Redmen Roundup: Wrestlers Pinned By Dracut, Hockey Teams Roll On
Conway notches another hat trick in girls hockey win over Newton South.
Dracut 48, Tewksbury 21
The Redmen put up the best fight they could but they were unable to stop the Midshipmen from clinching the MVC D2 championship with a 48-21 win.
There were some highlights for Tewksbury. Tim Martel earned a hard-fought 5-3 overtime win over Dracut's outstanding 182-pounder, Stig McElhinney. Joe Martell earned a pin at 120 in just 1:00. Nick Falcone scored a pinfall win at 138 in 5:05. At 195, Dan Donovan notched a pinfall win in 1:25.
Tewksbury 2, North Andover 1
You can help you win games but you need a veteran presence down the stretch if you want to win championships That's exactly what Derek Petti has provided the Redmen over the second half of the season.
On Wednesday night, he scored twice and added an assist to lift Tewksbury past North Andover, 3-2.
After a scoreless first period, Tewksbury took command with a pair of second period power play goals by Petti and Pat Doherty. Petti's second of the game made it 3-0 in the third period and things seemed well in hand.
But North Andover wasn't finished, scoring a pair of late goals to make things interesting.
Sophomore Kyle Paquette made 22 saves to earn the victory in net. Ryan Petti assisted on all three Redmen goals.
With the win, Tewksbury improved to 11-2-1.
Tewksbury/Methuen 5, Newton South 2
Amanda Conway is setting a scoring mark in the first year of the Tewksbury High girls hockey program that may stand for quite a while.
Conway, still just a sophomore, notched another hat trick to lead Tewksbury/Methuen to a 5-2 win over Newton South. In addition to goals 32, 33 and 34 on the year, Conway added assists on goals by Kelly Blackwell and Haley Golini. Riley Cote and Hayley Sutherland added assists.
Taylor Lirakis had a rare easy night. She was forced to make just 18 saves, as the Red Rangers evened their record at 6-6-3 on the season.