School roundup: Andover volleyball back in sectional final

After dropping a set to North Andover, Andover’s junior setter Azita Bakhtyari (37 assists, six kills) remembered the words of girls’ volleyball coach George Sullivan: “It’s not how you fall, but how you come back up.”

His words guided the Golden Warriors as they battled to earn a 25-19, 25-27, 25-16, 25-12 win over host North Andover in a Division 1 North semifinal Thursday night. Andover will face Haverhill in the Division 1 North final Saturday at 6 p.m. at Lawrence High.

The Golden Warriors took a solid lead in the fourth set, 18-6, after four service aces from senior Addison Kennedy. Senior middle hitter Rachel Schnakenberg (15 kills) had a pair of hits — before and after a North Andover timeout — to settle the score at 25-12.


Bakhtyari’s quick wit shined in the third set as her fake tips started and ended the set, 25-16.

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“She’s very intelligent,” Sullivan said. “Last year she shared in setting but she’s doing it all by herself. She’s a real student of the game.”

Golden Warriors sophomore Wyllie Boughton dished out 14 hits, accompanied by junior Amy Stankiewicz’s three service aces. Sophomore Madelyn Reppucci also landed a solo block

Division 2 North

Melrose 3, Bedford 0 — The Red Raiders advanced to their 11th consecutive final.

Division 3 North

Lynnfield 3, Mystic Valley 1 — Pioneers senior Kelly Corcoran tallied 17 digs and 10 kills, and junior teammate Emma Mancini contributed 17 digs and 13 kills.


Pomfret 3, Marianapolis 0 — Senior Verena Rojas had 12 assists, 3 kills and 2 blocks, but the Knights fell at home, 25-15, 25-8, 25-17.

Division 1 Central/West

Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Algonquin 2 — Caroline Gerulskis had 14 kills, 7 blocks and 2 assists as the top-seeded Tomahawks lost in a semifinal contest to No. 4 Lincoln-Sudbury (16-4), 25-16, 19-25, 17-25, 25-10, 15-12.

Boys’ soccer

Division 2 South

Oliver Ames 2, Hingham 1 — The Tigers rallied from a one-goal deficit to defeat the Harbormen in a semifinal contest. Senior Gaston Cetrangolo headed in the winning goal off a free kick from classmate Dave Stapleton midway through the second half. Second-seeded Oliver Ames (14-0-5) secured a ticket to the South final for the first time in program history. They will face No. 13 Walpole Monday at 2 p.m. at Braintree High. The Rebels defeated ninth-seeded Pembroke, 2-0, in the other semifinal.

Division 1 North

Somerville 3, Malden 0 — Senior Thayrone Miranda scored to lead the Highlanders into the final on Saturday.

Division 1 South

Needham 3, BC High 0 — Junior Marco O'Donnell scored and assisted on junior Paul Kondratyev’s goal, as the Rockets advanced to the final on Sunday. Junior captain Aram Ouligian also scored in the second half.


Silver Lake 5, New Bedford 0 — Senior forward Paul Beatty netted a hat trick in the second half to lead the Lakers into Sunday’s final.

Division 4 South

Cohasset 2, West Bridgewater 0 — Senior Joe Buckley and junior Sam Morris scored and junior goalie Patrick Sederle posted his 11th shutout of the season.

Girls’ soccer

Division 1 South

Bishop Feehan 1, Walpole 0 — Brittany Chlebek scored in the second overtime to lift the second-seeded Shamrocks past the 19th-seeded Rebels and into the finals.

Division 2 South

Scituate 1, Sandwich 0 — Erika Badger scored for the top-seeded Sailors.

Division 4 South

Ursuline 1, Rockland 0 — Senior Jill Kamphaus scored the only goal on a feed from Leah Shelbey with just 37 seconds remaining.

East Bridgewater 1, West Bridgewater 0 — Rianna Fasanello scored early in the first half to push the top-seeded Vikings into the finals.


Chelmsford 47, Lawrence 27 — Jack Campsmith threw for 111 yards and 2 TDs and ran 14 times for 169 yards and 3 TDs to carry the Lions (5-4) in a non-playoff game. Jeff D’Auria added 22 carries for 134 yards and 2 TDs. Nelson Valerio threw for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for the Lancers (2-7).

Globe correspondent Greg Joyce contributed. For more scores and highlights, go to