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Andrew Fichera continued his strong freshman season by scoring twice as Salem beat Spaulding 3-2.
Harley Chute scored her third goal of the season on a penalty kick with about 20 minutes remaining to lead Salem girls soccer to its first. The Blue Devils downed winless Spaulding 1-0. Lissa Perry posted the shutout.
Streak ends at 43
Acton-Boxboro nipped Andover 95-91, to snap the Golden Warriors’ 43-meet win streak. It went down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, but Soojin Kim’s blistering anchor leg wasn’t quite enough and A-B held on 3:47.09-3:48.88. Andover’s last loss was to Chelmsford in 2008 and early that season A-B also beat the Warriors.
Eric Werner had two saves and Jimmy Mansour added another while the Pinkerton defense was its usual tough self. The Astros posted their seventh shutout with a 3-0 victory over Nashua North.
Derek Zahoruiko, Andrew Valdes, Sina Samali and Mike Skarbelis scored and Jeff Warden anchored the defense as North Andover downed Dracut, 4-1, to improve to 12-0.
Alex Nagri scored twice, Courtney Walsh tallied her 10th goal of the year, and Sarah Regan anchored an air-tight defense as unbeaten Central Catholic soccer blanked Billerica 3-0.
With Mikayla Guthrie out for at least a couple weeks with a broken arm, sophomore Abbie Karalis was moved up front with terrific results. She scored all three goals, one on a pretty header from a well-placed Megan McCann corner kick, in a 3-0 North Andover girls soccer win over Dracut.
Hugo Guevarra and Carlos Diego scored in Lawrence’s impressive 2-2 tie with Tewksbury. Christian Tavares stopped 10 shots.
GOSSELIN LEADS WARRIORS
Junior Corrine Gosselin of Lawrence contributed 13 of the 42 kills to lead Merrimack volleyball 3-1 over Saint Anselm. The Warriors have won four straight.
In the only other Merrimack action, the women’s soccer team lost 1-0 in overtime. Nicole Curtis made four saves for the Warriors.