LC Squeaks Out Win in Opener
Luke McFadyen had 29 assists in his setting debut to power the Lowell Catholic boys volleyball team to a season-opening 3-2 win over Doherty.
Scores were 25-16, 25-22, 19-25, 23-25, 15-11.
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The Crusaders won the first two sets, lost the next two, and then rebounded to win the fifth one.
Caleb Scott provided 15 kills and 4 blocks. Also starring for LC were Patrick McKenna with 6 aces, 9 kills and 3 blocks, and Sean O’Keefe with 13 aces and 6 kills.
The Indians swept past Malden, 25-13, 25-12, 25-11, while winning their season-opening match.
Timmy Smiligis, Jeff Davis and Ankeet Patel chipped in with 4 kills each.
Will Scott pocketed a pair of goals and Brandon Witherell made 6 saves to fuel the victory for the Tigers.
Chris Berger contributed a goal and 2 assists, while Ben Canfield, Danny Angell and Gavin Bergeron added a goal each.
The Grey Ghosts nipped Chelmsford in a non-league thriller decided in overtime.
Matt Curran led Westford with 2 goals and 2 assists. Jason Bunyon and Matt Sepe added 2 goals and an assist each. Cam Barisano chipped in 2 goals, including the winning tally three minutes into OT.
Adding a goal each for WA were John Alfano and Nick Antes. Craig Tucker made 7 saves.
Chelmsford led 4-2 at halftime.
Jack Frediani paced Lowell’s offense with 4 goals in this non-league loss to Peabody.
Brendan Tighe 2 goals fired in 2 goals, while Owen Goulette and Nick Mandeville potted 1 goal each.
Evan DeFranzo added 1 assist for Lowell (1-1).
Andew Carrabis made 6 saves in goal for the Red Raiders.
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Senior Emily Jussaume led the way with 8 goals and 2 assists as Lowell Catholic topped AMSA in its season opener.
Senior Ali Dresser potted 3 goals and dished our 4 assists, while Caitie Heise tallied 2 goals. Patricia Adesanya, Cassidy Gilbride and Anaiyah Rivera netted 1 goal each.
Morgan Bellavance dished out 1 assist. Abbey Keefe made 8 saves in goal.
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The Vikings dropped their season-opening game in Westford, as Nashoba Tech couldn’t stop Assabet’s Justice Bates, who had 4 goals.
Despite solid offensive efforts from four players, the Tigers were defeated in Shrewsbury.
Lauren Faber, Maddie Hunt, Val Crory and Carrington McLeod all scored 2 goals for Littleton.
KINGSWOOD 7, PELHAM 2
Maddie Ward (K) def. Paige Demmons, 9-8 (7-3 tiebreaker)
Brooke Contarino (P) def. Grace Saunders, 8-3
Emily Carpenter (K) def. Payton Hamlin, 8-4
Danielle Schillerett (K) def. Sasha Burke, 8-3
Anna Mansfield (K) def. Sarra Catizone, 8-4
Hannah Crane (K) def. Rudy Day, 8-2
Demmons & Contarino (P) def. Ward & Saunders, 9-8 (7-3 tiebreaker)
Carpenter & Mansfield (K) def. Hamlin & Burke, 8-4
Schillerett & Gerri Andrew (K) def. Catizone & Day, 8-4
Records: Pelham 0-1, Kingswood 1-0.