Lowell volleyball’s Joseph blocks out Billerica – Lowell Sun
Middle hitter Ceazar Joseph seized the day registering 11 kills and 13 blocks, as the Lowell High volleyball team (13-1) beat Billerica 3-1, Friday afternoon.
Taking their first match 25-23, the Raider had to rebound after dropping the rematch 28-26. Lowell regained its footing, however, taking the next two matches 25-13, 25-9, to earn the win. Setter Alex Chau dished a team-high 29 assists. Tevin Lout levied 12 kills and 11 digs, while Kythan Ses connected on 10 kills, completing the comeback.
Billerica was guided by Aiden Le (18 assists, five service points), Ankush Patel (nine kills, two blocks) and Ethan Cliff (seven kills, 13 service points). Bobby Kinsella also provided great defense for the Indians. Lowell travels to Chelmsford on Monday.
Westford 3, Waltham 0
Outside hitter Jake Aylward had 12 kills, an ace and a block, as Westford dispatched Waltham on the road.
The Ghosts were on top of their game winning in straight sets 25-9, 25-19, 25-11. Middle hitter Matthew Zegowitz was a constant threat earning eight kills and three blocks.
Methuen 3, Central Catholic 0
Keith Shaheen scored 17 service points and 12 digs, but Central (3-12) lost to Metheun.
The Crusaders were swept in some tight-fisted matches 26-24, 26-25, 25-18. Ryan McShan registered 15 kills and eight blocks. Michael Nguyen had 28 assists. Tyler Kirby collected three aces.
Billerica 6, Chelmsford 5
Paige Murphy potted a pair of goals, as Billerica (7-3 MVC, 10-3 overall) bumped off Chelmsford.
The Indians held a 4-1 lead at halftime, paced by some clutch goals by Giovanna Gulinello, Audrey Toce and Sara MacLeod (two goals).. Maddy Vacaro connected with two assists, with Julia Trainor also picking up a helper. Goalie Katelyn D’Agostino made nine saves for the win.
Chelmsford was spearheaded Maggie Loeber’s three-goal game. Julia Pitts also netted a goal and added an assist, marking her first points of the season after being sidelined with an ACL injury. Olivia Hall rounded out the scoring for the Lions. Amelia Kelley had two assists. Madeline Dumbar made eight saves in the loss.
Bishop Guertin 9, Nashua South 1
Sophomore Michaella Bowen launched a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth as Bishop Guertin beat Nashua South 9-1.
Freshman Bella Nutting pitched a complete game three-hitter for the Cardinals, walking two, while fanning one. Nutting also helped her own cause at the plate going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Seniors Meghan Davey and Maddy Bowen also had two hits for the home team.
Hollis 16, Pelham 8
Brooke Slaton slammed an RBI double and scored a run, as Pelham (2-11) fell to Hollis (7-3)
The Pythons came out swinging making solid contact the entire game. Rylie Beisang laced two hits, including an RBI double. Shaelyn Hinton hammered a pair of hits and scoring two runs. Molly Sauer added a double and an RBI. Emily Roscoe (hit, two runs), Nicole Shanteler (RBI) and Bella Furtado (RBI) were also constant threats at the plate
Senior captain Christina Louh showcased her slick fielding at second making several diving plays. Her sheer determination was evident as she left the field covered in infield clay from head to toe.
Pelham heads to at Hollis-Brookline at Rivier University, Monday at 6 p.m.
North Andover 3, Central Catholic 2
Third singles Ryan Melesky defeated Luke Ramos in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 10-8, but it still wasn’t enough as North Andover edged Central.
The Crusaders Zach Channen shined at first singles besting Ben Polonsky 6-3, 6-4, setting his team in motion. The Knights managed to turn things around, however, after Renzo Mastraneglo pounced on Arnav Lele at second singles 6-3, 7-5. North Andover swept in doubles action. Top tandem Ben Abbott and Matt Morrissey upended James Diamantis and Jack Makiej 6-4, 6-3. Chris Noroian and Robbie Winfield denied Owen McQuaid and Luca Beltrandi at second doubles 6-0, 6-4, securing the win.
Tyngsboro 3, Leominster 2
Jake Sheridan denied Dan Simons at first singles 6-2, 6-3, as Tyngsboro (4-7) knocked off Leominster 90-12).
The Tigers first singles unit of Ian Barton and George Tyros clipped Chris Beaulac and Andreus Shultz 6-3, 6-0. The second doubles team of Trey Hartigan and Jeremy Hudon were also triumphant topping Nick Carboni and Brody Lanney 6-1, 6-2. Leominster’s Casey Carlin stopped Sal Miele at second singles 6-2, 7-6 (7-1), while Matthew Dietz made things interesting downing Aiden Weed 6-2, 6-4.
Leominster 5, Tyngsboro 0
Arielle Kouadio defeated Sophia Lundberg at first singles 6-0, 6-0, as Tyngsboro (6-2, 9-4) was blanked by Leominster (3-2, 10-3).
Claire Desmarais stopped Lila Kilmon at second singles 6-0, 6-0. Linda Yeboah stumped Jessica Hammerstone at third singles 6-0, 6-1. Isabella Nevard and Victoria Miele got past Mia Kilmon and Ginelle Cote at first doubles 6-3, 6-3. Gina Iacoboni and Kaitlyn Perrault seal the shutout at second doubles downing Kayla Moro and Shea Clasby 6-0, 6-0.
North Andover 3, Central Catholic 2
Tika Roy took down Meg Washburn at first singles 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, as North Andover nudged Central (4-5).
Central appeared ready to play in singles action. Meg Malolepszy closed out Callie Dias at second singles 6-0, 6-4, with Kaya Asmar pulling a similar feat at third singles against Skylar Holland 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). North Andover responded sweeping the doubles round.
First doubles Leah Tenabaum and Jocelyn Jankowski defeated Alessandra Sacchetti and Alana Shanahan 6-1, 6-4, before second doubles unit Sophie You and Alekhya Paripolly closed the court on Grace Blanchette and Shelagh Murphy 6-1, 6-1.
Tewksbury 4 Lawrence 1
Chloe Burns hit Jadeyn Him with a second single loss 6-2, 6-0, as Tewksbury trumped Lawrence.
Renuka Late led the Redmen stunning Shanale Then at first singles 6-0, 6-1. Ceceila Ho and Darya Mehrabani sealed the victory ousting Ashley Nivar and Jenna Donnelly at first doubles 6-2, 6-0. Natalie Nguyen and Fiona Ho also surpassed Stay Barthomieux and Mar Cedeno at seconds singles 6-1, 6-0.
Quetazaly Paz picked up the lone Lawrence win getting the drop on Ada Nicodemus at third singles 6-4, 7-5.
Tewksbury 7, Billerica 2
Senior Captain Mike Sibert went 4-for-4 with a triple in a losing cause for Billerica.
Tewksbury 7, Billerica 1
Dylan Paulding drilled a two-run home run, as Tewksbury (5-9) beat Billerica.
Offensively Aiden Corgan went 3 for 3 including a walk and an RBI. Michael Sullivan and Ben O’Keefe laced a pair of doubles, with Kodie Legrand and Philip Lombardi also recording hits. Winning pitcher Drew Nestor scattered five hits and an earned run over five frames, fanning five. Zach Russo provided two good innings of relief, punching out three.
The Redmen will host Haverhill on Monday, May 16.
Lowell’s Geary sets record at Twilight Invitational
Junior Bridget Geary won the 400m hurdles setting a new junior class record of 1:07.47, as the Lowell girls track team competed at the MSTCA Coaches Twilight Invitational at Foxboro High School.
Classmate Ronnie Jones was named Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet for placing second in both the shot put and the discus. Junior Annamaria Mbuyu finished second in the triple jump and third in the 100m high hurdles. Senior Becca Cady captured second place in the 200m. In the relays, the 4×800 of junior Annie Gilman, sophomores Serena Nguyen, Scarlett Prak, and freshman Sabrina Cady placed second. The 4×4 of Geary, sophomore Quinn Petzold, senior Christina Grillakis, and Becca Cady finished fourth.
Lowell returns to action on May 21st at the MVC Championship in Chelmsford.