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Thursday’s School Roundup

Mystic Valley’s Jack Ryan caps lacrosse career in style

Mystic Valley’s Jack Ryan (3) scored three goals in a 10-5 loss to Revere Thursday, tying the state record with 362 career goals in his final game for the Eagles.
Mystic Valley’s Jack Ryan (3) scored three goals in a 10-5 loss to Revere Thursday, tying the state record with 362 career goals in his final game for the Eagles. Josh Reynolds for the Globe

Jack Ryan didn’t waste any time.

Just 1 minute and 17 seconds into his final home game for the Mystic Valley Regional Charter boys’ lacrosse team, the senior midfielder scored from the left side of the crease.

His 57th tally of the season — and 360th of his stellar career — gave Mystic Valley a 1-0 lead over Revere in Malden.

The tournament-bound Patriots answered with an equalizer. Ryan connected again three minutes into the second quarter, making a run between the hash marks for a 2-1 lead.

In a must-win situation, the Mystic Valley never led again.

In the third quarter, Ryan netted the final goal of his high school career, No. 362, tying former Mount Greylock star Mike McCormack (2012-15), now a junior at Middlebury, for the state record, but Mystic Valley lost, 10-5.

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Mystic Valley’s Jack Ryan (3) wrapped up his senior season with 59 goals and 50 assists.
Mystic Valley’s Jack Ryan (3) wrapped up his senior season with 59 goals and 50 assists.Josh Reynolds for the Globe

“It took six years, but it was a lot of hard work,” said Ryan, who tallied 59 goals, along with 50 assists, as a senior.

“I’ve had great teammates and support.”

A six-year varsity player, Ryan broke in with four goals as seventh-grader. He followed with 42 the following season, 77 as a freshman, 88 as a sophomore, and 92a year ago.

“He’s professional and hard-working and thinks of his teammates before himself,” said Mystic Valley coach Marty Horkan.

“Everyone knew he was our first and second option, and he still got all those points.”

Ryan, who is headed to UMass Boston, is one of four seniors on the roster.

“I’ll look back at a lot of great plays,” said Ryan, who called the final defeat disappointing. “A lot of great wins. I’ll miss it here.” He finished with 523 career points.

Revere, which completed a 16-2 regular season behind four goals from senior Eric DiStefano, will be a high seed in the Division 3 North bracket.

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Tri-County 19, Blue Hills 11 — Warriors’ junior Nick Blaney led all scorers with six goals in the losing effort, while Nick LaVerdiere led the Cougars (12-6) to victory with four goals and two assists.

Newton North 15, Newton South 6 — Senior captain Bryce Adam, a Tufts commit, had three goals and two assists to pace the Tigers (14-4).

Boys’ baseball

Marblehead 7, Swampscott 6 — Sophomore pitcher Chris Gally earned the win for the Magicians (10-7).

Boys’ tennis

Old Rochester 4, Dartmouth 1 — Alex Bilodeau won his second singles matchup, 8-0, to help the Bulldogs (18-1) pick up the victory.

Wayland 3, Acton-Boxborough 2 — Senior Charlie Sharton, a Georgetown commit, won the deciding match at first singles (7-5, 6-3) to cap Wayland’s season at 13-2.

Boys’ volleyball

Division 1 North

Latin Academy 3, O'Bryant 0 — The Dragons (8-10) earned their fourth win of the season over O'Bryant, picking up a straight-set sweep for the third time.

Division 1 South

North Quincy 3, Durfee 0 — With the 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 win, the Red Raiders (11-6) just needed the first set win to build for the sweep over the Hilltoppers (7-11). Junior captain Tim Chiu led North Quincy with 11 digs, while sophomore Ilan Valencius tallied 15 kills and five blocks. Junior Alex Pham dished out 36 assists. North Quincy will play top-seeded Needham in the quarterfinals of the MIAA South Division 1 Sectional Tournament.

Girls’ golf

Wellesley 37½, Auburn 16½ — Courtney Prescott shot 48, but the Rockets (4-9) fell to Raiders (17-0) at Pakachoag.

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Girls’ lacrosse

Sharon 9, Bishop Feehan 8 — Alex Rabb scored the winner in overtime for the Eagles (14-4).

Marblehead 17, Danvers 1 — Caroline Driscoll led all scorers with six goals and an assist while Hadley Carlton added five goals for the Magicians (15-2). Amanda Gregory contributed eight assists in the win.

Austin Prep 13, Billerica 12 — Sophomore Sarah Sweeney netted the winning goal with a minute left in the game, while sisters Annie and Ellie Richards scored four goals apiece for the Cougars (16-4).

Cohasset 19, Scituate 5 — Madie Donovan led all scorers with six goals while Elle Hansen (4 goals, 2 assists), Julia Placek (3 goals), Jane Hansen (2 goals, 2 assists) all chipped in offensively in the win for the Skippers.

Norwell 11, Hingham 10— Junior Murphy McDonough tied the game with three seconds left, en route to scoring the game winner in overtime for the Clippers (13-5).

Girls’ tennis

Lynnfield 4, Marblehead 1 — With the help of senior captain Sarah Mezini’s first singles win (6-3, 6-1), the Pioneers (16-1) handed the Magicians (19-1) their first loss of the season.

Plymouth South 5, Silver Lake 0 — Courtney Carroll (6-0, 6-2), Steph Morrow (6-3, 6-3), and Grace Sullivan (6-1, 6-1) all won their singles matchups to help the Panthers (17-3) pick up the sweep.

Hingham 5, Mansfield 0 — Anna Calame swept her second singles match 6-0, 6-0 to help the Harbormen (20-0) finish an undefeated regular season.


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