Towle, Wile Fill Up Opponents’ Cages
Senior forward Brooke Towle registered a hat trick to power the Groton-Dunstable field hockey team to a 5-2 victory over Holy Name during a Division 1 Central first-round clash Wednesday.
In other field hockey action, Wilmington nipped Pentucket, 2-1, and Littleton shut out Leicester, 5-0.
Division 1 Central
Holy Name 2
Sophomore Noelle St. Germain and junior midfielder Rachel Romich tallied a goal apiece for the ninth-seeded Crusaders (10-9).
Romich dished out two assists to oust No. 8 Holy Name (7-8-2). Groton-Dunstable advances to play at Nashoba Regional on Friday at 3 p.m. in a quarterfinal in Bolton.
Division 2 Central
Senior forward Meaghan Wile enjoyed a day to remember with a four-goal outburst to power the Tigers.
No. 3 Littleton (16-2-1) also received a goal from Lydia Stormwind. Kerri Bolivar picked up two assists, while Lily Watson and Valerie Crory also earned assists. The Tigers will host Sutton on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Division 2 North
Twelve-seeded Tewksbury played fifth-seeded Marblehead evenly, but the hosts captured the state tournament win in overtime.
Goaltender Riley Cote was superb for the Redmen (8-9-2). Marblehead advances with a 14-3-1 record.
Host Wilmington played strong, allowing only a late goal, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Senior forward Jillian Miele opened the scoring in the second half when she scored off a penalty stroke. Senior Danielle Silva then lifted the sixth-seeded Wildcats (12-4-3) to a 2-0 lead.
No. 11 Pentucket (8-6-5) scored late.
The Wildcats advance to play at Gloucester on Saturday at 4 p.m.
WRENTHAM -- Ryan Smith of Shawsheen was second in the Division 1 race and Nashoba Tech’s James Kimball took second in the Division 2 race at the State Vocational Schools Cross Country Championships on Wednesday.
Smith crossed in 17:19, while Kimball finished in 17:56.
Shawsheen Tech finished third as a team with 108 points.
In Division 1, Allan Mukundi of Greater Lowell placed fourth in 17:27, RJ Page of Shawsheen took 11th in 18:16, Gabriel Pena of Greater Lowell ran to 19th in 18:41 and Shawsheen’s Antavious Nordquist claimed 25th in 18:50.
In Division 2, after Kimball the top local runners for Nashoba were Mason St. Pierre (8th, 18:41), Devin Carter (16th, 19:35), Noah Depasacreta (17th, 19:43) and Robert Paris (18th, 19:44).
Kimball sparked Nashoba (56 points) to a second-place finish behind Essex (40).
On the girls side, Shawsheen (65) was second in Division 1 to Blackstone.
The top local runner was Mikaela Kelly of Greater Lowell, who crossed fifth in 21:41. The next four local runners were all from Shawsheen -- Rachel Halas (8th, 22:33), Ivana Wiskey (11th, 22:56), Alex DiPerri (14th, 23:13) and Alesha Talbot (15th, 23:15).
Greater Lowell was seventh as a team.
In Division 2, Nashoba Tech took sixth with 114 points, but Sydney Campano was a standout with a third-place finish in 22:32.
LITTLETON 18, HUDSON 39
(at Hudson, 3.05 miles)
1. Sarah Roffman (L) 19:26; 2. Kaitlyn Roffman (L) 19:29; 3. Jo Feltus (L) 21:18; 4. Camille Sawosik (L) 21:39.
Records: Littleton 8-0, Hudson 4-7.
HUDSON 16, LITTLETON 45
(at Hudson, 3.05 miles)
5. Elias Boone (L) 17:49.
Records: Hudson 8-3, Littleton 2-6.