Deloury grand again
Andrew Deloury broke open a close game with a grand slam as part of a six-run sixth inning in Andover’s 14-9 win over North Andover. It came exactly one week after Deloury’s slam against Methuen.
Much closer than shutout
The final score had North Andover girls tennis handing Chelmsford its first loss, 5-0, but the match was far from cut and dried as the shutout score shows. Four of the five matches went to three sets and two of those matches involved tiebreakers.
11 goals too little
Kristy Robertson fired in 11 goals for Haverhill, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Hillies fell to Methuen in a scorefest, 22-21. Ktisti Coutu scored seven goals for Methuen (5-1).
Twin brothers Anibal Henriquez and Jeyson Henriquez each notched 11 kills and a pair of Christians, Christian Mayi and Christian Tavares, each had seven blocks as Lawrence rallied from a two-game deficit to beat Chelmsford 27-29, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13.
Zach Grundy turned in 16 saves and allowed just a single goal as Haverhill bested Methuen 8-1. Matt Serra, Austin Phillips and John Papachriston each scored twice for the Hillies.
In a battle of once-beaten girls lacrosse teams, Pinkerton won a barnburner from North Andover in sudden death, 14-13. Kennedy Daziel, Erin Coutts, Maggie McCarthy and Amanda Szostak all had hat tricks for the Astros. For the Knights Audrey Samuelman returned from a two-week absence with four goals and two assists and Leah Chittick added four goals.
Windham defeated Lebanon 6-0 in softball as Rachel Vafides and Jaime Cleasby combined for 13 strikeouts in the shutout. Michaela Hatem had three hits for the Jaguars (7-2).
First for freshman
Shaking off Chelsea’s initial offensive charge, freshman Olivia Michaud earned her first varsity win as an offense led by sophomore Kasandra Ayala (two-run homer) and senior Desiray Caracoglia (double, two RBIs) delivered her and Greater Lawrence a 14-7 triumph.
Half-dozen for Hillies
Powered by J.T. Ruth (two hits including a double, RBI, run scored) and Dan Burrows (two hits, RBI, run scored), Haverhill erupted for six third-inning runs in a 7-2 win over Methuen. Jonathan Pierce had a double and a run scored for Methuen.
Freshman Ben Crowninshield, facing a senior at third singles, lost the first set 6-2 but stormed back to win 6-4, 6-1 to highlight Methuen’s 4-1 win over Billerica. The young Rangers, with only one senior in the lineup, improved to 3-2.
After losing three straight 3-2 tennis matches to start the year, Pentucket was not about to let another tight one slip away. Behind comeback efforts from Taylor Aulson at third singles as well as the doubles team of Boo Torrisi and Beebe Jackson, the Sachems downed Amesbury, 4-1.
Timberlane’s softball team (9-0) won the battle of unbeatens, whipping Dover 12-3 behind a two-hitter by freshman Kate Hoadley. Caroline Salvaneschi had two of the Owls’ 10 hits, scored twice and made a sensational backward diving catch in center field. Christina Nye also scored twice and made a great catch of her own in left field.
Day of triples
Sanborn had three triples in the six-run sixth inning and four overall in a 9-3 win over Pelham. P.J. Ross had two triples and Elyse Law and Caitlin Catalanotto had one apiece. Catalanotto threw a two-hitter for the win, striking out six, and retired 12 of the last 13 batters.
Billerica scored with five seconds left to beat Central Catholic 11-10. Jenna Palmisano had three goals and Kelly Daigle added two goals and two assists for the Raiders.