School roundup: Duxbury girls earn Patriot League volleyball title

In just its third year as a varsity program, the Duxbury girls’ volleyball team is a league champion.

The No. 9 Green Dragons (16-0) beat No. 8 North Quincy, 3-1, at home on Thursday afternoon to clinch the Patriot League title.

“It’s fantastic,” said Duxbury coach Pam Thomas. “This is a really big accomplishment for the girls.”


Duxbury won, 25-22, 25-16, 18-25, 25-12.

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Junior libero Samantha Chaisson led the Dragons with 18 digs. Junior outside hitter Mackenzie Bright had nine kills and four aces and Molly Quilty added six blocks and four kills.

The Red Raiders (14-2) won the third set to avoid the sweep.

“We really lost our focus in the third game,” Thomas said.

But the Dragons returned to form in Game 4, serving strong and gaining the size advantage at the net to secure the win.


Thomas attributed Duxbury’s success to the seniors and juniors who have been in the program since it began three years ago.

“It’s a very good team,” Thomas said. “They jell very well and they never give up. They’ve been through a lot and it’s time to have some fun.”

Brookline 3, Braintree 0 — Senior Lisa Tarasyuk (12 kills) and junior Nica Kovalcik (11 kills) led the No. 4 Warriors (12-0) to a sweep.

Bishop Fenwick 3, Matignon 0 — Senior Kate Lipka had 15 kills and four blocks for the Crusaders (13-1).

Cathedral 3, Cristo Rey 0 — Senior Dominique White recorded 10 aces and eight kills and junior Jaida Lightford added 10 kills en route to a win for the Panthers (6-11).


Newton North 3, Weymouth 0 — Senior Alana King had 15 kills and junior setter Tess Simmons had 33 assists for the Tigers (11-2).

Bishop Feehan 3, Mansfield 1 — Senior outside hitter Kiley O'Donnell (20 kills, 12 digs) and senior setter Ann Kaczowka (37 assists, 3 aces) led the Shamrocks (12-3).

Field hockey

Beverly 6, Marblehead 0 — Senior Nicole Woods (two goals, one assist) led the Panthers (13-1).

Newton North 2, Brookline 0 — Sophomore Amanda Smith and senior Hannah Jang scored for the visiting Tigers (7-5-1).

Oliver Ames 1, Stoughton 0 — Missy Krim scored the lone goal for the No. 15 Tigers.

Girls’ swimming

Needham 102, Newton North 84 — The Rockets (6-2) swept the top three spots in the 100-yard butterfly and earned the top two times in the 200-yard freestyle.

Boys’ soccer

Randolph 1, Quincy 0Sophomore striker Sadraque Ferraz scored on a penalty kick for his 20th goal of the season. Ferraz has scored 43 goals in two seasons and is four goals away from the Randolph record. Junior Alex Cursado notched his fourth shutout of the season for the Blue Devils (8-5-1).

North Andover 3, Dracut 1 — Senior forward Michael Skardelis scored two goals to break the 15-0 Knights’ scoring record with 59 career goals.

Girls’ soccer

Bishop Feehan 5, Martha’s Vineyard 0 — Senior Ally Luongo had two goals and two assists as the Shamrocks (12-2-2) clinched the Eastern Athletic Conference championship.

Needham 6, Framingham 1 — Senior captain Kira Oberle scored a hat trick for the Rockets (7-1-6).

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