har trick for the Lions, with Amelia Kelley and Olivia Hall each potting a pair and adding an assist.

Ava Balan added a goal and an assist with Tori Apostolakes rounding out the scoring with a goal. Billerica’s Julia Trainor tallied two goals while Sara MacLeod added the other. Trailing 9-2 at halftime, Billerica got big saves from goaltenders Katelyn D’Agostino (eight saves) and Keira Moore (four) in the loss.

Central Catholic 20, Andover 5

Kerri Finneran crashed the net scoring eight goals, as Central Catholic (4-0) crushed Andover

Nicolette Licare fanned the offensive flames netting seven goals, helping Central establish the 13-4 edge at halftime. Abby Yfantopulos found the back of the net three more times, with Grace Lyndon and Kiara Edmunds adding the others.

Boys Lacrosse

Billerica 13, Chelmsford 3

Dom Terrazzano tallied four goals as Billerica clipped Chelmsford.

Conor Doherty and Aidan Gibbons each had three goals. Kam Tremblay netted a goal and added two assists. Jason Martin and Steve Lucozzi also added goals in the victory. Alex Lizotte created havoc all over the field causing eight turnovers, and nine ground balls. Goalie Scottie Einarson earned 15 saves in the win/

Billerica will take on Central Catholic, Tuesday.

Girls Tennis

Tyngsboro 5, West Boylston 0

Sophia Lundberg and Atena Jasim loomed large as Tyngsboro took down West Boylston.

Jasim endured a tough match that was close but ended up winning in a tiebreaker. Lundberg also pulled out all the stops in a come-from-behind effort, before taking the tiebreaker through very cold and windy conditions.

Girls Track

Greater Lowell 86.5, Whittier 49.5

Seniors Tealei Chandonnet, Diana Marquez and Alanis Velez stabilized a relentless drive, as the Greater Lowell girls track team won its first meet of the season with a big decision over Whittier. Newcomers such as sophomore Brielle Hood handled the 400-meter hurdles with effortless ease.

Several freshmen also got to showcase their talents. A total of 34 Greater Lowell freshmen currently comprises the 81 total members in both the girls and girls program.

Clinton 74, Tyngsboro 71

Tyngsboro’s Paige Patnaude pulled out the victory in both the shot put and discus, as the girls track team bowed out to Clinton.

Patnaude highlighted a strong ensemble with key performances throughout the meet. Emma Duarte took first in the two-mile, while scoring second in the mile. Isabella Duarte won the long jump, taking second in the 800m, and third in the triple jump, before capping her afternoon taking first in the 4 x 400m relay. Brylee Betty took top honors in the mile, with a strong second in the two-mile. Natalia Correia took control of the 400m hurdles, while also earning a share of the 4x400m relay win. Emery Gramer garnered the win in the 800m, while adding a winning leg with the 4x400m. Ella Campbell took first in the high jump. Mia Puopolo placed first in the 400m. Olivia Ducharme took third in the Javelin, and 200m.

Littleton’s Kobaly qualifies for Nike Nationals

Littleton sophomore Nora Kobaly punched her ticket the Nike Nationals during her team’s meet with Gardener, Thursday.

The Littleton sophomore threw the javelin 120-feet, qualifying her for the championship heat of the 2022 Nike Nationals and the MIAA Meet of Championships.

Boys Track

Greater Lowell 98, Whittier 34

Junior Lennox Mercado made his mark running the 200 in 24.4, as the Greater Lowell boys track team ran down Whittier for its first win of the season. Seniors Ryan Plowman and Albert Ferreras helped lead the way, Alexis Toste took first in the 400 meter hurdles, and third 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles. Sophomore Orin Futrell demonstrated his versatility, stepping in late for the mile run after running in the two-mile just three events earlier.

Several freshmen also got to showcase their talents. A total of 34 Greater Lowell freshmen currently comprises the 81 total members in both the boys and girls program.

Clinton 98, Tyngsboro 46

Tyngsboro’s Dylan Hunt placed first in the long jump, triple jump, 200m and 400m, as the boys track team lost to Clinton.

Hunt headed a handful of impressive performances from the squad. Max Gregoire garnered the win in the 800m, while taking second in the two-mile. Brian DeSouza took first in the shot put and third in the discus. Colin Riley also ruled winning the two-mile.

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