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November 1, 2012

Final score

Perfect finish

Lauren Murtagh recorded 18 assists and both Azita Bakhtyari and Lauren Gibson had eight kills as Andover swept Methuen in girls volleyball to finish the regular season 20-0.

Best since 2003

Haverhill’s girls volleyball team wrapped up its best regular season since 2003 with a sweep of Lowell. The MVC Div. 2 champs, who got strong games at the net from Haley DeRoche and Abigail Sonuga, improved to 14-4.

Second-half surge

Ronald Ried, Michael Buraczynski and Olof Lindhe all scored second-half goals as top-seeded Merrimack men’s soccer won 3-1 over eighth-seeded AIC in the Northeast-10 quarterfinals.

Merrimack (13-2-2) tied a program record by extending its unbeaten streak to 12 consecutive games and advanced to the semifinal round where it will host fifth-seeded Franklin Pierce tomorrow.

Overtime heroics

After neither team scored during regulation or the first 7 minutes of overtime, sophomore forward Katie Bresciani received a long pass and scored on a breakaway, leading fourth-seeded Merrimack women’s soccer 1-0 over fifth-seeded Franklin Pierce in the Northeast-10 quarterfinals.

The Warriors (11-7-1) advanced to the semifinals and will face either top-seeded AIC or No. 8 Adelphi.

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