Boys Cross Country
Tewksbury 18, Haverhill 43
The cross country coaches feel their boys team is primed to make some noise at the state level this year and the Redmen's opening meet did nothing to change that mindset.
Tewksbury romped past Haverhill High, 18-43 on Wednesday in Haverhill. Tewksbury's Corey Thomas and ran away from the field and took the top two spots, covering the 2.9-mile course in 16:11 and 16:12, respectively.
Nick Souza took fourth place for the Redmen in 17:05, followed by teammates Joey Darrigo (17:14) and Mike Famiglietti (17:17).
Girls Cross Country
Haverhill 17, Tewksbury 43
The Tewksbury high girls cross country team stumbled in its first meet of the year, falling to Haverhill, 17-43, on the road.
Carina Berglund was the top runner for the Redmen, placing fourth over the 2.9-mile course in 20:17. Freshman Kristen Dick placed 8th in 21:16, followed by Sam McGouldrick (21:24) and Rachel McCabe (21:31).
Tewksbury 2, Lowell 0
The Redmen remained unbeaten on the young season (1-0-2) and kept her shutout streak going with a 2-0 win over Lowell on Wednesday.
Hayley Sutherland and Ashley Kelly each scored to lead the offense. Nicki DePierro had an assist. Ryan recorded the shutout with six saves.
Tewksbury 5, Methuen 1
The Redmen evened their record at 2-2 on the year (1-1 MVC Small School) with a 5-1 thrashing of Methuen.
paced the Tewksbury offense with a pair of goals. Kylie Sedgwick, Kelly Quigley and Caitlyn Ludka added single goals. For Sedgwick and Ludka, it was their first varsity goals.
Methuen 3, Tewksbury 1
Tewksbury dropped to 1-1 on the season, falling to Methuen, three games to one.
The Redmen came out of the gates strong, led by senior (11 kills, three aces, two blocks) and took the opening game, 25-20.
However, Methuen bounced back and took the second game by the same score. Games 3 and 4 were nail-biters, both coming down to the wire. But in each case, Methuen was able to squeeze out wins in the games (26-24, 27-25) and thus, the match.
Senior Samantha Laferriere also had a strong game for Tewksbury with eight kills. Senior Jen Iannacci chipped in with five kills and four blocks.
Methuen 5, Tewksbury 1
The Redmen dropped to 0-3 on the season with a 5-1 loss to Methuen on Tuesday. Connor MacLean assisted on the only goal of the game for Tewksbury. Kyle Paquette played well on defense for the Redmen.