G-D Field Hockey Makes Tourney
The Groton-Dunstable Regional High field hockey team started play in the MIAA Central Mass. Division 1 Tournament on Wednesday.
The game was after press time for the Voice, as were the MIAA soccer pairings that were due out on Wednesday with several teams in the mix.
G-D was seeded ninth in the division and was scheduled to travel for a game against eighth-seeded Holy Name in the first round. No other local teams made the field hockey brackets.
In MIAA volleyball,
North Middlesex 1
Nashoba Reg. 1
The Patriots earned the tie Saturday thanks to a goal by Julia Cappelini. Riley Pateneaude assisted on the North Middlesex tally.
North Middlesex 1
Ali Iacaboni scored the lone goal for Leominster (7-9-2), assisted by Grace Adams. North Middlesex’s (6-8-4) goal was scored by Grace Goudreau
Senior Makenna Hunt had 2 goals and an assist for Tyngsboro (14-2-1). With 27 goals on the season, she now owns the program’s single-season scoring record and also the program’s career point record (72).
Molly McHugh also scored for the Tigers. Charlotte O’Hayre had an assist.
Natalie Brown scored early in the first half to set the tone for Nashoba, which wraps up the regular season with a 16-0-2 record. After Groton-Dunstable (9-9) tied things up with a Noelle St. Germain tally, Nashoba answered with a penalty-corner goal by Jane Bonazzoli, assisted by Natalie Brown, 46 seconds later.
The visiting Crusaders beat host Chelmsford on Friday by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-23.
Lily Blodgett had 11 kills and six blocks, Brecken Gingras-Jodice provided five aces and Peter White added 16 digs for Groton-Dunstable.
North Middlesex 3
Sarah Ward (7 aces, 4 kills) and Paige Engler (ace, 3 kills) led North Middlesex in the sweep. Set scores were 25-10, 25-10 and 25-13.
Nashoba Reg. 2
Anne Madden was superb in goal, making 17 saves, but the Crusaders came up a little short.
G-D’s goal came off the stick of Noelle St. Germain, assisted by Hannah Barnes.
BOYS SOCCER Littleton 1
Ayer Shirley 0
Littleton controlled the game throughout, thanks in large part to defenders Zash Susser and Ben Canfield.
Brian Provost slotted the winner for the Tigers. Tyler Prioux played well in the midfield.