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Boys and girls hockey teams tumble vs. Lincoln-Sudbury.
Tewksbury 32, Haverhill 30
The Redmen won a thriller over the Hillies, with the meet coming down to the final match of the day at 285 with Tewksbury's David Morris taking on Haverhill's Matt Haskell.
The two big men kept the crowd on the edge of their seats through three periods, with Morris pulling out a heart-stopping 10-9 victory to give the Redmen the meet victory.
Other winners for Tewksbury included: Mike McAteer at 106 by forefeit, Joe Burger at 145 by pinfall, Broc Dokos at 170 by pinfall (1st period), Tim Martel at 182 by pinfall in overtime and Dan Donovan at 195 by forfeit.
Lincoln-Sudbury 4, Tewksbury 2
Monday won't be able to come soon enough for the Tewksbury High boys hockey team. The Redmen squandered several opportunities and gave up a pair of shorthanded goals in a 4-2 loss to Lincoln-Sundbury goals on Wednesday in Marlboro.
The loss dropped Tewksbury to 7-2-1 on the year and ended their unbeaten streak at eight games.
With the game scoreless midway through the second period, the Redmen went on the power play looking to break on top. What happened was almost unthinkable, as the Warriors, ranked No. 23 in the ESPN.com Massachusetts high School rankings, scored a pair of shorthanded goals in less than a minute to take a 2-0 lead.
The lead went to 3-0 early in the third period, before Tewksbury mounted a furious comeback. Shannon Alukonis put the redmen on the board with just over eight minutes to play in the game. Ryan Petti followed with a shorthanded goal of his own a few minutes later on a feed from brother Derek.
Tewksbury stormed the net in the final minutes, pulling goalie Kyle Paquette for the extra attacker. But an empty-net goal by Lincoln-Sudbury with 14 seconds left put the game away.
These same two teams meet Monday in a rematch. But this time the Redmen will have the home ice edge at the Breakaway Ice Center.
Lincoln-Sudbury 4, Tewksbury-Methuen 3
The Rangers were poised for their second straight win, leading 2-1 entering the third period. But the Warriors rallied and pulled out a 4-3 win on Wednesday.
Amanda Conway again paced the Red Rangers' offense with a hat trick. Catherine McVey and Riley Cote also had strong games.
Goalie Taylor Lirakis played well again in net, with 46 saves.