North Reading 124, Tewksbury 112
(Editor's note: Information below on the golf match was submitted by Coach Jim Sullivan.)
In a match that was played in an adjusted Stableford Scoring system, North Reading High School defeated Tewksbury Memorial High School by a score of 124 to 112.
In this format players are awarded points for the following scores; 8 points for an Eagle, 6 points for a Birdie, 4 points for a Par, 2 points for a Bogey, and 1 point for a Double Bogey.
With this format, each player goes out with a partner for their own school and plays alongside two players from the other team as well. Upon completion of the match, the best six scores from each team are used and added together to determine the team total with the team with the highest score winning the match. The scoring breakdown for the Redmen were as follows:
- Tyler Slavin 28 points
- Jeff Giasullo 18 points
- Pat Doherty 17 points
- Eric Hunter 17 points
- Chris Paquette 16 points
- Derek Petti 16 points
- Total 112 points
Scores not used but played in the match, Ryan Muise 14 points, Mike Casey 11 points.
With this win, North Reading qualifies for the Massachusetts Division III North Section Golf Tournament with a current record of 9-7 with two matches to play. With this loss, the Redmen's non-losing streak ends at 11 matches with a record of 10-0-1 over that time.
Tewksbury will be playing in the Division II North Section Tournament next Monday at Far Corners Golf Club, but before that the Redmen have one more non league, stroke play match against Billerica High School on Wednesday at Trull Brook Golf Course. The Redmen will be looking to bounce back on Wednesday with a god performance heading into Thursday's MVC Championships and the following Monday's State Tournament.
The Redmen now stand at 12-4-1 overall on the season.
Tewksbury 3, Lowell 0
The Tewksbury High volleyball team inched closer to the .500 mark, sweeping Lowell High, 3-0. Game scores were 25-18, 25-16, 25-23.
Jen Ianacci continued her hot play at the net for the Redmen. Ianacci had nine kills and four blocks in the victory. Kelli Sugrue provided strong play as well with seven kills, five service points and three key blocks for the Redmen (6-7). Andrea Cuzzupe chipped in with three service and four digs.
Andover 2, Tewksbury 0
The Redmen battled the two-time defending D-1 State champs to a scoreless tie through the first half but couldn't hold off the relentless Andover attack.
Trailing 1-0, Tewksbury had a pair of excellent second half scoring chances but in both cases, shots trickled just wide of the cage.
Despite the loss, the event was a big win for Tewksbury High, as this was the "Play For a Cure" game, with donations being made for cancer research in the name of the late Meaghan McCarthy. McCarthy was a multi-sport Tewksbury athlete who passed away in early 2010 from a brain tumor.
Girls Cross Country
Manhattan Cross Country Invitational
The Tewksbury High girls cross country team participated in the Manhattan Invitational last week at Van Courtlandt Park, placing 16th among 26 teams. Top runners for the Redmen over the 2.5 mile course were:
- Kirsten Dick, 6:40.7, 47th
- Carina Berglund, 16:56.4, 62nd
- Caitlyn Leary, 17:42.7, 92nd
- Olivia Boudreau, 17:50.0, 99th
- Rachel McCabe, 17:58.0, 102nd
- Sam McGouldrick, 18:09.1, 112th
The pack time for the 1-5 TMHS runners was just 78 seconds.
"The best teams get their pack times under a minute. I firmly believe we can do this," said Coach Peter Molloy. "To do this we need to close the gap between #2 & #’s 3,4,5. If we can do this we will be force to reckon with at the state meet – Top 10 is definitely a possibility."
Top runners for the TMHS Junior Varsity were:
- Bridget Blair, 18:28.1, 50th
- Eva Barinelli, 19:14.6, 92nd
- Aly Giles, 19:16.2, 94th
- Grace Canavan, 19:35.3, 101st
- Ann Pastorello, 21:50.1, 167th
Central 18, Tewksbury 43
Dracut 18, Tewksbury 44
In a double dual meet last week, the Redmen fell to both Dracut and Central Catholic to fall to 2-6.
Tewksbury runners held their own through the first two miles of the race. In fact, the competition could have gone either way at that point. However, The Dracut and Central runners were able to gain separation and pull away over the final eight-tenths of a mile.
"The goal was to approach this race as though (we) had every right to win and (we) did just that," said Molloy. "We didn’t finish the race, everyone pretty much fell apart in the last three-quarters of a mile. That is typically the sign of an inexperienced team."
Carina Berglund was the top runner for Tewksbury, followed by Kirsten Dick, Caitlyn Leary, Rachel McCabe and Sam McGouldrick.