Tewksbury 2, Lowell 1
The Tewksbury High girls soccer team needed a lift and got it from their top players.
The Redmen have been scuffling along in the early part of the season, unable to gather any real momentum. They may have turned the corner Tuesday with a gutsy 2-1 win over Lowell High at the Livingston Street fields.
Nicole Chaet scored twice in the first six minutes of the game for Tewksbury, assisted both times by Kelly Quigley.
But Lowell battled back, cutting the lead to 2-1 with a goal two minutes into the second half. The Raiders pressed the advantage and kept the Redmen back on their heels much of the last 10 minutes of the game. But Tewksbury keeper Rebecca Davies, backed by a solid defensive corps, held Lowell at bay.
Tewksbury 3, Wilmington 1
After struggling early in the year, the Tewksbury High girls volleyball team clawed its way back to .500 with a three sets to one win over neighboring rival Wilmington High.
Game scores were 25-15, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-21.
Senior Kelli Sugrue led the way again for the Redmen (4-4). Sugrue had three blocks and 10 kills. Tiffany Marsh played another strong game, recording 13 digs and Jen Ianacci chipped in with five kills and three blocks.
Lowell 6, Tewksbury 2
Tewksbury 8, Lawrence 0
(Editor's note: The following information was provided by TMHS golf Coach Jim Sullivan.)
Tewksbury Winners: Ryan Muise, Eric Hunter, Zach Strahan, Sean Thomann, Chris Paquette, Brandon Evangelista, Jack Cash and Ryan Meade.
This was a great opportunity for us to be able to get some guys in matches and get them experience. All of our guys went out there and took care of their matches and were able to win them.
It's a great day for us to get out there together and everyone to be able to contribute to the teams overall success on the season. We are really happy for seniors like Chris Paquette and Sean Thomann who haven't seen a lot of match play this season but are able to go out and play well when called upon.
Also the younger guys like Brandon Evangelista, Jack Cash, and Ryan Meade who have been working hard and playing in JV matches went out and played well also, gaining much needed experience for the future. The Reedmen now stand at 8-3 overall on the season and are 5-3 in the Merrimack Valley Conference.
The week continues today with another road match against North Andover at North Andover Country Club. This is a rematch of last weeks upset over the Scarlet Knights at Trull Brook. Being on the road, at a foreign course that no one has played will certainly be a challenge against a very good North Andover team who presently stands at 7-1-2.
The Redmen look to get to the nine-win mark today for the first time in several years for the Tewksbury golf program.